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Trunk or Treat Events in Dallas-Fort Worth

your kiddos will need a bigger candy bag after these stops

While you’re out picking your kiddo’s Halloween costumes and entering into family discussions of “What exactly are our plans for Halloween?!” let us make a few thrilling suggestions: these neighborhood and church-run trunk or treats, more events you can walk or drive through, and other can’t-miss festivals that aren’t technically trunk or treats but we’re confident will thrill your little ones and fill their candy pails. And they all begin before the big night, so you’ll still have time to walk your neighborhood on Halloween night for maximum candy collecting.

For more spooky and not-so-spooky events around Dallas-Fort Worth and near you, visit dfwchild.com/calendar. and check out our ultimate guide to pumpkin patches in North Texas, many of them closing up shop on Oct. 31.

Check back as these events are announced for 2022.

Trunk or Treats

Register Your Trunk!

Trunk or Treat at The CORE
Where: The CORE parking lot, Coppell
When: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, 6–8pm
Cost: Free but registration is required
Why go: Families, schools, businesses and community organizations welcome local children to trick-or-treat for prepackaged candies in the parking lot here at the CORE. The best decorated trunk wins a grand prize.

Trunk or Treat at the Star
Where: The Star District, 5 Cowboys Way, Frisco
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, 11am–3pm
Cost: Free
Why go: Go trick-or-treating on the Tostitos Championship Plaza and do Halloween-themed arts and crafts while a live DJ spins monster mash-ups and you crush the costume contest. Can’t wait until Saturday? Come early on Wednesday, Oct. 27 for a free screening of Hocus Pocus on the field.

NTPA Trunk or Treat
Where: The Shops at Willow Bend parking garage, 6121 W. Park Blvd., Plano
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, 11am–4pm
Cost: $20 admission for one car (includes 2 trick-or-treaters and 2 adults). $10 per additional trick-or-treater. Look online for more add-on options.
Why go: North Texas Performing Arts Academy’s second annual drive-through trick-or-treating event with carnival games makes for a fun and socially distanced family fest.

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YMCA Trunk or Treat
Where: Semones Family YMCA, 4332 Northaven Road, Dallas
When: Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, 5:30–7pm
Cost: Free
Why go: At this YMCA in Town North area of Dallas, the community is invited to visit the decorated cars lined up in the south parking lot and fill their candy pails.

Halloween Music Fest and Trunk-or-Treat
Where: Spring Valley UMC,  7700 Spring Valley Road, Dallas
When: 2022 dates TBA; 4pm concert, event runs through 8pm
Cost: Free
Why go: Come on foot or by car to this year’s program, featuring a parking lot concert by John Tarver, organist for Spring Valley UMC, playing a keyboard with full orchestral sounds, joined by special guest soloists in a program called Disney Villains and Disney Fun.  After the music, you’re welcome to join the trunk-or-treating in a designated part of the parking lot, where decorated car trunks will be filled with candy.

Kingdomlife Fall Festival
Where: Kingdomlife Church, 12330 Rolater Rd., Frisco
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, 4–7pm
Cost: Free
Why go: You’ll get free popcorn, hot cocoa, hot apple cider and all the candy at this second annual trunk or treat, with trunks decorated by local businesses and church members and a free mini train. Additional foods available for purchase from on-site food trucks.

Trunk or Treat
Where: One Cause Church, 5088 Baxter Well Rd., McKinney
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, 4–6pm
Cost: Free
Why go: Jump on the inflatables, vote for your favorite trunks after making each stop for candy, and enjoy more free sweets like cotton candy, popcorn and s’mores.

Lakeland Baptist Trunk or Treat 
Where: Lakeland Baptist Church, 397 South Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville
When: Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, 4–6pm
Cost: Free
Why go: Families will be able to trunk or treat from vehicles and enjoy more fun like inflatables and a petting zoo.

Vista Ridge UMC Trunk or Treat
Where: Vista Ridge United Methodist Church, 2901 Denton Tap Road, Lewisville
When: Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, 3–4:30pm
Cost: Free
Why go:
 Church volunteers, who’ve been asked to wear masks, are decorating their vehicle trunks and handing out treats and offering games from the parking lot.

