Fun Fall Activities in DFW


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“Autumn at the Arboretum”

With the first day of Fall arriving , there are many Autumn and Halloween themed experiences opening up around the Dallas Fort Worth area. Here are five fun Fall activities to try out with friends and family:

The Dallas Arboretum

The 17th annual “Autumn at the Arboretum” is up and running until October 31st. With over 100,000 pumpkins filling the gardens, pumpkin themed houses and structures in Pumpkin Village, and a hay maze for younger visitors, the Dallas Arboretum provides the perfect Fall setting for families and friends. General Admission ticket prices for the Arboretum range from $12-$20.

Dark Hour Haunted House

DFW’s #1 Haunted House returns for the Halloween season. Open now until October 31st, experience the scariest haunted house in Dallas as, this year, Dark Hour takes on the theme, “The Coven Awakens,” and earned a 4.6 star review on Facebook. General admission tickets cost $40, and fast passes/ VIP access range from $60-$100.

The Texas State Fair

For the 136th year, the Texas State Fair is back until October 23rd. Not only does the fair have roller coasters, arcade games, food competitions, live music, and auto shows, but the Texas State Fair also hosts a 24-day fundraiser to support local and state-wide (Justin Denison) farms. Students receive a free ticket in their 2nd period classes, but General admission tickets sold online range from $10-$15.

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm

In Grapevine, Texas, Hall’s Pumpkin Farm is a family-run farm that has been open since 1929. Known for their old fashioned fall celebrations, the farm has a variety of pumpkins to shop for, a two acre 9ft tall corn maze, and a hayride open from Wednesday-Sunday. This year’s grand-opening takes place on September 30th. Hall’s Pumpkin Farm is a cash-only business and tickets for ages 12+ range from $10-$15.

Six Flags’ Fright Fest

Fright Fest is an annual Halloween-based event at Six Flags open now until October 31st. Fright Fest features multiple haunted houses, Scare Zones throughout the streets, and the Octoberfest Food Festival, while also offering the Kids Boo Fest for younger attendees. A day ticket to Six Flags costs $60 and the passes to the Haunted Houses requires an additional $10