Happy Week Friends!!!
In this issue…Haunted House at East View, Nightmare on Jail Hill, Spindler Halloween Light Show, Travel to France, Thanksgiving in Georgetown, Field of Honor, Peter and the Starcatcher, Businesses Opening, Businesses Coming and So Much More!
We’ve added more fun events to Our Halloween Guide with Fall Festivals, Light Shows, a Costume Ball, Halloween Parties, Ghost Tours, Haunted Jail, Pumpkin Patches and more; 23 now!
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Our Halloween and Fall Guide Has 23 Events!
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Spindler Family Halloween Light Show
Now thru Halloween night – It’s almost the witching hour and here’s something fun to do this month!
It’s the Spindler Family Halloween Light Show and it’s coordinated to sound/music.
Peter and the Starcatcher
Thursday thru Saturday, October 24th – 26th
The Character Co. of East View High School presents Peter and the Starcatcher, the Tony-award winning play, based on the best-selling novels, upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan.
Nightmare on Jail Hill Haunted House
Fridays and Saturdays October 25th and 26th.
Gather your friends and get on over to Nightmare on Jail Hill Haunted House. Featured on Ghost Hunters TV show and rumored to be haunted, this is the frightening place for some Halloween fun this year!!!
Nightmare on Jail Hill takes place at the Old Williamson County Jail where prisoners stayed from 1889 all the way to 1990, but some of them may still be hanging around!
1920s Fashion Show and Gala Fundraiser
Saturday November 9th. Join us for our very first fashion show & gala fundraiser. Dress up in your flapper dresses and bring your favorite gangster if you please. All of our models will be our beautiful We Are Not Broken ladies.
Enjoy the 1920s-1940’s Live Music Act, Silent and Live auctions, Food and Beverages. There will be lots of opportunities to be photographed and have a great night!
Local boutiques will also be modeling their clothes. Come step back in time and help raise money to further the mission of giving every women and girl the platform to boldly tell their scar story.
Taste of Travel France and Spain
Tuesday October 22nd – Join us for an evening of French wine tastings, savory appetizers and an informative talk on small group tours in France and Spain.
Find out how to go beyond the typical tourist trip, immerse yourself in French culture and discover authentic places loved by the French.
Our guest speaker operates a Georgetown-based, boutique company specializing in gastronomic sojourns in France. Sojourner Tours will ensure that you will have a truly unique vacation.
You will travel with a small intimate group and your itinerary will offer an uncommon perspective on popular destinations. You’ll enjoy exceptional food and wine experiences.
Visit Our Georgetown Restaurant Guide
At this publication there are 160+ Options for Dining in Georgetown!!!
The is our comprehensive list including fast food, casual dining and finer dining establishments with address and phone number, in alphabetical order by category.
“Hello Georgetown” is the best publication to come along to keep all Georgetown residents informed. It is a great way to cure our curiosity. People like to know what is happening in our town, whether it be entertainment, fun-filled events for the family, road improvements to move traffic, construction of new commercial and residential development.
“You take the guess work out of all that’s happening. Thank you for this publication and keeping us in the know.” ~Maryanne Denison
Haunted House “Lost in the Woods”
Friday and Saturday November 1st and 2nd. East View High School Theatre Department’s Haunted House “Lost in the Woods” is for those who cannot get enough of Halloween!
This haunted house is based around a haunted forest and the lost souls that reside within it! Dare to enter ONLY if you like a whole lot of spookiness!!! Tickets available only at the door.
Wolf Ranch Carnival
Thursday October 31st thru Saturday November 9th – Carnival features include carnival rides, a midway, kiddie rides and food. And the area is clean, well lit and has places to sit and rest.
Ride to your hearts content on favorites such as; Screamer, Haunted House, Zippers, Zero Gravity, Hang Glider, Merry Go Round and lots more!
Come hungry ’cause there’s plenty of food including; corn dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, candy apples, lemonade, funnel cakes and more!
