Candy and costumes. Who doesn’t love Halloween? The fun can keep right on going beyond trick-or-treating. DFW residents have a choice of many Halloween events in Fort Worth and nearby. Even adults will enjoy themselves.
Autumn at the Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd., Dallas
Sep. 23 – Nov 22, 9 am – 5pm
This giant pumpkin festival is a spectacular show of colors with thousands of flowers, blooming plants, pumpkins, squash, and gourds. Every year features a theme. This year’s is “The Wonderful World of Oz.”
Boo at the Zoo
1989 Colonial Pkwy., Fort Worth
Oct. 27 – 29, 10 am – 5 pm
The zoo’s annual daytime Halloween event features treat stations, carnival games, and animal shows. Treat stations and carnival games require a treat coupon. Zoo guests will receive six treat coupons per admission. Extras are available for purchase.
Boo Bash at Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center
5801 W. Parker Rd, Plano
Oct. 26, 4 – 9 pm
Accompanied by their parents, children 12 and under come dressed in costume and bring a treat bag for an entertaining night of candy and carnival games. Bring a canned food item to be donated to a local food bank.
Dia de los Muertos Festival
1440 N. Main St., Fort Worth
Oct. 27 (6 – 9:30 pm) and Oct. 28 (5:30 – 10 pm)
This annual event honors, celebrates, and remembers the lives of past loved ones at Rose Marine Theater. Attendees can check out the art exhibition, view “Dia de Los Muertos” short films, and attend the “Book of Life” movie screening. There will also be other films, arts and crafts, games, foods, face painting, and live entertainment.
Fall Festival in the Japanese Garden at Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth
Oct. 28 – Oct. 29, 10 am – 5 pm
Experience traditional Japanese dance, music, martial arts, tea ceremonies, sword demonstrations, and raku.
Frontier Fall Fest
2100 Log Cabin Village Lane, Fort Worth
Oct. 21, 1 – 4 pm
Experience an exciting afternoon of living history, music, crafts, and artisans. Discover an old-time string band, embroidery, rug hooking, folk songs and stories, and more.
Halloween Glowga at Karmany Yoga
2735 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth
Oct. 31, 7:30 pm
Bring your yoga mat for an evening of Halloween Glowga in a black-light-illuminated studio. Do downward dog and child’s poses to a playlist of Halloween tunes. The studio will provide glow paint and glow sticks for added merriment.
Hooowling Halloween at Haltom City Public Library
4809 Haltom Road, Haltom
Oct. 30,6:30 – 8 pm
This family-friendly celebration features various Halloween-themed activities, trick-or-treating, and a puppet show.
Great Wolf Lodge
100 Great Wolf Dr., Grapevine
Oct. 1 – 30
Bring a treat bag to collect goodies along the Trick-or-Treat Trail at Great Wolf Lodge’s Howl-O-Ween Costume parade. Afterward, come on down for a Spooktacular Story Time and Monster Bash Dance Party.
Mesquite Annual PumpkinFest
403 Galloway Ave., Mesquite
Oct. 21, 10 am – 6pm
This event has all the things kids love and then some with carnival games, bounce houses, petting zoo, live performances, pony rides, petting zoo, and a haunted house. There are also dog, pumpkin decorating, and children’s costume contests.
The Keller Pointe, 405 Rufe Snow Dr., Keller
Oct. 20, 6 – 8 pm
This combines two popular activities: swimming and pumpkin patch. Kids ages 12 and younger can splash around the indoor pool and pick a pumpkin from the floating patch — yes, floating pumpkins! — to take home.
Treat Street at Fort Worth Stock Yards Station
140 East Exchange Ave., Fort Worth
Oct. 31, 5 – 7 pm
For two delightful hours, the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards turns into Treat Street. Kids can go trick-or-treating, decorate pumpkins, enjoy hay rides, and watch a Halloween show. Children ages 12 and under who wear a costume can venture through the Cowtown Cattlepen Maze. Topping off the evening is a Costume Contest.
Our Sandlin Homes team hope you scare up some great times at these Fort Worth events and around DFW!