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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.

Some of our favorite Festivals end in October, like the State Fair of Texas

This Month’s Events

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.

Local Events this month

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Featured Events

Adapted Recreation Expo

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Discover resources for individuals with special needs with local vendors, music, freebies, networking and fun! The purpose of this event is to connect people of all ages with services and information that help them learn and thrive.

When: October 15, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Windhaven Meadows Park, Plano
Cost: Free

18th Plano International Festival


Tour the world and improve your wellness at the Plano International Festival on Sat Oct 15 in downtown Plano’s Haggard Park! From 11am to 5pm, the whole family can enjoy multicultural music and dance performances, food trucks, cultural displays and more. Kids can explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities in the STEAM area plus travel the booths with a Festival passport! Come early for free flu and COVID shots and a variety of health screenings, all completely free of charge, at the Wellness Fair, 10am to 1pm in the Courtyard Theater next to Haggard Park. Get moving in the Fitzone with interactive fitness demos. Admission and parking are free. Visit for more details. Come experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the world!

When: October 15, 11 am – 5 pm
Where: Haggard Park, Plano
Cost: Free

Hollydays Market of Plano

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Don’t miss this year’s Hollydays Market of Plano with over 125 vendors. Shop local and support small businesses for holiday gifts & decor.

Shop for everything from jewelry, clothing boutiques, handmade crafts, gourmet foods, baked goods, home decor, florals, fragrances & more!

And get a head start on the holiday season with pictures with Santa.

When to shop:

  • Preview Night Shopping Hours: Friday 4 pm – 8 pm.
  • General Admission Hours: Saturday 10 am – 6 pm | Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

$10 Preview Night | $6 General Admission | 12 and under are free | Free parking | Tickets are valid for re-admission all weekend.

Special Events Tickets:

VIP Shopping – Includes admission, two glasses of wine, annual ornament, insulated market wine tumbler, Market Burlap Tote Bag ($50).

Sip and Shop – Includes admission, two glasses of wine, insulated market wine tumbler ($30).

When: October 21 – 23
Where: Plano Event Center, 2000 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074
Cost: from $6 BUY TICKETS HERE

Lone Star Circus saddles up with all-new show, Wild West Circus


Lone Star Circus saddles up with an all-new show, Wild West Circus, a stunning, fearless and funny show with a touch of vintage. Circus is the world’s original–and ultimate–reality show! There’s no rewind button, stunt doubles, or special effects at Wild West Circus. Instead, what you’ll find is the greatest gathering of circus artists, performing fantastic feats, and hilarious comedy that guarantees to entertain the entire family! Wild West Circus gives families a more intimate, interactive experience with every seat close to the action.

When: October 28 – 31
Where: Frisco Fresh Market
Cost: From $18 BUY TICKETS HERE Use code: FAMILYFUN at checkout for 15% off

Plano Athletic Club Trunk or Treat

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When: October 30, 2 pm – 4 pm
Where: Plano Athletic Club
Cost: Free

Related Links: Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals and Halloween Events

Other Fun Events

Celina Oktoberfest

When: October 1, 11 am – 10 pm
Where: Celina Downtown Square
Cost: $5

2022 Frisco Arts Walk and Run

When: October 1, 8.30 am
Where: Hall Park Frisco
Cost: From $35

Cottonwood Art Festival

When: October 1 – 2
Where: Cottonwood Park, Richardson
Cost: Admission and parking are free

Frisco Oktoberfest 2022

When: October 1, 11 am – 10 pm
Where: Frisco Square
Cost: $20

The Big Top is coming to Little Elm Park

When: October 1 – 2
Where: Little Elm Park
Cost: from $20

Night Lights Event: Dallas 2022

When: October 1, 3 pm – 9 pm
Where: Texas Motorplex
Cost: $37 – $69

Anna Fest

When: October 1, 3.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Where: Anna City Hall
Cost: Free

Hispanic Heritage Festival of Frisco

When: October 1, 4 pm
Where: Preston Trail Community Church
Cost: Free

Happy Hour Hike

When: October 6, 6 pm – 11 pm
Where: Legacy West
Cost: $20

Flowapalooza 2022

When: October 7 – 9
Where: Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark
Cost: Free

Frisco Camp Out & Learn to Fish

When: October 8 – 9
Where: Frisco Commons Park
Cost: $60 per family

Stars Over Texas

When: October 9, 1 pm
Where: Texas Motorplex
Cost: $59 – $129

Pumpkin Hollow

When: October 13 – 15
Where: Little Elm Park
Cost: tba

Pumpkin Splash Patch

When: October 15, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Where: Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium, Allen
Cost: tba

Perry Pumpkin Patch

When: October 15, 11 am – 2 pm
Where: AW Perry Homestead Park, Carrollton
Cost: tba

McKinney Wine and Music Festival 2022

When: October 15, 12 pm
Where: Towne Lake Park, McKinney
Cost: $35 – $80

Cinderella Character Meet N’ Greet

When: October 15, 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm
Where: Plano Senior High School
Cost: $10

Halloween Zip After Dark

When: October 15, 6 pm – 8.45 pm
Where: Heard Museum
Cost: $16

Farmers Table

When: October 15, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Heritage Farmstead Museum
Cost: $75 – $450

Hollydays Market of Plano

When: October 21 – 23
Where: Plano Event Center
Cost: Free – $10

Fall Festival at The Village at Allen

When: October 22, 11 am – 2 pm
Where: The Village at Allen
Cost: Free

Plano Food & Wine Festival

When: October 22, 12 pm
Where: Legacy West
Cost: $45 – $125

Apparition Expedition 2022

When: October 22, 5 pm
Where: McCall Plaza, Plano
Cost: tba

Rest In Plano – RIP Fest

When: October 22, 5 pm – 10.30 pm
Where: Downtown Plano
Cost: Free

Storytime at Nordstrom

When: October 23, 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Where: Nordstrom Dallas Galleria
Cost: Free

Fall Harvest Festival & Outdoor Market

When: October 23, 11 am – 4 pm
Where: The Shops at Legacy North
Cost: Free

Fall Kids Consignment Sales Event 2022 – JBF Plano/Richardson

When: October 28, 10 am
Where: Net Results Sports Center, Plano
Cost: Free – $15

Outdoor Movie Night

When: October 28, 6.30 pm – 9 pm
Where: Sent Church, Plano
Cost: Free

Family Funtoberfest

When: October 29 – 30
Where: Frisco Fresh Market
Cost: Free

Tough Mudder Dallas

When: October 29, 8 am – 8 pm
Where: True Grit Ranch, Granbury
Cost: Ticket pricing on website –

Trick or Treat The Square 2022

When: October 29, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Frisco Square
Cost: Free

Halloween Boo Bash

When: October 30, 11 am – 2 pm
Where: Cheeky Monkeys Plano
Cost: $21.99

Plano Athletic Club Trunk or Treat

When: October 30, 2 pm – 4 pm
Where: Plano Athletic Club
Cost: Free

Ongoing Events

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

When: through October 2
Where: Dallas Arboretum
Cost: included with admission

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

The Big Top is coming to Little Elm Park

When: September 23 – October 2
Where: Little Elm Park
Cost: from $8

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
Cost: tba


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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