A Guide to Fall Events in Collin County

Hope you’re ready for pumpkin patches, festivals, hayrides, corn mazes, Halloween carnivals, trick-or-treating, and everything else FALL. We’re lucky to have so many great options for family-friendly fall events and activities in and around Collin County. Check out the list below for literally every way to celebrate the season.

FALL FESTIVALS :: PUMPKIN PATCHES & FARMS :: CARNIVALS & TRICK OR TREATING

 

FALL FESTIVALS

Shades of Green Fall Festival & Farmers Market

Head over to Shades of Green for all-day hayrides, petting zoo, pumpkin decorating, giveaways, popcorn, and balloons. You can also shop farm-fresh items like eggs, seasonal produce, jams, honey, and pickles at the market. And gardening pros will offer a variety of clinics throughout the day to keep you in the know on all things fall garden.

Location :: Shades of Green, Frisco

Date :: October 5, 2019; 10am-3pm

Cost :: FREE


Prosper Pumpkinfest

Prosper’s fall festival comes complete with live music, inflatables, costume contests, food trucks, shopping, a classic car and tractor show, a chili contest, and more. This is the fourth year they’ve done Pumpkinfest, and it gets bigger and better every year.

Location :: Frontier Park

Date :: October 19, 2019; 3-7pm

Cost :: FREE


Celina Oktoberfest

Celina seems to have done away with their fall balloon festival and switched over to bier instead. Live music, fair foods, a dachshund derby, costume contests for kids and adults, cookie and pumpkin decorating, games, a kid’s zone, and more. FYI: free parking and shuttles from Celina Elementary School.

Location :: Historic Downtown Square, Celina

Date :: October 12, 2019; 11am-10pm

Cost :: $5/adults, 12 and under are free.


Steinfest 2019

Haggard Park in Historic Downtown Plano will also host a big Oktoberfest-style event this year. It’ll include the finest beer, German-inspired cuisine, live music, an artist village of craftsman and makers, a wiener dog fashion show and other fun contests, keg bowling, a kid’s zone, and more.

Location :: Haggard Park, Plano

Date :: October 25-26, 2019; Friday: 5-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm

Cost :: FREE (food and drink coupons $1 each)


Perry Pumpkin Patch

I know this sounds like it should be in the “Pumpkin Patch” section, but it’s actually a one-time fall festival event. Picnic in the park, enjoy old fashion games and crafts, participate in the pie-eating and pie-baking contests, compete in the costume contest, and choose a pumpkin to celebrate fall at the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum. 

Location :: A.W. Perry Homestead Museum, Carrollton

Date :: October 19, 2019; 10am-2pm

Cost :: FREE


McKinney Fall Festival & Monster Dash 5k

This event starts with a “costumes strongly encouraged” fun run, then continues with a family-friendly festival: great food, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, kids activities, costume contests, 60+ boutiques and shop vendors, and TUPPS beers (obviously). It seems like a disconnect, but all the breweries we’ve been to have been super kid-friendly. Don’t let that part deter you!

Location :: TUPPS Brewery

Date :: October 26, 2019; 9am-3pm

Cost :: FREE to attend. Participation in the Monster Dash 5K is $25/$30. Guests 21 & older can also buy a Beer Pass for $20.


Beer & Boos Fest

This is a revamped version of the Frisco Rough Riders annual Fall Festival. Great Halloween-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy, including a petting zoo, pumpkin painting and trick-or-treating (while supplies last), and catch on the field. The always-popular costume contest begins at 1pm.

Location :: Dr. Pepper Ballpark

Date :: October 26, 2019; 12-4pm

Cost :: FREE


PUMPKIN PATCHES & FARMS


Dallas Arboretum

Ah, Pumpkin Village, the perennial crowd-pleaser with over 90,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash in which to pose and play. This year’s theme is It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, which should be pretty great. Since it’s a bit of a hike to get over there, maximize your time by coupling it with some of the other fall Arboretum activities (Columbus Day Weekend, Mommy & Me Mondays, or Tiny Tot Tuesdays). Make note: This year, the pumpkin activities are only going through October 31st, so don’t wait to go!

