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The Best Family Friendly Weekend Events {October 7-9, 2022}

Things to do and Local Events this Weekend

Dallas Events this Weekend

Events are subject to change, be sure to check events are as scheduled before heading out. We rely on pricing being provided by event hosts but this information is not always available and we recommend checking directly with the event host.

We have a great list of ALL the Pumpkin Patches and Halloween Events and Fall Festivals for you!

Friday October 7

42nd Annual Denton Arts & Jazz Festival

When: October 7 – 9
Where: Quakertown Park, Denton
Cost: Free

Saturday October 8

Fall Fest at the Star

From the Beer Garden and Oktoberfest-inspired games, to football and live music, to a petting zoo, face painting, fall photo moments, and autumn-inspired bites, the first-ever Fall Fest at The Star will be one you can’t miss!

When: October 8, 11 am – 3 pm
Where: The Star, Frisco
Cost: Free

Sunday October 9

Pumpkin Nights Dallas

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 their artists using over 5,000 hand-carved real and synthetic pumpkins.

When: through October 30
Where: Howell Farms, Arlington
Cost: Adults $18 weekdays, $26 weekends; kids $14 weekdays, $18 weekends

Ongoing Events

Cobbins Family Pumpkin Patch

When: Open Fridays, 2pm – 7pm, Saturdays & Sundays 11 am – 7 pm in October.
Where: Cobbins Family Farm, Sanger
Cost: Adults $10 (ages 13 and up), Children 3 -12 $8, Children 2 and under FREE

DFM Pumpkin Patch

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

Lola’s Pumpkin Patch 2022

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

Pumpkin Nights Dallas

When: through October 30
Where: Howell Farms, Arlington
Cost: Adults $18 weekdays, $26 weekends; kids $14 weekdays, $18 weekends

Music & Movies

When: every Friday & Saturday through October 21
Where: Fairview Town Center
Cost: Free

Live on the Stage at Grandscape

When: every Friday & Saturday, 7 pm
Where: Grandscape Texas
Cost: Free

Pumpkin Patch, at the Blase Family Farm, Rockwall, TX

When: September 24 – October 30
Where: Blase Family Farm, Rockwall
Cost: $10 per person

Family Weekends

When: September 24, October 8, October 29
Where: Sammons Park, Dallas
Cost: Free

Fall at Yesterland Farm

When: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays through November 6
Where: Yesterland Farm, Canton
Cost: from $22.95 online

7th Annual Pumpkin Patch Festival

When: September 24 – November 6
Where: Team Family Farms, Aubrey
Cost: $12 Monday – Friday, $20 Saturday and Sunday

2022 Pumpkin Patch Season

When: Saturdays & Sundays through October 30
Where: Barton Farms, Van Alstyne
Cost: $10 per person

Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze

When: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays through November 5
Where: Lone Star Family Farm, Stephenville
Cost: $17 per person

Legacy West Music Series

When: every Saturday through December 17
Where: Legacy West, Plano
Cost: Free

Christ United Pumpkin Patch

When: September 25 – October 31
Where: CUMC, Plano
Cost: Free

Autumn at the Arboretum

When: through October 31
Where: Dallas Arboretum
Cost: Included with admission

State Fair of Texas

When: September 30 – October 23
Where: Fair Park, Dallas
Cost: $15 – $20

Haunted Shadows Lake Trail

When: Fridays & Saturdays, September 30 – October 30
Where: Blue Sky Sports Center, The Colony
Cost: $25

Creekwood UMC Pumpkin Patch

When: October 1 – 31
Where: Creekwood UMC, Allen
Cost: Free to attend. Pumpkin purchase benefit missions.

Frights’n Lights 2022

When: October 1 – 31
Where: Riders Field Frisco
Cost: From $21.99


When: Fridays, Saturday and Sundays October 7 – 23
Where: Meadowmere Park, Grapevine
Cost: $20 per car

Day out with Thomas

When: Fridays, Saturday and Sundays October 7 – 16
Where: Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Cost: $24

Spook Alley at The Texas Pool

When: Fridays and Saturdays October 7 – 29
Where: The Texas Pool
Cost: Admission is $3 per person or $10 per family

Tricks and Treat at SEA LIFE Grapevine

When: October 8 – 31
Where: Sea Life Grapevine
Cost: Included with admission

Best Pumpkin Patches in North Dallas

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

Frisco Fresh Market: Saturday 8 am – 4 pm, Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

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

Farmers Market Mesquite TX

More Fun Weekend Events

Seton Holiday Bazaar

When: October 7 – 8
Where: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Faith Formation Center, 3100 Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, Texas 75023
Cost: Free

Fun on the Farm: Farm Life

When: October 7, 10 am – 12 pm
Where: Heritage Farmstead Museum, Plano
Cost: $15 per child, $5 per adult

Kids’ Movies and Concerts at The Lakefront™: Jurrasic World Fallen Kingdom

When: October 7, 5 pm – 8 pm
Where: The Lakefront at Little Elm
Cost: Free

School Age Open Gym

When: October 7, 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Texas Dynamix Gymnastics, Plano
Cost: $15

Flowpalooza 2022

When: October 7 – 9
Where: Epic Waters, Grand Prairie
Cost: Free

Explorium’s Sensory Friendly Mornings

When: October 8, 8 am – 9 am
Where: Explorium Children’s Museum, Denton
Cost: Free

Fall Fun Festival

When: October 8, 9 am – 3 pm
Where: Town Hall, Keller
Cost: Free

FREE Downtown McKinney Public Art Walking Tour

When: October 8, 11 am – 12 pm
Where: Downtown McKinney
Cost: Free

Willow Bend Kids Club

When: October 8, 12 pm – 2 pm
Where: The Shops at Willow Bend
Cost: Free

Reptile Day

When: October 8, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: The Dinosaur Company
Cost: tba

Family Night Campout & Movie

When: October 8 – 9
Where: Bethany Lakes Park, Allen
Cost: $12 per person

Frisco Camp Out & Learn to Fish ***update – sold out***

When: October 8 – 9
Where: Frisco Commons Park
Cost: tba

Celebrate Prosper, BBQ and Blues at Frontier Park

When: October 8, 5 pm – 9 pm
Where: Frontier Park, Prosper
Cost: Free

Kids Jam Night … Shhhh Its Parents Night Out

When: October 8, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Rockstars of Tomorrow, Frisco
Cost: $35 each

Pint Sized Play

When: October 9, 9 am – 10.30 am
Where: Play Street Museum, Allen
Cost: $13

Stars Over Texas Music Festival

When: October 9, 1 pm
Where: Texas Motorplex
Cost: from $39

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