Halloween events around Stephenville

It’s that time of the year again. Halloween is swiftly approaching and if you are looking for something to do, Stephenville has a lot to offer. 

There is a Pumpkin Carving Contest at the Senior Care Center. Photo from stephenvilletexas.org.

Today there is a Pumpkin Carving Contest at the Senior Care Center. Everyone is invited to participate and there will be three different age groups that will be able to win a prize, ribbon and be recognized on Senior Care Center’s Facebook page. Carved or painted pumpkins must be brought to the Senior Care Center by 3 p.m. There will be snacks and drinks while the pumpkins are being judged. 

Stephenville Fright Fest, an annual festival founded in 2015, will happen tonight from 7-10. It is a horror film festival sponsored by Ranger College and the Cross Timbers Fine Art Council. There is also a ruin photography contest. 

There is a Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest on Oct. 26. Photo from stephenvilletexas.org.

Tomorrow at Pet Supplies Plus from 1-4 p.m. there will be a Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest. Participants can bring their dressed-up animals or if they don’t have an animal, they can adopt one. This event is hosted by Erath County Humane Society and Pets Are Worth Saving. There will be face painting, a food truck and prizes.   

Tomorrow night from 7-11 the Bosque River Trail at the Stephenville City Park will be turned into a haunted house for all ages. There will also by hayrides, vendors and games.  

On Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6-9 p.m., Tarleton will host its annual Halloween Carnival at Heritage Park. Several organizations will host events at this carnival. Activities include corn-hole, a pumpkin toss, finger and face painting, inflatable bounce houses, food and trick or treating. 

On Wednesday, Oct. 30, Tarleton will host its annual Halloween Rodeo. Events start at 7 p.m. and include typical rodeo events plus ladies’ steer riding. All competitors will be in costume. Admission is $5 and it is cash only at the Lone Star Arena. 

On Oct. 31, there will be a Safe Trick ‘R Treat at the downtown square and plaza from 5-7 p.m. There will be several treat stations set up around the square and a fun zone for children coordinated by Timber Ridge Church. There will be games, activities and a costume contest. Five awards will be handed out to different age groups. Participants can start lining up for the costume contest at 5:45 p.m. 

For more information on Halloween events in Stephenville, go to stephenvilletexas.org. 

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