Horse Parade, Trail Ride and Horse Halloween Costume Contest
Halloween Fun with your Horse!
Halloween is extra fun this year if you’re a horse person in North Texas. On Saturday Oct 30 start out the day with riding in the Lucas Founders Parade starting at the Lucas City Hall. Riders need to assemble behind Lucas City Hall at 665 Country Club Road, Lucas, TX starting at 11 AM. There is plenty of room to park your trailers there. The Parade starts at 1 PM.
After the parade haul your horse over to the Brockdale trailhead for a costume contest at 3 PM. This is a favorite event for all ages. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in 3 divisions—adult (over 18), young adult (14-18) and youth (under 14). After the contest there is a trail ride and a dinner at 6 PM at the trail head. Lucas will also be offering trunk or treating for the littlest citizens at 6 PM back at Lucas City Hall.
If you want to participate, even if you don’t have a horse or you’d like to walk in the parade, contact Tracy Matern (bobtracy at dfwair.net) at 214-495-7493. You can attend any and all of these events. Please RSVP to Tracy for the Parade and the dinner at the email and telephone number above so we are sure we have enough food for you and can give an estimate to the Lucas Parade organizers. Remember to bring your Coggins papers for the activities at Brockdale Park.
Directions to Brockdale Park (location of costume contest, trail ride and dinner)
To get to Brockdale Park/Trailhead from US 75: exit on Bethany Drive in Allen and go east. Take Bethany Drive through Allen into Lucas (about 5 miles). Continue straight through on Bethany Road, the road changes its name to East Lucas Road and intersects with FM 1378. Go through the stop sign straight on Lucas Road. In about ½ mile, when the road makes a sharp curve, you will see the Lucas Food Mart and gas station on your left and a stop light. Turn left here at stop light on FM 3286 (aka W. Lucas Road) . Go less than a mile to Brockdale Park Road. It turns off to the right. (If you get to the bridge over Lake Lavon you have gone too far.) Follow Brockdale Park Road around to the trailhead. You will drive through three 90-degree turns. The trailhead is at the 3rd 90-degree turn on the right and is bordered by white pipe fence. If you get to the boat ramp you have gone too far.