As the weather finally begins to look like fall at Bryan-College Station, both cities are gearing up for festivals and family events.
Abigail Noel, public relations and communications manager for Destination Bryan, said fall is her favorite time of year and hopes people will join in as much of the festivities as possible.
“We have more activities, I think, than ever since the pandemic, so we’re really excited to bring awareness to all the different activities happening in Bryan for the fall and holiday season,” she said. said Friday. “There are definitely plenty of options for everyone, family friendly, there are spooky things for people who love the spooky Halloween season and a bit of everything in between. We encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the fall and holiday season.
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The Brazos Valley Fair and Rodeo will take place October 15-16 and October 21-23 at the Brazos County Expo complex. Aaron Watson will kick off the concert series with a performance on October 21, followed the following night by Mark Chesnutt. Los Viejones de Linares will perform on October 23. The Brazos Valley Fair and Rodeo will showcase agriculture, education and youth through cattle shows, sheep, barrel racing, live music, carnival rides, horse riding bulls, tractor pulling and more.
Owl-O-Ween will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on October 21 at the Brazos Valley Natural History Museum, located at 3232 Briarcrest Dr. There will be free admission to the museum and carnival games at outside, stalls with live animals, a tour of the haunted woods, crafts, face painting and a costume contest.
Halloweentown in downtown Bryan will take place from 4-7 p.m. on October 28. Guests can participate in the free family event featuring tricks or treats, a costume contest, photo stations, crafts and more.
Trunk or Treat So Kids Can Eat will be held from 3-6 p.m. on October 29 in the Bryan High School parking lot located at 3450 Campus Dr. The Bryan Parks and Recreation Department and Bryan High School will host fair games, food vendors, inflatables, train rides and more. Costumes are encouraged, and upon entry, guests are asked to bring five canned foods to donate to the Brazos Valley Food Bank.
The Dia de Los Muertos celebration will take place from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on November 2 in downtown Bryan. Casa Rodriguez is hosting a Dia de Los Muertos celebration at the intersection of 24th Street and Bryan Avenue. This free family event features live music, kids’ activities, vendors and more.
Brazos Valley Worldfest will take place on November 12 in downtown Bryan. It is the celebration of the international diversity and heritage of the Brazos Valley through cultural exhibitions, demonstrations, international film series, food tastings, performances, crafts, educational competitions and more. Again.
Lights On will take place at 6 p.m. on November 18 as thousands of lights along Main Street and Bryan Avenue illuminate downtown. The free gathering includes holiday photo stations in the background, live music at the Palace Theater and Santa Claus.
Activities at the College station
Lacey Lively, marketing manager for College Station, said the city looks forward to all the fall and holiday events.
“It doesn’t matter how old you are and whether you’re looking to do something this fall to celebrate Halloween or just want to have fun,” she said. “We hope everyone can experience all of the College Station events we have planned.”
The Senior Autumn Fest will take place from 5-7 p.m. on October 12 at the American Pavilion at Veterans Park & Athletic Complex located at 3101 Harvey Road. Adults 55 and older are invited to a Halloween costume party that includes free food, music, cake walk, door prizes and more.
The annual fall festival and haunted house will take place from 5:30-8 p.m. on October 20 at the Lincoln Recreation Center located at 1000 Eleanor St. Halloween costumes are encouraged and free activities include a family haunted house, carnival games, costume contests and more.
Texas A&M Agronomy Corn Maze will be open October 21-23, October 28, and October 30-31, located at 2748 F&B Road. There will be a corn maze, pumpkin patch, brown cotton, sunflowers and plenty of photo opportunities. Visiting hours will be announced closer to the dates.
Family Creepy Crawl 2K Fun Run & Walk will take place from 7:30 a.m. to noon on October 29 at Wolf Pen Creek Park, located at 1015 Colgate Dr. The free event includes a costume contest, children’s activities and health booths and wellness for families. . Registration for the fun race and costume contest begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m.
History in Motion 2022 will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 12 and until 2 p.m. on November 13 at the Museum of the American GI, located at 19124 Texas 6 South. Customers can purchase tickets to hear the roar of historic tanks, vehicles and the boom of artillery at the Museum of American GI Moving History.
The College Station Fall Festival at TAMU Gardens will be held at 9 a.m. on October 22 at 578 John Kimbrough Blvd. Guests can enjoy free fall refreshments and apple cider as they stroll through the gardens to see various educational demonstrations and activity tables.
A Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Louis L. Adam Memorial Plaza at Veterans Park & Athletic Complex. Guests will participate in the wall of honor roll call, musical performances, remarks and presentations to follow, including a rifle salute by Texas A&M University Ross Cadet Corps volunteers, faucets and more. The keynote speaker is former A&M women’s basketball coach Gary Blair.
Lights On will take place from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. from November 24 to January 1 at Stephen C. Beachy Central Park, located at 1000 Krenek Tap Road. Admission is free and parking is permitted in the park. College Station staff will accept letters for Santa Claus at their North Pole mailbox outside the Central Park office. Letters can be submitted from November 24 to December 24. 24.