Howard Farms Pumpkin Patch: Get ready for fall at this free patch, offering photo ops throughout the season. (open daily; 45th Avenue and Teckla Boulevard; 806-626-8958)


Jazztober: The 10th-anniversary season of Center City’s outdoor concert season closes with The Austin Brazille Quartet on the lawn of Amarillo Chamber of Commerce. (6 p.m. Tuesday; 1000 S. Polk St.; free; 806-372-6744)

“Prey for the Devil”: A female exorcist battles Beelzebub in this timely thriller. Also opening: “Till,” a biopic about Mamie Till Mobley, mother of slain youth Emmett Till. (Opens Thursday; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive; and Cinergy, 9201 Cinergy Square)

Aviation History Day: Celebrate decades of flying in the yellow city at this day-long event at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport. (9 a.m. Thursday; 10801 Airport Blvd.; 806-335-1671)

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale: The touring shopping expo returns to Amarillo, with plenty of deals for families. (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission $3-$5)

Women of Distinction: The Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains will celebrate Jennifer Potter of Family Support Services of Amarillo; Pantex; 55-year leader Jaqueline Grantham; DJ Auburg; and Anthony Berryman at this dinner. (5:30 p.m. Thursday; Alumni Banquet Dining Hall at West Texas A&M University; tickets $75; 806-553-3177)

The Ladd Lecture: Alison de Lima Greene, the Isabel Brown Wilson Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, discusses the life and work of American artist Phillip Guston at this event from Amarillo Museum of Art. (7 p.m. Thursday; AC Concert Hall Theatre; free; 806-371-5050)

Jamey Johnson: The hirsute Nashville star brings his tour to town for a show in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Auditorium. (8 p.m. Thursday; 401 S. Buchanan St.; tickets $29 to $65; 806-378-3096)

Dave Martinez and Marcedes Carroll: The Americana singer-songwriters will swap tunes at the Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Friday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Cameron James Smith: The Amarillo-based country band makes its debut at Chesney’s Whiskey Saloon. (9 p.m. Friday; 715 S. Polk St.; cover)

Good Looks: The touring indie rock band brings tunes to The 806 Coffee + Lounge. (9 p.m. Friday; 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave.; donations accepted; 806-322-1806)

Chad Miller & The Good Fortune: The Amarillo country band celebrates the release of new single “Looking Back” at this show at Hoots Pub. (10 p.m. Friday; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Christmas in October: This expo offers early deals for dedicated shoppers, benefitting Sharing Hope Ministries. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Amarillo Civic Center Complex South Exhibit Hall, 401 S. Buchanan St.; admission $5; 806-358-7803)

Historic 6th on Route 66 Renaissance Faire: This family-friendly party will feature events, tarot readings, food and more. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; Sixth Avenue between Western and Georgia streets; 806-420-0021)

Maxwell’s Fall Days & Giant Maze: Celebrate the autumnal season with activities including cornhole, kids’ activities, the titular maze and more weekends through October. (10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday; admission $17.95 online, $22.95 at the gate; 12908 S. Bell St.; 806-373-9600)

Bull Bash: Saddle up to watch 32 of the best bull riders in the world, then stick around for a dance featuring Canyon country band Seth Ward & The Silence. (6:30 p.m. Saturday; Amarillo National Center on the Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.; tickets $19; 806-376-7767)

Cameron James Smith & The Band Monarch: The Amarillo country band rocks out on the beach at LandShark Burgers. (6:30 p.m. Saturday; 1505 E. FM 1151; 806-335-5644)

Glow in the Park 5k Fun Run: This black-light-powered run will raise funds for Panhandle Christian Home Educators Warriors. (7 p.m. Saturday; John Stiff Memorial Park, 45th Avenue and Bell Street; registration $30;

“Together”: The WT Symphony Orchestra joins forces with the Amarillo College Chamber Orchestra for this massive concert event. (7:30 p.m. Saturday; Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall; free; 806-651-2840)

