Comb through these Texas fall festivals for the whole family to enjoy.
Warm fall days and pleasant nights spread through the Lone Star State make it one of the most beautiful times to visit. While football, fall foliage, and Halloween often dominate family travel during the fall season, there are plenty of other activities to take advantage of here with all your fall favorites. Here are wonderful family-friendly Texas Fall Festivals. I love this time of year!!
October is festival season here in Texas. I’m sure there are plenty of festivals, so this list of events will continue to grow as I find more fall festivals in Texas. If you know of any not listed here, please email me at r[email protected] so I can add them to the list. Thank you.
Please note: Information here will soon be updated to show 2023 events. Stay tuned.
And, halfway down, I’m sharing a cute Pumpkin Season Bucket List “photo” for your enjoyment. Let’s see how many we can get done this year!! Be sure to see it.
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2023 Texas Fall Festivals
Who is ready for cooler weather and pumpkin pie – raise your hand! My hand is raised so high I can touch the clouds! Hopefully, you’ll find a family-friendly event near you so everyone in the fam can enjoy a good time outdoors, good food, craft booths, farm animals, and cooler weather.
A family-friendly festival near me is always a priority, and if I find a chili cook-off, that’s even better as I love to taste various chili others make. Being from Texas, I don’t like beans in my chili, but so many of my friends put beans in their chili. Do you?
Folks, it’s hot here! I know the entire Lone Star State is experiencing hotter than normal weather, so here’s hoping we get cooler weather this fall so we can enjoy all these outdoor Texas fall festivals a little better!
1. Fall Vintage Market Days – Denton/North Fort Worth
September from 10 am -4 pm
See Vintage Market Days on Facebook
Tickets: $15 on Friday; $10 on Sat-Sun.
2. Dallas Arboretum
One of DFW’s favorite fall spots to visit. This is a must-visit just for the pumpkin village. Autumn at the Dallas Arboretum will be A Fall Fairy Tale this year. It’s a site to see and a great place for photo taking. Family-friendly.
Tickets: Members get a discount and free parking—general tickets: $12-$20.
3. GrapeFest – A Texas Wine Experience – Grapevine
September 14-17, 2023
Grapevine’s 37th Annual GrapeFest
Grapevine’s wine festival – Grapefest is an annual festival I’ve been attending for years …and it is always a spectacular outdoor event. Make plans to come out and taste wines from all over the world and, of course, Texas Wines.
Tickets: Free on Thursday and Friday until 5 pm. Single-day Adults $10; 62+ and children $5. Weekend passes are also available.
4. Octoberfest Fort Worth
It’s time to get out your lederhosen and dirndl for this 3-day German fest at the Fort Worth Oktoberfest with good ole German bier, food, live music, and more!
The fun run and bike is on 9/22 – Octoberfest Run check the website for tickets.
5. Fort Worth Zoo – Boo At The Zoo!
Fort Worth Zoo’s annual Boo at the Zoo
Be sure to wear your costume!
6. The Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch
October 1-31, 2023
Tickets: Coming soon. Parking – $10-$20
7. Gourdgeous Pumpkins Festival
TX-Ture Farm 1833 Dr. Sanders Rd, Cross Roads TX – more to come
Tickets: $5 for kids; $10 for adults
8. Mesquite’s PumpkinFest
Mesquite’s family-friendly event will take place at Paschall Park, Noon to 6 pm, where everyone dresses in costume (dogs too) and comes out to play. There will be a dog costume contest, so spiffy up your fur baby. For more info, visit PumpkinFest in Mesquite.
Admission is FREE. Food and fun for purchase.
9. Six Flags Over Texas – Fright Fest
A Spooktacular Celebration of Freaky Frights
Fright Fest – Get ready for the best Halloween event of the season, shows, attractions, thrilling rides, and scary haunted houses at night.
Tickets: Daily Admission:
10. State Fair of Texas 2023 – Dallas
Sep – Oct
It’s that time of the year for the Texas State Fair. Come out and see Big Tex at Fair Park!
Tickets: On sale now. All kinds of deals and prices – check the website. Daily tickets are $15-$20.
11. Texas Country Reporter Fall Festival – Downtown Waxahachie
The 26th Annual TCR Festival – Texas Country Reporter, will be held at the Waxahachie courthouse square. Come out and see Texas arts, live music, food trucks, and lots of fun!
Diamond Rio is the concert headliner this year! WOW!
12. Team Family Farms – Aubrey
7th Annual Pumpkin Patch Festival
Note: no pets
13. Lone Star Family Farm And Corn Maze – Stephenville
Lone Star Family Farm & Corn Maze
Tickets: $17 and must be purchased online for crowd control. You will pick a time slot. General admission includes unlimited Cow Train Rides and Corn Cannon Shots.
