AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – Summer presented the High Plains with a range of events and activities for families to enjoy, including music, time at the pool, and camps across the city of Amarillo. However, the oncoming autumn and the return to school don’t mean the end to area fun and attractions.
Here’s a look at a few options for how to spend an afternoon, or a full day, around Amarillo during the fall.
What’s going on?
Full of corn, sunflowers, pumpkins, and entertainment, Maxwell’s Pumpkin Farm has begun its fall season. The farm’s “Fall Days” and Giant Maze will run through the end of October.
The Amarillo Sod Poodles are expected to continue to present regular games throughout September, with tickets still available for purchase.
Local Fall Festivals and ‘Trunk or Treat’ opportunities
Officials from the Amarillo Zoo (AZ) announced “Boo at the Zoo” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct. 22. AZ states that admissions will end at 8:30 on the day of the event.
Polk Street United Methodist Church announced it will hold a Trunk or Treat at its parking lot at 1401 S. Polk St. on Halloween, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Westminster: The Church in Austin Park announced that its Fall Festival Fun Run has been scheduled for Oct. 29, which will include a 5K and a “stroller, walker, and toddler-friendly Wolflin walk-about.”
The Dumas Downtown Association is expected to feature a free “Trunk or Treat” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 during its Kids Boo Bash in the downtown area from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wristbands for the rest of the event are available for $25.
Attractions and Landmarks
- 2nd Amendment Cowboy
- The Big Texan Steak Ranch
- Cadillac Ranch
- Ozymandias on the Plains
- Palo Duro Canyon
- The Helium Monument
- The Floating Mesa
Museums and Educational Entertainment
- Amarillo Botanical Gardens
- Amarillo Museum of Art
- Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
- Amarillo Railroad Museum
- American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum
- The Amarillo Zoo
- Bill’s Backyard Classics
- The Don Harrington Discovery Center
- Jack Sisemore RV Museum
- Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian
- Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
- Texas Air & Space Museum
- Texas Panhandle War Memorial
- Wildcat Bluff Nature Center
Popular Venues – Sports, Music, and More
- Amarillo Civic Center Complex
- Amarillo Little Theatre, Inc.
- Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts
- Hodgetown Stadium
Other Areas and Experiences
- The 6th Street Historic District on Route 66
- ‘Collect’ a Herd of High Plains Horses
- Downtown Amarillo
- The Harrington House
- Lake Meredith
- Tascosa Drive-in Theater
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