Fall Activities in the RGV 2016

The crispy air has come in, well in the evenings that is! With crispy air comes the craving for some RGV Fun Family Festivals. As we did last year, we are excited to bring you some fun upcoming events. This year Halloween falls smack dab in the middle of the weekend, that won’t happen for at least another six years! With that said, my hopes are to get you prepared for either the weekend of or the weekends leading up to Halloween.

The fun doesn’t end on Halloween weekend though, well into the month of November, there are several Fall Festivals happening throughout the Valley.


Fall Activities and Festivals in the RGV 2016
Peanuts Great Pumpking at Grace Heritage Ranch

Autumn Adventure
Grace Heritage Ranch
Oct. 22 – Dec. 3
Saturdays from 10AM to 6PM
Sundays from Noon to 5PM

Pumpkin Patches in the RGV 2016
Costco Mom Hour :: RGV Pharr Texas November 4

Autumn Adventure

Oct. 22 – Dec. 3
Grace Heritage Ranch
27539 Old Alice Rd, Santa Monica, TX 78569
Saturdays from 10AM to 6PM
Sundays from Noon to 5PM


Saturday, October 22, from 4-7 p.m.
Join us for rides, games, cake walk, food, costume contest, Trunk or Treat,and much more. Each $10 raffle ticket purchased offers a chance to win one of seven great prizes.

St. Paul Lutheran Church, School, and Childcare
300 W Pecan Ave, McAllen, Texas 78501


McHI Fall Market Day

Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Shop over 85+ vendors of arts, handmade gifts/crafts, clothes, bows, jewelry, other fine items & student organization booth activities. Taste the local flavors of our various food trucks or stop in for a game of LÓTERIA. All for a good cause!! This fundraiser event is to benefit the McHi Boys Basketball Booster Club.

Oktober Fiesta

Saturday, October 22, from 5-9 PM
St. Matthew’s Episcopal School
2620 Crestview Dr, Ediburg, TX

Join us for an evening of food,fun and shopping. Come help grow our school, our church and our community. Portion of the proceeds to benefit RGV Food Bank, Homes for Habitat and Mujeres Unidas Women’s Shelter.

10th Annual Spooky Science Fest

Saturday, October 22, from 6-10 PM
Estero Llano Grande State Park
3301 S International Blvd, Weslaco, TX

Everyone knows Dinosaurs went extinct long ago– OR DID THEY?! Bring your famly & friends of all ages (last time almost 2000 people showed!) to learn about the legendary reptiles and their modern-day cousins. Don’t miss archery (we provide everything!), fishing (we provide everything!), costume contests for all ages, live animals, crafts, wild edibles, festival food sales, and so much more! Even almost-alive dinosaurs! $5 per person.

Dia de los Muertos Festival

Saturday, October 22, from 6-10 PM
Mission Historical Museum, 900 Doherty Ave, Mission

Join the Mission Historical Museum as we celebrate Dia de los Muertos with a Community Altar Exhibit! We will have music, food, dancing, and family fun! Dia de los Muertos apparel is strongly encouraged. [FREE]

Planta Nativa Festival

Saturday, October 22, from 6:30-9:30 PM
Quinta Mazatlan World Birding Center
600 Sunset Dr., McAllen, TX

$20.00 per person
-Wine in the Courtyard, Beer sampling, Food, Music, Arte Nativo exhibit and sale by Valley Artists, Science Poster Presentations by UTRG, Book signing by Pam Penick, “Lawn Gone” and “The Water-Saving Garden”, Keynote speaker Pam Penick presents on the large outdoor LED Screen “Local Heroes: Designing with Native Plants for Water-Saving Gardens”.

Boo Bash

Tuesday, October 25, from 6-7 PM
McAllen Public Library

Wear your costume for some silly spoky fun!
Enjoy stories, games and activities!
All ages are welcome!

Harvest to Table: Flavors of the Valley

Tuesday, October 25, from 6-8 PM
121 N Arroyo Blvd, Rio Hondo, TX 78583

FREE!  Learn easy, nutritious, and economical ways to feed your family! Celebrate all the Valley has to offer while trying new flavors, including pumpkin hummus, shrimp and watermelon salsa, squash and apple soup, and beef kabobs.  This educational and entertaining cooking school-style event will have you trying healthy and delicious recipes and taking home free goodies.