Location :: 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas 75218

Open :: September 21 – October 31, 2019; 9am-5pm, daily

Cost :: $17/adults, $10/children (2-12), under 2 are free (Parking:$15) **There are several ways to get a discounted ticket! Check their website here.


Elves Farm

Elves Farm brings in over 100,000 pounds of pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn and specialty pumpkins every year. So…they’ve got a lot. The pumpkin patch also has hayrides, a maze, farm zoo, hay jump, and dress-your-own-scarecrow stations. They even do pumpkin sling shots for an additional charge, which is definitely something to consider!

Location :: 601 Harvey Ln., Denison 75020

Open :: October 5 – October 27, 2019; weekends only! Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 1pm-5pm

Cost :: $10/person – includes all activities and one pumpkin from the patch, or $5/person if you don’t want a pumpkin.


Hall’s Pumpkin Farm & Corn Maze

This farm has pumpkins on the vine and tons of photo ops. If you’re serious about corn mazes, this is THE place. And if you have bold and daring children, bring a flashlight and try the two-acre maze after dark. Please keep in mind this is a cash-only business.

Location :: 3420 Hall Johnson Rd., Grapevine 76051

Open :: September 27 – October 31, 2019; Monday-Thursday: 3-8pm, Friday: 3-10pm, Saturday: 10am-10pm, Sunday: 1-8pm

Cost :: FREE general admission, $5/person corn maze, $5/person hayrides ($3 after dark). CASH ONLY.


Preston Trail Farms

Just a few years ago, the family-owned Big Orange Pumpkin Farm of Celina moved a few miles north to a bigger location. They’ve got all the farm-y stuff you’re looking for: hay bales, mazes, and pumpkins for photos (and purchase), plus a petting zoo full of farm animals.

Location :: 15102 TX-289, Gunter 75078

Open :: September 14 – November 27, 2019; 8am-8pm, daily

Cost :: $8/person (M-F) and $10/person (weekends), children under 2 are free. Includes feed for petting farm, hayride, roping pen, hay maze, plus one pumpkin pie (M-F) or a hot dog and farm train ride (weekends).


Pumpkins on the Prairie (Grace Avenue UMC)

This is not your average church pumpkin patch. And what’s more, all their activities are free (hay rides, corn maze, bounce house), plus they have different bonus activities planned each weekend like face painting and pumpkin launching.

Location :: 3521 Main St., Frisco 75034

Open :: September 28 – October 31, 2019; Monday-Friday: 1-7pm or sunset, Saturday & Sunday*: 9am-7pm or sunset (*activities begin after 12pm) 

Cost :: FREE


Storybook’s Pumpkin Patch

Established in 1887 as a working cattle ranch, Storybook now operates as a horse sanctuary complete with a old Western town set-up comprised of 15 actual buildings from the 1800s. Head to Storybook Ranch for pumpkin patch fun with a side of Texas history.

Currently, their website says they’re under renovation and will reopen in October 2019. We’ll continue to keep you updated because this is one pumpkin patch you don’t want to miss!

Location :: Storybook Ranch, 3701 S. Custer, McKinney 75070

Open :: Under Renovation – Reopening October 2019

Cost :: $15/child – includes hay maze, pony rides, petting zoo, bounce houses, and wagon ride through 1800s Dry Bones Town, $5/adult – includes petting zoo and 1800s wagon ride tour. Kids under 2 are free.


Yesterland Farm

Canton is obviously a bit of a drive, but Yesterland Farm makes for a really solid day trip. It’s basically a pumpkin patch/farm/major carnival all-in-one. Rock-climbing walls, forts, pony rides, amusement rides, face painting, and movies in the teepee, not to mention the pumpkin patch, corn maze, petting zoo, etc. Check the link for all the details because there are tons of attractions. They also do Fright Farm after dark if you’re brave enough!

Location ::15410 Interstate 20, Canton 75103

Open :: September 21 – November 3, 2019 on Saturdays/Sundays, plus Fridays in October; October Fridays: 6-10pm, Sept-Nov Sat/Sun: Saturday: 10am-10pm, Sunday: 11-7pm

Cost :: Pricing packages vary; $21.95 at the gate but discounts for advanced or online purchase (ages 2 and under free) – admission ticket includes over a dozen farm attractions/activities plus tokens and unlimited amusement park rides.