Thanksgiving in Georgetown
If you’re staying in Georgetown for Thanksgiving and you’d like some help with the cooking we have you covered!
Visit our page for Where to Eat Out, Where to Get Your Holiday Meal and Where to Get Dessert to Go. Plus a couple of fun ideas for the day and where to get Free Tea and Ice for the day.
Restaurants That Allow Dogs on their Patio
Updated for 2019 – We’ve put together a list of Pet-Friendly Restaurants in Georgetown who have said yes to dogs on their patios!
We are adding more all the time, and please, if you know of a restaurant that allows dogs on their patio that we don’t have listed tell us in the comments.
Assistance League of Georgetown Area® Announces a Special Quilt Show
Tuesday October 15th thru Saturday November 2nd – Assistance League of Georgetown Area is pleased to announce a special Quilt Show at the Assistance League Thrift Shop here in Georgetown.
A collection of quilts made by the grandmother of a generous donor will be on display and available for purchase. Proceeds from their sale will support Assistance League philanthropic programs benefiting the people of the Georgetown area.
The quilter, Rosie Millenbine Thompson from McLeansboro, Illinois, lived from 1904 until 1996. Her favorite pastime in later years was making quilts for her family. She pieced quilts for more than sixty years, buying her fabric at Ben Franklin’s 5 & 10.
In the 70’s, she discovered that they had begun printing sheets with lovely designs, which was a blessing because her eyesight had begun to fail. In her later years, Rosie was able to pay a woman in her town to quilt them on a machine, which saved Rosie’s arthritic hands….
Seeds of Strength Harvest Fest
Thursday November 7th – Seeds of Strength is hosting it’s Annual Harvest Fest. We invite all women interested in joining Seeds of Strength to attend. There will be appetizers, desserts, wine and music.
There is no charge for this event; just the opportunity to meet an outstanding group of women who’s efforts are aimed at enriching the lives in the Georgetown community.
Please RSVP by October 24th for this Free Event.
Field of Honor Flags Sales Are Open
Join us over Veterans Day week – November 9th through the 17th – as the Rotary Club of Georgetown hosts the 3rd Annual Field of Honor® at the Activity Field in San Gabriel Park on Chamber Way.
It is a stunning display of over 1500 full-size U.S. flags, each of which can be purchased and dedicated to a veteran or first responder for a donation of $40 per flag.
BiG Citizen’s Fundraiser
Sunday October 27th – Have fun and help Chrissy Elliott & Toi Hill meet their goals to raise money for BiG.
Festivities include Appetizers, Beer, Wine and Live Music by The Porch Turtles.
You can donate now – Be sure to put Chrissy and Toi in the notes so that they get credit.
Southwestern University Football
Saturday October 26th, 2019. The Pirates Play McMurry Away!
In 2018 the Pirates achieved national rankings in both Division III polls and secured their third consecutive winning season.
Don’t miss any of the action this season!
Businesses Coming Soon
Hill County Arts & Crafts Fair
Saturday and Sunday November 2nd and 3rd. It’s the 23rd Annual Hill Country Arts and Crafts Fair!
Shop til you drop from selections such as jewelry, home decor, holiday items, handbags, soaps, homemade jams, quilts, pottery, wood crafts and many one of a kind gifts created by over 75 artists from Texas and the surrounding area.
Hill Country Arts and Crafts FairThe 20 Annual Hill Country Arts and Crafts Fair sponsored by the Sun City Texas Community Association and Sun City Rotary Club.
Georgetown Turkey Trot
Thursday November 28th – Start your Thanksgiving with the Georgetown Turkey Trot! Challenge your family, friends, and co-workers to come out and run on the roads and trails in Georgetown that starts and finishes in beautiful downtown Georgetown on the square.
Turkey Trot 5 Mile Run and 1 Mile Walk – Proceeds will be shared between the Williamson County Meals on Wheels and Friends of Georgetown Parks and Recreation (Park Pals). We will also be collecting nonperishable food for The Caring Place.
