As one of the most anticipated celebrations of the fall semester, Halloween and the days following it are always packed festivities galore.
With the Bobcat population growing rapidly, this Halloween weekend promises to be bigger and better than ever in San Marcos. Events from concerts to carnivals pack the calendar this
weekend so every Texas State student has a happy Halloween.
One of the most anticipated events this Halloween season is a special performance by DJ Carnage. Carnage will be performing at The Marc on Thursday evening.
Omar Dawoud, owner of The Marc, expressed his excitement not only for prolific Carnage, but for other events following the holiday.
“The day after the big show with Carnage we are also going to be hosting a concert to celebrate Dia de los Muertos,” Dawoud said.
While most Bobcats around the city have plans to party the night away, the city of San Marcos is hosting family-friendly events for Halloween that children can enjoy with their parents. Farmer Fred’s Fall Carnival may be aimed at a younger crowd, but the event promises a dose of Halloween cheer for attendees of all ages.
“This fall event is geared toward everybody,” said Jessica Ramos, the event’s recreation program coordinator. “It includes children, but we also involve Texas State students because there are so many volunteers.”
The fall-themed event’s activities include carnival games, costume contests, hayrides, a snow cone machine, photo booths, train rides and more, Ramos said.
Halloween festivities continue through the first of the month as an Austin-based group celebrates the holiday and the death of director Fredrico Fellini with a film festival of poignant Italian films. Held at the Price Seniors Center, the event will include a panel and a party following the film screenings.
For Bobcats choosing to take on the role of party host, spooky decorations and cute costumes are imperative for pulling off the perfect fête.
Wally’s Party Factory on The Square is home to a variety of party options, including some pieces compact enough for dorm room décor. Students can utilize classic touches like orange and black streamers or opt for a more macabre feel with skeletons and spiders. A few themed pieces can make a big difference in making a small space seem festive.
Erin Davis, Wally’s Party Factory employee, said the store has a wide variety of Halloween-themed party supplies including cutlery and centerpieces.
From nights at the club to parties comprised of close friends, the most important aspect of any Halloween celebration is costuming.
“As far as the most popular costumes go, this year, women are buying more Disney princess costumes and men are tending to buy more pirate costumes,” Davis said.