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Five fall activities to do around Dallas-Fort Worth for the spooky season

Spooky, cozy and at times chilly, fall in Fort Worth is a lively season. For students looking to get in the fall spirit, there are many options both near and far.

BinGLOW event flyer on Oct. 25. (Courtesy of What2Do@TCU Instagram)

Festivities start right on campus with an event called “Binglow” hosted by The Good Neighbor Initiative on Oct. 25. Another event on campus is named the “Haunted Hillz”. This haunted house is put on by the Resident Assistants from Marion and P.E. Clark Hall on Monday, Oct. 30. 

An activity not far from campus is the Fort Worth Zoo’s Halloween-themed event, “Boo at the Zoo.” It is hosted from Oct. 27-29.

According to the website, the zoo has an array of different events ranging from a pumpkin patch to themed stage shows. There are also trick-or-treat stations located throughout the zoo. This event is free with zoo admission. 

A lion carries a jack o’lantern during the Fort Worth Zoo’s annual Halloween celebration “Boo at the Zoo.” (AP Photo/LM Otero)

If you are looking for a thrill, Hangman’s House of Horrors is Fort Worth’s original haunted house. According to the website, the name comes from a legend dating back to 1882 of a man who stalked people along the Trinity River. Hangman’s offers three attractions. 

One unique show is the beauty of horror where people are able to interact with a horror-based art exhibit. The other two attractions take on a more traditional approach with zombies, clowns, chainsaws and much more. 

There are multiple dates from now until Halloween and even one show on Nov. 4. Ticket prices range from $39-$59 depending on how long you are willing to wait in line. 

For students looking to take a short trip, the Dallas Arboretum hosts an autumn event themed differently each year. This year the theme is, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”

The “Great Pumpkin” is displayed front and center at the Dallas Arboretum during this year’s fall theme, “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” (Mattea Skinner/Staff Writer)

There are 100,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash presented throughout the garden. Throughout the pumpkin village, there are multiple photo ops and different characters from “Peanuts” around the garden.

Tickets are $20. Throughout the arboretum, there are also stands with an array of fall treats and concessions. The large grass areas also offer a spot to study and are surrounded by plants, pumpkins and trees. 

The arboretum also has pumpkins to purchase on the way out, making it a one-stop fall shop. 

Fort Worth offers a variety of fall attractions. From haunted houses to pumpkin villages, there are many events around TCU to get students in the fall spirit.


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