Fall Festivals, Trunk or Treats
Published 3:27 pm Saturday, October 26, 2019
Here is a glance at Fall events happening in the area!
Saturday, Oct. 26
Kingdom Zoo Wildlife Day and Fall Festival
Kingdom Zoo Wildlife Center presents a unique, free event for the whole family from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at West Park located on West Park Ave. in Pinehurst. There will be a costume contest and special prizes for the winner.
LCJH holds Halloween event for children with food allergies
Trunk or Trinkets is a new event to Little Cypress Junior High. This is a food allergen-free Halloween Event, held at the Junior High, 6765 FM 1130 on Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Children without allergies are also welcome to attend.
Not only will the kids attending get trinkets, but there are also activities, crafts, face painting, photos, and fun. The nationwide Trunks and Trinkets program was part of LCM alumni Caitlyn Sulak’s Girl Scout Gold Award project from 2016. This is the Girl Scout equivalent of the Boy Scout Eagle. Caitlyn has lived with food allergies her whole life, so the project was a very personal one.
LCJH plans to make Trunk or Trinkets an annual event as a safe alternative to traditional Trick or Treat events. For additional information, contact LCJH at 409-883-2317
Winfree Baptist Church, 19525 State Hwy. 62 in Orange, is holding it’s first Fall Festival after many years of hosting the pumpkin patch. It will be held on the 4th Saturday of October from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 27
Fall Family Gathering
Orange First Church of the Nazarene, located at 3810 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, in Orange, will be hosting a Fall Family Gathering at noon on Sunday, Oct. 27. It’s going to be all things pumpkin. Pumpkin contests include: Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Bread, and Pumpkin Cookies. There will also be a pumpkin carving contest and a cornbread and chili contest. Depending on the weather there could be a hayride. Bring chips and drinks to share. Games for the kids and lots of fun for the adults. Bring family and friends.
St. Paul UMC Fall Festival
St. Paul United Methodist’s Annual Fall Festival will be held Sunday, Oct. 27 at 1155 W. Roundbunch Road in Bridge City from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. It will be a fun-filled day for the entire family. Trunk or Treat, face painting, games, inflatables, concessions (small charge for food). It is free admission. For more information call the church office at (409) 735-5546.
Bring a big bowl of home-made soup, wear a costume if you have one or can make one, and come spend a couple of hours at Trinity Baptist’s annual Hobo Dinner on Sunday, October 27, at 5 p.m. However, a costume is not mandatory. Costumes are just for laughter. There will be plenty of soup, crackers, cornbread, and all the Fixin’s to fill the tummy so that it’s plenty yummy! This idea was “cooked-up” by Trinity Pastor, Ryan Chandler, 409-886-1333. Trinity is located at 1819 N. 16th Street in Orange, near The Hut Barbecue drive-through.
Grace Lutheran Church Halloween
Grace Lutheran Church, located at 2300 Eddleman Road will be having Halloween goodies Sunday, Oct. 27 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Hot dogs, chili, chips will be served. A small craft will be available and games.
Cove Baptist Church, 1005 Dupont Drive in Orange, will host a Fall Festival from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 1005 Dupont Drive in Orange.
Thursday, Oct. 31
Trunk or Treat
Trunk or Treat will be held Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Navy Park. This event served over 350 kids last year. It was such a success that Dow Chemical has come on board to make it even bigger this year.
Trinity Baptist Church in Orange will stage its annual Fall Festival on Thursday, October 31, from 5-7 p.m. at the church, located at 1819 N. 16th Street, 77630. Admission is free and includes candy, inflatables, face-painting, and appearances from PAW Patrol of Skye, Marshall, and Chase. A Food Truck from the Dough-Dough girls will be available for a small charge for their specialty, safe and eatable cookie dough! Please bring the kids and attend.
Bibles in both English and Spanish will also be available until all distributed. Further information may be obtained by calling Pastor Ryan Chandler at the church office, 409-886-1333.
Shine with the Light of Jesus
First United Methodist Church Orange will host Shine with the Light of Jesus from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Family Life Center –located at the corner of 5th Street and Elm Street in Orange. There will be Games, Crafts, Hotdogs/Chips, Cookie Decorating and Science.
St. Mary Halloween Carnival
The St. Mary Halloween Carnival will be from 5:30 p.m. to-7:30 p.m. at 2600 Bob Hall Road in Orange. There will be a costume contest, picture booth, games, bounce house/slide, bobbing for apples, face painting and a Haunted House plus concessions and more.
OPD Trunk or Treat
A Trunk or Treat hosted by the City of Orange Police Department will be from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Police Department.
Fall Harvest Festival
Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 106 West Park Ave. in Orange, will host a Fall Harvest Festival from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. There will be lots of fun, food, and fellowship, face painting, goldfish games, Pin the tail on the donkey, and Bingo. Biblical costumes. Everyone is welcome to join. Lots of candy and surprises.
This Halloween you won’t find anyone at North Orange Baptist Church. If you are looking for candy, games, and fun you’ll have to look next door because the families of NOBC are hosting “Stranger Treats” at their homes. Our new pastor, Chip Anthony, has been talking about what it means to be a good neighbor and the church wanted to do just that this year. We are hosting trick or treat at our homes by serving hotdogs to our neighbors, playing games with all families as they trick or treat, and passing out lots of candy to all those that swing by. In a world of busyness, we all need to be better neighbors and the families of NOBC are attempting to do just that by hosting Stranger Treats this Halloween in a neighborhood near you. Check out these Stranger Treats homes at Spring Oak Ln, Chasse Bend St, Rosewood Dr, International apartments, Pine Bark Blvd, Post Oak Dr, Abes Dr, Golden Oak Dr, and Wicklow (don’t miss the light show at this house!). For some…Stranger Treats may be coming knocking at your door?