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20181024 Halloween party WT Miller 2347There are several Halloween or fall festival events planned throughout the Valley. Here is a roundup of a few you might enjoy – plus a few public Halloween dances planned in the RV & mobile home resorts.

The Historical Happy Hour: “Stranger Things” Halloween Costume Party will be held at the Brownsville Heritage Museum, located at 1325 E. Washington St. in Brownsville from 5 - 7 p.m, Friday, Oct. 26. The actual party will be held at the Old County Jail located at 1201 E. Van Buren St. Come dressed as your favorite “Stranger Things” character or any other character. Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed Halloween costume and the best “Stranger Things” costume.

The event is free for museum members, $5 if RSVP's and $10 at the door. Call (956) 548-1313 for more information.

The National Butterfly Center presents “Haunted Trails” from 8 p.m. - midnight, Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27 at the center located at 3333 Butterfly Park Dr. in Mission. Admission is $20 (cash only). Visitors will have a chance to “meet La Lorona and La Lechusa. Have a chance encounter with a Chupacabra and make confession with El Padre Poseido. For more information and directions visit

The International Museum of Art & Science will hold a Halloween Bash from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the museum, located at 1900 Nolana in McAllen. The Halloween Bash is included in the price of admission, which is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors (age 55 and older) and students.

Visitors can settle in for spooky stories, create ghost art, explore nocturnal animals, learn about rocket science while making ghosts fly, buy pieces from artisan vendors, visit the professional face painter and eat at snack trucks. Halloween costumes are encouraged.

The City of Edinburg presents its 20th annual Parks & Recreation Fall Festival from 6 - 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at Edinburg Municipal Park, 714 Raul Longoria Road in Edinburg. There will be a free Halloween contest, games, rides, food, vendors and more. For more information call Edinburg Parks & Recreations at (956) 381-5631.

The City of Mission presents its Halloween Family Fun Festival from 6 - 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Leo Pena Placita Park, 803 N Conway Ave. in Mission. The family festival features a lineup of: kid’s ghostly games and prizes, refreshments, a cake walk, candy, activity booths, moon jumps, a Halloween photo area, and a free showing of “Hotel Transylvania 3!” The City of Mission’s Parks and Recreation Folklorico will hold a special performance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” There will also be free refreshments while supplies last. Everyone is encouraged to wear a costume. Admission is free.

Yaqui Animal Rescue will host a Fall Fest 2018 at Sofie's SS Saloon, located at 6801 S. 10th St. in McAllen from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. Tickets are $5 and will go on sale Nov. 1 at There will be music, kids’ games, a costume contest, a dog costume contest, a magician, raffles, prizes, food and drink.

Winter Texan Halloween Dances

Case del Valle RV Resort, located at 1048 N. Alamo Road in Alamo, will hold a Halloween dance with the Bottomline Band from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Tickets are $10 apiece and can be purchased in advance. Call (956) 783-5008 for more information.

Sleepy Valley Resort, located at 2301 N. Abram Road in Mission., will hold a Halloween dance with DJ Robert from 7 - 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Tickets are $7 per person. There will also be a costume contest with prizes. Call (417) 588-1588 for more information.

Victoria Palms Resort, located at 602 N. Victoria Road in Donna, will hold a Halloween dance with the band Sweetwater from 7 - 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Tickets are $7 per person. For more information call (956) 782-3263.

Llano Grande Lake Park Resort, located at 2215 East-West Blvd. in Mercedes with hold a Halloween dance with Texas Wheels from 7 - 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Tickets are $7 per person. Call (956) 565-1506 for more information.

Encore's Paradise South RV Park, located at 9099 2 Mile 2 West Road, will hold a Halloween dance with Jam Station from 7 - 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Tickets are $6 per person and costumes are optional.

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