VFW 8577 Fall Festival
Isabella Nelson, 5, won first prize as “Poison Ivy” in the costume contest at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8577 Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Copperas Cove.

Here is a looking at fall family events in the area:


Grace Lutheran Church and School of Killeen, 1007 Bacon Ranch Road, will hold its annual Trunk or Treat 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the church parking lot. This event is held to give children a safe alternative to trick or treating. Participants will collect candy from the trunks of cars. There will be games, prizes and food.

 Killeen Adventist Jr. Academy Fall Festival, 3412 Lake Road, will have its Fall Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 254-699-9466.

Killeen Community Center and Bob Gilmore Senior Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., will have its Fall Festival Oct. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. Activities will be geared toward special-needs youth and elementary school aged children. There will be trunk or treating, face painting, balloon twisting, a cupcake walk, story times, arts and crafts, and cookie decorating. For more information, call the community center at 254-501-8889.

The Central Texas College’s Mayborn Space Theater, 6200 W. Central Texas Expressway at Killeen, will be showing four Halloween-themed laser shows on Oct. 27-28 during the CTC Haunted House and Fall Carnival. At 7 p.m. is “Fright Light” followed at 8 p.m. by “Laser Spooktacular,” “Laser Halloween” at 9 p.m. and “Hallowscream” at 10 p.m. For more information, call Bruce Vasbinder at 254-526-1224.

Central Texas College, 6200 W. Central Texas Expressway, Killeen, will have its annual Haunted House and Fall Carnival on campus 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 27-28. Tickets for the Haunted House are $5 near the entrance of the Mayborn Science Theater (Building 152). The event features carnival games, hay rides and activities for the entire family. Costs will vary for carnival games and food. For more information, call Tandra Honey at 254-526-1577.

Killeen Memorial Park, 3516 Lake Road, Killeen will host a free fall festival pumpkin patch from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 28. There will be activities such as pumpkin painting, face painting, bobbing for apples and light refreshments. Kids will be provided a bag of candy to take home. For more information, call 254-690-9119.

Harker Heights

Fall Festival Farmer’s Market, Seton Medical Center, 850 W. Central Texas Expressway, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 28. For more information, call 254-953-5493.

Halloween Hoopla, Harker Heights Community Park, 1605 Knight’s Way, Harker Heights, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. Games, inflatables, candy, activities, organizations, businesses, and other forms of entertainment. For more information, call 254-953-5660.


Temple Parks & Recreation, Sammons Park Indoor Pool, 2220 W. Avenue D, Temple, will have its Seventh Annual Halloween Splash Bash from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Admission is $5. Bring your swimsuits and towels. For more information, call 254-298-5930.

The Robinson Family Farm, 3780 White Owl Lane, Temple, starting Saturday to Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Copperas Cove

Fall-O-Ween Festival at Copperas Cove City Park, 1206 West Avenue B, from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $5 per vehicle. There will be trick or treating, a petting zoo, bouncy houses, live music and food trucks. For more information, call Heather Bryan at 254-542-2719.

Fort Hood

Fort Hood Exchange, Building 4250 Clear Creek Road, Fort Hood will have “Halloween Spooktacular” at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 featuring the 1st Cavalry Division Concert Band and Rock Band. The performance will include a variety of rockin’ Halloween music like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” music from The Nightmare Before Christmas, and of course, Ghostbusters. At 6 p.m., there will be a “Trunk or Treat” event at the PX before the concert. Families are invited to wear their spookiest costumes and enjoy a night of music and fun!

Compiled by Jennise Colin Ventura

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