The Caring Place Kids’ Fun Run – Prior to the Turkey Trot there will be The Caring Place Kids’ Fun Run. Cost is $5 with all proceeds going to The Caring Place. Sign up will be online and race morning. All children signing up before Nov 11th will receive a short sleeve cotton t-shirt. All children will receive a ribbon upon completion. Race starts at 7:45am.
GTX Film Presents: BENEATH, A Cave Horror Film
Wednesday October 30th – Just in time for Halloween!
BENEATH, A Cave Horror Film was filmed entirely in our own Inner Space Cavern; employees were used as cast members.
This film was an Official Selection and Best Texas Film Winner at the 2019 GTX Film Festival in April.
The movie was written, directed, and produced by JJ Perez of Round Rock.
Father Daughter Dance Halloween Costume Ball
Saturday October 26th. What could be sweeter than a Father Daughter Dance?! Daughters 4 years or older are invited to attend with their father or another acceptable escort.
The theme is Halloween Costume Ball, and attendees are encouraged to wear a costume.
There will be refreshments and snacks, and a professional photographer will be taking portraits (additional cost).
Sweet Eats Fruit Farm Fall Fest
Weekends from September 21st through November 3rd.
Featuring 2 pumpkin patches. One for Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch and the other is for cute photos.
They have 30 activities that are included with admission. Pony rides, a petting zoo, a hay maze, face painting, jump pads, treasure mountain, pumpkin sling shots, pipe races, and so much more!
New this year – a Corn Maze and Pig Races! (included with admission). We have a big corn maze for everyone. We also have a smaller corn maze that will be great for younger kiddos.
Fifty Fellas Food Fest
Saturday October 26th – Join in the fun at the Fifty Fellas Foodfest! It’s the 4th year for this GISD Ed. Foundation fall fundraiser featuring 50 teams showcasing their culinary talent with appetizers, entrees and desserts.
The best home chefs in Georgetown compete for community stardom and the Iron Chef Award! And for the rest of us, fun, food, live music and games are included.
Don’t miss your chance to be part of the biggest cook-off in town! All money raised will go to the GISD.
Starts Friday, September 20th and runs through Saturday November 9th.
Music, Drink, Food and Fun!
Ball Gown Pub Crawl
Saturday November 16th. It’s the 3rd Annual Downtown Georgetown Ball Gown Pub Crawl.
You aren’t going to want to miss this night! Bring your significant other and/or your friends to downtown Georgetown! High fashion, crazy 80’s, bad prom, absolutely anything goes.
Participates will enjoy food, drinks, live music and retail discounts around the square, while dressed in ball gown attire. This is a fantastic opportunity for a lady’s night or a couple’s night out while raising money for great cause!
This year’s event will raise money for HELP Crisis Assistance, a newly established non-profit whose mission is to Provide support to survivors of crime, crisis and disaster within Williamson County by collaborating with local advocates to meet immediate needs.
Sunday October 27th. The 11th Annual Exceptional Georgetown Alliance Boo Run takes place this year in beautiful San Gabriel Park in the heart of Georgetown, Texas. Both the chip-timed 5K race and 1 mile family fun run meander along the scenic San Gabriel River.
Register early to guarantee your Dri Fit shirt – parts of the logo glow in the dark! After that, shirts will be provided while supplies last so register early! Come in your Halloween costume for a kids’ costume contest!
Proceeds from this event help to fund extracurricular events, activities and summer day camp for students in Georgetown with Special Needs.
Free Parking, ATMs and Rest Rooms in Downtown Georgetown
We’ve created a page to help you navigate when you’re downtown for the Holidays, whether you’re new to town or just visiting it’s always good to know where to park for free, where to find a Rest Room and where to get a little cash from a nearby ATM. Find Maps and Details Here
Buy Fresh and Shop Local at Georgetown Farmer’s Markets
Thanks for reading, see you around town!
Ken and Anne Partain
Image Credit: Michael Barker Photography