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Fall Events 2014

 

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 2014 FALL Holiday Schedule:

 
November 24th-28th  - Fall Break


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13 Nights of Halloween

This event occurs Daily from 10/19/2014 to 10/31/2014

Description: 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 10/10/2014 to 10/12/2014

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

Cost: $8. Children 2 and under free. (Some activities and games cost additional)

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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All Saints 12th Annual Fall Festival!

This event occurs Daily from 09/20/2014 to 09/21/2014

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

Cost: Free Admission

Ages: Fun for All Ages!

Location Name: All Saints Catholic Church

Location Address: 5231 Meadowcreek Drive Dallas, TX 75248 Click for Google Map

Description: Two days of fabulous food, carnival games, live music & entertainment, bingo, silent auction, and SO MUCH MORE! All day Saturday & until 4pm Sunday!

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Autumn at the Arboretum

This event occurs Daily from 09/20/2014 to 11/26/2014

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: Over 50,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash come together to form the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village. A multitude of special events are also available throughout the week including a hay bale maze, scavenger hunts and the Tom Thumb pumpkin patch. Autumn is the perfect time of year for a picnic in the gardens with friends, a fun family photo, or a leisurely walk among 150,000 blooming fall flowers such as chrysanthemums and impatiens. The fall foliage, cool weather and deep colors make Autumn at the Arboretum a must-see.

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Bewitched by the Barn Storytelling

Date of event: 10/25/2014

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!

Brick-Or-Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

This event occurs each Week on Saturday from 10/18/2014 to 10/31/2014

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 09:00:00 PM

Cost: Admission is $21 for guests 3 years of age and older, and free for kids 2 and under.

Ages: All ages

Location Name: LEGOLAND Discovery Center

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

Description: A ghoulishly good time is brewing at LEGOLAND Discovery Center every weekend during the month of October with Brick-Or-Treat. Get ready for some spooktacular fun with several Halloween-themed activities, including helping to build a Haunted Town with the Master Model Builder, following the Pumpkin Trail and counting all the pumpkins in the attraction, and taking the spooky SCARE-venger hunt in MINILAND. Plus, don your favorite costume and kids can enter for a chance to win an annual pass.

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Butterfly Flutterby

Date of event: 10/18/2014

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

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Historic Downtown Grapevine

Location Address: 701 South Main St, Grapevine Click for Google Map

Description: Come celebrate the southern migration of the Monarch butterfly at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens. Guests help release more than 600 butterflies during three scheduled releases throughout the event. Children and pets are invited to participate in the colorful Butterfly Parade and in the costume contest. Free admission. Activities also include plant sales, arts and crafts and more.

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

Date of event: 10/13/2014

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

Columbus Day Festivities at the Dallas Arboretum

This event occurs Daily from 10/10/2014 to 10/12/2014

Event Time: 02:00:00 PM till 04:00:00 PM

Location Name: Dallas Arboretum

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

Description: Guests are invited to listen to live music on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage, and can linger with a picnic on the lawn overlooking picturesque White Rock Lake.

Downtown Plano Festival

Date of event: 10/25/2014

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

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Downtown Plano

Description: Feastival 2014 will continue its exciting big-draw tradition of high-energy celebration of top music, food and art from Collin County and North Texas in Downtown Plano. We will also bring back The GREAT Pumpkin Race, and Special Olympics of Texas Fire Truck Pull.

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Fall Festival in the Japanese Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

This event occurs Daily from 10/25/2014 to 10/26/2014

Cost: $5/Adults; $3/Children (4-12yrs); under 4 free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Location Address: 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76107 Click for Google Map

Description: Feast your eyes on the spectacular fall color of the Japanese Garden while you and your family enjoy traditional Japanese dance, music, martial arts demonstrations, papermaking, and tea ceremonies.

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Fall Round-Up at Nash Farm

Date of event: 10/18/2014

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

Cost: FREE

Location Name: Nash Farm

Location Address: 626 Ball St near Historic Downtown Grapevine

Description: Celebrate fall on the farm! Activities include jump rope making, leather working, wood carving, blacksmith demonstrations, wood stove cooking demonstration, cotton picking, corn shelling and grinding, farm chores, heritage toys, kitchen gardening and corn shuck doll making.

