All the fun Dallas Halloween Events being scheduled makes me excited about Fall, and October is one of my favorite months!  It’s starting to get cooler in Dallas, finally…..and Halloween is just around the corner.  Are you  looking for Dallas Family Activities and some Halloween inspiration?  All treats, no tricks my Dallas friends!


First Published: October 24, 2018 Last Updated: September 27,2021


Dallas Halloween Events 2021


One of the great aspects of living in a big city like Dallas is, there’s always something fun to do!!!  And Halloween and fun go tother like candy and corn!  (See what I did there.)  Here’s some of my favorite Dallas Family Activities during the Fall!


The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden


A staple of celebration all things Fall is our beloved Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden!  Pack a picnic or enjoy a stroll through the gardens during the Dallas Arboretum’s 16th annual fall festival.

Named as “The best pumpkin patch to visit with family this fall” by The Pioneer Woman, Autumn at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, returns with a “Bugtopia” theme from September 18 to October 31. The 16th annual fall festival features the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village with 20-foot-tall, decorated pumpkin houses created with more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash from the West Texas town of Floydada.

The festival includes:

  • Local popular bands play live music every weekend afternoon during the festival.
  • Seasonal daily samples highlight in-season plants in A Tasteful Place garden.
  • Insect Encounters tent features daily, hands-on experiences such as live insect demonstrations, nature art, expert chats and more.
  • Mommy and Me Mondays and Tiny Tot Tuesdays, presented by Kimberly-Clark, includes face painting, stroller fitness, a petting zoo, Kindermusik, a hay bale maze, and a pumpkin patch with pumpkins for purchase and music.
  • On Family Fun Weekend, Oct. 9-10, and on Halloweekend, Oct. 30-31, the festival also includes a petting zoo and face painting for children.
  • Arboretum-led walking tours, harvesting and horticulture demonstrations round out the festival.


Guests can also visit A Tasteful Place, a 3.5-acre food, herb and vegetable garden. Weekly activities include free Monday cooking demonstrations with Dallas College Cooks along with other cooking, floral and horticulture demonstrations.

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218.


Pumpkin House Dallas Arboretum

PC: Dallas Arboretum



The Dallas Farmer’s Market


Celebrating Halloween at the Dallas Farmer’s Market is all treats, no tricks!  This is truly a win-win for any parent or grandparent. Need to scoop up pansies and kale for your fall and winter landscaping projects?  Grab some local goods from the Dallas Farmers Market while also giving your kids or grandkids a fun Halloween experience. There’s also great shopping, as I detailed in this post.

The Pumpkin Patch is stocked and ready!


Pile of Orange Pumpkins



Frights and Lights in Frisco


Frights’n Lights is an Instagram WONDERLAND, packed with phantasmic photo ops & monstrous Instagram moments! Encounter a thrilling cast of Hollywood’s most iconic, spine-chilling stars like Beetlejuice, Pennywise, Freddy, Jason, Annabel and others, brought to life by a creepy cavalcade of giant-sized lanterns and lights. Little ones can have fun interacting with goofy glowing sea monsters, bright colored sugar skulls and crazy creatures in a land of over-sized candy corn and sweet treats!

Add to that a haunted host of games, Halloween-themed rides, creepy crafts, a pumpkin patch with over 5000 pumpkins and frightening food and drink options.

Location:  Riders Field (formerly Dr Pepper Ballpark)  7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco, TX 

Dates:  Select Dates betweenSaturday October 2-Saturday November 6.

Click here for specific dates and to purchase tickets.  


Carved pumpkins glowing in the dark

PC: Frights n Lights Frisco



Hall’s Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze


A little north of Dallas, is Grapevine’s Hall’s Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze.  I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do a Corn Maze, how about you?  There will be plenty of pumpkins, yes, but it’s the 2-acre corn maze that’s the standout attraction on the Hall family farm in the heart of Grapevine. The tallest stalks reach as high as 9 feet, and the real challenge comes after dark for those who attempt to make their way by flashlight. All the fun begins on Friday, October 1 at 3:00 pm! For more details, check out their web site!  


a child wearing a hat walking in a corn maze



Look Out for Zombies!


OK all you Walking Dead fans!  There’s a fun opportunity to take out the “undead” at the Cousins Paintball Park in Forney, just east of Dallas.  All the gory details can be found on their web site!  Open on Friday and Saturday evenings through October.  Feels like some good, clean, keeping our world safe from Zombie fun to me!



Take In a Movie


Yes, in 2021 it’s still possible to go see a drive-in movie, and there are some fun drive-in movie theaters in Dallas and around the Metroplex.  There’s also some wonderful historic theaters showing old time Halloween Classics.  Check each location’s schedule, but you can bet there will be some spooky cinema in October!



Row of toy ghosts facing backwards



If you are aware of other Dallas Halloween Events 2021, please let us know in the comments!

Whoooooo wants all Treats, No Tricks….couldn’t resist y’all!  Happy Halloween!


Red-Headed Cartoon Witch with a broom






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