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Things to do in October

Looking for things to do in October

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.

For Events Happening Each Weekend, we have a Round Up for you!

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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

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

Virtual Haunted Campout – Plano Parks & Rec

When: October 16, 6 pm
Where: Online
Cost: $15 for pre-packaged supplies

Virtual Pumpkin Painting Palooza & Costume Contest – Plano Parks & Rec

When: October 31, 2 pm
Where: Online
Cost: FREE

Drive-Boo Halloween

When: Fridays & Saturdays, through October 31
Where: American Airlines Center
Cost: $30 per car

Family Funtoberfest at Frisco Fresh Market

When: October 3 – 4
Where: Frisco Fresh Market
Cost: FREE

Pumpkin Patch at the Farm

When: Weekends through November 15
Where: Country Critters Farm
Cost: $10 per person

Lola’s Pumpkin Patch 2020

When: Weekends through October 31
Where: Lola’s Local Market
Cost: FREE ($5 for Parking)

Apparition Expedition

When: October 16 – 17
Where: Virtual Zoom Tour
Cost: $15

Prosper PumpkinFest

When: October 17, 3 pm – 7 pm
Where: Frontier Park, Prosper
Cost: FREE

Spooktober Celebration at Cathy’s Critters

When: October 23 – 25
Where: Cathy’s Critters
Cost: $8 – $22

Beware of the Square

When: October 24, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: The Square, Celina
Cost: FREE

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Other Fun Events

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

Happy Hour Hike with Plano Magazine

When: October 1, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Legacy West
Cost: $20

Big Tex Fair Food Drive Thru

When: weekends through October 18
Where: Fair Park
Cost: $65

McKinney Oktober Bierwalk

When: October 3, 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: Historic Downtown McKinney
Cost: $20 – $46

Fair Fest at Legacy Hall

When: October 9 – 12
Where: Legacy Hall
Cost: FREE

Fair in the Air

When: October 9, 4 pm – 9 pm
Where: Reunion Tower
Cost: Included with General Admission Ticket Purchase


When: October 10, 11 am – 10 pm
Where: Celina
Cost: $5 for adults, kids are free

Plano Food & Wine Walk

When: October 10, 2 pm – 7 pm
Where: The Shops at Willow Bend
Cost: $30

2020 McKinney Wine & Music Walk

When: October 17 – 18
Where: Downtown McKinney
Cost: $15 – $30

Downtown Plano Oktoberfest Bierwalk

When: October 24, 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: Downtown Plano
Cost: $30

Dinosaurs Live at the Heard Museum

From September 5, 2020 through February 15, 2021, explore nature and encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s outdoor trails at the 15th annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit.

When: Daily September 5, 2020 through February 15, 2021; Depends on Museum Opening Hours
Where: Heard Museum, McKinney
Cost: Price included with Heard Museum admission and free for Members



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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