Family Fright Night

This event occurs Daily from 10/25/2014 to 10/26/2014

Event Time: 04:00:00 PM till 09:00:00 AM

Location Name: Stewart Creek Park

Location Address: 3700 Sparks Rd., The Colony, TX 75056 Click for Google Map

Description: Join us for a haunted trail, tent trick or treating, costume and scream contests, a scary movie, hayride, campfire, s'mores and great food! This event has limited enrollment and fills quickly, so don't delay. Registration begins October 1.

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Fright Fest

This event occurs Daily from 09/26/2014 to 11/02/2014

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: 10/18/2014

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 many different artisan friends including the Embroiderer’s Guild of America, Buttermilk Junction Old Time String Band and many more! For a small additional fee, you can even make your own festive corn husk doll to take home! More details coming soon. Cost is regular Village admission plus $3 craft fee for corn husk doll.

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Garland AutumnFest

Date of event: 10/18/2014

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

Location Name: Historic Downtown Garland

Location Address: 108 N. 6th St. Garland, TX

Description: Garland AutumFest is filled with festive family fun, seasonal culinary creations, live music and a great kids area, with Halloween fun, PLUS a fun & fashionable Doggy Costume contest! So there is literally something for the ENTIRE family!

Halloween Treat Train

Date of event: 10/26/2014

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.

Harbor Howl-O-Ween

Date of event: 10/25/2014

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

Location Name: The Harbor Rockwall

Location Address: 2074 Summer Lee Drive Rockwall, TX

Description: Free family fun event with candy, prizes, festive seasonal vendors, spooooky stories, a doggy costume contest and much more!

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Haunt Jaunt

Date of event: 10/18/2014

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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Lake Worth Monster Bash

Date of event: 10/04/2014

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

Cost: $5 for adults; $3 for seniors; $2 for children ages 3-12; free for children under 3

Ages: all ages

Location Name: Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

Location Address: 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth, TX 76135 Click for Google Map

Description: Activities will include hayrides, bison viewing, canoeing, a festival with vendors, music, food, games, guided interpretive hikes, and storytelling. Cryptozoologist author Lyle Blackburn (“Beast of Boggy Creek”) will give a free presentation on the history of the Lake Worth Monster. The Skip Pullig Band will entertain you with their songs about Goatman and other wild tales.

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Lavender Ridge Farms Fall Festival & Chili Cook Off

This event occurs Daily from 10/03/2014 to 10/05/2014

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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Little Elm Autumn Fest

This event occurs Daily from 09/18/2014 to 09/21/2014

Location Name: Little Elm Park

Location Address: 704 West Eldorado Parkway Little Elm, TX

Description: As part of the ER Centers of America Autumn Fest, the Parks and Rec Department is hosting the Hooked on Classics Car, Truck and Cycle Show at the Little Elm Town Hall parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 20

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Little Elm Halloween Carnival

This event occurs Daily from 10/24/2014 to 10/26/2014

Event Time: 01:00:00 AM till 01:00:00 AM

Cost: FREE

Ages: all ages

Location Name: Johnny Broyles Nature Trail

Location Address: 704 W Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm, TX 75068

Description: Come out and enjoy an old-fashioned carnival with games, prizes and candy! Fri 6-9pm; Sat & Sun 6-10pm. North end of Little Elm Park

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Mommy & Me Mondays at the Arboretum

This event occurs each Week on Monday from 09/22/2014 to 11/24/2014

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 04:00:00 PM

Cost: All included in garden admission except Photography

Location Name: Dallas Arboretum

Location Address: 8525 Garland Rd Dallas, TX

Description: For moms, grandparents, caregivers and their children, these special days include a petting zoo, nature art, face painting and Kindermusik.

