Bats, goblins and fairies abound this time of year. Ghosts, goblins, pumpkins along with candy, costumes and lots of fun – there are many ways to celebrate in the community.

Kingwood Oktoberfest
The German tradition of Oktoberfest is coming to Kingwood. Holy Comforter Lutheran Church, sponsor of The Kingwood Oktoberfest, is digging deep to provide Kingwood and surrounding communities with some much-needed family entertainment this October. Oktoberfest will take place Oct. 21 from noon-5 p.m. at the church, 1901 Woodland Hills Dr. Kingwood Oktoberfest will once again feature the music of the Texas Sound Check Band, formerly the City Polka Boys, who have been a staple in the Texas Polka community for more than four decades. Back Pew Brewing Company beer will be served, or for those that prefer vino, there will be wine from Haak Winery, based in Santa Fe, Texas. Homemade German food at this year’s event will include sausage, sauerkraut and potato salad prepared by the Holy Smokers. Admission is $5 for adults; $1 for children. Advanced tickets are on sale now at kwoktoberfest.org. For more information, call 281-928-4305. Proceeds from this event will help causes both in Kingwood and around the world, with the majority now going toward Hurricane Harvey relief in the Kingwood area.

Lake Houston Methodist Pumpkin Patch
The Lake Houston United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch is open with more than 1,000 pumpkins with a wide variety of shapes and sizes. The Pumpkin Patch will be open 7 days a week until Oct. 31. The patch is located at 23606 FM 2100 in Huffman and is open Monday through Friday, 3-7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday noon-7 p.m. For more information, contact the church office at 281-324-1541.

A Howling Good Time Costume Dance
Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program invites everyone 50 years of age and better to the Humble Civic Center Wednesday, Oct. 18 from noon to 3 p.m. for A Howling Good Time Costume Dance, featuring the River Road Boys. Costume contest prizes will be awarded in the following categories: spookiest, funniest, best couple, best overall. Light refreshments will be available; no alcohol is permitted. Register online at hcp4.net/sap/events or call 281-893-3726. A $7 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this event.

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Fall Events
-Pumpkin Patch, Monday, Oct. 16-Tuesday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Three tons of pumpkins ranging in size from very small to very large are offered for sale in a safe, relaxed environment at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Young children can enjoy lots of fun activities while parents check out the large selection of pumpkins. Pumpkins are priced by size and volunteers will help deliver customer purchases to their car. For more details, visit kingwoodpumpkins.com.
-Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a. m.-5 p.m.
Everyone is invited. Invite friends, bring the family and enjoy the festivities. There will be live music, obstacle courses, moonwalks, face painting, Shortcakes the Clown, fabulous games, a trackless train, pony rides, lots of pumpkins, great food, model train display, model airplane display, vendors with wonderful crafts and merchandise and more. For information, contact Donna at 281-358-3154 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The church is located at 2929 Woodland Hills Dr., Kingwood.

The Groves Fall-tober Fest
Join in Saturday, Oct. 21, from noon-4 p.m., at Groves Elementary School, 11902 Madera Run Pkwy., Humble, for the second annual Fall-tober Fest. Enjoy a variety of free, family-friendly outdoor entertainment, including live music by Mix 96.5, a face painter, photo booth, bounce house, hayrides, pumpkin carving, and local food trucks and craft beer from SpindleTap Brewery, The Lunch Bag and POCKet to me. Don’t miss the “Dunk a Teacher” booth with proceeds benefiting Groves Elementary. To add to the fun, attendees can bar hop and Primrose sugar hop through two new model homes. For information and reservations, visit facebook.com/events/1971898529753689; email Becca Green at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 832-777-0400.

Eastgate Church Fall Festival
Eastgate Church, 1707 County Road 611, Dayton, is hosting a Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 21, from 5-8 p.m. The community is invited to enjoy free games, candy, a bounce house and more. Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase. For information, email E.S. Westmoreland at eswestmoreland.com or call 713-898-0779.

St. Mary Fall Festival
St. Mary Magdelene Catholic Church Fall Festival, set for Sat., Oct. 22, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., will feature games, music, a silent auction, petting zoo, a Halloween costume contest, pumpkin patch, cake walk, an entertainment tent, a country kitchen, food and more. Admission is free. Tickets for games, activities and food will be available for purchase at the event. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The church is located at 527 S. Houston Ave., Humble; call 281-446-8211 or visit st.mm.com/fallfestival.

October Boo Bash and Pumpkin Patch
Crosby Community Center, 409 Hare Rd., Crosby, will offer its Halloween activities Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., – for free this year because of Harvey’s effect on the community – and will include a pumpkin patch, children’s crafts, carnival games and hayrides, as well as concessions, vendors and a silent auction. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. For information, call 281-462-0543 or visit crosbyhuffmancc.org.

Monster Margarita Festival
Kingwood Town Center, 8 N. Main St., is the place to be Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 28-29, for food trucks, vendors, live music, salsa dancing lessons, costume contests, craft beer and wine tastings, Mariachi bands and a truly monstrous selection of margaritas and tequilas. This two-day event takes the traditional Margarita Festival to a scary new level, combining the fun of a massive Halloween party with a celebration of the most classic of mixed beverages and foodie experiences. For information, visit monstermargaritafest.com.

Trunk or Treat
First Methodist Church Humble, 800 E. Main St., invites the community to a free and fun event for kids and their families Sunday, Oct. 29, from 6-7:30 p.m. Kids in costume will receive a lot of candy and see a parking lot full of themed/decorated trunks. Bring friends and family and get ready for a great time. Kids should bring a bag for collecting candy and are encouraged to dress up in fun costumes. Please, no gory/scary costumes. For information, call 281-446-2332 or visit fumc-humble.org.

Festival on the Trails
Kingwood Bible Church, Christ the King Lutheran, and Kingwood Christian Church are sponsoring Trunk or Treat, Sunday, Oct. 29, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., with face painting, family pictures, bungee run, bounce houses, candy and games. The location is 3610 W. Lake Houston Pkwy. For information, call 281-360-5231 or visit kingwoodbiblechurch.com or facebook.com/FallFestivalontheTrails.

Trunk or Treat
Trunk or Treat will be Sunday, Oct. 29, from 5-7 p.m. in the parking lot of Atascocita United Methodist Church, 19325 Pinehurst Trl. Decorate your trunk, dress up in a spooky costume, and hand out treats to the kids. There will be inflatables, face painting and games. Set up with your family or small group. There will be a contest for Best Trunk. For information, contact Leigh-Anne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Trunk or Treat
Bring your cars, fun games to play, and candy to Kingwood Church of Christ, 2901 Woodland Hills Dr., Sunday, Oct. 29, from 5:30-7 p.m. Hot dogs will be provided. For information, call 281-358-3865 or visit kwcoc.org.