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It's the final weekend before Halloween in East Texas. There will be lots of Halloween parties this weekend along with a lot of trunk-or-treating events for all ages at area churches.

This weekend looks to be a dreary one with lots of clouds and a chance of rain through at least Monday. It'll be comfortable with temps in the upper 70s and a bit humid, but get ready for a big cool down by the time trick-or-treating rolls around Tuesday!

Here's a look at this weekend's events in East Texas.

For more information on any of these events, click or tap on the event name to be redirected to their official event page or website.

Boo At The Zoo

Saturday and Sunday
Caldwell Zoo - Tyler

Dress up in your costumes and head to the zoo to see the animals and trick-or-treat along the way to see the giraffes, lions, insects, rhinos and more. Plus you can play games and win prizes too! This is a ticketed event.

20th annual Iron Horse Car and Truck Show

Saturday @ 8a
Mineola train depot - downtown Mineola

Classic cars, classic trucks, rat rods, muscle, street rods, jeeps, and low-riders will all be on display at this cool car show. There will be door prizes, food trucks, and more.

Running With The Dogs 5k

Saturday @ 7a

This is a 5k race - fun walk and walk with you and your dog. Click the event name for registration information.

Hopkins County Fall Festival - Sulphur Springs

Friday and Saturday, October 27th and 28th
Hopkins County Fair Grounds and Civic Center - Sulphur Springs

The Hopkins County Fall Festival will have it all - a parade, craft show, kids zone, carnival rides, games and food, loads of exhibits and a hay baling contest.

Hot Pepper Festival - Palestine

Saturday, October 28th
Main St.- Palestine

Can you handle the heat? If you love peppers, this is the festival for you. There will be an atomic wing eating contest, a jalapeno pepper eating contest and more things to do and see all centered around the hot pepper!

LEGO @ the Library

Saturday 11a - 1p
Longview Public Library

Show the city of Longview what you can build using LEGO blocks. Your creation could win a prize and be put on display in the Longview Public Library.

Kilgore Cruise Night

Saturday @ 5p
downtown Kilgore

The historic brick streets of downtown Kilgore and the derricks set the stage for a classic cruise night in Kilgore. There will be door prizes, raffles and 50s theme event and downtown restaurants will be open.

Robson Palermo Invitational PBR Touring Pro

Saturday @ 7p
Cross Brand Cowboy Church - Tyler

The PBR comes back to Tyler. There will be 40 PBR bull riders competing on some of the best bulls in the business. This will be another sellout just like last year. Don't miss out on the bullriding action.

East Texas Haunted Houses

Friday - Sunday
various locations throughout East Texas

After all, October is Spooky Season! If you can brave dark hallways, things hanging from the ceiling, confined spaces, loud shrills, and a man chasing you with a chainsaw, then these East Texas haunted houses, dark trails, and attractions were created just for you.

Trunk-or-Treating events

Tap on a city name for a Google listing of events happening around town.


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