Where are the best Fall Festivals around Dallas, Plano, Frisco and surrounding areas?
Updated for 2021
Here’s a look at some Fall Festivals near by.
As always, check ahead for last minute cancellations or changes.
Fall Festivals in September
Dates: September 10 – 12
Where: Deep Ellum, 2900-3500 Main Street, Dallas TX
Seven blocks of Main Street in the Dallas entertainment district of Deep Ellum, 2900-3500 Main Street, Dallas TX 75226, will be transformed into one enormous street fall festival.
Featuring 200 top-notch decorative and visual artists, 100 original bands and singer/songwriters performing from four different stages and two additional performance areas, The Artists in Motion Walk, and enticing foods and drinks.
When: September 10 – 12
Where: Village Green at Watters Creek, Allen
Enjoy an abundance of Oktoberfest beers from area craft breweries along with live music, DJ, arts/craft vendors, and festive activities!
When: September 11, 2 pm – 10 pm
Lofty Spaces, 816 Montgomery Street, Dallas, TX 75215
Cost: Tickets $10
Welcome to the Worlds First Hip-Hop Food Festival.
Not only will there be delicious food coming from all directions, but they will also keep you entertained with the city’s best DJs and bands playing Hip-Hop, Rap, Old School, and everything else that will keep you moving.
Dallas Observer Brewfest 2021
When: September 11, 3 pm – 6 pm.
Where: Dallas Farmers Market, 920 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201
Cost: Tickets from $30
BrewFest is an outdoor beer-sampling event and fall festival that will feature hundreds of local, international and craft beers, music, local food, and more.
Twelve (2oz) beer samples are included in the ticket price.
When: September 16 – 19
Where: Little Elm Park, 701 W Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm, TX 75068
Cost: Armbands are $25 at the gate and $20 in advance at The Rec at The Lakefront Front Desk and the Little Elm Library until sold out. Armbands are good for unlmited rides for one day.
There will be a carnival at this Fall Festival, complete with rides and games, live music, and much more. This is a great event for the entire family to enjoy!
September 16, 2021: 6pm – 11pm
September 17, 2021: 6pm – 12am
September 18, 2021: 12pm – 12am
September 19, 2021: 12pm – 5pm
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.
Even though the German fare and beer is a major pull, this event packs so much more of a punch, with a creative German-themed kids zone, sponsored by Crayola Experience, a schedule for fun games for the adults and on Sunday, they’ll host the Dashchund dash. It has to be seen to be believed!
With plenty of vendors to check out and biergarten tents, we think this Fall Festival has something for everyone.
When: September 17, 7 pm – 11 pm
Where: Little Elm Park, 701 W Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm, TX 75068
Join in for a great Oktoberfest celebration!
Let the kids play at the carnival while you drink seasonal brews and listen to some great polka music.
When: September 18, 9 am – 4 pm
Sherman Municipal Ballroom and Grounds, 405 N. Rusk, Sherman, TX 75090
A fun-filled day for the whole family, featuring two stages filled with live music and performance art!
There will be lots of art, photography, and music to enjoy.
When: September 18 – 19
Where: Truck Yard The Colony, 5959 Grove Lane, The Colony
Cost: The event is free and welcomes all ages.
Grab your lederhosen and prost to Truck Yard’s first annual Trucktoberfest.
Show off your skills with contests like Steinholding, Wiener dog racing, Yodeling, and Pretzel eating for $100 gift cards!
Enjoy Oktoberfest beers on tap and German-themed foods all weekend long at this local Fall Festival in The Colony.
2021 D-Town Food Fest
When: September 18, 2 pm – 10 pm
Where: Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla St, Dallas, TX 75201
Cost: $5 for ages 5+
The festival will stretch over 8 Hours with over 40 different participating vendors.
Outside of food, there will be plenty of fun including Live Music from some of Dallas’s best bands!
When: September 18, 3 pm – 9 pm
Where: Imagine Park (Ford Building), 6990 Main Street, Frisco, TX 75033
Cost: Tickets are $45 at the door. Each ticket gets you entry into the fest plus 10 samples of some nice cold beer! Must be 21 or older to enter.
Come enjoy good beer, good eats and LIVE music. FREE beer stein from Tumbleweed Texstyles to the first 100 tickets sold. Early bird pricing of $30 is ONLY online.
Autumn at the Arboretum
When: begins on September 18 and runs until October 31.
Where: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
Cost: Tickets $12 – $17
This year the theme is “Bugtopia” – The 16th annual Pumpkin Village has more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash.
It’s all bug-themed, so expect to see larger-than-life insect topiaries, fascinatingly bugged-out pumpkin houses, and, of course, a maze for younger visitors.
Perfect for pics!
Address: 15410 Interstate 20, Canton, TX 75103
Fall Festival: September 18 – November 7, open selected days
Spooktacular Nights: Fridays & Saturdays in October, dark – 10 pm
Tickets: At Gate $27.95/Online $16.95 each (2 and under are free). Super Pass available at gate $47.95/Online $36.95 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)
When: September 24 – 26
Where: Historic Downtown McKinney, 111 North Tennessee Street, McKinney, TX 75069
Cost: Tickets – Free – $25
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.
When: September 25, 12 pm – 9.45 pm
Where: Central Park, 550 N Murphy Road, Murphy, TX 75094
There will be live music all day, great food, drinks, market vendors, kid zone, and much more!
