I told you in the last blog that I love Halloween because it starts the holiday schedule. Plus the weather finally starts getting cooler. BREC has the same excitement and you can tell by the amount of events they have this month.
Bluebonnet Swamp hosts Haunted Hikes on Oct. 12, 19 and 26 from 6-9 p.m. for $6 per person. Bluebonnet Swamp’s Haunted Hikes are designed especially for younger children as an alternative to teen and adult-centric commercial haunted houses. Spooky Storytime and make-and-take crafts are offered in the Education Building. Trek through the Swamp Graveyard Maze to get to our Crazy Carnival Games and face-painting station. Interact with snakes, insects, rats, and other “creepy critters” at treat stations along the Haunted Hike Trail. Pass through our Animal Morgue to visit with more live animals from Wings of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary – and check out nature’s “grossest” in the Creepy Cavern. Costumed characters lurk throughout the site ready to share “kooky treasures” with all the attending little witches, fairies, hobgoblins, and heroes. No scare tactics are used during this program, and participants are welcome (and encouraged) to come in costume. Bring a flashlight. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Food vendors will be on site selling snacks and beverages. This event is proudly sponsored by DIG Magazine.
BREC never forgets your four-legged friends at the annual Trick and Treat on Oct. 19 from 6-9 p.m. at the Raising Can’s Dog Park at Forest Community Park. Bring the dog and the entire family to this dog-friendly Trick or Treat event. Local pet organizations will be in attendance distributing valuable information, candy for the kiddos and treats for the dogs. Dress up your dog for the Best Costume Contest as well!
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