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Halloween Events Haunt Grand Prairie

Post Date:10/01/2013

All Texans are awaiting the cooler, mostly unpredictable, fall season. With the brisk autumn air comes all the October Halloween events...


Ripley's Nightmare at the Wax Museum

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! & Louis Tussaud's Palace of Wax Grand Prairie
601 East Palace Parkway, I-30 & Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, Texas
October 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 & 31 • 7:30pm-Close
Follow the route of the famous Louis Tussaud's Palace of Wax museum with a new twist: NIGHTMARE AT THE WAX MUSEUM! The Asylum of Fear, which is open year round, will also have some special surprises and clowns ready to pop up in the most unsuspecting places. Can you find them before they find you?

Wind your way through the MYSTERIOUS and MIND ALTERING mirror maze seeing hundreds of crazy clowns in the mirror wondering if the live one is several feet away or breathing right on top of you.



Harvest Fair

Farmers Market, 120 W. Main Street, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
Saturday, October 12 • 8am-1pm
Get into the fall spirit at the Grand Prairie Farmers Market’s Harvest Fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Market Square, 120 W. Main St. The fair will be filled with activities for all ages including pumpkin bowling, turkey toss, face painting, mini-pumpkin decorating, bounce house, beer garden and polka music.  Food trucks will provide all the fall food favorites including roasted corn, sausage on a stick, bratwurst and sauerkraut.


27th Annual Pumpkin Run

presented by the Grand Prairie Metro Rotary Club
Lynn Creek Park, 5700 Lake Ridge Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas
Saturday, October 12 • 8am
The 27th Annual Pumpkin Run presented by the Grand Prairie Metro Rotary Club is fast approaching! The main events include a 1-mile Fun Run starting at 8am, a 10k run and 5k run/walk starting at 8:30am, and an awards ceremony starting after the 10k/5k finish. There will be cash awards, a school challenge, team challenge, free pumpkin decorating, free blood pressure checks by Baylor Medical Center at Irving, free “Waffle Way” pancake breakfast with bacon from Outlaws Bar-B-Q, and photography by Movin’ Pictures. All proceeds benefit Alzheimer’s Association, plus local and regional charities. More than $400,000 has been raised at this fun event. For more information, go to


Little Shop of Horrors

Presented by the Grand Prairie Arts Council
at Uptown Theater, 120 East Main Street, Grand Prairie, 75050
October 18-19 & 25-26 • 8pm
October 19-20 & 26-27 • 2pm
One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies is charming, tuneful and hilarious - with tongue firmly planted in cheek. A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination! Little Shop of Horrors is not appropriate for younger children.

Tickets are $11, $17 and $22. A $2 per ticket discount is available by phone for groups of 10 or more. Purchase tickets online at, or by calling the Uptown Theater Box Office at 972-237-8786. For more information contact the Grand Prairie Arts Council: 972-642-ARTS or visit


Forest of Fear

Loyd Park on Joe Pool Lake, 3401 Ragland Road, Grand Prairie, Texas
October 18-19 • Dark-11pm
October 25-26 • Dark-11pm
Bring the family out for a camping experience like no other! Decorate your campsite as spooky or scary as you can, and possibly win a prize for best decorated site! Can’t decorate a campsite? No worries – bring the family out to tour the park for just a $10 vehicle admission fee. Hayrides will be available from dark until 11 p.m. each night to tour the haunted campgrounds. There are still a few remaining campsites open, but act quickly! Go online to or call 972-237-4120 for campsite information.


Pumpkin Craze

Farmers Market, 120 W. Main Street, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
Saturday, October 19 • 8am-1pm
Catch the pumpkin fever at Grand Prairie Farmers Market featuring pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pancake mix and pumpkin games. Pumpkin Craze will also feature a gift market and harvest "take your own" photos with plenty of pumpkins as props.


Green Meadows Petting Farm

Green Meadows Petting Farm at Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake, 5700 Lake Ridge Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas
Open During Fall Season
Open to both individuals and groups, Green Meadows gives an interactive and exciting learning experience for the young and young at heart. Featuring all your favorite barnyard animals (and more), games, songs, and a hayride. The whole family is certain to have a blast! For more information, visit


Halloween Community Carnival

Charley Taylor Recreation Center, 601 E. Grand Prairie Road.
Friday, October 25 • 6-8pm
Come out for a fun time of bounce houses, games, candy, and did we mention FUN? Make sure to bring your family and friends. Free event!


