While Halloween will certainly look much different this year, there is still no shortage of things to do in and around Washington County to celebrate the spookiest time of the year.
Originally scheduled for April 4th, the Lloyd Saunders Memorial Cook-off will offer a different kind of Halloween fun, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Participants can show their skills in the chili, beans, chef’s choice, margarita and Bloody Mary contests. There will also be a corn hole toss, live auction, costume and pumpkin decorating contests, and live music with Bobby Z and the Trail Boss Band.
From 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, the Great Pumpkin Patch will be open at Christ Lutheran Day School in Brenham at 104 Carlee Drive. Visitors can stop by and pick out a pumpkin, and the pumpkin patch is always available for pictures.
The Brazos Valley Brewery, in Brenham at 206 South Jackson Street, will host a Halloween Party from 12 to 10 p.m. Trick-or-treaters will be welcome all day, and there will be a costume contest at 5 p.m. for children up to 12 years old. Aaron Loesch and his one-man-band will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Pets are allowed.
The City of Brenham and the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County will host a drive-thru version of their annual Brenham Boo Bash from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Families will stay in their vehicles and drive through the parking lot of the club, at 1710 East Tom Green Street in Brenham, to view the display of trunks and characters, while trunk-or-treat participants pass out candy in unique and creative ways.
From 6 to 8 p.m., the Brenham Police Department and Brenham Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will host their annual Halloween Candy Drive-Thru. Candy and donuts will be handed out for free at Max Donuts, at 1901 South Market Street in Brenham.
A community trunk-or-treat will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at Westwood Cinema 6 in Brenham, located at 2100 Highway 290 West. Businesses and organizations from across the county will set up trunks for families from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by the showing of “The Addams Family” animated movie at the outdoor theater at 8 p.m. There will also be a costume contest for children 12 and under.
The First Baptist Church of Chappell Hill will host its annual Fall Festival from 5 to 7 p.m. Family-friendly activities will be held trunk-or-treat style in the parking lot of the church, located at 7675 FM 2447. In the event of inclement weather, there will be a drive-thru candy pick-up from 5 p.m. until candy runs out. Guests are asked to avoid wearing scary costumes.
Families will be able to trick or treat at over 20 stops at the 2nd Annual Trick or Treat Trail in and around downtown Burton from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. In addition to the treats, there will be a costume contest, games, and a scavenger hunt. The free event is being hosted by the Burton Heritage Society, Burton Chamber of Commerce, and Texas Cotton Gin Museum.
The Prairie Hill – Rocky Hill Volunteer Fire Department will host its 6th Annual Fright Night in Independence from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Children are invited to enjoy old-fashioned Halloween games, candy, food and prizes at the old school house on the Independence town square.
Downtown Caldwell’s “Scare on the Square – Trunk or Treat 2020,” hosted by the Burleson County Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Businesses, organizations and families are invited to decorate their vehicles, trunks, and themselves. Vehicles will be lined up like a car show on the square, and children will be able to trick-or-treat down all the trunks.
From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Carmine Volunteer Fire Department will host its 3rd Annual Halloween Spooktacular Firehouse Fun. Families are invited to the fire department, located at 111 Augsburg Avenue, to enjoy a safe night of trick-or-treating.
The Harmonie Hall in Shelby, located at 509 FM 389 West, will host a Halloween Dance. Doors open at 7 p.m., with Southern Daze performing from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $10 cash at the door. A cash bar and setups will be available, but the kitchen will be closed. Costumes are optional.
Of course, don’t forget that KWHI will be hosting its own on-the-air Halloween Party starting at 7 p.m. Halloween night on AM 1280 and FM 101.7. Special spooky guest DJ’s will be calling area families and giving out over 50 prizes. Click here to learn more about the Halloween Party.
KWHI hopes everyone has a happy and safe Halloween.