14. Mainstay Farm Park Pumpkin Days – Cleburne
September , on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Put this farm on your fall Texas activity list. New this year at Mainstay Farm, the biggest backyard in Texas is the Texas Big Wheel – a Ferris wheel for everyone to enjoy! This year it’s going all out with over 40 activities for the whole family, food, chilly wine, and fresh squeezed lemonade.
See the website for certain days before heading there. Lots and lots of activities will be happening there.
Admission: Farm Pass $25-$30.
15. 36th Annual Addison Oktoberfest
Addison’s Oktoberfest has been celebrating with prosts and polkas for thirty-five years now but look for new features.
While you will still celebrate with polkas and the Chicken Dance, this year there will be several brand-new musical groups performing.
Free days are Thursday and Sunday. Friday/Saturday – $10.
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1. Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber
September 15-18, 2022
Get ready for carnival rides, car show, kids’ area, ax throwing, and more at the 38th Annual Texas State Forest Festival in Lufkin, TX.
Tickets: $8 at the gate.
2. Blueberry Ridge Farm Pumpkin Patch- Mineola
October 1 – November 5, 2022
Just outside Mineola is this Organic you-pick farm, Blueberry Ridge Farm.
If you have all day, visiting downtown Mineola is a must. It’s such a darling downtown with lots of shopping at unique stores.
Tickets: $5/includes hayride. More activities for $
3. Texas Rose Festival – Tyler
October 13-16, 2022
Celebrate Tyler’s 89th annual Texas Rose Festival. Stop by the Tyler Rose Museum and learn why Tyler is the “Rose Capital of America.”
Texas Hill Country
1. Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival
September 24 – October 31 – 10 am to 7 pm, rain or shine – closed Tuesdays.
The 2nd Annual Dripping Springs Pumpkin Festival is held at the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead, a Texas State Historical Landmark.
Lots of games and activities for the entire family, including:
- pony rides
- face painting
- petting zoo
- food trucks
- live music
- pumpkin patch
Tickets: Weekdays $5; Weekends $10. Parking: FREE
2. Sweet Berry Farms – Marble Falls
September 17, 2022, or if the weather is good, they could open sooner.
Sweet Berry Farms Harvest of Fall Fun will offer activities for families during the fall. I was there with my grandson for their fall season in 2020, and we got to stuff a scarecrow. Best $20 I’ve ever spent. Look for: hayrides, lots of pumpkins of all kinds, mazes and scarecrow stuffing, food, and more.
No admission and no parking fees, but most activities will cost. Cash and credit cards are accepted.
3. Utopiafest 2022 – Burnet
October 14-15, 2022
Utopiafest 2022 will be at Reveille Peak Ranch and offers Arts & Culture, Festivals, Kids & Family, live entertainment, and live music outdoors.
Tickets: $15-$30. More available passes.
4. New Braunfels Wurstfest
Novemember 4-13, 2022
Wurstfest will again shine its German food, special events, and everything that has to do with celebrating the German culture.
I attended last year’s festival with my mom and grandson – and look what all we got to do – New Braunfels Wurstfest.
5. TX Marigold Festival – Blanco
October 21-29, 2022
The 2nd Annual TX Marigold Festival is underway in of my favorite hill country towns.
1. Barton Hill Farms – Bastrop
Oct 1 – Nov. 6, 2022
Austin Fall Festival, Pumpkin Patch, and Corn Maze –
Tickets: $22 – purchase online
2. Texas Pumpkin Fest – Leander
Oct. 8-30, 2022
New location – VFW @ 8760 FM 2243, Leander TX
Tickets: $5-$10 and free.
3. Kilgore Oktoberfest
October 15, 2022, from 1-9 pm
Beer, live music, food – all on Main Street
4. Texas Renaissance Festival – Tom Mission, TX
October 8 – November 27, 2022
Themed weekends are ahead!
Tickets: $40/day + Season Passes of all prices. Check the TRF website. On sale now.
1. 48th Annual Texas Renaissance Festival – Navasota
October 8 – November 27, 2022
Tickets: $40 – buy online
1. P-6 Farms – Montgomery
October 1 – November 6, 2022 – Saturdays and Sundays
A U-pick-pumpkin patch plus pick-your-own flowers. Fall dates TBA. P-6 Farms
largest pumpkin picking – I’m sure you’ll find that perfect pumpkin for your front porch.
There you have it, lots of Texas Fall Festivals, spooky events, pumpkin carving, bounce houses, craft vendors, and the like happening this fall. See you in 2023 for all Fall Festivals!
Your site is showing events from 2022. Where do we find the 2023 events? thank you
Kim Croisant says
I’m updating everything as fast as I can! Were you looking for anything in particular? Let me know and I’ll get it updated asap for ya.