There's never a shortage of fun things to do in Texas during October. Kids are pumpkin picking, carving jack-o'lanterns and making those all-important decisions about what costume to wear. It's a fun time, if not a bit predictable.
Want to break the mold, even just a little bit? Consider trying one or more of these activities to put a little spin on the season this year.
1. Get to Know the REAL Dracula
(Houston) In case a museum dedicated to death and funerals isn't already macabre enough, the National Museum of Funeral History amps up the creep factor with a few special events in October – November. The Dracula Cemetery Exhibit details the life and death of the real Count Dracula, infamous for his insatiable cruelty and blood-drinking. Visitors can put on a cape and fangs and have their photo taken in a coffin. Other events include a Haunted House, Halloween Car Show and Day of the Dead Celebration.
National Museum of Funeral History website
2. Stumble and Groan and Search for Brains
(San Antonio) What's trending in the world of horror these days? Zombies! The walking undead are all around us in movies, TV shows and….in San Antonio during the city's annual Zombie Walk. On October 27, the city will be host to hundreds of shuffling zombie-wannabes, in tattered, bloodied clothing, in search of brains and other good eats. Why is this fun? It just is! Think of a flash mob, but with a lot less rehearsal. How can you get in on it? Just show up in your finest zombie attire at Hemisfair Tower in downtown San Antonio between 5 – 6 pm, after which, the evil hordes will be unleashed and make their way towards the Alamo. Other than the cost of a ripped old t-shirt, the event is free.
More info on the Zombie Walk
Similar events in Wichita Falls, Spring and Paris.
(Dallas and Ft. Worth) I suppose it all depends upon what kind of magic you need. Choose from the "One Night Stand Potion", "Break-Up Potion", "Dr. Strangelove Potion" or "Plum Sexy Potion". Conjured up by Dude, Sweet Chocolate, these potions are made with chocolate, liquors like tequila or bourbon and other delicious ingredients that are sure to cast a spell. Bewitch the object of your desire with a Dr. Strangelove Martini. Slip some Plum Sexy potion over ice cream. They are to die for!
Did I leave any off the list? What non-typical things do you like to do for Halloween?
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