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Halloween Fair at Government Canyon

Join the Friends of Government Canyon for a child oriented evening of fun to celebrate Halloween! 

Who Is Invited

Open to ages 12 and under.  Minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian for the duration of the event; no drop-offs please.  Note that all areas for this event are handicap/stroller accessible.  Each child will receive a carnival style map to guide them toHalloween themed stations which include games, crafts, and of course, treats! 

Registration & Fees

Registration is required for EACH participant.  Adults accompanying their children need NOT register.  All Natural Area entry fees apply; please stop at the self-pay area to the right of the Fee Booth to self-pay. Correct change is required: $6 per person ages 13 and over; 12 and under are free.  If you have a Texas State Park Pass, please enter the number on the appropriate line of the self-pay envelope.  Credit cards are NOT accepted when self-paying. 

When & Where to Meet

Meet and sign in next to the Visitor's Center.  The event begins at 6:00 PM, but you may come whenever you like and stay as little or as long as you wish. The fair will close at 8:30 PM.    Plan ahead, as the Natural Area often experiences heavy visitation and wait time at the fee booth.   

What to Wear & Bring

Dress appropriately for the weather; costumes are encouraged but not required.   


No pets please.  Minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian for the duration of the event.  To reduce human impact on the Natural Area, please follow the Leave No Trace principles of outdoor ethics.


This program is subject to cancellation.  Should there be inclement weather, please check Natural Area conditions by calling GCSNA's main office at 210-688-9055 after 7:30 am, or by going to the GCSNA twitter feed or the Friends of Government Canyon Facebook page.    

For more information about this program, email

Earlier Event: October 28
Butterfly Walk
Later Event: October 29
Things That Go Bump in the Night