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Gourdough’s you had me at ‘bobbing for jello shots,’ I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Halloween and a first birthday! They have a night full of fun planned for this one of a kind shindig.


Tonight’s party will be carnival themed with fortune tellers, ring masters, bearded ladies, face painting, donuts, a photo booth, karaoke, scary movies, and more.

While you’re there, you might as well enjoy two of my favorite menu items; the Frito pie appetizer and the ‘bacon me crazy’ sammie. Tonight they’ll have specialty themed donuts and cocktails as well!

Downtown Austin always draws a huge crowd on Halloween. But if you choose to take that route, find a safe way home, as it is a no refusal weekend.

Q. What is Dracula’s favourite fruit?
A. A nectarine

Admission: free

When: today, Halloween

Time: 7:00 p.m. – midnight

Gourdough’s Public House
2700 South Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78704


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Yes, I’ve been meaning to go on a Capitol tour for as long as I can remember. The history absolutely fascinates me, sadly though, it’s one of those things that I have not gotten around too. Some of the stories that come out of the Capitol prove that truth is indeed stranger than fiction.


The only thing cooler than the regular tours of the Capitol are these special edition Halloween tours. Learn spooky secrets and hear tall tales on this one of a kind tour just in time for Halloween.

Tours meet right inside the South entrance where regular tours start.

Stay scary my friends.

Admission: free

When: today – tomorrow

Today: 10: 45 a.m.  & 1:35 p.m.
Tomorrow: 11:00 a.m., noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.

The Capital
1100 Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78701

Photo Credit: Austin Reddit

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There are certain things you couldn’t pay me to do. Spending time at a cemetery (a week before Halloween no less) is definitely one of those things. However, I’m certain that there are plenty of folks out there that would really enjoy this tour.

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The walking tour will highlight the lives and deaths of Austin’s early citizens, chilling tales of 19th and 20th Century murders and other untimely deaths. The tours last about an hour and are sure to teach you a little about old Austin and put you in spooky spirits!

For more information call: 512-917-1666

Admission: free – donations are welcome with proceeds benefitting Save Austin’s Cemeteries preservation projects.

When: today, October 26th

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Oakwood Cemetery
East 14th Street and Comal
Austin, Texas 78702


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