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Two children receive candy from Victoria Gonzales and Justin Gonzales (front) as their parents Oscar Gonzales and Elida Gonzales supervise. The Gonzales family dressed in the theme of Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" for the trunk-or-treat at the First United Methodist Church in Killeen.

The city of Killeen recently released its Halloween schedule which recommended trick-or-treating be done on Oct. 30 rather than the actual holiday, which is on Sunday, Oct. 31, this year. Other area cities are keeping trick-or-treating on Oct. 31 this year.

Here are Halloween schedules and related events for cities in the Killeen-Fort Hood area:


The city of Killeen is recommending residents observe trick-or-treating on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. The city opted not to have trick-or-treating on Sunday, Oct. 31, this year because “many citizens reserve Sunday for religious and family activities, and also the Saturday option provides parents the advantage of avoiding Trick-or-Treating on a ‘school night’,” Killeen spokeswoman Janell Ford said last week.

Oct. 23

The Mayborn Science Theater on the campus of Central Texas College will host ‘Epically Scary Eve’ from 4-9 p.m. The event will freature vendors, food, games, trunk-or-treat, a costume contest, laser light shows and a showing of the film “Rocky Horror Picture Show” with a live shadow cast.

The event serves as a fundraiser for the Epically Geeky Expo (EGX) scholarship fund through the CTC Foundation. Halloween-themed laser light shows are at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are $7 for those age 14 and older, $6 for ages 13 and under and free for Mayborn Science Theater members. The ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ tickets are $10. Mayborn Science Theater members and CTC students will be admitted for half-price.

Oct. 30

Wares Wander Woods Haunted Trail takes place every Saturday of October from 4-9 p.m. at 911 Gann Branch Road in Killeen. The family-owned farm provides a haunted trial, Stonehenge maze, hayride, pumpkin chunkin’, UFO and bigfoot sightings, a haunted cemetery, and more. Parking is free. Adult tickets are $14, Children are $11, and children under 3 are free.

The Boo Bash will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the VFW Post 9192 on 301 Wolf St. There will be games, candy, and more.

The Killeen Police Department is hosting its 2nd annual drive-thru trunk-or-treat from 6-8 p.m. at the Police Department Headquarters at 3304 Community Boulevard.

Oct. 31

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church will be having their Trunk R Treat around noon on Sunday after the 10:30 a.m. service. All children are invited to participate with costumes. We would like to invite adults to participate by decorating their trunk to give out treats. If you cannot make it, please donate some candy or toys to give out to the children.

Harker Heights

The Harker Heights Farmers Market is celebrating the Fall Festival every Saturday in October with extended hours from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees can shop with local vendors and check out different booth options each Saturday. The market is located in the Harker Heights City Hall parking lot at 305 Miller’s Crossing.

The farmers market will also host trick-or-treating at the market on Oct. 30.

Oct. 16

The library will host a free showing of the “Hocus Pocus” movie at the Beltonian Theater, 219 E. Central Ave., Belton, Oct. 16 at 3 and 6 p.m. Reservations are required. Drop by the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library or call 254-953-5491 to reserve your tickets. Attendees can meet the Sanderson Sisters and wear family friendly costumes of any genre. Themed food and drinks can be purchased from the theater.

Oct. 29

Mountain View Baptist Church will host the 2021 Fall festival in Harker Heights from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There will be carnival games, a bounce house and lots of candy.

Mountain View Elementary School PTA will host the Fall Carnival & Trunk Or Treat from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be games, local vendors and food trucks, trunk-or-treating and more. Admission is free and family friendly costumes are welcome.

Oct. 30

On Oct. 30, the city will host many fun events for the whole family. Residents can walk the trails of Haunted Heights at Carl Levin Park located at 400 Miller’s Crossing. Attendees can experience a trail full of vendors, photo ops, and activities for all ages. Don’t forget to bring trick-or-treat bags for candy.

After Haunted Heights, zombies and monsters will be set free in Carl Levin Park in the Zombie-Monster Hunt. Attendees are armed with ‘human safe’ bow and arrows from Archery Attack; Teams of five will navigate the back trails of the park. There attendees will encounter fun challenges, monsters, and even some brain hungry zombies.

Registration opened on Oct. 8 at Only individuals wishing to hunt may register. Our bows are designed for 12 and up, but all ages are welcome to join the hunt. Hunters aged 11 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Hunting parties may include non-hunters who just want to watch.

Oct. 31

The official Harker Heights 2021 trick-or-treat times will be on Oct. 31 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Copperas Cove

Copperas Cove will host may events throughout the month. While the City of Copperas Cove does not regulate traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating, it does encourage citizens who want to participate to do so on Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Oct. 1-24

Cove is hosting a Halloween decorating contest for residents. Nominations are being accepted until Oct. 21. Online voting will be Oct. 22-24. The top three winners will receive surprise rewards.

To enter, nominees must submit a daytime and nighttime picture or a 15-second video. Participants also need to fill out the entry form at or scan the QR code on the Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page. For more information, contact

Oct. 28-30

Terror House Under The Blacklight is a haunted house that is running in partnership with the Fall-o-Ween Festival held on Oct. 30. The haunted house will run from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 28-29 and from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 30. Tickets are $2 per person.

Oct. 29

The Haunted Trail will be held for those who dare to hike it. Located at South Park, 2602 Dennis Dive, the trail will include food and games. Adult tickets are $10 and Kids tickets are $5 not including the online fee. Tickets can be purchased at

The city advises that the trail is designed to be very scary and recommends older children hike the trail, but will provide games for younger children as well.

Oct. 30

Fall-o-Ween will be held at Cove’s City Park from 5 to 8 p.m. Many activities will be available such as a kid zone, vendors, a haunted house, pumpkin decorating, a costume contest, and trick-or-treating. Food trucks will be provided. Admission is free but parking is $5.

The 7th annual Howl-o-Ween Puppy Pawlooza will be held at the City Park Pool at 1204 West Avenue B starting at 8 a.m. There will be a swimming pool, obstacle course, animal adoptions, and more. At 9 a.m. there will be a one-mile walk with a pet parade, costume contest, and howling contest after the walk.


The city of Nolanville recommends residents observe Halloween from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Oct. 31.

Oct. 23

CenTex Chilipalloza and Car Show will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at the Pit Stop Bar and Grill. The Trunk or Treat Car Show will benefit Garden of Hope Central Texas. There will be a chili contest, games, and chances to get candy.

Car show parking will be held across the street from PitStop Bar and Grill. To submit a Car show entry, pre-registration runs through Oct. 15 and costs $15. Club registration is also available. $125/club for registration for 10 members. Clubs can contact if they have more then 10 members. To enter chili, the registration fee is $20. To access pre-registration go to

Day of registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a $20 registration fee.

Fort Hood

Fort Hood will allow soldiers and family members to trick-or-treat on base from 6-10 p.m. on Oct. 31.

Oct. 16

The Fort Hood MWR will host a Fall Festival featuring Cowboys 4 Heroes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 16 at two locations. The Phantom Warrior Center on 37th Street will have live music, a pumpkin patch, free BBQ, and arts and crafts tents.

The Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel on Tank Destroyer Boulevard will have a karaoke contest, games, and a bounce house for children to enjoy. The event is free and open to all.

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