Halloween Events, Carnivals & Trick-or Treating Around Dallas & Fort Worth

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at 6:06 PM
The links in the post below may be affiliate links. Read the Full Disclosures!


Take the family out this year for some fun Halloween events, carnivals and trick-or-treating around DFW!  Tons of your favorite businesses host Halloween celebrations that you won’t want to miss.  Let the kids show off their costumes, and enjoy some spooky Halloween events as a family. And don’t forget to check out our lists of Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes, plus Haunted Houses in Dallas and Fort Worth with discounts!

Halloween Events, Carnivals & Trick-or Treating

screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-12-52-24-pmWatters Creek

Join Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm on Saturday, Oct. 22 for fun-filled, Halloween-themed activities and entertainment for the whole family.

The center’s Halloween festivities kick off at noon with Bach & Broomsticks, which includes kid-friendly activities and family fun until 4 p.m. Concerts by the Creek from 7 – 9 p.m. featuring Bach Suites and Two Feet Beats wraps up the day’s events with a fusion of Bach and Gershwin in an eclectic and vibrant performance.

Detailed times and events are as follows:

  • Noon(12 p.m.) Watters Creek Bach & Broomsticks Festivities Begin
  • Noon – 2 p.m.Pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating, while supplies last
  • Noon – 4 p.m.League of Animal Protectors (LAP) pet adoption event
  • Noon – 4 p.m.Free hayrides
  • 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.Children’s musical entertainer, Joe McDermott accompanied by The Allen Philharmonic Ensemble
  • 7 – 9 p.m.– Concerts by the Creek presents Bach Suites and Two Feet Beats

Sonny Bryan’s

It’s not SPOOKY at Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse! Kids eat FREE when dressed in costume for Halloween October 29 – 31. Valid with the purchase of an entree at any of the 7 Sonny Bryan’s locations. (excludes DFW airport)

Autumn at the Arboretum Fall Festival

Internationally Acclaimed Autumn at the Arboretum Fall Festival Returns with 90,000 Pumpkins, Gourds and Squash. More than 90,000 pumpkins are sprouting in the Texas Panhandle this month, on their way to being featured in this year’s Autumn at the Arboretum national fall festival, made possible by Alliance Data and Texas Instruments. Named one of “America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals” by Fodor’s Travel and “One of the World’s 15 Most Breathtaking Gardens” by Architectural Digest, this year’s event at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will highlight the “Art of the Pumpkin,” September 17 to November 23.
For the 11th year, Autumn at the Arboretum will include the popular one-acre Pumpkin Village in the Pecan Grove, featuring artful arrangements of tens of thousands of pumpkins, gourds, squash, bales of hay and cornstalks. They will be used together to create pumpkin houses that represent naturally occurring patterns in nature to mirror the “Art of the Pumpkin” theme. Cinderella’s Pumpkin Carriage will also return, courtesy of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center at White Rock, set amidst the garden’s remaining summer flowers, as well as 150,000 fall blooms like chrysanthemums, ornamental grasses, copper plants and firebush, and will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The popular Haybale Maze will also return with the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch offering pumpkins for purchase, and the Great Pumpkin Search.

Pumpkin Painting
Oct. 15 – 16, 22 – 23, and 29 – 30, 1 – 2 p.m.

Stop by the Pecan Grove to enjoy the Art of the Pumpkin. Free pumpkins will be available, while supplies last, for guests to decorate at a painting table in a wide range of colors.

Family Fun Weekend
Saturday, October 29 – Sunday, October 30

Come enjoy trick or treating in the Pumpkin Village. Additionally, families can enjoy face-painting, Kindermusik and a petting zoo in the Pecan Grove from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own trick or treating bags.

Sticker Treating
Friday, October 28 – Sunday, October 30, All Day

Wear your costumes to the Children’s Adventure Garden and meet our staff to discover the spooky-side of nature. Only the best ghouls and ghosts can collect all of the stickers.

Spooky Maze Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, October 29Monday, October 21, 4 p.m.
Enter the maze if you dare, because around each corner, there might be a scare. Don’t get lost in the haze as you make your way through the maze…in the Amazing Secret Garden.

BOGO Wednesdays
September 21 – November 23
Buy one get one free general admission, which includes Nature Nights (through October 19), is available at the ticket booth, with a limit of one purchase per person.


Boo at the Zoo

Fort Worth Zoo prepares spellbinding fun and entertainment for annual Halloween event.

Boo at the Zoo for one weekend only on Oct. 28, 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The family-friendly event will offer entertainment throughout the entire Zoo and plenty of treats to satisfy any sweet tooth.

This year’s Boo at the Zoo, presented by Central Market, will offer treat stations and Halloween-themed entertainment throughout the Zoo. In addition to trick-or-treating, guests of all ages will enjoy a live animal stage show at the Outdoor Learning Theater, a kids’ craft zone, carnival games, musical entertainment, stage shows and a day packed with Wild Encounter keeper chats.

