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 “PSL” and your coziest sweater, and start planning your fall season!
Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patches
Big Orange Pumpkin Farm
September 14 – November 27, 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.
St. Philips Episcopal Preschool Fall Festival
September 21, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
This popular family event, now in its 13th year, includes carnival games, bounce houses, a petting zoo, live entertainment, crafts, and lawn games. You don’t want to miss the dunk tank! Wrist bands and individual tickets will be available. Carter Blood Care will also be on-site to take donations. Join the St. Philip’s family for an afternoon of family fun – and a chance to give back to the community in a meaningful way.
First United Methodist Church
Pumpkin Patch opens September 28
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!
Pumpkins on the Prairie
September 28 – October 31, Grace Avenue UMC
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).
Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day
September 28, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Stagecoach rides, Old West Gunfights, Armadillo races, pony rides, a petting zoo, and more! Experience how things were done in “The Old Days” with a variety of demonstrations. Get dressed up in old fashioned costumes and have your photo taken at our old-time western photo booth! Tickets are only $5.00 and include admission to the Frisco Heritage Museum.
Frisco Fresh Market Family Funtober Fest
October 5, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and October 6, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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, barrel racing, giant games, interactive classes, and more!
Shades of Green Garden Center Fall Festival
October 5, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Enjoy a day of family fun at Shades of Green Garden Center‘s annual Fall Festival and Farmers Market. This free event includes games, prizes, candy, petting zoo, face painting, pumpkin decorating, hayrides, local vendors, and more. Two gardening clinics (Decorating for Fall and Vegetables for the Fall Garden) will also take place during the event.
First Baptist Church Fall Festival
October 20, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This downtown Frisco festival will include a variety of inflatables and games. In previous years 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 25, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This Frisco community favorite will have bounce houses and other inflatables, games, balloon artists, and face painting all FREE (no admission and no tickets to participate). Chick-Fil-A ($5) and pizza will be available for sale ($2) as well as popcorn and sodas. You can receive a free ticket for the bake walk if you bring a cake or cookie mix for Stonebriar Community Church’s Thanksgiving Food Drive, supporting Frisco Family Services.
Beers and Boos Fest at Dr Pepper Ballpark
October 26, 12:00 am – 4:00 pm
FREE event with a wealth of great Halloween-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy, including a petting zoo, pumpkin painting, and trick-or-treating (while supplies last). The always-popular costume contest begins at 1:00. Fans 21 and older can enjoy some great local craft brews from Franconia Brewing Co. with the purchase of a $10 ticket.
Elevate Life Church Family Fun Fest
October 27, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Annual Family Fun Fest, a fun and safe Halloween alternative for kids of all ages, featuring carnival rides, inflatables, a petting zoo, cakewalks, games, face painting, hayrides, and more. Enjoy unlimited rides and inflatables by purchasing a wristband, or pay per activity. There are also plenty of free games and candy to enjoy! Food trucks will be on-site; costumes are welcome.
Trick or Treating | Costume Events
Trunk or Treat
October 17, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm at First Frisco UMC, North Parking Lot
Families will enjoy trick or treating from trunk to trunk, games, pumpkin patch (with photo op), and a bounce house!
Trunk or Treat at the Frisco Rail Yard
October 20, 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! This event will benefit Frisco Fastpacs.
Trick or Treat at Fire Safety Town
October 25, 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. Come early and enjoy checking out all the costumes – this Frisco tradition is worth the wait!
October 26, 3:00 – 8:00pm, Toyota Stadium
Join the party for this FREE kid-friendly Halloween extravaganza and safe Trick-Or-Treat Zone. The event will include live music, a haunted carnival, magic shows, costume contest, photo ops, food trucks, and much more!
FRAKESenstein Manor III with Crux Cigars
October 26, 7:00 pm – 12:00 pm, Industrial Cigar Co.
Join us for the 3rd 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!) Costume party! Open to the public, but tickets are required. There will be no cover for people/couples dressed up for the occasion.