Trick or Trail

Tony Shotwell Life Center(formerly Bowles Life Center), 2750 Graham St.
Friday, October 25 • 5-7pm
Trick and treat at the Tony Shotwell Life Center Trunk or Treat! Owners of decorated cars in the parking lot will hand out candy from the car trunks, while inside kids will enjoy a haunted house and games. Free event!


Monster Mash

Farmers Market, 120 W. Main Street, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
Saturday, October 26 • 8am-1pm
The Grand Prairie Farmers Market is getting into the Halloween spirit at Monster Mash. Come celebrate Halloween at the market and enjoy pumpkin bowling, pumpkin decorating, pumpkin toss, a bounce house, face painting and costume contest to be judged on the hour. This spooky event will be for all ages to enjoy.


Kirby Creek Pumpkin Swim

Kirby Creek Natatorium, 3201 Corn Valley Road, Grand Prairie, Texas
Saturday, October 26 • 1-3pm
Jump in and swim with hundreds of pumpkins in our heated indoor pool. Pick out your favorite and take it home. Limit one pumpkin per swimmer. $3 per person.


Haunted Hallway

Presented by "La Z" Radio
Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road, Grand Prairie, Texas
Sunday, October 27  • 8am-6pm
Throw on your best Halloween costume and get ready to do the Monster Mash as Traders Village presents the annual Haunted Hallway, the biggest free spooktacular for kids in the Metroplex. Bring the kids for a day full of ghostly fun. Come celebrate Halloween with a Haunted House and lots of candy. Also, pictures in our ‘PUMPKIN PATCH’ will be available for a $5 donation, benefiting the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce. It’s fun for the whole family! Traders Village is located at 2602 Mayfield Road, Grand Prairie; one exit north of I-20, off of Hwy. 360. There is no admission charge to Traders Village, which is open every Saturday and Sunday, 8am to approximately 6pm (Closing time varies seasonally.) Parking is only $3 per vehicle. For more information call 972-647-2331. Come out and celebrate Traders Village 40th Anniversary, 1973-2013!


Writing the Ghosts of Texas

Main Library, 901 Conover Dr., Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
Monday, October 28 & Tuesday, October 29 • 7pm
Oct. 28, meet author Rita Cook, who wrote Haunted Fort Worth and Haunted Dallas. Rita is the author of more than 1,000 articles on various topics. Hauntings are a special interest, since she grew up in a house full of ghosts. Oct. 29, meet Mitchel Whitington, author of Ghosts of North Texas, and Ghosts of East Texas, and editor of anthologies like Haunted Encounters. Mitchel is an author, editor, publisher, and public speaker.


Street 'N Treat Market Square, 120 W. Main Street, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
HALLOWEEN – Thursday, October 31 • 6-9pm
FREE games, bounce houses, face painting and trick-or-treat in Market Square and at participating downtown merchants. The biggest Halloween event in Grand Prairie! Prepare to ask “Trick or Treat!” and bring a large bucket for candy!


Terror at the Uptown

Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main Street, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
HALLOWEEN – Thursday, October 31 • 5:30-10:30pm
Scary enough, but not TOO scary. Come downtown Grand Prairie for a good old-fashioned Halloween scare. $5 per person. Presented by the Grand Prairie Arts Council,


If you travel to the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex and are looking for fun things to do in DFW – visit Grand Prairie, Texas. From shopping at Traders Village to relaxing on Joe Pool Lake, Grand Prairie has it all. Our tourist information center has deals and discounts on local attractions like Lone Star Park, Ripley's Believe It or Not! & Louis Tussaud's Palace of Wax, Grand Prairie Premium Outlets shopping and AirHogs tickets to information on events at Prairie Lights, Grand Prairie Farmers Market and Uptown Theater. Visit our website for the lastest news and hotel deals right next door to the Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys and Six Flags in Arlington. We're right down the street from the JFK Sixth Floor Museum, American Airlines Center and the Dallas Mavericks and Stars too. Dream big like a kid and play hard like a cowboy in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Tourist Information Center  | 1-800-288-8386
2170 N. Belt Line Rd., Grand Prairie, TX 75050


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