The year-round sun and warmth of Texas is what makes it a great getaway no matter the time of year. Historic Dripping Springs offers an experience like no other, with many buildings as old as the 1870s and many other popular historic landmarks either in town or nearby. The history makes it the perfect place to spend a spooky Dripping Springs Halloween getaway.

Haunted Hayride & Haunted House

Head to Dripping Springs Ranch Park for a frightful night. Step into the haunted home of Dead Hill Ranch for spine-tingling thrills and chills. Bring a friend to help you escape the family of maniacs, driven blood-thirsty mad by a poisoned well. waiting to terrorize you beyond the doors. The event presented by Hell Country Productions runs October 28-31. Hours are 7-10 p.m. October 28 and 31 and 7-11 October 29 and 30. These attractions are meant for guests 13 and older. Tickets purchased online before October 15 are $10, tickets at the gate each evening are $15.

Trunk-or-Treat at 12 Fox Beer Co.

Enjoy a family-friendly trick-or-treat event in a safe environment. Spooky volunteers will decorate their trunks and truck beds into Halloween trick-or-treat stations at 12 Fox Beer Co. in Dripping Springs for a spooktacular good time. Enjoy treats, live music, and a fun, safe experience. Trick-or-treat trunk stations will be judged for best station starting at 4:45 p.m. Bring your ghosts and goblins for candy handout from 5-7 p.m. Live music will be provided by Michael Ingalls from 4-7 p.m. and Hocus Pocus at 7:15. The event is Saturday, October 30.

Trunk or Treat at Sunset Canyon Baptist Church

Dress in your spooky best and take everyone down to Sunset Canyon Baptist Church for the annual trunk or treat event. There will be games, prizes, a bounce house, face painting, food, and more for a spooktacular time for the whole family. The event takes place October 30 from 4-7 p.m. at the church.

Train Ride of Terror

Take the short trip to Wimberly this Halloween weekend. The Wimberly Players, along with 7A Ranch have teamed up to haunt Pioneer Town, a space set up at 330 Wayside Drive in Wimberly. The train ride goes around the town, so you’ll want to be careful to stay on the train and not fall victim to the ghosts and ghouls that haunt the area after dark. The event takes place on the evenings of October 29-31.

Austin Symphony Halloween Children’s Concert

If you need to give the kids a little culture along with the Halloween fun, make plans to include attending the Austin Symphony’s Halloween children’s concert. Wear your costumes and be ready for music from the opera of Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck. A narrator will tell the story of the unfortunate Hansel and Gretel, siblings abandoned in the forest, only to be captured by a witch who lives in a gingerbread house. The symphony house will be decorated in its Halloween best, too!

Boo at the Zoo

Your favorite animals at the Austin Zoo are getting in on the spooky fun this Halloween. Each weekend in October, you’re invited to come to the zoo in your best Halloween costumes for a great time full of family fun. The zoo is decorated to maximum spookiness for the occasion. Check out the nocturnal animals not out during normal business hours, a haunted mansion, and a haunted train ride around the zoo.

Austin Ghost Tours

Head into Austin for a ghostly good time. Throughout the year, Austin Ghosts hosts ghost tours of the town, but they pump up the fright around Halloween. Storytellers will take you on a spooky tour of downtown as they tell you about some of the bloodiest conflicts, tales of woe and misfortune, and more about the real hauntings of the city. Tours are held year-round, rain or shine.

Other Dripping Springs Halloween Fun

Between all the ghostly fun, make sure to check out other Dripping Springs attractions. Historic Mercer Street has many businesses and restaurants perfect for picking up fall and holiday goodies. Visit Lyndon B. Johnson’s boyhood home or take a trek to Hamilton Pool Preserve or other hiking destinations around town. You’ll find a way to fill every day of your Dripping Springs Halloween escape!

Destination: Spooky Dripping Springs

Once you’ve decided to make Dripping Springs your Halloween destination, make sure your next step is booking a vacation rental with I Love Dripping Springs. Begin and end every day of your spooky adventures in a private, luxurious rental with all the comforts of home. Choose an intimate one-bedroom for your small family or sweetheart getaway or a six-bedroom to accommodate a spooktacular family or other large group reunion. Enjoy the privacy of your own room, and private outdoor spaces like patios and balconies. Choose a premium unit for hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs and other perks.

Contact us today to start planning your Halloween trip to Dripping Springs and make spooky memories to last a lifetime!