Traditional “Longhorn Halloween” Provides Safe and Fun Festival Environment for Children of Faculty, Staff and Students from The University of Texas at Austin

Oct. 20, 2008

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin's "Longhorn Halloween" festival at the Frank Erwin Center this year will continue a tradition of providing a safe and fun environment for children of its faculty, staff and students to celebrate an early Halloween.

The free event from 2-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26, is sponsored by the Office of the President and coordinated by the university's Office of Relationship Management and University Events, a unit of the Office of Public Affairs. The program also is supported by the University Federal Credit Union.

The Longhorn Halloween festival features activities such as games, carnival events, a haunted house, face painting, fortune telling, chemistry circus and fire safety programs that will include a close-up look at a fire engine. Last year more than 2,500 children attended the celebration in the Frank Erwin Center.

Free parking for members of the university community attending Longhorn Halloween will be available in the Trinity Parking Garage at the corner of Trinity and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Parking will not be available in Lot 108 to the south of the Erwin Center.

For more information, contact: Robert D. Meckel, Office of the President, 512 475 7847.