I put on my jacket yesterday which must mean Fall is here. Time to get out enjoy living in DFW! Besides the Red River Shoot Out this weekend, here are 10 things you should add to your calendar in the coming days.
The State Fair of Texas
I could go on and on about the magic that is The State Fair of Texas. From the fried food to the games and rides on the Midway, livestock competitions to football games, the car show, the Chevy concert series, Big Tex and more, it’s no secret that the fair is a true Dallas gem. Spending a day at the fair is a family tradition that everyone in Dallas enjoys. If you can, consider riding the DART – inexpensive, fun and easy!!
The Dallas Arboretum
It doesn’t matter what season it is; The Dallas Arboretum always puts its best foot forward when it comes to celebrating. This season is no different with It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown™ at the Pumpkin Village. Using more than 90,000 pumpkin, gourds, and squash, visitors will enjoy Charlie Brown and all his friends at this over-the-top fall festival.
Thrills during the day, fright at night. Six Flags has partnered with Snickers for their annual Fright Fest taking place through November 3rd. Considered the spookiest time during the year, zombies and ghouls take over the park, and there’s no place to hide.
Halloween at the Heard
If you’re looking for a family-fun way to enjoy Halloween in the Dallas area, then head slightly north to McKinney. This safe environment allows kiddos to trick-treat along the life-sized animatronic Dinosaur trail. The event is on October 19th from 6 PM – 10 PM. Along with trick-or-treating, Halloween at the Heard will include a family-friendly movie at the outdoor amphitheater stage.
For those who like to stay closer to home in Dallas, The Meyerson has a full calendar of events ready for you to enjoy this fall. Now in its 25th year in the Dallas Arts District, and home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Meyerson is the perfect place to plan a cultural date night.
Nothing screams fall and Halloween quite like a Haunted House. The great thing about living in Dallas is there are plenty of haunted houses to choose from including Screams. Located just south of Dallas in Waxahachie, this year it’s coming ready to scare with five newly redesigned houses. If you’re looking to stay a little closer to home, Dark Hour in Plano offers some the most high-tech experiences. For a full list of the best haunted houses in DFW, check out this list that Visit DFW put together.
Shakespeare in the Park
While it might not be Globe Theater in London, Shakespeare in the Park is as close as it’s going to get in Dallas. For the 49th season, park goers will enjoy the classic tale of power, ambition, and tragic downfall that is Macbeth. The show will be open from October 3rd through the 13th at The Sound at Cypress Waters.
Take a step back in time and enjoy a day on the farm. Located in Canton, Texas, Yesterland Farm is hosting its Fall Festival now through the first weekend in November. Enjoy a family fun day of rides, petting zoo, the pumpkin patch, and the infamous candy cannon.
Cheer on the SMU Mustangs
For the first time since receiving the death penalty back in the 1980s, the SMU Mustangs are sitting at 5-0. That’s right, the ponies are currently undefeated in FOOTBALL. As the closest college, why not spend a Saturday cheering them on this season as they continue to make history.
The Farmers Market
The fall season isn’t complete without a stop at a pumpkin patch, and the Dallas Farmers Market is hosting theirs every day inside The Shed. From 11 AM – 6:30 PM, take your pick of local Texas pumpkins. Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed; there are over 25 different varieties to choose from.
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The 43rd Annual Lakewood Home Festival
Head on over to historic Lakewood and check out the diverse designs, styles, and architectures, lending to the charm and character of this treasured East Dallas neighborhood, which has earned its place in Dallas history. I’ll be hosting at Woodrow Wilson High School which opened in 1928 and at the time the Dallas Morning News reported: “Dallas” newest and finest school buildings-perhaps the finest in Texas.