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31 Things to Do in October

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Hello October! Discover what’s happening with the Hello Woodlands’ new monthly guide called “31 Things To Do” featuring events, activities, locations, and ways to get involved in your community.

Join us this October by trying new activities and attending events in and around The Woodlands, Texas. Be sure to follow us on social media at @HelloWoodlands and subscribe to our email newsletter to stay updated for upcoming events, ticket giveaways, live videos, photos, and so much more!



October 12 – In the Pink of Health Luncheon – Join us at the 18th annual In the Pink of Health Luncheon for a good cause and a great time! The event will begin at 11 am at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott with guest speaker and Olympic Gold Medalist, Scott Hamilton. Purchase Tickets

October 19 – Haunting at Glade – Join us for a spooky and fun filled evening in The Woodlands, benefiting the art programs at the Glade Arts Foundation. Choose your costume and come enjoy art, specialty cocktails, exquisite hors d’oeuvres, and bone chilling activities that are in store for each soul. Join us

October 26 – The Great Pumpkin Shoot – Montgomery County Meals on Wheels’ Annual Clay Shooting Tournament at Blackwood Gun Club raises funds to help feed local homebound seniors while enjoying a fun and friendly competition. This tournament is open to men and women of all experience levels. Individual and team registration is available. Registration includes 72 birds, 12 or 20 gauge ammo, golf cart, beverages, breakfast, lunch, and awards. Shooters must provide their own safety glasses and hearing protection, which is required in all shooting areas. Individual tickets are $200, or gather a group and register a team of four for $800. Register Here

October 26 – “Final Friday” Dance Party – Bring your friends, family, and neighbors and experience social dance on Friday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Country Dance X! Age 21 and up only. No cover or admission fee! Includes group classes, dancing, open bar with beer, wine and cocktails, food and free parking. Sign up for your FREE dance lesson

October 27 – 3rd Annual Truck or Treat Halloween Theme Food Truck Festival – At the 3rd Annual Truck or Treat Halloween Food Truck Festival, attendees will enjoy Halloween themed food from a variety of food trucks, cold drinks, live music, a kid’s zone, and even a costume contest! The festival will be held at Town Green Park Saturday, October 27 from from 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Get Tickets


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October 3 – Coffee with a Cop – Deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and community members are invited to come together to discuss local issues, build relationships, and drink coffee on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 7-9 am at the Dosey Doe Breakfast & BBQ located at 2626 Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands, TX.  Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the Sheriff’s Office work in the community. Join us

October 5 – Day of Caring at Interfaith – Join in on a community-wide food drive, and help reach a goal of collecting 45,000 pounds of food! Interfaith of The Woodlands is asking corporations, individuals and organizations to participate by collecting food and dropping it off during its Day of Caring Celebration on Friday, October 5. Learn More

October 6 – Family Promise of Montgomery County Inaugural Bed Races – Get a team together and race a bed on Saturday, October 6 beginning at 7:00 a.m. at Heritage Park in Downtown Conroe. A team consists of 5 members, 4 pushers and 1 rider who must remain on the bed the entire time the bed is pushed down the street. Teams will race in heats down Newton Street two beds at a time for bragging rights and awards. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories. Learn More

October 6 – National Night Out Community Safety Expo – The National Night Out Community Safety Expo offers residents an opportunity to meet and thank the first responders that keep our community safe. Those attending can enter public safety equipment from local, state and federal agencies, ask questions, and learn about what they do. Entertainment and demonstrations are scheduled throughout the event. CHI St Luke’s Hospital and the American Heart Association will be offering Hands Only CPR training at the Expo to raise awareness of the lifesaving value of CPR and how it supports our first responders. Free food will be offered while supplies offered H-E-B, Firehouse Subs, Chick-fil-A and Tiff’s Treats. Learn More




October 6 – The Woodlands Flea Market and Garage Sale – The Woodlands Flea Market and Garage Sale provides a setting for residents of The Woodlands, residents of other communities, and commercial vendors to sell goods and merchandise. Vendors sell used or new household goods, sports equipment, lawn equipment, tools, arts and crafts, and other items. The Market is free and held in the parking lot of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Learn More

October 6 – The Woodlands Celebration of Excellence Gala – gala will honor Hometown Heroes and celebrate Interfaith of The Woodlands’s 45 Year Anniversary on Saturday, October 6. Five individuals, one business and one nonprofit organization have been selected as the 2018 Hometown Heroes by Interfaith of The Woodlands, a nonprofit social service agency providing myriad programs and services to meet the needs of The Woodlands and the surrounding area. The theme this year is “45 Years of Caring,” which marks the 45th anniversary of Interfaith of The Woodlands. Learn More

