It is almost that time of the year again when it gets spooky in Fort Worth. If you are looking for some spine-chilling activities to get you in the Halloween mood, you are in luck. Fort Worth presents the opportunity to enjoy all types of exciting activities to celebrate Halloween. Make sure to check out some of these spooky activities around Fort Worth.

Head to Cutting Edge Haunted House

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If you want to get yourself scared, visit the Cutting Edge Haunted House in Fort Worth. Located at a 100-year-old abandoned meatpacking plant in what is known as "Hell's Half Acre," the house is one of the largest haunted homes in the county. It features multiple stories and themes, real-life actors, and special effects. 

As you make your way through the house, you will encounter disturbing monsters and scary scenes playing before your eyes for implausible scares. If you are brave enough to tour the entire home, you will cover almost half a mile in about 55 minutes. The scenes and events at the haunted house are very real and occur in a physically demanding environment. As a result, it is recommended for adults only. 

Make Pumpkin Lanterns

There is no better way of getting your family into the Halloween spirit than picking pumpkins to carve into a jack-o'-lantern. Pumpkins are readily available and you can buy one from the grocery store or a pumpkin patch around Fort Worth. You can pick your preferred size and have fun making the curve marks. The carved pumpkins make a good background for a family Halloween photo. 

Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Texas

Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Texas is open from Sept. 11 to Oct. 31. While most haunted houses and attractions in Fort Worth are not suitable for small children, the Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Texas is. When you visit during the day, you can enjoy a series of Halloween-themed shows and treat giveaways that are ideal for younger children. Evening time the ghosts and imps come out to haunt the main pathways, which is suitable for teens and adults who love a good scare. 

The festival also features many haunted houses. If you are brave enough, you can visit The Majestic Theatre turned into the Killer Theatre. A stop at Piggy's Smokehouse for a meal is tempting, but be careful lest you turn into the main entree on the menu. The festival also offers a variety of live entertainment options that you are likely to enjoy. 

Trails and Treats at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

If you are looking for a family-friendly event during Halloween, be sure to attend Trails and Treats at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. The park is open year-round but when Halloween comes, it is open for the Trails and Treats event. Kids can dress up in their Halloween costumes and move along the trails within the center as they search for treats. Other children's activities include face painting, crafts, and children's games. 

In addition to the kids' activities, the refuge opens its doors for animal presentations about nocturnal animals living within the center. You will also listen to the myth of the Lake Worth Monster, which is a half-goat, half-man creature first seen in the area decades ago. It is believed that this creature still roams around the land surrounding the refuge. 

Autumn at the Arboretum 

Dallas Arboretum hosts the annual Autumn at the Arboretum event, which is one of the most spectacular attractions in the city. The event that has been named as one of the country's top pumpkin festivals is held every year from Sept. 18 to Oct. 31. Part of the arboretum ground is covered with pumpkins and turned into a pumpkin village. Over 90,000 pumpkins, squash, and gourds cover the area. 

Besides the pumpkin village, Autumn at the Arboretum features various daily activities that are suitable for the whole family. You can enjoy anything from fall-themed scavenger hunts to cooking demos using seasonal ingredients. To attend the event, you need to have advance tickets. 

Boo at the Zoo

The Fort Worth Zoo holds an annual Boo at the Zoo event. It is a family-friendly event featuring Halloween-themed entertainment. The Outdoor Learning Theater hosts a live animal stage show, and kids can have some fun at the craft zone where they make their spooky arts. Other activities at the festival include music and carnival games. The event will take place on Oct. 29 to 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Decorate a Haunted Gingerbread House

The Central Market Fort Worth is holding a parent and child event where you can decorate a haunted gingerbread house. It is a family-friendly event that will help you bond with your child as you have fun. All children ages 7-17 must be accompanied by their parents. The event will be held on Oct. 23.  

Moxley Manor Haunted House

The Moxley Manor Haunted House is one of the top-rated Halloween attractions. The house features three chilling attractions at one location: Moxley Manor, Regans Revenge, and Big Top Terror. This year, the location will be open from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31. Tickets are available in group sales, general admission, and fast pass admission. 

Go Shopping for Halloween 

Getting ready for Halloween is the most important part of it all. You don't have to turn up for an event wearing your favorite T-shirt. If you forgot to pack your favorite Halloween costume, you are in luck. Fort Worth presents numerous shopping options for your last-minute pick. The city has many costume shops, some of which are open year-round for non-costume needs. Some even provide rental services for those that don't want to buy a costume, while others will allow you to create your own from genuine fabrics. 

At Hiley Subaru of Fort Worth, we appreciate the Halloween season and that is why we have highlighted some of the spooky activities you can try this fall. Have we left out any Halloween activity that you particularly enjoy? Be sure to let us know by contacting us, and we can check it out and include it on the list.  

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