Avalon Faire is getting into the spooky spirit with a first-ever Halloweekend event set for Friday, Oct. 30 and Sat. Oct. 31.
The fairgrounds, located at 1076 FM 1252 W, usually plays host to themes of yesteryear, with its Renaissance Faire and Oktoberfest celebrations.
Avalon Faire has added new events to their yearly calendar since opening, including a Christmas celebration last December. However, the COVID-19 pandemic caused the shutdown of their usual main event in the spring.
Avalon Faire founder Adi DiShion added “Faire Fridays” to their lineup this year to connect those who love the Renaissance Faire atmosphere with local vendors and artists who benefit by sharing their creativity with an audience.
Halloweekend will be similar to previous “Faire Friday” events, with live music from local rock band Teazur on Friday, games and concessions. In keeping with the spooky theme, Halloweekend will include costume contests. Avalon Faire has hosted Halloween-themed events in the past, including the “Knightmare” celebration in 2016, but this year’s event will have the atmosphere of the “Faire Friday” events in the fair’s fantasy and medieval-inspired location.
The fairgrounds will be open Friday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 31 from noon to dusk. Entrance tickets are $10 for adults and kids get in free. ID checks and wristbands will be offered at the gate for patrons aged 21 and older who wish to purchase alcohol at the event.