There are so many events happening all over Plano this fall. From various sip, shop, and eat events to live music and Halloween goat yoga, there’s a nice variety of outdoor events to keep everyone busy. Here’s a list of 20 events to add to your fall 2021 bucket list.
20 events this fall
Home for the Holidays Gift Market
Two full days of fun, holiday shopping is underway at Plano Event Center. With more than 100 merchants to shop at, you’re sure to find lots of new, unique, and one-of-a-kind gifts all in one place to have you ready for all your upcoming holiday events. Grab your girlfriends, mom, or daughter, and come enjoy the fun while shopping and supporting some of the cutest shops at Hollydays Market of Plano.
Fun on the Farm Preschool Program: Fall Harvest
Fun on the Farm is an interactive program designed for preschoolers and their grown-ups. Most appropriate for children ages 2 to 5 years old, their programs offer families the opportunity to read a story, make a craft, meet the livestock, enjoy a wagon ride, and have fun on the 4.5 acre historical farm. Bring your little one and celebrate the fall harvest!
Dark Hour Haunted House
September 24 – October 30
After a year of darkness (no pun intended), Dark Hour Haunted House returns this fall as the Coven Awakens in a brand new way. Experience Dark Hour in its scariest form…the 13 coven witches together in one terrifying nightmare. Take a journey into the unknown as you explore the grounds of Coven Manor. A coven of witches has held control over this landscape since the late 1800’s. Various witches rise to power within the Coven and each one brings with her a slew of new nightmares. Can you survive an encounter with the Coven?
Dark Hour’s second attraction is an intense actor driven show with a modern twist. Rich characters, detailed costumes, and strong visuals make this show a must for every trip to Dark Hour. The inmates are terrible, but the staff are far worse! You are stuck in the Asylum with every cell open and every evil notion indulged. Test your sanity when you trek through Annabelle’s Asylum.
Oktoberfeast at Legacy Hall
Come feast on this event packed with live music, German brats, and Sam Adams Octoberfest beer at Legacy Hall’s 4th Annual Oktoberfeast! Enjoy live polka music all day featuring the Grammy award-winning band, Brave Combo. Czech and Then Some and the Jodie Mikula Orchestra will bring all the polka, pop, and chicken dance you know and love. Then head to the Garden Bar to purchase a souvenir beer stein and fill it with Samuel Adams Octoberfest or Unlawful Assembly’s The Antagonist, a traditional Märzen-style beer brewed onsite. Plus, Legacy Hall’s 4th Annual Men’s and Women’s Stein Holding Competition is back with even higher stakes. Don’t step away from the fun – enjoy delicious handmade German brats and pretzels at the Degenhardt’s Pop-Up right in the Box Garden. Each Oktoberfeast ticket purchase enters you to win a YEAR OF FREE BRATS courtesy of Degenhardt’s Brat Haus! A winner will be chosen by raffle drawing at the event. Must be present to win.
North Texas Pride Festival
The North Texas Pride Festival brings the community together to celebrate pride in diversity. There will be sponsor/vendor booths, food & beverages, giveaways, donations to a partnering non-profit, both adult and kid activities, bands, a DJ, dancing, and a ton of entertainment for all ages. Come take part in a family-oriented day of fun and get to know others like yourself.
Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk
This is a sip and shop event where participants get to sample selected wines at their favorite shops in Downtown Plano while enjoying live music, curated art exhibitions, and special discounts. It’s the perfect way to unwind in Downtown Plano’s arts district. The event begins at noon with check-in at McCall Plaza. Once checked in, attendees embark on a tasting tour of the Plano Arts District while enjoying wine samplings at each participating location and keeping track of the locations they visit on their Art & Wine Walk passports. Each person that attends gets a commemorative glass, along with a passport and a wine guide. The event’s entertainment will be provided by Mahagonie and Remy Reilly.
Fall Plano Train Show
Stop by Plano Event Center and experience the largest model train show in the North Dallas area. Everyone’s welcome – from the novice inexperienced to the seasoned engineer. The Fall Plano Train Show will have club layouts, how-to clinics, and vendors with trains. Tickets available only at the door. Cash only and FREE parking.
Movie Night at Red Tail Pavilion Featuring Coco
Enjoy a movie under the stars at Red Tail Pavilion (formerly the Amphitheater at Oak Point Park). To fit the Halloween spirit, the featured film will be Disney Pixar’s Coco: Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Bring coolers, blankets and lawn chairs. Please leave pets at home.
Legacy West Happy Hour Hike
October 7, November 4, & December 2
With the cooler weather, get out and enjoy the Happy Hour Hike! This monthly sip-and-shop event allows guests to enjoy wine, beer and cocktails while discovering new shops, restaurants and experiences throughout the Legacy West neighborhood. There will also be a photo op and live music.
Guests will check in, receive a collectible tasting glass and map, and then set off to enjoy samples of wine, beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic refreshers at participating restaurants and retailers at Legacy West. Don’t forget to stop by the Visit Plano Visitor Center to grab a refreshing bottle of cold water plus plenty of giveaways!
