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08 September . 2021

Enjoy Oktoberfest and more fall events near Hollyhock

Fall is for festivals in Frisco, so we’ve rounded up our top picks for everything from Oktoberfest to spooktacular Halloween events.

Many of these events have free admission, with food, beverages and merchandise available for purchase. Pre-registration is recommended for some. We’ve included a link for each event so you can get complete details.

Frisco Oktoberfest

On Oct. 1-2, Frisco Oktoberfest returns to downtown Frisco’s Frisco Square with traditional favorites including bier, bratwursts, pretzels and more. There’ll be two stages with performers handpicked to transport you to Germany, including Baba Yaga Orkestar, Happy Players, Alpine Village Band and Texanischer Schuhplattler Verein d'Holzar Dancers. Activities will include a keg tapping ceremony, bier stein hoisting competition, brat eating competition and keg rolling races.

Family Funtoberfest

Tap into Frisco’s second Oktoberfest celebration on October 2-3 at the Frisco Fresh Market. The fourth annual Family Funtoberfest will be very kid-friendly, with activities including giant games, a cake walk, bounces and inflatables. There’ll also be fun foods and unique artisan offerings from Fresh Market vendors. Traditional Oktoberfest attire such as dirndls and lederhosen are willkommen.

Movie Nights at The Star

Home to the Dallas Cowboys, more than 20 restaurants and a growing number of boutique shops and salons, The Star is one of Frisco’s most exciting attractions. They have free, family-friendly events throughout the year, including Movie Night at the Star. Fall is a perfect time to enjoy the next upcoming Movie Nights, hosted under the stars at Tostitos Championship Plaza. “Mulan” will show on Sept. 29, and “Soul” will be featured on October 27.

Frisco Arts & Wine Walk

You can enjoy the Arts & Wine Walk in downtown Frisco’s Rail District every month, and fall is a great time to enjoy strolling around and exploring the unique shops, restaurants and other attractions in this historic area. Each participating business hosts a local artist and winery, so you can discover something new at every stop. Upcoming dates for the Arts & Wine Walk are October 14 and November 11.

Prosper Pumpkinfest

The Prosper Pumpkinfest returns for its sixth annual festivities on Oct. 16 at Frontier Park. The lineup of entertainment will include live music, a kid’s zone with games and inflatables, shopping from local vendors and food trucks. And of course, there’ll be pumpkins galore to pick from. Come dressed in your spookiest costume for the contest!

Fall Festival with Trick-or-Treating

On October 22, Frisco Fire Safety Town will host a Fall Festival with Trick-or-Treating in their seasonally decorated mini town. This free event will be held rain or shine. Part of the Frisco Fire Department, Safety Town is a fun, hands-on educational facility that teaches children of all ages how to prevent injuries, respond during potential emergencies, and observe general safety skills. They are open for tours throughout the year.

Halloween at the Heard

Ever wanted to trick-or-treat among the dinosaurs? On October 16, McKinney’s Heard Natural Science Museum will host Collin County’s most unique family-friendly Halloween event. Halloween at the Heard will feature trick-or-treating amid its thrilling Dinosaurs Live! exhibit, featuring a trail of life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Activities will also include a family-friendly movie on the outdoor amphitheater stage.

Autumn at the Dallas Arboretum

Easy to reach from Hollyhock, the Dallas Arboretum is one of the best places to experience autumn splendor in the Metroplex. The 16th annual Autumn at the Arboretum will feature one of the nation’s best pumpkin festivals, with more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash throughout the grounds. Highlights include a new Pumpkin Village and a Bugtopia! display with larger-than-life insect topiaries, fascinatingly bugged-out pumpkin houses and a maze for younger visitors.