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Halloween and fall events: Oct. 28-31

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Children and adults dress up in their Halloween costumes at the Day of the Dead Festival, Saturday, October 29, 2016, in Denton, Texas, Jeff Woo/DRCDRC
Children and adults dress up in their Halloween costumes at the Day of the Dead Festival, Saturday, October 29, 2016, in Denton, Texas, Jeff Woo/DRC
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ONGOING

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays -- The Pumpkin Patch at Trinity United Methodist Church, 633 Hobson Lane. Pumpkins sold according to size. Visit the new pumpkin labyrinth. Call 940-566-2291.

SATURDAY, OCT. 29

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- Spooky Market at the Denton Community Market at the Denton County Historical Park, on Mulberry Street near Carroll Boulevard. Scavenger hunt for children, coloring pages, photo booths, trick-or-treating at vendor booths, pet costume contests and more. Visit http://dentonmarket.org.

10 a.m. -- Spooky Story Time for ages 1-5 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Wear costumes and take part in a Halloween trick-or-treating parade in the library.

5 to 7 p.m. -- Denton Trunk-or-Treat at the Denton County Historical Park, 317 W. Mulberry St. Hosted by the Denton County Office of History and Culture and The Bridge Church. Carnival games, food trucks, face painting, balloon animals, costume contest, giveaways and a lot of candy. Call 940-349-2850 or visit http://dentontot.com.

10 a.m. to noon -- Halloween Carnival at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Free family event features carnival games, goody bags, face painting, bounce houses and inexpensive snacks. Costume contest judging starts at 10:30 a.m. Call 940-349-8575.

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. -- Denton's Day of the Dead Festival at East Hickory and Industrial streets in downtown Denton. Free, multicultural family celebration.

  • Children's pumpkin patch from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with carnival games, puppet shows, a bounce house, arts and crafts and temporary hair dyeing.
  • Children's haunted house from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St.
  • Coffin races from noon to 4 p.m. on Hickory Street.
  • On the main stage, live music throughout the day and a costume contest for all ages at 6 p.m.
  • Twilight Lantern and Costume Parade lineup at 6 p.m. at Austin and East Hickory streets. Parade begins at 7 p.m.

1 p.m. -- "Haunted Denton" for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Shelly Tucker will tell tales about the city's haunted history. Refreshments provided. Free, but registration is required. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

4:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. -- "Cirque du Horror," an original Denton Halloween musical for all ages, by David K. Pierce, at Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. $15-$25 for adults, $7 for children. Visit www.cirqueduhorror.com.

6 to 8 p.m. — Shady Shores Hoot & Holler at the Shady Shores Community Center, 101 S. Shady Shores Road. With trunk-or-treating, free hot dogs, a costume contest, games and prizes.

6 to 9 p.m. -- Haunted House at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. This year's theme is "Haunted Circus." $3; $2 for each additional trip through the haunted house.

6 to 8 p.m. -- Trunk or Treat at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, 623 Ector St. Bounce houses, carnival games and concessions. Free with a donation of canned food for Our Daily Bread soup kitchen and Denton Community Food Bank.

7 to 10 p.m. -- "Samhain: Into the Cave of the Morrigan" at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1111 Cordell St. The Denton Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans leads a ritual observing the ancient rite of Samhain. Potluck dinner follows.

9 p.m. to 2 a.m. -- Nightmare on Fry Street, a block party for adults featuring $5,000 in prizes and a costume contest. At businesses in the Fry Street area.

SUNDAY, OCT. 29

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. -- "Nightmare on Elm Street" at Juice Lab, 508 S. Elm St. All-ages fun, including live music, arts and crafts for kids, a costume contest and raffles. Admission is free. Call 940-218-6461.

4 to 6 p.m. -- Argyle Fall Festival at Argyle United Methodist Church, 9033 Fort Worth Drive. Free family event with games and trunk-or-treating. Call 940-464-1333 or visit www.argyleumc.org.

5 p.m. -- "Cirque du Horror," an original Denton Halloween musical for all ages, by David K. Pierce, at Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. $15-$25 for adults, $7 for children. Visit www.cirqueduhorror.com.

5:30 to 8 p.m. -- New Life Church Fall Festival at 1350 E. Milam Road in Sanger. Food, games, bounce houses, hay rides, a costume contest, live music and door prizes. Free. Call 940-458-3310.

8 to 11 p.m. -- Screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show at Killer's Tacos, 414 Bryan St. Free.

MONDAY, OCT. 30

7 to 8 p.m. -- Spooky Story Time for ages 1-5 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Wear costumes and take part in a Halloween trick-or-treating parade in the library. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

TUESDAY, OCT. 31

8 p.m. -- "Tubaween!" featuring UNT tuba and euphonium ensembles, directed by Brian Bowman, in the Recital Hall at the UNT Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu.

8 p.m. to 1 a.m. -- Denton Does Halloween with Brave Combo, the Wee-Beasties, Puddin' Taine and Fab Deuce at Backyard on Bell, 410 N. Bell Ave. $5.

4 to 6 p.m. -- Safe Spook in downtown Krum, a trick-or-treating event at businesses and offices along McCart Street. Families are welcome to come in their costumes, getting candy and treats at the participating businesses.

5 to 7 p.m. -- Mall-O-Ween for Kids Club members ages 3-12 at Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. I-35E. Come in costume to trick-or-treat from store to store. To join the free Kids Club, sign up at Guest Services. Visit http://shopgoldentriangle.com.

6 to 8 p.m. -- Krum Trunk-or-Treat at First United Methodist Church of Krum. Games and trunk-or-treating in the parking lot. $1 fee for bounce house. Hot dogs, chips and drinks for $3. Call 940-205-4080.

6 to 8 p.m. -- Share the Harvest Carnival at First United Methodist Church of Denton, 201 S. Locust St. Family event with trunk-or-treating, a snack supper, carnival games and hay rides. Admission is one canned food item for the Denton County Food Room. Call 940-382-5478 or visit http://fumc-denton.com/share-the-harvest.

5 p.m. -- Ghost of "Old Man Evers" hands out candy to trick-or-treaters at the Law Office of David S. Bouschor II (the historic Evers Farmhouse), 217 E. Oak St.

5 to 6:30 p.m. -- Trick or Treat the Square at businesses in downtown Denton. Families can come in costume to trick-or-treat from store to store.