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Things to do in October

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So many fun Fall and Halloween Events this month. We have lots of ideas for things to do inside and outside around Dallas, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Allen and surrounding cities in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.

Local Events this month

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Pumpkin Patches & Halloween Events

Cobbins Family Pumpkin Patch

When: Open every Thursday to Sunday in October
Where: Cobbins Family Farm, Sanger
Cost: Adults 13+ $8, Children 3 – 12 $5, under 2 and under are free.

The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm

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

Pumpkin Patch – Rockwall

When: through October 31
Where: Blase Family Farms
Cost: $9 per person

Pumpkin Patch – Christ United Methodist Church Plano

When: through October 31
Where: Christ United Methodist Church Plano
Cost: Free (pumpkins available to purchase)

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: $10 per person Monday – Friday, $15 on weekends

Fall at Yesterland Farm

When: September 18 – November 7
Where: Yesterland Farm, Canton
Cost: from $21.95 online

Dallas Farmers Market Pumpkin Patch

2021 Fall Pumpkin Days

When: Fri/Sat/Sun through October 31
Where: Mainstay Farms
Cost: from $23.95 online

Spooktacular Nights 2021

When: Fridays & Saturdays through October 30
Where: Yesterland Farm, Canton
Cost: from $21.95 online

Pumpkin Nights DFW

When: through October 31
Where: Howell Farms, Arlington
Cost: Mon-Thu Adults $18 Kids $14, Weekends Adults $23 Kids $16

McKinney Pumpkin Patch

When: Sat & Sun through October 31
Where: 5G Farm, McKinney
Cost: FREE

Autumn at the Arboretum 2021

When: Sept 18 – Oct 31
Where: The Dallas Arboretum
Cost: Free event with paid garden admission

Pumpkin Hollow

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

Prosper Pumpkinfest 2021

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

Adriatica Pumpkin Patch

When: October 24, 11 am – 2 pm
Where: Adriatica Village, McKinney
Cost: Free

The Patch

When: October 2 – 31, 9 am – 7 pm
Where: Creekwood UMC, Allen
Cost: Free, donations for pumpkins

3rd Annual Monster Dash 5K

When: October 30, 8 am – 11 am
Where: Tupps Brewery, McKinney
Cost: $25 – $40

Downtown McKinney Spooktacular Beer Walk

When: October 30, 11 am – 6 pm
Where: Downtown McKinney
Cost: $15 – $30

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Other Fun Events

Plano Symphony Orchestra: Family Series

Join Plano Symphony string and woodwind ensembles for a close-up look at the orchestra and the art of the ballet! Kids 3 – 12 are welcome to dress in costume for this 45-minute interactive performance, which will include music from Coco, Harry Potter, Cruella de Vil, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, and more! The Ballet Ensemble of Texas will perform with beautiful costumes and staging to bring the music to life. Young artist Steven Lu will wow all with his spectacular violin playing! Lobby activities for kids precedes this concert subject to maximizing safety protocols.

When: Sunday October 24 & 31
Where: Robinson Performing Arts Studio Theater (24th) and Frisco Discovery Center Blackbox Theater (31st)
Cost: $12

Plano Family Expo

Bounce Houses, Haunted Maze, Costume Contest, Stage Performances, Yoga & Fitness Classes, Trick or Treat Market.

When: October 30, 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Plano Event Center
Cost: FREE

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Explore his life, his work, and his secrets as never before through cutting-edge 360 degree digital projections, a one-of-a-kind VR experience, and a uniquely atmospheric light and sound show. 

When: through September 3
Where: Secret Location Dallas
Cost: from $34.90

Dinosaurs Live

Let your imagination run wild as you travel back in time along a half-mile nature trail to get up-close and personal with 11 life-size animatronic dinosaurs.

