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Oct. 2: Decorate the lodge for Halloween. Oct. 16: Happy Fall Y'all! Make fall themed crafts and Count the Leaves scavenger hunt.
Oct. 23: Hungry Birds Weekend: Make a bird feeder to help our fine-feathered friends.
Oct. 30: Halloween activities and pumpkin carving.
Oct. 1-3: Oregon Coast 101 Weekend: Join us Friday at our crab class at the local docks. Sign up and bring your license and lunch for a great time of learning and crabbing. On Saturday, the Oregon Fiddlers will be performing in our South Clubhouse at 7 p.m.
Oct. 8-10: Vegas Nights Weekend: We will have a blackjack tournament at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the South Clubhouse. Also, join us for the poker walk for lots of fun. It will be a high roller weekend for all!
Oct.31: Halloween Bingo Fun Night in our North Clubhouse at 6 p.m. Join us for an evening of free fun, including free popcorn, pop, and prizes. Dress up for extra prizes.
Oct. 29-31: Join us for a "frightful time" on Halloween Weekend. Haunted House on Friday and Saturday, plus pumpkin carving, trick or treat hayride, harvest supper, hot apple cider, and prizes for the spookiest campsite and best costume.
Oct. 9: Canadian Thanksgiving: We supply the turkey, potatoes, stuffing and gravy; you bring a veggie and dessert.
Oct. 30: Join us for our annual Halloween Weekend. We will trick or treat early in the day and then on to our famous Haunted House. Also a dance with Norm Lynn at the Family Center.
Oct. 2: Autumn Leaf Search: Look for the most colorful, the largest and more. Oktoberfest Festival with food, music and dancing.
October 1-2, 8-9 & 15-16
Oct. 2: October Fest features fun, food and music, plus a new Cook and menus are on the agenda. Join us for a great time. Now taking reservations please call Cookie or Donna at (360) 724-4811.
Oct. 6: Girl's Night Out: Bunco is the name of the game, plus appetizer, dinner, desserts, refreshment and lots of fun all for just $10.
Oct. 8: Seafood TGIF: join us for our famous Seafood Night, featuring shrimp cocktail, homemade clam chowder, pan fried oysters, steamed clams, crab cakes and chicken Caesar salad.
Oct. 9: Canadian Thanksgiving all our Canadian friends are welcome to celebrate their Thanksgiving with us. Deep fried turkey will be provided and you can add to the menu by bringing your favorite appetizers, side dish or dessert. Reservations are required please call (360) 724-4811.
Oct. 30: Halloween Party: The biggest and best this year will be held in the Oasis. We are gearing up to decorate our Haunted House, music is booked and everyone is welcome!
Oct. 1-3: Oktoberfest: Join us for a Friday Night Baked Potato Potluck Social and stay for Brown Bag Bingo. Saturday dig in to Brats & Sauerkraut. After Candy Bar Bingo have a root beer float at the Ice Cream Social. Walk off those extra calories with a stroll around the lake. Make a traditional German craft or take a Getting Ready for Christmas beading class. Test your skill at Wii bowling.
Oct. 8-10: Crafters Holiday: Join us for a weekend of crafting. We'll have tables set up for jewelry making (various projects), Christmas ornaments, scrapbooking, holiday cards, and a variety of holiday crafts projects. Sign up early for specific projects. Don't forget the Friday Night Potluck Social, Brown Bag and Candy Barb Bingo.
Oct. 15-17: The Hydro Plane boats are back: Enjoy the excitement of watching these beautiful boats race around the lake. Don't forget to bring your camera for some spectacular photo opportunities. Join us for a spooky Halloween craft class. And if you're not afraid of things that go bump in the dark, join us for a good old-fashioned Barn Dance.
Oct. 22-24: Getting Ready for Ghouls: Share your favorite "not too scary" ghost story at a Baked Potato and Chili Potluck Social and stay for Brown Bag Bingo. Exchange recipes for ghoulishly good fun foods at a Getting Ready for Ghouls Coffee. Make masks, ghosts and other Halloween crafts. Don't forget to decorate your site for Halloween.
