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.
Here’s a look at some Fall Festivals near by.
As always, check ahead for last minute cancellations or changes.
Fall Festivals in September
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
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
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
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!
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!
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)
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
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.
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.”
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.
When: September 30, 3 pm – 8 pm
Where: Hurst Community Park
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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When: October 6 – 8
Where: Quakertown Park, Denton
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
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.
When: October 7, 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Grandscape Texas
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
When: October 7, 11am – 9pm
Where: The Star, Frisco
The Bier will be flowing, and the brats and pretzels will be tasty
When: October 7, 12 pm – 9.45 pm
Where: Central Park, 550 N Murphy Road, Murphy, TX 75094
In addition to their pumpkin patches, there will be live music all day, great food, drinks, market vendors, kid zone, and much more!
When: October 7, 12 pm – 6 pm
Where: Anna Municipal Complex
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
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.
Annual Plano International Festival
When: October 14, 11 am – 5 pm
Where: Haggard Park, Plano
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!
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!
When: October 21, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Heritage Park, Sachse
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.
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!
When: October 21, 2 pm – 8 pm
Where: J M Caldwell Sr Community Park, Princeton
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
The event offers fall-themed, family-friendly activities for the whole family. Admission to the festival is FREE and everyone is welcome!
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?
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