Annual Fall Fest and Haunted House features candy, activities, and family-friendly fun

By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator 

Instead of hopping neighborhoods and navigating dark streets this Halloween, take your family to the Lincoln Recreation Center on Thursday, Oct. 20, for our free Annual Fall Fest and Haunted House. We’ll have plenty of free candy and refreshments for the kids. 

The not-so-scary Halloween festival is from 5:30-8 p.m. and features candy booths hosted by local businesses, non-profits, and other groups. Activities include a family-friendly haunted house, carnival games, costume contests with prizes, and more. Overflow parking is available at the Wayne Smith Athletic Complex at 107 Holleman Drive. 

Here is a look at the entrainment schedule and a few things you need to know about the costume contest: 

Schedule of Events 

5:30 p.m.Costume contest registration opens 
5:30-8 p.m.Music and games 
6-6:15 p.m.Babies & Toddlers Costume Contest (ages 5 & under) 
6:15-6:45 p.m.Kids Costume Contest (ages 6-9) 
6:45-7 p.m.C-Stat Steppers, College Station High School  
7-7:30 p.m.Tweens & Teens Costume Contest (ages 10-17) 
7:30-8 p.m.Michael Jackson tribute performance by Ray Brooks, POP Entertainment

Contest Rules 

A parent or guardian must accompany kids 12 years and younger. 
Contestants must register to participate. 
Costumes must be appropriate (nothing obstructive, obscene, or violent). They may not contain any real weapons, sharp/pointed objects, or materials that could harm others. Fake weapons must remain sheathed. 
Pets/live animals, liquids, messy substances, or overly large props aren’t allowed. 

The Annual Fall Fest & Haunted House is the place to be for safe Halloween fun! For more information, call 979-764-3779 or email us at 

We offer a special thanks to our candy booths: Brazos Valley Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., A&M Consolidated High School Staff, Swim Team & Student Groups, HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters), New Victory Temple Church, Bryan Chapter #222 Order of the Eastern Star, College Station Public Works Department, American Legion Earl Graham Post 159, Jackson Hewitt, KAMU, College Station City Council, MHMR Authority of Brazos Valley, Grand Station Entertainment, Street Legendz, Clockwork Games & Events CASAP: Community Alcohol Substance Awareness Partnership 

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Kelli Nesbitt has served the Parks & Recreation Department for 17 years, the last nine as marketing coordinator. A native of Bryan, she earned a bachelor’s degree in health & kinesiology from Sam Houston State.

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