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Halloween Events Around Town

October 26
Boerne BOO
Where: Patrick Heath Public Library
Time: 4:00 to 7:00pm
Activities: Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, Trunk or Treat, Bounce House, Candy, Carnival Games, Cake Walk, Costume Contest and more Candy!

October 26
Halloween Bash Hot Rod Night!
Where: Soda Pops-Patio Grill
Time: 6:00 to 11:00pm
Activities: Ricky Adams Band — Classic Rock & Classic Country on the Patio
Costume Contest — Kiddo Contest starts at 6:00 / Adult Contest starts on the band’s first break at 7:45!

October 26
Concert in the Cave – The Haunted Show
Where: Cave Without A Name
Time: 7:00pm
Description: The Rahim Quazi Trio returns with a wonderfully eerie evening in the Queen’s Throne Room. The cave will be haunted by the expert weaving of tale and song — both classical and jazz — such as Moonlight Sonata (played in total darkness). 

October 31
PICO-boo Trick or Treat in Cordillera Ranch
Where: Riverwood/Riverwalk
Time: 5:30 to 8:00pm
Come join the fun!  For information about trick-or-treating, hosting a driveway, or pulling a hay trailer, contact Molly Glauser (mollyaglauser@yahoo.com) or Mandi Suellentrop (suellentrop3@mac.com).

San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country really know how to celebrate Halloween! From haunted houses to corn mazes and pumpkin patches to panic rooms, there is something for everyone. Family-friendly options include Six Flags Fright Fest and Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld San Antonio, and for a complete list, visit www.texashauntedhouses.com. 

For frightening and festive Halloween eats, try a few of these links:

www.pillsbury.com/holidays-celebrations/halloween 

www.allrecipes.com/recipe/130268/spooky-calzone-snake 

www.food.com/recipe/halloween-party-mix-34045 

www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/photos/halloween-recipes

Your furry friends love to share in the Halloween fun, too, so why not dress them for the occasion.

www.halloweencostumes.com/pet-costumes.html

www.chewy.com/b/costumes-1963

www.costumeexpress.com/categories/dog-costumes

A Little Halloween History

Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated each year on October 31. It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints; soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating sweet treats. (Source: www.history.com)

10 Most Haunted Places in the Texas Hill Country

Whether you’re a native to the Texas Hill Country or a recent transplant to our wonderful little town of Boerne, you might have heard stories about haunted buildings and sites scattered throughout the Hill Country. You can read about each intriguing story here: www.wideopencountry.com/10-haunted-places-texas-hill-country.

10. The Faust Hotel, Comal County

9. Baby Head Cemetery, Llano County

8. Enchanted Rock, Llano County

7. Woman Hollering Creek, Guadalupe County

6. Kerr County Courthouse, Kerr County

5. Highway 281 Between Johnson City and Blanco, Blanco County

4. The Frio River, Uvalde County

3. Dead Man’s Hole, Burnet County

2. Driskill Hotel – Travis County

1. The Devil’s Backbone, Comal & Hays Counties