Volunteer Planting Day!

Wednesday, October 26, from 8:30-11 AM
Ediburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center

Seeking energetic, earth loving citizens to plant gardens for birds, butterflies & bugs! Gloves and shovels will be provided, but if you’ve got some laying around bring them with you. Registration Required.

A Night in the Pumpkin Patch

Wednesday, October 26, from 6-8 PM
The Dustin M. Sekula Memorial Library Children’s Dept.
1906 S. Closner Blvd, Edinburg

The Sekula Memorial Library Children’s Fall Festival is just around the corner! Children will enjoy treats, games, book giveaways, face painting and much more! We invite family and children to this FREE event Here at the Sekula Library

9th Annual Kids Advantage Halloween Festival

October 28, from 6-8:30 PM
Edinburg Children’s Hospital, 1102 Trenton Rd, Edinburg

Enjoy an outdoor movie, games, prizes, tasty treats, carnival rides and much more! Bring the whole family and your friends! Come in a kid-friendly costume!

Autumn Adventure

Oct. 22 – Dec. 3
Grace Heritage Ranch
27539 Old Alice Rd, Santa Monica, TX 78569
Saturdays from 10AM to 6PM
Sundays from Noon to 5PM

Fall Garage Sale

Saturday, October 29, from 9 AM – 2 PM
St. Mark Methodist Church, 301 Pecan Blvd, McAllen, TX

Garage Sale – Face Painting – Photo Booth – Food/Snacks/Drinks
General Admission $1  (Kids 12 & under FREE)

Halloween Bash & Dia de los Muertos

October 29-30
IMAS, 1900 Nolana Ave, McAllen

The International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS) welcomes you to join us as two cultures collide during a very special weekend of exciting and unique events centered around Halloween and Day of the Dead with our Halloween Bash on October 29 from 10:00AM- 5:00 PM and our Day of the Dead Festival on October 30th from 1:00-5:00PM. Explore the history of both holidays and explore their rich cultural heritage through exciting demonstrations, lectures, and family friendly activities.

Fall Festival at MPL

Saturday, October 29, 2-3 PM
McAllen Public Library, 4001 N 23rd St., McAllen

Celebrate the changing of the season with stories, crafts and activities for all ages!

Dia de los Muertos – Panteon: A vigil for souls

Saturday, October 29, 2-3 PM
Museum of South Texas History, 200 N Closner, Edinburg

New this year at Día de los Muertos at MOSTHistory is the panteón – a way to celebrate the lives of those who have departed. Expect traditional music, food, artisans and much more! Featured artist is Alex Reyes who will include Día de los Muertos theme pastels and arcylics.

Unexplained Mysteries Conference and Festival

Saturday, October 29, 6-10 PM
101 S Washington St, Rio Grande City, TX

SAVE THE DATE for Rio Grande City’s Unexplained Mysteries Conference & Festival happening October 29, at the Kelsey-Bass Museum! featuring guest speakers David Bowles, Xavier Garza, and Alejandro Dominguez – Dead Explorer

Halloween Festival – San Juan

Monday, October 31, 5-10 PM
709 S Nebraska Ave, San Juan

The City of San Juan will be having a Halloween Festival on Monday, October 31, 2016. There will be kiddie rides, food, games, a Halloween Costume Contest (for adults and children), and a Haunted House! Come join us in front of San Juan City Hall on 709 S. Nebraska from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This Festival will be a FREE event!

Trunk or Treat

Monday, October 31, 5-7 PM
First United Methodist Church, 4200 N McColl Rd, McAllen

Join us for a family friendly event with many free games, music, and candy! We also offer delicious food like turkey legs, fajita tacos, and home made chili.

Trunk or Treat – Brownsville

Monday, October 31, 6-8 PM
Central Christian Church, 1100 E Alton Gloor Blvd, Brownsville

Safe Halloween fun for the entire family. Join us for candy, bouncers, face painting & more!

17th Street Tricks & Treats

Monday, October 31, 4-7 PM
Downtown McAllen Entertainment District

This will be the 2nd year that several of the bars, clubs, restaurants and other businesses from the Mcallen Downtown District join forces to hand out candy to the kids. Bring the kids out and take a walk down 17th street as neighboring businesses hand out candies & goodies from 4-7pm.
Feel free to bring your pets in costume along with you. There will be a pet resting/drinking area at Thirsty Monkey’s patio.

