A whole lot of Halloween and pumpkin family fun in Austin, Oct. 22-28

12:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 Things to Do
Ballet Austin brings back “Not Afraid of the Dark.” Contributed

Fall festivals

Robinson Family Farm Pumpkin Patch. Go through a corn maze, go on a hay ride, pet the goats and pick a pumpkin. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 29. Free, but pay for activities and pumpkins. 3780 White Owl Lane, Temple. the robinsonfamilyfarm.com

Barton Hill Farms. Corn maze, farm animals and more than 30 activities, plus pumpkin picking. 10 a.m.-8 pm. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 5. $14, extra for pumpkins and face painting. 1115 FM 969, Bastrop. bartonhillfarms.com

Sweet Berry Farm. Hay rides, corn mazes, pick your own pumpkins and more. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, through Nov. 8. Pay per activity. 1801 FM 1980, ​Marble Falls. sweetberryfarm.com

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm Fall Farm Fun. Explore a corn maze, hay bale maze and a crazy maze, plus go on a hay ride, visit animals and get a mini pumpkin to decorate. Big pumpkins to purchase. $7. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Elgin Christmas Tree Farm, 120 Nature’s Way, Elgin. elginchristmastreefarm.com

Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm Pumpkin Hunt. Go hunting pumpkins, launch pumpkins, train ride, maze, mini golf, fishing pond pony rides and bounce house. $2.50 for each activity. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays in October. 242 Monkey Road. evergreen-farms.com

Fall Family Fun Days. Enjoy raptor shows, snake shows, sheep shearing, corn shucking, apple cider making, live music, and lots of local vendors selling everything from fresh organic produce, eggs, honey, jam, and bread and more. $9-$3. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays in October. Crowe’s Nest Farm, 10300 Taylor Lane. crowesnestfarm.org

Pumpkin Carving. Free pumpkins based on household size, plus games, face painting and more. 11 a.m. Saturday. Saturday, Carver Center, 1165 Angelina St. austintexas.gov

Boo at the Zoo. Dress up and enjoy the zoo with Halloween-themed activities. 6:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October. $17.50. Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail. austinzoo.org

Museums

Bullock Museum. Story time: Cowboys and Cowgirls. 10 a.m. Thursday. Spooktacular. Come dress for Halloween activities. 5 p.m. Friday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Thinkery. Little Thinkers Club. 1,2,3 … Paint with Me. Learn about painting. 9:45 a.m. for 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds. Wednesdays through Wednesday. $20 per class. Little Thinkers Club. Get Into Shapes. 9:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 3-year-olds, Fridays through Friday. $20. Sensory Friendly Hours. Play from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday, then head to the Alamo Drafthouse at Mueller for a sensory friendly screening of “Trolls” at 10:30 a.m. Made possible for free by Variety, but reserve your theater seat with a $5 voucher for food and drink. Family Night: Halloween Hootenanny. Come in costume and ready for fun. $15 adults, $13 children. 6-9 p.m. Friday. Baby Bloomers. Learn about fall on the farm. For infant to 3. 9 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Whisks and Wizards. Make Halloween-themed food. For ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. $8. Costume Design. Make your own costume. For ages 4 and up. $8. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Texas Museum of Science & Technology. Wee-Searchers for children 5 and younger. Learn about science through song, play and stories. 9 a.m. Wednesday. Science Saturday: HalloweenSTEAM. Noon-4 p.m Saturday. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park. txmost.org

Wildflower Center. Afternoon Explorers: Nature Journaling. Create journals for writing and sketching. $15 adults, $10 children. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday. Botanical Drawing. Create art based on the garden, for ages 10 and up. $40. 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Nature Play Hour. Play in the Family Garden. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Toybrary Austin. Gardening Class. 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays. Free. Date night babysitting. For ages 1-5. $25 first child, $10 siblings. 5-8 p.m. Saturdays.Halloween Party with Slime! 10: 30 a.m. Thursday. $10 per child. Pinkalicious Story Time with Paramount Theatre. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

Movies

Austin Parks Foundation’s Halloween Spelltacular. “Hocus Pocus” screening with dance party, costume contest and more. Food trucks will be in the courtyard. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday. Palm Park, 711 E. Third St. $20 adults, $5 for children ages 4-17 now online at austinparks.org.

Alamo Drafthouse events. Alamo for All, sensory-friendly screening of “Trolls.” 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Mueller. Free, but $5 food voucher required. drafthouse.com

Theater

Zach Theatre presents “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.” Head to Narnia in the C.S. Lewis tale. 2 p.m. Saturday. More shows through Feb. 10. $18-$24. Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road. zachtheatre.org

“Rosita y Conchita.” See this bilingual Día de los Muertos play about two sisters who try to reunite. $8-$12. 11 a.m. Sunday and Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday and Saturday. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org

Emily Ann Theatre presents “Thumbelina.” See this classic children’s tale on stage. $8-$10. 2 p.m. Sunday. 1101 Ranch Road 2325, Wimberley.

“Paw Patrol Live!” Your favorite toys come to life on the stage. $23-$74. 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. Long Center, 701 Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

Ballet Austin’s “Not Afraid of the Dark.” See glowing ballet in the dark. $15. 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday and Saturday. Ballet Austin Studio Theater, 501 W. Third St. balletaustin.org

Books

BookPeople events. Events: Will Kostakis and Adi Alsaid read and sign “The Sidekicks” and “North of Happy.” 6 p.m. Sunday. Story times: Princess Adventures, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; Modern First Library, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; Best Friends Forever, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble 11 a.m. Saturdays story times at all locations: “Mary McScary,” Saturday.

At the library

Literature Live Presents: “Strega Nona.” 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Twin Oaks Branch; 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Spicewood springs Branch; 10:15 a.m. Friday, Ruiz Branch.

Bow Wow Reading with Aussie. Bow Wow Reading with Roo. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday; Little Walnut Creek Branch.

Crafternoon. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Windsor Park Branch; 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Howson Branch.

NBTween Book Club:Tru and Nelle,” 6 p.m. Wednesday, Spicewood Springs Branch.

Día de los Muertos. 5 p.m. Monday, Windsor Park Branch; 3:30 p.m. Friday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.

Family Craft Night. 7 p.m. Hampton Branch, Thursday.

Crafting for a Cause. 3:30 p.m. Monday, Manchaca Road Branch.

Central Library Grand Opening. 1 p.m. Saturday, Central Library.

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