More Can’t-Miss Events

Tunnel of Terror Haunted Car Wash
Where: Multiple WashGuys car wash locations around Dallas-Fort Worth
When: Select evenings through Oct. 31, 2021, 7pm–midnight
Cost: $44.99 includes their top-notch ultimate car wash and hand towel dry, unlimited passengers
Why go: You’ll get a kick out of this car wash turned haunted house—and you’ll get a squeaky clean car out of it. And while you wait in line for the wash, you’ll enjoy live music, free candy for the kids, and a costume contest with $300 as the grand prize for the best costume.

Boo at the Zoo
Where: Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth
When: Friday–Sunday, Oct. 28–30, 2022, 10am–5pm
Cost: Free with admission: $16 for adults, $12 for children; free for 2 and younger.
Why go:
Combine two of your kids favorite pastimes—eating candy and visiting zoo animals—during Fort Worth Zoo’s annual Halloween weekend, open during regular park hours. The festivities and admission include treat stations all around the zoo and a full schedule of activities and entertainment by a friendly scarecrow and a mad scientist with a feathered sidekick.

Monsters & Murals: A Halloween Chalk Art Festival
Where: Crockett Row at West 7th, 816 Foch Street, Fort Worth
When: Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, noon–4pm
Cost: Free
Why go: Come view elaborate chalk art designs by street painting artists and chalk artists, like Fort Worth mom Jan Riggins and daughter Olivia. The entire block of 2900 Crockett Street will be shut down for you to join in the chalking, and enjoy face painting and compete in the costume contest.

Halloween in the Park
Where: Farmers Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, 5–10pm
Cost: Free for Farmers Branch residents with a Boo Pass; $5 for non-residents ages 4 and up. Haunted Hedge admission is $5 for a single entry or $8 for unlimited entry.
Why go: Entertainers like David Chicken bring the live music, the free Booville area’s got activities for kids 5 and younger, and for older kids wanting more scares, there’s the Haunted Hedge (with loud noises, strobe lights and graphic imagery).

Eerie Irving Park: A Walk-Thru Experience
Where: Trinity View Park, ​2221 E State Hwy 356, Irving
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, 5–10pm
Cost: Free
Why go: You’ll meet the Sanderson Sisters along this walk-thru of a series of enclosed and open-air haunted scenes, including a meat factory, graveyard and ancient Egypt-themed room. Not-so-scary activities for younger kids include carnival games, rides, an escape room and pumpkin photos ops. Stick around for a pumpkin giveaway at the end of the night, or win a mini pumpkin at select carnival games.

Trunk or Treat in the District
Where: AT&T Discovery District in Downtown Dallas, 208 S. Akard St., Dallas
When: Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, 4–7pm
Cost: Free
Why go: The new AT&T Discovery District hosts its first-ever trunk or treat as part of Downtown Dallas Inc.’s Trick or Treat on Downtown Streets event next week. Trick-or-treat from more than 20 booths on the plaza and while you’re there, tour the new, and free, Clint Eastwood exhibit on display in the AT&T global headquarters lobby. Come back the next morning from 10–11am, Cartoons on the Lawn, screened on the 104-foot-tall media wall that wraps around one of the downtown buildings.

Trick or Treat the Square
Where: Frisco Square, 8843 Coleman Blvd., Frisco
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, 1–4pm
Cost: Free
Why go: Suit up for trick-or-treating around the square’s Simpson Plaza at this festival with carnival games, inflatables and horse-drawn wagon rides.

McKinney Monster Dash 
Where: TUPPS Brewery, 721 Anderson Street, McKinney
When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, 8–11am
Cost: $35 through Oct. 29; $40 on race day. Proceeds benefit The Warriors Keep.
Why go: OK, it’s not a trunk or treat, but it’s super fun and you won’t want to miss out on the spooky photo booth, a costume contest, and a chance to get outside to show off your amazing Halloween costumes.

Trick or Treat Trains
Where: Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St., Grapevine
When: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, trains depart at 10am, noon, 2pm and 4pm
Cost: $16 (tickets needed for children older than 1)
Why go: Go trick-or-treating on a vintage railcar during this roundtrip excursion offering a Halloween storybook reading and games. Grapevine Vintage Railroad also hosts an adults-only Witches Brew Train on October 28.

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