THIS WEEKEND IN DFW: HALLOWEEN FUN + FESTIVALS
1. FRIGHT FEST
Arlington | October 25 – 31
There’s nothing like Six Flags Over Texas during Fright Fest! Their awesome roller coasters might make you scream, but the terrifying creatures roaming the park after dark will make you scream even louder. Brave your way through haunted houses, watch frightening performances and experience some of the most epic thrill rides in DFW.
COST — Single-day ticket, $50
Plano | October 26 – 31
With 30+ artisan food stalls and 4 different bars, there’s not much that could make Legacy Food Hall cooler than it already is—except a Hall-o-Ween party! Dance the night away during a costume contest and dance party in the Box Garden on Saturday, or parade through Legacy Hall with your family (in costume, of course) during Family Fun Day on Sunday.
COST — FREE!
Fort Worth | October 26 – 28
Grab your cowboy hat and giddy-up to the Fort Worth Stockyards! This premier western heritage event features live music from artists like Jean Prescott and Red Steagall along with western swing dancing and chuck wagon camps. If you’ve ever wanted to meet a real Texas cowboy and watch a cattle drive, now’s your chance!
COST — Single-day tickets range from $25 to $50. Children 3 and under get in FREE!
Denton | October 27
Since 2011, locals have been celebrating Dia de los Muertos and all things Halloween at this annual festival in Downtown Denton. Come enjoy a pumpkin patch, costume contest, twilight lantern parade, Cirque de Horror (an original Halloween musical) and—my personal favorite—coffin races!
Ennis | October 27
This small-town tradition is a great way to soak in the fall weather in Historic Downtown Ennis! Wander your way through a huge hay maze, listen to live music, shop from local vendors and (new this year) find your new favorite beer in the craft beer garden. Be sure to bring your candy buckets—there will be trick-or-treating at the farmers market from 8 AM – 1 PM!
Frisco | October 27
It’s time to put on your best costume and head to Toyota Stadium for a Halloween extravaganza! Trick-or-treat through the Carnival Concourse, where you’ll find games, inflatables and photo-ops, then stick around for food truck fare, live music and a costume fashion show.
COST— $15, Children under 2 get in FREE
Waxahachie | October 27
Do you watch Texas Country Reporter? This local TV show shares stories about the things and people that make the Lone Star State unique, and this weekend, hosts Bob and Kelli Phillips are celebrating it all in Historic Downtown Waxahachie. Enjoy live music, artisans, craftsmen and delicious food that’s been featured on the show—all in one historic place.
Dallas | October 27
Little ghouls and goblins will love trick-or-treating at the wildest place in town: the Dallas Zoo! See all the animals, snap a photo at the pumpkin patch and get spooky with a spider-themed hay maze and other family-friendly fun.
COST — Included with your general admission ticket to the Dallas Zoo