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Fall Events 2013

 

There's so much going on This Fall in DFW and especially in Plano TX. Check out our list of Fall Events for Dallas/Fort Worth and Plano TX. Our list includes Fall Festivals and other Halloween festivities in Dallas.


If you are looking for PUMPKIN PATCHES, see our  full event calendar or this page.
 
PISD 2013 FALL Holiday Schedule:

Oct 17th -Elementary Early Release
 
October 18th-  Parent/Teacher Conference day Student Holiday

Oct 21st - Holiday
 
November 21st-23rd  - Fall Break


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13 Nights of Halloween

This event occurs Daily from 10/19/2013 to 10/31/2013

Description: For the 13th consecutive haunting year, ABC Family scares up 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN with programming terrifyingly filled with ghoulish entertainment.

After Dark in the Park

This event occurs Daily from 10/11/2013 to 10/13/2013

Event Time: 05:00:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Cost: $7 (some activities and concessions are additional)

Ages: 2 to 10 yrs

Location Name: River Legacy Park

Location Address: 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard, Arlington Click for Google Map

Description: After Dark in the Park is a family-friendly fall festival that highlights the unique environmental-education programs of River Legacy Living Science Center. The annual festival features family fun that includes: karaoke, storytelling under the stars, starlight stroll, pumpkin patch, walk on the wild side, hayride shuttles from River Legacy Parks to event entrance, concessions, a variety of games and activities geared for children ages 2 to 10.

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ANNUAL SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY FOR KIDS

Date of event: 10/25/2013

Ages: 4 years+

Location Address: 8780 Preston Trace Blvd. Frisco TX 75033 Click for Google Map

Description: SMARTS Club is inviting all the kids for yet another fun event with costume parade, talent show, games, dance party, treats and prizes for the most creative costume. If your kids want to present a magic trick, or participate in talent show then please let us know by Oct. 19, 2013. Come see all the ghosts, ghouls, witches and princesses at SMARTS Club Monster Mansion!

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ANNUAL SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY FOR KIDS!

Date of event: 10/25/2013

Event Time: 04:15:00 PM till 06:00:00 PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: 4 years+

Location Name: SMARTS Club

Location Address: 8780 Preston Trace Blvd. Frisco TX 75033 Click for Google Map

Description: SMARTS Club is inviting all the kids for yet another fun event with costume parade, talent show, games, dance party, treats and prizes for the most creative costume. If your kids want to present a magic trick, or participate in talent show then please let us know by Oct. 19, 2013. Come see all the ghosts, ghouls, witches and princesses at SMARTS Club Monster Mansion!

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Autumn at the Arboretum

This event occurs Daily from 09/21/2013 to 11/27/2013

Event Time: 09:00:00 AM till 05:00:00 PM

Cost: $15/Adults; $10Kids (3-12); under 3 are free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Dallas Arboretum

Location Address: 8525 Garland Road Dallas, Texas 75218 Click for Google Map

Description: Once again the arboretum kicks off autumn with one of the most spectacular pumpkin and gourd displays in the world. The garden will transform with thousands of blazing colored florals as 50,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash come together in the nationally acclaimed storybook pumpkin village.

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Bewitched by the Barn Storytelling

Date of event: 10/26/2013

Event Time: 07:00:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Ages: all ages

Location Name: Nash Farm

Location Address: 626 Ball St Grapevine, TX Click for Google Map

Description: Bring the kiddos, flashlights, chairs and blankets for Storytelling tonight. Free popcorn & cider!

Columbus Day Eddie Coker Children's Concert @ the Dallas Arboretum

Date of event: 10/14/2013

Location Name: Dallas Arboretum

Location Address: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas Click for Google Map

Description: Two concerts available this year at 11am-12pm and 2pm-3pm on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage

Downtown Plano Feast-ival

Date of event: 10/26/2013

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 08:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Downtown Plano

Description: Feast-ival 2013 will continue its exciting big-draw tradition of a high-energy celebration of top music, food and art from Collin County and North Texas. Our event will feature performances by local up and coming talent to bring attendance from Plano, Collin County and across the region. We will also bring back The GREAT Pumpkin Race, and will add the Living for Zachary IncREDible HeartRun to kick off this year’s festival. Proceeds from the event this year will benefit the Assistance Center of Collin County.