Hunter Lamberth: The Lubbock country singer will return to the Golden Light Cantina. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2908 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover; 806-374-9237)

Jane Co.: The Amarillo band brings the party to Rounders. (9 p.m. Saturday; 2801 Virginia Circle; no cover; 806-352-3317)

Lee Scheetz & Borderline: The Amarillo country band returns to the stage for a shot at Whiskey River. (9:30 p.m. Saturday; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; 806-367-6163)

Comanche Moon: The Amarillo-based Americana band celebrates the release of a new album with a party at Hoots Pub. (8:30 p.m.; 2424 Hobbs Road; cover)

Schwem and Lil Heavn: The touring hip-hop performers headline a show at Leftwoods, also featuring Hell Kreature, JKali, IveyX3 and Badfellow. (9 p.m. Sunday; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; cover $10; 806-367-9840)

“Spirited Away”: The Studio Ghibli Fest continues with screenings of this Oscar-winning favorite. (3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Nov. 2; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Amarillo College Piano Series: Pianist Igor Lipinski offers music and magic at this installment of Art Force’s concert series. (7:30 p.m. Nov. 1; AC Concert Hall Theatre on the Washington Street campus; free; 806-371-5340)

Also, choose from an array of Halloween events:

Boo Bash: Hop to it and enjoy trampoline jumping, costumes, trick-or-treating and more. (6 p.m.; AMP’d Amarillo, 5461 McKenna Square; 806-513-2478)

Amarillo Scaregrounds: Ghouls and goblins rise again at this seasonal favorite, offering six attractions. Open weekends through October. (7 to 11:30 p.m.; 2736 S.W. 10th Ave.; tickets $40 to $45; 806-367-9516)

Halloween Ball: Amarillo Botanical Gardens hosts this spooky evening, featuring appetizers, open bar, silent auction, costume contest and more. (7 p.m.; tickets $50 or $350 for table of eight; 1400 Streit Drive; 806-352-6513)

Rooftop Halloween Bash: Crush’s party features a costume contest, bottle service, music and dancing. (7 p.m.; 627 S. Polk St.; cover $5 in advance, $10 at door; 806-418-2011)

Sixth Street Massacre: The terror-filled haunt returns weekends through October. (7 to midnight; 3015 S.W. Sixth Ave.; admission $25; text 806-337-0749)

Gee Family’s Sweet Corn & Pumpkin Patch: Enjoy this fall favorite, featuring a corn maze and a slew of family-friendly activities. (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; 7651 Whitaker Road; admission $5; 806-346-5677)

Halloween Party Extravaganza: Get an early test run with your costume at this party at The Ruffled Cup, featuring themed specialty treats, boba tea and more. (10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; 3440 S. Bell St., Suite 130; 806-318-3961)

Tricks, Treats & Queens: Enjoy some spirited antics at this Halloween-themed drag brunch at Drunken Oyster. (11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; 7606 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6668)

Fall Festival Fun Run 5K & Wolflin WalkAbout: The residential neighborhood hosts this holiday party, with a run, trunk-or-treat and more. (11:30 a.m.; Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2525 Wimberly Road; registration fee

Halloween Curb A Con: Clemmons Comics & Crafts hosts its third annual outdoor comic con, featuring original artwork, comics, crafts and original merchandise. (noon to 6 p.m.; 1010 S. Fannin St.;

Pondaseta Halloween Party: This day-long event features activities for the kids from noon to 3 p.m., then grownup fun beginning at 8 p.m., with a costume contest and music from Trench Rat and Bare the Mark. (noon to midnight; 7500 S.W. 45th Ave.; 806-418-6282)

Universal Monsters Double Feature: Enjoy screenings of classic flicks “The Creature from the Black Lagoon” and “The Phantom of the Opera.” (1 p.m.; Cinemark Hollywood 16, 9100 Canyon Drive)

Halloween Cookie Decorating: The Cake Company of Canyon hosts this holiday party, offering customers three cookies to spookify. (2 to 4 p.m.; 1502 Fifth Ave. in Canyon; $10; 806-655-8700)