HALLOWEEN CARNIVALS & TRICK-OR-TREATING


Little Elm Halloween Carnival

Come out for an old-fashioned carnival with food, games, prizes, and candy. And don’t miss Pumpkin Hollow, a trail of 1,000 carved jack o’ lanterns glowing in the night. Even better, carve some pumpkins with the family and drop them off for display along the Pumpkin Hollow trail.

Location :: Little Elm Park, Johnny Broyles Nature Trail

Date :: October 17-18, 2019; Friday: 6-9pm, Saturday & Sunday: 6-10pm

Cost :: FREE


Halloween at the Heard

Halloween at the Heard lets you trick-or-treat along their life-size animatronic dinosaur trail. They’re also doing all sorts of fun stuff like a “Ghost Town,” costume contests, family-friendly movie in the outdoor amphitheater, and more. Check the link for a full schedule of events and tips on what to bring (strollers, bug spray, etc.).

Location :: Heard Natural Science Museum

Date :: October 19, 2019; 6-10pm

Cost :: $15/adults, $10/children 3-12, 2 & under are free. Pre-sale for members, general public tickets available while supplies last starting 10/3. This event sells out!


Friscovania

This is the mayor-sanctioned Halloween party, y’all. Safe, family-friendly fun with a carnival featuring lots of live music and entertainment. You’ll get access to the highly anticipated National Soccer Hall of Fame, over 40 digital & VR experiences, magic shows, art installations, haute new fashions, interactive photo opportunities, food trucks, a haunted carnival, and more. Wear your most creative costume; you might win a prize! This year’s theme is “Through the Decades.”

Location :: Toyota Stadium, Frisco

Date :: October 26, 2019; 3-8pm

Cost :: $15/person, kids 2 and under are free. Free parking.


Boo on Ballard

Kids can trick-or-treat all along Ballard at booths set up by local vendors. The downtown streets are transformed into a Halloween wonderland featuring trick-or-treating, live music, and carnival games. Cap off your evening with a special Night of Wonder family-fun magic show.

Location :: Historic Downtown Wylie

Date :: October 24, 2019;  6-8pm (Night of Wonder magic show is 7-8pm)

Cost :: FREE (Night of Wonder magic show is $10 per ticket).


Trick-or-Treat at the Farm

This is a good one for kids who are too little to really understand the whole door-to-door candy thing. Activities include trick-or-treating, chicken feeding, tractor rides, a craft, and much more! Wear your costumes! Open to ages 1-9.

Location :: Heritage Farmstead Museum, Plano

Date :: October 25, 2019; 10am-12pm

Cost :: $7 for children 1+ if you pre-register online, $3 for adults , $8 per child if you purchase tickets at the door.


Carrollton Fall Festival

Drop in with the little ones for some free, family-friendly fun at the library. Enjoy games, art activities, stories, a cupcake walk, face painting, prizes and more. Costumes are encouraged, and remember to bring your own treat bag.

Location :: Carrollton Public Library, Josey Ranch Lake

Date :: October 25, 2019; 6-8pm

Cost :: FREE


Beware! Of The Square

The city of Celina invites the young and young at heart to dress in costume and visit various merchants and retailers along the square for free goodies. They’ll also have haunted attraction, jack o’lantern walk, Thriller dance lessons, a scary movie, and other spooky fun.

Location :: Historic Downtown Square, Celina

Date :: October 26, 2019; Time TBD (last year was 4-6pm)

Cost :: FREE


Trick or Treat Trail

Safe, friendly Halloween fun for all ages at Towne Lake Park in McKinney. Local businesses and organizations will line the trail along Towne Lake to hand out candy and treats. They’ll have costume contests, crafts, music, and a kids zone with inflatables and rides. Food truck vendors will be onsite and the evening concludes with an outdoor showing of Hocus Pocus at the Community Center at dusk. RSVP here.

Location :: Towne Lake Park, McKinney

Date :: October 26, 2019 4:30-7pm

Cost :: FREE

Any fun fall events that we missed? Let us know below!

