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Awesomely October Fun in North Texas

October is here, and while we haven’t had that first cold snap yet here in North Texas, the state fair is here, and the pumpkins are out. Wondering what other fun shenanigans you can get into this month spooky or otherwise? Read on to see what tops our list of October fun.


Fall Festivals

Lone Star Storytelling Festival – Frisco, TX – Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2018

Experience the magic of storytelling.  Held at the Frisco Public Library. Features a wide selection of authors and book signings.

Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival – Farmers Branch, TX – Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2018

Music festival and chili cook-off brings lots of people to the Farmers Branch Historical Park, Farmers Branch, Texas.  Musicians include The Del McCoury Band, Lee Ann Womack, minteer pumpkinsBalsam Range, Hot Rize, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, The Grascals and many more groups.  One of the best bluegrass events of the year

Festival at the Switchyard – Carrollton, TX – Nov 3 to Nov 3, 2018

A free event with family-friendly concerts, beer garden, food, and shopping attended by over 27,000 last year that honors the critical role played by the railroad in the community.

State Fair of Texas – Dallas, TX -Sept. 28-Oct. 21, 2018

The daddy of all fall festivals returns with Big Tex’s welcoming, “Howdy, folks.” During the 24-day run, fairgoers can celebrate all things Texas with live music, college football games, nightly parade and fireworks, Midway games and rides, animals, and indescribable fried food offerings.

Southlake Oktoberfest – Southlake, TX-Oct. 5-7,2018

Visit this fest for live music, children’s entertainment, artisans, food and beer, and adorable wiener dogs competing in an Oktoberfest costume contest and race.


Pumpkin Patches

Autumn at the Arboretum 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX

September 22 – November 21, 2018

Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch– Double Oak Ranch, Flower Mound, TX

Every day from October 1 – 31, 2018

First Methodist Pumpkin Patch -455 Ball Street Grapevine, TX

Every day from October 1 – 31, 2018

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm in Grapevine 3420 Hall Johnson Road, Grapevine, TX

Daily, September 28 – October 31, 2018

The Patch at Southlake 101 E. Highland Street, Southlake, TX

Daily, September 28 – October 31, 2018


minteer haunted house


Haunted Houses


Six Flags Fright Fest

2201 Road to Six Flags

Arlington, TX 76011




Moxley Manor Haunted House

510 Harwood Rd.

Bedford,  TX 76021




Flower Mound – FREE Home Haunts*

Some ask for a donation, often for a local charity:)

Chanting Corpse Graveyard and Channing Manor

October 31, 2018


2305 Channing Court, Flower Mound, Texas 75028

Dark until 10 pm

May also be open on October 27.  Visit Facebook link above for updates.


Hawthorn Manner

October 26, 27, and 31, 2018


1728 Enchantress Ln, Flower Mound, TX 75028

5-9pm nightly

A free family-friendly (but scary) haunted house in Flower Mound.  Please bring a canned or boxed food donation for those in need. Cash donations are also accepted.


The Pecan Haunt

October 27 & 31, 2018


4722 Bayberry St

Flower Mound, Texas 75028

The Haunt contains a variety of scares that are mostly decorative and FX driven (very few if no Actors). The Haunted Trail is appropriate for all ages while the Pecan Asylum & Manor are a bit more on the scary side.  Donations are welcome!

Early Candy Night (Oct 27th): 7:00pm — 11:00pm

Halloween Night (Oct 31st): 6:00pm — 10:00pm


Twin Oaks Manor

October 31, 2018,  7-9pm

3705 Twin Oaks Ct., Flower Mound, Texas 75028


Home haunt walk thru suitable for all ages on October 31st only. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed and appreciated. We are located on Twins Oaks Ct. in Flower Mound, Texas.




Have a Haunting Good Time at Brick-or-Treat at Legoland Discovery Center

Visit the LEGO® Pumpkin Patch For Some Brick-tastic Pumpkins

The Halloween party built for kids returns to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth with Brick-Or-Treat.  Get your costume ready for some spooky family fun over October 20, 21, 27 and 28.


Halloween Kids

Halloween Events at Bass Pro Grapevine

Enjoy Halloween events at Bass Pro Grapevine October 20 & 21, and 26–28, 2018.

Free 4×6 Photos

Pumpkin Toss

Free Crafts!

Trick or Treating

Costume Parade



The Grapeyard

Join the freak show as you try your hand at old-school carnival games and test your daredevil spirit as you step on to the haunted trail. All ages are encouraged to come dressed in their best costumes but please no face masks or hand props. This one-of-a-kind experience will run Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm, join us if you dare for a Halloween scare!


Friday & Saturday, October 26 & 27 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm

Oak Grove Park, 1299 Oak Grove Loop North, Grapevine, TX

Cost: $2 per person/resident; $5 per person/non-resident

Ages: All ages welcome

Admission is limited, and all event goers must each have a ticket. Go to GoGrapevine.com/Grapeyard for more information on ticket sales, photos, maps, and FAQs.

$2 per resident (using coupon code GPVRES) ; $5 per non-resident