Fright Night: Area Boy Scouts will host this holiday party at Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian, featuring costumes, a kid-friendly haunted house and more. (3 to 10 p.m.; free; 9151 E. Interstate 40; 806-335-3175)

Halloween Carnival: Tascosa Drive-In hosts a movie marathon and more at this holiday event. (3 p.m. Saturday; admission charge; 1999 Dumas Drive; 806-383-3882)

The Edge Fall Festival: The dance studio hosts this fundraiser, featuring a cornhole tournament at 10 a.m., followed by pumpkin carving, bounce house, costume contest and more. (4 p.m.; 3405 S. Western St.; 806-331-4548)

Halloween Party: This family-friendly party at Whiskey River will feature a costume contest and more. (4:30 to 9:30 p.m.; 4001 S.W. 51st Ave.; 806-367-6163)

Hallowine Bash: Chad Miller & The Good Fortune headline Bar Z Winery’s holiday fest, featuring costume contests and J&L Good Grubs food truck. (5 p.m.; 19290 FM 1541; cover $10; 806-488-2214)

Halloween Costume Party: The Dog House will host this holiday fest, featuring free pizza, free keg beer, costume contest, live music and more. (6 p.m.; 1209 S. Arthur St.; 806-223-5393)

Monster Bash: Don Harrington Discovery Center hosts this creature-themed science party. (6 and 8 p.m.; 1200 Streit Drive; $5 members, $8 nonmembers; 806-355-9547)

Amarillo Scaregrounds: Ghouls and goblins rise again at this seasonal favorite, offering six attractions. (7 to 11:30 p.m.; 2736 S.W. 10th Ave.; tickets $40 to $45; 806-367-9516)

Halloween Party Social Dance and Costume Party: Footloose Amarillo hosts this holiday event at Tripp’s Harley-Davidson, featuring dance lessons. BYOB. (7 p.m.; 6040 W. Interstate 40;

Sixth Street Massacre: The terror-filled haunt returns weekends through October. (7 to midnight; 3015 S.W. Sixth Ave.; admission $25; text 806-337-0749)

Halloween Party: DJ Sonidero will offer Tejano and cumbia favorites at this party at Neighbors Lounge. (8 p.m.; 2204 S.E. 27th Ave.; 806-379-8100)

Brunken Hilarious: Yellow City Comedy brings the laughs and Scratch Made Bakery brings the yums at this Halloween-themed late-night brunch. (8:30 p.m.; 118 S.W. Sixth Ave.; reservations $30; BYOB; 806-731-4477)

Halloween Bash with Plan B: The ’80s cover band headlines the party at Skooterz. (9 p.m.; 4100 Bushland Blvd.; cover; 806-679-0122)

Halloween Party: The Shop Event Venue hosts this party, featuring costumes, live music and more. BYOB. (9 p.m.; 1585 S.E. 58th Ave.; 806-336-1705)

Relic’s Halloween Bash: The Amarillo metal band hosts this party at Leftwoods. (9 p.m.; 2511 S.W. Sixth Ave.; no cover; 806-367-9840)

My Way Punk Rock Halloween Bash: DJ Phlegm 2 Trees offers a night of punk music at this holiday party at RR Bar. (10 p.m.; 701 S. Georgia St.; 806-342-9000)

Fall Festival: Arena of Life Church hosts this family event, featuring bouncers, food trucks, bike giveaway, face painting, petting zoo, firefighter obstacle course and candy. (5 to 7 p.m.; 8827 S. FM 1541; free; 806-622-8000)

Halloween Karaoke Party: Zombiez Bar & Grill hosts this back-from-the-dead singing event. (9 p.m.; 711 S. 10th Ave.; cover $5; 806-331-7305)

