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Fall Festivals in Dallas & Collin County

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

Updated for 2021

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.

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

Deep Ellum Arts Festival

Dates: September 10 – 12

Where: Deep Ellum, 2900-3500 Main Street, Dallas TX

Cost: FREE

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.

Addison Oktoberfest
Photo Credit: Addison Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest – Watters Creek

When: September 10 – 12

Where: Village Green at Watters Creek, Allen

Cost: Free

Enjoy an abundance of Oktoberfest beers from area craft breweries along with live music, DJ, arts/craft vendors, and festive activities!

2021 Dallas OMG Food Fest

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.

Autumn Fest – Little Elm

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!

Addison Oktoberfest


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.

Oktoberfest – Little Elm

When: September 17, 7 pm – 11 pm

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

Cost: Free

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.

40th Annual Sherman Arts Fest

When: September 18, 9 am – 4 pm


Sherman Municipal Ballroom and Grounds, 405 N. Rusk, Sherman, TX 75090

Cost: Free

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. 

Fall Festivals near me

Truckyard’s Trucktoberfest

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! 

Imagine Park’s Oktoberfest – Frisco

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! 

Pumpkin Patches Dallas

Yesterland Farm (Canton) Fall Festival & Spooktacular Nights

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)

McKinney’s 2021 Oktoberfest

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.

Murphy Maize Days 

When: September 25, 12 pm – 9.45 pm

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

Cost: Free

There will be live music all day, great food, drinks, market vendors, kid zone, and much more!

Big Tex at the State Fair of Texas

State Fair of Texas

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.”

Big Tex

Corn Dogs and Festival Food

The big Wheel

Pumpkin Nights

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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Denton Art & Jazz Festival

When: October 1 – 3

Where: Quakertown Park, Denton

Cost: Free

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

Family Funtoberfest

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!

Cost: Free

Plano McKinney Music & Arts Festival

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!

Frisco Oktoberfest 2021

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!

Keller Fall Fun Festival

When: October 9, 9 am – 3 pm

Where: Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Pkwy, Keller, TX 76248

Cost: Free

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

Oktoberfest – Celina

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.

Plano Food & Wine Festival

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!

Plano Dallas Music & Arts Festival

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.

Perry Pumpkin Patch

When: October 16, 10am – 2pm

Where: A.W. Perry Homestead Museum, 1509 N. Perry Rd, Carrollton

Cost: Free

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.

McKinney Wine & Music Walk

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!

Prosper Pumpkinfest

When: October 16, 3 pm – 6 pm

Where: Frontier Park, Prosper, TX 

Cost: Free

The lineup of entertainment includes live music, a kid zone with games and inflatables, shopping, food trucks, and PUMPKINS galore! 

Frankenstein Fest

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

Princeton Fall Fest

When: October 23, 2 pm – 8 pm

Where: JM Caldwell Senior Community Park, 500 W College Ave, Princeton, TX 75407

Cost: Free

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!

Sachse Fallfest

When: October 23, 10am – 5pm

Where: Heritage Park, 4408 Hudson Dr, Sachse, TX 75048

Cost: Free

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!

Do you know of a great Fall Festival to add to our list? 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!!

You don't want anyone missing this!

Be sure to tell your friends and family about this.