It's ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night this weekend in McKinney. With the variety of paranormal activities happening around town, brought to you courtesy of the McKinney Convention and Visitors Bureau, you and yours are sure to find lots of ways to have a hair-raising good time.
Legends of McKinney Ghost Walk (Saturday)
Enjoy a self-guided tour with storytellers at each stop at downtown's haunted locales after visiting the ghostly buildings at Chestnut Square Historic Village. The team from Texas Paranormal Research will again be in the McKinney Performing Arts Center, sharing information about their findings from stops along the tour route. And new this year is a haunted trolley tour of historic Finch Park which was a swampy area in McKinney's early days, popular with carpetbaggers hiding out from the law. Tickets are $12 in advance ($15 at the event), $5 for children 4-12, and free for children 3 and under. 972-562-8790
Deck The Halls For Dickens (Thursday)
Enjoy a concert from favorite McKinney-area performers Austin Cunningham, Maylee Thomas Band, and Buster Brown Band at this kick-off fundraiser for Dickens of a Christmas, McKinney's traditional Thanksgiving Weekend event. The Deck the Halls event features food, drink, and music as well as an auction and a holiday wreath raffle at the McKinney Performing Arts Center from 6-9 p.m. Call 972-542-0163 for tickets ($25 each).
Pumpkinville (All Weekend)
Tucker Hill continues its fall event running through Halloween, featuring a pumpkin patch, farm equipment from the Collin County Farm Museum, tractor-pulled hay rides, pumpkin decorating, games, picnicking, a toddler-sized hay maze, and loads of places to take fall family photos. Also, the neighborhood itself is decked out in its autumn and Halloween best! Free admission to activities; pumpkin sale benefits McKinney Christian Academy. 7270 W. University Dr., 214-544-7550. Mon.-Sat.,9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sun., 1:30-5 p.m
Web.com PGA Tour Championship (Thurs.-Sun.)
The Web.com Tour Championship (previously named the Nationwide Tour) is back at TPC Craig Ranch with the top 60 players on the Tour playing for a $1 million purse. At the end of the four-day tournament, the top 25 money winners will receive their PGA TOUR card. It makes for exciting golf, dramatic finishes and a fun community event. Tickets are only $10 per day and are available, along with complete details, by calling 214.943.9700 or by clicking here.
The Cat & The Canary Movie (Saturday)
The creepiest, spookiest, mystery melodrama silent film ever produced! Accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ in the Courtroom Theatre at the McKinney Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Get tickets here
Art Exhibits On The Square
McKinney's galleries feature the following art:
Garret Gallery: Ken Toki; 111 E. Virginia; 972-548-9361.
Imaging on the Square: Local artists. 109 S. Tennessee, 972-548-7575.
Laura Moore Fine Art: William Renzulli; 107 S Tennessee. 214-914-3630.
Orisons Art & Framing: Artists from CityArtCal. 110 E. Louisiana, 972-529-1441
Entertainment This Weekend
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thur.); Alex Dowduchuck (Fri.); Maylee Thomas Band (Sat.)
Delaney's Irish Pub: Live Music (Fri./Sat.)
Hank's: KJD's Birthday Bash (Thur); Charlie Robison (Fri.); Aubrey Lynn (Sat.)
Grand/Rick's: Lynne Cadena (Thur.); Jon Griffin (Fri.); Tyla Taylor (Sat.)
Grotto: Jam Session (Thur.); VP (Fri.); HWY-31 (Sat.)
Jack's Pub: Karaoke (Wed.); Live music (Fri.-Sat.)
Landon Winery: Daniel Chrysler (Fri.); Carolyn Jones (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Varian/Reynolds (Fri.); Steve Rose (Sat.)
The Pub: Halloween Bash/Costume Contest (Sat.)
Spoons Cafe: Open Mic (Thur.); Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
Dinosaurs Live! at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. 972-562-5566.
Storybook Ghost Ranch & Pumpkin Patch: A fun-filled fall event for families! Sun.-Fri., 10 a.m. to sundown; Saturday, 9 a.m. to sundown. 3701 S. Custer, 972-369-0874.
SATURDAY, Oct. 27
Weekly Group Bike Ride: Leaves Cadence Cyclery in downtown McKinney at 7:15 a.m. Saturdays.
Imagine Art Here: Public art workshop sponsored by the McKinney Arts Commission, 9 a.m.-noon, McKinney Performing Arts Center. RSVP needed to email@example.com.
McKinney ISD Holiday Bazaar: Boyd High School, 600 N. Lake Forest, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 100 vendors.
For even more things to do, be sure to check out the TownSquareBuzz.com Community Events Calendar. Feel free to add your own event while you're there.