Trick or Treat the Square
October 27, 11:00 am – 6:00pm, Frisco Square
One of Frisco’s favorite, free, family events featuring carnival games, inflatables, a game truck, a vendor market, and more!
Trunk or Treat
October 27, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Collin College, Frisco campus
Bring your candy-loving, costume-clad family members to this FREE event. Enter your children in the costume contest, compete for the best-decorated car, and enjoy festive decorations as you walk from trunk to trunk to collect treats.
Kid’s Spooktacular at Legacy Hall
October 30, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bring your kiddos of all ages in costume for a safe, fun Halloween. Featuring a kid’s costume parade, kid-friendly spooky tunes, crafts, photo booth, and more!
September 28, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
This one day, family-friendly festival is a can’t miss event! The festivities will kick off at 5 pm with a traditional keg tapping ceremony. The event will include authentic Oktoberfest music and dancing, a marketplace with over 100 shops, traditional German cuisine, a stein-hoisting competition, keg rolling contests, and more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Frisco Fastpacs. For more info, read Frisco Oktoberfest – Everything You Need to Know.
Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day
September 28, 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!
First Annual ICC Rodeo
September 28, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Join Industrial Cigar Co. for this event, benefiting Texas Veterans Outdoors, Mane Gait, as well as Warriors and Rodeo. The event will feature a mechanical bull riding competition with men’s and women’s divisions, a food vendor preparing on-site, live music by local artists, and a raffles benefiting each non-profit organization.
Frisco Arts Walk and Run
October 5, 8:30 am – 10:30 am, Hall Park
An arts-themed 5K along the beautiful grounds of Hall Park, participants of the Frisco Arts Walk and Run will be surrounded and inspired by the art of the Hall Collection. The run route will include pop-up music, artists, and dancers. The winners in each category will receive a unique original work of art by local artists!
Sip and Stroll in the Rail District
October 10, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Enjoy an evening in one of Frisco’s most inviting neighborhoods! It is a great opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine and check out wonderful local businesses. Countdown 2 Escape will be open with free cocktails, discounts on escape room experiences, prize drawings, and tours.
12th Annual Camp Craig Allen BBQ Cook-Off and Music Fest
October 11th – 12th, Toyota Stadium
Camp Craig Allen’s 12th Annual BBQ Cook-Off is a great fall tradition. The Friday night kick-off party and concert will include casino tables, live bands, cash bars, a live auction, and dinner buffet. Saturday will be family-focused with plenty of events for everyone. Tickets give you an unlimited sampling of all entries, including BBQ and desserts. The festivities will last throughout the day with the BBQ competition, jalapeño-eating contest, kids area, silent auction, live music, life-sized Jenga and wheelchair sports.
The Frisco Fair at Frisco Fresh Market
October 25 – November 3
The second annual Frisco Fair is the ultimate in family fun! This event is bringing kiddie rides, family rides, spectacular rides, and thrill rides to Frisco!
FEF Gary Burns 5K and Fun Run
November 2, 8:00 am, Toyota Stadium
Named for former Frisco Assistant Fire Chief Gary Burns, who died of colon cancer in 1999, this event is a community favorite. Proceeds from the event go towards grants for innovative teachers and scholarship opportunities for Frisco ISD students. Read more about the background of the event in our full profile of the 2017 event.
Mrs. Claus’ Market
Friday, November 1, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm and Saturday, November 2, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, First Frisco UMC
Shop a large selection of Christmas decor, gifts, crosses, wreaths, jewelry, baked goods, and more! Bring the kids and take a picture with Mrs. Claus (Santa’s better half;). Hamburgers and hot dogs for sale on Friday 4 – 6 pm and Sat. 10 am – 2 pm. Proceeds benefit local ministries.
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
Thanksgiving Day – November 28, 8 am – 10:30 am, Frisco Square
Run first! Eat later. Earn your Thanksgiving feast while supporting a great cause at the 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.