Halloween Roundup: How to find all the best adult costume parties, kids' activities, more
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By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer
Looking for some spooky fun? The next couple of weeks are packed with Halloween fun. Here's a roundup of the biggest and best events.
Through Oct. 30: Maxwell's Country Family Fun & Maze is located at 12908 S. Bell St. and is open 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30. It features more than 80 acres of mazes, games, hayrides and more. Tickets are $14.95 (plus tax) including unlimited rides on the ziplines or $11.95 (plus tax) without. Call 806-373-9600.
Through Nov. 5: Gee Family Farm, located at Loop 335 and South Whitaker Road, offers a family-friendly maze, a special trail for families with young children, farm-related activities, a hay slide, a zipline and more. Admission is $10 (plus tax). Hours are 2 to 7 p.m. Fridays and Sundays, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays. Call 806-346-5677.
Oct. 21-23: Amarillo Zoo's annual Boo at the Zoo runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail. The event will feature costumed characters handing out candy treats, games, face painting, a costume parade, crafts and more. A "Monsterology" area will allow kids to learn about mythological animals, while lions, lemurs, monkeys and porcupines will get to take part in a pumpkin "stomp and chomp" enrichment activity. An assortment of creepy animals will be on view, and musician Andy Chase Cundiff will perform. Call 806-381-7911.
Oct. 26: Saint Stephen Church, 4600 S. Western St., will hold its Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26. The event will feature free games for the children and a chili supper and pie for an extra charge. Call 806-355-7271.
Oct. 28: Halloween Weekend in downtown Plainview kicks off with trick or treating from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 28. The Fair Theater will screen Casper, Hocus Pocus and Ghostbusters (2016) beginning at 2 p.m. Oct. 29; tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for children per movie. Call 806-296-1119.
Oct. 28: Don Harrington Discovery Center's annual Monster Bash runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the center, 1200 Streit Drive. Costumed kids can trick or treat and experiment with science throughout the center. (Volunteers are still sought for the treat stations; call Mandi Ried at 806-355-9547, ext. 108.) Admission is $5 for children ages 1 to 12 and free for their chaperones.
Oct. 28: Amarillo College clubs and organizations will take part in a Trunk or Treat event from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 in the north parking lot of the AC Washington Street campus, featuring games, prizes and refreshments. Call 806-382-5569.
Oct. 29: The 100 Club of the Texas Panhandle will host a Trunk or Treat event from noon to 4 p.m. at Buzula Furniture, 716 W. Interstate 40. The event is free, but donations will benefit the club, which supports injured law enforcement officers and firefighters or the families of those killed on duty. Food is available for purchase from Badlands Barbecue, Prime Kitchen, The Pit Stop and 3D Catering. Call 806-676-2180.
Oct. 29: Archer Comics, 4205 Ridgecrest Circle, will host its Halloween ComicFest from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 29, featuring a kids costume contest, free comics, artist booths, crafts and more. Call 806-373-5508.
Oct. 29: Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. Sixth Ave., will host a Trunk or Treat event in its east parking lot from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 29. Game stations will be set up on a new patio, and cash prizes will be given for best vehicle and best game station. (The party continues later for adults; see entry below.) Call 806-331-7305.
Oct. 29: Tascosa Drive-In, 1999 Dumas Drive, will hold a Halloween carnival at 7 p.m. Oct. 29, featuring games, screenings of Hocus Pocus and The Addams Family and a video-game tournament on the screen. Admission is $10 per car load.
Oct. 29: West Texas A&M University will hold a Fall Carnival from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Buffalo Sports Park parking lot on campus. The party will feature a Trunk or Treat, games, bounce houses and more. Call 806-651-2313.
