Head to the Texas Renaissance Festival for a an old take on Halloween in the All Hallows Eve Adventure, which will feature a Banshee Screeching Contest, a pumpkin carving contest, a costume contest and a candied-apple eating contest. The event will be open from 9 a.m. to dusk each day. 21778 FM 1774, Plantersville. For information, call 800-458-3435 or visit www.texrenfest.com. $23.
Sat., Oct. 30, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., 2010