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Fall Festival

This event occurs Daily from 10/26/2013 to 10/26/2013

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 01:00:00 PM

Cost: 50c a ticket or 5 tickets for $2

Location Name: Resurrection Lutheran Church

Location Address: 1919 Independence Parkway, Plano, Texas, 75075 Click for Google Map

Description: Join us for a fun filled morning. Wear a fun costume and come Trunk 'n Treating, jump in the bounce house, visit the petting zoo and pumpkin patch, have your face painted,and enjoy some carnival games.

Fall Festival at Resurrection Lutheran Church

Date of event: 10/26/2013

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 11:00:00 PM

Cost: 50 cents per ticket to play games

Ages: All Families Welcome

Location Name: Resurrection Lutheran Church

Location Address: 1919 Independence Parkway Plano, Texas 75075  Click for Google Map

Description: Join us for a fun day of carnival games, a petting zoo, bounce houses, clowns, pumpkin patch, pumpkin decoratin, face painting, fire trucks, and so much more! All families are welcome! Tickets are 50 cents each and are needed to play games.

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Fright Fest

This event occurs Daily from 09/21/2013 to 10/27/2013

Location Name: Six Flags Over Texas

Location Address: Interstate 30 and Highway 360

Description: It’s Thrills by Day, Chills by Night at the most frightening fest in North Texas. Spooktacular shows, chilling attractions and horrifying haunted houses will ensure memorable entertainment for the entire family. Weekends only.

Frontier Fall Fest

Date of event: 10/19/2013

Event Time: 01:00:00 PM till 04:00:00 PM

Cost: regular Village admission plus $3 craft fee for corn husk doll.

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Log Cabin Village

Location Address: 2100 Log Cabin Village Lane Fort Worth, Texas 76109 Click for Google Map

Description: Grab your pumpkins and shuck your corn…it’s time for a good old-fashioned Frontier Fall Fest! We’re excited to feature the Fort Worth Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America, the Lone Star Leather Crafters, Texas flintknappers, Greater Fort Worth Herb Society, and much more! Bring your own carved or painted pumpkin to enter our “best design” contest (judging at 3 p.m.) For a small additional fee, you can even make your own festive corn husk doll to take home! Donna Rubin, author of Log Cabin Kitty, will be here from 3-5pm!!

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Gourd Decorating @ The Dallas Arboretum

Date of event: 09/27/2013

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 03:00:00 PM

Location Name: Dallas Arboretum

Location Address: 8525 Garland Rd Dallas, TX 75218 Click for Google Map

Description: Free demonstrations will cover gourd preparation, painting, wood burning, cutting, carving, and staining techniques.

Halloween Treat Train

Date of event: 10/27/2013

Cost: $20 per person (train ride)

Location Name: Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Location Address: 709 South Main Street, Grapevine Click for Google Map

Description: All passengers are invited to wear costumes. The staff will be dressed up and pass out Halloween candy on both train rides. Time: 1 p.m. and 2:45 train rides. Admission: Normal prices for 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. ride.

Haunt Jaunt

Date of event: 10/19/2013

Event Begins at: 06:30:00PM

Cost: 1 Mile Fun Run - $10 per child Haunt Jaunt 5K Individual - $25 per runner Haunt Jaunt 5K Team - $2

Location Name: Amphitheater at Oak Point Park

Location Address: 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano TX Click for Google Map

Description: The Haunt Jaunt is a night time Halloween themed race hosted by The City of Plano. It is our goal to provide a safe, fun and innovative way for citizens to enjoy their Halloween holiday. The 5k will take you through the nature preserve along the paved park trails and streets, combining the convenience of an improved running surface and the beauty of the Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve. The 1 Mile Fun Run will keep you off the street and in the park for a family friendly experience.

