The Insider’s Guide to Halloween in Waxahachie, Texas

By Marshall Hinsley

Whether you’re looking for a place to take the kids for trick-or-treating or something a little more startling, the Insider’s Guide to Halloween in Waxahachie has all the details on what’s happening in town for Halloween.

Oddfellows and Rebekah Lodge Ghost Hunt
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. October 13 and 14, 2023
Oddfellows and Rebekah Lodge
208 South Rogers Street, Waxahachie TX 75165
Tickets: $30

Join Haunted Hachie Tours on a “paranormal investigation” of the Oddfellows and Rebekah Lodge #381. All proceeds go to the lodge’s charity and scholarship programs.

The tour will be led by seasoned paranormal investigators who have over 15 years of experience and have appeared on shows like A&E /Travel Channel My Ghost Story and American Treasures on Discovery Channel. 

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Don’t miss out on Halloween and Fall Fest events happening in Waxahachie, Texas.

Trick-or-Treat at the Market
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. October 14, 2023
The Downtown Waxahachie Farmers Market
701 Howard Road, Waxahachie TX 75165
Free admission

Children will have a chance to dress up in their favorite costume and shake down the merchants at the Downtown Waxahachie Farmers Market for candy and treats.

Teentober Hallo-Teen Lock In
2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. October 21, 2023
Sims Library

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Teentober Presents: Hallo-Teen Lock-In just for teens age 13-18. Participants will enjoy food, a spooky movie, voracious video gaming, creepy crafts, frightful karaoke and a terrifying cupcake challenge. 

Hocus Pocus Halo-Screening
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. October 21, 2023
Railyard Park
455 South College Street, Waxahachie TX 75165
Free admission

In addition to spooky activities, a costume contest, a Thriller dance tutorial, and beaucoups of candy at a trunk-or-treat party, attendees will enjoy a screening of Hocus Pocus outdoors under the stars like nature intended.

Trick-or-Treat on the Square
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. October 26, 2023
Downtown Waxahachie
Free admission

The Downtown Waxahachie merchants will host a safe and friendly tick-or-treat event for children all around the courthouse after school.

Screams Halloween Theme Park
Friday and Saturday evenings through October 28, 2023
2511 F.M. 66, Waxahachie, TX 75167
Tickets start at $42

Screams Halloween Theme Park is an annual Halloween experience with five haunted houses — each with a unique theme and design. Stroll down Cool Ghoul Boolevard and Rottingwood Cemetery walk-through attractions, and enjoy a live stage with scary entertainment, and play games of skill for an entire night of Halloween fun.

Waxahachie Global High Trunk-or-Treat Car Show
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. October 28, 2023
275 Indian Drive, Waxahachie TX 75165
Free admission for spectators, $25 donation for car show participants and vendors

Raising money for the Waxahachie Global High prom, students at Waxahachie Global High will host a car show and trunk-or-treat fall festival.

Attendees will enjoy family oriented activities, and shopping and food trucks will be on site.

First Baptist Church Fall Fest
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. October 29, 2023
First Baptist Church of Waxahachie
450 U.S. 287 Bypass, Waxahachie TX 75165
Free admission

A Halloween alternative billed as “safe and fun for the whole family,” with games, prizes, inflatables, and lots of candy.

The fest will coincide with the church’s 2nd annual chili cook-off, during which contestants will be competing for a special prize and the title of FBC’s Chili cook-off 2023 winner.