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Over 28 of the Best Fall Festivals near me in Dallas

Where are the best Fall Festivals near me around Dallas, Plano, Frisco, and surrounding areas?

Get your calendars ready! This is the best time to visit a fun Fall Festival.

It’s such a fun time of the year along with Halloween Events, Trick or Treating and Pumpkin Patches.

More: A Family Fun Guide to Halloween, Pumpkin Patches and Fall Festivals

Here’s a look at some Fall Festivals near by.

Fall Festivals in Dallas

As always, check ahead for last minute cancellations or changes.

Fall Festivals in September

Addison Oktoberfest
Photo Credit: Addison Oktoberfest

Autumn Fest – Little Elm

When: September 14 – 17, 2023

Thursday, 6pm – 10pm

Friday, 5pm – 10pm

Saturday, 12noon – 10pm

Sunday 1pm – 7pm

Where: Little Elm Park, 701 W Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm, TX 75068

Autumn Fest is back in Little Elm Park with a weekend full of fun for the whole family.

There will be a carnival, complete with rides and games, live music, food trucks, and additional activities for kids of all ages.

Thursday and Sunday are wristband nights, one wristband will give kids unlimited access to rides.

Join them on Saturday for Mexican Independence Day featuring the band Selena Forever.

There will be additional programming with a Tacos & Tequilas Fun Walk, contests, performances, and more.

37th Annual Grapefest

When: September 14 – 17

Where: Downtown Grapevine

Cost: Admission is $10 for Adults, $5 for Children and Seniors, or Weekend Pass Pins are $20 each.

Mark your calendars for the 37th Annual GrapeFest®, A Texas Wine Experience presented by Bank of the West, and get ready to celebrate wine in Grapevine.

There are a variety of annual events, special wine tastings, and even family-friendly activities when Main Street closes down to traffic for the four-day festival throughout the third weekend in September

Addison Oktoberfest

When: September 14 – 17

September 14, 2023: 6pm – 11pm
September 16, 2023: 6pm – 12am
September 17, 2023: 12pm – 12am
September 18, 2023: 12pm – 6pm

Where: Addison Circle Park: 4970 Addison Circle Addison, TX. 75001.

The event entrance is located at the corner of Quorum Drive and Addison Circle.

Free Parking available at:

Millennium Garage (15455 North Dallas Parkway)

Colonnade Garage (15305 North Dallas Parkway)

Addison Circle One Garage (15601 Dallas Parkway)

Addison Circle Two Garage (15725 North Dallas Parkway)

**Handicap Parking available at DART parking lot (4925 Arapaho Road)

Cost: Single Day admission starts at $10.

At Addison Oktoberfest, enjoy a taste of the original Bavarian celebration with a purely Texan twist and local food options too.

For more than 35 years, people have donned dirndls and lederhosen (or have just come as they are) for four days of revelry in German culture, food, music and bier.

Experience the sound of polka bands and other traditional entertainers on multiple stages in Addison Circle Park, and participate in special games for bier lovers, kids of all ages, dachshunds and more.

Raise your favorite German stein and say, “Prost!”

Fall Fun Festival

When: September 16, 9 am – 3 pm

Where: Keller Town Hall

Cost: Free

There will be vendors, shopping, balloon artist, bean bag toss and goodie bags for the kids!
This is a FREE family friendly event!! FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING

42nd Annual Sherman Arts Fest

When: September 16, 9 am – 4 pm

Where: Sherman Municipal Grounds

Cost: Free

They have a fun-filled day for the whole family, featuring two stages filled with live music and performing arts! There will be live music, photography, and everyone’s favorite Sherman Art League Art Show to enjoy! You can look forward to the huge variety of delicious food vendors, and so many amazing artisan vendors offering unique, handmade items available for purchase!

Fall Festivals near me

Autumn at the Arboretum

When: begins on September 16 and runs until November 5, 2023.

Where: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

Cost: Tickets $12 – $17

This year’s theme ‘It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown’ features the return of the Peanuts Gang, along with themed pumpkin houses that make up the acclaimed Pumpkin Village, and of course, a maze for younger visitors.

Perfect for Pumpkin Patch pics! 

Pumpkin Patches Dallas

Plano Balloon Festival

When: September 21 – 24

Where: Oak Point Park

Cost: $10 adults, $5 kids 3-12

This is a huge part of the local calendar in Plano, Texas. Every year, residents look forward to the balloon glow and if weather allows, the balloons go up into the air early in the morning. It’s truly one of my favorite fall festivals near me.

