Updated for 2020
Get your calendars ready! There are usually tons of Fun Festivals this time of year. Check out these updated details. It’s such a fun time of the year. Here’s a look at some Fall Festivals near by.
Fall Festivals in September
12th – 13th Dallas Chocolate Festival. Due to safety concerns, this year’s Dallas Chocolate Festival is an online event with a twist. They’ve created mouthwatering boxes of artisanal chocolate samples from chocolate companies across the globe and other notable exhibitors that will be delivered right to your doorstep. Try their chocolate while visiting their virtual exhibitor booth to chat and interact in real-time. Plus attend virtual classes, demonstrations, and tastings at just a click of a button!
Festival Boxes are available for $50 + $10 for delivery to your door by the uniformed drivers of Alto (limited to the DFW Metroplex area). The chocolate boxes can also be shipped outside the Metroplex area for an additional postage fee. Access to only the virtual events (excluding chocolate box) is $5.
Happy Fall Fest in Allen Sr. Recreation Center. 9am – 3pm. Cancelled for 2020.
Grapefest in Grapevine – Cancelled for 2020.
The largest wine festival in the SouthWest! Wine tasting, Grape stomping, Kids Area, Car Fest, Live Entertainment and much more. Grapevine’s biggest event of the year. Purchase tickets online or at the event.
Little Elm Autumn Fest at Little Elm Park – Cancelled for 2020
Addison Oktoberfest at Addison Circle Park. Cancelled for 2020
Fun Parades, Unique food options, including sausage and strudel, Beer, Rides, Singalongs and Games. Free Entrance on Thursday and Sunday and free parking for the event.
Autumn at the Arboretum begins on September 19 and runs until November 1. This year the theme is “The Art of the Pumpkin” – The Pumpkin Village has more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. Perfect for pics!
Plano Balloon Festival. Cancelled for 2020
Address: 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano
The fun lasts all weekend long! Event organizers expect nearly 50 hot air balloons in the 41st year of the Plano Balloon Festival at Oak Point Park. Balloons will launch in the evening of each event day, weather permitting. Look out for Live entertainment – great bands and music, food vendors, a kids zone, arts and craft booths and a parachute team exhibition. Fun runs usually take place on Saturday morning and a half-marathon and 10K will take place on Sunday morning.
Don’t forget to use the free shuttles from DART’s Parker Road Red Line and Orange Line light rail station to the festival site for a terrific and relaxing way to get to this very popular festival to avoid car traffic, road congestion, and parking hassles! Plus, DART’s bus routes 211, 350, 410, and 452 also serve Parker Road Station.
Greek Food Festival of Dallas (Cancelled for 2020) is at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. You’ll find great food, Music, Traditional Dancing, Cooking Demos, and much more. Enjoy gyros, lamb slides, baklava and more!
Many popular Greek dishes are offered and prepared right in the outdoor Kouzina (kitchen) located onsite and you’ll get to enjoy Gyros, Souvlaki, Pastichio, Paithakia, Feta Bites and Tiropita. Don’t forget to try the classic Baklava too! During the event you’ll enjoy Live Music and Dancing and shop at the Agora Marketplace. Kids love it too – they have their own zone, complete with Sand Art, Crafts, Caricature artists, Face painting and a fun outdoor playground.
Six Flags over Texas – Halloween Fest “A Spooktacular Celebration of Freaky Frights”
Dates: September 26th until Nov 1.
Address: 2201 E Road to Six Flags St, Arlington, TX 76011
If you visit during the day, you’ll notice HallowFest enhancements throughout the park with spooky photo opportunities, a Trick-or-Treat Trail, and plenty of frighteningly delicious treats!
By Night, all Halloween attractions will be transported outdoors to the wide-open midways with Creepy fog, eerie lighting, larger than life Halloween props and sinister music. This creates the perfect backdrop for nighttime scares and chills; including four hair-raising Halloween zones for guests to experience throughout the park. You can fly through the air at high speeds in total darkness on rides like Titan, New Texas Giant, MR. FREEZE: Reverse Blast, JOKER, SUPERMAN Tower of Power, and Shock Wave; and
Halloween-themed merchandise and scary apparel will be on sale along with everybody’s favorite glow-in-the-dark items.
Please make note of the Costume Policy: Guests 10 Years & Younger
- May wear a full costume to include masks and full face painting if accompanied by an adult. Morph suits and bodysuits are not permitted.
If they are alone or with other same age children, then they must comply with the policy for Guests 13 Years & Older.
- Costume masks must be immediately removed if instructed to do so by park personnel.
Guests 11 Years & Older may wear costumes with the following provisions, NO EXCEPTIONS:
- Masks may only cover the mouth and nose.
- Partial face paint is allowed as long as it does not disguise the facial features (no more than 50% of the face may be painted).
ALL GUESTS: All costumes must accommodate or include a mask that covers your mouth and nose
Address: 15410 Interstate 20, Canton, TX 75103
OPEN Selected Days: September 21 – November 4
September Hours: Saturday and Sunday only 10am – 6pm
October Hours: Thursday, 10am – 6pm Fridays: 10am – 10pm, Saturdays: 10am – 7pm, Sundays: 10am – 6pm
November Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10am – 6pm
Tickets: At Gate $24.95/Online $12.95 each (2 and under are free). Super Pass available at gate $44.95/Online $32.95 for all attractions and unlimited amusement park rides plus 5 tokens for Super Stuff! Stay late for Spooktacular Nights.