Mysteries at the BOO-seum

Monday, October 31, 6-9 PM
Mission Historical Museum, 900 Doherty Ave, Mission

Celebrate Halloween with the Mission Historial Museum! You can have a chance to win prizes, candy, and cake! We will have music, moon jumps, games and activities for the kids. This event is FREE to the public! Don’t forget your costume! See you there!

Halloween on Jackson St.

Monday, October 31, 6-9 PM
Jackson Street Harlingen

Safe, Family Trick or Treating –Children’s Activities and Rides –Pumpkin Carving Contest – Zombie Walk and Costume Contest  – Thriller Dance-Off – Food Trucks

Halloween Festival & Haunted Pool

Monday, October 31, 6:30-9:30 PM
McAllen Municipal Pool

Safe fun for the entire family! Free admission to games for chances to win candy and prizes. Enjoy music, food and costume . $2 admission per person for haunted boat rides and inflatable fun.

Costco Mom Hour! {FREE}

Friday, November 4, from 9-10 AM
Costco Warehouse, 1501 W Kelly Ave, Pharr, TX 78577

Mom Hour – the holiday shopping event of the season – is fast-approaching and will be even more exciting and enticing than last year. Have you ever wished Costco opened a bit earlier? Join City Moms Blog Network, Rio Grande Valley Moms Blog and Costco (Costco) and shop at 9:00am on Friday, November 4 BEFORE Costco opens its doors to all of its members!

Best of all, Mom Hour is for YOU and all your friends (and kids) to shop together. The more the merrier! Enjoy swag, snacks, samples and giveaways with other RGV moms.

Become a Costco member with a membership offer created specifically for you – our readers. Start shopping and saving when you claim this offer before the event. Existing Costco members are also in for a treat when they refer friends to join!

Costco Mom Hour :: RGV Pharr Texas November 4

2nd Annual South Texas Balloon Festival
November 4-6
RGV Livestock Show Grounds, Mercedes

Autumn Adventure
Oct. 22 – Dec. 3
Grace Heritage Ranch
27539 Old Alice Rd, Santa Monica, TX 78569
Saturdays from 10AM to 6PM
Sundays from Noon to 5PM

Big Red’s Family Day
Saturday, November 5, from 4-6 PM
Big Red’s Ranch, 34179 FM 1577, San Benito

34th Fall Festival
Calvary Christian School
Saturday, Nov. 5, from 4-8 PM

Harvest Fest
World Harvest Training Center
Saturday, Nov. 5, from 6-10 PM

The Discovery School’s Fall Festival
Thursday, November 10, from 5:30 – 8:30 PM
1711 W Alberta Rd, Edinburg, TX 78539
Join us for games, rides, local food, activities and fun!

Colonial Holiday Festival 2016
Friday, Nov. 11
Covenant Christian Academy
4201 N Ware Road, McAllen
Battle Reenactment, 5:30-6:00 PM
Colonial Grounds Open 6-9 PM
Food and Rides open ’til 10 PM

Tiny 2K Turkey Trot
Saturday, Nov. 12, 10AM – 1PM
Las Palmas Community Center

Fall Festival – Donna
Nov. 12-13, from Noon to 5 PM
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
306 S D Salinas Blvd, Donna

Sunset Live Outdoor Concert [Series]
McAllen Convention Center
Nov. 12, from 5-10 PM
(2nd Saturday of Every Month)

Mom and Son Date Night
Nov. 19, 6:30-10 PM
Lark Community Center

Annie [Broadway Musical]
Sunday, Nov. 27, from 7-10 PM
McAllen Performing Arts Center
801 Convention Center Blvd, McAllen

Let us know about more fall events in store!

Comment below if we missed your event. We hope you have a great time enjoying all that the RGV has to offer for good, clean family fun!

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4 Responses to Fall Activities in the RGV 2016

  1. Nikki Vos October 22, 2016 at 9:07 am #

    Brownsville event: Trunk or Treat. Central Christian Church. 1100 E. Alton Gloor Blvd, Brownsville. Monday, October 31. 6-8 pm. FREE. Bouncers, candy, face painting & games! Family friendly. Cccbrownsville.org. 956-542-5564

    • Anastasia
      Anastasia October 22, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

      Thank you!


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