What’s Up in San Antonio - Weekend of October 15, 2020

San Antonio — College Football: Sat: Army @ UTSA @ BYU 1200pm, TEXAS A&M @ MISSISSIPPI STATE 4PM, UT BYE WEEK



Huebner Oaks Farmers Market 9AM FREE

Located in: Huebner Oaks Center

Address: 11745 I-10W


Three San Antonio school districts will close for Election Day

Northside ISD, North East ISD and East Central have all cancelled classes on Nov. 3 in an effort to limit possible COVID-19 exposure as most of the campuses will be used as polling stations.

Early Voting Information

Runs thru OCTOBER 30, 2020

Phone: 210-335-VOTE (8683)


Hours of Operation

Tuesday to Saturday, Oct. 13-17: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 18: Noon-6 p.m.

Monday to Saturday, Oct. 19-24: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 25: Noon-6 p.m.

Monday to Friday, Oct. 26-30: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

What do I need to bring to the polling place?

Acceptable forms of ID include a Texas driver license, a Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS, a Texas personal identification card issued by DPS, a Texas handgun license issued by DPS, a U.S. military ID card with a photo, a U.S. citizenship certificate containing with a photo, or a U.S. passport.

San Antonio Rodeo is on for 2021

Mission Outdoor Theater

The drive-in theater is open Thursday through Sunday and will run its “Midnight Terror” films from Oct. 15-31. Alex Vincent, who played Andy Barclay in the 1988 “Child’s Play” film, will be at the drive-in for a meet-and-greet on Oct. 23, according to its website. Fred Reyes, the owner of the Mission Outdoor Theater, said Vincent will sign autographs and memorabilia before the double-feature night begins at 7:30 p.m. General prices for the Vincent meet-and-greet showing start at $43 per vehicle. https://www.missiondrivein.com/

Here’s the Halloween lineup at Mission Outdoor Theater:

Oct. 15: “The Wolf Man” and “The Invisible.” The double-feature begins at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 15: “The Greatest Showman” and “Rocketman.” The double-feature begins at 7:45 p.m.

Oct. 16: “Casper” and “Frankenweenie.” The double-feature begins at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 16: “Halloween (1978)” and “Halloween (2018).” The double-feature begins at 7:45 p.m.

Oct. 17: “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” at midnight.

Oct. 17: “Grease” at 7:45 p.m.

Oct. 17: “Selena” at 9:50 p.m.

Oct. 17: “Alien” at 10 p.m.

Oct. 18: “Princess Bride” and “Scream.” The double-feature begins at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 22: “The Creature from the Black Lagoon” and “Revenge of The Creature from the Black Lagoon.” The double-feature begins at 7:45 p.m.

Oct. 23: “Child’s Play (1988)” and “Child’s Play 2” with Alex Vincent. The double-feature begins at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 24: “The Exorcist” at midnight.

Oct. 29: “Frankenstein” and “Bride of Frankenstien.” The double-feature begins at 7:45 p.m.

Oct. 31: “Halloween (1978)” at midnight.

Guests must wear their masks when outside their vehicle. Moviegoers are allowed to bring their own food. However, food trucks will be on-site as well.

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is struggling

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is struggling to bring in donors as it tries to pull itself out of a blood shortage. The center had 1.78 days' worth of blood, as of Monday morning, compared to its goal of a three-day supply. STBTC has been trying since Friday to get 500 donors per day in order to catch up on its shortage, which the center said is mostly due to a shortage of donors, though a higher need for blood has played a role. Because of COVID-19, large blood drives at high schools and other community settings have not been possible. Go on-line to register for an appointment https://southtexasblood.org/  or call Toll free: (800) 292-5534

Pabst Brewing Co. moving headquarters back to San Antonio

The company behind such storied suds as Lone Star and Pabst Blue Ribbon is now calling San Antonio home — again.

San Antonio River Walk offering kayaking in famed business district for the first time in 30 years

For the first time in 30 years, kayaking will be allowed through the River Walk’s scenic business district. Through the Mission Adventure Tours, kayakers will launch from the Tobin Center at 8 a.m. Friday through Sunday in October and costs $50 per person for the kayak, paddles and life jacket. The tour lasts two hours.

