It’s Fall and another jam-packed weekend is ahead of us! Everyone needs to KIT (Keep it Together) so you don’t miss any of the cool stuff. There are some really great events going on – this is the last weekend of the State Fair – THIS IS NOT A DRILL – get there if you haven’t already for some fried goodness. There is also Pug-O-Ween (Dogs in Costume NEED I SAY MORE?), Heels that Heal Gala, Park & Palate at Klyde Warren, and you can bring out your inner Indiana Jones at the Plano Archeology Fair!

Do not forget about the WHOLE MESS OF Haunted Houses are NOW OPEN! Click here to check out our list of Haunted Houses, Spooky Corn Mazes and Zombie Safari parks all over the DFW Area. Being scared is fun…except when you’re alone in your own house…we all know the urban myths!

Also – perfect fall backdrops for some Instagram worthy snaps of the kiddos! Check out our list of great pumpkin patches. 


♦LAST WEEKEND State Fair of Texas
Again, this is NOT A DRILL! If you haven’t gone – get thee to the fair! Bring 4 cans of food for donation to State Fair gates any Wednesday of the Fair and receive a coupon for a $4 admission ticket. One (4 can) donation per person. Discount may not be combined with any offers. If you’re going on a Thursday, check their website and the MAP/GUIDE onsite for great deals. Otherwise, check out our latest post on how to get the MOST out of the State Fair and get some good deals on admission and coupons.

Tucker Hill Pumpkinville
Oct 21-23
One of McKinney’s most popular fall celebrations returns as Southern Land Company hosts its fifth annual “Tucker Hill Pumpkinville. McKinney Christian Academy will once again be the non-profit partner and benefactor, receiving all proceeds generated by this community event. All Pumpkinville special weekend activities are open to the public and most activities are sponsored and funded by Southern Land Company. These include: • Tractor-Pulled Hay Ride to See Community’s Fall & Halloween Décor • DJ Event Host Coordinating Games, Activities & Music • Chick Fil Lunch Option in conjunction with Bake Sale or Concession Stand (Purchase required) • Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Costume Contests, plus more.
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Texas Veggie Fair
October 22
This is a FREE event and it’s DOG friendly! If you haven’t gone before, it’s a great experience. Celebrate with vegetarian food, products, live music, speakers, games, activities + information which promote healthier, kinder, more sustainable choices which lessen pain and destruction to people, animals and planet. The event is organized by an all-volunteer team, passionate about this message. This is the largest VegFest in Texas.
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Park & Palate
Oct 22
A celebration of Texas’s culinary scene, Park & Palate will showcase the region’s most popular chefs as well as wineries, breweries and spirits from around the world, all against the backdrop of the distinctive Dallas skyline. Featuring a Grand Taste, evening concert and tasting event, and exclusive VIP area, Park & Palate will highlight the cutting-edge Dallas restaurant scene along with tastemakers throughout the region.
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2016 Plano Archaeology Fair
Oct 22
The annual 2016 Plano Archaeology Fair includes numerous activities and provides an opportunity for children to learn about Native American culture and early settlement of Plano.  This is a family friendly event and is FREE to the public! Activities will include corn grinding, pictographs, rock painting, petroglyphs, face painting, cornhusk dolls, Ojo de Dios, pottery making, Atlatl throwing, hands-on excavation (special reservation only, see site for details).
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Sachse FallFest Howl-o-ween Paw Parade and Pet Costume Contest
Oct 22
Sachse Fall Fest features over 100 arts and crafts vendors, over 12 food vendors, contests, games for children, teens and adults and live music from local musicians throughout the day! Last year’s event was a huge success that they are adding even more entertainment and fun including more variety in food vendors, games and family fun!
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The Jernigan’s Swamp Tour and Ghost Walk
Oct 22-Oct 29
The Jernigan’s Swamp tour is a trolley ride to Finch Park, formerly known as Jernigan’s Swamp. Guests will board the trolley at Chestnut Square for the short journey to Finch Park where guests will get off the trolley to enjoy a storytelling show of historic ghostly legends. At the conclusion of the show, guests will board the trolley to be taken back to Chestnut Square. The combination ticket also includes entrance into the Legends of McKinney Ghost Walk.
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Oct 23
What’s better than Pugs in Costume? Food? They got it. Fun? They got that, too! There will be costume contests, ghoulish games, freaky fun and frightening pugs!
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Autumn at the Dallas Arboretum
September 17 through November 25
Gourd is an awesome word. Go see some. This year’s event will highlight the “Art of the Pumpkin.” The Imaginative Pumpkin houses with over 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash, along with 150,000 beautiful fall blooming plants. Don’t miss this amazing festival and be ready to light up insta with your genius photos.
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