Fall is the time of year when trees drop their colorful leaves and cozy sweaters come out of storage. With the cooler temperatures comes an urge to explore our beautiful area and find some new haunts. We've pulled together a list to help you make the most of this wonderful time of year. Whether it's a trip to the pumpkin patch or simply stopping to savor a hot drink, be sure to plan some fun outings this fall.
1. CALLIE'S ACRE
Grab the kids and head to Calie’s Acre for pumpkin patch photo ops and a bouncy house to boot! Snack on some warm corn dogs and funnel cakes and wash it down with an icy lemonade. Did we mention that they have cotton candy, too?
ADDRESS: 10589 TX-300, GILMER, TX 75645
HOURS TILL NOV. 1:
MON-SAT 9AM TO 5PM
SUN 1PM TO 5PM
2. SILVER GRIZZLY ESPRESSO
Head Downtown to try Silver Grizzly Espresso’s new, fall syrup flavors: Pumpkin Candied Pecan or Brown Sugar. These luscious new tastes will usher in a season of transformation in your life or at least liven up your latte.
ADDRESS: 100 W TYLER ST, LONGVIEW, TX 75601
MON-SAT 7AM TO 10PM
3. BOO & BREW
Celebrate the season with Longview Mall’s Boo & Brew that includes temporary tattoos, pumpkin painting, a fall selfie station and a cupcake walk!
ADDRESSS: 3500 MCCANN RD, LONGVIEW, TX 75605
OCT. 24 | 5PM TO 8PM
4. SIP-N-SPOOK HALL-O-WINE WALK
Enoch’s Stomp is the perfect setting for a pumpkin carving contest and a moonlight hayride to the hill. Located just 30 minutes from Longview, this picturesque vineyard and winery will also feature the popular musical group, Covie, in concert.
ADDRESS: 871 FERGUSON RD, HARLETON, TX 75651
OCT. 24 | 5PM TO 9PM
$45 ADMISSION | $5 PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST
5. SPOOKY FEST
Longview Arboretum’s first annual Spooky Fest is sure to be fun. Dress up the youngsters in their Halloween costumes and slink to the Arboretum for some early trick or treating, games, and even a costume contest. This event is great for the whole family, even the little ones. Pssst, it's really not that spooky…
ADDRESS: 706 W COTTON ST, LONGVIEW, TX 75604
OCT. 29 | 4PM to 6PM
$5 ADULTS | CHILDREN 3 AND UNDER ARE FREE
6. PUMPKIN GLO
View the most spooktacular jack-o-lanterns and learn a little history of Halloween during the Gregg County Historical Museum’s Pumpkin Glo. Costumes are encouraged and chills are optional.
ADDRESSS: 214 N FREDONIA ST, LONGVIEW, TX 75601
OCT. 29-30 | 10AM TO 4PM
7. HOWL-O-WEEN VIRTUAL PET CONTEST
Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center’s annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest is going virtual. Email a photo of your pet dressed in their adorable, creepy, or hilarious costume to firstname.lastname@example.org. All the cute pics will be shared on social and winners will be announced via a Facebook Live video at noon on Halloween.
PHOTOS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDNIGHT OCT. 24
OCT. 31 | 12PM EVENT
8. HOCUS POCUS MOVIE NIGHT
This entertaining event is planned by Red Bus Cupcakes and includes free Pupcakes for costumed doggies all day, free hay maze, and a family and pet photo area. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for viewing the movie, Hocus Pocus starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy. Ice cream, cupcakes, cupcake sundaes and cobbler are all available for purchase on the double decker bus.
ADDRESS: 4785 PAGE RD, LONGVIEW, TX 75605
OCT. 31 | 7PM
9. CANDY CRAWL
What could be more fun than trick-or-treating around the Longview Mall? Stop by Center Quart for a gift then stock up on goodies from all the participating stores. Your little ghosts and goblins will thank you for it.
ADDRESS: 3500 MCCANN RD, LONGVIEW, TX 75605
OCT. 31 | 5PM
10. TRICK OR TREAT ON COLLEGE STREET
Enjoy Le Tourneau University’s annual fall campus festival from the comfort of your car or truck. All are welcome to attend this drive-thru experience that includes candy and treats.
ADDRESS: 2100 S MOBBERLY AVE, LONGVIEW, TX 75602
OCT. 31 | 2PM TO 4:30PM
Read our article, Alternatives to Binging on Netflix for more ideas on fun adventures!