Boo at the Zoo - October 21, 22, 28, and 29
Prepare for a ghoulishly good time at the Abilene Zoo with the return of the beloved 'Boo at the Zoo' event. Families can delight in a festive fall festival, complete with live shows, a thrilling hay-bale maze, Pumpkin Chunkin', tantalizing fall treats, and exciting animal encounters. Don't forget to dress up and join the dance party, where little ones can showcase their creative costumes. Trick-or-treat stations scattered throughout the zoo ensure a delightful experience for all.
Haunted Abilene 2023 at the Swenson House - October 27-28, 7 pm - 10 pm
Prepare to be transported into the spine-chilling world of classic horror films at the historic Swenson House. The Haunted Abilene event promises a scare for the whole family, with an extra hair-raising bonus section for the brave souls daring to venture deeper into the realm of fright. Get ready for a night of thrilling surprises and eerie delights that will leave you breathless.
Haunted House at the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum - October 20-21 & 27-28
For those seeking a adrenaline-pumping experience, the Haunted House at the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum offers a multi-floor fright fest. While the thrill-seekers dive into the terrifying maze, others can enjoy the carnival atmosphere with World War II and Halloween-themed games, prizes, and crafts. This event ensures a spine-tingling adventure for all ages.
Rock 108 & KEAN Monster Bash - October 28
Music enthusiasts and Halloween revelers alike will find their groove at the Rock 108 & KEAN Monster Bash. With live performances, delectable food, and thirst-quenching drinks, the event promises a night of spooktacular fun. Embrace the spirit of the season and come dressed in your most creative costume for a chance to win thrilling prizes and eternal glory.
Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest at the South Branch Library - October 19-22
Unleash your creativity at the Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest, hosted at the South Branch Library. Whether as an individual or part of a team, all are invited to decorate a pumpkin using various art supplies (no carving allowed). After the pumpkins are displayed at the library, the public can cast their votes for the most impressive designs. Winners will be announced on Halloween day, with candy prizes awaiting the victorious decorators.
Scream at the Paramount Theatre - October 31
Get ready for a spine-chilling Halloween night at the Paramount Theatre, where the iconic horror movie "Scream" will be screening. Join us for an evening of suspense and thrills as you immerse yourself in the gripping tale of a masked killer and a group of friends caught in a terrifying game of survival. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the pulse-pounding excitement of "Scream" in the historic and atmospheric setting of the Paramount Theatre.
With these exciting events around Abilene, Halloween promises to be a memorable and thrilling experience for residents and visitors alike. Whether you're seeking a heart-pounding scare or a night of festive merriment, Abilene has everything you need to make this Halloween truly spooktacular!