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    House of Torment

    Step into your worst nightmare at this fright farm in North Austin. Known for its high production values and immersive scare tactics, this is one up from watching horror movies all month. New this year is an on-site tavern in case you need some liquid courage in order to face the ghoulies.
    Through Nov. 10. $20 and up.  
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    Calypso Boogie

    Lake Austin dance cruise benefiting Austin Community Steelband’s free classes and transportation for disadvantaged, at-risk kids. Live music from Superfónicos will get you groovin' and shakin'.
    Fri., Oct. 19, 6:30-9:30pm. $50 advance, $65 door.  
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    A Ruff Night Out

    Speed dating for singles and their dogs (costumes encouraged). All proceeds go to APA!
    Fri., Oct. 19, 7pm. $20.
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    Banger's Oktoberfest

    Don the lederhosen for a three-day German celebration with opening and closing ceremonial gun salutes, eating contests, a stein hoist, a game where you drive nails into a wooden stump, a special food menu, live music, and of course beer.
    Thu.-Sat., Oct. 18-20. Free.
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    Bethany Lutheran Pumpkin Patch

    Tis the season to take a stroll through the pumpkin patch. Leave time to explore the photo ops, storytelling sessions, and activity stations.
    Daily, Oct. 12-31. Free.
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    Fall Fun at Sweet Berry Farm

    Get down to the farm for deals on pumpkins & gourds, free hayrides, a corn maze, scarecrow stuffing, and more.
    Sept. 22-Nov. 4. Free.
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    Formula 1

    Remember when F1 smashed into Austin in 2012, and all the maneuvering to put the U.S. Grand Prix at the end of the season, away from the hottest months? F1 returns with headliners Bruno Mars & Britney Spears.
    Fri.-Sat., Oct. 19-21. Free.
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    Gem Capers

    The theme is copper minerals at this year's gem & mineral show featuring jewelry, beads, crystals, fossils, spheres, and other rocks. There's also a silent auction, demos, and door prizes.
    Fri.-Sun., Oct. 19-21. $7-8, adults; $2, ages 13-18; free for 12 and under.
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    Ghost Walk Austin

    Meet Downtown and take a tour of Austin's most ghoulish places while hearing tales of murder, mystery, and unrequited love.
    Thursdays-Saturdays (and some Wednesdays), 8pm. $20, adults; $10, kids 10 and under.  
    242 W. Second
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    Haunted Ghost Trails

    This year's theme is Victorian Gothic Trails of Terror – expect the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe reading from "The Raven." Choose from three spooky trails; stick around for ghost stories, fortune tellers, and food & drink.
    Fri.-Sat., Oct. 26-27, 7-11pm. $15.  
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    Healing With Horses Ranch Barn Bash

    The ranch offers lessons to at-risk youth, veterans, and individuals with physical, cognitive, or emotional challenges in Travis, Williamson, and Bastrop counties. Guests to this fundraiser can expect an evening of cocktails, art, auction, and a sit-down dinner.
    Fri., Oct. 19, 7-10pm. $75.  
    Chateau Bellevue, 708 San Antonio St
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    Nightly Spirits Ghost Tours

    The two-and-a-half-hour tours begin at the upstairs bar of the paranormal-laden Buffalo Billiards and visit three more ghostly pubs: Russian House, the Gatsby, and Waller Creek.
    Fridays & Saturdays, 8:30pm (plus Halloween night, 7:30pm). $25.  
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    Nightmare on Gibson Street

    Stay spooked all month long at Gibson Street Bar, with DJ sets and special cocktails, including a dry ice punchbowl.
    Fridays & Saturdays in October
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    Nightmare on Jail Hill Haunted House

    The Georgetown jailhouse (operating from 1889-1990) has been featured on Ghost Hunters and is probably really haunted because, as we know, nothing good happens in those places. All proceeds benefit the Brown Santa program.
    Fri.-Sat., Oct. 12-13 & 19-20, 7-11pm. $5-25.
    Georgetown Main Street
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    Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park

    Romp around some spooky woods at one of the largest Halloween attractions in the state. Sitting on 20 acres, the campus includes four haunted houses, along with a cafe, beers on tap, space for live music, vendors, fortune tellers, a witches' bonfire, and more.
    Weekends, Sept. 15-Nov. 2  
    149 Split Rail Ln., Smithville
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    Summer Crush

    Beats by DJ Kurupt & Buck Rogers and special cocktails on the WET Deck from Memorial Day to Halloween.
    Fridays, noon-9pm, through October. $10.  
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    Texas Freedom Network's Annual Luncheon

    Featuring Michael Sorrell, Ed.D., named one of Fortune’s “2018 World’s 50 Greatest Leaders."
    Fri., Oct. 19, 11am-1pm. $200 (sponsorships available).  
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    The Boozery: Haunted Bar Takeover

    It's prime spoopy time at the bungalow bar with a pop-up haunted house and drink specials named after local ghosts.
    Oct. 17-31
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    VOLUME

    In an effort to preserve women's histories in Texas, #bossbabesATX and Chulita Vinyl Club will accept donations of vinyl, zines, and prints from the community. Drop off items at any upcoming #bossbabesATX event between now and Nov. 15. You can also schedule a drop-off by emailing thebabes@bossbabes.org.
    Through Nov. 15. Free.
    605 N. Edward Gary St., San Marcos
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