The fall fun continues in the Lake Houston area with everyone celebrating autumn and one of childrens’ and adults’ alike most favorite holidays of the year, Halloween!

OLD MACDONALD’S FARM
Old MacDonald’s Farm, 3203 FM 1960 E., Humble, will hold its annual Pumpkin Patch during the month of October. Open daily at 10 a.m., admission is $12 (plus tax) per person. In case of bad weather, call 281-446-4001 to confirm if open for business.

MERCER SCARECROW CONTEST
Mercer Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd., Humble, will present its traditional fall Scarecrow Contest through Oct. 31 during the Pollinator Festival and Fall Plant Sale. The event spotlights pollinators of all varieties: butterflies, bees, bats and hummingbirds. For information, call 713-274-4160 or visit hcp4.net/community/parks/mercer.

LAKE HOUSTON PUMPKIN PATCH
Lake Houston United Methodist Church, 23606 FM 2100, Huffman, will present its Pumpkin Patch with more than 1,000 pumpkins through Oct. 31. The Patch will be open Monday-Friday, 3-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-7 p.m. For information, call the church office at 281-324-1541 or visit lakehoustonumc.com.

GOOD SHEPHERD PUMPKIN PATCH
Through Oct. 31, the 2018 Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch at 2929 Woodland Hills Drive, Kingwood, will open daily from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. More than three tons of pumpkins ranging in size from very small to VERY large will be offered for sale in a safe, relaxed environment. Also enjoy Movie Night, Saturday, Oct. 20, with “Charlie Brown’s The Great Pumpkin” and “Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie.”

MAPLEBROOK FALL CARNIVAL / AUCTION
Maplebrook Elementary School, 7935 Farmington Road, will host its annual Fall Carnival and Auction Friday, Oct. 19, from 4:30-7 p.m., for students and the community. The fundraising event will provide items and experiences for the school. For information, visit maplebrook.ptboard.com or call 281-641-2900.

OAKS PTA FALL FESTIVAL
The Oaks Elementary PTA is sponsoring its annual Fall Festival Friday, Oct. 19, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the school located at 5858 Upper Lake Drive. Wristbands will be available for $15 and are good for unlimited games and activities, including train rides, inflatable obstacle course, rock wall, fun jump, dunk booth and more. There will also be a raffle with great prizes like a family membership to the Houston Zoo and a classic party package from Urban Air.

HALLOWFEST HAUNTED BARN
Humble Market, 2803 FM 1960 Rd. E., Humble, is the place to be Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 20-21, for Hallowfest, a kids’ costume festival and shopping. The Costume Contest will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy kids’ games, free candy and shopping. Admission and parking are free and pets are welcome. For information about entering a child in the costume contest (no later than noon, Oct. 18), visit alignable.com/biz/referrals?_tid=212494.

KINGWOOD OKTOBERFEST
Coming Saturday, Oct. 20, from noon-5 p.m., at Holy Comforter Lutheran Church, 1901 Woodland Hills Drive in Kingwood, the third annual event will commemorate Harvey, give to a local charity, celebrate the church’s 50th anniversary, and feature German cuisine, polka music from the Texas Sound Check Band, Back Pew beer, a Fair Trade Sale, and games and activities for all ages. For information, visit kwoktoberfest.org or facebook.com/thekingwoodoktoberfest, call the church office at 281-358-6500, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SPOOKYDOODLES
The community is invited through Saturday, Oct. 20, to help HAAM collect costumes for trick-or-treaters in need. Please drop off gently used or new items at HAAM Social Services, 1302 First Street, Humble. For information, email Trilla Cook at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. “So no ghost is left behind”

ST. MARY MAGDALENE FALL FESTIVAL
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, 527 South Houston Ave. in Humble, invites the community to its Fall Festival Sunday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m-6 p.m. The event will feature games, music, silent auction, petting zoo, Halloween costume contest, pumpkin patch, cake walk, entertainment, a country kitchen, food and more. Admission is free. Tickets for games, activities and food will be available for purchase at the event. For information, call 281-446-8211 or visit st-mm.com/fallfestival.

PUMPKIN PATCH PROM
Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program invites adults 50 years of age and better to the Pumpkin Patch Prom Costume Dance Wednesday, Oct. 24, noon-3 p.m. at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy. Wear a costume and enjoy live music from the Bayou City Playboys. There will be a costume contest and catering by Ben’s Chuck Wagon. Register online at hcp4.net/sap/events or call 281-893-3726 for assistance registering.

ATASCOCITA PRESBYTERIAN FALL FESTIVAL
Atascocita Presbyterian Church, 19426 Atasca Oaks Dr., will hold its Fall Festival Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 4:30 p.m. For information, call 281-852-8990.

ANNUAL YOUTH HALLOWEEN DANCE
The Life Center, 19325 Pinehurst Trail Drive in Atascocita, will hold its fourth annual Youth Halloween Dance for 6th-12th graders, Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 7-10 p.m. For information, call 281-852-1000.

JACK O’LANTERN CARVING CONTEST AND HAUNTED HOMESTEAD
Everyone is invited to visit Jesse H. Jones Park, 20635 Kenswick Drive, Thursday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., for pumpkin carving and from 5-8 p.m. for the Haunted Homestead. For information, call 281-446-8588 or visit hcp4.net/community/parks/jones.

