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  1. Autumn at the Arboretum: Named on of “America’s best pumpkin festivals”, Autumn at the Arboretum is a must see this year! Happening from September 19- November 25, this great festival is one of the most anticipated events of the season. The highlight, Pumpkin Village, is created with more than 75,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash on a 66-acre garden. You can explore this great display daily from 9am until 5pm. Adult general admission (13-64) is $15, senior general admission (65+) is $12, children general admission (3-13) is $10, and children 2 or younger are free. Looking for a family fun weekend at the Garden? Saturday and Sunday, October 24/25 from 9-5pm, there will be trick-or-treating throughout the gardens with costumed characters and fun activities. Children are encouraged to wear festive costumes.

  2. Southlake Octoberfest: This fun festival will have plenty of food and beverage vendors, men wearing point hats and weiner dog races.  Happen Oct 3-5 at Southlake Town Center.

  3. Smoked Dallas: A BBQ and music festival, what more could you ask for? More than a dozen pit masters and chef will be grilling their way into our hearts and stomach on Oct 4 at Main Street Garden in Dallas.

  4. Cottonwood Art Festival: This semiannual event showcases works from more than 240 visual artists that are available for purchase. Local bands and food will complete this festival taking place on Oct 4-5 at Cottonwood Park in Richardson.

  5. Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival and Chili Cookoff: The name says it all! You can expect bluegrass music and chili cook-off as well as an arts-and-crafts marketplace. This festival will take place at the Farmers Branch Historical Park on Oct 17-18.

  6. Dallas Comic Com: Featuring appearances by actors and comic-book artists, vendors and more will all be attending this pop culture convention from Oct 17-19 at the Irving Convention Center.

  7. Chipotle’s Cultivate Festival: Chipotle lovers unite! The free festival is a first in Dallas-Fort Worth installment which includes live music, cooking demos from celebrity chefs, local food, regional beer and wines, and a kid’s zone. This event will take place on Oct 18th at Lake Carolyn in Irving.

  8. Ruibal’s Rosemeade Market 7th Annual Fall Festival: Returning in Dallas, this fall extravaganza will feature a hay maze, corn house, pumpkin decorating, face painting and more. Forget your picnic basket and indulge in snacks from food vendors decorated with fall colors. As always, there will be an extensive selection of pumpkins, gourds and fall plants for sale. Be sure to attend this event on October 24th from 11am-4pm.

  9. Steinfest 2015 (Formerly Downtown Plano Festival): Local food, pumpkin races and a vintage car show is enough to keep anyone entertained. Stop by on Oct 25 on 15th Street in downtown Plano.




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  1. Dark Hour Haunted House: Located in Plano, Texas this haunted manor and cemetery is home to the undead that wait around every turn. With over 30,000 square feet of terror, willing guests are invited for the scare of their life.

  2. Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus: Located in Grand Prairie, 25 tricked out semi-trailers will truly test your fear. With less gore and more fright, this family run haunted house will truly make you scream.

  3. Hangman’s House of Horrors: Celebrating its 27th anniversary as the top benefit-charity haunted house in the world, this Fort Worth attraction features the classic Hangman’s House, 3D Wonderland,  Zombie Outbreak and a nineteen-acre festival with food trucks, free photos, activities, novelties and more.

  4. Carnevil: See if you can survive this Carnie revenge happening at this Southlake haunted house. For those not brave enough to venture the forest, Halloween themed games, activities and refreshments.




  1. Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch: Located at Double Oak Ranch, the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch offers more than just picking out pumpkins. From face painting, to hayrides, to mazes and bouncy houses, you will need to make sure you bring your camera! There is a charge for parking; Monday-Friday is $5.00 and $10.00 for Saturday and Sunday. Buses and walk-ins are $1.00 per person, however ALL ACTIVITIES ARE FREE. Be extra careful when turning into the driveway because there is supposedly a competitor next door who tries to lure visitors! This Patch is open from 9am to 7pm starting October 1stand runs till October 31st.

  2. Hall’s Pumpkin Farm: Located in Grapevine, Hall’s Pumpkin Farm offers free admission! This isn’t just a pumpkin farm; this is one of the last working farms in the Grapevine area! Hall’s offers activities like a 2-acre corn maze ($5), hayrides (Friday, Saturday and Sunday only, $3), and plenty of photo opportunities on the stacked hay bales with farm animals in the background. Pumpkins are actually growing on the vine here for you to see. You can even pluck one off the vine yourself! Be sure to stop by Monday-Thursday 3 pm - 8 pm, Friday 3 pm -10 pm, Saturday 10 am -10 pm, and Sunday 1 pm -8 pm from October 2ndto October 31st!

  3. Tucker Hill Pumpkinville: Located in McKinney, this hot spot has hay rides, live music, food trucks, pumpkin carving, a hay maze, photo vignettes and a petting zoo! Most activities are free but concessions and pumpkins are for purchase. This event runs Oct 18-31, Monday-Thursday from 10am-2pm, Friday-Saturday from 9:30am-5pm and Sunday from 1-5pm.

  4. Pumpkins on the Prairie: Happening in Frisco, your whole family can enjoy hayrides, a bounce house, temporary tattoos, games, a hay maze, face painting and catapult pumpkin launching all for free! This patch is open Oct 3-31st from 1-7pm Monday through Friday and 9am-7pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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