Lots of Halloween fun is popping up all over Central Texas, and Harker Heights is getting in on the action with "Haunted Heights" on Saturday, October 30.


 

Saturday the 30th promises to be fun for the entire family with so many events planned throughout Central Texas. The City of Harker Heights is inviting families to come out and enjoy Haunted Heights from 10 AM to 1 PM.

Haunted Heights is a free event that kicks off at Carl Levin Park, 400 Miller's Crossing, with a trail full of vendors, photo ops, and activities for all ages. The kiddos can fill their trick-or-treat bags full of candy while the adults check out the vendors.

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If you're interested in being one of those vendors, email sgibbs@harkerheights.gov or call 254-953-5493 for an application. Applications are accepted until Thursday, October 28, 2021.

Kick the day off earlier with the Farmers Market starting at 8 AM at City Hall,  305 Miller’s Crossing. There'll be trick-or-treating and a door prize giveaway! Be sure to stop by the market for candy and to stock up on your favorite items from local sellers.

The fun continues after Haunted Heights with a chance to hunt zombies and monsters at Carl Levin Park from 6 PM to 9 PM. Practice your zombie hunting skills with ‘human safe’ bow and arrows from Archery Attack. Your team will navigate the back trails of the park where you'll encounter fun challenges, monsters, and even some brain hungry zombies!


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You must register for the hunt in advance at https://bit.ly/harkerheightsevents. Hunters 11 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Spectators are also welcome.

Official Harker Heights door-to-door Trick-or-Treat time for 2021 will be on Sunday, October 31 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM. For more information about Haunted Heights or other events, please visit https://bit.ly/harkerheightsevents or call 254-953-5493.

Happy Halloween!

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Now through Halloween night, we're asking the good people of Central Texas to share pics of their pet's Halloween getup.

While it's fun to share pics anyway, you could actually win a Pet Prize Pack from Posh Paws Pet Resort and Salon in Temple valued at over $200!

Also, this contest is open to pets of all shapes and sizes, so if your pet gecko or tarantula can sport a witch's hat or devil horns like nobody's business, let's see those pics!

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