20 Ways To Celebrate Fall in Dallas

Fall in Dallas

Can you feel it? Fall is almost here! There are so many things to do in Dallas this fall. If you are looking for something to keep your kids busy, look no further than this list!

Probably one of my favorite fall activities is visiting the Dallas pumpkin patches. But there is so much more than just that!

20 Things To Do In Dallas This Fall


1. Roar with the dinosaurs at the HEARD Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary. (Sept. 19, 2015-Feb. 21, 2016)
2. Watch a rainbow of balloons take flight at the Plano Balloon Festival. (Sept. 18-21, 2015)
3. Explore the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden at the Dallas Arboretum.
4. Dress up for Halloween Nights at the Dallas Zoo. (Oct. 22-25, 2015)
5. Enjoy a movie under the stars at Galaxy Drive-In Theatre in Ennis.
6. Check out the Storybook Pumpkin Village and Hay Bale Maze during Autumn at the Arboretum. (Sept. 19-Nov. 25, 2015)
7. Spend the day at the Preston Trail Farms in Gunter.
8. Shop for local produce at the Dallas Farmers Market.
9. Eat some fried goodness at the State Fair of Texas. (Sept. 25-Oct. 18, 2015)
10. Pick some apples at Henrietta Creek Apple Orchard in Roanoke. (Check their Facebook page for available dates)
11. Watch a game at the most expensive high school football stadium in America.
12. Pet a wallaby and pick out a pumpkin at the Gentle Zoo in Forney. (Oct. 1-Oct. 31, 2015)
13. Take a ride on the Texas State Railroad to visit a pumpkin patch! (Oct. 3-31, 2015)
14. Help your child make a work of art at the Cottonwood Art Festival. (Oct. 3-4, 2015)
15. Soar through the skies at the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show.
16. Go on a SCARE-venger Hunt in MINILAND at the LegoLand Discovery Center in Grapevine. (Oct. 24-Nov. 1, 2015)
17. Watch the aquarium divers carve pumpkins underwater at the SeaLIFE Aquarium in Grapevine. (Oct. 24-31, 2015)
18. Visit Mainstay Farm in Cleburne to pick out a pumpkin or enjoy an ice cream float in their vintage soda shop! (Oct. 4-Nov. 1, 2015)
19. Go trick-or-treating at the Frisco Fire Safety Town’s Fall Festival! (Oct. 23, 2015)
20. Drive out to Mineral Wells State Park to watch the leaves change color.

Halloween in Dallas

Also be sure to check out my list of 10 Halloween Events for Kids in Dallas.


What are you most looking forward to this fall?


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  1. Thanks for putting this together…I’ve been looking for some different activities to do with the kids (if it ever cools off!).

  2. Love this roundup! I’m pinning this to remind me!!!

  3. Sign me up for all of them. 🙂 Well, not all but I will keep this list handy and use it for sure. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. If you plan to visit The Gentle Zoo just be sure to call first! I drove out there a couple of weeks ago during their business hours and they were closed because their employees had called in.

  5. Your photo is from Hall’s Pumpkin Farm & Corn Maze in Grapevine!

  6. jennifer brawner says

    Why is Halls Pumpkin Farm not on the list? That is where the photo is taken?

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