What’s Happening? October 2022
October is generally a slow month here in Puerto Rico. We’re at the lowest point of our “low season” for tourists, and we are still in hurricane season. So many businesses that depend on tourism cut back their hours either to take their own vacations, or to do their “annual maintenance” that they can’t get accomplished during the busy times of year. There are still plenty of things to do this month, including town festivals, Halloween Hauntings, and Oktoberfest fun. But maybe the best thing of all is to enjoy some quiet time on one of our many beautiful beaches.
While there is always something fun happening somewhere in Puerto Rico, there are a few special events each month that deserve a mention. Here are some highlights for October 2022.
October 1 to 29 (Fridays & Saturdays): Nights Of The Living Dead – A Haunted House Attraction at Fort Buchanan
Enter a haunted house at Nights Of The Living Dead if you dare! Open to the public (with ID). From 6pm – 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Call for tickets 787-246-6264, 787-707-3974, or 787-707-4391. More info on their Facebook page.
October 1 to 31 (weekends): House of Phobia
This annual Halloween haunted house attraction will be at The Mall of San Juan (the old Nordstrom location), full of horror and scares! Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. More info on their Facebook page.
October 7 to 30 (weekends): Casa Bavaria Oktoberfest
Annual Oktoberfest celebration, with live music on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. At the German restaurant Casa Bavaria in Morovis. Free admission. Come eat and drink! More info on their Facebook page.
October 14 to 16: Festival La Loma del Tamarindo in Comerio
Enjoy a town festival with all sorts of fun for the whole family. There will be food and drinks, many tamarindo-related. Browse the works of local artisans, and enjoy the live music. The fun starts at 5pm with a parade on Friday and continues each day with games and races, and live music in the evenings. In Comerio at the Complejo deportivo Bario Dona Elena.
October 15: OctoBeer Fest at Fort Buchanan
Open to the public (with ID). Enjoy a German-style celebration with food and drinks and music. More info on their Facebook page.
October 16: Festival del Yuca in Isabela
Enjoy a celebration of the yuca with lots of music, food (all types), and drinks. Browse the works of local artisans, and enjoy the live music. The fun starts at 12 noon in Plaza Publica Manuel Corchado Y Juarbe De Isabela. Admission is free. For more info and entertainment schedule check their Facebook page
October 29 to 30: Festival Nacional del Cabro (Goat Festival)
A festival celebrating the goat! Come and enjoy a fun, family environment with lots of goats to see and pet. It’s a big town party with lots of fun and food too! At the parking lot of the Coliseo Mario “Quijote” Morales (El Tablado) in Guaynabo. Admission is free. For more info and entertainment schedule check their Facebook page.
October 27 to 30: Orchid Show and Sale – at UPR Rio Piedras
An orchid show and sale, with educational talks, and displays. All at the beautiful UPR gardens in Rio Piedras. From 9am – 6pm daily. $2 per person “donation”. For more information check out their Facebook page.
This is just a small subset of activities occurring this month. As always, be sure to check our events calendar, Facebook page, or Twitter feed for other events happening this month and throughout the year all across the island.
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