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Haunted Camp Out

This event occurs Daily from 10/19/2013 to 10/20/2013

Event Time: 05:00:00 PM till 08:00:00 AM

Cost: $13

Ages: 3 years and up

Location Name: Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve

Location Address: 5901 Los Rios Blvd Plano, TX 75074 Click for Google Map

Description: Let's have a spooky good time camping out at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve. A light breakfast will be served on Sunday morning. Prizes will be given away for the spookiest and best decorated tents as well as the best not-so-scary story. Everyone must register.

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Hunters Glen Fall Fun Festival

Date of event: 10/31/2013

Event Time: 06:00:00 PM till 08:00:00 PM

Location Name: Hunters Glen Baptist Church

Location Address: 4001 Custer Rd Plano, TX 75023

Description: Bounce houses, games, hot dogs and lots of candy!

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Lavender Ridge Farms Fall Festival & Chili Cook Off

This event occurs Daily from 10/04/2013 to 10/06/2013

Event Time: 09:00:00 AM till 05:00:00 PM

Cost: Free admission, free parking

Ages: Fun for all ages

Location Name: Lavender Ridge Farms

Location Address: 2391 County Road 178, Gainesville, Texas 76240  Click for Google Map

Description: Pumpkins, good food and great shopping!

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Masquerade Ball

Date of event: 10/25/2013

Location Name: Plano Children's Theatre

Location Address: 1301 Custer Rd. Suite 706, Plano TX 75075  Click for Google Map

Description: Don't miss dancing, desserts, performances, a fun photo booth and more! Dance begins at 8pm. Buffet-Style Italian Dinner available at 6:30 ($10). This event is FREE with your current PCT/MYT Membership. Non members may attend for $25. If you purchased your membership before November 2012, please renew to attend. Please RSVP

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Mommy & Me Mondays at the Arboretum

This event occurs each Week on Monday from 09/23/2013 to 11/25/2013

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 02:00:00 PM

Cost: All included in garden admission except Photography

Location Name: Dallas Arboretum

Location Address: 8525 Garland Rd Dallas, TX

Description: Featuring Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Nature Art and Kindermusik

Oak Fest

Date of event: 10/19/2013

Event Time: 05:00:00 PM till 10:00:00 PM

Location Name: Andy Brown Community Park East

Location Address: 260 E. Parkway Blvd., Coppell  Click for Google Map

Description: Miniature Train Rides, Face Painting, Live Bands, Bounce Houses, Food Vendors…TOO MUCH FUN TO MISS! Band performances by DownTown Fever and Maiden Texas. Show performances by The Side Street Circus and Professor Brainius. -

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Oktoberfest Garten @ The Dallas Arboretum

This event occurs Daily from 09/21/2013 to 11/27/2013

Event Time: 11:00:00 AM till 03:00:00 PM

Location Name: Dallas Arboretum

Location Address: 8525 Garland Rd Dallas, TX 75218 Click for Google Map

Description: Cafe on the Green celebrates autumn with a traditional German menu.

OWL-O-WEEN

Date of event: 10/19/2013

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 02:00:00 PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Trinity Audubon

Location Address: 6500 Loop 12, Dallas TX 75217  Click for Google Map

Description: Join Trinity River Audubon Center on our 5th anniversary as we celebrate all things owl. Dress as your favorite bird for a chance to win a free family membership. Owl crafts. Owl calls. Owl prowl. Live owls!

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Piano Melodies @ The Dallas Arboretum

This event occurs Daily from 09/21/2013 to 11/27/2013

Event Time: 11:00:00 AM till 03:00:00 PM

Location Name: Dallas Arboretum

Location Address: 8525 Garland Rd Dallas, TX 75218 Click for Google Map

Description: Featuring melodies from Keith Schmorr.

