Haunted Gardens

2nd annual “Haunted Gardens” at the SFA Mast Arboretum.

Entry to the haunted trail is located on Wilson Drive between the agriculture and art buildings.

Cost varies.

$2 for SFA students with ID

$3 for general admission.

Proceeds help provide professional training to members of the Horticulture Club.

See more events at the Nacogdoches Events Calendar.

Halloween & Fall Festival Listings

More details at the Nacogdoches Events Calendar.

“Fall Festival”
Calvary Baptist Church
October 31
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

“Trunk or Treat”
Austin Heights Baptist Church
October 31
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

“Trunk – n – Treat”
First Church of God
October 31
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

“Ghosts of Millard’s Crossing”
Millard’s Crossing Historic Village
(old-fashioned neighborhood trick or treating)
October 31
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

“Edible Decorations Workshop for Teens”
Nacogdoches Public Library
October 31
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

“Dia de los Muertos Fiesta”
Downtown Nacogdoches / Cole Art Center
November 1st
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

More details at the Nacogdoches Events Calendar.

Halloween party-prep for teens

With Halloween just around the corner & Halloween party planning underway, now’s the time to learn more about edible decorations to fit the occasion and the public Library is here to help.

Gather your friends together and get signed up for the teen workshop about how to make delicious decorations this Thursday at 5:30 p.m., just in time for the big event on Friday.

Advance registration is required for this particular workshop, so remember to give the library a call to let them know you want to attend.


Library Website Here.

Nacogdoches Events Calendar Here.

Skate-o-rama Update

If you have not been rollerskating at Skatorama logoSkate-o-rama in Nacogdoches for awhile, I would recommend visiting them again now. The renovations by the new owners are completed and the whole place has been completely remodeled and is absolutely fabulous!

Highlights – new carpet (bright and colorful), new ticket booth, new snack bar area (a lot more seating now), new wall around the skate floor, new decorations on the walls, new locker area, everything is just new, New, NEW!

Give roller skating a try for a refreshingly different type of night on the town. It’s cheaper than a movie or a bar, and healthier for you, too. Enjoy!

Skate-o-rama is also available for private parties and other events by arranging in advance.


(Please note – all are subject to change, because the schedule may change, depending on other things going on in town. For example, during football season, Friday night is not usually available for skating.)

Please contact Skatorama directly for the most updated rates and schedule.

Skate-o-rama Website Here.

Sample / Approximate Schedule & Rates

Skate rental is not included in admission cost.
Skate rental is $3.00.

12-7 p.m. is $6.00
8-11 p.m. is $7.00

12:30- 5:00 is $5

Fall Festival (Calvary Baptist)


Calvary Baptist Church in Nacogdoches will host their Fall Festival on Halloween night starting at 6:00 p.m.

Come one, come all to this family-friendly event at a beautiful church with friendly fabulous people. 🙂

Calvary Baptist Church website here.

Old-Fashioned Trick-or-Treat

Enjoy the traditional trick-or-treat experience at the Ghosts of Millard’s crossing event.

DATE: October 31, 2014
TIME: 6-8 p.m.
COST: $5 for adults and $3 for children.

This event is intended for children ages 12 and younger.

Activities include face painting, cupcake walk, hay ride, train ride, music and so much more!

The Ghosts of Millard’s Crossing event is a great way to step back in time and remember the concept of a neighborhood, where children could play on their own safely, because all the adults were keeping an eye out for everyone. At this event, the feeling is much the same, as children & their families can stroll at their own pace throughout the village, stopping off at each house one by one, to hear a “ghost” tell a short story or part of history from their life.

The “ghosts” are simply regular people with white face paint and they are not scary to most children.

The headless horseman comes racing through the town on his horse about every 20 minutes and that can indeed be quite thrilling but perhaps could be a bit alarming to little ones, so be prepared for this, just in case.

At each house or other building, there is candy available, and young children will have a traditional and exciting trick-or-treat night.

This is a really great event and if you have not attended in the past, give it a try.
Highly recommended!

(And, it sure beats the heck out of driving all over town to trick-or-treat at houses where you know people.)