Oct. 31: The annual 6th Street Creepy Crawl kicks off at 6 p.m. Oct. 31 with family events between Georgia and Carolina streets on Historic Route 66. Activities include pumpkin painting and "Thriller" dance lessons at RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St.; a mirror maze; clowns; street performances; kids activities; free meals for kids in costume at Bracero's Mexican Bar & Grill, 2822 S.W. Sixth Ave.; and a kids costume contest at 7:30 p.m. at The 806, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. Creepy Crawl Cards are $5 in advance or $7 on Halloween; click the link for pre-sale locations. The card gets families discounts at OPJ Furniture and Antiques of Amarillo, The Roseberry and Oh My Vintage Soul, and a grab bag at The Nat. For activities for adults, see below. Proceeds benefit ACTS Community. Call 806-322-1806.
For the adults
Oct. 21, 22 and 28: Boobies and Banshees: A Cursed Cabaret will feature performances from the Bomb City Pretties burlesque troupe, Pickled Sister Sideshow and an Amarillo rock band with a name I can't post (but can link to; NSFW, obviously). Performances are set for 10 p.m. Friday and Oct. 28 at RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St., and 10 p.m. Saturday at The 806, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. Admission is $10.
Oct. 26: Guitars & Cadillacs, 3601 Olsen Blvd., will hold a Halloween edition of its weekly Wild Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Oct. 26. DJ Element will spin, and the party will feature prizes for best costume, scariest costume, sexiest costume and most creative costume.
Oct. 28: A mystery bash will help raise funds for Another Chance House. Secret Party Amarillo will host a Halloween party in a classified downtown location at 9 p.m. Oct. 28. A limited number of tickets are available for $20; the purchase gets attendees the password required to enter the party, which will feature music, food, a bar and a costume contest.
Oct. 28: Buckles Lounge, 6800 E. Interstate 40, will throw a Halloween party at 9 p.m. Oct. 28, featuring B-Man's Karaoke. Call 806-379-8064.
Oct. 28: Cactus Bar, 4831 S. Western St., will hold a Halloween party at 10 p.m. Oct. 28 with a costume contest and music by Lindi Willis. There's no cover charge. Call 806-356-6369.
Oct. 29: Bar Z Winery, 19290 Farm-to-Market Road 1541, will hold a Hallowine event from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29, featuring music by Old Dog Tray, food from Back Roads Grill and, of course, wine. Admission is $10; attendees should wear red and black. Call 806-488-2214.
Oct. 29: Amarillo Area CASA will host its annual CASAtume party from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Khiva Shrine Center, 305 S.E. Fifth Ave. The party will feature a costume contest ($10 entry fee), an open bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres and live music by IDT Band from Dallas. Tickets are $75 in advance and $100 at the door. Call 806-373-2272.
Oct. 29: Equality Texas, which lobbies for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender rights in the state, will hold its 21st annual Halloween Costume Gay-la from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at 3600 Danbury Drive. Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the door. The party will feature open bars, hors d'oeuvres, music by DJ MacPrime, a costume contest and more.
Oct. 29: Imperial Taproom, 410 15th St. in Canyon, will celebrate its first Halloween with a screening of the film Beetlejuice at 8 p.m., followed by a performance by Amarillo indie rockers Mount Ivy. The party also will feature a costume contest. Call 806-452-8004.
Oct. 29: Jr's Pool Hall, 1301 S.E. 10th Ave., will host the Toe Tagged 'n' Body Bagged Tour at 8 p.m. Oct. 29. Featured acts include 806 Kannibal, ReZerect, Leon Charo, H.O.H., Kraze, Pilakarty, Flesheata and more.
Oct. 29: Broken Spoke Lounge, 3101 S.W. Sixth Ave., will feature karaoke at its Halloween party at 9 p.m. Oct. 29. Call 806-373-9149.
Oct. 29: Midnight Rodeo, 4400 S. Georgia St., will throw a Halloween party at 9 p.m. Oct. 29 featuring music by Atteberry Station and a costume contest. Cover is $6 in advance and $10 day of show. The bar will feature drink specials on Oct. 27 and 28, as well. Call 806-358-7083.
