2022 Fall Festivals & Events in Plano, TX

Attendees pose in front of Plano Food & Wine Festival giant letter backdrop during the fall season

UPDATED: 9/21/22

Dust off your boots and plaid jackets and start brewing your pumpkin spice lattes, because after a hotter than hot summer, fall is finally around the corner! There are so many amazing events happening all over Plano this fall. From hot air balloon and wine festivals to haunted houses and ghost tours, there is something for everyone all season long. Here’s a list of 20+ events to add to your fall calendar.

Events in Plano this Fall

Dark Hour Haunted House

Dark Hour Haunted House returns this fall from September 17-October 31 as the Coven Awakens in a brand new way. Experience Dark Hour in its scariest form with the 13 coven witches together in one terrifying nightmare. 

H-E-B | Central Market Plano Balloon Festival

Returning this September, the H-E-B | Central Market Plano Balloon Festival will once again fill the field at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve. Join the Plano community, also known as the official Hot Air Balloon Capital of Texas, as we host the largest balloon festival in the Lone Star State with more than 90,000 guests attending each year. More than 30 hot air balloons from around the U.S. will come together September 22-25 for all types of balloon activities, launches, and glows, plus fireworks, live music, food, and more.  

Oktoberfeast at Legacy Hall

On September 24, have a wunderbar of a time with live polka music, German fare, and festive beers at Legacy Hall at this popular annual event. More details to come!

Boardwalk Art Market

Meet up at The Boardwalk for an entertaining day of art festivities at the official Boardwalk Art Market on Saturday, September 24th from 11am-6pm. Experience The Boardwalk and shop local from 20+ artisans, makers & small business creatives on site, including: live painting, live music, food, and more! This event is family friendly, open to the public, and FREE to attend.

Christ United Pumpkin Patch

From September 25-October 31, the Christ United Methodist Church will have a pumpkin patch open 7 days a week and will offer a variety of pumpkins. Visit the Christ United Pumpkin Patch, take some pictures, and pick the perfect pumpkin. Their Youth Ministry hosts this fun fall event, as a fundraiser for their upcoming missions and ministry. 

Kubota Machine Adventures at Crayola Experience

Experience REAL Kubota Tractors, Excavators, and More (oh my!) For a limited time, explore Kubota Machine Adventures at Crayola Experience Plano!

“Kubota Machine Adventures” will have kids (and kids at heart) engaging in more than 20 new hands-on activities featuring Kubota’s iconic orange equipment—including an excavator, tractor, and UTV—across the fictional town of Crayonville. Throughout the immersive experience, families will discover how the human power of creativity and the machine power of Kubota equipment together can drive innovation to build better and stronger communities.

To add their own creative touch to the transformed family attraction, kids will:

  • create their own Kubota Machine Adventures I.D. badges;
  • hop on a kid-sized tractor to dig Crayola flower beds;
  • build a rainbow high rise out of crayon box “bricks”;
  • snap photos with REAL Kubota equipment;
  • scoop, load and dump at a 3D projection sand table;
  • transform crayon shavings into “grass clippings” art;
  • name and wrap their own Kubota-inspired crayon;
  • engineer their own ultimate Kubota machine of the future; and more.  

The limited-time, kid-powered experience is included in the price of admission. New this summer is the 2022 Color Card membership that gives guests unlimited visits to Crayola Experience through Dec. 31, 2022, for the same cost as a full-priced admission ticket. The five-market national tour of Kubota Machine Adventures is part of recently announced partnership between Kubota Tractor Corporation and Crayola. The collaboration aims to inspire the next generation of business owners, builders, farmers, do-it-yourselfers, and leaders by highlighting the unique and creative role that machines play in building and shaping communities. For partnership activity details can be found at CrayolaExperience.com/Kubota.

Fall Plano Train Show

Kick off October with the Fall Plano Train Show October 1-2 at Plano Event Center. There is fun for the whole family at this bi-annual event! Enjoy over 18 layouts on display, train vendors, and more.

Hitchcock_Tober at Angelika Film Center: The Birds

On October 5 at 7pm, enjoy a spooky movie at Angelika Film Center. Hitchcock’s iconic classic, The Birds, turns seemingly harmless creatures into some of the most terrifying villains in horror history. Starring Rod Taylor, Tippi Hendren, Suzanne Pleshette, and Jessica Tandy, the story begins as an innocuous love triangle, but turns dark when the characters’ sense of security is slowly eroded by the curious behavior of the birds in the area. Panic mounts as birds murder a chicken farmer by pecking him to death, create a flash fire at a gas station, and swarm over the local children as they leave school.

