Winter Texan Times

5 WINTER TEXAN TIMES OCTOBER 19, 2022 d m d o g y - Sticks and Bones Trail open at Quinta With Halloween around the corner, spooky skeletons are seen everywhere except at Quinta Mazatlán. The opening of the Sticks and Bones Trail shows the not-so-spooky side of skeletons. Visit this outdoor educational exhibit through the woods, open from October to mid-November. Visitors will have fun and learn about bones through signage, trail exhibits, and s c a v e n g e r hunt sheets. Remember to dress for the season and capture your favorite photo moments with over 30 skeleton installations. The Sticks and Bones Trail begins with health tips on ways to strengthen your bones. Upon entering the Thornforest, enjoy meeting the Invertebrates with a photo opportunity with Spiderman. Travel down the trail and meet the five Vertebrate families featuring the reptiles, amphibians, mammals, fish and birds. Be surprised along the way with some of the guest star skeletons including Willie Nelson, Jack Skellington, Hocus Pocus Sanderson Sisters, Waldo, Batman and more. You can’t miss the larger-than-life calavera sculpture created by artist Rene Lopez, titled “She’s Smiling” and the “Butterfly Lady” created by artist Cele Castillo. Visit the Pumpkin Wall and the Hay Bales Corner for that special fall photo with family, your significant other, or friends. A Halloween Party in the Park will be held on Saturday, October 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come dressed in your costumes, walk the trail, visit and do some shopping with local arts and crafts vendors and stop by the food vendors for some yummy treats. Visitors will be treated to live performances by City of McAllen Parks and Recreation Folklorico dancers, Main Stage Dance Studio and the talented Palmview High School Mariachi and Folklorico groups. This event is a $5 admission. The Sticks and Bones Trail is up through November 12th during park hours, Tuesday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday nights until 7:30 p.m., and is included in the park admission, which is $3 for adults. Follow Quinta Mazatlán on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @QuintaMazatlan to learn about all the fall programs. For more information, please call (956) 6813370 and stay safe this Halloween season. Courtesy Photo Courtesy Photo