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Seven things to do in San Antonio this fall

Kylar Royer

After months of severe heat, the fall season is finally upon us. With temperatures slowly cooling off, you might be itching to find activities that get you into the fall mood. From hayrides to haunted houses, here are seven things you can do this fall right here in San Antonio. 

South Texas Maize: If you are looking to lose yourself in a huge cornfield maze or pick out a pumpkin to carve, then the South Texas Maize is just the place for you. These are not the only attractions they offer. Visitors can also rent fire pits to roast hot dogs and marshmallows, see farm animals at the petting zoo and have some fun with an apple cannon.

Halloween-themed escape room: If you are more in the mood for something to get your adrenaline pumping,  a Halloween escape room is an excellent option. There are plenty of escape rooms to choose from in San Antonio, such as Extreme Escape. Whether you have a close call with zombies or are being stalked by a killer clown, race against the clock to escape. 

SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream: Every year, SeaWorld brings Howl-O-Scream to San Antonio. From Sept. 15 to Oct. 29, you can take part starting at 7 p.m. until the park closes. The event includes themed bars, haunted houses and more. Please be aware that Howl-O-Scream is not recommended for children 13 years or younger.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas Fright Fest: Fright Fest is another annual event put on by Six Flags Fiesta Texas. With numerous haunted houses, scare zones, live performances and rides in the dark, this is the perfect place to get the fright of your life. Fright Fest runs from Sept. 9 to Oct. 31. Like Howl-O-Scream, Fright Fest is not recommended for children 13 years or younger. 

Circle N Maze: Nothing says fall like hayrides, petting zoos and corn mazes. With so many haunted houses and other frightening attractions in San Antonio, it is nice to have places a little more child-friendly. Circle N Maze even has a “dog day” on Oct. 29, where you can bring your furry friend. Be sure to bring a flashlight with you if you are looking for a spookier time since the cornfield is not lit at night. 

Camping: Grab your camping gear because San Antonio is home to many great camping spots. Whether you set up a tent in a designated parking ground or your backyard, be sure to prepare in advance. Bring enough food and water, flashlights with batteries, blankets, bug spray and other necessities to ensure a great campout. Also, pay attention to signs put up in parks that warn of wild animals. Stay safe out there. 

Owl Creek Pumpkin Patch: Owl Creek is another great place where you can find hayrides, pony rides and a pumpkin patch. After picking out your pumpkins, you have the opportunity to either take them home or paint them at Owl Creek. If you have been searching for the perfect place to spend a fall day with the whole family, this is it. 

Now that October is officially here, it is time to start getting into the fall mood. So if you are looking for a place to have a good time this fall, whether it be fun for the whole family or a place to feel the fright of the spooky season, San Antonio has many great attractions and events just for you.

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Kylar Royer
Kylar Royer, Assistant Photo Editor

Kylar Royer (he/him) is a class of 2023 biology major  and a minor in psychology graduating this fall. He will be attending Parker University next summer pursuing a doctorate of chiropractic and masters in clinical neuroscience. Kylar has been a photographer for over 5 years and joined The Paisano staff in fall 2022, this is his first semester as the assistant photo editor. Outside of school, you will Kylar reading about natural medicine and philosophy accompanied by Dixieland jazz music.

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