Halloween in the Branch

Halloween in Farmers Branch has taken a new form this year: Halloween in the Branch! With one virtual and two in-person events, Halloween this year is a nearly month-long celebration! Starting with The Splashtacular Virtual Pumpkin Decorating Contest and continuing to events like the 80s Monster Mash Jam and the Tour of Frights. Annual events such as Haunts and Houses and Halloween in the Park have been reimagined into a new event, Tour of Frights. There's a way to celebrate Halloween with fun and social distancing! 

The Splashtacular Virtual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

IG - FB FeedOct 10 - 16 | Pick up a pumpkin and supplies  | Free | Aquatics Center: 14032 Heartside Pl 

Oct 17 | Submit a photo via Facebook Private Message, @farmersbranchaquatics 

Oct 18 - 23 | Voting begins on Facebook for your favorite pumpkin

Tired of searching those dusty fields for your perfect pumpkin to carve or decorate? We are too! So this year we put a fun spin on the tradition by creating a patch at the Margaret Young Natatorium just for you!

Stop by the Margaret Young Natatorium to receive a pumpkin and decorating kit during normal operating hours between October 10 through October 16, while supplies last. Decorate your pumpkin, take a photo and submit it to The Splashtacular Pumpkin Decorating Contest by October 17.

Direct message a photo of your decorated pumpkin to their Facebook Page. The contest will run from October 18 - 23. Pictures of the pumpkins entered will be posted on the Aquatics Center's Facebook page with a number. The public will cast votes in the comment section by leaving a comment with the number of their favorite pumpkin. The most votes wins!

All photos and pumpkin decorations must be kid-friendly. Photos and pumpkin decorations depicting violence, political figures or messages, are religious in nature, or otherwise deemed inappropriate will not be accepted. Staff has the final say on the appropriateness of the decorated pumpkin. 

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80s Monster Mash Jam

Fri | Oct 30 | 7 - 10:30 p.m. | Free | Farmers Branch Historical Park

Break out yo80s Monster Mash Jam Square Graphicur hairspray and acid-washed jeans, it’s an “80s Monster Mash Jam” spotlighting some of the biggest acts from that defining decade of music- Prince and Bon Jovi!

Two of the hottest tribute bands in all of Texas, Remembering Prince, and Blaze of Glory- The Bon Jovi Tribute, will get your Halloween weekend started off with a rockin' and funk-filled night to remember!


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Tour of Frights

Sat | Oct 31 | 6 - 9 p.m. | Free | Drive-Thru | Farmers Branch Historical Park

Tour of Frights Event Icon Opens in new windowKeeping social distancing and public safety in mind, the annual Halloween in the Park has been re-imagined into a drive-thru family-friendly Halloween spooktacular. The Farmers Branch Historical Park transforms into an avenue of thrills and chills on Halloween night. This safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating brings all the treats to you. Families are invited to wear their Halloween costumes, decorate their vehicles and cruise the Historical Park as nightfall begins.

  • Note: Take Ford Rd. North from 635 service road.  No entrance at Farmers Branch Rd. 
  • Prepackaged trick or treat bags will be distributed to each child in costume, while supplies last.

A canned food drive benefitting Metrocrest Services will also be taking place. Event attendees may bring canned goods to donate. A donation is not required for a trick or treat bag.  

Safety reminders:

  • Remain in your vehicle. No walkthroughs.
  • Props/toys that may be perceived as weapons are not permitted into the Park.

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Thank you to our sponsor, Advance Dental for their support of our event!