October 6 & 7 – 12th Annual Creekside Campout – Remember when life was simple? Real fun meant catching fireflies with friends and camping out in the yard. Relive that fun with family at the 12th Annual Creekside Campout at Rob Fleming Park. Fee includes dinner, breakfast, snacks and all activities; just bring a tent and sleeping bags. Tents will be on the field and activities throughout the park in the tepees, amphitheater, trails and open space. Activities include archery, outdoor education sessions, kayaking, night hikes, crafts, games, a movie, campfire, and s’mores. Learn More




October 7 – 3rd Annual Woodlands BBQ Festival – The Woodlands BBQ Festival features some of the most talented and celebrated BBQ pitmasters from the Houston area and beyond. It will be an afternoon filled with the finest BBQ around, live music, cold beer, kid’s activities, and the chance to bring awareness to pulmonary hypertension. All ticket, drink and raffle sales from The Woodlands BBQ Festival benefit pulmonary hypertension. Learn More

October 7, 14, 21 – Concert in the Park – Concert in the Park is a popular family tradition of music and fun for all ages. Concerts are free and held at beautiful Northshore Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Learn More

October 8 – Spring Fire Department Spirit Day – On Monday, October 8, Gringos at I-45 and Cypresswood is hosting an all-day Spring Fire Department Spirit Day. Please tell your Gringos server that you support the Spring Fire Department and Gringos will donate a portion of the proceeds from your meal to the Spring Firefighter Assistance Fund, which helps Spring firefighters who are injured, facing a critical illness or dealing with a catastrophic natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey. Learn More

October 10 – Ask the Doctor – At Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center at noon, breast surgeon Dr. Hook will be presenting on new technology, new treatments, and various surgical techniques, as well as answering any questions. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to the Canopy front desk at 713.897.5939. Learn More

October 11, 18, and 25 – Rock the Row – Experience The Woodlands’ newest mixed-use development on scenic Lake Woodlands with live music Thursday evenings at Hughes Landing. Rock the Row features local and regional bands playing a variety of favorites from classic rock and pop to Motown during the summer and fall. Learn More


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October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 – The Haunting at Bear Branch – Take a walk through your nightmares at The Haunted Trail! Don’t miss this annual October tradition. A tour guide will lead groups of visitors through a 10 minute haunted trail in the woods at Bear Branch Park. There will be strobe lights, fog machines, pop out actors, loud music, props and theatrical scary scenes. The Haunted Trail is recommended for ages 9 and up. Tickets are $9 per person. Learn More

October 12 – Hocus Pocus Pops – Get ready for tricks and treats at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s Hocus Pocus Pops featuring the Houston Symphony from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Learn More

October 13 – Candy Crawl Model Home Tour – Kick off the season of sweets with a haul of Halloween treats during the Candy Crawl Model Home Tour, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 13 at Harmony. Costumed kids (and their parents) can stop by The Thicket, 3811 Everly Bend Drive, for free Halloween food, activities and games, then trick-or-treat 21 “boo-tiful” model homes filled with candy. Learn more

October 13 – The Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas – The Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas is a 10-mile race, 3.1 Armadillo Run 5K and One 4 Texas Kids’ Fun Run through The Woodlands held at Northshore Park Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. After the race, participants will enjoy a Texas-sized post-race party with fun for the whole family. Learn More

October 13 – Spring Fire Department’s Special Day for Special People – On Saturday, October 13 from 10:00 a.m. to noon, Spring firefighters will have special activities for special kids and adults at Station 71. Those with special needs can come learn how to use a fire hose, build a toy firetruck and take a virtual tour of a Spring fire engine and tower truck. Refreshments are being provided by HEB and Blue Bell. Learn More




October 14 – National Night Out Neighborhood Parties – National Night Out is a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors and support local crime prevention efforts. Local law enforcement and The Woodlands Fire Department will briefly visit with residents of many of the neighborhoods that register their parties with the Township. Learn More

October 15 – The 31st Annual John Cooper School Golf Tournament – benefiting the Dragon Booster Club returns to The Woodlands Country Club – Palmer Course on Monday, October 15 and will again feature a terrific lineup of golf festivities, including a full day of golf, followed by a dinner and awards. There are many opportunities for teams and sponsors to sign up for this popular tournament. The day will feature registration, lunch, driving range, chipping and putting contests at 10:30 a.m., and a shotgun start at noon. A dinner and awards ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. Learn More