Yesterland Farm (Canton) Fall Festival & Spooktacular Nights

Address: 15410 Interstate 20, Canton, TX 75103

Fall Festival: September 23 – November 5, open selected days

Spooktacular Nights: Fridays & Saturdays in October, dark – 10 pm

Tickets: At Gate $34.95/Online $19.95 each (2 and under are free). Super Pass available at gate $54.95/Online $39.95 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)

McKinney’s 2023 Oktoberfest

When: September 22 – 24

Where: Historic Downtown McKinney, 111 North Tennessee Street, McKinney, TX 75069

Cost: Free Admission

McKinney Oktoberfest is a family-friendly event with authentic German music, food and drink, traditional costumes, dancing and children’s activities while staying honoring the many cultural contributions of German immigrants who settled in Texas.

2023 Fall Festival

When: September 23 – November 4, various days and times

Where: Mainstay Farm Park

Cost: tba

Make your way to the biggest backyard in Texas to celebrate this Fall Season at Mainstay Farm Park & Winery! 🎃 

Enjoy over 40 attractions and delicious food and drinks that you won’t believe! Come kick back, relax, & enjoy the farm sweet farm. 🤩

Big Tex at the State Fair of Texas

State Fair of Texas

When: September 29 – October 22

Where: Fair Park, Dallas

Cost: Tickets from $10

The State Fair of Texas is a 24-day annual event that is a must-visit for me and is one of my favorite festivals near me. It’s an event that celebrates “all things Texan.”

Big Tex

Corn Dogs and Festival Food

The big Wheel

Pumpkin Nights

When: September 21 – October 30

Times: 6pm – 11pm daily

Where: Howell Farms on 4016 W Division St. Arlington, TX 76012.

Cost: Tickets: $28 Adults & $20 kids on weekends and $20 Adults & $15 kids on weekdays

At PUMPKIN NIGHTS, you will set out on a Halloween walking path through their pumpkin patch, unlike anything you have ever experienced.

You will discover 10-foot tall Jack-o-Lanterns, the world’s largest pumpkin guitar, a flying 40-foot handmade dragon, a life-size pumpkin pirate ship, and more fantastic kids activities and surprises built by our artists using over 5,000 hand-carved real and synthetic pumpkins.

Oktoberfeast at Legacy Hall

When: September 30, 12 pm – 10 pm

Where: Legacy Hall, Windrose Avenue, Plano

Cost: Tickets Free – $60

Come feast on this event packed with live music, German brats, and Sam Adams Octoberfest beer at Legacy Hall’s 6th Annual Oktoberfeast!

This is bound to be one of our favorite fall festivals this year. 

Hurst Fest

When: September 30, 3 pm – 8 pm

Where: Hurst Community Park

Cost: Free

Let Magician Diamond Jim Taylor wow you with his sleight of hand and get down with The Inspiration Band at this year’s Spring Concert.

This is a FREE event for the whole family! They will also have fun family games & activities, food trucks, and local vendors

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Denton Art & Jazz Festival

When: October 6 – 8

Where: Quakertown Park, Denton

Cost: Free

Combining two key components of Fall festivals in the area – art and music!

Aubrey’s Annual Peanut Festival

When: October 7, 8 am – 5 pm

Where: Veterans Memorial Park

Cost: Free

There will be free kid zone activities, live music, performances, and delicious food. Take advantage of the parade at 10 a.m. 

Cottonwood Art Festival

When: October 7 – 8

Where: Cottonwood Park, Richardson

Cost: Admission and parking are free

Cottonwood Art Festival is a semi-annual award-winning fine art show at Cottonwood Park in Richardson, Texas and is one of our favorite Fall Festivals near me.

Fall Fest

When: October 7, 10 am – 6 pm

Where: Grandscape Texas

Cost: Free

The event will include:
· Fall Market
· Food Vendors
· Kids Zone
· Beer and Wine Garden
· Plus, Pumpkins Available for Purchase from our Pop-Up Pumpkin Stand

Frisco Oktoberfest 2023

When: October 7, 11am – 9pm

Where: The Star, Frisco

Cost: tba

The Bier will be flowing, and the brats and pretzels will be tasty

Murphy Maize Days

When: October 7, 12 pm – 9.45 pm

Where: Central Park, 550 N Murphy Road, Murphy, TX 75094

Cost: Free

In addition to their pumpkin patches, there will be live music all day, great food, drinks, market vendors, kid zone, and much more!

Anna Fest

When: October 7, 12 pm – 6 pm

Where: Anna Municipal Complex

Cost: Free

Bring your boots and your cowboy hat for a Texas-sized celebration

This event offers western games, armadillo races, swing dancing, live Texas music, mouthwatering food, and photo ops with a live longhorn.

