Carnivals, concerts and more Halloween fun

Happy Halloween! At least it will be tomorrow. People celebrate Halloween in all kinds of ways from dressing up, to trick-or-treating to staying at home.

If you are looking for something to do this holiday then this article is for you. Continue on and learn of all the hauntingly great things happening in Huntsville and Houston.

Whether you decide to “trick” or “treat”, there is something for everyone.

Walker County Fair Association is hosting its Eighth Annual Halloween Carnival on Friday night from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Walker County Fairgrounds.

The festival will offer games, candy, prizes and fun for the entire family. There is no gate admission. Tickets for games, rides and food in events are two for $1.

There are numerous types of foods being served including tamales, McKenzie’s barbecue, caramel apples and frito pies.

This carnival offers almost thirty rides and attractions including a fortune teller, train ride, haunted hayride, cowboy toy roping, dunking booth, cake walk, moonwalk, car bash and pie in the face.

The costume contest is at 8 p.m. on the stage in the main building. Contests will be judged on several different categories and winners will receive assorted prizes.

Norma Reeder, past president of the Walker County Fair Association and chairperson of the Halloween Carnival, said, “This is the carnival’s eight year of offering a fun and safe environment for local children and the entire family. We also offer lots of fun, games and prizes.”

The brothers of the Gamma Tau chapter of Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will be hosting a Haunted House. The admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children. The funds will go to Jerry’s Kids, the national philanthropy of the fraternity. “Every chapter tries to raise at least a $1,000 to help support in fighting muscular dystrophy,” said Jonathan Greene, president of the chapter. “Normally, the chapter does the Haunted House as a fundraiser,” said Greene, “but this year we are donating all the proceeds to the cause.”

Festival sponsors are the Huntsville State Farm Agents: Diana Barnes, James McComb, Glen Reader, and James Saumby, American Bank, McKenzie’s, Huntsville Wholesale Grocer’s, Citizen’s Bank of Texas, Huntsville Item, KSAM and Office Depot.

Lizard’s Billiards and Sports Bar and Grill will be offering no cover charge all night long in celebration of Halloween.

Owner, Ted Garza said that Lizard’s will have great themed drinks for Halloween such as the “Zombie”.

They will also host a costume contest. The winners of the contest will receive cash, medallions, meals and T-shirts.

Even if you aren’t really interested in the Halloween hoopla, then you can go and just shoot pool. Lizard’s has the only tournament-sized tables in Huntsville.

Skybound Entertainment presents Big Moe live in concert at the International Ballroom in Houstonat 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15. Also appearing will be 14 other guest performers. There will also be a “Get Low” contest and a sexiest Halloween costume contest.

For more information call (281) 704-5007 or (281) 835-0104.

Crypt of Fright is a haunted house in Houston. It is located off of 610 between 288 and I-45.

Crypt of Fright uses visual effects and animatronics created by designers from film and television. They combine their experiences with techniques from other horror films to create over 20,000 square feet of pure terror.

Crypt of Fright will be in Houston until November 1. Admission is $15. For hours of operation, go to http://www.610arena.com. You can find information about other haunted houses at http://www.darke.com or http://www.maggotmuncher.com.

Sigma Nu and the Phi Delts are hosting a Halloween party at Daddio’s. They are offering various specials especially for the night. There will also be a mixture of music.

For more information about Halloween events around Houston, check out http://www.chron.com/content/chronicle/thisweek/zone05 or search http://www.google.com. Whatever you do, good trick, good treating, or good sleeping just have a great Halloween!

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