Duck Dash

Saturday, October 25, 2014


The 24th annual “Duck Dash” is a thrilling spectacle of toy ducks that race on a special course at the Ag Pond, near the Homer Bryce Stadium at Stephen F. Austin State University. These types of toy duck races are always entertaining and everyone is encouraged to attend just for the fun of it.

If you want to take the next step, you can also help by sponsoring a duck to help raise money for the SFA Alumni Association. Sponsorships are $5 each duck, or 6 ducks for $25.00 and the deadline is Saturday, so don’t delay. There are all sorts of prizes available, including $1,000 cash for first place – wow!

For more info about how to sponsor a duck, please call the SFA Alumni Association at 936-468-3407 or visit their website here.

Free pancakes!

pancakesFree pancakes will be available for the hungry runners who are participating in the Homecoming 5K during SFA homecoming weekend.

For the rest of us, just $6.00 is all it takes to enjoy a buffet of flapjacks and special toppings to make your breakfast both bountiful and beautiful.

This delicious event will be held on October 25 (Saturday) at 8:00 a.m. right in front of City Hall, 202 E. Pilar Street, in downtown Nacogdoches. Come early to get a spot in line because these fantastic flapjacks won’t last long, I’m sure!

This is a fundraiser event for the SFA Alumni Association.

For more info, contact them at 936-468-3407 or visit their website here.

Early Voting Info

Vote now and you’ll avoid the rush and long lines and potential delays at the voting box on November 4, 2014. Why wait? Vote today!flags300

Early voting is ready and waiting for you at the Nacogdoches Courthouse Annex at 203 W. Main Street, Room 113.


8-5, Monday to Friday (Oct 20-24)

Noon to 5:00 on Sunday, (Oct. 26)

8-5, Monday – Wednesday (Oct. 27-29)

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday & Friday (30th and 31st)

Saturday, October 25 – office closed, no early voting today

Interesting articles about voting from other sites:

Why should “young people” vote? Read article here.

Why do “old people” vote more often? Read article here.

Are more “black people” voting than ever before?  Read article here.

Are fewer “asian people” voting? Read article here.

Texans & voting – horrible news! Read the sad article here.

$5.00 Fun at the Lamp-Lite Theatre

info provided by Lamp-Lite Theatre . . . thanks!

“Audience Dress Rehearsal” of “I Hate Hamlet” will be at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 30, 2014. This is a great way to see fabulous live theatre at the most family-friendly affordable price possible – just $5.00 per person! Reservations for “Audience Dress Rehearsal” are not possible and advance ticket purchases unnecessary. It is fine to arrive a little early to have time for visiting with friends and finding a great place to sit to enjoy the performance.

“Audience Dress Rehearsal” plays an important role at Lamp-Lite Theatre. This is the last rehearsal opportunity for cast and crew to sharpen their delivery, timing and procedures. Traditionally, the Thursday evening BEFORE OPENING NIGHT, Lamp-Lite Theatre opens its doors to the student population of the Nacogdoches Area. For $5.00 donation students, their friends and family are invited to attend a “sneak preview” the “audience dress rehearsal” of the upcoming production. Parents and guardians are invited to accompany their youngsters.

Celebrate the Halloween season with this romantic comedy which is also a hilarious Ghost Story. John Barrymore, a dashing actor famous for his portrayal of Hamlet (in the 1920s) comes back from the beyond to coach a nervous young TV actor slated to play the same part in New York’s Shakespeare in the Park. Barrymore coaches the young actor in the art of acting and the art of seducing a woman. The delightful comedy features fighting, séances, and romance – all with a comic twist. The cast includes Tiffany Gauntt, Justin Hughes, Tim Hogle, Bill Small, LaChanda Maxie and Sarah McMullan.

Lamp-Lite Theatre
4210 Lamp-Lite Lane
P.O. Box 630446

Lamp-Lite Theatre is located on the west side of Nacogdoches, Texas at the junction of US 59 and Old Tyler Road (FM1638). You need to know that US 59 is incorporated in the west portion of Loop 224 that surrounds Nacogdoches. Lamp-Lite Theatre is nestled in the trees at the very end of Lamp-Lite Lane. Lamp-Lite Lane intersects Old Tyler Road at the north east quadrant of the junction of US59 and Old Tyler Road. Lamp-Lite Lane is a short black top street that runs between the Grace Baptist Church on the left and a Texas State Forrest Service Compound on the right.