Holy Pumpkins, Batman! It’s already Halloween weekend! This year is flying by – so don’t miss any of the spooky events this weekend. Whether you’re all about the Weiner Dog Fashion Show, the Day of the Dead Festival, outdoor movies (HOCUS POCUS! and NEW drive-in opens!) seeing folks SLING pumpkins hundreds of feet in the air, or the plethora of Halloween parades and trick-or-treat events – we got something to tickle everyone’s fancy. I’m not sure where your fancy is – that seems like a personal question. At any rate, check our list of the events all around town below


Weiner Dog Fashion Show
Oct 29, Plano
Steinfest will be holding its first ever Wiener Dog Fashion Show on Saturday, October 29 at 11:00 a.m. in McCall Plaza. Bring out your furry babies decked out in their best dress for our judges and both you and your dog could win prizes and treats. There is no costume theme for this first year, just be creative and cute! Entry into the fashion show is not exclusively for wiener dogs. You do not have to register to have your four-legged friend included in the fashion show but it is encouraged.
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Oaklawn Halloween Block Party
Oct 29, Dallas
The Oaklawn Street Party which has turned into a major Dallas event returns from 7pm to 2am in the 3900 block of Cedar Springs. The event features the Costume Promenade, with live commentary, music, food, beer and other refreshments will be offered at seven service booths. Be sure to catch the Live DJ and featured Rose Room performances in the back lot! Admission to the street party is free.
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Last Weekend to check out some Haunted Houses!

We headed out to Dark Hour last weekend – scared the Converse right off our feet. So check out our list of Haunted Houses and get some fear in ya!

Drive-In Movie Theatres are back!
Oct 28
Coyote Drive-In Theatre opens on Friday! 5 Screens, Indoor/Outdoor restaurant, Dog friendly, 2 for 1 Movies, and live music on the weekends! Check out their site for movie listings.