Plano Symphony Orchestra Spooky Symphany

Date of event: 10/27/2013

Event Time: 03:00:00 PM till 05:00:00 PM

Cost: $8-$33

Ages: Great for kids age 3-12

Location Name: Eisemann Center

Location Address: 2351 Performance Dr, Richardson, TX 75082  Click for Google Map

Description: Wear your costume! Come at 2:15 for Lobby Activities and great music, including songs from Harry Potter, Star Wars, and many more!

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Pumpkin Carnival

Date of event: 10/26/2013

Event Time: 10:30:00 AM till 02:30:00 AM

Cost: $0.25 - $20

Ages: 0-100

Location Name: FirstChurch Plano

Location Address: 3160 E. Spring Creek Rd, Plano, TX 75074  Click for Google Map

Description: Enjoy a family fun time! Pumpkin Patch; Bounce House, Carnival Games, Fire Truck, Police Car, Professional Storyteller, Arts & Crafts & Much More!!

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Pumpkin Carnival

Date of event: 10/26/2013

Event Time: 10:30:00 AM till 02:30:00 PM

Cost: Free admission.

Ages: Open to the public.

Location Name: First United Methodist Church Plano

Location Address: 3160 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano TX 75074  Click for Google Map

Description: Bring the kids in costume and enjoy this 12th annual family tradition, sponsored by FirstChurch Weekday Program. Activities include games, face painting, pumpkin decorating, bounce house, cake walk, obstacle course, raffle and more. Concessions available. Activity tickets (proceeds to Weekday Program) 25 cents each at carnival. Unlimited activity wristbands $15 in advance, $20 at carnival. Visit Pumpkin Patch table Sunday mornings at FirstChurch or Weekday Program office during week for advance wristband sales.

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Sachse Fallfest

Date of event: 10/12/2013

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 06:00:00 AM

Cost: Admission is FREE to the public!

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Heritage Park

Location Address: 4408 Hudson Pkwy, Sachse, TX 75048 Click for Google Map

Description: Featuring over 100 arts and crafts vendors, over 15 food vendors, contests, games for children, teens and adults and live music from local musicians throughout the day!

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Saturday Fall Fun Trains

This event occurs each Week on Saturday from 09/07/2013 to 11/23/2013

Event Begins at: 10:00:00AM

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Location Address: 705 S. Main St Grapevine, TX

Description: Grapevine Vintage Railroad loves kids! Fun trains are a fun-filled, shortened sample of our regular run! Great for families with young children looking for a quick trip and a perfect educational experience for schools, summer camps and organizations! Your 60-minute trip will depart at 10 a.m. from the Grapevine Train Depot. Please note: seating on these special runs is open, so air-conditioned coaches are first-come, first served. **no train on April 13th or 20th

Spooky Symphony

Date of event: 10/27/2013

Event Begins at: 03:00:00PM

Cost: Tickets are $8-$18

Ages: children ages 3-12 and their families

Location Name: Charles W. Eisemann Center

Location Address: 2351 Performance Drive Richardson, TX 75082  Click for Google Map

Description: It’s a fun-filled afternoon with “Halloween-themed" music, special pre-concert activities. Costumes encouraged!

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Teen Scene Players Present: Ghouls & Graveyards

This event occurs each Week on Friday from 10/18/2013 to 10/27/2013

Cost: $12

Ages: 12 and up

Location Name: Dallas Children's Theater

Location Address: 5938 Skillman St. Dallas, TX 75231 Click for Google Map

Description: A spine-tingling collection of horror masterpieces and surprises brought to life by an all-teen cast from the works of Edgar Allan Poe, W. W. Jacobs, and our own Texas ghostlore. Just in time for Halloween! Things do go bump in the night! For a full list of show times, call the Box Office.

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The Munster Mansion Charity Event & Family Festival

This event occurs Daily from 10/18/2013 to 10/19/2013

Event Time: 07:00:00 PM till 12:00:00 AM

Cost: $20/Adults; $12/Kids ages 12 & under

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Munster Mansion

Location Address: 2401 Brown Street Waxahachie TX, 75165 Click for Google Map

Description: Come celebrate our annual open house and support the Salvation Army at the same time. This will be a fun, festive and family event. Dress up or some as you are.

