Copperas Cove, Central Texas communities holding Halloween Events this week through Sunday
By BRITTANY FHOLER
Goblins, ghosts, vampires, witches or wizards- no matter the costume choice, there is plenty of Halloween fun and activities for families and individuals alike to participate in this weekend.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
The final Copperas Cove Farmer’s Market of the season will be held Thursday, October 28, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the corner of Avenue D and S. 2nd Street. The Farmer’s Market will return next May.
Over at the Copperas Cove Civic Center (1206 W. Ave B), Copperas Cove Junior High School Fine Arts students, in collaboration with the city’s Fall-O-Ween Festival, will host a Haunted House “Terror Under the Blacklight” starting Thursday, October 28 through Saturday, October 30. The haunted house will be open 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Admission into the Haunted House is $2 per person. All proceeds from the Haunted House will benefit the Copperas Cove Junior High School Fine Arts Department.
Friday, October 29, 2021-
The Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Haunted Trail at South Park (2602 Dennis Dr) from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for children ages 3 to 12 and $10 for 13 and older and are available at http://bitly.ws/hPng. Parking for the event will be at First Assembly of God across the street from South Park. Guests will be asked to check in at the main table and will enter the trail in groups of four to six people.
Décor & More is having its Halloween Party from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with a costume contest, games and more fun for all ages. Guests will go trick or treating throughout the vendor booths set up inside and participate in a treasure hunt. Entry is free, but Halloween drinks and snacks are available for purchase. Décor & More is located in the same shopping plaza as Dollar Tree, at 817 E. Bus. 190 in Copperas Cove.
The City of Kempner is hosting a Trunk or Treat at Kempner City Hall on Friday starting at 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. or until the candy is gone. The City Hall is located at 12288 E Highway 190 in Kempner.
Over in Nolanville, Keep Nolanville Beautiful is hosting its Nolanville Night Market: Halloween Fest from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will feature family friendly activities, artisans and vendors, food and treats and music. The event will be at the corner of Main Street and F.M. 439 in downtown Nolanville.
Saturday, October 30, 2021
The Five Hills Scholarship Pageant will be hosting its 7th annual Howl-O-Ween Puppy Pawlooza at City Park to benefit the Animal Shelter. This event is the community service project of Miss Five Hills Karina Dominguez and is free with a cash or product donation to the Copperas Cove Animal Shelter including pet food, litter, crates, bedding, collars, leashes, etc.
The event includes an obstacle course, vendors, animal adoptions and even a splash in the city’s swimming pool (for dogs only), all of which opens at 8 a.m. The one-mile pet walk begins at 9 a.m., with the pet parade, costume contest and howling contests following after the walk.
In Cove Terrace Shopping Center, The Healthy Hub is hosting its 3rd Annual Halloween Bash and Food Drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be arts and crafts for kids and specialty teas and shakes for the whole family. Bring a non-perishable food item for donation to be entered into a raffle.
The City of Copperas Cove Special Events is hosting the 9th annual Fall-O-Ween Festival from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Copperas Cove City Park. There is a $5 parking fee, but walk-ins are free. This event will include safe trick-or-treating from 40 plus candy vendors, a Kids Zone, market vendors, food trucks and more. There will be a Costume Contest at Fester's House starting at 6 p.m. The costume contest is pre-registration only until October 29th. Those interested can register at the Copperas Cove Civic Center or online at
At Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, families are invited to participate in a Scavenger Hunt from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $20 per team to play. This price covers the scavenger hunt and one stuffed animal. Participants are encouraged to download the Goosechase app and obtain code and password at purchase. Admission to the zoo is not included in this price. There will also be a bar with adult beverages in the center of the zoo. All the proceeds from the Scavenger Hunt benefit the Education Department and will go towards the new Education Building.
In Killeen, Brick and Forge Taproom is partnering with One Love Autism for a trunk or treat event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be candy and fun as well as a contest for the best decorated trunk. After the trunk or treating, there will be a live DJ and drink specials.
The Killeen Police Department will also be holding a Trunk or Treat event for the second year, at Killeen Police Headquarters (3304 Community Blvd in Killeen) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Families will be able to drive through the parking lot, where officers and other staff members will line up on both sides to pass out candy.
G&B Saloon (301 Joes Rd in Copperas Cove) will be holding its 3rd annual Halloween 2021 Party and Costume Party starting at 9 p.m. There will be a pumpkin carving contest and three categories for the costume contest: male, female and couple. Entry fee is $5 for each contest, and winner takes all plus $25.
The Wares Wander Woods Haunted Trail will be open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday at 911 Gann Branch Rd in Killeen. This family-owned farm offers a haunted trail, hayride, a haunted cemetery, a Stonehenge maze, pumpkin chunkin’, UFO and bigfoot sightings and more. Parking is free. Tickets are $14 for adults, $11 for children and free for children under 3-years-of age.
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Vintage Church will be hosting its annual Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival at the Harker Heights Community Park (1605 Knights Way) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. This event will include free candy, food trucks, a petting zoo, carnival games and more family fun.
Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful will be hosting a Halloween Trash Clean Up at City Park starting at 9 a.m. Volunteers are encouraged to wear their Halloween costume as they pick up trash in the park.
Lastly, residents can also choose to trick or treat traditionally, going door to door, on Sunday, October 31, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The city encourages drivers to be aware of trick-or-treaters during this time.