There’s much to celebrate throughout the fall season, and it’s important to savor every moment of it. Here are nine ways to enjoy the season around the town this year.
Get Spooked at a Haunted House
What better way to make the most of spooky season than to enjoy the terror of a haunted house? Fright Night Haunted House is a Halloween staple in the Coastal Bend, serving up scares to hundreds of thrill-seeking guests each year. Frights start at $20 and can be purchased online.
Get Lost in a Maze of Corn
If you’re looking for a fall festival, Rockin’ K Farms Annual Fall Days has a variety of family-friendly activities to enjoy. Whether getting lost in the corn maze or blasting apples from a cannon, there’s plenty to do at the farm. The fun starts at $13.95 when tickets are purchased online.
Stock Up on Autumn Produce
Shop fresh produce for all your fall recipes at the Grow Local Farmers Market. Hosting a variety of local growers and makers, the downtown farmers market has all the fresh ingredients you might need to complete the meal. Grab your seasonal produce every Wednesday from 5PM to 8PM at the Art Center of Corpus Christi.
Pick the Perfect Pumpkin
Pumpkins have long been a fall favorite, offering a fun and creative way to celebrate the season. With a variety of gorgeous gourds to choose from, St. John’s United Methodist Church’s annual pumpkin patch is the perfect spot to grab some pumpkins and fall photos. You can pick out your perfect pumpkin now through October 31st from 12PM to 7PM.
Search for Spirits on the Blue Ghost
Looking for a real thrill? Take a chilling paranormal tour through the eerie halls of the Blue Ghost. The USS Lexington offers a paranormal experience that leads you through some of the most haunted areas of the ship, sure to leave your spine tingling. Starting at $50, tickets can be purchased online for this ghostly encounter.
Binge on Bratwurst at JB’s German Bakery
Celebrate Oktoberfest with some traditional German delicacies at JB’s German Bakery. The bakery has a variety of foods and sweets to choose from, or you can sit down and enjoy some traditional Bratwurst served in a selection of German fashions.
Taste Gyros at Greek Fest
The annual Greek Festival of Corpus Christi is one unique way to experience a taste of Greece in the Coastal Bend, and is a classic fall festival in the area. From gyros to baklava, the festival has every Greek cuisine needed to properly experience the delicacies of Greece. The drive-thru event will take place November 5th through 7th.
Savor the Taste of Tamales
Tamales are a year-round tradition in South Texas, but nothing says season’s greetings like a delicious plate of tamales around the holidays. The Hot Tamale Fest is the perfect opportunity to showcase the Coastal Bend’s best of the best. The event hosts a ton of tamales, giving you the chance to enjoy a variety of options and stock up for the holiday season. The festival will take place on November 20th, starting at noon at Whataburger Field.
Sunrise Walk on the Island
What better way to enjoy the cool autumn mornings than to head to Padre Island and watch a serene sunrise? Whether relaxing in the sand or going for a shoreline walk, spending some time in the fresh morning air is one way to guarantee a good start to the day.