Fill your fall season with the best holiday happenings with Darling Homes’ Guide to Fall Fun in Dallas.
The team at Darling Homes has put together eight must-see festivals, events and activities that friends, neighbors and loved ones of all ages are sure to enjoy.
Get out to the State Fair of Texas!
Are you an avid fairgoer? Whether you love the food, family fun or live entertainment, the State Fair of Texas provides something for everyone.
Boasting more than 100 live performances, including 15 headlining acts and 75 bands and musicians, the State Fair of Texas offers a series of performances and musical genres that appeal to all ages. In addition, the fair provides thrilling entertainment and shows, including the Lone Star Stampede, the Lords of Gravity Basketball Slam Dunk show, Wild West Pet Palooza, light shows, acrobatics, pig races and more.
While you’re there, indulge in classic Texas staples like Fletcher’s State Fair Corny Dog, the Barnyard Burger, Crunchy Fried Oinkers and Dallas’ Fried Bacon-Tilla. Craving something sweet? Try the state fair’s Chocolate Tease Wine Cooler.
It’s all a part of the fun at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas, open now through October 23. Visit http://bigtex.com/ for admission prices and more information.
Take a Ride on the Pumpkin Patch Express
Jump on The Texas State Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch Express every Saturday and Sunday during October. The train departs at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and is perfect for kids ages 2 through 12.
Children are encouraged to wear their costumes as they peruse the railroad station’s pumpkin patch, visit the Trick or Treat Street and enjoy hayrides, games, music and more!
For ticket prices, visit https://www.texasstaterr.com/ride/pumpkin-patch-express/.
Discover Halloween Nights at Dallas Zoo
Experience family fun and spooky excitement during Halloween Nights at the Dallas Zoo, beginning Thursday, October 27 through Sunday, October 30, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Children and their families are invited to dress up in Halloween costumes, trick-or-treat throughout the zoo and catch special events and activities, including pirate-themed animal shows, interactive magic shows, a haunted carousel, mini-train rides, face painting, mystery games, bounce houses and much more.
Don’t miss it! Visit http://www.dallaszoo.com/event/halloween-nights-13/ for admission prices and more information.
Find Your Perfect Pumpkin at Tucker Hill’s Pumpkinville
Mark your calendars from Monday, October 17 through Monday, October 31. Dallas-area residents are invited to experience festive, fall fun during the annual Tucker Hill Pumpkinville event in McKinney.
Known as “Your Patch-to-Porch Destination,” visitors can enjoy tractor-pulled hayrides, perusing the patch for the perfect pumpkin, visiting the petting zoo, participating in the Pumpkinville costume contest and much more. This free, family-friendly event offers fun for all ages.
Times may vary, so visit http://www.tuckerhilltx.com/news/pumpkinville-2016—open-oct-17-31 for more information.
Trick-or-Treat at Frisco Fire Safety Town
The Frisco Fire Department invites toddlers to 5th graders to their annual Fall Festival and trick-or-treating event on Friday, October 28, from 6 to 9 p.m.
For one evening, members of the Frisco Fire Safety Town will dress their village in Halloween decorations and pass out treats to kids.
It’s a special evening for families to meet Frisco Firefighters, take photos with the popular “Fire Clowns,” and trick-or-treat with members of the community.
For more information, visit http://www.friscofiresafetytown.com/142/Special-Events.
Explore Autumn at the Arboretum
Autumn at the Arboretum has been named Dallas’ Favorite Fall Tradition and for good reason.
Now through November 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., immerse yourself in fall beauty as you explore the nationally acclaimed, one-acre Pumpkin Village, featuring 90,000 pumpkins and 150,000 fall-blooming plants arranged among gourds, hay, corn stalks and squash.
While you’re there, have some fun in the Haybale Maze and the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch. Be sure to pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in and around the Arboretum’s beautifully manicured gardens.
For ticket prices, visit http://www.dallasarboretum.org/visit/seasonal-festivals-events/autumn-at-the-arboretum.
Lace up for the Dallas Turkey Trot Run
Trot around the town during the 49th Annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 24, at 9 a.m., at Dallas City Hall.
Dubbed the “Way to Begin Thanksgiving Day” by the running community and thousands of locals, the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot has grown to be the largest Thanksgiving Day event of its kind in the country, offering a 5K or 8-mile course that’s suitable for all ages.
Interested? Learn more about the exciting race by visiting http://www.thetrot.org/.
Celebrate a Holiday Light Show in Plano
As winter festivities near, it’s time to delight in an evening of holiday merriment during one of Collin County’s biggest neighborhood light displays at Deerfield in Plano.
From Dec. 1 to Dec. 30, Dallas-area families and friends will share nights filled with holiday revelry as the residents of Deerfield create a magical scene with their home’s light displays and decorations, from 7 to 11 p.m. each evening.
Deerfield’s holiday light tradition can be viewed by car, horse-drawn carriage or with a segway tour. After you’ve seen them all, you can even vote for your favorite decorated house.
Visit http://www.deerfieldplano.org/Page/616~250326/Holiday-Information for directions and more information.
Want to live near the fun? Darling Homes offers a wide variety of home designs, including a luxurious collection of move-in ready homes available in up and coming new-home communities throughout Dallas and Fort Worth.
For more information about Darling Homes, contact our Internet Home Consultant Melissa at (469) 252-2255 or visit www.darlinghomes.com.
Here’s to a wonderful and memorable season in Dallas!