10 things to do for spooky season


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Halloween is approaching. Are you scared? I’m joking. “Spooky season” is upon us and within the Amarillo-Canyon area, there are lots of fun things to do. Look no further than The Prairie News for tips and advice on the best places to go to during October, and Halloween season.

Maxwell’s Pumpkin Farm
What is Halloween without pumpkins? Nothing. Going to the pumpkin farm allows you to have fun with your family and also enjoy seeing lots of weird and wacky pumpkins. The prices range from 16.95-17.95. Maxwell’s pumpkin farm will be open to the public from Sept. 24 to Oct. 30 (they are also open on Saturdays 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sundays 1-9 p.m.). Go and have some fun with your family and friends!

Do you like running?
Westminster Presbyterian Church is doing an autumn festival run Saturday, Oct. 29. The tickets range from free to 15 dollars. If you’re not a Halloween fan, then you can still enjoy the season without getting too spooky. There is something for everybody, and who knows? Maybe you can make running spooky. You might be able to run in your costume.

Halloween Ball
If you like to dance and want to take a friend, the Amarillo Botanical Gardens is having a night of music and an open bar. Everyone celebrates Halloween differently, so go with some friends or a partner and enjoy a fun night! Tickets will range from $50-350 dollars.

Halloween Spooktacular on the Square
If you’re thinking of staying in Canyon for Halloween, you can head to the Canyon Square for a screening of Hocus Pocus. Sometimes you just want to watch a movie and it might be more fun because you don’t have to pay. Bring along your children and enjoy a night out with your family!

Halloween Charity Event
You may not participate in Halloween, but there are opportunities to put a smile on someone’s face with a Candy Drive. The Church of Christ at Colonies are asking for candy donations so they can help those who may find it difficult to participate in the Halloween fun.

Halloween Blood Drive
In the theme of helping out, you can donate blood or toys to help an orphanage in Mexico. There is something for everyone on Halloween.

Halloween party
If you’re going to have a party, make sure you stay safe. But, you can have fun picking out your costume and choosing a good location to have the event. Invite some of your close friends and have a small get together, or even a large one. It is up to you!

Pumpkin Carving
You can do this anywhere, and Walmart sells small and large pumpkins that you can design. All you need is a sharp object, and maybe some arts and crafts as well.

Halloween Costume Contest
This is in the same lane as the Halloween party, but you may want to compete with some friends about who is wearing the spookiest costume. Have fun!

Play Hide and Seek
This might seem strange, but hide and seek is the spookiest game you could play. Play it with some friends on Halloween and add some spooky elements to scare the people you are playing with. For example, you could go to a public park at night time, such as Hunsley Park in your costumes and freak each other out. You could even bring some fake spiders to scare your friends.