Farm Attractions: Corn Maze, Wagon Train rides, Farm Zoo, Pig Races, Rubber Duck Races, Pumpkin Movie in the Tipi, WesterLand Village, Playground Area, Hi-Striker, Kiddie Pedal Carts for our little guests, Specialty Shows, Candy Cannon and lots of Photo Ops.
Spooktacular Nights Activities: Creepy Corn Maze, Chain Reactor, Horrid Hayride, and Tunnel of Terror. (Activities begin at dark)
Arapaho United Methodist Church, Richardson
McKinney’s 2020 Oktoberfest includes the Parktoberfest (September 26 at Tupps Brewery) and the Bavarian Biergarten on October 3, Beer, Food and Music in downtown McKinney. Tickets available for a sit-down dinner at the Biergarten. Drive-up fun at the Parktoberfest.
Frisco Oktoberfest (cancelled for 2020)
Frisco Square is home to the inaugural Frisco event for the Fall Season. Look out for traditional keg tapping, German cuisine, multiple bands, local artists, vendors and brat eating and a bier stein hoisting contest.
State Fair of Texas opens for Drive-thru, outdoor picnic Food purchases of typical State Fair treats during Select Weekends in September and October! Drive-in, Eat and grab a photo with Big Tex (with his own mask on) and a chance to sample some of the craziest fried food options you’ll only find at the Fair.
29th Murphy Maize Days Food, Concerts, Vendor Markets, Kids’ Area, Pet Adoptions, Pumpkin’ Chunkin contests and more.
Many of our Pumpkin Patches open during September too!
Fall Festivals in October
Aubrey Peanut Festival (Cancelled for 2020) Usually starts with a parade! A full days fun of events for the whole family.
Cottonwood Art Festival (Richardson) (Cancelled for 2020) Free Park and Free Admission Over 240 Visual Artists from all over the world, top local bands, food, music, craft beer and fun. The kids will enjoy the ArtStop with tons of activities for them.
Pumpkin Nights Coming to Arlington until November 3. Howell Farms on 4016 W Division St. Arlington, TX 76012. At PUMPKIN NIGHTS, you will venture along a half-mile walking path, where you’ll discover the Forbidden Pumpkin City, a pirate’s cove, and more fantastical lands built using over 3,000 hand-carved real and artificial pumpkins. The celebration continues with entertainment and games in Pumpkin Central, our festival area. Tickets are just $20 per person. Parking is $6 per car and will be located across the street. You will be able to visit from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. every night that it is open.
Dallas’ Original Pumpkin Festival, Dallas Farmers Market.
Plano International Festival (Haggard Park, Plano) (Cancelled for 2020)
Fashion show, music, dance, art, a food court, and more. Come learn about 100 types of cultures – it’s fun for the whole family.
17th – 18th McKinney Wine and Music Walk
Saturday, October 17th 12 pm – 7 pm and Sunday, October 18th, 12pm – 5pm
The event features live musicians rocking throughout Downtown McKinney the entire day! There will also be a local vendor market, culinary demonstrations and of course a variety of 100+wines to taste from North Texas, California, Oregon, and beyond!
Family Fright Night in The Colony at Stewart Creek Park (Cancelled for 2020)
Family Fall Fest at CUMC (Cancelled for 2020) Fall fun for all ages, Trunk or Treat, pumpkin farm, food trucks, and Bounce Houses (free event)
29th Boo on Ballard 6pm – 8pm, Downtown Wylie. A fun trick or treat event as Kids go from booth to booth picking up candy and goodies. Hosted by the Wylie Downtown Merchants Association and the City of Wylie. The downtown streets are transformed into a Halloween wonderland featuring trick-or-treating, live music, and carnival games.
Boo Bash at the Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center (Put on by the Plano Parks and Rec) Children ages 12 & under and parents are welcome to come and go anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Come dressed in costume with your trick or treat bag for a fun night of carnival games and candy! Free admission. Please bring a canned food item to donate to the North Texas Food Bank.
SteinFest (Downtown Plano). It will include the finest beer, German-inspired cuisine, live music, an artist village of craftsman and makers, a canine fashion show, keg bowling, a petting zoo and a VIP beer garden. It all takes place in Historic Downtown Plano! Free Admission. There’s even going to be a Dog fashion show!!!
Trick or Treat at the Farmstead. Come in costume and bring your basket for a one-of-a-kind Trick or Treat experience at the Heritage Farmstead! They’ll have plenty of fun stops for children (recommended ages 18 months to 9 years) to trick-or-treat, plus games, story time, wagon rides and more. Online registration closes the Wednesday prior to the event, but tickets will be available at the door.
Halloween in the Park Farmers Branch. Historical Park.
Friscovania at Toyota Stadium.
St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Parkway. The festival features free fun for the whole family including carnival games, bounce houses, inflatables, and trunk or treat. All children are invited to come in costume.
Thinking of hosting a neighborhood block party? Make sure you rent the Pop-up Party Trailer from the City of Plano for the best party!
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For a full list of local events, head to our Calendar