Oct. 29-31: Halloween Monster Mash Bash: This will be a weekend of ghoulish Halloween fun. Don't be chilled to the bone bring your favorite addition for chili for a Chili Potluck Social. Saturday we will have haunted carnival games, a "scarier by the hour" movie marathon, pumpkin decorating contest (carved, painted and/or dressed), a Halloween site decorating contest, and a site to site trick or treating hayride.
Lake of the Springs
Every Saturday in October, we'll have John Carter at the Family Campfire, plus Eric our DJ at the Family Dance.
Oct. 24: Celebrities on Parade with Marion and friends. Come see who is looking at who in our Celebrity Look-alike Show.
Oct. 30: L.O.T.S. Celebrates Halloween: Decorate your site, plus kids fishing derby, pumpkin carving contest, weenie roast for the kids before trick or treating, Halloween Trick or Treat Hayride, costume contest and more.
Daily activities throughout October include coffee social, 8-Ball Tourneys and aerobic video exercise.
Saturdays in October: Come check out our new breakfast and lunch menus, which also include banana splits and ice cream sundaes. Saturday events include marketplace, crafts, 8-ball tourney, mini-golf tourneys, Wii bowling fun, wood crafts, scavenger hunts, coloring contests.
Oct. 30: Halloween Weekend: Events include a Halloween Carnival with pie-throwing booth, bounce house, duck pond, can toss, lollipop tree, plus kid's costume contest and trick or treating throughout the preserve. Coyote Country DJ provides music at our Halloween Dance. Also, don't miss our monthly Border Patrol Talk, an informative seminar, held the first Tuesday of each month.
Regular weekend events include hayrides, wine tastings, Ice Cream Socials, golden Horseshoe and Scavenger Hunt, and guided trail rides for ages 8 and over and hand-led trail rides for ages 7 and under.
Oct. 30: Halloween activities and trick or treating.
Throughout October: Weekly crafts plus Nickel Bingo every Thursday and Sunday afternoon, Ice Cream Socials every Thursday-Sunday.
Oct. 2: Spend a wonderful evening listening to some old Western songs. Cisco Jim has an extensive repertoire of trail songs, buckaroo classics and original songs of the West.
Oct. 16: Oktoberfest a fun-filled day of beer tasting and fine authentic German food. Dance to the sounds of Mike Noonan in the evening.
Oct. 30: The infamous San Benito Witch will be here to make sure that everyone is having a witchy time. She is green and she will be leading our Halloween parade. From 4 to 6 p.m. she'll be floating around the lodge to make sure everyone is having a good time at our Halloween carnival. Plus the Quail Run Cafι will be open from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. serving up some great Philly Cheese steaks, burgers dogs and more.
Oct. 2 and Oct. 9: Come on down and visit a new face for entertainment and hear music by Larry Stevens.
Oct. 16: Octoberfest: Have you ever tasted German beer? This is your chance free German beer to everyone over the age of 21. Root beer tasting for the kids. Enjoy a few pretzels on the side. Listen to live music from the 50s and 60s plus country and a twist of oompapa, plus more as Highway 91 Tony Lopez performs.
Oct. 23: Coyote Country DJ plays it all!
Oct. 30-31: Halloween Weekend: Clowns will be here to paint your face and make balloon critters for you. Costume contest, trick or treating, and pumpkin decorating. E&E Animals and Dominic's Karaoke allow everyone a chance in the spotlight!
Oct. 1-3: Chili Cook-Off: The temperature is dropping and what a better way to get together with new friends and family than with a Chili Cook-Off. Your favorite pot of chili will be judged! Competition is great here for this event so bring your special ingredients ready to serve and maybe you will win the BIG prize.
Oct. 29-31: Halloween Costume Party: The ghosts and goblins come out of the woods here! On Friday we'll have a pumpkin carving contest and haunted hayride. On Saturday we'll have the kids' costume party at 1 p.m. and the adults costume party from 7 to 11 p.m.
