The kids are back in school, pumpkin spice is back on the menu, and the Dallas Cowboys are back on Sundays – it’s fall in Frisco! To help you kick off the season, we’ve once again rounded up the best fall-themed activities that Frisco has to offer. Whether you’re looking for pumpkin patches, trick-or-treating events, fashion, or fun runs, there’s something for everyone this year. So grab your pumpkin spice latte and your coziest sweater, and start planning your fall season!
Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patches
Big Orange Pumpkin Farm
Preston Trail Farms
September 15 – November 22
North Texas visitors, school groups, and church groups have been coming to the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm by the thousands for over twenty years to enjoy fun at the Farm! In 2015, the Kimbrell family moved the Pumpkin Farm from their family farm in Celina, TX to their new General Store and farm in Gunter, TX. Now in its 21st year, the North Texas tradition offers visitors fall fun and a taste of country life. Kids will be delighted by rows of pumpkins growing right on the vine, hay bales to climb on, and a petting farm with more than 50 lively animals. Other attractions include a hayride, farm train, and a 6 ft high hay maze. Set along the historic Shawnee Trail, this year-round destination farm offers access to fresh local seasonal produce and an escape to a simpler and more sustainable lifestyle.
First United Methodist Church
Pumpkin Patch opens September 30, Fall Festival October 17, 3:00pm – 7:00pm
First United Methodist Church hosts a large pumpkin patch each year during October. Stop by for photos and choose your pumpkins. We advise you come early for the best selection of pumpkins! On October 17th, the church will host its annual Fall Festival, featuring live music, bounce houses, obstacle courses, hay rides, face painting, food and more!
Pumpkins on the Prairie
Grace Avenue United Methodist Church
September 30 – October 31
An annual tradition for many Frisco families, this event offers pumpkins for purchase in every shape and size – and the perfect backdrop for fall photo ops. Free daily activities include bounce houses, yard games, a hayride and hay maze. Weekends also feature face painting, pumpkin launching, and other special events. (Bonus! Kids birthday parties available).
First Baptist Church Fall Festival
October 15, 4:00 – 8:00pm
This downtown Frisco festival will include a variety of inflatables and games. In years past the festival has featured high-energy activities for older kids seeking thrills and an indoor area for preschoolers, with age-appropriate games and prizes. A food truck adds to the night of family fun!
Stonebriar Community Church Fall Festival
October 27, 6:00 – 9:00pm
This popular annual event will include carnival games, bounce houses, bake walks, balloon animals, climbing walls, face painting, live entertainment and more. With a variety of indoor and outdoor activities ranging from a toddler play area to a live music stage, there is something just right for every kid (and kid at heart). Admission is free and everyone is welcome. (No scary costumes, please.)
Elevate Life Church
October 29, 4:00 – 8:00pm
Head to Elevate Life Church for the annual Family Fun Fest, a fun and safe Halloween alternative for kids of all ages. In years past, the event has featured 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.
St. Philips Episcopal Preschool Fall Festival
November 4, 1:30 – 4:30pm
This popular family event, now in its 11th year, includes a large silent auction, carnival games, bounce houses, a petting zoo and live music. You don’t want to miss the dunk tank! This event is the largest fundraising event for St. Philips Episcopal School, so come out and support the collaborative efforts of the students, teachers and community members.
Trick or Treating
Trick or Treat at Fire Safety Town
October 27, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Come in costume for this Frisco favorite. Children 5th grade and under can enjoy exploring the fire truck, seeing the safety house, and of course trick or treating in the little village. This popular event draws big crowds so be prepared for off-site parking and a wait in line. Come early and enjoy checking out all the costumes – this Frisco tradition is worth the wait!
Trick or Treat the Square
October 29, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
This family and pet-friendly event, now in its 8th year, is a fun (and free!) event for kids ages 12 & under (and four-legged friends of all ages.) Come dressed in your best costume and trick or treat at some of your favorite restaurants, shops and businesses at Frisco Square. The event also includes a petting zoo, face painters, balloon artists, horse drawn carriage rides, a pooch parade/costume contest, and dog adoption.
Harvest Craft Festival
September 30, 9:00am – 3pm
Senior Center at Frisco Square
Start your holiday shopping at the Senior Center! Come and enjoy a day filled with kid’s crafts and activities, food, door prizes and unique gifts from more than 50 vendors around North Texas. Free entry.
October 21, 4:00 – 9:00pm
This spooktacular charity event, benefiting City House in memory of Kelly Whaley, has something for everyone, with a carnival for kids in the afternoon followed by a haunted fashion show and live music performance in the evening. This year brings fun new additions including a virtual haunted house maze, magic shows, art installations, haute new fashions and inter-active photo opportunities.
Frisco Veteran’s Day Community Parade
November 11, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Looking for a fun way to celebrate our community and honor our veterans? Bring your patriotism and civic pride to this spirited annual event! Parade attractions include Frisco fire and police vehicles, the Frisco fire clowns, team mascots, representatives from Frisco’s professional sports teams and floats and marchers from various civic and youth groups.
North Texas Turkey Trot
Thanksgiving Day – November 23, 8am – 10:30am
Earn your Thanksgiving feast while supporting a great cause at the 7th annual North Texas Turkey Trot! The popular and rapidly-growing event offers a 10K trot, 5K trot, and a Miracle Mile for kids. The event benefits the Miracle League of Frisco, a sports organization for special needs children.