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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!

Enjoy the beauty of the Butterflies at the Heard Museum, McKinney

Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in their Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. {Find Out More}

When: Daily through September 29, 2020; Depends on Museum Opening Hours
Where: Heard Museum,
Cost: Price included with Heard Museum admission and free for Members

Halloween and Fall Printables

3 fun printables: Halloween Movies and Shows, Halloween Scavenger Hunt and 30 days of Fall Activities!

Pumpkin Patches & Halloween Events

Pumpkin Patch – Christ United Methodist Church Plano

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

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

The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm

When: through November 25
Where: Preston Trail Farms
Cost: $10 per person

5th Annual Pumpkin Patch Festival

When: through November 8
Where: Team Family Farms
Cost: $10 per person

Dallas Farmers Market Pumpkin Patch

When: through October 31
Where: Dallas Farmers Market
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

Related Links: Pumpkin Patches, Fall Festivals and Halloween Events

Fun Food & Drink Events

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

Farmers Market Mesquite TX

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