Zoo guests and members will receive six Boo at the Zoo coupons at the Zoo’s main ticket booth at no additional cost. Coupons can be redeemed at treat stations throughout the entire park. Additional coupons are available for purchase.

The community is invited to submit decorated pumpkins for the Boo at the Zoo pumpkin patch. Participants of all ages can transform a pumpkin into works of art using paint, stencils, accessories – whatever they can conceptualize and create. Pumpkins selected by the Zoo’s panel of judges will be featured at the event alongside creations from Zoo staff and local celebrities.

Boo at the Zoo is free with admission—$14 for adults, $10 for children ages 3 to 12, $10 for seniors ages 65 and older, and free for children 2 and younger. The event is free for Zoo members.  This is one of DFW’s most popular Halloween events.


Goddard School School of Flower Mound

Join us for free activities, bounce house, food truck, pumpkin carving contest, costume contest, and craft fair. Saturday, October 15th 3-6pm. This event is FREE!

Sat, October 15, 2016  3:00 PM – 6:00 PM at The Goddard School

4051 Cross Timbers Road, Flower Mound, TX


Bass Pro

Bass Pro Shop is offering up some serious fun from October 24-31st.  Monday – Friday from 6-8pm, Saturday and Sunday from noon-5pm, and Halloween from 4-8pm, there will be TONS of great things for the kids to do.  Get a $5 Photo pack ($10 value) with the coupon on this page (one 5×7, four wallets and a digital download.  Plus, every kid that takes a photo gets a FREE kids’ entree at Bass Pro locations with restaurants. As far as Halloween events go, this is a great one!

Halloween day/night:

3-5pm Trick-or-Treat
FREE crafts
4-7pm Face Painting
4-8pm Decorate Treat Bags
5-8pm Hot chocolate samples




Halloween ComicFest – FREE Comic

Walk into any participating comic shop on Halloween and you’ll get a free Halloween ComicFest comic. Find a participating comic shop before you head out.


LEGOLAND Brick-Or-Treat

22nd – 23rd October 2016
29th – 30th October 2016

Your favorite halloween activities return with Brick or Treat!

Bring your little monsters to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth and get into the Halloween spirit with Brick-Or-Treat.  Don your favorite costume and get ready for some spooky fun with several family-friendly activities on weekends in October (Oct 22 & 23, Oct 29 & 30)


North East Mall 

Bring your ‘lil pumpkin to our Fall Carnival event. There will be fun Carnival games with prizes, plus crafts, Spin The Wheel, Make Your Own Yogurt creation & more. Kids can dress in costume and strike a pose in our fun photo backdrop. We will distribute candy and other prizes at the Carnival stations. There will not be an organized Trick-or-Treat event on October 31 this year due to low retailer participation.

screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-3-26-38-pmPottery Barn Kids

Halloween parade!  Let the kiddos show off their fun costumes with Pottery Barn’s parade!  Activities and treats from Annie’s will be offered, too.  Even tis Saturday October 8th at 3pm.


Topgolf Dallas

Tricks, Treats, and Targets children’s event on October 29th for the first 200 kids until 11am.There will be a face painter, balloon twister, halloween games, and a costume contest.

Toys R Us – Bricktober

Visit your local Toys R Us for their Make & Take Event: Build and take home LEGO Frankenstein on October 29th from 12PM to 2PM

Williams-Sonoma – Haunted House Decorating

Visit your local Williams-Sonoma on Saturday, October 8th at 10am for a Haunted House Decorating, suitable for ages 5-13.  In this class you’ll assemble a spooky gingerbread mansion and decorate it as you please.


Dinosaur World

Sunday (10/3) and Monday (10/31), children get FREE admission when they visit the park in costume, with a fully paid adult admission!  Valid only on admission purchased at the door.  One free child in costume admitted for every adult.  Halloween events at Dinosaur World?  Yes, please! 🙂

Owl & Howl Prowl (The Colony)

Explore The Colony Shoreline Trail after dark with a guided Owl & Howl Prowl from 6:30pm-7:30pm on Tuesday, October 27th!  You’ll see wildlife, and learn about nocturnal animals.  The walk is about 1-2 miles round trip.  Get more information by emailing: ibrowder@thecolonytx.gov.

