Boo-Da Halloween

Join the City of Buda in our 16th Annual Boo-Da Halloween event! From costume and pumpkin decorating contests to a brand new haunted maze, we've got your Halloween needs covered! Enjoy this family-friendly event in the heart of downtown Buda. More information to come as we get closer to Halloween. We look forward to seeing you!

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Show off your decorating expertise and submit your pumpkin into our Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Carving, painting, we accept it all! The 1st place winner will receive a trophy, and the 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive gift cards.  We will be accepting entries and ballots from 4:30 — 6:00 p.m. at the pumpkin judging table near the gazebo in the Downtown Greenbelt, near the old library. Drop off your pumpkin at the table! The winners are scheduled to be announced at 6:30 p.m. at the gazebo. We look forward to seeing your festive pumpkins! 

Costume Contest

Throw on your best costume and enter our Costume Contest! Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 costumes, with the 1st place winner receiving a special prize. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:

Adult Costume (Judging will begin at 5:00 p.m.)

Youth Costume (Judging will begin at 5:30 p.m.)

Group Costume  (Judging will begin at 6:00 p.m.)

There is no registration required. Please make your way over to the gazebo in the Downtown Greenbelt at the designated line up times. 

Costume Line Up/Judging Schedule

4:55 PM – Adult Line Up

5:00 PM – Judging and Announcement of Adult Winners

5:25 PM – Youth Line up

5:30 PM – Judging and Announcement of Youth Winners

5:55 PM – Group Line up

6:00 PM – Judging and Announcement of Group Winner

Designated Parking Areas

Buda Mill & Grain South parking lot ONLY

The old City Hall parking lot at 121 Main St.

The parking lot adjacent to the old City Hall

The old City Hall Annex parking lot at 100 Houston St.

Buda Elementary

The new City Hall parking lot located at 405. E. Loop St. 

Stagecoach Park

Road Closures

Main St, between FM 967 and San Antonio St., will close at 3:00 p.m. and reopen at 8:00 p.m.

Detour to FM 967 and 2770

Take Railroad St. to Houston St.  

Want to get involved for the spookiest event of the year? We are now accepting volunteers to help us on the day of the event! Please contact Shelby Fletcher at 512-523-1081 or by email at

For additional information on Boo-Da Halloween, please contact Shelby Fletcher at 512-523-1081 or stop by our office located at 405 E. Loop St., 78610