Updated for 2019
Get your calendars ready, there are some super fun fall festivals in 2019, and some Fall Festivals this weekend! There’s going to be so much to do nearly every weekend until the holidays. It’s such a fun time of the year. Here’s a look at some Fall Festivals near me in 2019.
Fall Festivals in September
6th – 8th Dallas Chocolate Festival. Over 36 Chocolatiers will have treats (and no doubt a ton of samples!), check out demos and classes or sit down for a 5-course meal at the Venetian Room at the Fairmont Hotel – chocolate features in every course!
12th Art and Wine Walk (Downtown Plano) Sip your favorite wines and shop while listening to some live music in downtown Plano!
14th Happy Fall Fest in Allen Sr. Recreation Center. 9am – 3pm
12th-15th Grapefest in Grapevine 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.
12th – 15th Little Elm Autumn Fest at Little Elm Park.
19th – 22nd Addison Oktoberfest at Addison Circle Park. 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 21 and runs until October 31. This year the theme is “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” – The Pumpkin Village has more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. Perfect for pics!
20th – 22nd. Plano Balloon Festival. The fun lasts all weekend long! Event organizers expect nearly 50 hot air balloons at the 40th 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. A 5K and 1K fun run will take place on Saturday morning and a half-marathon and 10K will take place on Sunday morning.
4-10 p.m. (Fri.)
6 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.)
6 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sun.)
$10 (per day), $20 (weekend ticket). $ 5 – Kids 3-12 years old (valid for one day) $ 5 – Seniors 65 and older (valid for one day) and Free for Kids 36 inches and under.
Parking and activity pricing is listed online. 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano.
Tickets run about $5 per person, free for kids under 2. 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.
20th – 22nd – Now in it’s 60th year Greek Food Festival of Dallas 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.
21st until Nov 3. Six Flags over Texas – Fright Fest
22nd Yesterland Farm (Canton) Opens for Weekends through November 4
27th – 29th McKinney’s 10th Annual Oktoberfest Beer, Food, Music, Kids’ Activities in downtown McKinney. Free entrance. Enjoy the adorable weiner dog race on Saturday at 11am.
28th, Frisco Oktoberfest, 5pm – 10pm. 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.
28th State Fair of Texas opens. This will run through October 21st. Rides, games, food, and so much fun. Expect livestock competitions, car shows, animal races, petting zoos and a Kid’s rodeo experience and let’s not forget the major draw – a photo with Big Tex and a chance to sample some of the craziest fried food options you’ll only find at the Fair. Come to Fair Park and enjoy it in full, many families use the DART to avoid the traffic and parking fees.
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
6th Aubrey Peanut Festival Starts at 10 am with a parade! A full days fun of events for the whole family.
5th -6th Cottonwood Art Festival (Richardson) 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.
10th Pumpkin Nights opens! Brand new concept 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 and will go on sale soon. 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.
12th Dallas’ Original Pumpkin Festival starts 9am at Dallas Farmers Market.
12th Plano International Festival (Haggard Park, Plano) Fashion show, music, dance, art, a food court, and more. Come learn about 100 types of cultures – it’s fun for the whole family.
18th, Saigling Elementary School, Plano PTA Fall Carnival, 5.30 – 8pm. Food truck, video game truck, laser tag, bounce houses and slides, trunk-or-treat, carnival games for prizes, balloon artist, cotton candy, and more!!! Bring your family for a fun filled carnival-style evening! 3600 Matterhorn drive, Plano
19th McKinney Wine and Music Festival 12 pm – 4 pm 12 of the best North Texas wineries, a variety of delicious restaurants, family friendly activities, a grape stomp, 40+ boutiques, and a full lineup of talented local musicians (FREE!!) at Dr Glenn Mitchell Park
19th – 20th Family Fright Night in The Colony at Stewart Creek Park.
20th Family Fall Fest at CUMC 12 pm – 2 pm Fall fun for all ages, Trunk or Treat, pumpkin farm, food trucks, and Bounce Houses (free event)
24th 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.
24th 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) 25th, 5pm – 11pm and 26th 10am – 10pm. 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!!!
25th Trick or Treat at the Farmstead. 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 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 at 5 pm the Wednesday prior to the event, but tickets will be available at the door.
COST: $7 per child, $3 per adult for tickets purchased online before Wednesday, October 23rd at 5pm. Tickets prices at the door will be $8 per child, $4 per adult.
26th Halloween in the Park Farmers Branch. Starts 5pm at Historical Park.
26th Friscovania at Toyota Stadium. Starts 3pm
26th Tupps Brewery Fall Festival & Monster Dash 5k, starts at 9am. McKinney, TX
27th, St. Andrew United Methodist Church, from 5-6:30 p.m., at 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