The Weekender Gets Spooky

By: The Weekender
By: The Weekender

We finally got the fall weather, now bring on Halloween! Aggieland is full of options to get your spook on this weekend, and there’s something for just about every age.

Spending Halloween with the Family?

This weekend, Downtown Bryan is hosting Wacky, Wicked Weekend. The festival includes trick-or-treating at local businesses, horse drawn carriage rides, a scavenger hunt, activity booths and a spooky haunted house at the La Salle we’ll talk more about later.

Saturday afternoon, try Monsters on Ice- a day of themed, costumed skating at Arctic Wolf Ice Center.

Sunday afternoon, check out Night at the Museum at the George Bush Library. Sponsored by Atkinson Toyota, the frightfully fun event features pumpkin carving, Halloween activities, and a costume contest for children and families.

On Sunday evening, you can head to the cozy confines on Carson Street for BOOFest at American Momentum Bank Ballpark, the home of the Brazos Valley Bombers. Games, trick-or-treating, inflatables and a costume contest should make this fun for the whole family.

Fun for Grown Ups

Downtown Uncorked has officially been open for three years! What better way to celebrate than with a Halloween party?! Drop by Saturday after 8 p.m. as they uncork a frightfully good time with the 80s and 90s rock and Roll Hallowine Party! Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite rockstar and belt some scaryokie. Of course, there’s also a great selection of wines, paired with your favorite Halloween candy!

Saturday night, leave the kids at home and do the Time Warp at The Theatre Company. The annual Monster Bash is a major fundraiser for the Company and features a live performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. You’re encouraged to dress as your favorite character from the cult flick!

If you survive all the parties and make it to Sunday, consider stopping by Messina Hof for a terrifying twist on mystery dinner theatre. A monster has been killed and has now become a ghost- if you can solve the crime, you might escape being haunted eternally! The event will set you back about $70 a person, but it comes with a great meal from Messina Hof!

Haunted Houses

For all those who have criticized the death of haunted houses in Aggieland, there’s now a solution!

The basement of the La Salle has been converted to a haunted house for one time only! How could you pass up a creepy basement haunt in an old hotel? The Weekender is loading up a bus full of friends to check this one out!

Of course, there’s always Aggieland’s standby, Kappa Sig’s Wicked Woods has been a staple of Halloween locally for ages, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever! A canned food donation will get you in the door for a dollar less, and make for a great donation to the Brazos Valley Food Bank.

The Blinn College Community Fall Festival (Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) will also feature a haunted hallway. We have a feeling it's going to be a tamer experience, but who hasn't wondered what a Blinn looked like taken over by ghosts and monsters? Check this one out just for the experience.

We also hear there’s a great haunt at 2nd and Rogers in Normangee that’s just $5 to enter. We’re planning on checking it out this weekend. Have you been? Tell us all about it!

What are you doing for Halloween? Did we miss something? Let us know!

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