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Family Friendly Weekend Events {October 15-17, 2021}

Things to do and Local Events this Weekend


Dallas Events this Weekend


Friday October 15

State Fair of Texas

When: through October 17
Where: Fair Park, Dallas
Cost: from $10 per person

Saturday October 16

Plano Music & Arts Festival

Come and enjoy 8 concerts, contemporary art displays, a classic car show, a custom motorcycle show, and dozens of fun attractions and highlights. Check out the Taste of Texas Food Garden, with delicious cuisine, and cold domestic and craft beers. National recording artists will be performing throughout the afternoon and evening on the main stage, as well as juried visual artists presenting the heritage and the culture of our great city. So, bring the whole family for a fantastic weekend of fun!

When: October 16 – 17
Where: Oak Point Park, Plano
Cost: $10 weekend pass

Sunday October 17

Cobbins Pumpkin Patch

OPEN Tu-Th & Sundays 11am-7pm; Fridays & Saturdays 11am-9pm

When: through October 31
Where: Cobbins Family Farm, Sanger
Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for kids

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Ongoing Events

Pumpkin Patches & Halloween Events

PumpkinFest

When: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays through October 31
Where: Meadowmere Park, Grapevine
Cost: $20 per car

Autumn at the Arboretum

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

The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm

When: through November 11
Where: Preston Trail Farms
Cost: $10 per person

Pumpkin Patch at Christ UMC Plano

When: through October 31
Where: Christ UMC Plano
Cost: Free to visit (pumpkins for purchase)

Pumpkin Patch – Blase Family Farm

When: through October 31
Where: Blase Family Farm, Rockwall
Cost: $9 per person

Screamin’ Green Hauntoween

When: through October 31
Where: Crayola Experience Plano
Cost: included with admission

6th Annual Pumpkin Patch Festival

When: through November 7
Where: Team Family Farms
Cost: $15 per person on weekends, $10 per person on weekdays

Fall at YesterLand Farm

When: through November 7
Where: YesterLand Farm, Canton
Cost: $21.95 online $27.95 at the gate

Dallas Farmers Market Pumpkin Patch

2021 Fall Pumpkin Days

When: through October 31
Where: Mainstay Farm Park
Cost: $23.95 online $28.95 at the gate

Spooktacular Nights 2021

When: Fridays and Saturdays through October 30
Where: YesterLand Farm, Canton
Cost: $21.95 online $27.95 at the gate

Pumpkin Nights DFW

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

Haunted Shadows Lake Trail

When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 31
Where: The Colony
Cost: $25

McKinney Pumpkin Patch

When: Saturdays and Sundays through October 31
Where: 5G Farm, McKinney
Cost: Free

Pumpkin Patch at the Farm

When: Weekends through November 14
Where: Country Critters Farm, Alvarado
Cost: $12 per person

Lola’s Pumpkin Patch

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

Pumpkin Hollow

When: October 14 – 16
Where: Little Elm Park
Cost: Free

The Colony Haunted Car Wash

When: October 15, 7 pm
Where: 4173 Main Street, The Colony
Cost: from $44.99

Pumpkin Splash Patch

When: October 16, 12 pm – 2.30 pm
Where: Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium, Allen
Cost: $5

Prosper PumpkinFest

When: October 16, 3 pm – 6 pm
Where: Frontier Park, Prosper
Cost: Free

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

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Ongoing Events

CityLine Live

When: every Friday, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: CityLine DFW, Richardson
Cost: Free

Kids Movie Saturdays

When: every Saturday, 12 pm
Where: Lava Cantina
Cost: Free admission and $2 off kids meals during the movie

Teen Night

When: every Friday, 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: JW Entertainment, Allen
Cost: tba

Family Storytime

When: every Saturday, 10.30 am – 11.15 am
Where: McKinney Public Library
Cost: Free

Legacy West Music Series

When: every Saturday, 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: Legacy West
Cost: Free

Spring Break at JadeWaters

When: every Sunday in April & May, 9 am – 7 pm
Where: Hilton Anatole, Dallas
Cost: included with accommodation


More Fun Weekend Events

Texas Mineral & Fossil Show Plano

When: May 20 – 22
Where: Plano Event Center
Cost: Free admission and parking

38th Annual Main Street Fest

When: May 20 – 22
Where: Downtown Grapevine
Cost: Free

Sip n Shop

When: May 20, 5.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Where: Prosper Playhouse
Cost: tba

Moonlight Movies: Raya

When: May 20, 7.30 pm
Where: Murphy Central Park
Cost: Free

Plano Antique Mall – Parking Lot Sale

When: May 21, 7.30 am
Where: Plano Antique Mall
Cost: Free

Kids Fishing Tournament

When: May 21, 9 am – 1 pm
Where: Old Celina Park
Cost: Free

Sandcastles & Storytime

When: May 21, 9 am – 10.30 am
Where: Stewart Creek Park, The Colony
Cost: $10 resident, $15 non-resident

Dog Days in the Gardens

When: May 21 – 22
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
Cost: Regular admission for humans and $5 per dog

Brunch & Blooms

When: May 21, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: The Boardwalk at Granite Park
Cost: tba

Square Deal Days

When: May 21, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Shops of Downtown Carrollton
Cost: Free

Epic Gran Fiesta

When: May 21 – 22
Where: Epic Waters Grand Prairie
Cost: Included with admission

Family Weekends (FREE!)

When: May 21, 10 am – 1 pm
Where: AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas
Cost: Free

Bubbles and Butterflies

When: May 21, 10 am – 11.30 am
Where: Stewart Creek Park, The Colony
Cost: Daily entry pass required

Summer Kickoff – Texas

When: May 21, 11 am – 3 pm
Where: Nebraska Furniture Mart
Cost: Free

Kids’ Movies and Concerts at The Lakefront™

When: May 21, 5 pm – 8 pm
Where: The Lakefront, Little Elm
Cost: Free

Addison After Dark: Boot Scootin’ Bash

When: May 21, 7 pm – 10 pm
Where: Addison Circle Park
Cost: Free

Muffins & Mimosas!

When: May 22, 12 pm – 5 pm
Where: Lonestar Mercantile, Allen
Cost: Free

More Fun Weekend Events

Creative World School Frisco Storybook Fall Festival

Children and their families are invited to come dressed as their favorite storybook characters and enjoy fun fall activities all around the school! Event highlights include storybook-themed activities, playtime in our “Storybook Land,” a photo booth, pumpkin patch, lunch and more!

When: October 16, 10 am – 12 pm
Where: Creative World School Frisco
Cost: Free (registration required)

Dinosaurs Live at the Heard Museum

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

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

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

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

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

CityLine Live

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

Trail Rides at Cathy’s Critters

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

5th Annual McKinney Wine & Music Walk

When: October 16 – 17
Where: Towne Lake Park, McKinney
Cost: $30 – $100

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