Oak Fest

Date of event: 10/18/2014

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

Location Name: Andy Brown Community Park East

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

Description: Join us for the annual Coppell Oak Fest, an event that will carry on for years to come. The theme celebrates life in Coppell being as diverse as the oak trees. The city of Coppell logo includes oak branches representing the city's most prominent trees, longevity, and additionally, the oak wood used to build the railroad ties that put Coppell on the map. Building on our community's roots and growing strength, we pause for an evening of community fun, live music, and fellowship.

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Oktoberfest Garten @ The Dallas Arboretum

This event occurs Daily from 09/20/2014 to 11/26/2014

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: Celebrate autumn with mittagessen (that’s lunch, in German) at Café on the Green, serving a traditional German menu until Thanksgiving.

Piano Melodies @ The Dallas Arboretum

This event occurs Daily from 09/20/2014 to 11/26/2014

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.

PUMPKIN FEST

Date of event: 10/18/2014

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

Cost: FREE ADMISSION

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: City Lake Park

Location Address: 403 S. Galloway, Mesquite, Texas Click for Google Map

Description: All ages will enjoy this annual fall festival with crafts, games, rides, costume contests, entertainment and great festival food at City Lake Park.

Puppet Show: Big Pumpkin

Date of event: 10/29/2014

Event Begins at: 10:00:00AM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Davis Library

Location Address: 7501-B Independence PKWY Plano, TX 75025  Click for Google Map

Description: Listen to some stories and watch a puppet show.

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Puppet Show: Big Pumpkin

Date of event: 10/29/2014

Event Begins at: 07:00:00PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Davis Library

Location Address: 7501-B Independence PKWY Plano, TX 75025  Click for Google Map

Description: Listen to some stories and watch a puppet show.

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Puppet Shows: Big Pumpkin

This event occurs Daily from 10/14/2014 to 10/15/2014

Event Begins at: 10:30:00AM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Haggard Library

Location Address: 2501 Coit Road Plano, TX 75075  Click for Google Map

Description: Featuring a witch whose friends help her harvest her big pumpkin.

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Sachse Fallfest

Date of event: 10/11/2014

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: Sachse Fallfest features over 100 arts and crafts vendors, over 12 food vendors, contests, games for children, teens and adults and live music from local musicians throughout the day!

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Spooky Symphony

Date of event: 10/26/2014

Event Begins at: 03:00:00PM

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: Night of the Living Dead

This event occurs Daily from 10/17/2014 to 10/31/2014

Cost: $14

Ages: Enjoyed by ages 13 and up – not suitable for young children

Location Name: Dallas Children's Theater

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

Description: They're back…they're dead…and they're hungry….The cult classic returns to the DCT stage! Radiation from a fallen satellite transforms the dead into flesh-eating zombies, and no one is safe. It's the 1968 black and white, B-movie horror classic brought to life (figuratively speaking)! Full of thrills, chills, and dark satire.

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The Munster Mansion Charity Event & Family Festival

This event occurs Daily from 10/24/2014 to 10/25/2014

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 Waxahachie Senior Center at the same time. This will be a fun, festive and family event. Dress up or some as you are.

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Underwater Pumpkin Carving at SEA LIFE Aquarium

This event occurs each Week on Saturday from 10/18/2014 to 10/29/2014

Event Begins at: 11:00:00AM

Cost: Admission is $20 for adults, $16 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: You’re in for frightful fishy fun at SEA LIFE Aquarium with several underwater Halloween happenings. Enjoy a few tricks and a lot of fun treats that include scary fish facts, pumpkin patch photo opportunity and underwater pumpkin carvings. Be sure to stop by on October 18, 19, 22, 25, 26 and 29 at 11 a.m. to watch highly trained divers dressed in costume compete to see who can carve the best jack-o-lantern... UNDERWATER!

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Underwater Pumpkin Carving at SEA LIFE Aquarium

This event occurs Daily from 10/18/2014 to 10/19/2014

Event Begins at: 11:00:00AM

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: 10/22/2014

Event Begins at: 11:00:00AM

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

This event occurs Daily from 10/25/2014 to 10/26/2014

Event Begins at: 11:00:00AM

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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