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Trails and Treats

Date of event: 10/24/2013

Event Time: 05:00:00 PM till 07:00:00 PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

Location Address: 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd, Fort Worth, Texas 76135 Click for Google Map

Description: Trails and Treats: Join us for our 3rd annual Trails and Treats. This entirely FREE event includes admission and activities. We will have a trail marked for you to take your trick-or-treaters for candy, crafts, games and more. Dress up in your Halloween costumes and enjoy this family friendly event.

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Underwater Pumpkin Carving

This event occurs each Week on Wednesday from 10/23/2013 to 10/30/2013

Event Begins at: 02:00:00PM

Ages: All ages

Location Name: SeaLife Aquarium @ Grapevine Mills Mall

Location Address: 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine  Click for Google Map

Description: Come join us to watch our aquarists carve their pumpkins underwater! Make sure you bring your camera to take pictures in our pumpkin patch! Don't forget Annual Pass Members can bring a friend for FREE on October 30th!

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Underwater Pumpkin Carving

This event occurs each Week on Saturday from 10/19/2013 to 10/26/2013

Event Begins at: 02:00:00PM

Ages: All ages

Location Name: SeaLife Aquarium @ Grapevine Mills Mall

Location Address: 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine  Click for Google Map

Description: Come join us to watch our aquarists carve their pumpkins underwater! Make sure you bring your camera to take pictures in our pumpkin patch! Don't forget Annual Pass Members can bring a friend for FREE on October 30th!

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Underwater Pumpkin Carving at SEA LIFE Aquarium

This event occurs each Week on Saturday from 10/19/2013 to 10/19/2013

Event Begins at: 02:00:00PM

Cost: Admission is $19 for adults, $15 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for kids 2 and under.

Ages: All ages

Location Name: SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine

Location Address: 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, Texas 76051

Description: Don your favorite costume and get ready for some frightful family fun at SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine with several Halloween-themed activities. Enjoy a few tricks and a lot of fun treats that include scary fish facts, a pumpkin patch photo opportunity and under water pumpkin carving. Stop by on Wednesday, Oct 23 and 30 and Saturday, Oct 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. to watch highly trained divers compete head-to-head on who can carve the best jack-o-lantern in the shortest amount of time...UNDERWATER!

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Underwater Pumpkin Carving at SEA LIFE Aquarium

Date of event: 10/23/2013

Event Begins at: 02:00:00PM

Cost: Admission is $19 for adults, $15 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for kids 2 and under.

Ages: All ages

Location Name: SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine

Location Address: Address: 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, Texas 76051 Click for Google Map

Description: Don your favorite costume and get ready for some frightful family fun at SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine with several Halloween-themed activities. Enjoy a few tricks and a lot of fun treats that include scary fish facts, a pumpkin patch photo opportunity and under water pumpkin carving. Stop by on Wednesday, Oct 23 and 30 and Saturday, Oct 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. to watch highly trained divers compete head-to-head on who can carve the best jack-o-lantern in the shortest amount of time...UNDERWATER!

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Underwater Pumpkin Carving at SEA LIFE Aquarium

Date of event: 10/30/2013

Event Begins at: 02:00:00PM

Cost: Admission is $19 for adults, $15 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for kids 2 and under.

Ages: All ages

Location Name: SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine

Location Address: 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, Texas 76051  Click for Google Map

Description: Don your favorite costume and get ready for some frightful family fun at SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine with several Halloween-themed activities. Enjoy a few tricks and a lot of fun treats that include scary fish facts, a pumpkin patch photo opportunity and under water pumpkin carving. Stop by on Wednesday, Oct 23 and 30 and Saturday, Oct 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. to watch highly trained divers compete head-to-head on who can carve the best jack-o-lantern in the shortest amount of time...UNDERWATER!

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