Lake ConroeOct. 2-3: Hobo Weekend/Happy October Birthdays: Dress down for this weekend's fun. We're having a "Hobo Dress" contest, and sing-a-long at the campfire with a marshmallow, so don't forget to bring your fiddles and guitars. We'll be having a party to celebrate October's birthdays in the AC and all are invited.
Oct. 9-10: Hot and Spicy Chili Cook-Off: This is the day to get out your pots and favorite chili recipe and dazzle everyone with your creations. Judges are waiting in the wings so bring it on!
Oct. 16-17: Dance and Dessert Weekend: Bring your favorite dessert to the pavilion to share with your fellow campers and get to know your neighbors. Then we'll kick off our shoes and dance off some of those calories. We have fun playing washers, horseshoes, pickleball, basketball and other outdoor activities.
Oct. 23-24: Games Games Games Weekend: Gotta game you like to play? Bring it and share the fun. We'll also play Fast Track, Pegs & Jokers, Farkle, LRC and lots of bingo. We'll fire up the Wii for a tournament too!
Oct. 30-31: Halloween Weekend: If you dare to be at Lake Conroe this weekend you will get your socks scared off! We're also having a pumpkin painting contest for the young, a pumpkin carving contest for the young at heart (adults!), a costume contest, tattoos for kids, apple bobbing, and our famous trick or treat hayride. And when the sun goes down, be sure to show up for a hair-raising good time! Oooooooohhh!
October 9-November 28
Check the TTTimes for activities listing, plus all weekend activities are listed in the park schedule.
Oct. 30: Trick or Treat Parade through the preserve.
Through October 17
Oct. 2: Health Awareness/Birthday Bingo: Come out and learn about your health.
Oct. 9: Columbus Day: Explore Lake Texoma and see what you can discover!
Oct. 16: Peanut Festival Day: Enjoy the events of the annual Whitesboro Peanut Festival.
Oct. 23: Hobo Weekend: Let's see if you can win our Look Like a Hobo contest.
Oct. 30: Halloween: Join us of our Halloween carnival and later, let us scare you right of out our haunted barn.
Oct. 2: Oktoberfest Weekend: Join us for root beer chugging and apple bobbing. We will celebrate October birthdays and anniversaries with cake and ice cream.
Oct. 9: Columbus Day Weekend: We will play Brown Bag Bingo and Candy Bar Bingo during the day and have Super Bingo in the evening.
Oct. 16: Golf Weekend: Join us for a day of golf as we play mini-golf, wacky golf, and Wii golf.
Oct. 31: Halloween Weekend: pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, piρatas, costume contest, trick or treat hayride, haunted trail and band in the evening.
October 1-2 and 8-9
October activities include Covered Bridge Festival, Harvest Party and our Annual Haunted Trail with over a mile of wooded trails filled with ghosts and goblins. The trail ends with a campfire, hayride and a cup of hot chocolate.
Oct. 15-16: Halloween Weekend: A fearfully fun-filled festivity! Kids and adults will enjoy a creepy craft, and great prizes will be awarded for pumpkin carving (bring your own pumpkin), campsite decorating, and creative costumes for kids, adults and dogs. You won't want to miss trick or treating, the Haunted Hayride or the Devilish DJ Dance.
Oct. 15-17: 2010 Hallowscreem! Pumpkin carving, trick or treating, site decoration contest and more!
Gateway to Cape Cod
Oct. 1-3: Indoor Games Weekend: As the weather gets cooler, we will be indoors playing checkers, Yahtzee, Monopoly and more.
Oct. 8-10: Columbus Day Weekend: Our final weekend of the camping season is upon us. Enjoy entertainment on Saturday evening with all your friends.
Oct. 15-17: Halloween Weekend: Don't miss our last weekend of fun with pumpkin painting, spooky evening hayrides, trick or treating and entertainment. Decorate your site to win some really scary prizes. Have a safe and healthy winter. See you in the spring!
Oct. 9: Columbus Day Weekend: Score performs. Oct. 23: Halloween activities, plus DJ Joey B performs.
Oct. 2: Flea Market on the Patio: Bring your treasures, bring your junk, or just bring your wallet ($5 space set-up fee).
