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Autumn Activities Around Houston, Texas

by Audrey Lee

Sep 16, 2021

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Age Specific / Multigenerational

Kids are back to school, which signifies the change of seasons is near. Get ahead of the game by planning your fall weekend getaway with the family around the Houston, Texas, area.


Dewberry Farm

With a myriad of activities, attractions and shows, Dewberry Farm Fall Festival will have the entire family immersed in the autumn spirit. Visit animals at the barnyard, see the grounds on the Dewville Express, race around on pedal carts, watch pigs race to the finish line, test your strength with a game of tug of war, and pick the perfect pumpkin at the patch.


Boo on the Boardwalk

Stroll down Kemah Boardwalk for an entire month of spooky fun. Oct. 2, sample craft beer and listen to live music. Dress up like a witch Oct. 16 for Witched Night Ou,t featuring dancing, a costume contest, discounted shopping and live entertainment. Celebrate the Day of the Dead Oct. 30 with mariachi bands, sugar skulls, crafts and a Selena tribute band.


Chain-O-Lakes Resort Haunted Drive

For $35 per vehicle, drive through a 1.5-mile haunted house. Fun for all ages, see various displays with live actors and animatronics sure to give your car a good scare. Vehicles venture through the trail with headlights turned off, windows rolled down and the radio set to a spooky station to set the mood. Purchase tickets in advance to guarantee a spot and reduce wait times.


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