October 17 – ARTFEEL at Canopy – ARTFEEL is a live show starting at 6:30 p.m. produced by The Woodlands Arts Council for Canopy Guests to discuss how the public art work in their community makes them feel. Each month a public artwork is spotlighted. Participants get 3 minutes or less to share their feelings or impressions, some say one word while others tell a robust story or recount a special memory, some bring in their own art work that has been influenced by the piece, others improvise a poem, sing a song, play instruments, act out a scene from a film, dance and some even show-and-tell an object from their home. The rules are there are no rules—and that is the fun! It’s fun to see what bubbles up when people talk about art together.  Learn more

October 17 –  Early Registration Deadline for Run Thru The Woodlands is October 17! Fees increase October 18. Register today at

October 18 – Chamber Concert Series – Glade Arts Foundation is hosting a multi-disciplinary and collaborative chamber concert series delivered by The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra under the artistic direction of Darryl Bayer. The chamber series will consist of four concerts held on the third Thursday of each month. This second concert in the series will showcase The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra’s Woodwind Quintet led by Susan Daniell and Dr. Gina Stevens in a twisted classical concert titled “Music Macabre and More” on October 18th. This series is limited to 150 seats per show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., cash bar available. Learn More




October 20 – Community Fall Festival – Join us for a family friendly festival with fun for all ages! There will be inflatables, petting zoo, pony rides, games and prizes, cake walk, vendor booths, fire/police trucks, air brush tattoos and balloon artist, concession stand and more. The event will be held rain or shine! Learn more

October 20 – Halloween at the Y – Enjoy free family fun at the YMCA at Shadowbend featuring trick or treat stops, carnival games, concessions, and more from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Don’t forget to wear your costume! Admission is free with a non-perishable donation for the local food pantry. Learn More

October 21 – Cochran’s Crossing Fall Festival – Join your neighbors for an afternoon of fun at the Cochran’s Crossing Fall Festival at Shadowbend Park from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. There will be games, bounce houses, pony rides, prizes, exhibitors, free food and drinks, DJ Music, prizes, and drawings for gift certificates. Kids can play at the park and enjoy the festivities. Learn More



October 27 – Pumpkins & Paws Festival – The Pumpkins & Paws Fall Festival benefitting Operation Pets Alive will be held October 27, from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Wolfie’s on Lake Conroe. It will be a family and pet friendly event with great food, live entertainment, pet adoptions, pet costume contest, carved pumpkin contest, market vendors, an awesome silent auction, fantastic raffle prizes, and so much more. There will also be a “Miles for Mutts” event where a group of runners sponsored by Fleet Feet Hughes Landing will do a 5k run to help us raise funds. Also joining in is a group of cyclists participating in a 15k bicycle ride, and a Harley Davidson Owners group revving it up for homeless pets. For more information, click here.

October 27 – Taste of the Village – Come sample tasty treats from a variety of food vendors and visit 40 booths of local businesses and community organizations at the Indian Springs Shopping Center. There will be live music, and kids will have fun with inflatables, face painting, balloon art, and walking entertainers. This annual event draws more than 4,000 people from across the area and funds scholarships for both Indian Springs and the Montgomery County Women’s Center. Learn More

October 28 – Trick or Treat Trail – Princesses, pirates, ghosts and goblins are invited to don their costumes and enjoy a spooktacular celebration at the annual community-favorite Trick or Treat Trail at Northshore Park. While at the event, children have the opportunity to trick or treat from booth to booth and fill their bags with goodies from local vendors. This free event includes great strolling entertainment, inflatables, games, costume contests and more. Learn More

October 31 – Monster Mash Trick or Treat Stop – Calling all witches, superheroes, monsters and princesses! The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park is open and celebrating Halloween this year. Activities include trick-or-treating with dressed up recreation staff, inflatables, games, crafts, and more! Costume Contests will be held every 30 minutes. Admission is free; concessions are available for purchase. Learn More

October 31 – Truck or Treat with the Spring Fire Department – The Spring Fire Department is hosting its first “Truck or Treat,” with candy, special treats, and safety bracelets for kids in costume who come by any of the Spring Fire Stations from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (while supplies last). Learn More


Plan ahead for November! Visit our online calendar, subscribe to our Email Newsletter, follow us on social media at @HelloWoodlands, and check back for a list of 31 things to do in November 2018!

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