Hall-O-Ween Movie Series at Legacy Hall: Hocus Pocus

Don’t be a scaredy cat! Join us in the Box Garden this spooky-season for their Hall-O-Ween Movie Series. B00! Hall-O-Ween is back and we’re celebrating with our FREE Movie Series. Catch all your favorite spooky flicks on our huge 24ft screen…..if you dare. On Oct. 5 at 7:30pm, get the family together for a free screening of Disney’s Hocus Pocus! Arrive early to grab some food and a limited time spooky cocktail from the bar before the movie starts.

This event is free to attend, but we highly recommend purchasing a Pumpkin Package [$55] which includes:

  • $20 Hall Pass for dinner or drinks
  • {1} Halloween candy bag
  • {2} Spooky drink tickets

Happy Hour Hike

October 6 and November 3 plan to be at Legacy West for the fabulous Happy Hour Hike events. At this monthly sip-and-shop event, guests enjoy a variety of beverages, small bites from fabulous Legacy West restaurants, high-end shopping, and live music.

Hitchcock_tober at Angelika Film Center: Rope

On October 12 at 7pm, enjoy the second movie in their Halloween movie series, Rope. Hitchcock’s first color film, ROPE goes down in history for flowing in one seemingly uninterrupted take it follows two college chums, Farley Granger and John Dall, who kill a third friend just for the thrill of it. The boys hide the body in an antique chest in the middle of their posh apartment, then perversely arrange to hold a dinner party around the chest. As the guests wander obliviously around the sealed chest, the killers make snippy, veiled comments about their deed, but their professor, James Stewart, begins to suspect that something is amiss.

Hall-O-Ween Movie Series at Legacy Hall: Monster House

Don’t be a scaredy cat! Join us in the Box Garden this spooky-season for their Hall-O-Ween Movie Series. B00! Hall-O-Ween is back and we’re celebrating with our FREE Movie Series. Catch all your favorite spooky flicks on our huge 24ft screen… if you dare. On Oct. 12 at 7:30pm, enjoy a free screening of Monster House! Arrive early to grab some food and a limited time spooky cocktail from the bar before the movie starts.

This event is free to attend, but we highly recommend purchasing a Pumpkin Package [$55] which includes:

  • $20 Hall Pass for dinner or drinks
  • {1} Halloween candy bag
  • {2} Spooky drink tickets

Plano International Festival

On October 15, come to Plano’s Haggard Park for a FREE celebration of multicultural fun, food, entertainment, and activities.

Beatles Night 2022

Plano’s annual Beatles Night will feature fan-favorite Hard Night’s Day on October 15 at Red Tail Pavilion at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve for this outdoor music celebration. Bring your chairs, blankets, and coolers. The evening is BYOB; burgers, fries, and soda will be available for purchase.

Hitchcock_Tober at Angelika Film Center: Dial M for Murder

On October 19 at 7pm, watch Dial M for Murder in 3D at the Angelika Film Center. Hitchcock’s 1954 classic was originally shot in 3D but rarely seen that way by moviegoers. The film has been restored for gorgeous high-resolution 3D digital presentation. Dial M for Murder is a sophisticated, chillingly sinister thriller from the Master of Suspense – Alfred Hitchcock. Based on the popular mystery play by Frederick Knott and led by an unforgettable performance by Grace Kelley, the film follows an ex-tennis star who frames his unfaithful wife for first-degree murder after she inadvertently hinders his plan to kill her.

Fun on the Farm: Halloween

Fun on the Farm is October 21 is an interactive program designed for preschoolers and their grown-ups. Most appropriate for children ages 2 to 5 years old, our programs offer families the opportunity to read a story, make a craft, meet our livestock, enjoy a wagon ride, and have fun on our 4.5 acre farm. Gates open at 10am for registered guests. Tickets must be purchased in advance so that they can safely manage our attendance for this program.

Stations are open during the two-hour, come-and-go style program and close at noon. After the program is over, guests are welcome to enjoy time on their own until we close at 2pm. Bring a picnic lunch or snack if you like.

Third Monday Trade Days

Southfork Ranch, home to the fictional Ewing clan from the hit television series Dallas, has set the scene for Third Monday Trade Days held each month. October’s three-day shopping extravaganza recurs the weekend of October 21-23, bringing together more than 200 vendors selling antiques, furniture, clothing, jewelry, home décor and accessories, food, beverages and more. Perfect for upcoming holiday shopping!

