One of my favorite things about the fall season is all the activities that are available to celebrate. Aside from fall sports, there is so much to do and see when the weather cools off – even here in Texas! I’m going to share with you some of my favorite Fall Events in DFW happening this season!
I would be remiss if I didn’t start this list with the State Fair of Texas. The fair runs until October 17, so be sure to make a plan to visit Big Tex. The official website, https://bigtex.com/ is very helpful and informative for you to plan your visit, buy tickets, and find extra information like events and parking. Make sure you show up hungry and visit Fletcher’s Corny Dogs!
Next up: Fright Fest at 6 Flags Over Texas. This is a month-long event at 6 Flags, featuring family-friendly attractions during the day and scarier activities after dark. Check out this website, https://www.sixflags.com/overtexas/events/fright-fest, to learn more and see if this would be worth visiting for you and your boo!
This year will be the 4th Annual Plano Wine and Food Festival hosted at Legacy West. It’s coming up this weekend, October 9th 2021. Tickets have sold out in past years, so be sure to click here and check out the Eventbrite site for tickets. You can buy tickets to enjoy wine and food tastings while enjoying live music and lovely fall weather. This would be such a great date or girls night!
Have you ever been to the Dallas Arboretum? During fall, they host ‘Autumn at the Arboretum,’ where there are over 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash presented in the garden. It is breathtaking and would make a great afternoon activity. Don’t forget to snap a few pictures while you’re there. Here’s more info on Autumn at the Arboretum: https://www.dallasarboretum.org/events-activities/autumn-at-the-arboretum/
Speaking of pumpkins, here are some of my favorite pumpkin patches in the DFW area. FlowerMound Pumpkin Patch is $10-20 for parking (depending on weekday vs. weekend), but all activities inside are free. They have goodies for sale like pumpkins and corn stalks. Hall’s Pumpkin Farm in Grapevine is a fan favorite, but make sure to bring cash because they don’t accept cards. If you can’t make it to a big pumpkin patch, grab some artisanal pumpkins and gourds at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods.
Last but not least, Pumpkin Nights is a spectacular events. At Pumpkin Nights, you walk along a half-mile path full of different theme ‘lands’ decorated with over 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins (Wow!). Then, you can enter the festival area for food, drinks and games. If you’ve never been, you should really check it out! You need to buy tickets in advanced, and this is the link: https://pumpkinnights.com/dallas/.
I hope this list gave you some ideas and inspiration to celebrate Fall in the DFW community. If you attend any of these events, please let me know by tagging me in photos or sending me a direct message on Instagram (@homewithatwist). Happy Fall, Y’all!