A Guide to Dallas Fall Festivals

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Have a look at our roundup of Dallas fall festivals and events for the entire family. Let us know in the comments if we missed one of your favorites! (Looking for Halloween carnivals or trick-or-treat options? Head over to our guide to family-friendly Halloween events in Dallas.)

Be sure to check ahead for changes or cancellations.

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Addison Oktoberfest

Location: Addison Circle Park

Date: September 15–18, 2022; hours vary by day

Cost: From $10, ages 9 and under free. Ticket packages available. Advance purchase is highly recommended.

Live music, biergartens, shopping, German foods, fair foods, a Dachshund Dash, kids crafts, field day games, and more. See the FAQs for details on free parking locations.


GrapeFest

Location: Historic Downtown Grapevine

Date: September 15–18, 2022; hours vary by day

Cost: Free admission on Thursday, $5–10 on Friday-Sunday

You’ll find family-friendly fun all weekend long, with live music and entertainment on multiple stages, a carnival midway, and a shopper’s paradise on Main Street. Tons more information at the link.


Autumn at the Arboretum

Location :: 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas 75218

Date :: September 17–October 31, 2022; 9am–5pm, daily

Cost ::  $20/adults, $12/children (2–12), kids under 2 are free (Parking: $10)

This year’s theme is “A Fall Fairy Tale,” featuring gourd-based reimagined takes on Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs, The Sword in the Stone, and One Thousand and One Nights. Scroll through the seasonal activities for info on the Fall Vendor Market & Craft Fair (October 8–9), the Dallas Gourd Patch Annual Show (October 15), and the Diwali Pop-Up (October 22–23).


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

Set out on a Halloween walking path unlike anything you have 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.


Oaktoberfest

Location :: Bishop Arts District, Dallas

Date :: September 25, 2022; 11am–5pm

Cost :: FREE

Oak Cliff’s newest celebration kicks off with a 1.128-mile fun run followed by an afternoon of food, shopping, polka, and local beer.


State Fair of Texas 

Location :: Fair Park, Dallas

Date :: September 30–October 23, 2022

Cost ::  From $10, see website for package options and discount days

The State Fair returns with all the food, fun, and farm animals you remember. Check out Plan Your Visit –> Attractions & Events for lots more details. Their website is chock full of information on what to see, how to find discounts, and more. Check out our recent article: 11 Tips for Your Baby’s First Trip to the State Fair of Texas.


Oktoberfest Dallas 2022

Location :: Flag Pole Hill Park (White Rock Lake), Dallas

Date :: October 1, 2022; 10am–10pm

Cost ::  $15 for adults, $10 for kids

This family-friendly Oktoberfest features live music from local bands, food from brats to ice cream, cornhole tournament, and free kid zone with major inflatables.


Special Needs Fall Bash

Location :: Josey Ranch Athletic Complex Field #6, Carrollton

Date :: October 1, 2022; 11am–2pm

Cost ::  Free

People of all abilities are invited to a fun-filled day of adaptive activities including giant soccer, family-friendly shooting gallery, football, basketball, and more. Enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs grilled up by the Carrollton Fire Fighters Association. Registration is required by September 29 (at the link).


Texas Pumpkin Day

Location :: Dallas Farmers Market

Date :: October 8, 2022; 9am–5pm

Cost :: FREE

Come out to the Dallas Farmers Market for piles of pumpkins, local vendors with seasonal flavors, live music, and activities for your little farmers (arts & crafts, mini train rides, and free face painting).


Southlake Oktoberfest

Location :: Southlake Town Square

Date :: October 14–16, 2022; Friday: 4–11pm, Saturday: 10am–11pm, Sunday: 12–8pm

Cost :: FREE admission and parking

Come dressed in your best lederhosen and dirndl and stay for lots of food, live music, arts and crafts vendors, and wiener dog races. If you happen to have a wiener dog, then, by all means, register for the race and costume contest!


Perry Pumpkin Patch

Location :: A.W. Perry Homestead Museum, Carrollton

Date :: October 15, 2022; 11am–2pm

Cost :: FREE

I know this sounds like it should be in the “Pumpkin Patch” section, but it’s actually a one-off fall festival event. Picnic in the park, enjoy old fashion games and crafts, participate in the pie-eating and pie-baking contests, compete in the costume contest, and choose a pumpkin to celebrate fall at the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum. Pumpkin reservations required; see link.


Harvest Hootenanny

Location :: Addison Circle Park

Date :: October 15, 2022; 7pm

Cost :: FREE

Part of Addison After Dark, this fall festival has singer-songwriters, food trucks, family carnival games, a petting zoo, hayrides, and more. Come in costume if you’d like!


Ennis Autumn Daze

Location :: Historic Downtown Ennis

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

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

The 20th annual fall event in Historic Downtown Ennis will have all sorts of festival fun: pumpkin-carving pros, a cornhole tournament, carnival rides, kids’ zone, live music (Pat Green), unique vendors, and much more.


Dia de los Muertos Parade & Festival

Location :: Dallas City Hall

Date :: October 29, 2022; 2–10pm (parade from 6–7pm)

Cost :: FREE

The annual parade and festival return, inviting all to come to 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 additional details at the link.


Festival at the Switchyard

Location :: Historic Downtown Carrolton

Date :: November 5, 2022; 11am–10pm

Cost :: FREE

Live music, food vendors and shopping, tons of kid’s activities and games, face painting, caricature artists, and lots more. See details at the link, including parking tips.


Turtle Creek Arts Festival

Location :: Reverchon Park, Dallas

Date :: November 12–13, 2022; 10am–5pm

Cost :: FREE

Around 100 local and regional artists and crafters of all disciplines at the historic park just steps away from the Katy Trail. Watch artist demonstrations and enjoy local food trucks, live acoustic music, hands-on art activities, a children’s area, and much more.

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