Halloween in Austin 2017

Looking for thrills and chills? Follow our guide to Halloween in Austin, including the best haunted houses and pumpkins galore.

Tarrytown United Methodist Church
Photograph: Kendra Gilts

Want to have a blast celebrating Halloween in Austin this year? We've got you covered. The holiday is rife with the best things to do around the city, from Austin tours that include a haunted hearse experience to frightful evenings at Austin's best haunted houses. All you need is the perfect costume, a bowl full of candy and a game plan. Check out our guide to Halloween in Austin for a thrilling holiday celebration—chills included.

What day does Halloween 2017 fall on?

Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, which means the weekend prior will be jam-packed with festivities. Plan ahead!

Halloween in Austin

Halloween parties and events in Austin
Things to do

Halloween parties and events in Austin

If you haven't figured out where you're celebrating, we got you. 

The scariest haunted houses
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The scariest haunted houses

Embrace the frightful, freaky fun of Halloween at these terrifying houses. 

Try these eight gothic cocktails
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Try these eight gothic cocktails

Get into the Halloween spirit with these ghoulish drinks.

10 top costume shops in Austin
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10 top costume shops in Austin

Wigs, fangs, fake blood—these shops have it all. 

Austin's top pumpkin patches
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Austin's top pumpkin patches

Find your perfect pumpkin to carve.

Austin-inspired Halloween costumes
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Austin-inspired Halloween costumes

This is DIY at its finest.

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The 15 best ghost tours in America
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The 15 best ghost tours in America

Grab a friend and get ready to shiver in your boots.

Each state's favorite Halloween candy
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Each state's favorite Halloween candy

What's the most popular candy? It depends on where you live.  

The 15 scariest haunted houses in the U.S.
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The 15 scariest haunted houses in the U.S.

The stories behind these homes are chilling.