Archive for October 16th, 2007

Halloween in State Parks

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

Halloween is a time for ghosts, goblins and goodies…and
State parks across Texas are gearing up for some frightening family fun.

October 20th, the Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historical Site, on the Gulf Coast, is holding a Haunted Hayride from 7 to 9 pm. Games, goodies and a spooky storyteller will be on hand for brave visitors.

In North Texas, Fort Richardson State Park and Historic Site and Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway host a Ghost Walk from 8 to 9 PM on October 27th. But don’t worry; all the ghosts are friendly on this trail.

For those looking for ghost stories, the Mission Tejas State Park, in East Texas, is hosting Fireside Storytelling on October 27th. Ranger John Tatum, a member of the Tejas Storytellers Association will be on hand from 7:30 to 9 pm. Not all the stories will be ghost stories but all will be age appropriate.

If you are looking for something a little batty in South Texas, don’t pass up the World Birding Center’s, 2nd Annual Halloween Fest on October 27th. The fest features programs on bats, kids costume contests, night hikes and more.

For more information on these and other Halloween events across Texas, visit

That’s our show…with research and writing help from Kate Lipinski… For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.