Looking for a night of safe, family fun for your children this Halloween? Then look no further the Waxahachie Fall Festival taking place at the Waxahachie Civic Center on Thursday, Oct. 31.

“This year will be the seventh annual Waxahachie Fall Festival and it will be located behind the civic center. We provide candy and carnival-style booths to all of the children. It has been a great turnout for the city,” said Michael Holmes, Assistant Director of Mission 75165, the organization sponsoring the event. “There are some classic-style carnival booth games that will be a lot of fun, like the bottle ring toss and putt-putt golf. We are adding a petting zoo this year and will also be featuring a hayride.”

Holmes said last year around 3,000 attended the fall festival.

The event will be located in the field directly behind the civic center in a fenced-in area. Members of the Waxahachie Police Department will be on site to ensure that everyone has safe evening.

The event is free and open to everyone in the community. The only cost for concessions. Some of the concessions that will be available include pizza, hotdogs and sweet tea provided by Chicken Express. Before taking part in any of the games, guests need to pick up a punch card located at ticket booths at the entrance.

“Not everyone goes out and about to trick-or-treat,” Holmes said. “So on that night, in conjunction with Halloween, we provide a fun alternative for families to come together.”

Around 175 volunteers from Mission 75165, Freedom Fellowship International and House of Hope are assisting with the fall festival. Mission 75165 is a local nonprofit working to form a coalition of churches, nonprofit agencies and other entities to assist in meeting the needs of people in the Waxahachie community.

The fall festival run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and there is no cost for parking. The Waxahachie Civic Center is located at 2000 Civic Center Lane. For more information about the event go to Mission 75165’s website at www.mission75165.org or email Holmes at events@mission75165.org.

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