Spooktacular Trail & Carnival Info!
Looking to enjoy some fun and games this Halloween season? Come and celebrate by attending the 7th Annual BRC Spooktacular Trail and Carnival on Saturday, October 27 from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the Texana Park Day Use Area which is located 6 miles outside of Edna on St. Hwy. 111N.
This year’s event will get started with the always popular Costume Contest at approximately 6:15 pm. Costume contest registration starts at 5:30 p.m. and concludes at the start of each contest. The Costume Contest will have three age groups (0-3, 4-6, and 7-9) with 1st – 3rd prizes awarded in each group. The Costume Contests are scheduled to start at the approximate times: 6:15 p.m. - Age Group 0-3, 6:30 p.m. – Age Group 4-6, and 6:45 p.m. - Age Group 7-9.
Families can show off their carving skills by bringing a carved pumpkin to enter the Carved Pumpkin Contest, or bring a “decorated” pumpkin for the Decorated Pumpkin Contest…. where no carving is required! Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 pumpkins chosen in each category. The Pumpkin Contest judging will start at 7:30 p.m.
There will be plenty of games for kids of all ages to play at this year’s Spooktacular Carnival! The Carnival Games will be open from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Everyone is a winner with lots of candy and prizes!! Carnival games will include the Witch Hat Ring Toss, Spin Spidey, Catch the Candy, Witch’s Brew, Duck Pond, Ghost Toss, The Great Pumpkin Fling, Dead Man’s Toss and Monster Ball. We will also be bringing back our large activity area, which will include several full-size photo op cutouts, Tic-Tac-Toe, a Halloween Touch-n-Feel Game, Pumpkin Hoop Toss, S’more station and a Hay Slide. These activities are sure to be fun for everyone!
We are very excited to be adding a Kids Craft Tent sponsored by Sisters Design to this year’s event! Inside the tent, there will be 3 different stations set up. For an additional cost of $5 per shirt, kids will be able to create their own souvenir T– Shirt using fabric markers at one station. The other two stations are FREE and will be equipped with crayons and markers for some Halloween craft fun that each child can take home!
Returning this year is HEB’s Pumpkin Patch! Pumpkin patches are a true staple and tradition of the season and are treasured by people of all ages. Decorated with a rustic fence, lots of pumpkins, hay bales and festive décor make it the perfect place to get your group together for a photograph.
The whole family can also enjoy an old-fashioned hay ride that will wind thru the beautiful Day Use Area that fall evening. Family friendly Halloween décor along the route will make the hay ride even more fun!
For our visitors who may be camping with us that weekend don’t forget to bring your Halloween Décor to compete in “The Best Decorated Campsite and Cabin” contest! The most original and creative sites and cabins can win some great prizes like free camping and lots more! Decorated campsites and cabins at Brackenridge Park and Texana Park will be judged at approximately 8 pm. Winners will be announced right after the judging is complete and awards will be given out to the winners in EACH campground! So call to reserve your campsite and start pulling together your best decorating ideas, we can’t wait to see them!
And lastly and probably most anticipated…you won’t want to miss the BRC Spooktacular Trail! Have you ever wondered what lurks in the woods? Will you have the courage to even enter the trail? As darkness falls, eyes will be watching your every move. Rickety bridges, screams in the night……and it just may be yours! What is that creeping, crawling, or slithering by? Once you enter there is no turning back! Prepare to be SCARED on the BRC Spooktacular Trail!! As always, our staff has been busy creating new and extra scary décor to make this our best year yet! The Spooktacular Trail will be open from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.!
Event admission is just $8.00 per person and includes the All-inclusive Armband, which gives children and adults access to all the games, prizes, hayride, and haunted trail. There will be two food trucks on site, Trevino’s and Georgia Mae’s! Make sure you stop by and get your favorite festival food! Limited parking is available at Texana Park; overflow parking will be available at the Main Event Center parking lot with a free shuttle service to transport you to and from the event. We will have volunteers at the entrance of Texana Park directing people to parking spaces either in the Day Use Area or the Main Event Center parking lot depending on availability. Pets are not allowed unless they are certified service dog.
The success of this community event is credited largely to our sponsors, who lend their names and financial support to this annual event! Almost as important is our volunteers who take the time to decorate and haunt the trail, operate a game or drive the Hay Ride to help grow this event to make it the best it can be. We had over 90 individuals volunteer during last year’s event! It takes a community coming together to make an event like this happen. If you are interested in joining us as a sponsor or as a volunteer, please contact our park office at 361-782-5456. We would love to have you!
We hope to have many families join us at the BRC Spooktacular Trail and Carnival! It is the perfect way to start the Halloween celebrations!