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  1. Reeves Family Farm Presents 🍁 FALL ON THE FARM! 🍂 🎃🎃🎃
    Starting Sept 29th we will have pumpkins galore, An okra maze, pony carriage rides, fun games, hay rides, farm animals, fun food and drinks, and of course plenty of photo opportunities. Our Farm Store will remain open during this time! Please share and help us spread the word! 3577 FM 1377 Princeton Tex. 75407
    ONLY $5 PER PERSON TO ENTER. Children 2 and under are Free. Entrance fee includes one hay ride, okra maze, and a small pie pumpkin to take home.

  2. Celina’s Trick or Treat on the Square

    Celina Main Street invites you to Trick or Treat in costume on Celina’s Historic Downtown Square on Wednesday, October 31st from 4:00-6:00pm. This free annual event provides a safe, secure, family fun trick-or-treating in your community.

  3. FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL
    Oct 27, 4:30-7:30

    Christ the Servant Lutheran Church
    821 S. Greenville Ave
    Allen, TX 75002

    Pumpkin painting, tattoos, bounce house, face painting, concessions, games, music, candy, games, crafts…

    Wear your costumes!

  4. Save the date! Come on out to The Village on Saturday, October 19 from 12 pm to 4 pm for a day of free,
    family-friendly fun! The Down Home Festival will include site-wide dining and shopping
    deals, live music and a local vendor market.
    Turn the sidewalks of the Allen Event Center into a canvas of color at the City of Allen’s
    Chalk the Walk! Prizes include tickets to upcoming events, Allen Event Center Premium
    Level Experiences, and more! Online registration coming soon.
    Be sure to check out the Village Kids Club and Allen Americans Activity Zone, featuring
    crafts, contests and games.
    Stay tuned for more details to come!

  5. Faith Lutheran School Treat-N-Feast Fall Festival
    Friday, October 25, 2019 – 5 – 9 p.m.

    Farmers, mice, fairies and superheroes will gather at Faith Lutheran School on Friday, October 25 for the school’s annual Treat-N-Feast Fall Festival. The event will feature a bounce house, fair-type foods, a cake walk, carnival games and more. Faith Lutheran School is located at 1701 E. Park Blvd. in Plano. Tickets can be purchased at the door to be used in exchange for food and games. For more information, please call
    972.423.7448 or visit http://www.flsplano.org

    About Faith Lutheran School: Faith Lutheran School is fully accredited and provides classes from preschool three-year-olds through grade 12. School curriculum is based on the classical model of education. The school’s educational program also includes both sports and the fine arts. Faith Lutheran School was founded in 1971, when the congregation of Faith Lutheran Church in Plano, Texas established a preschool for children of the congregation. The school’s high school offers both online and traditional classroom course offerings. To learn more about Faith Lutheran School, please visit the school’s web site at http://www.flsplano.org or call 972.423.7448.

  6. CELEBRATE THE HARVEST SEASON AT COUNTRY CRITTERS PUMPKIN PATCH
    Country Critters Farm, located in Alvarado, just 30 minutes south of Ft. Worth, will celebrate the opening of their annual pumpkin patch on Saturday, Oct. 5th. Pumpkin Patch is open to the public weekends through November 17th, open weekdays by reservation only.
    There’s something for every member of your family. Kids can ride a pony and a barrel train, jump in one of the bounce houses, or play in the playground. The whole family can pet adorable animals in the petting zoo, get lost in the wooden maze, and take a hayride! Everyone will enjoy the old fashioned games and the duck races. Don’t forget the awesome pumpkin patch, where real pumpkins are growing!
    Country Critters Farm, a family operated farm, prides themselves on providing a fun, affordable, family friendly environment for all ages, in which people can come from all over Texas to enjoy the wonders of Fall.
    Bring the family and celebrate the harvest season at Country Critters Farm. For more information, please visit: https://www.countrycrittersfarm.com/ or call: 817-477-3060.

  7. Come enjoy Fall on the Farm at Grove Hill Farms in Leonard – located just 30 minutes from McKinney! We are hay rides, petting zoo, fun farm games and the best photo ops around! You can find out more by following along on Facebook (Grove Hill Farms) and Instagram (@GroveHillFarms).

    Admission price of $10 (2 & under are free) includes all the activities listed above plus a pie pumpkin.

    Address: Grove Hill Farms 5285 FM 1553, Leonard, TX 75452

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