Fall is on its way–at least according to the calendar. Though, while the weather may not exactly send chills up your spine, it usually signifies a much-welcomed break from triple digit temperatures. It’s also the time when the entire metroplex shifts into high gear with non-stop events leading all the way up to the holiday season. And one of the biggest is the State Fair of Texas, which draws over three million visitors annually for livestock shows, top-notch entertainment, a jam-packed midway and deep-fried everything.
If leaf-peeping and pumpkin patches are your fall favorites, then you’re going to want to check out the autumn festival at the Dallas Arboretum. Along with over 150,000 fall blooming plants and a nationally acclaimed pumpkin village, the fest boasts a full slate of fun activities for adults and kids alike.
Speaking of festivals– for four days every year, the city of Grapevine plays host to GrapeFest, the largest wine festival in the Southwest. There's also a massive Oktoberfest celebration going down in the city of Addison.
And we’d be remiss not to include Halloween. So those looking for a truly immersive, next-level haunted house experience, Dark Hour is the place to go.
On the hunt for more stellar things to do? Then check out our guide for the 10 best things going on around Dallas this September, October and November.