Temperatures are dropping and there is a distinct crispness in the air. With a pumpkin spice latte in-hand, it’s time to plan some fun Fall events and places to go with your family. Here is a round up of what’s happening locally….
On Saturday, October 22, St. Philips Episcopal Church is hosting the Children & Family Ministry’s inaugural Fall Family Fun Night from 6pm – 7:30pm. Wear your hat and boots for a night of Western-themed fun. Hayrides, hot dogs, face-painting, pumpkin decorating, s’mores, and more! Bring a blanket for a “prairie-style” picnic!
The annual Stonebriar Community Church Fall Festival is Friday, October 28, from 6pm – 9pm. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome. The event will include carnival games, bounce houses, bake walks, balloon animals, climbing walls, face-painting, photo booths, and more! (No scary costumes, please.)
Head to Elevate Life Church for the annual Family Fun Fest on Sunday, October 30, from 4pm – 8pm. as a fun and safe Halloween alternative for kids of all ages. Carnival rides, inflatables, a petting zoo, cakewalks, games, face painting, hayrides, and more. Enjoy unlimited rides and inflatables by purchasing a wristband, or you can pay per ticket to use towards the activities. There are also plenty of free games and candy to enjoy! Food trucks will be on site for an additional cost and costumes are welcome.
Many Frisco families make it an annual tradition to visit Pumpkins on the Prairie at Grace Avenue United Methodist Church, now in it’s 13th year! Take pictures in the pumpkin patch, enjoy a hay ride, jump in the bounce houses, enjoy craft shows, face-painting, and Family Movie Nights. The fun is free, but please don’t leave without purchasing pumpkins for your front porch. Virtually every size, shape, color, and variety of pumpkin is available, and the patch is open throughout the month of October. (Bonus: They also host children’s birthday parties!)
First Frisco United Methodist Church hosts a large pumpkin patch each year during October. Stop by for photos and choose your pumpkins. We advise you ome early for the best selection of pumpkins! The Pumpkin Patch will be open Monday through Friday, 9am – 7pm; Saturdays, 10 am – 8pm; Sundays, 10:30am – 7pm, through Halloween or until sold out.
Storybook Ranch will have a Hay Maze, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Bounce Houses & Family Friendly Wagon Rides through their authentic 1800s western town! Hours: Sunday-Friday 10am -Sundown, Saturday 9am – Sundown. Pumpkins available for purchase and they also host children’s birthday parties!
Preston Trail Farms
Formerly the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm in operation since 1997) is a popular fall tradition for many Frisco families. Children will get a hands on experience with farm-related activities. See small, green pumpkins on the vine and the yellow blossoms. There are hay bales to romp on and over 50 farm animals to see, hear, touch, and learn about. This will be paired with a fun hayride to give kids a taste of the country life, café and gift shop. We have interactive signs in various areas of the farm to help kids learn more about the animals and also the pumpkins in our pumpkin patch.
Trick or Treat Events
On Saturday, October 22, Friscovania is a SPOOKTACULAR charity event benefiting City House in memory of Kelly Whaley. Designated as the Mayor’s “Safe Trick-or-Treat Zone” and hosted by the Count and Countess of Friscovania, Mayor Maher Maso and Cindy Maso from 4pm to 7pm, bring the whole family to enjoy trick-or-treating, face-painting, and a haunted carnival for kids. From 7pm to 10pm, you can hear live rock music plus a haunted fashion show during the headlining performance. Toyota Stadium | 9200 World Cup Way, Frisco, TX 75033. Tickets: $10 | general admission/raffle ticket $5 | Carnival Concourse Wristband. Free | Infants under 12 months old
Frisco Fire Safety Town
Once again, the Frisco Fire Department opens its doors for Trick-or-Treating on Friday, October 28, from 6pm – 9 pm. Kids up to 5th grade can visit each of the village shops in Safety Town where volunteers will pass out candy. This free event is popular! So, come early, prepare to wait in line, and consider parking off-site. Shuttles are available from the Frisco Athletic Center, or you can park at the adjacent Wal-Mart. It’s worth the wait, and the kids have fun checking out each other’s costumes while waiting their turn.
Halloween activities at the National Videogame Museum
Get into the Halloween spirit all month long in October by visiting the National Videogame Museum (NVM) in Frisco! Every game console and computer will feature a spooky game, and the official Halloween party will take place on Saturday, October 29, from 10am to 8pm, with complimentary trick-or-treating all day and costume contests! Gamers of all ages are welcome to participate. Additionally, the cosplay costume contests will take place at 5pm (ages 13 and under) and 6pm (ages 14 and up). (Bonus points will be given to participants in videogame-themed costumes!)
5th Annual Trick or Treat the Square
Calling all kids 12 and under! Frisco Square is will host the 5th Annual ‘Trick or Treat the Square” on Sunday, October 30, from 1pm – 4pm. Come dressed in costume and trick-or-treat many of your favorite restaurants, shops, and businesses in Frisco Square. This free and pet-friendly event includes wagon rides and a pooch parade and costume contest!