Fall Into It: Free Family Events

Fall in Texas means great weather, family activities, the Texas State Fair, free fall festivals and concerts, and of course cheating on your diets for some amazing holiday foods. Find out what we are getting into this season and why we are so excited about it! Events are specific to the Dallas, Texas area only.


My family and I absolutely love the fall season, mainly because of all of the seasonal activities that we can participate in. Check out all of the awesome events going on in Dallas this season that you and your children will love.


The Dallas Arboretum- Fall is an amazing time at the Dallas Arboretum. Their pumpkin patch makes for the perfect fall family photo's and they have plenty of awesome activities the children can participate in, like story time, labs, and presentations in the dome.


The Dallas Farmers Market- Fall is a great time to visit the farmers market, the weather is great you can purchase all your fall decor, and support local food vendors. They have everything from vegan food and homemade soups/chilli to handcrafted jewelry to custom made deserts that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Tacolandia a taco festival with over 30 vendors is also happening at the farmers market Oct. 13th.


The Texas State Fair- The state fair is a huge event in Dallas, that starts September 28th, 2018- October 21st, 2018. Crazy junk food, like fried crab sliders, cotton candy tacos, fried chicken nachos, funnel cake ice cream, a funnel cake queso bacon burger, and lawd knows what else that's fried lol. The only part I hate about it is that it gets more and more expensive each year, which makes it hard to want to go. Our family has also made so many dietary changes there's really not much to enjoy for us, except the shows. This year Ludacris is supposed to be performing and I really wouldn't mind seeing him live. If junk food and rides gets you going then you will definitely enjoy a day out at the fair. Visit their website for discounts and to see some of this years attractions.


Six Flags Over Texas { Fright Fest} - Six Flags is a great place to visit if you'd like to have a haunted thrill seeking adventure. Fright fest is a seasonal festival they have where you and your children can attend in your costumes, ride all kinds of crazy roller coasters, be scared by actors in costume, and eat junk food. Sounds similar to the fair but its much cheaper. Grab a coke can and take it in for a discounted admission or save and purchase a season pass.


Oakcliff Lively Festival- This annual free festival is being held in Oakcliff's Keist Park on Sunday October 14th, 2018 , and features artist and vendors from all over the DFW. My favorite part is the awesome reggae music and Caribbean foods. They also have bounce houses and games that the children can participate in so its a great place for the family to enjoy.


Dallas Fan Days- A local comic convention held at the Irving Convention Center, where fans of comic/movie characters can come and take pictures with actors, participate in cosplay contest, or take pictures in the themed rooms.


Harabee Festival- Another free festival located near downtown Dallas, this long-running community fest includes healthy treat swag bags, arts and crafts, bounce houses, health screenings, a safety fair, balloon release and local performances and more. The festival will take place on Oct. 27 at MLK Jr. Community Center, 2901 Pennsylvania Ave.


Texas Veggie Festival- OMG an all vegetarian food fest!?! This festival is being held at one of my favorite Dallas parks. Riverchon Park on October 27th, 2018 and entry is free. The festival is celebrating a plant based life style with multiple food vendors, yoga, live music and more.


We hope that you have enjoyed the list and if you happen to see us at an event please come over and say hello. If there is something we may have missed feel free to add it in the comments.


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