Fall is just around the corner. Falling leaves, brisk weather, and pumpkin everything is in sight. From pumpkin patches to haunted houses there is a wide array of fall activities that you can partake in. Here’s a few of my favorite fall activities in Dallas and Fort Worth.
Boo at the Zoo (Fort Worth Zoo)
Just last year I discovered the beauty of going to the zoo in the fall. The animals are much more lively and the cooler weather put everyone in a great mood. The Fort Worth Zoo bumps that enjoyment up a notch during their annual Boo at the Zoo. Come in your costume (check their website for costume guidelines) and be prepared for lots of treats including trick-or-treat candy stations, close encounters with some of the animals, and entertaining shows.
Even if you think you don’t like ‘craft’ shows this is one to put on the calendar. This annual event is primarily outdoors along Magnolia Street in Fort Worth. It features a huge assortment of indie makers and musicians. There are also plenty of restaurants in the area so it makes for a great evening of food and shopping.
I’m not sure this even needs any explanation. My family is partial to all the car exhibits (I do live in a house where I’m the only girl). I’m partial to all the fair food. There are rides, games, exhibits, concerts, you name it. Come early and spend the day at the fair.
All the colors of fall are represented in the gorgeous blooms at the Dallas Arboretum. During their annual Autumn at the Arboretum you can visit the Pumpkin Village which houses more than 75,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash. There are pumpkins available for purchase in the pumpkin patch. You’ll also enjoy hay bale mazes, a great pumpkin search, and get a chance to get up close to Cinderella’s carriage.
Fort Worth’s Oktoberfest
A Texas spin on the German Festival held at Panther Island Pavilion. They’ve got food, music, even dachshund races.
If haunted houses are more your style, this is the biggest one around. Nationally ranked and featured in the Guinness Book of World Records.
What are your favorite fall activities?