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Oct 08

UPDATED! Top 10 McKinney Halloween Events for 2018

Posted on October 8, 2018 at 3:24 PM by Beth Shumate

cute halloween image with pumpkins and flying witchHalloween is a fun holiday, no matter your age. Check out these 10 spooky and fun events planned in McKinney for Halloween 2018!

12th Annual Halloween at the Heard - October 20
Families will once again enjoy an evening full of fun activities including a presentation of a family-friendly movie on the Heard's outdoor amphitheater stage.  Limited space and this event sells out quickly, so get tickets online now. 6-10 p.m. at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place. Free (ages 2 and younger), $10 (ages 3-12), $15 (adults ages 12 and older).

Haunted Tour at Chestnut Square - October 20
During this two-hour flashlight tour of haunted homes, attendees will hear the history of the home and ghostly activity reported. 8-10 p.m. $20 (ages 12 and older; ages 11 and under are not permitted). Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut St. 

Legends of McKinney Ghost Walk - October 26-27
Self-guided tour of McKinney's most haunted locations! Starting at Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut, 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, and 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.

McKinney Fall Festival and Monster Dash 5K - October 27
This family-fun event includes a race, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, music, costume contest, food, shopping and more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (attendance), $25 (5K). Tupps Brewery, 721 Anderson St. 

City of McKinney Events
The following are events presented and hosted by the City of McKinney:

Halloween Boo Bash Social Dance Night - October 12
The Halloween Boo Bash is a Halloween party for special needs individuals 18-years-old and older, along with their families and caregivers. $5. 6-8 p.m. McKinney Community Center, 2001 S. Central Expressway. 972-547-2690.

Trick or Treat Trail - October 25
Join your friends and neighbors for the first-ever Trick or Treat Trail on the Community Center Hike & Bike Trail, 2001 S. Central Expwy. Enjoy candy, sweet treats, a costume contest, games, music and food trucks and fun for all ages.  4:30-7 p.m. Register online to save a spot.

Neighborhood Night at the Movies - October 26
Enjoy an outdoor movie - Monster House (PG) at Bonnie Wenk Park, 2996 Virginia Parkway. 7:30-10 p.m. Free to attend. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Pumpkin Dunk - October 27
Jump in the indoor pool and fetch your pumpkin then head to the decorating station to paint your jack-o-lantern scary or sweet. One pumpkin and one goody bag per child. $10 per child. 9 a.m.-noon at the Apex Centre, 3003 Alma Road. Register online.

Scare on the Square (October 31)
Trick-or-treat safely on the Historic Downtown Square, which is closed off for trick-or-treaters to cross the street safely and go shop-to-shop for goodies. Bring your little goblins! 4-7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Here's a bonus event that lasts the entire month of October.

Storybook Ranch Pumpkin Patch - Daily thru October 31
Enjoy a hay maze, pony rides, petting zoo, bounce houses, wagon ride through the ranch's 1800s Western town and more! $15 per child, $5 per adult. Discounts available for large groups. 972-977-7333. Kids 2 and under are free. 3701 S. Custer Road.

Fall Festival - October 13

Free admission! Bring out the whole family for this fun event. All donations and pumpkin sales benefit our dinner partnership with The Samaritan Inn. From 4-7 p.m. at Stonebridge United Methodist Church. 1800 S. Stonebridge United Methodist Church, 1800 S. Stonebridge.
  • Bounce houses
  • Trunk or treating
  • Kids costume contest
  • Photo opportunities
  • Petting zoo
  • Face painting
  • Pumpkins for sale
  • Food trucks: BBQ, Snow Cones, Funnel Cakes, etc.