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Family Friendly Weekend Events {September 24-26, 2021}

Things to do and Local Events this Weekend

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Dallas Events this Weekend

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Fun Things to do This Weekend

There are some great things to do and fun events happening nearby!


Friday September 24

Opening Day – State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas celebrates all things Texan by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment

When: September 24 – October 17
Where: Fair Park
Cost: tickets from $10

Big Tex at the State Fair of Texas

Saturday September 25

Hollydays Market of Plano

With more than 100 merchants to shop with, you’re sure to find lots of new, unique, and One-of-A-Kind gifts all in one place to have you ready for all your festive events!

When: September 24 – 25
Where: Plano Event Center
Cost: from $6 per person

Sunday September 26

Autumn at the Arboretum

This year, the space is transformed into Bugtopia! Our signature display will come alive with larger-than-life insect topiaries, fascinatingly bugged-out pumpkin houses, and, of course, a maze for younger visitors.

When: September 18 – October 31
Where: Dallas Arboretum
Cost: included with general admission

Pumpkin Patches Dallas

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Farmers Markets

Dallas: Saturday 9 am – 5 pm & Sunday 10 am – 5 pm, 920 S. Harwood, Dallas

Plano Farmers/Artisan Market, Saturday 9 am – 2 pm, The Shops at Willow Bend

McKinney: Saturday 8 am – 12 noon, Downtown McKinney Square

Richardson: Saturday 9 am – 1 pm, 101 S. Coit Road, Richardson

Carrollton: Sunday 10 am – 2 pm, 2722 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton

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More Fun Weekend Events

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

When: through December 12
Where: Secret Location, Dallas
Cost: from $34.90

Dinosaurs Live

When: through October 30
Where: The Heard Museum McKinney
Cost: Price included with Heard Museum admission and free for Members

CityLine Live

When: every Friday and Saturday in September and October
Where: CityLine DFW
Cost: FREE

Dallas Farmers Market Pumpkin Patch

When: through October 31
Where: Dallas Farmers Market
Cost: FREE

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

When: through January 2, 2022
Where: Grandscape, The Colony
Cost: $34.50 for adults, $24.50 for kids (3 – 15)

McKinney Oktoberfest

When: September 24 – 26
Where: Historic Downtown McKinney
Cost: Free – $25

2021 Fall Pumpkin Days

When: September 24 – October 31
Where: Mainstay Farm Park, Cleburne
Cost: From $16.95

Pumpkin Nights DFW

When: September 24 – October 31
Where: Howell Farms, Arlington
Cost: $18-$23 for adults, $14 – $16 for kids (4-12)

Dark Hour Haunted House

When: September 24 – October 31 (Thursdays through Sundays)
Where: Plano
Cost: $27 – $27 (not suitable for kids under 10)

Community Garage Sale

When: September 25, 8 am – 12 pm
Where: Oak Point Rec Center, Plano
Cost: Free

Screamin’ Green Hauntoween

When: September 25 – October 31
Where: The Crayola Experience, Plano
Cost: Included with general admission

6th Annual Pumpkin Patch Festival

When: September 25 – November 7
Where: Team Family Farms
Cost: $10 Monday – Friday, $15 weekends

Lola’s Pumpkin Patch

When: September 25 – October 31
Where: Lola’s Local Market, Melissa
Cost: Free admission, $5 parking

Trail Rides at Cathy’s Critters

When: every Saturday, various times
Where: Cathy’s Critters, Princeton
Cost: $10 per person

Murphy Maize Days

When: September 25, 12 pm – 9.45 pm
Where: Murphy Central Park
Cost: Free

Open House

When: September 25, 12 pm – 2.30 pm
Where: Primrose School of Chase Oaks, Plano
Cost: Free

Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day 2021

When: September 25, 12 pm – 5 pm
Where: Frisco Heritage Center
Cost: $5 – $15

4th Annual Oktoberfeast

When: September 25, 12 pm – 10 pm
Where: Legacy Hall
Cost: $15 – $300

Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk

When: September 25, 12 pm – 6 pm
Where: McCall Plaza, Plano
Cost: $30

Kids Movie Saturday

When: every Saturday, 12 pm
Where: Lava Cantina
Cost: Free

Pumpkin Patch

When: September 26 – October 31
Where: CUMC Plano
Cost: Free admission, pumpkins available for purchase

Christ United Fair

When: September 26, 12 pm – 2 pm
Where: CUMC Plano
Cost: Free

Sunday Service Brunch at DAQ’s

When: every Sunday, 12 pm – 3 pm
Where: DAQ’s Luxury Daquiri Lounge
Cost: see menu for details

Harvest Carnival

When: September 26, 5 pm – 7 pm
Where: FUMC The Colony
Cost: Free

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