Looking to enjoy some fun and games this Halloween season? Come and celebrate by attending the 10th Annual BRC Spooktacular Trail and Carnival on Saturday, October 29 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. 111S.
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, Monster Ball Hook Toss, Peter Pumpkin Putter, and Spiderweb Egg Toss.
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 7:30 p.m.
We will also be bringing back our large activity area, which will include several full-size photo op cutouts, Tic-Tac-Toe, and more. Also making an appearance is Michael and Shelby from the Texana Community Education Center. They are bringing some friendly reptiles with them from the Education 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 tote bag, 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 H-E-B 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 $10.00 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 Wrist Bands! Bring your appetite because we’ll have only the BEST food trucks on-site serving up your favorite festival foods from 5:30-10:00 p.m.!
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. We modified the transportation route so that once event guests hop on the bus at the Brackenridge Main Event Center, they will be bussed directly to the event entrance. Visitors will not have to get off the bus and hop on a hayride to the event. Please see transportation map. 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 5:15 p.m. and run continuously throughout the evening to shuttle them to and from the event entrance. 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 transportation plan is to provide a more efficient and safer experience for everyone attending the event. With a few tweaks this year we think it will our best plan yet! For more information call (361) 782-5456.
Don’t miss the fun at the 10th Annual BRC Spooktacular Trail and Carnival on Saturday, October 29, 2022 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!