Dallas Arboretum Hosts Family Fun Festivities in October

Family Fun Weekend: October 26 – 27    

dallas arboretum pumpkin patch

The Dallas Arboretum invites you and your family to partake in Family Fun Weekend during Autumn at the Arboretum on October 26 and 27. You wil enjoy strolling through the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village and surrounding displays featuring 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash and breathtaking fall color throughout the 66-acre garden. 

Dallas Arboretum Pumpkin Village

Themed It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” the Pumpkin Village includes a ‘Great Pumpkin’ topiary; Linus, Sally and Franklin topiaries looking through the pumpkin patch; Snoopy and Woodstock topiaries atop his dog house; Lucy giving garden advice at her booth; a Schroeder topiary standing near his giant topiary piano and more. 

You can trick-or-treat throughout the gardens, decorate pumpkins, get their faces painted, pet animals in the petting zoo and listen to live music all weekend long. On Saturday, October 26, enjoy a live performance from The Berkner Ramblers at noon in the Entry Plaza and a performance by TBA Band, a Dallas-based variety band with a perfect blend of folk, pop, and soul, at 2 p.m. at the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn.

On Sunday, October 27, enjoy live music featuring The Texas Boys Choir performance at 1 p.m. on the DeGolyer Pergola and The Monkey Love Band from 2-4 p.m. on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn.  The Volunteer Advisory Board is onsite to capture keepsake photos (for donation) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. all weekend.  

On Sunday, October 27 at 7 p.m., watch a special night screening of the movie, It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn. Guests are encouraged to bring their own trick or treat bags. Family fun activities are complimentary with paid garden admission.  

Halloween Week at The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

Crawl like a scary spider, slither like a spooky snake or hop like a Halloween frog to the biggest monster mash this side of White Rock Lake. Enjoy Halloween programming all week-long starting Friday. The adventure starts with a creepy creative corner, a spooky scavenger hunt, stick-er-treating and more. 

Trick-or-Treating in the Children’s Adventure Garden
Saturday, October 26 – Sunday, October 27 

Don’t miss out on a special spooky late night at the Halloween Rory Meyer’s Children’s Adventure Garden. There will be tricks and treats at every turn! Costumes encouraged for a festive and frightful costume contest. Be sure to stop by the kooky costume spot in the entry plaza! Awards are given at 8 p.m.

For a complete schedule of events happening in the Children’s Adventure Garden, visit https://www.dallasarboretum.org/visitor-information/gardens-and-pavilions/childrens-adventure-garden/v

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State Fair of Texas: Celebrating Creativity

Big Tex 2018 State Fair of Texas

Celebrating 133 years of tradition in the fall, the State Fair of Texas® returns September 27 – October 20 for another season of food, festivities, and family fun.

Themed “CELEBRATING TEXAS CREATIVITY,” this year’s exposition kicks off on Friday, September 27 in historic Fair Park. With planning for the big event fully underway, the State Fair team is prepping to bring you more fun and entertainment than ever before. Adding to its annual offering of more than 100 free attractions, 70 Midway rides, and endless activities across the fairgrounds, the State Fair is excited to announce several new attractions lined up for the 2019 event.

What’s New at the State Fair of Texas

An all-new family-friendly experience presented by McDonald’s, “¡FIESTAS DE MARIONETAS!” is one of this year’s not-to-miss shows. Surrounded by lights and beautiful landscaping, a small village of more than 85 handmade marionettes come to life to celebrate a fiesta of color, culture, and creativity. Be sure to stick around for the backstage tour and craft activity after the show. Come check it out yourself with daily performances at the McDonald’s Amphitheater on First Avenue. Take a look at more exciting State Fair of Texas Events.

Your ticket to the Fair is your ticket to Texas-sized fun – with hundreds of events included in the price of admission, you’ve got an all-access pass to free entertainment.

Live Music on the Chevy Stage & More!

Photo by Kevin Brown/State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas presents the 2019 Lone Star Music Series, offering FREE daily live music by Texas musicians on four stages across the fairgrounds. In addition to headlining concerts on the Chevrolet Main Stage, enjoy local acts from the DFW area every day of the Fair on the Bud Light Stage, Coca-Cola Stage, Dr Pepper Stage, and Texas Monthly Stage.

Fairgoers can see more than 45 different musical acts representing a wide variety of genres during this year’s 24-day run, all included in the price of admission. With genres ranging from rock & roll to country and jazz to R&B, this year’s Lone Star Music Series offers something for everyone. Listed below are the 2019 show schedules for each stage.

2019 BUD LIGHT STAGE

Centrally located in Cotton Bowl Plaza, the Bud Light Stage features 24 days of music by 24 different local artists, some of whom have even been spotlighted in major publications like Rolling Stone. Daily performance times on the Dr Pepper Stage at 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, and 8:00 p.m.

See who’s playing on the Chevy Main Stage

Discount tickets are available through your concierge. There will be one ticket valid for ALL ages at $13.50 each. However, as a bonus, if you purchase your tickets in the month of September you will get an additional $1 off per ticket making them only $12.50. So, buy your tickets EARLY and save!