Fall Family Fun Directory 2019
Published September 2019
Updated October 2, 2019
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972/678-4939
Come on out to The Villages at Allen, Saturday, October 19 from 12 pm to 4 pm for a day of free, family-friendly fun! The Down Home festival will include dining and shopping deals, live music and a local vendor market.

Actors Conservatory Theatre
972/436-8228
Fall is full of excitement at ACT! Take an unforgettable musical adventure with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: Oct. 4–13. Then, watch as Emily’s rambunctious Great Dane puppy saves a museum in Pinkerton!: Oct. 26-27.

Adventure Kids Playcare
972/899-9332
Fall theme nights every Friday and Saturday night! Theme nights start at 6:30 pm with a pizza party!  Crowd favorites include our Halloween Bash, Spooky Science and more! Columbus Day Two-Day Camp. Thanksgiving Camp.

Allen Philharmonic
972/359-0656
Oct. 6 concerts for young audiences. Free concert sharing an hour of music all about science, technology, and invention. Oct. 26  Hauntcert family-friendly evening of Halloween favorites. Costume attire welcome.

Aubrey Peanut Festival
940/343-1313
Celebrate the harvest of the local cash crop, on Oct. 5, from 9 am–5 pm! Parade starts at 10 am. Peanut shelling, peanut spitting, and peanut butter sandwich eating contests. One hundred arts/craft booths, food and children’s activities.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing
817/231-4001
Great place to learn about U.S. currency. Visitors can see billions of dollars printed from an enclosed walkway, which is above the production floor! Over half of the nation’s currency order is produced in Fort Worth.

Carrollton Festival at the Switchyard
972/466-3084
The City of Carrollton’s annual festival at the Switchyard is a family favorite. Spend Saturday, Nov. 2 in downtown Carrollton, and enjoy good tunes, good treats and good times. Free admission, free rides, free games.


City of Highland Village
972/899-5131
Come out to The Shops at Highland Village on Saturday, Oct. 19 for the TXFallenPD Tribute Event! There’s something for everyone from live music to a kids zone and helicopters! Opening ceremonies start at 2:30 pm.


City of Irving
972/721-2501
Fall in love with Irving’s Fall Fest! Activities include a pumpkin patch, carnival games, food vendors and a funhouse. Also visit the Trunk or Treat where you are sure to have a freaky fun time!


City of Lewisville Parks and Recreation
972/219-3560
Pumpkin Family Walk, Oct. 5. Spooktacular Trails, Oct. 26. Tri-City Amazing Race, Nov. 16. Summer in December, Dec. 7.


Dallas Arboretum
214/515-6615
Mommy & Me Mondays, Tiny Tot Tuesdays 10 am–2 pm, Sept. 23–Oct. 29. Sponsored by Kimberly-Clark. Activities include face painting by A Fresh Perspective, Country Critters Petting Zoo, Kindermusik, and stroller fitness with Fit4Mom White Rock Dallas.


The Dallas Opera
214/443-1000
The Dallas Opera will present two family-friendly operas this fall, Doctor Miracle (Oct. 6) and The Bremen Town Musicians (Oct. 13). Performances start at 2 p.m. at the Winspear Opera House. Tickets are only $5.


Denton County Office of History and Culture
940/349-2850
Park After Dark, a free event at the Bayless-Selby House, takes you back in time to learn what happened to the Bayless family; you might hear a ghost story or two (Oct. 18–19, 6:30–9:00 pm).


Denton Parks and Recreation
940/349-7275
October is a great month for fun family events in Denton. There will be a Halloween harvest, a pumpkin patch day, and even a haunted house. 321 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX.


Explorium Denton Children’s Museum
940/320-5444
Come build with us! Stop by the museum on Saturday, Oct. 5 during regular hours. Standard admission/membership applies. There are no limits to what you can create!


Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
817/255-9300
Get ready for an otherworldly October at the museum! Join us for Chemistry Connections Oct. 22–26 and Ick-or-Treat on the evening of Oct. 31 for some spooky, family fun.


Fort Worth Stockyards
817/625-9715
Channel your inner cowboy, experience the longhorns, master the Maze and have the time of your life at our uniquely western attractions.  Shop, dine, discover and delight in the offerings at the Fort Worth Stockyards.