RIVERWALK HALLOWEEN PARTY AND HAYRIDE
Enjoy hayrides, games and a street dance Thursday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. at 19651 Riverwalk Drive, Porter. For information, call Pat Power at 281-354-5665 or Marnie at 281-354-1397.

NICO’S HALLOWEEN PARTY
Join in if you dare for a Halloween scare at Nico’s Bar and Grill, 22610 Loop 494, Kingwood, Friday, Oct. 26, at 9 p.m. Goblins, ghosts and creatures of the night are invited to the Halloween costume party. For information, call 281-358-6653.

GOOD SHEPHERD FALL FESTIVAL
The community is invited to Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland Hills Drive in Kingwood, Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., for the Fall Festival. Invite friends, bring family and enjoy the festivities, live music, obstacle courses, moonwalks, face painting, Shortcakes the Clown, games, a trackless train, petting zoo, lots of pumpkins, multiple food trucks, model train display, vendors with wonderful crafts and merchandise and a lot more. For information, call 281-358-3154 or visit goodshepherdkingwood.org.

5K HALLOWEEN FUN RUN AND 1K TRICK-OR-TREAT WALK
The Knights of Columbus Council 6878 will hold its 5K Halloween Fun Run Saturday, Oct. 27, with registration at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $5 cash or check, day of race. 5K will begin at 9 a.m., at McGivney Hall, 110 Isaacks Street, Humble. Prizes will be given for best costumes completing the run. The 1K Trick-or-Treat Walk will start at 10 a.m.-noon. Bring the little ones for trick or treating with the Knights. No fee. All trick-or-treaters must be accompanied by an adult.

TRICKS AND TREATS AMONG THE TREES
Visit Jesse H. Jones Park, 20634 Kenswick Drive, Saturday, Oct. 27, from 3:30-7 p.m., and enjoy a family-friendly Halloween hoedown with free games, crafts, live critters, hayrides and more. Enjoy a free trick-or-treat nature trail, a costume contest and a critter storybook trail. Costumed trick-or-treaters are encouraged. For even more fun, tickets can be purchased for carnival games and face painting. All proceeds support the activities and programs at Jones Park. Participants should bring a flashlight.

MOVIES UNDER THE MOON: HALLOWEEN EDITION
Kings Harbor, 4501 Magnolia Cove Dr., Kingwood, presents Movies Under the Moon: Halloween Edition, Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. Bring your chairs and sit back and enjoy the wildly popular animated film, “Monsters University.” This family-friendly movie will play on a 32-foot wide screen near The Green. Come early with the kids for a Halloween costume contest at Dapper Darlings. First, second and third place winners will receive prizes and everyone is welcome to stop by for free popcorn before the movie. For information, call 713-629-5200.

FALL FUNDAY SUNDAY
Kids are invited to the 11:15 a.m. Worship Service, Sunday, Oct. 28, at Humble First United Methodist Church, 800 E. Main Street, to dress up in costumes, enjoy kettle corn, and play games.

HUMBLE HOUSE HALLOWEEN DANCE
A Halloween Dance will be held at The Humble House, 4514 Atascocita Road, Sunday, Oct. 28, at 9 p.m. Admission is $5 for singles, $7 couples. There will be raffle prizes, music and a Halloween costume contest. For information, call 281-852-9811.

QLS ANGEL RUN AND VEGAS FUN BENEFIT
The QLS Fitness Center, 20515 W. Lake Houston Pkwy., is sponsoring a 5K Family Fun Run and Costume Parade with a haunted house, face painting, clowns, rock climbing and jump zones. There will be a special appearance by Jason David Frank of The Power Rangers. For information, visit fitlink.com/QLS-Family-Fitness or call 281-812-6963.

HHS HARVEST FESTIVAL
The inaugural Harvest Festival will be held Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6-8 p.m., at Humble High School, 1955 Will Clayton Pkwy., sponsored by the Humble ISD Career and Technology Center and HHS Key Club.

HALLOWEEN TREASURE HUNT
KingwoodUnderground is hosting its annual Halloween Treasure Hunt Wednesday, Oct. 31, at noon. Visit kingwoodunderground.com for treasure hunt clues to several separate hunts. Prizes will be pizzas from Sponsor Marco’s Pizza.

ARBOR TERRACE FALL FESTIVAL
Arbor Terrace (2807 Kings Crossing Drive, Kingwood) will hold a charity fall festival to raise funds for Honor Flight Houston on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This family event will feature food, fun, games, a silent auction, a bake sale, and live entertainment. Tickets are $1 at the door; call 281-361-7557 for more information.

Sarah Mertins
Author: Sarah MertinsEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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I grew up on a farm in New Mexico and miss eating hot chile and having four seasons. I didn't start college until I was already a mother and double majored in English and anthropology. I received an Honors B.A. from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and was named “Outstanding Student” in English. My honors thesis is titled “The Enduring and Ever-Changing Legend of La Llorona.” I worked as a police reporter for a bit before staying home in Kingwood to raise my two daughters. My hobbies include reading, gardening, cooking and traveling.

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