7 things to do to get in the Halloween spirit

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    1) Take a trip to a Pumpkin Patch

    You are never too old to take a trip to the pumpkin patch. Hall’s Pumpkin Farm offers hayrides and a two-acre corn maze in addition to a pumpkin patch. You could also visit Mainstay Farm for one of their “Family Pumpkin Days”. Click the following link for a map of more pumpkin patches in the DFW area: Halloween Map. Most patches close after Oct. 31.

    2) World’s Largest Walk Through Haunted House

    The Cutting Edge Haunted House holds the Guinness World Record for “Longest Walk Through Haunted House,” in addition to numerous other awards praising its haunting. Tickets for this spook-tacular experience start at $30 for adults. The haunted house closes Nov. 2.

    3) Not your typical Circus

    Experience 32 rings of terror at this thrilling and twisted circus experience. The The Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus is like stepping on to the set of a horror movie. The circus is open Monday through Friday until Nov. 2. Tickets start at $22 and are available at the door or at www.stranglingbrotherstexas.com. Experience the circus nightmare before it ends!

    4) Flashlight Fright at Ranger’s Ballpark

    Experience a unique and frightful after-dark tour of the Ranger’s Ballpark in Arlington, led completely by flashlights. The tour includes a trip to the bullpen, a walk around the warning track and a few other things that might pop up along the way. Tours are Oct. 29-30 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $14 on the Texas Ranger’s website.

    5) The Zombie Apocalypse is back

    Returning for its sixth year, the Zombie Manor in Arlington has received national attention. Featured as one of the best haunted-house attractions in Texas by American Way magazine, this thrilling experience with the walking dead and movie-caliber sets is one you don’t want to miss. It’s open Friday 7 p.m. until midnight and Saturday 8 p.m. until midnight. Tickets start at $17 and are available online till the haunted house closes Nov. 2.

    6) A Nightmare on Stadium Drive

    Students don’t even have to leave campus to have some Halloween fun. On Oct. 30 from 7-9 p.m., theCrew will be putting on a variety of Halloween festivities in the Campus Commons. Don’t miss the haunted maze, pumpkin decorating, zombie face painting, popcorn bar and more!

    7) Dracula: the Music & FIlm at Bass Hall

    Don’t miss Phillip Glass and the Philip Glass Ensemble, who will be playing at Bass Hall. The ensemble will accompany the screening of the 1931 film adaption of Bram Stoker’s classic tale of “Dracula.” Glass composed the music for the movie’s video release in 1999. Come out Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. to Bass Hall to see this classic rendition! Tickets start at $22 and are available on Bass Hall’s website.