The football season is officially underway, which can only mean one thing: the autumn season is upon us here in DFW. For many of us living in North Texas, the cooler weather, the leaves changing colors, and the Dallas Cowboys dominating on the gridiron is truly the best time of year. And to make things even better, plenty of fall events and festivals outside of football are happening all over the DFW area, starting with a few we highlighted below:
Autumn at the Arboretum – Dallas, TX — September 21 through October 31
An event that features over 65,000 pumpkins, thousands of autumn florals, and Cinderella’s Carriage, there’s nothing that brings out the most colorful time of year like Autumn at the Arboretum in Dallas.
Fort Worth Oktoberfest –Fort Worth, TX — September 26-28
Taking place over at Panther Island Pavilion, this authentic German celebration features an array of German cuisine, music, dancing, games, and of course lots and lots of Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country!
Western Days –Lewisville, TX — September 27-28
Although not directly a “fall” themed festival, Western Days is still one of our favorite events of the year, as it combines a little bit of everything: children’s activities, live music, a parade, great food, and the World Tamale Eating Championship!
State Fair of Texas –Fair Park, TX — September 27 – October 20
Having been a Texas tradition since 1886, this one-of-a-kind event is always on our list of things to do around this time of year, and this year is certainly no different. As usual, the State Fair will be over at historic Fair Park.
Southlake Oktoberfest –Southlake, TX — October 4-6
If you can’t make it down to the Fort Worth Oktoberfest, there’s always the Southlake Oktoberfest, which is certainly just as much fun. 2019 is the event's 18th year, come experience all kinds of great events like the popular wiener dog race, a number of live music acts, and of course a wealth of great food and beer!
Smoked Dallas—Dallas, TX — September 21
If you love Texas BBQ as much as we do, you won’t want to miss Smoked Dallas. Featuring only the best pitmasters and barbeque chefs Texas has to offer, you better show up hungry to this annual fall festival in DFW, and trust us when we say, you won’t be disappointed.
Plano International Festival –Plano, TX — October 12
One of the more unique autumn festivals you’ll find in DFW, attendees will get to experience all kinds of cultural displays, a parade of flags, an international art exhibit, multicultural music and dance performances, an international fashion show, and ethic food court, and countless other fun-filled games and activities for guests of all ages!
Camden Hill Montessori Fall Festival and Craft Fair — November 9
Therapy and Beyond and Camden Hill Montessori are hosting their Fall Festival and Craft Fair in November this year, which will include a full days are arts & crafts, face painting, bounce houses, a petting zoo, and so much more!