Where are the best Fall Festivals around Dallas, Plano, Frisco and surrounding areas?
Updated for 2022
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.
As always, check ahead for last minute cancellations or changes.
Fall Festivals in September
Oktoberfest – Watters Creek
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!
Texas Food Fest – DFW
When: September 4, 12 pm – 2 pm
Where: Lofty Spaces, 816 Montgomery Street, Dallas, TX 75215
Cost: Tickets $10
The best caterers and Chef’s in Texas will come together to give you the best foods in Texas
Dallas Observer Brewfest 2022
When: September 10, 3 pm – 6 pm.
Where: Dallas Farmers Market, 920 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201
Cost: Tickets from $42, VIP admission $79
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. Additional sampling cards are available for purchase at the event.
Autumn Fest – Little Elm
When: September 15 – 18, 2022
Thursday, 6pm – 10pm – Carnival Armband Night
Friday, 6pm – 11pm (Carnival), 7pm Oktoberfest begins
Saturday, 12noon – 11pm, Carnival.
Sunday 1pm – 7pm, Carnival Armband Day.
Where: Little Elm Park, 701 W Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm, TX 75068
Cost: *The armband is good for unlimited rides and for one day only. Armbands cost $25 presale and $30 at the gate. Armbands will be on sale starting September 7th at the Little Elm Library and The Rec at the Lakefront. Armbands are only valid for Armband nights which are Thursday and Sunday.
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 15, 2022: 6pm – 11pm
September 16, 2022: 6pm – 12am
September 17, 2022: 12pm – 12am
September 18, 2022: 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 16, 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.
Autumn at the Arboretum
When: begins on September 17 and runs until October 31, 2022.
Where: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
Cost: Tickets $12 – $17
This year the theme is “A Fall Fairy Tale” – The 17th annual Pumpkin Village has more than 100,000 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!
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 2022 Oktoberfest
When: September 23 – 25
Times: Friday, September 23, 5pm – 11pm
Saturday, September 24, 11am – 11pm
Sunday, September 25, Noon to 5pm
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 24, 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!
State Fair of Texas
When: September 30 – October 23
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 22 – October 30
Times: 6pm – 11pm daily
Where: Howell Farms on 4016 W Division St. Arlington, TX 76012.
Cost: Tickets: $24 Adults & $18 kids on weekends and $20 Adults & $15 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 24, 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.
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Denton Art & Jazz Festival
When: October 7-9
Where: Quakertown Park, Denton
Combining two key components of Fall festivals in the area – art and music!
Frisco Oktoberfest 2022
When: October 1, 11am – 10pm
Where: Frisco Square, 8843 Coleman Blvd, Frisco, TX 75034
Cost: Tickets $20 – $100. $20 for 20 tickets to pay for food and beverages. VIP tickets are $55, including tasting tickets, reserved parking, a boot-stein and t-shirt and fast check-in.
Enjoy two stages filled with German-themed music and dancing, take part in stein hoisting competitions and enjoy the Weiner Dog race and brat eating contests!
The Bier will be flowing, and the brats and pretzels will be tasty!
Oktoberfest – Celina
When: October 1, 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.
Keller Fall Fun Festival
When: October 8, 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
Prosper BBQ & Blues
When: October 8, 5 pm – 9 pm
Where: Frontier Park, Prosper
18th Annual Plano International Festival
When: October 15, 11 am – 5 pm
Where: Haggard Park, Plano
Tour the world and improve your wellness at the Plano International Festival on Sat Oct 15 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!
When: October 15 – 16
Where: Grandscape, The Colony
The event will include:
• Live musical performances
• Craft and food vendors
• Fall themed carnival games
• Petting zoo
• Train rides
• Plus, make sure to grab a picture & a pumpkin from the Grandscape Pumpkin Patch
Tickets will be available for purchase to participate in the carnival games, petting zoo, train rides, and pumpkin patch. Additionally, each individual craft and food vendor will be selling product for purchase at their booth locations
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
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!
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!
Hollydays Market of Plano
Don’t miss this year’s Hollydays Market of Plano with over 125 vendors. Shop local and support small businesses for holiday gifts & decor.
Shop for everything from jewelry, clothing boutiques, handmade crafts, gourmet foods, baked goods, home decor, florals, fragrances & more!
And get a head start on the holiday season with pictures with Santa.
When to shop:
- Preview Night Shopping Hours: Friday 4 pm – 8 pm.
- General Admission Hours: Saturday 10 am – 6 pm | Sunday 11 am – 5 pm
$10 Preview Night | $6 General Admission | 12 and under are free | Free parking | Tickets are valid for re-admission all weekend.
Special Events Tickets:
VIP Shopping – Includes admission, two glasses of wine, annual ornament, insulated market wine tumbler, Market Burlap Tote Bag ($50).
Sip and Shop – Includes admission, two glasses of wine, insulated market wine tumbler ($30).
When: October 21 – 23
Where: Plano Event Center, 2000 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074
Cost: from $6 BUY TICKETS HERE
Sachse Fall Fest
When: October 22, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Heritage Park, Sachse
Entertainment for the whole family including: over 100 arts and crafts, local businesses, and non-profit vendor booths, food vendors, live music from the entertainment stage, kids corner, Touch-a-Truck, and more.
Plano Food & Wine Festival
When: October 22, 12pm – 6pm
Where: Legacy West, Windrose Avenue, Plano 75024
Cost: Ticket prices to be confirmed
The event will feature 100 award-winning wines, food from delicious Plano restaurants and culinary demos along with local boutiques and shops!
Princeton Fall Fest
When: October 22, 2 pm – 8 pm
Where: J M Caldwell Sr Community Park, Princeton
There will be arts and crafts, food, live music, carnival games, pumpkin patch, bull riding, mutton busting, and Taste of Princeton featuring local food vendors.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.flsplano.org
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.
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!!