Fort Worth Zoo 
817/759-7555
This Halloween, grab your costumes and get your tickets to Boo at the Zoo October 25-27. This family-friendly daytime event is filled with tons of interactive activities, candy and animals too cute to spook!


Free Fall Fun at Fairview Town Center
972/363-2209
This fall, enjoy free family entertainment at our Saturday night concert series, Sunday evening classic family film fest, with a special double feature for Halloween, and our annual Fall Festival.


Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau
817/410-3185
With family events such as Butterfly Flutterby, Nash Farm Fall Round-Up, Trick ‘R Treat trains and more, to adults-night out aboard Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s Witches Brew Train, Grapevine is the perfect place for fall fun! Let your imagination run wild as you travel back in time with ten life-size animatronic dinosaurs and photo op dinosaurs in our nature preserve. Plus, enjoy indoor exhibits, special events, educational programs and more.


Heritage Farmstead Museum
972/881-0140
Come enjoy all the fun the farm has to offer this fall! Poncho’s Pumpkin Patch, the Farmer’s Table, the Dallas Banjo Band, Trick-or-Treat at the Farmstead, and Farm Yard Beats.


Irving Arts Center
972/252-7558
We offer youth and family fun year-round!  From Saturday school to preschool and homeschool classes, we help all ages get art smart.  Exciting upcoming family-friendly shows! Open seven days a week. Free parking.


Kimbell Art Museum
817/332-8451
Enjoy a museum adventure this fall with activities for kids and teens. Don’t miss our Family Festival: Look, Create, Connect on Sunday, Oct. 13.


LakeCities Ballet Theatre
972/317-7987
Dracula and his brides spellbind audiences with chilling special effects, hypnotizing music, amazing sets and beautiful costumes for its annual production of Le Ballet de Dracula, an LBT original production. Oct. 11-12.


The Lakefront at Little Elm
Our lake attitude runs all year long! Spend the fall season on our trails or in our parks! Don’t forget about our special events like Pumpkin Hollow and Christmas at the Beach!


Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
972/219-3550
#GetOutdoors this fall with LLELA on our monthly family hikes, kayak tours, campfires, bird walks and more. Visit LLELA.org, or follow us on Facebook to check out what’s on the calendar this month!


Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater
972/219-8446
Visit the MCL Grand for one of its family-friendly performances this fall. Explore the center’s art gallery, admire its chalk art wall, and stroll through Old Town Lewisville to see exciting new public art installations.


Melissa Rozas DDS
972/393-9779
Dr. Rozas invites you to swing by the office for their 14th annual Cash for Candy Food for Families Drive, Thursday, Nov. 7!  All donations will be donated to local food pantries and churches.


Plano International Festival
214/495-7838
Food, music, dancing, and fun from over 100 cultures! Saturday, Oct. 12, 11 am–5 pm, Haggard Park. Fitness and wellness fair from 10 am–1 pm offers free flu shots and health screenings. Admission and parking are free!


Reunion Tower
214/712-7040
Day or night, make the iconic Reunion Tower your first stop to explore fun things to see and do in Dallas. Discover landmarks and hidden gems you can only see from the top.


SeaQuest
817/731-5357
SeaQuest takes you on a journey through 5 continents of the planet where you will encounter a variety of animals including sharks, stingrays, capybara, Asian small-clawed otters, giant sulcata tortoises, and so much more!


The Shops at Highland Village
972/317-7500
Trick and Treat Saturday, October 26th from 2-5 pm.  Free trick or treating, tractor hayrides, carnival games, balloon animals, spooky characters, blow up maze, and more!


State Fair of Texas
214/565-9931
State Fair of Texas has more than 110 family-friendly activities and attractions each day included with admission. The 2019 fair runs from Friday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Oct. 20.


Texas Woman’s University
940/898-3641
Boo at the U is an annual children’s fall carnival on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 5-8 pm. Free admissions with games, trunk-or-treating, a haunted house and much more! Food will be available for purchase.


Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Fine Art Gallery
817/251-1668
Vetro is a state-of-the-art glassblowing studio and fine art gallery.  Vetro offers opportunities for guests to assist in creating their own, unique art glass.  Visit Vetro to shop handcrafted fine art glass.


Win Kids WINFEST
940/355-9988
WINFEST Flower Mound: Sunday, Oct. 27th, 2-5 pm. The best family-style Halloween festival in town! Games, food, petting zoo, pony rides, costume contest, bounce houses, hill slide, face painting, children’s haunted house.