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Halloween Festival at Government Canyon

Join the Friends of Government Canyon for a child oriented evening of games, crafts, and a hike in the woods to celebrate Halloween! 

Who Is Invited

Open to ages 12 and under; most appropriate for ages 3 to 10.  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. 

Registration & Fees

Registration is required for EACH participant.  Sorry, no group registrations. 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

The festival begins at 6:00 PM. You may want to arrive early to avoid delays at the Entrance Fee Booth where you will self-register. Park in either Parking Lot A or B and walk the short distance to the Visitor’s Center to receive your wrist band. The event will be held near the Visitor’s Center and Pavilion; all areas are handicap/stroller accessible.   

What to Wear & Bring

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


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

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