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.  Sure, Halloween 2020 is going to look a little different.  But we can all still have fun!  So, are you are looking for Dallas Family Activities and some Halloween inspiration?  All treats, no tricks my Dallas friends!


First Published: October 24, 2018 Last Updated: September 16,2020


Dallas Halloween Events 2020


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 15th annual fall festival. The scenic venue has been recognized as one of “America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals” by Fodor’s Travel and one of Architectural Digest’s “15 Breathtaking Botanical Gardens to Visit This Season.”

This year’s Autumn at the Arboretum theme is “The Art of the Pumpkin” running September 19-November 1.  Housing more than 90,000 pumpkins, and the internationally acclaimed Pumpkin House.

The festival includes the return of Mommy and Me Mondays, Tiny Tot Tuesdays, a hay bale maze, a pumpkin patch with pumpkins for purchase, music and more.

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. Each weekend features live bands playing in the afternoon.



A house and a sidewalk made from colorful orange and white pumpkins

PC: The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden




Drive Boo Halloween


This is a great activity for safe Halloween fun!  All the fun takes place at The American Airlines Center.  According to their website, this is a no contact, family friendly Halloween event, situated in Downtown Dallas at the American Airlines Center Silver parking garage. Your family can enjoy a safe, contact free spooky good time from the comfort of your own car. Give your kids a Halloween to remember, from circus thrills to Halloween icons.

The characters inside won’t touch your vehicle but be careful, thrilling good times lurk around every corner. Your kids can enjoy this event rain or shine. For those seeking a more traditional haunted house vibe, a VIP upgrade will give you access to the “top floor”, the less kid-friendly post-apocalyptic chaos, where the scares are a bit more intense.

Click here for ticket information and hours.



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


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 3! 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!  Feels like some good, clean, keeping our world safe from Zombie fun to me!



Take In a Drive-In Movie


Yes, in 2020 it’s still possible to go see a movie, and there are some fun drive-in movie theaters in Dallas and around the Metroplex.  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 2020, 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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