Krieger Orthodontics (Lewisville)

Krieger Orthodontics will be converting its practice into a Halloween haunted house for all ages. Treats will be provided and a $5 admission will get you into the spooky attraction. All proceeds go to Wounded Warrior Project. Dr. Krieger will match the proceeds raised up to $1,000. 7pm – 9:30pm on October 31st.  Located in the Castle Hills Village Shops & Plaza

Castle Hills Village Shops & Plaza Fall Festival

You won’t want to miss this year’s Fall Festival at the Plaza. This year’s event will feature a six-pony carousel, a longhorn photo-op, face painters, carnival games, hay rides, a petting zoo, arts & crafts by Kiddie Academy, a pumpkin patch station, and much more! A DJ will keep everyone entertained with the hits of yesterday and today. Two $100 gift cards will be given away, so don’t forget to stop by the registration table. Also available will be free candy apples for the first 100 people and food for purchase. Pumpkins will also be on sale. The Kiwanis Haunted House will open at 4 pm and will be $5 for everyone. Also, the 6th Annual Progressive Beer Tasting will begin at 5:00 p.m. Participating merchants will offer free beer tasting. *Must be 21 or older for beer tasting. Valid ID required. Participating shops will be identifiable by a neon orange flyer in the window.


Grapevine Mills Halloween Event

Halloween is here and Grapevine Mills is inviting all little ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses to come have a spooktacular time at the Kidgits Halloween event, located at Entry 4.

To add to the fun of these Halloween events, Twentieth Century Fox is also celebrating the Blu-Ray and DVD release of The Croods, Monsters vs. Aliens: Cloning Around, DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk Part 1 and Part 2 and Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. You won’t want to miss all of the fun activities and giveaways!

Join us afterwards for trick-or-treating around the mall! Trick-or-treating begins at 6:00 pm.

Teen Halloween Scavenger Hunt (Southlake)

On Halloween day, download a list of photo challenges from the Southlake Library website, start your hunt for the required items, take the photo and upload to Instagram using the #SPLHalloween.  This is pretty unique, as far as Halloween events go!

Complete the tasks to enter to win cool prizes. We’ll be watching!


Halloween HullabaBOO!

Bring your family for a fun time at Halloween HullabaBOO!

In addition to trunk or treat, a cupcake walk, games and a bounce house, the children will enjoy a performance by an illusionist. New this year is a chili cook-off for adults.



Halloween in the Park (Farmer’s Branch)

This wildly-popular event features Trick-or-Treat stations, game booths, stage entertainment, great food, and the one-of-a-kind Haunted Hedge. Check back soon for additional info.

Saturday, October 31, 2015
Gates open at 5 p.m.
Farmers Branch Historical Park
2540 Farmers Branch Lane
Event Hotline: 972.919.1433


Safari Run (Plano):

Safari Run, Plano’s fitness-based entertainment center for children, will host a series of Halloween events from October 28 through October 31, including a special Parents’ Night Out on October 28.

Admission is only $10 per child and includes games, raffle prizes, trick-or-treating and Open Play time, which includes big mazes, zip lines, climbing tunnels, giant slides, a running track, an arcade, a separate toddler area and a parent’s lounge with free WiFi. Parents/guardians are always free at Safari Run!


Friday, Oct. 28 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Parents’ Night Out from 6 – 10 p.m.)

Saturday, Oct. 29 from 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 30 from 3:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Bring THIS FLYER for $1 off admission!


Grand Prairie Premium Outlets

4 – 9 PM on MONDAY, OCTOBER 31


Area kids invited for a wicked good time!

  WHO:            Calling all ghouls and goblins!  Children under 12 are invited to join Grand Prairie Premium Outlets for a Halloween Trick or Treat event from 4 – 9 p.m. on Monday, October 31. Families can enjoy collecting treats from participating retailers throughout the center for a safe and fun Halloween event*.

Participants will begin their adventure at Guest Services to pick up their first treats of the afternoon. Don’t forget to sign up for a complementary VIP Savings Passport while you’re there which treats shoppers to additional savings at over 70 stores at Grand Prairie Premium Outlets!

Participating retailers will have candy & treats for little ones and pumpkin signage in their windows.  Come join us for a spooktacular event!

WHERE:         Grand Prairie Premium Outlets – Guest Services

                        2950 W. Interstate 20  Grand Prairie, TX 75052

What Halloween Events in Dallas will you attend!?
Did we miss something?  Let us know!



Daily Boutique Deals

6 Responses to “Halloween Events, Carnivals & Trick-or Treating Around Dallas & Fort Worth”

  1. […] Halloween Events, Carnivals & Trick-or Treating Around Dallas & Fort Worth […]

  2. […] Halloween Events, Carnivals & Trick-or Treating Around Dallas & Fort Worth […]

  3. […] Halloween Events, Carnivals & Trick-or Treating Around Dallas & Fort Worth […]

  4. […] Halloween Events, Carnivals & Trick-or Treating Around Dallas & Fort Worth […]

  5. […] Halloween Events, Carnivals & Trick-or Treating Around Dallas & Fort Worth […]

  6. […] Halloween Events, Carnivals & Trick-or Treating Around Dallas & Fort Worth […]