The kids are back in school (or studying virtually), 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.
Things look a lot different this year, as many of your seasonal traditions have either canceled or moved to a virtual format.
Nevertheless, whether you’re looking for pumpkin patches, trick-or-treating events, or fun runs, there’s something for everyone. Grab your “PSL” and your coziest sweater, and start planning your fall season!
Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, we recommend confirming the status of an event before heading out to attend.
Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patches
Big Orange Pumpkin Farm
September 26 – November 25, 2020, Preston Trail Farms
This 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.
Frisco Fresh Market Family Funtober Fest
Enjoy exploring the fresh produce and local vendors at Frisco Fresh Market, plus a great variety of fall activities for kids. The event will feature fun treats, kid-friendly inflatables, games, interactive classes, and more!
Shades of Green Garden Center Pumpkin Painting
September 18 – October 31
Many seasonal activities are canceled this year, including the annual Fall Festival at Shades of Green. Still, they’d like to provide families a chance to have an Autumn experience while adhering to safety guidelines. Not only is the event FREE, but pumpkins and supplies will be supplies. Ages 10 and under, Fridays and Saturdays: 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm.
Trick or Treating | Costume Events
Trunk or Treat at the Frisco Rail Yard
October 11, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
It’s fall and the Frisco Rail Yard wants to celebrate with a family fun TRUNK or TREAT! Enjoy food trucks, games, trick or treating, live music, local vendors, costume contest, and more!
Trick or Treat at Fire Safety Town
October 23, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Come in costume for this Frisco favorite. Children 5th grade and under can enjoy exploring the fire truck, 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. It’s worth the wait! Be sure to check the website for the current status of this event closer to the date.
FRAKESenstein Manor IV
October 30, 7:00 pm, Industrial Cigar Co.
Join Industrial Cigar Co. for the 4th annual ICC Halloween Costume Party. Costume contest, food, and plenty-o-drink. It’s a Frakes-enstein event (in honor of the Owners, the Frakes family!) Open to the public, but tickets are required and space is limited.
Rail District Outdoor Market
September 18-19, October 16-17
Enjoy fall weather (fingers crossed) at the Rail District’s open-air marketplace, where local merchants bring their goods and services to the curbs! Businesses range from a variety of salons, gift shops, boutiques, bakeries, restaurants, arts, music and entertainment, and so much more.
Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day
September 26, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Come see what life was like for the cowboys along the Shawnee Trail. The free, day-long event offers something for everyone, including food trucks, live entertainment, beer and wine garden, costume photos, kids crafts and games, armadillo races, and more!
Frisco Arts Walk and Run
Virtual event, September 1 – October 3
You can run/walk/treadmill/bike across 5K and support the ARTS! This year’s Frisco Arts Walk and Run is completely virtual, culminating with an online Finisher’s Fest celebration on October 3rd, from 9 am – 3 pm.
Frisco Veteran’s Day Community Parade
November 9, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Toyota Stadium
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
Run first! Eat later. Earn your Thanksgiving feast while supporting a great cause at the annual North Texas Turkey Trot, benefitting the Miracle League of Frisco, a sports organization for special needs children. The 2020 virtual turkey trot consists of a 5K, 10K, 1-mile or whatever distance you would like. They will ship the participant shirt, running buff and bib right to you.