The long-running Nightmare on Grayson Haunted House will close its doors for the final time Saturday night after 24 years of scaring people in San Antonio.
But KENS 5 found several other traditions to help carry the torch for the Alamo City next Halloween.
HemisFair Park held its first annual HemisFear event for local kids Wednesday.
Close to 100 volunteers handed out candy, painted children's faces and helped run a number of scary attractions, including a haunted maze.
In the Vista del Norte subdivision, five households corroborated to build a 40-foot pirate ship with a haunted house inside.
"Love, hard work, sweat and tears and then you gotta love kids coming into play," said Michael Simonson.
Simonson says he and several neighbors worked from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. to get the final pieces of the ship in place.
Elsewhere, Party City handed out hundreds of free Halloween costumes to children 12 years old and younger.
President Don Lasseter says he will be back next year to organize another costume giveaway in San Antonio.
The Nightmare on Grayson Haunted House will be open Friday and Saturday night.
People who bring a non-perishable food item will get $8 off the price of admission.