When: September 24 – October 17
Where: Fair Park, Dallas
Cost: Tickets from $10
The State Fair of Texas is a 24-day annual event that celebrates “all things Texan.”
When: September 24 – October 31
Where: Howell Farms on 4016 W Division St. Arlington, TX 76012.
Cost: Tickets: $23 Adults & $16 kids on weekends and $18 Adults & $14 kids on weekdays (closed Tuesdays)
At PUMPKIN NIGHTS, you will set out on a Halloween walking path, 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 surprises built by our artists using over 5,000 hand-carved real and synthetic pumpkins.
4th Annual Oktoberfeast at Legacy Hall
When: September 25, 12 pm – 10 pm
Where: Legacy Hall, Windrose Avenue, Plano
Cost: Tickets $15 – $300
Come feast on this event packed with live music from the Brave Combo (a grammy award-winning polka band), German brats, the annual Stein holding competition and Sam Adams Octoberfest beer at Legacy Hall’s 4th Annual Oktoberfeast!
This is bound to be one of our favorite fall festivals this year.
Many of our Pumpkin Patches open during September too!
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Where are the best Fall Festivals in October?
When: October 1 – 3
Where: Quakertown Park, Denton
Combining two key components of Fall festivals in the area – art and music!
When: October 2 – 3
Where: Frisco Fresh Market, 9215 John W. Elliott Dr, Frisco, TX
Frisco Fresh Market will have kid festivities all day long, such as giant games, cake walk, bounces and inflatables (*additional costs may apply), fun food options, and more!
When: October 2 – 3
Where: McKinney Cotton Mill, 610 Elm St. McKinney, TX 75069
Cost: Tickets from $12
Come and enjoy major concerts, fine art displays, a classic car show, a custom motorcycle show, and dozens of fun attractions and highlights.
Check out the Taste of Texas Food Garden, with delicious cuisine, and cold domestic and craft beers. National recording artists will be performing throughout the afternoon and evening on the main stage, as well as juried visual artists presenting the heritage and the culture of our great city.
Bring the whole family for a fantastic weekend of fun!
When: October 2 – 3
Where: Frisco Square, 8843 Coleman Blvd, Frisco, TX 75034
Cost: Tickets $20 – $100
Enjoy two stages filled with German-themed music and dancing on both days! The Bier will be flowing, and the brats and pretzels will be tasty!
When: October 9, 9 am – 3 pm
Where: Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Pkwy, Keller, TX 76248
There will be vendors, shopping, food, Trick or Treating at the vendor booths (while supplies last), goodie bags for the kids (12 and under while supplies last), a costume contest for the kids at 11am and a pet costume contest at 1130am!
This is a FREE, outdoor, family-friendly event
When: October 9, 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.
When: October 9, 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: Legacy West, Windrose Avenue, Plano 75024
Cost: Tickets $45 – $125
The event will feature 30 local and National award-winning wineries and 15 delicious Plano restaurants!
When: October 16 – 17
Where: Oak Point Nature Preserve
Cost: Tickets $12
Enjoy 8 concerts, 100+ Visual Artist march booths, Classic Car show, hot food, cold beer and dozens of fun attractions for the whole family.
When: October 16, 10am – 2pm
Where: A.W. Perry Homestead Museum, 1509 N. Perry Rd, Carrollton
Combining pumpkins with old-fashioned games, photo opps and a pie-baking contest, this fun event is happening at the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum – the perfect backdrop for good ole’fashioned Texan fall fun.
Bring your pie to be judged, if your baking skills are up to par.
When: October 16 – 17
Where: Towne Lake Park, 1405 Wilson Creek Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75069
Cost: Tickets $30 – $100
Festivities include TWO days of live music and delicious wine! The festival will feature 30 local and National award-winning wineries!
When: October 16, 3 pm – 6 pm
Where: Frontier Park, Prosper, TX
The lineup of entertainment includes live music, a kid zone with games and inflatables, shopping, food trucks, and PUMPKINS galore!
When: Saturday, October 23rd from 10 am-11 pm
Where: McCall Plaza in Downtown Plano
This is a FREE community event in Plano for the family with tons of live music, costume contests for kids and dogs, a video game tournament, a stein holding contest, and a brat eating contest.
Here is the schedule:
10 am Smash Bros. Video Game Tournament
12:30 pm Kid’s Costume Contest
1 pm Doggie Costume Contest
1:15 pm Stein Holding Contest
1:30 pm Brat Eating Contest
2:00 pm Live Music with Hippie Hoodoo
3:30 pm Live Music with Mahagonie
5 pm Indian Dance Troop
5:30pm Live Music with Kind Beats
6:30 pm Live Music with Bandolero
9 pm Live Music with Vince Lujan Project
When: October 23, 2 pm – 8 pm
Where: JM Caldwell Senior Community Park, 500 W College Ave, Princeton, TX 75407
There will be arts and crafts, food, live music, kid’s costume contest, carnival games, pumpkin patch, bull riding, mutton busting, Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, and a Taste of Princeton featuring local vendors!
When: October 23, 10am – 5pm
Where: Heritage Park, 4408 Hudson Dr, Sachse, TX 75048
Sachse’s local annual fall festival has over 100 booths with arts & crafts, non-profits and food options; live music, kids corner, Touch-a-Truck, and more.
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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