Kayaking - Mission Adventure Tours www.missionadventuretours.com

San Antonio’s Ford Holiday River Parade canceled for 2020

In-person Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner canceled this year due to pandemic

The event, in its 41st year, usually takes place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. This year, Jessica Jimenez, the granddaughter of the late Raul Jimenez, said the plan is to deliver 10,000 meals to feed San Antonio’s elderly and less fortunate. https://www.rauljimenezdinner.com/ or on Facebook

SeaWorld’s Spooktacular


Halloween & Pumpkin Patches

Trick-or-Treat at THE Annual San Antonio Zoo Boo, including drive-through option Halloween events kick off Saturday and runs through Oct. 31

The annual San Antonio Zoo Boo event is back and just in time for all things fall and Halloween. The non-spooky celebration features trick-or-treat stations, pumpkin painting, dance parties, costume contests, and a hay maze, zoo officials said. There will also be daily costume contests for Zoo Boo, which will be held daily ending on Halloween. Please note that costume masks are only permitted for children under the age of 12. Zoo Boo is included with standard zoo admission and is free for annual pass holders and zoo members. The coronavirus pandemic has brought widespread closures in 2020 but it’s also forced innovation - like the drive-thru experience at the San Antonio Zoo, which will be running on select dates through Oct. 30. You can trick-or-treat from your vehicle while safely socially distancing and seeing all the animals. Click here to see all the dates for the drive-thru Zoo Boo experience which runs from 5 to 8 p.m. The grand opening for Zoo boo will feature a new exhibit. “We’re excited to educate the public and our visitors about the elusive and legendary Chupacabra,” said San Antonio Zoo president and CEO Tim Morrow. “This new one of a kind habitat is sure to spark both the imagination of what wildlife exists that we haven’t yet discovered and the desire to conserve species, both known and unknown.” The weekday schedule for Zoo Boo is Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ten trick-or-treating stations will be open from 3-4 p.m. and there will be a daily costume contest at 2:30 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and there will be 15 trick-or-treat stations from 6-7 p.m. with costume contests at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday Zoo Boo hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 15 trick-or-treat stations open from 3-4 p.m. with a costume contest at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.


Pumpkin patch season has arrived. Here are 5 places you can visit in the San Antonio area this fall.

Bulverde United Methodist Church


28300 US-281, San Antonio, TX 78260

+1 830-980-7745


Northwest Hills United Methodist

7575 Tezel Rd, San Antonio, TX 78250

+1 210-681-3751


Owl Creek Pumpkin Patch: 12355 Military Dr., Opens Sept. 26. As of Thursday, face masks are required at check-in but not on the grounds, according to representatives from the pumpkin patch.

Graff 7A Ranch (South Texas MAiZE): 911 U.S. Hwy. 90 East, Hondo, Texas 78861 Festivities like the corn maze, hayrides and live music will begin Sept. 19, but its pumpkin patch will open Oct. 10. Masks are not required on its ranch.

Oxford United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch: 9739 Huebner Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78240 Opens Sept. 28 Face masks are required, according to representatives from the pumpkin patch.

Good News Pumpkin Patch: 11020 Old Corpus Christi Hwy., San Antonio, Texas 78223 Opens Oct. 10 Face masks are not required but are encouraged, according to representatives from the patch.

Helotes Hills United Methodist Church: 13222 Bandera Rd., Helotes, Texas 78023 Opens Oct. 4 Face masks are required.

American Heritage Girls Pumpkin Patch

Address: 15415 Red Robin Rd, San Antonio, TX 78255

Love Creek Orchards


13558 TX-16 N, Medina, TX 78055+1 830-200-0302

Pipe Creek Tree Farm & Pumpkin Patch


805 Phils Rd, Pipe Creek, TX 78063

+1 210-426-6191


Jenschke Orchards

8301 US-290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

+1 830-997-8422


Good News Pumpkin Patch


11020 Old Corpus Christi Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78223

+1 210-633-0551


Bracken United Methodist Pumpkin Patch


20377 FM 2252, San Antonio, TX 78266

+1 830-606-6717


First United Methodist Church


572 W San Antonio St, New Braunfels, TX 78130

+1 830-625-4513


Gruene Pumpkin Patch


2629 E Common St, New Braunfels, TX 78130

+1 830-625-7200


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