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Halloween in the Park!

Come celebrate Halloween at Lake Livingston State Park this year. This year Halloween is on a Thursday, so we will provide you and your family with a day full of fun-filled activities on Saturday, Oct. 26 to help you celebrate Halloween in the Pineywoods!


Saturday, October 26

Pumpkin Carving Contest:                      1:00-2:30 PM Nature Center/Park Store

Join us for a pumpkin carving contest at the park store and nature center.  You must bring your own pumpkin but we will provide carving tools.  You must carve your pumpkin during the hour and a half program here at the park in order to enter it in the contest.  Jack-o-Lanterns carved at home will not be allowed to win prizes in the contest.  Prizes will be awarded for scariest, silliest, and best overall Jack-o-Lantern.  Winners will be announced at the park store at 5:00pm.  Prizes include fishing poles and/or tackle, etc.

Miniature Pumpkin Decorating:                        2:00-3:30 PM at the Nature Center/Park Store

Join us to decorate your own miniature pumpkin or gourd to take home.  We will provide a limited amount of miniature pumpkins and gourds for you to decorate with glue, googly eyes, paint, fuzzy sticks, etc.

Costume Contest:                                   4:00-5:00PM at the Nature Center/Park Store

Join us for a family friendly costume contest!  Prizes will be awarded for the scariest (family friendly please) costume, silliest costume, and best overall costume.  Meet at the park store at 4:00pm.

Award Ceremony:            5:00PM at the Nature Center/Park Store

If you entered the costume or pumpkin carving contest come to the store at 5:00pm to see if you are one of our lucky winners!

Campfire Stories:                        7:30 – 8:30PM at the Nature Center/Park Store

Join Rangers and Park Hosts for some family friendly ghost stories around a campfire.  Bring your own s’more making materials, a blanket or chair, and a cup if you want to enjoy some complimentary hot chocolate.  Bring your best s’more recipes to share!  This activity will take place at the day use area next to the park store.

Trick or Treating in the Park will occur all day (while supplies last).  Stop by the Park Store, Park Headquarters, or flag down a Park Ranger to “trick or treat.”

For details visit our official event calendar or our Facebook page. Regular park admission fees of $5 per adult ages 13 and up apply; no additional charge for most activities.  Water, closed-toe shoes, and bug spray are recommended