Take a study break to enjoy Baylor’s Fall Break

Baylor’s Fall break, which occurs this weekend, offers an extended study break. A fun event students can partake in during their break is picking out pumpkins and painting them. Photo credit: Liesje Powers

By Bradi Murphy | Arts & Life Editor

Fall break is a time for students to kick back, take some deep breaths and have a few days to themselves in the midst of the hectic midterm weeks.

While many students with Texas origins travel home for the extended weekend, what is there to do for those who stay in Waco? Below is a list of local fall festivities to prepare for the chilly months that lie ahead.

The Robinson Family Farm

Located on 3780 White Owl Lane in Temple, The Robinson Family Farmis about 40 minutes away, but it is well worth the drive. Get away from Waco for a couple of hours and pick out a pumpkin, navigate through the corn maze or hay maze, grab a bite to eat and hang out with some farm animals. The Robinson Family Farm is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Parking and entrance to the park is free and the pumpkins range from $1 to $8.

Midway Park

Grab some sleeping bags and stay under the Waco stars at Midway Park.Located on the east shore of the South Bosque River, this campground’s park gates are open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. year round and charges $12 a night for tent sights. Friday and Saturday, the high is expected to be a sunny 77 degrees, so have a splash in the Lake Waco and make some late-night s’mores.

Some great flicks

Whether it’s Netflix under some cozy sheets or a trip to the theater in some comfy seats, watching fall flicks is a perfect distractions, from studies. Throughout October, the Waco Hippodrome Theatre is showing various scary classics in the spirit of Halloween such as “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Silence of the Lambs,” “Corpse Bride,” “Carrie” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

Deadzone and Chainsaw Nightmare Haunted Houses

This name says it all. For those looking for a good scare, Deadzone and Chainsaw Nightmare Haunted Houses are worth checking out. Located at 14656 Elm I-35 N Elm Mott, about 15 minutes away from Waco, the $20 admission fee gets you into the two haunted houses. From 8 p.m. to 11:55 p.m. Friday and Saturday, there will also be zombie karaoke and a costume contest. The Deadzone and Chainsaw Nightmare Haunted Houses open dates are listed on hauntworld.com