When: Daily September 4, 2021 through October 30, 2021; Depends on Museum Opening Hours
Where: Heard Museum, McKinney
Cost: Price included with Heard Museum admission and free for Members

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

When: through January 2, 2022
Where: Grandscape, The Colony
Cost: $29.50 for adults, $19.50 for children 3 – 15

Denton Art & Jazz Festival

When: October 1 – 3
Where: Quakertown Park, Denton
Cost: Free

CityLine Live

Live music returns to the outdoor plaza this fall!

When: each Friday and Saturday in October in the plaza from 6 – 9 PM
Where: CityLine Richardson
Cost: Free

Family Funtoberfest

When: October 2 – 3
Where: Frisco Fresh Market
Cost: Free

2021 Frisco Arts Walk & Run

When: October 2, 8.30 am – 10.30 am
Where: Hall Park Frisco
Cost: from $35

Frisco Oktoberfest 2021

When: October 2 – 3
Where: Frisco Square
Cost: $20 – $100

Session Pilates Plano Grand Opening

Night Lights Event Dallas 2021

When: October 2, 3 pm – 9 pm
Where: Texas Motorplex
Cost: from $39

The Ramen Tour

When: October 2, 2 pm – 9 pm
Where: Murphy Central Park Pavilion
Cost: $30

Happy Hour Hike with Plano Magazine

When: October 7, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Legacy West
Cost: $20

Sunday Service Brunch at DAQ’s

When: every Sunday, 12 pm – 3 pm
Where: Daq’s Luxury Daiquiri Lounge, Plano
Cost: Reserve a Table

State Fair of Texas

When: September 24 – October 17
Where: Fair Park
Cost: from $15

Kids Movie Saturdays

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

Concerts by the Creek

When: every Saturday through October 16 from 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Watters Creek, Allen
Cost: Free

2021 Empowered Family of Origin Workshop

When: October 15, 16 & 17
Where: D2Counseling

Plano Trade Days

When: October 9 – 10
Where: Plano Market Square Mall
Cost: FREE


When: October 9, 11 am – 10 pm
Where: Downtown Celina
Cost: $5, children 12 an under are free

Plano Food & Wine Festival

When: October 9, 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: Legacy West
Cost: from $45

Nash Farm Fall Round Up

When: October 16, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Nash Farm, Grapevine
Cost: Free admission, tickets required for some activities

Plano Dallas Music & Arts Festival

When: October 16 – 17
Where: Oak Point Park, Plano
Cost: $12

5th Annual McKinney Wine & Music Festival

When: October 17 – 18
Where: Towne Lake Park, McKinney
Cost: $30 – $100

Frisco Camp Out

When: October 16 – 17
Where: Frisco Commons Park
Cost: $60 per family

Schoolhouse Rock Live

When: October 16, 2 pm & 6pm
Where: Coppell Arts Center
Cost: $15

Dinner & A Drive In Benefitting Adults with Autism

When: October 21, 5 pm – 10 pm
Where: 300 N Coit Rd, Richardson
Cost: $55

The Drive In Laser Light Show

When: October 28 – 31
Where: Myers Park & Event Center, McKinney
Cost: from $29.99 per car load

NTPA Zombie Ball

When: October 30, 5.30 pm – 11.30 pm
Where: NTPA, Willow Bend
Cost: $13.50


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

Ongoing Events

Native Texas Butterfly House and Garden

When: Tuesdays through Saturdays 9am-4pm and Sundays 1pm-4pm until October 2, 2022
Where: Heard Museum McKinney
Cost: included with admission

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

Sounds of Summer

When: every Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Where: Grandscape Texas
Cost: Free

Safari Nights at the Dallas Zoo

When: every Saturday, through July 2, 9 am – 9 pm (band starts at 7 pm)
Where: Dallas Zoo
Cost: included with admission

Psychedelic Robot: An Immersive Art & Storytelling Experience

When: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through August 21
Where: The Shops at Willow Bend
Cost: from $32.30

Family Movie Matinee

When: every Friday in June and July, 1 pm – 3 pm
Where: The Colony Public Library
Cost: Free

Music & Movies – FREE Live Music

When: every Friday & Saturday in June and July, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Where: Fairview Town Center
Cost: Free

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