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October is the season for tricks, treats, and screams.

Here at Texas Highways, we were jumping out of our skins with excitement as we put the finishing touches on our first-ever Halloween-themed BOO! issue. Readers can experience an eerily mysterious cruise through the twists and turns of Caddo Lake’s primordial setting. See a pumpkin-carving contest gone macabre as zombies invade Paris for a day in search of prey to indulge their insatiable appetites! If it’s the supernatural you seek, look no further than Galveston’s ghost tours. You can hunt for elusive spirits—but as the old saying goes, be careful what you wish for.

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Caddo’s Primordial Calling

The darkened forests and murky waters of Caddo Lake are nothing if not naturally spooky. What better time to visit than Halloween?

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Zombies in Paris!

Theater makeup, props, and a dramatic flair take center stage at Paris’ third annual Zombie Walk, part of the town’s popular Festival of Pumpkins. Get zombified!

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Hunting for Haunted Galveston

Galveston has endured its share of grim tribulations over the years, leaving a legacy of haunted spirits—and frightening ghost tales.

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Texas Top 40

Help us choose the top 40 travel destinations in Texas! We're accepting nominations now through October 15th. Then follow along in each issue in 2014 as we count down your faves.

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Where in Texas are you?

Name this park, and you could win a South Padre Island getaway package! (Hint: It's not the beach.)

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October Events

The cities of Amarillo and Canyon host stops on a tour celebrating the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath and its tale of Dust Bowl-era farmers migrating west. Winnie hosts the 44th Annual Texas Rice Festival, featuring a rice-cooking contest, live music, and more. The Capitol building and surrounding grounds in Austin host the annual Texas Book Festival with more than 225 authors in attendance. And last, but not least, beginning on September 27th, the State Fair of Texas takes over Fair Park in Dallas.

For a searchable list of all Texas happenings, visit the Texas Highways Events page.

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On the road with Texas Highways

Look for Texas Highways magazine and staff at these events over the coming months. Swing by and introduce yourself!

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This The 2014 Texas Highways Wall Calendar showcases the beauty of the Lone Star State, as seen through the lenses of gifted photographers. From Pampa to Laguna Madre, you will enjoy exploring Texas scenery every month.

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