Family Fun Awaits!

The temperatures in DFW are finally dropping a little and it’s starting to feel a little like fall around here!  That means it’s time to get out and enjoy the many fall events and festivals in the area.  Check out some of these family friendly activities in the DFW area!

Here are some of our favorite family fun fall activities in the metroplex:

  1. Boo at the Zoo – The Fort Worth Zoo presents its annual Boo at the Zoo event from October 23rd – 25th.  Admission is included in the price of a regular ticket and allows families to enjoy special wildlife encounters and entertainment.  Kids will enjoy treat stations throughout the zoo as well.
  2. Autumn at the Arboretum – Running now through November 25th, the Dallas Arboretum hosts the annual Autumn at the Arboretum event, featuring more than 75,000 pumpkins, squashes and gourds.  Families can enjoy a myriad of activities throughout the festival as well as enjoy the beautiful fall colors.  Be sure to take a camera to capture the memories.
  3. State Fair of Texas – Fair Park in Dallas is home to the State Fair of Texas.  In addition to hundreds of daily events, visitors can enjoy popular rides like the world famous ferris wheel.  No visit to the State Fair would be complete without tasting the assortment of deep fried food!
  4. Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch – Just a few minutes north of Dallas, the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch is a family favorite.  Families can pick out their pumpkins from rows and rows of pumpkins of all sizes.  Parents will love the seemingly endless photo opportunities and kids will love the games and bounce houses and playground.  Everyone will enjoy the hayride around the pumpkin patch too.  It’s free to come visit, just pay a nominal fee for parking.
  5. Dallas Heritage Village – On the edge of downtown Dallas, Dallas Heritage Village is a step back into the history of Texas.  Visitors can explore a mansion from the 1800s, an old schoolhouse or a rustic farm, complete with a working blacksmith.  Docents offer a glimpse into what it was like during the early years of Texas, even in authentic clothing.  The park hosts many activities throughout the year, including Gun Fights at the Village and Old Time Music Jams.  Close to Halloween this year, guests can even enjoy readings of the works of Edgar Allen Poe as well as other scary happenings (and some not so scary ones too).
  6. Klyde Warren Park – Nestled in downtown Dallas on the top of Woodall Rodgers Freeway, visitors can enjoy the great outdoors in the middle of the city.  The parks is host to many activities throughout the year and is a great place to bring the kids to play or to relax on a chair with a good book.  You can even find fitness classes, food trucks or various musical guests.
  7. Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival and Chili Cookoff – Only a few minutes north of downtown, Farmers Branch is host to the Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival and Chili Cookoff October 16th-17th at the Farmers Branch Historical Park.  Visitors to the festival will enjoy the colorful bluegrass heritage and plenty of musical entertainment.  Kids will enjoy playing in the free kid zone.  Bring a blanket and the family out and enjoy some bluegrass music and chili!
  8. Dallas Farmers Market Holiday Hall – Running from September 30th – December 31st, Dallas Farmers Market will have a holiday hall for guest to browse and find the perfect gift for this holiday season from local arts and crafts vendors.  There will be lots of fresh produce and local Texas flavor all in one convenient location.
  9. Six Flags Fright Fest – Six Flags is home to the annual fright fest.  During the day, guests will enjoy non-frightening events like costume contest for the kids and the Trick or Treat Trail.  After dark though, the ghouls come out and it becomes a frightening place, complete with haunted houses and fright zones.

Round up the kids and check out these family fun events!  What’s your favorite fall activity?