Lubbock’s Halloween Happenings

Written By Katherine White

October 16, 2014


Halloween is just around the corner, and we’ve come up with a quick list of Lubbock’s Halloween hot spots! Whether or not you like to be spooked or have a good time just trick-or-treating, here are some options:

At’l Do Farms Corn Maize
This is a great place to bring the whole family during the fall. The Maize is made out of a 12-acre corn field. This year, Atl’ Do Farms also created “The Fairy Tale Trail.” This smaller maize was constructed for families with younger children in mind. Don’t forget about all of the amazing food you can enjoy as well as hayrides, pumpkins and shooting the corn cannon! The maize is open from now until November 15.


Nightmare on 19th Street
The only four-attraction Halloween theme park in West Texas is back now through November 1! If you’re in for a fright, one of the scariest haunted houses in West Texas will be featured! Nightmare on 19th Street has also added a HUGE Vortex tunnel to take you on a spinning trip to Wonderland. While you wait, check out classic movies and even your friends on their 21′ Scream Screen. There will also be a pirate invasion, including a huge crashed pirate ship in the City Of The Lost. Have a fun-filled evening with family and friends with all the attractions this Halloween season at Nightmare on 19th Street.

Tech or Treat
Bring the kids to Texas Tech University for a safe and fun trick-or-treat event on Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 5-9 p.m. The Texas Tech Student Union Building will turn into a carnival with games, booths and prizes to be won. Texas Tech student organizations will also join in on the fun. Don’t forget to come dressed up in your costume!

HOWL-O-WEEN Dog Run/Walk
Bring your four-legged friends, monsters and goblins for this fun run hosted by West Texas Endurance. The HOWL-O-WEEN Dog Run/Walk is on Saturday, Oct. 25. The event will include two different distances including a 1.2 mile run or 4 miles, so there is a course for everyone. The “family friendly,” 1.2 mile course will take you along Canyon Lake 6. For the running enthusiasts, the 4-mile course will go through the City of Lubbock Cemetery (paying tribute to Lubbock’s son, Buddy Holly) and will conclude with a loop around the beautiful Canyon Lake 6. The race start time is to be determined.

Lubbock Pumpkin Trail
Enjoy the pumpkins and fall beauty of the Lubbock Pumpkin Trail from October 16-19. The Lubbock Pumpkin Trail is a community-built trail of lighted jack-o-lanterns set in the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum in Clapp Park. During the day, the trail is a beautiful autumn scene, and at night, the pathway is lit only by jack-o-lanterns.

Spooky Science Carnival                                                                                                    Bring the whole family to the Science Spectrum and enjoy some “spooky, not scary” fun on October 31 from 5-9 p.m. at this year’s Spooky Science Carnival! The Carnival is one of Lubbock’s largest annual Halloween events. The Spooky Science Carnival will include trick-or-treating, carnival style games, a bounce house, spooky science crafts and more! This year, families that bring two cans of food per person to benefit the South Plains Food Bank will receive $1 off their carnival admission. Admission to the carnival is included with a regular museum ticket of $8 for adults and $6.50 for kids (ages 3 to 12) and seniors (ages 60+).

What are your favorite Halloween activities in the “Hub City?”


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