6th Street Creepy Crawl: The holiday event returns to Historic Route 66, benefitting PETS Clinic of Amarillo. Punch cards offer discounts and freebies at various stores, bars and restaurants. Party options include trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting, pet costume contest, human costume contests and more, plus live music from Hi-Striker at The Nat, James Owens at Smokey Joe’s, Dude-Man at The 806 Coffee + Lounge, Travis Roberts & the Willing Few and Vamping at Golden Light Cantina and DJs Dolores and PRFZR at RR Bar. (4 p.m. to midnight; punch cards $10 advance, $13 on Halloween; Sixth Avenue between Western and Georgia streets; 806-322-1806)

Riverfest: River Fellowship hosts this party featuring candy, food, games and more. (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; 5211 S. Bell St.; 806-476-0433)

Amarillo Scaregrounds: Ghouls and goblins rise again at this seasonal favorite, offering six attractions. (7 to 11:30 p.m.; 2736 S.W. 10th Ave.; tickets $40 to $45; 806-367-9516)

Sixth Street Massacre: The terror-filled haunt returns weekends through October. (7 to midnight; 3015 S.W. Sixth Ave.; admission $25; text 806-337-0749)

Plus, get your fill of trunk or treats:

5:30 p.m.: SkyWest Assisted Living, 6301 S. Blake St.

6 p.m.: Daravida Family Chiropractic and Wellness, 6016 S.W. 33rd Ave.

5 p.m.: Keller Williams, 3955 S. Soncy Road

5:30 p.m.: Lawyers Title, 4810 Lexington Square

5:30 p.m.: SkyWest Assisted Living, 2623 12th Ave. in Canyon.

6 p.m.: ThomasonScott Realty, 3335 S. Bell St.

6:30 p.m.: Holy Cross Catholic Academy, 4102 S. Bonham St.

10 a.m.: Orangetheory Fitness, 4280 S. Soncy Road

11 a.m.: Tripp’s Harley-Davidson, 6040 W. Interstate 40

Noon: Amarillo Auto Group, 4805 S. Washington St.

2 p.m.: Amarillo College West Campus, 6222 S.W. Ninth Ave.

2 p.m.: Wesley Community Center, 1615 S. Roberts St. 

3 p.m.: Shi Lee’s at Bones Hooks Park, 2000 N. Hughes St. 

4 p.m.: Angel Funeral Home, 2209 S. Arthur St. 

4 p.m.: Orkin Pest Control, 1700 S.E. 14th Ave.

4 p.m.: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1601 S. Georgia St.

5 p.m.: Amarillo Center for Skilled Care, 6641 W. Amarillo Blvd.

5:30 p.m.: Church of Christ on Bushland Road, 6701 Bushland Road

5:30 p.m.: Contagion Athletics, 8210 W. Amarillo Blvd. 

7 p.m.: Five Points Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1625 Point West Parkway

4 p.m.: Amarillo Area Transgender Advocacy Group, 3001 S. Bell St.

4 p.m.: First Methodist Church, 8501 S. Coulter St.

5 p.m.: First Family Church, 6101 S. Bell St. 

5 p.m.: St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4317 W. Interstate 40

6 p.m.: St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, 1631 S. Roberts St.

3 p.m.: Western Business Park, 4140 Business Park Drive

4 p.m.: Street VW, 8707 Pilgrim Drive

5:30 p.m.: Amarillo Ice House, 301 S. Grant St.

5:30 p.m.: West Texas A&M University Jack B. Kelley Student Center Legacy Hall

6 p.m.: Grace Church, 4111 Plains Blvd. 

6 p.m.: Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2901 Martin Road

6 p.m.: South Georgia Baptist Church, 5209 S. Georgia St.

6:30 p.m.: Family Worship Center, 11910 Interstate 27


  • Chip Chandler

    Chip is the senior communications specialist at West Texas A&M University. A Canadian High School graduate and award-winning journalist, he has covered arts and entertainment in Amarillo since 1998 and is a member of the Amarillo Convention and Visitor Council arts committee. He is a 2020 Golden Nail Award winner and a 2017 National Philanthropy Day award winner. He is a member of the national GALECA critics group, has seen every Best Picture Oscar winner and watches way too much television.

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