All of Texoma is taking part in Halloween this year. Events will be held from Saturday through Tuesday. A lot of events are free and some require a small monetary or food item donation, but all are guaranteed to have a lot of candy and many costume lovers.
These activities are put on by communities, churches and others. All are family friendly.
Here are some activities that will be taking place over the next four days.
Trick or Treat at Frontier Village, 100 RC Vaughan Drive, Denison, will be held from 1-4 p.m. There will be games, mini putt-putt golf, a bounce house and a treat walk. Concessions will also be available. Admission for children ages 3-11 is one nonperishable food item and admission for adults is two nonperishable food items. All nonperishables will be donated to a local shelter or food bank. Ghost tours at the village will be held from 6-9 p.m. Saturday for children ages 12 years and older. Admission is $5.
Halloween Movies on Main will be held from 6-11 p.m. This is a family-friendly event. There will be a costume contest and candy. The movie starts at dusk. This event is sponsored by Denison Parks and Recreation and will be held at Heritage Park in Denison.
The Sherman Public library will have its Halloween story time from 3-4 p.m. at the MLK Building at 1003 N. East St., Sherman. There will be stories, puppets, crafts, and treats. The event is pirate themed; costumes are not required but are encouraged.
The Halloween carnival at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Sherman will be held from 6-10:30 p.m. at 401 S. Crockett St., Sherman. There will be a mystery attraction, “Into the Abyss” and a carnival and alchemy lab. There will be food, games, and more. There will also be prizes.
Howe-lloween will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at 101 E. Haning St., Howe. There will be vendors, food, candy, games, photos and prizes.
The Anna Glow Fest is free to all guests. There will be a kids fun zone, games and trick or treating. This is a balloon festival that will include vendor shopping, a food court, live music, costume contest, classic and hot rod car show and a star attraction. The event will be from noon to 8 p.m. at Slayter Creek Park in Anna.
Halloween on the Wild Berry Farm, 905 Crawford Rd., Sadler, will include two children’s costume contests, evening trick or treating, food and games. Patrons can trick or treat on the way to the maze, pick out a pumpkin and take a hayride. The farm will be open all day, but the trick or treating will be from 6-8 p.m. The costume contest for children birth to five years will be at 5 p.m. and the contest for children six to 12 years will be at 5:30 p.m. The winners will receive a prize.
Zoo Boo 2017 at the Frank Buck Zoo in Gainesville will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the last ticket will be sold at 7:30 p.m. Zoo patrons can collect candy at the treat stations around the zoo and visit the bounce house. There will also be a cake walk and the opportunity to pose the characters. This is a family-friendly, non-scary event. Tickets are $8 for trick or treaters and $6 for adults.
First United United Methodist Church in Tome Bean will have its trunk or treat from 5:30-7 p.m. at 7688 State Highway 11, Tom Bean. Costumes are welcome. There will also be free hot dogs, chips and waters.
Trunk or Treat in Van Alstyne will be from 5-7 p.m. in downtown Van Alstyne. Area merchants will pass out candy to children. First Christian Church, 274 Waco St., Van Alstyne, will also have candy for children and free soup and chili.
Trunk or Treat at the Refuge will be held from 4-6 p.m. at The Refuge, 2300 W. Morton St., Denison. There will be food trucks, games, face painting and more. Also at 5 p.m., there will also be a costume contest with prizes for children.
Fall-O-Ween Fun will be held at Waples Memorial United Methodist Church, 830 W. Main St., Denison. The event will be held from 6-7 p.m. There will be food, crafts, trick or treating and more. Costumes are welcome.
Trunk or treat at Ravens Nest Gift Shop will be from 4-6 p.m. at 2300 W. Morton St., Suite 126, Denison. There will be also be decorated cars and maybe even a dance.
Trunk of Treats hosted by Truth Church Denison will be from 6-8 p.m. at 3411 S. Polaris St., Denison. Patrons must bring a nonperishable food item to enter. There will be a food, a bounce house, face painting. The church asks that there be no spooky trunks.
Park Avenue Church of Christ will have a fall festival from 5-7 p.m. at 3000 S. Park Ave., Denison. There will be games, a bounce house, food and more. Costumes are welcome and there is no charge.
Fall fest trunk or treat at Grace United Methodist Church in Sherman will be held from 5-7 p.m. There will be games, hot dogs, and prizes. Children may wear a costume. Adults can decorate cars with a theme and give out candy and treats.
Trunk or Treat at Crutchfield Heights Baptist Church in Sherman will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. at 600 S. Dewey Ave., Sherman.
Monsters on Main will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in downtown Denison. The costume contest is at 7 p.m. There will be candy and many vendor booths at the event hosted by Denison Main Street.
Experience ghouls and ghosts at the “Haunted Theater” inside the historic Rialto Theater on Main Street in Denison. The haunted tours will run from 5:30 p.m. until 11 p.m. and the cost is $5. Parental discretion is advised as some of the scenes include a bloody room, creepy babies, ghosts, scary clowns, werewolves, a grave yard and spooky sounds and screams.
St. Emmanuel Church of God in Christ in Denison will host a hallelujah night from 6-8 p.m. Parents are invited to bring children for games, Bible teaching, a trunk or treat, food and a movie. Costumes are welcomed. The church is located at 411 N. York Avenue in Denison.
A fall festival carnival will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. There will be games, food, and candy. The church is located at 3500 S. Park Avenue in Denison. For more information, call 903-465-3636.
The Trinity Lighthouse Halloween alternative, “No Monster Bash” will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. There will be games candy, hayride, bounce house, snow cones, cotton candy, and more. This is a family-friendly event and the church asks that there be no scary costumes. The church is located at 2914 W. Spur 503 in Denison.
The Sherman Police Department will host its annual frightfest from 6-8:30 p.m. on the Sherman Municipal Lawn. There will be candy, games and many vendor booths at the event that generally draws 1500-3000 trick or treaters. For more information, call 903-893-7365.
Trunk or treat at Forest Avenue Baptist Church in Sherman will be held from 6-8 p.m. The church is located at 106 W. Forest Avenue. For more information, call 903-892-3506.
Texoma Street Cars and High Low Customs will have a trunk or treat from 6-10 p.m. in the Sherman Town Center. There will be custom cars and hot rods parked in front of Belk. For more information, contact Thomas Glidden or Nathan Belew on Facebook.
Trick or Treat on Durant Main Street will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. from First through 4th streets. There will be local businesses and organizations lining the street passing out candy. A costume contest will take place on the market square at 6 p.m. The categories are child, family and group, pet, and adult.
The Halloween Bash at Choctaw Casino and Resort will be from 6-10 p.m. at The District at Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant. This is a family-friendly event. There will be six themed stations to get candy and take pictures. The event is freed.
Fall Family Fun Fest at Abundant Life Texoma, 1307 N. Washington Ave., Durant, will be held from 6-9 p.m. This is a free event that is open to the community. There will be candy, inflatables, games, and a toddler town.