Sling Fest 2016
Oct 30, Plano
Bring your friends and family as DFW Trebuchet hosts its 6th annual Sling Fest! Again, we will be tossing our gourds in Plano as part of http://TheLab.ms/ (Plano Makerspace) to bring you even more pumpkin destruction. Door Admission: $10/adult (18+), $5/child (12-17), free for all else. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed. Pumpkin Slinging starts at NOON.
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Dallas Food Truck Palooze and Music Festival
Oct 30, Dallas
Sample fare from up to 18 Food Trucks (a foodies delite), kids enjoy our Kids Zone of Fun, listen to local bands and high schools, enter your kids in our Kids Halloween Costume contest, face painting, vendor booths and much, much more. Bring the family, entry is just $5.
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Day of the Dead Festival
Oct 29, Denton
Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival is a free, family-friendly event held outside on E. Hickory and Industrial Street. Spirits will be high as we celebrate the fall season, paying homage to the goodness of the harvest, Dia de los Muertos, and all things Halloween. You’ll enjoy it right down to your bones. Take your kids trunk-or-treating, peruse the pumpkin patch, enjoy games and activities for all ages, knock ‘em dead in the salsa cook-off, dance alongside street performers, and pick up a souvenir at the vendor booths, featuring local art, crafts, and food. Cheer on your favorite team during the famous coffin races, and stick around for our lantern-lit twilight parade. But whatever you do, don’t miss your chance to see Denton’s very own Halloween musical, Cirque du Horror.
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Trick or Treat the Square by Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
Oct 30, Frisco
Free, family & pet friendly event! Frisco Square is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Trick or Treat the Square presented by Texas Scottish Rite Hospital For Children. Come dressed in your best costume & trick or treat at some of your favorite restaurants, shops & businesses at Frisco Square! Also, enjoy a petting zoo, face painters, balloon artists, horse drawn wagon rides, a pooch parade/costume contest & dog adoption sponsored by Mazie’s Mission, and more!
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Sundown Cinema: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Oct 29, Plano
FREE family movie night at the beautiful Amphitheater at Oak Point Park, produced by Plano Stages! Jack Skellington is the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, a realm of reality where the inhabitants make it their life’s work to scare humans on Halloween. He’s good at his work, and is very popular around town, but it all bores him. In a funk one day, he wanders into a wood where every tree is the doorway to realms serving one or another human holiday, and falls through the doorway into Christmas. There, he sees scenes of such glee and good will that he is overwhelmed. He returns to Halloweentown with the inspiration to persuade his fellow citizens to kidnap Santa and do Christmas in their own Halloweentown way — complete with snakes and shrunken heads. All children must have adult supervision.
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Puppy Con
Oct 30, Dallas
The Petropolitan and Downtown Dallas, Inc. are proud to present Puppy Con at the Main Street Garden – 1902 Main Street. Free & family-friendly! Be sure to check out Pet Vendors, Dog Rescue Groups (including Duck Team 6), DFW Pug Rescue Club, Inc. Pug Petting Zoo, Pet Costume Contest hosted by Steve Kemble, America’s Sassiest Lifestyle Guru, and LeeAnne Locken from Real Housewives of Dallas. Raffle benefitting Spay Neuter Network
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Movies in Main Street Garden: Hocus Pocus
Oct 29, Dallas
Downtown Dallas, Inc. is excited to announce a new partnership with Alamo Drafthouse Dallas, bringing a family-friendly film series to Main Street Garden (1902 Main Street) in the heart of Downtown with a showing of Hocus Pocus. Festivities for the movie will start at 6:00 p.m., and the films will roll at sundown. Moviegoers are welcome to bring picnic blankets, lawn chairs, and of course, their favorite furry friends. Concessions and beverages, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase.
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Halloween in the Park
Oct 29, Farmers Branch
Halloween in the Park is an event put on by the City of Farmers Branch for our surrounding communities. The one day event will have carnival games, trick or treat stations, inflatable games, a petting zoo, stage entertainment, barrel train rides, and a haunted hedge! Admission is free to this spooktacular family friendly event!
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Forest of Fear
Oct 29, Grand Prairie
Drive through the Loyd Park campgrounds that are decorated for Halloween! The campers go ALL OUT with mega-displays to compete for the best decorated campsite. It’s horrific fun! Great for the entire family. Drive through, or ride on the straw-bed hayrides. A hugely popular annual event in Grand Prairie! Concessions available at the Camp Store! Some campsites also give out candy! $10 per vehicle entry. Dusk until 10pm
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Murders and Mayhem Tours
Oct 27, Farmers Branch
Come to the Farmers Branch Historical Park to learn about famous and infamous murders, murderers, and mayhem dating back to the Victorian era and beyond. Inspired by the works of Edgar Allen Poe and real historical events, these tours will highlight some of the more interesting and haunting stories of the past. Learn about the “Midnight Assassin”, a serial killer who stalked Texas in the mid-1880s. Spot the murder weapon in the Victorian kitchen, used when a wife was pushed just a little too far. Explore the perils of Victorian clothing—it’s more deadly than you might think! The themes of this tour may not be appropriate for younger audiences and no children younger than 16 years of age will be admitted.
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Boo on Ballard Trick or Treat
Oct 27, Wylie
The downtown trick-or-treat and family festival is for families as they can walk through downtown and receive candy and treats from local merchants. The downtown streets are transformed into a Halloween Wonderland featuring trick-or-treating, live music, and carnival games. The event is free.
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Boo and the Zoo
Oct 28-Oct 30, Fort Worth
The Fort Worth Zoo will host its 25th annual Halloween celebration Boo at the Zoo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The family friendly event will offer entertainment and treat stations throughout the entire Zoo. Boo is included with Zoo admission. In addition to trick-or-treating, guests of all ages will enjoy a live animal stage show at the Outdoor Learning Theater, a kids’ craft zone, carnival games, musical entertainment, stage shows and a day packed with Wild Encounter keeper chats.
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Concerts in the Courtyard
Oct 28, Shops at Willowbend Plano
For the fourth year, shoppers are invited to grab a blanket for a FREE evening of music, food and fun under the Texas stars at The Shops at Willow Bend “Concerts in the Courtyard” from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at The Shops at Willow Bend Crate&Barrel Courtyard located along West Park Blvd. Featuring A Hard Night’s Day, Beatles Tribute Band who faithfully recreate their songs down to the very last note. Barbeque, beer, wine and more will be available for purchase.
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SteinFest 2016
Oct 29, Plano
Steinfest is an Oktoberfest-style event that celebrates outstanding beer, great food and the right kind of polka music to get you and your friends dancing in the street. The event will include the finest beer, German-inspired cuisine, live music, an artist village of craftsman and makers, a wiener dog fashion show, keg bowling, a kid’s zone and a VIP beer garden.
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Autumn at the Dallas Arboretum
Sept17 – Nov 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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