Oct. 9: Chili Cook-Off: Think you have a great recipe? Make a pot and bring it in for our judges. Win a prize!
Oct. 15-16: Haunted Trail.
Oct. 22-23: Haunted Trail, plus our Halloween Costume party for kids, adults, pets and rigs on Saturday, followed by trick or treating. Note: Rain Date for Haunted Trail is Oct. 29-30.
Oct. 1-3: Fall into Autumn Weekend: Events include Bingo in the Barn on Friday night, plus Saturday wagon ride. We'll make scarecrows to decorate the campground.
Oct. 8-10: Fall Festival I Weekend: Events include Bingo in the Barn on Friday, plus Saturday wagon rides, pumpkin weight guessing and greased pumpkin races.
Oct. 15-17: Fall Festival II Weekend: Events include Bingo in the Barn on Friday night, Saturday wagon rides and pumpkin painting, plus the Men & Machine band performs on Saturday.
Oct. 22-24: Fall Festival III and Closing Weekend: Events include Bingo in the Barn on Friday night, plus Saturday wagon rides, trick or treating and our Halloween party.
Oct. 2-4: An Apple a Day: Cider sippin', apple bobbing and an apple pie-eating contest. It's harvest time Johnny Appleseed would be proud.
Oct. 9-12: Explore: Take the lead from Columbus and explore the many facets of the Pocono Mountains. Check the Rec Hall for information.
Oct. 16-18: Flyin' High: The Hot Air Balloon and Timber Festival at Shawnee is not to be missed. Beauty and excitement combined in one event.
Oct. 23-25: Amazin' Fall: Visit a challenging corn maze and the bountiful fall markets in our local area. Don't forget to go pumpkin picking.
Oct. 30-Nov 1: Ghosts, Ghouls & Goblins, EEK!: You never know what's waiting for you along the Haunted Trail! If you survive, come to the Monster Mash Costume Party and Dance in the Rec Hall. It is prime time for fall foliage pictures in the Poconos. The Lehigh River Gorge in the Jim Thorpe area is well worth the short trip. We are asking that you bring some of your pictures of your outings at Scotrun we'll have a social hour to share the good times.
Oct. 29-30: Trick or treat on Friday through our campground from 4:30 to 5:30, then enjoy live entertainment by Legacy at our Costume Party. We'll have prizes! On Saturday, we'll have haunted preserve tours: 7 to 7:30 for the "meek at heart" and from 7:30 to 9 p.m. for those who want to SCREAM!
Oct. 9: Annual Seafood Festival and Dragon Run Day: Celebrate the rich heritage of the Dragon Run, a 40-mile stream of water that runs through four counties and ends at the headwaters of the Piankatank River, where we are located. Hands-on exhibits about the ecology of the Bay and its tributaries as well as a huge craft show with crafters from all over the state, plus some of the best local seafood for sale at various vendors. Definitely a great family day with hayrides and live entertainment throughout the day.
Oct. 23: Join your friends in the Adult Lounge for a Wine and Cheese Social. We provide the cheese, crackers and fruit and you bring your favorite wine to share.
Oct. 29-30: Bring your kids and grandkids for a fun-filled weekend of Halloween activities. Enter our rig decorating contest, paint and carve pumpkins with your kids, and enter the costume contest for all ages. On Saturday night, take the kids trick or treating and then dance off all the sugar at the Family Dance in the pavilion.
Oct. 1-3: Halloween Weekend at Harbor View with pumpkin decorating on Saturday at 2 p.m., plus costume party and trick or treating at sundown. Oct. 8-10: Columbus Day Weekend: It's the last weekend of the season so let's wine a bit and say goodbye to our fellow campers until next year.
Oct. 15-17: The holidays are coming who wouldn't enjoy receiving a homemade gift? Let's see how creative we can be this Arts & Crafts Weekend.
Oct. 22-24 and Oct. 29-31: Sign up early for our annual haunted house tour. We have times set aside for young children and "scaredy cats." Then do a Monster Mash with us at our Friday night dance.
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