Oct. 29: Ranch House Bar, 7117 River Road, will host a Halloween costume party at 9 p.m. Oct. 29 featuring cash prizes, drink specials, live music by RC and more. There's no cover charge. Call 806-381-1213.
Oct. 29: 6th Street Station, 609 S. Independence St., will feature The Jack C'Ryver Band, shot specials and a costume contest at its Halloween party at 9 p.m. Oct. 29. Cover is $5 for guys and free for women. Call 806-356-0873.
Oct. 29: Zombiez Bar & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave., will hold a grown-up Halloween party at 9 p.m. Oct. 29, featuring live music by South of the Sun and a costume contest with a $150 prize. (The bar will hold a family event earlier in the day; see entry above.) Call 806-331-7305.
Oct. 29: Country band Bakersfield Twang will perform for a Halloween party at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Western Horseman Club, 2501 E. Interstate 40. Cover is $5 for men, free for women. Call 806-379-6555, ext. 2999.
Oct. 29: Shandy Bandits will give its second-annual Halloween party at 10 p.m. Oct. 29 at Austin's Texas Pub, 3121 S.W. Sixth Ave. The party also will feature Maggie Burt and band. Cover is $5. Call 806-803-9063.
Oct. 29: The 806 Event Center, 7111 E. Amarillo Blvd., will host a costume party at 10 p.m. Saturday. Cover is $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call 505-710-4744.
Oct. 29: House Bar, 1219 S.W. 10th Ave., will throw a Halloween party at 10 p.m. Oct. 29 featuring DJ James Erik McMurry, a costume contest and drink specials. There's no cover charge. Call 806-677-6450.
Oct. 29: RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St., will hold its annual Fetish Ball — this year featuring a Halloween-inspired blacked-out bar — at 10 p.m. Oct. 29. Ten2One and Pistol Holliday will give a burlesque performance at midnight. The party, at which fetish attire is encouraged, will feature drink specials, prizes and more. There's no cover charge. Call 806-342-9000.
Oct. 30: Jus Loung'n, 401 S.W. Third Ave., will combine a Halloween party and first-anniversary party into one event at 7 p.m. Oct. 30. The party is free, and $15 gets you access to the open bar. Call 806-803-9404.
Oct. 31: The 6th Street Creepy Crawl continues its activities with a 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. pub crawl along Historic Route 66, between Georgia and Carolina streets. At 9 p.m., Playa Lake and The Foxfire Experiment will perform at The 806, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. at 10 p.m., Strangetowne and Mount Ivy will perform at Golden Light Cantina, 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave. And at 11 p.m., Deathbelles will perform at RR Bar, 701 S. Georgia St. An adults costume contest will be held at midnight at Golden Light. Creepy Crawl Cards are $5 in advance or $7 on Halloween; click the link for pre-sale locations. The card offers a free drink at The 806, Golden Light Cantina, RR Bar, Bracero's Mexican Bar & Grill, Broken Spoke and Austin's Texas Pub, and a discount on the shot of the week at Leftwoods. For activities for families, see above. Proceeds benefit ACTS Community. Call 806-322-1806.
Amarillo Scaregrounds, which boasts five different haunts at 2736 S.W. 10th Ave., will be open from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, then Oct. 28-31. The haunts include Terror ($15 admission), Insanitarium ($15 admission), The Basement ($20 admission), a blackout maze ($5 admission) and the Zombie Apocalypse Training Center ($5 admission). Admission is $35 for all or $50 for an all-night pass.
Chainsaw Massacre, 12851 Interstate 27, is open 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays throughout October, plus Oct. 30 and 31. Admission is $20 or $25 for a fast pass.
6th Street Massacre, 3015 S.W. Sixth Ave., is from 7 p.m. to midnight every Friday and Saturday in October, plus Oct. 31. Admission is $20 or $25 for a fast pass.
Van Buren Frightmare, 816 S. Van Buren St., is open 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays in October, plus Oct. 30 and 31. Admission is $20.