It’s finally fall, and that means changing leaves, cooler weather and, you got it, Halloween!

It’s one of the most exciting holiday seasons of the year, and it brings with it loads of scares, spooks and haunts that both kids and adults alike can enjoy.

And Schertz is no different. Thanks to its prime location in the San Antonio region, its residents have access to dozens of five-star Halloween activities to entertain the whole family.

Want to get the kiddos involved in the Halloween excitement? Here are a few local options to try out this month:

Haunted Houses

The Schertz and San Antonio areas are full of great haunted houses. Some of the top ones include Psycho Asylum, Fearesta, 12th Floor and the Ripley’s Haunted Adventure. If you want a good scare, any of these will do the trick!

Woman Hollering Creek

Want the real thing? Then head on over to Woman Hollering Creek, which many believe is haunted by a crying woman. The tale says she’s mourning her lost child, desperately looking for her along the banks of the creek. Beware if you see her, though! She may pull you into the water, thinking you’re her lost little one.

Fright Fest

Six Flags is hosting its annual Halloween celebration with Fright Fest, which takes place from Sept. 24 through Oct. 31. It’s a family friendly event that includes haunted houses, mazes, shows and, of course, rides and roller coasters.

Howl-O-Scream

At SeaWorld, you and the family can stop by Howl-o-Scream from Sept. 30 to Oct. 30. Like Fright Fest, the event boasts haunted houses, scary attractions, rides and shows. There’s even a “Creepshow,” which features Shamu the whale.

Pumpkin Patches

Let the kiddos pick out their own pumpkins at one of the many local pumpkin patches. Fiesta Farm, Good News and Bracken UMC pumpkin patch are all great choices.

BOOtanica!

The San Antonio Botanical Garden is hosting Bootanica every Saturday in October from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each week will have a different theme, from butterflies and bats to scarecrows and more. The event is free with admission, and hands-on activities and crafts will be included.

Ghost Tours

San Antonio has a lot of history – both good and bad. Get a glimpse into the city’s past and learn about its spookiest spots on a real-life ghost tour. Tours are guided and done at night, so bring a friend to keep you company. Alamo Wolf Ghost Tours and Bad Wolf Ghost Tours are just a few of the local providers.

Bud Light Halloween Fest

The Riverwalk’s Halloween celebration, Halloween Fest will have music, a costume contest, a parade, food, drinks and more. Travel along the cobblestone paths in your costume and join in the fun. It all goes down Oct. 28 from 7 to 10:30 p.m.

Halloween Boo Bash

Take the family and head to Traders Village for the sixth annual Boo Bash, a free Halloween event that boasts live music, a parade, trick or treating and other kid-friendly activities. It all takes place Oct. 23 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Menger Hotel Haunted Dinner

Dine on a three-course meal in the haunted Colonial Room at the historic Menger Hotel, widely known as the most haunted hotel in the state. You’ll hear ghost stories and even take a ghost tour around the city after dessert!

Sweeney Todd

Head out for a date night this Halloween, and check out the spooky play Sweeney Todd at the Woodlawn Theatre. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you can catch the “demon barber of Fleet Street” live and in action.

Spook-track-ula

A Halloween event at the Texas Transportation Museum, Spook-track-ula has fun transport-themed activities for the little ones. There’s the Transylvania Express train ride, the Ghost Train, a haunted train ride and more.

More Delightful than Frightful

An event that benefits the San Antonio Food Bank, admission to this fun event at Morgan’s Wonderland is just three non-perishable food items. Kids can enjoy the park’s rides, shows and games, all while wearing their spooky costumes.

Masquerade Balls

For an adult Halloween celebration, consider the Messina Hof Hill Country Winery’s masquerade ball, which includes dinner, wine pairings and a Halloween dance. Be sure to wear a masquerade mask, because the best one will win a prize!
If you live in Schertz, you’re in luck: The area is full of great Halloween activities that everyone in the family can enjoy. Want more fun seasonal ideas for the family? Need more info on Schertz or the surrounding communities? Contact one of our agents today. The Claus Team’s Schertz experts are here to help.