Looking to enjoy some fun
and games this Halloween season? Come and celebrate by attending the 9th Annual
BRC Spooktacular Trail and Carnival on Saturday, October 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00
p.m. at the Texana Park & Campground Pavilion which is located 6 miles outside
of Edna on St. Hwy. 111N.
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 5:30 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.
Starting at 7:00 pm is the
always popular, Costume Contest! The Costume Contest has five age groups: (0-12
Months, 13 Months –2 yrs., 3-4, 5-6, and 7-9) with 1st – 3rd place prizes
awarded in each group. Participants wishing to be a part of the contest will
line up at the stage with their designated age group when instructed to do so.
No pre-registration necessary.
Bring your decorated and/or
carved pumpkin to be entered in our Best Decorated/Carved Pumpkin Contest!
Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners! The Contest judging will start at
We will also be bringing
back our large activity area, which will include several full-size photo op
cutouts, Tic-Tac-Toe, and Hay Slides. NEW activities you will find in the
activity area is 3 NEW games: Hook Toss, Peter Pumpkin Putter, and Spiderweb
Egg Toss! Also making an appearance is Michael and Shelby from the Texana Park Nature Center. They are bringing some friendly reptiles with them from the Nature Center, so be sure to stop by and say hi! We will also have FREE face painting and balloon art at the event!
Back by popular demand is
the Kids Craft Tent! 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 Tote Bag 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 Pumpkin
Patch! 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.
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 or Cabin” contest! The most original
and creative campsites and cabins can win some great prizes! There will be 1st,
2nd, & 3rd place winners for Best Decorated Campsite at each park; Texana
and Brackenridge. Then, there will be a 1st place winner for overall Best
Decorated Cabin throughout both parks. Decorated campsites and cabins at
Brackenridge Park and Texana Park will start to be judged at approximately 8
pm. Winners will be announced at the event once the judging is complete. So,
call to reserve your campsite and start pulling together your best decorating
ideas….we can’t wait to see them!
Lastly and probably, most
anticipated…you will not 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 10:00 p.m.!
Event admission is just
$8.00 per person, which gives children and adults access to all the games,
prizes, craft tent and haunted trail. Children under the age of 2 are FREE! Campers
who are staying at the Brackenridge Recreation Complex can receive a 50%
discount on 4 All-Inclusive Wrist Bands! Bring your appetite because we’ll have
only the BEST food trucks on-site serving up your favorite festival foods from 6:00-10:00
With the growth of the event
and the limited amount of parking area located by the event area, we find it
necessary to utilize buses to transport all event attendees to and from the
event this year. The event location has very limited parking which will be
reserved for our handicapped patrons ONLY. Event attendees including those
camping in Brackenridge Park will park their vehicle at the Brackenridge Main
Event Center where they will board one of three large, air-conditioned buses
which will start running at 4:45 p.m. and run continuously throughout the
evening to shuttle them to and from the event entrance. Attendees will then hop
on a festive hay ride thru the Day Use Area down to the event. Family friendly
Halloween décor along the route will make the hayride even more fun! Note:
ONLY Texana Park & Campground
guests displaying a YELLOW parking pass will be able to access the Texana
Camping Area after 5:00 p.m. Armbands will be sold at the Main Event Center
that evening or may be purchased in advance at either of the park offices.
Please note that pets are not allowed at the event
unless they are a certified service dog.
Our goal with the new
transportation plan is to provide a more efficient and safer experience for
everyone attending the event.
For more information visit
www.brackenridgepark.com or call (361) 782-5456. Don’t miss the fun
at the 8th Annual BRC Spooktacular Trail and Carnival on Saturday, October 23,
2021 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Texana Park and Campground Pavilion. We
hope to have you and your family join us at the BRC Spooktacular Trail and
Carnival! It is the perfect way to start the Halloween celebrations!