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 roundup of family-friendly Halloween events in Dallas.)

Be sure to check ahead for current safety requirements and last-minute cancellations.

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Ennis Autumn Daze

Location :: 201 NW Main, Ennis 75119

Open :: October 30-31; Saturday: 10am-10pm, Sunday: 12-8pm

Cost :: $5 per day, children 12 and under free

Ok, Ennis Daze isn’t chronologically first, but they do get top billing for being kind enough to sponsor our fall guide! Historic Downtown Ennis will be decked out for Dia de los Muertos this year, 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.


Addison Oktoberfest

Location: Addison Circle Park

Date: September 16-19, 2021; hours vary by day

Cost: From $10. 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 FAQ for details on free parking locations.


GrapeFest

Location: Historic Downtown Grapevine

Date: September 16-19, 2021; 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. Berlin and Asia will headline. Tons more information at the link.


Autumn at the Arboretum

Location :: 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas 75218

Open :: September 18 – October 31, 2021; 9am-5pm, daily

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

This year’s theme is Bugtopia, featuring larger-than-life insect topiaries, daily insect encounters, beneficial bug releases in the garden, and more. Scroll through the seasonal activities for info on Family Fun Weekend (October 8-10), Window to the Wild Bird Flight Show (September 19 & October 10), and Owl-O-Ween (October 23).


State Fair of Texas 

Location :: Fair Park, Dallas

Open :: September 24 – October 17, 2021

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

After a two-year absence, 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.


Oaktoberfest

Location :: Bishop Arts District, Dallas

Date :: October 3, 2021; 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.


Southlake Oktoberfest

Location :: Southlake Town Square

Date :: October 15-17, 2021; 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 16, 2021; 10am-2pm

Cost :: FREE

I know this sounds like it should be in the “Pumpkin Patch” section, but it’s actually a one-time 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.


Dia de los Muertos Parade & Festival

Location :: Dallas City Hall

Date :: October 30, 2021; 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 more details at the link.


Turtle Creek Arts Festival

Location :: Reverchon Park, Dallas

Date :: November 13-14, 2021; 10am-5pm

Cost :: FREE

Around 100 local and regional artists and crafters of all disciplines at the historic park that is just steps away from the Katy Trail. Festival goers will also have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, enjoy local food trucks, live acoustic music, hands-on art activities, a children’s area and much more

Thank you to Ennis Autumn Daze for sponsoring this guide!

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