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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.

FISD 2013 FALL Holiday Schedule:

October 14th - Staff Development/Parent Conferences
 
November 25th & 26th - Staff Development

November 27 - 29 -  Fall Break

Submit a Fall Event.



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!

Bulloween

Date of event: 10/26/2013

Event Time: 06:00:00 PM till 08:30:00 PM

Cost: $10/person; Dogs & Kids are Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Frisco Discovery Center

Location Address: 8004 North Dallas Parkway, Frisco Click for Google Map

Description: Vendors, games, raffles and costume contest benefiting Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue. Dogs welcome on a leash. Auction and goody bags for the first 100 people.

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Color Me Mine Halloween Special

Date of event: 10/31/2013

Event Time: 11:00:00 AM till 05:00:00 PM

Location Name: Color Me Mine Frisco

Location Address: 3401 Preston Road, Suite 10 Frisco, Texas

Description: No studio fee if you come in costume today!

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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

Fall Festival & Concert at First United Methodist Church

Date of event: 10/19/2013

Event Time: 08:00:00 AM till 09:00:00 PM

Ages: Fun for all ages

Location Name: First United Methodist Church

Location Address: 7659 Preston Road, Frisco TX 75034 Click for Google Map

Description: Activities include bounce houses, climbing wall, Obstacle Course, Big Slide and lots of other games! Food and fun for everyone. Tickets on sale now!

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Fall Festival at Castle Hills

Date of event: 10/19/2013

Event Time: 04:00:00 PM till 07:00:00 PM

Ages: All ages

Location Name: The Castle Hills Village Shops Plaza

Location Address: 2560 King Arthur Blvd Lewisville, TX 75056 Click for Google Map

Description: You won’t want to miss this year’s Fall Festival at the plaza. This year will feature a six-pony carousel, a longhorn photo-op, face painters, carnival games, arts & crafts by Enchanted Artist, hay rides, a petting zoo, Euro Bungee, a pirate magician, pumpkin patch stations, and much more! The Dayjob Refugees will provide live music and Iconic Dance Centre will be performing a special routine. Two $100 Potter Barn® gift cards will be given away, so don’t forget to stop by the registration table. Also available will be free candy apples for the first 100 people and food for purchase. Pumpkins will be on sale for by the Castle Hills Women’s Club – all contributions will go to one of their charitable efforts. The Kiwanis Haunted House which will open at 4pm and will be $5 for everyone. Also, the 3rd Annual Progressive Beer Tasting will begin at 5:00pm. Participating merchants will offer free beer tasting at their stores! * Valid ID required. Must be 21 or older for beer tasting.

Family Fun Fest

Date of event: 10/27/2013

Event Time: 04:00:00 PM till 08:00:00 PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: all

Location Name: Elevate Life Church

Location Address: 8500 Teel Parkway, Frisco, 75034 Click for Google Map

Description: FREE Event includes carnival games, candy and a hay ride. Carnival rides, inflatables, face painting, petting zoo, cakewalk, food and more are available with a ticket purchase at 50 cents per ticket. Wrist bands for unlimited carnival rides are available for a $20 purchase.

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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 Special

Date of event: 10/31/2013

Event Time: 11:00:00 AM till 08:00:00 PM

Cost: buffet purchase

Ages: all

Location Name: GattiTown

Location Address: 3251 Preston Road #1400, Frisco, TX 75034 Click for Google Map

Description: Grab dinner at GattiTown before you hit the streets for trick-or-treating. Wear your costume and receive a free $5 game card with the purchase of a buffet.

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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.

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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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.

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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St. Philip's Preschool Annual Fall Festival

Date of event: 10/26/2013

Event Time: 03:00:00 PM till 06:00:00 PM

Ages: All ages!

Location Name: St. Philip's Preschool and Church

Location Address: 6400 Stonebrook Parkway Frisco, Texas 75034 Click for Google Map

Description: ENTIRE FAMILY’S ADMISSION REDUCED TO JUST $15, EVEN WITH THE SAME GREAT INCLUDED FREE ACTIVITIES!

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Stonebriar Community Church Fall Festival

Date of event: 10/25/2013

Event Time: 06:00:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Cost: Free admission

Location Name: Stonebriar Community Church Frisco

Location Address: 4801 Legendary Drive, Frisco, TX 75034  Click for Google Map

Description: Everyone is welcome! No scary costumes, please. The church grounds, both inside and out, will be filled with activities such as carnival games, bounce houses, bake walks, balloon animals, climbing walls, face paintings, live entertainment, and more! Pick up your treat bags and maps when you arrive, these will help you find your way around the campus. Food available for purchase (Cash only, no change for less than $1: All proceeds will help fund this community event.) Soda and Popcorn–Choose two for $1; Cotton Candy–$1; Chick-fil-A Meal $5–Choose either an original chicken sandwich or chicken nuggets. Each meal includes chips, a drink, and a cake walk ticket.

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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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