Neighborhood Goods & Fabletics – Halloween Costume Goat Yoga
Want to add goat yoga to your bucket list? Here’s your chance to knock it out! Come and join us for Goat Yoga in Legacy West brought to you by Fabletics and Neighborhood Goods. Come and get your yoga on while the tribe of pet goats graze and jump around (or on) you. Don’t forget to dress to impress in your Halloween costume!
Plano International Festival
Tour the world and improve your wellness at the Plano International Festival. The area’s largest cultural event has food, fun and entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy multicultural music and dance performances, ethnic food trucks, cultural displays and more, from over 100 cultures. Kids can explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities plus travel the booths with a virtual passport! Come early for free flu shots and health screenings at the Wellness Fair, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Courtyard Theater, and get moving in the Fitzone with interactive fitness demos. Admission and parking are free.
Plano Food & Wine Festival
The Plano Food+Wine Festival at Legacy West will feature 30 local and National award-winning wineries and 15 delicious Plano restaurants like Toulouse Café & Bar, Taverna Pizzeria & Risotteria, KAI Restaurant & Lounge, Lombardi Cucina Italiana, True Food Kitchen, The Dock, Prim & Proper and many more. Enjoy live music, culinary demonstrations, craft beer, and local vendors. Get your tickets ASAP as tickets usually sell out.
Celebrate John Lennon’s birthday with Beatles Night! A Hard Night’s Day headlines this annual Plano tradition at the Red Tail Pavilion located in Oak Point Park (formerly known as the Amphitheater at Oak Point Park). Monkees tribute band, Randy Scouse Gits will open the evening under the stars. A Hard Night’s Day have played at the Cavern Club, the Kaiserkeller in Hamburg, and recorded in Abbey Road Studios in Studio 2. This makes them a bona fide “tribute” band with clout. With a catalog of more than 200 songs, they are able to give an in-depth, genuine Beatles experience. Bring your chairs, blankets and coolers. The evening is BYOB. Burgers, fries and soda will also be available for purchase. Please leave pets at home.
Apparition Expedition: The Screening
Have a creeped-out, haunted historical movie night with Plano Arts & Events “Apparition Expedition: The Screening.” Follow us into Plano’s private homes and historic buildings as we venture into the past with a few spooky apparitions via this Plano-made film reenactment. Enjoy a seat at the film screening in Plano’s Cox Playhouse with concession-stand favorite snacks and an encounter with an on-site psychic.
Plano Music & Arts Festival
Come out to Oak Point Park for the Plano Music & Arts Festival and enjoy eight concerts, contemporary art displays, a classic car show, a custom motorcycle show, and dozens of fun attractions. Check out the Taste of Texas Food Garden, with delicious cuisine and cold domestic and craft beers. National recording artists will be performing throughout the afternoon and evening on the main stage, as well as juried visual artists presenting the heritage and the culture of our great city.
Haunted Family Campout
Get in the spooky spirit and enjoy the nice weather at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve for an evening of outdoor games, nature walks, story-telling near the fire, s’mores, and family fun! There will be a tent decorating contest, pumpkin painting, and be sure to bring some candy for ‘tent or treating’. Bring your own picnic style dinner. A small pre-packaged breakfast will be provided in the morning.
Holistic Festival of Life & Wellness + Plano Family Expo Halloween Masquerade
The 12th Holistic Festival of Life and Wellness this year combines with the Plano Family Expo’s Halloween Masquerade at Plano Event Center. Come dressed as your inner angel, or your avatar or your favorite character or come as you are. Enjoy holistic vendors, graveyard yoga, music and dance performances, haunted house maze, spooky drum jam, and so much more.
Retro Expo returns to the Plano Event Center for another round of retro fun, featuring dealers selling vintage toys, comic books, video games, VHS tapes, vinyl records, buttons, apparel, games, pop culture items and more. Their vendors are some of the best of the best! Ben Stevens of Galactic Gallery, Chance Priest of Victory Comics, Toby Mask of The Fan Fortress, Gary Harmon of ToyMatrix, Charles Does of Frightmare HQ and many more. PLUS, special guests include Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, and Jason David Frank.
Underground Movement Festival
The Secret Society Club and Plano Stages presents Underground Movement Festival Vol. 5! An event that brings the culture of hip-hop movement from underground. This is an all-ages, family-friendly event. Free to watch and $10 per competitor/per format. $500 cash prize and trophies.
Live Music this Fall at Legacy Hall
Monster Joe – September 23
Green Day Tribute: Basket Case – September 24
Champagne Yacht Club – October 1
Blue Oyster Cult – October 8
Eagles Tribute: The Long Run – October 9
Beastie Boys Tribute: Rhymin’ N’ Stealin’ – October 15
Hall & Oates Tribute: The Rich Girls – October 16
Havana NRG – October 22
Captain & Camille – October 23
Taylor Swift Tribute: Reputation – October 29
P!NK Tribute: Just Like P!NK – November 5
Queen Tribute: Queen Legacy – November 6
The Rolling Stones Tribute: The Stoneleighs – November 12
Def Leppard Tribute: Def Leggend – November 13
Jason Aldean Tribute: My Kinda Party – November 19
Led Zeppelin Tribute: The Battle of Evermore – November 20