2023 Oktoberfest Southlake

When: October 13 – 15

Where: Southlake Town Square

Cost: Free

Oktoberfest – Celina

When: October 14, 11 am – 10 pm

Where: Downtown Celina, 302 W Walnut St, Celina, TX 75009

Cost: Tickets $5 for adults (over 12 years of age). *Get in free if you wear traditional lederhosen or dirndl.

Enjoy authentic food, a bountiful selection of imported and locally brewed craft beers, music, dancing, contests, and other special activities.

Plano International Festival

Annual Plano International Festival

When: October 14, 11 am – 5 pm
Where: Haggard Park, Plano
Cost: Free

Tour the world and improve your wellness at the Plano International Festival on Sat Oct 14 in Downtown Plano’s Haggard Park!

From 11am to 5pm, the whole family can enjoy multicultural music and dance performances, food trucks, cultural displays and more.

Kids can explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math activities in the STEAM area plus travel the booths with a Festival passport!

Come early for free flu and COVID shots and a variety of health screenings, all completely free of charge, at the Wellness Fair, 10am to 1pm in the Courtyard Theater next to Haggard Park. Get moving in the Fitzone with interactive fitness demos. Admission and parking are free.

Come experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of the world!

McKinney Wine & Music Walk

When: October 14, 12 pm – 5 pm

Where: Towne Lake Park, 1405 Wilson Creek Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75069

Cost: Tickets $35 – $85

This event is FUN & DELICIOUS: Wine tasting and bands!

Sachse Fall Fest

When: October 21, 10 am – 5 pm

Where: Heritage Park, Sachse

Cost: Free

Heritage Park has hosted thousands of guests over the past years, bringing together the community and surrounding areas with entertainment for the whole family including over 100 arts and crafts, local businesses, and non-profit vendor booths, food vendors, live music from our entertainment stage, kids corner, Touch-a-Truck, and more. 

You will not want to miss this year’s event.  There is something for everyone.

Fall Festival at The Village at Allen

When: October 21, 11 am – 2 pm

Where: The Village at Allen

Cost: Free

Candy, games, crafts, inflatable obstacle course and a free pumpkin for kids!

Plano Food & Wine Festival

When: October 21, 12pm – 6pm

Where: Legacy West, Windrose Avenue, Plano 75024

Cost: $45 – $125

The 5th Annual culinary festival will feature a vast selection of award-winning wines and mouthwatering cuisine from 15 delicious restaurants!

Princeton Fall Fest

When: October 21, 2 pm – 8 pm

Where: J M Caldwell Sr Community Park, Princeton

Cost: Free

There will be arts and crafts, food vendors, bounce houses, carnival games, costume contests, a pumpkin patch, hayrides, a petting zoo, bull riding, and mutton busting. Bring the family and celebrate the coming of Fall with us!

Treat ‘n’ Feast Fall Festival

When: October 27, 6 pm – 8 pm

Where: Faith Lutheran School, Plano

Cost: $5 per person admission at the door includes all games and activities and the event also features an $8 dinner option and $2 per person make your own s’mores opportunity. 

Castle Hills Fall Festival

When: October 28, 4 pm – 7 pm

Where: Castle Hills Village Shops & Plaza

Cost: Free

The event offers fall-themed, family-friendly activities for the whole family. Admission to the festival is FREE and everyone is welcome! 

Fall Festival 2023

When: October 29, 3 pm – 6 pm

Where: Stonebridge United Methodist Church, McKinney

Cost: Free

Vendors, Face Painting, Trunk or Treating

Do you know of any great Fall Festivals near me to add to our list? Maybe a De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration early in November?

Tell us in the comments or email us at


Amy Crawford

Tuesday 10th of October 2017

Also, could you please add Faith Lutheran School Treat-N-Feast Fall Festival Friday, October 27, 2017 5 - 9 p.m. Farmers, mice, fairies and superheroes will gather at Faith Lutheran School on Friday, October 27 for the school's annual Treat N Feast Fall Festival. The event will feature a bounce house, fair-type foods, a cake walk, carnival games and more. Faith Lutheran School is located at 1701 E. Park Blvd. in Plano. Tickets can be purchased at the door to be used in exchange for food and games. For more information, please call 972.423.7448 or visit


Thursday 12th of October 2017

Sure! I'll add it in right now. Thanks for letting us know! I'll also add it to our Halloween events for kids post.

Pamela Miller

Monday 11th of September 2017

Hi Shannon! I want to add Steinfest to your Festival list. It's in Historic Downtown Plano on October 20-21 at Haggard Park. The kids will LOVE the Weiner Dog Fashion Show on Saturday at 11:00 am!! There is also a kids craft area. I hope to see y'all there! Pamela


Wednesday 20th of September 2017

Great! Thanks so much for the info!!