Halloween is a spooktacular time in the Fort Worth area. You can find fun activities and events taking place throughout the city, including everything from organized festivals to casual trick-or-treating opportunities. If you're interested in finding the best spots around to pick up your candy, we have several suggestions. These areas have everything you want for an unforgettable evening of candy-laden fun.

North Richland Hills

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North Richland Hills is well-known for getting into the Halloween spirit. This is especially true in the Home Town neighborhood, where one house, in particular, takes the cake for the best decorations each year. In 2020, Marc Tolson upped the ante for his Halloween decorations with an elaborate "Pirates of the Caribbean" setup, complete with a pirate ship and the fearsome tentacles of the kraken. Trick-or-treating in this area is thrilling for everyone in the family. Even adults who may not collect candy can enjoy the decorations and the undeniably festive spirit. 

If you prefer not to go door to door, the North Richland Hills Baptist Church is hosting a Trunk or Treat event on Halloween from 6 to 7:30 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend. You can also sign up to host a trunk and become an integral part of the celebration.


Monticello is a safe, friendly neighborhood with an extremely walkable grid of residential streets that makes it ideal for trick-or-treating. The affluent area is lush with beautiful landscaping, distinctive architecture, and elegant homes, making for a pleasant stroll, even if you're not trick-or-treating yourself. The streets are also very pet-friendly, though you should make sure to clean up after your dog.

In years past, the Monticello Neighborhood Association has hosted a Halloween Fest that includes trick-or-treating, as well as games and food. Wristbands are required for the event. Though no festivities have been announced yet for 2021, it's worth keeping an eye on the Monticello neighborhood's website.

Ryan Place

It's impossible to miss the entrance to Ryan Place, designated as it is with large stone gates. The neighborhood's historic mansions were constructed in the early 1900s to house the area's elite. This was the first residential neighborhood in Fort Worth to earn a place on the National Register of Historic Places. Though Ryan Place fell on hard times in the Great Depression, it has experienced a revival that's brought it back to its breathtaking beauty and undeniable ambiance. The neighborhood covers just 1.1 square miles, making it extremely walkable.

With access to 20 schools, four libraries, and three parks, this is a popular neighborhood for families. As such, you can expect to see plenty of homes decorated for the season and lots of children walking the streets on Halloween. Ryan Place typically hosts "Boo on the Boulevard" for Halloween, though it has not announced one yet for 2021. Even sans a special event, the tree-lined street, ornamental street lights, welcoming sidewalks, and impressive homes make this a great place for your candy hunt.

Villages of Sunset Pointe

The Villages of Sunset Pointe is an extremely family-friendly neighborhood with a heavy focus on safety. Nestled amid gently rolling hills, this charming neighborhood is quickly becoming one of the most desirable places to raise children in the Fort Worth area. Nearby parks and walking trails make this a great area to play and stroll, so you can stretch out your evening. 

Hulen and Lake Benbrook are both close at hand if you're looking for a convenient place to grab a bite to eat when you're done. If you need help getting ready for the evening, you can also find several Spirit Halloween stores around this area.

Burleson Boo Bash

For an organized trick-or-treating experience, head to Boo Bash at the Chisenhall Sports Complex in Burleson. The party takes place on Oct. 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., so you can kick off your Halloween fun early and still spend Halloween weekend picking up candy elsewhere. This event includes free trick-or-treating for children age 12 and under. The festivities also include bounce houses and games, all available for free. Outside the complex, you'll find the Trunk-or-Treat car show from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Downtown Midlothian

On Friday, Oct. 29, Midlothian's downtown district will take on an especially spooky air for the town's special Trick or Treat event. You can stroll up and down North 8th Street picking up candy at participating merchants. The entire street will be closed for the event, so you can let your kids roam safely without the fear of passing cars. 

Adults may also want to drop in at some of the great places to shop. This trick-or-treat event is free to attend and open to the public. You can pick up candy any time between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

Boo at the Zoo Fort Worth

If neighborhood trick-or-treating isn't your preferred activity, you can enjoy an exciting holiday celebration that goes beyond candy bags at the Fort Worth Zoo's Boo at the Zoo event. Here, the festivities include specially themed entertainment, keeper chats, rides, and more. Visitors are welcome to dress up and trick-or-treating is indeed part of the fun. You will receive six coupons with your admission, each of which lets you get four pieces of pre-mixed candy at the zoo's treat stations. If you want additional coupons, it's just $3 for six.

When it's time to run off some of the sugar buzz, Boo at the Zoo offers plenty of opportunities. Ride the Kooky Carousel backward, dance along to the Razzmajazz band, or make a masterpiece in the Kids' Coloring Zone. The opportunities for fun are endless.

Do you have other suggestions for trick-or-treating in and around Fort Worth? Contact our team at Hiley Subaru of Fort Worth and let us know. Whether it's a great neighborhood or a fun trunk or treat, we love to know about the best picks in the city, so we can point our customers in the right direction when they leave our lot.

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