A Dallas Guide To Halloween and Trick-or-Treating


Get ready for thrills and chills with this roundup of Halloween carnivals and community trick-or-treating events in Dallas. But don’t be too scared — these are all family-friendly affairs. Note that some of these events are ongoing and some are one-off. Be sure to check the dates carefully!

Check ahead for changes or cancellations.


Pumpkin Nights

Location :: Howell Family Farms, Arlington

Date :: September 22–October 30, 2022, select dates; 5:30–10:30pm

Cost :: $18 (weekdays) and $26 (weekends) for ages 13+; $14–18 ages 4–12; 3 and under free

This one has major wow factor. Set out on a Halloween walking path unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Discover 10-foot-tall jack-o-lanterns, the world’s largest pumpkin guitar, a flying 40-foot handmade dragon, a life-size pumpkin pirate ship, and more fantastic surprises built by our artists using over 5,000 hand-carved real and synthetic pumpkins. Advance ticket purchase required.

Fright Fest

Location :: Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington

Date :: September 24–October 31, 2022; select dates

Cost :: One-day tickets from $59.99

You’ll find family-friendly shows and attractions during the day and thrilling rides and scary haunted houses at night. More gory and not-so-gory details at the link!

PumpkinFest Grapevine

Location :: Meadowmere Park, Grapevine

Date :: October 7–23, 2022; weekends only, 10am–9pm

Cost :: $20 per car

Enjoy fall festivities with a pumpkin patch, the famous singing pumpkins (The BooMan Group) at dusk, photo ops, maze, funnel cakes, and a Halloween-themed hike.

Haunts & Houses: Trick-or-Treating in the Historical Park

Location :: Farmers Branch Historical Park

Date :: October 18, 2022; 4–6pm

Cost :: Free

Bring your young and school-aged children to the Manske Library’s “Boo-Ville” area during this come-and-go event. Wear a costume and trick-or-treat at the Log Cabins, School House, Caboose, Queen Anne Victorian Cottage, and more! Characters will be on hand to distribute candy on a first-come, first-served basis and to pose for pictures with your little ones.

Ennis Autumn Daze

Location :: 201 NW Main, Ennis 75119

Open :: October 28–30, 2022; Saturday: 10am–10pm, Sunday: 12–8pm

Cost :: TBD (Last year was $5 per day, children 12 and under free.)

Historic Downtown Ennis will be decked out for Ennis Autum Daze 2022, and they’ll have all sorts of festival fun: pumpkin-carving demos, a cornhole tournament, carnival rides, kids’ zone, live music, unique vendors, and much more.

Dia de los Muertos Parade & Festival

Location :: Dallas City Hall

Date :: October 30, 2022; 2–10pm (parade from 6–7pm)

Cost :: Free

The annual parade and festival returns, inviting all to come celebrate the living and honor our beloved. Enjoy a family-friendly evening filled with live music, a beautiful parade, concessions, arts & crafts, and much more. See more details at the link.

Ghost Town

Location :: Historic Downtown Carrollton

Date :: October 29, 2022; 4–7pm

Cost :: Free

Wear your best costume for a chance to win the costume contest at 6:30pm. Kids can grab candy, make a craft, and play carnival games. They’ll have a free showing of a Casper (PG) at sunset.

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Location :: Mesquite Arts Center

Date :: October 29, 2022; 4–7pm

Cost :: Free

Celebrate the season and memories of loved ones with a variety of kid’s activities, cultural entertainment, and visual experiences. Indoor and outdoor event. All workshops take place between 4 and 6pm.

Trunk or Treat in The District

Location :: AT&T Discovery District

Date :: October 29, 2022; 4–7pm

Cost :: Free

Dress in costume and bring the kids for a little downtown trick-or-treating. There will be 20+ vendors handing out candy and other goodies, so don’t forget to bring a bag.

Halloween in the Park

Location :: Farmers Branch Historical Park

Date :: October 29, 2022; 5–10pm

Cost :: Free for residents with a Boo Pass/$5 non-residents

The park will transform into a Halloween spectacle with family-friendly activities and lots of candy. Contests, music, petting zoo, photo buttons, pay-to-play midway games, and more. Kids 9+ can explore the Haunted Hedge, and Booville has activities for ages 5 and under. See link for details on Boo Pass and additional event info.

Eerie Irving

Location :: Trinity View Park, Irving

Date :: October 22, 2022; 6–10pm

Cost :: Free

Come in costume for a spooky, interactive walk-thru event featuring a series of enclosed and open-air haunted scenes, plus carnival games, rides, pumpkin photos ops, and more. See link for additional info.


Location :: Dallas Arboretum

Date :: October 29–30, 2022; 9am–5pm

Cost :: Included with general admission, $17/adults, $12/children (2-12), under 2 are free (Parking: $10)

October at the Arboretum isn’t just about Pumpkin Village. They also do a Halloween weekend with trick-or-treating throughout the garden, a petting zoo, and live music. Enter the “Dress Like a Fairy Tale” costume contest on Saturday and Sunday for a chance to win tickets to Holiday at the Arboretum.



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