Twas the week before fall and all through the town, swimming pools were empty and kids wore a frown. But alas to my wondering eyes should appear, but Jedi masks and Elsa wigs at stores very near. It’s time to choose a pumpkin and mark the calendar for fun. Look forward to cool temperatures, because September 23rd is day one!
Okay, all rhyming aside, your summer tan looks great, you’ve barbecued sufficiently, and hopefully you found time for a vacation. Move over summer, it’s time for fall!
The annual Stonebriar Community Church Fall Festival is Friday, October 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome. The event includes carnival games, bounce houses and live entertainment. (No scary costumes, please.)
St. Philips Episcopal Preschool will host their 9th annual Fall Festival on October 17th, from 3:00-6:00 pm. The popular family event includes a large silent auction, carnival games, bounce houses, and live music. You don’t want to miss the dunk tank!
Frisco Discovery Center will host the annual Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue Bull-O-Ween party on October 24th. Events include a dog costume contest, vendors, games, raffles, and auctions. Bring your well-behaved, leashed, vaccinated dogs and help raise much-needed funds for Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue. Kids and dogs are free.
The Frisco Senior Center will host a Harvest Craft Festival on September 27th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The day includes entertainment, food, door prizes and unique gifts from quality vendors from around the Dallas area.
Many Frisco families make it an annual tradition to visit Pumpkins on the Prairie at Grace Avenue United Methodist Church. Take pictures in the pumpkin patch, enjoy a hay ride and jump in the bounce houses. The fun is free, but don’t leave without purchasing pumpkins for your front porch! Virtually every size, shape and variety of pumpkin is available. The pumpkin patch opens on October 3rd, with daily hours through October 31st. (Bonus: They will host children’s birthday parties!)
First Frisco United Methodist Church hosts a large pumpkin patch each year in October. Stop by for photos and choose your pumpkins! Additionally, come visit their fall festival on October 17th, from 3 pm – 7 pm. Activities include bounce houses, a climbing wall, an obstacle course, and games. There is food and fun for everyone.
The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm at Preston Trail Farms is a popular fall tradition for many Frisco families. This large, family-owned pumpkin farm has been in operation since 1997, and is often a destination for Frisco ISD field trips. The Farm offers pumpkins of all varieties, hay rides and over 50 farm animals. The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm has a new location this year, located just 20 miles north on State Hwy 289 (known to Frisconians as Preston Road).
Trick or Treat Events
Calling all kids 12 and under! Frisco Square is will host the 5th Annual ‘Trick or Treat the Square’ on October 31st from 1:00-4:00 pm. Come dressed in costume & trick or treat at many of your favorite restaurants, shops & businesses in Frisco Square. This free and pet-friendly event includes wagon rides and a pooch parade/costume contest!
Frisco Fire Department Safety Town will once again open their doors for Trick-or-Treating on October 23rd from 6 pm – 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.