What’s Up in San Antonio - Weekend of October 8, 2020

San Antonio — College Football: Sat: RED RIVER RIVALRY UT @ OKLAHOMA 11AM, FLORIDA@TEXAS A&M 11AM, UTSA @ BYU 230pm



Calvary Hills Baptist Church Food & COVID-19 kit give away


Location: Oak Creek Green Space 11511 Rousseau St. 78251

Details: calvaryhillsbaptist.org

Huebner Oaks Farmers Market 9AM FREE

Located in: Huebner Oaks Center

Address: 11745 I-10W



Bexar County Precinct 2 is partnering with University Health System to host a drive-thru flu shot drive on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nelson Wolff Stadium. Medical professionals from University Health System will set up in the Nelson Wolff Stadium parking lot to administer flu shots, with participants receiving their shot in their own vehicle. Most major insurances are accepted, and vaccines will be available for those without insurance. There are 1,000 flu shots available at this event.

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

Three San Antonio women in contention to be on the next season of ‘The Bachelor’

Not one, not two, but three women from San Antonio could potentially compete for 28-year-old Matt James' heart on the upcoming season of “The Bachelor” on ABC. The San Antonina’s are: Jessenia Cruz, 27. Alanna Milne, 26 Bri Springs, 24. Though she lists San Antonio has her hometown, she is currently living in San Francisco.

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 and Bierfest are open this weekend.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas Hallowfest is open

Halloween & Pumpkin Patches

Trick-or-Treat in September at 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 starting Saturday, Sept. 19, and 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. Starting Sept. 18, the zoo is kicking off the Drive-Thru Zoo Boo, 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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