Hollydays Market

Get your holiday shopping done this fall at Hollydays Market at Plano Event Center October 21-23. With more than 100 merchants to shop with, you’re sure to find lots of new, unique, and one-of-a-kind gifts all in one place. Shop for the newest clothing trends, handmade crafts, jewelry, one-of-a-kind gifts, seasonal finds, home décor, and so much more.

Fall Harvest Festival

On October 22 celebrate the fall season at The Shops at Legacy North’s inaugural Fall Harvest Festival & Outdoor Market. There will be 40+ vendors selling everything from clothing to candles to flowers and more. They will also have fall themed photo opportunities, live music, and specials from on-site restaurants.

Plano Food & Wine Festival

Also on October 22, sip & savor at the Plano Food & Wine Festival at Legacy West presented by H-E-B | Central Market. The 5th annual event will feature a vast selection of award-winning wines and mouthwatering cuisine from 15 delicious restaurants.

Rest in Plano Fest & Apparition Expedition

On October 22 get your spook-on in the Downtown Plano Arts District at Plano’s new Rest in Plano Fest and a fan-favorite coming back, Apparition Expedition, a guided ghost tour through the historic area. This event sells out year after year, but this year it will be a part of a new festival, Rest in Plano Fest, where there will be live performers, curated vendors, and plenty of photo ops.

Hitchcock_Tober at Angelika Film Center: Saboteur

On October 26 at 7pm, enjoy the next movie in Angelika’s Halloween series, Saboteur. Factory worker Barry Kane (Robert Cummings) is wrongfully accused of setting a deadly fire at an airplane plant in an apparent act of sabotage. Kane believes that the fire was set by another worker (Norman Lloyd), and he travels across the country to find the mysterious saboteur. Along the way he is forced to take Patricia Martin (Priscilla Lane) hostage, but as he begins to earn her trust, she turns from an unwilling captive to a willing accomplice in his quest to help clear his name.

Hall-O-Ween Movie Series at Legacy Hall: The Addams Family

The final showing in the Legacy Hall Halloween movie series is The Addams Family. Get there early to grab some food and a limited time spooky cocktail from the bar before the movie starts. This event is free to attend, but we highly recommend purchasing a Pumpkin Package [$55] which includes:

  • $20 Hall Pass for dinner or drinks
  • {1} Halloween candy bag
  • {2} Spooky drink tickets

Boo Bash

Join the Halloween fun at Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center on Thursday, Oct. 27 for their annual Boo Bash event. Children ages 12 & under and their parents are welcome to come and go anytime between 4:30 pm and 8 pm. Come dressed in costume with your trick or treat bag for a fun night of carnival games and candy! Free admission. Please bring a canned food item to be donated to a local food bank.

Celtober Festival

Join us in welcoming back Celtober on October 29 from 8:30am – 6pm! One of the most essential pieces of Celtober… the athletes! Whether you enjoy spectating or participating, you don’t want to miss the exciting Halloween-themed ambience at the Celtober Festival in Plano, Texas! There will be food, vendors, clans, volunteers and athletes that all come together in this Halloween-themed Festival!

In cooperation with the City of Plano, and Highland Arts & Athletics, there are 9 classes competing in traditional Highland Game events:

  • Braemar Stone
  • Open Stone
  • Heavy Weight for Distance
  • Light Weight for Distance
  • Heavy Hammer/Light Hammer
  • Caber Toss
  • Weight Over Bar
  • Sheaf Toss

Diwali Mela

Southfork Ranch is proud to host the Dallas Festival of Lights on October 30 from 4pm-10pm. As one of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, this spiritual event brings people together to celebrate the symbolism of light, goodness, knowledge and hope.

There will be popular traditional foods and live entertainment. Catch Bollywood music and dance performers fire up the stage, along with activities for the kids to enjoy. End the night with an amazing grand finale fireworks show.

Hitchcock_tober at Angelika Film Center: Psycho

Halloween night at 7pm, the Angelika Film Center will show the final movie in their Halloween series, Psycho. Alfred Hitchcock’s landmark masterpiece of the macabre stars Anthony Perkins as the troubled Norman Bates, whose old dark house and adjoining motel are not the place to spend a quiet evening. When Marion Crane, spectacularly played by Janet Leigh, ends up at the Bates Motel after making off with $40,000 cash, there’s hardly a film fan alive who doesn’t know what happens next. First a private detective, then Marion’s sister, search for her as the horror and suspense mount to a terrifying climax where the mysterious killer is finally revealed.

Plano Flags of Honor

An Expression of Gratitude. From November 5-November 12 at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve, a field of over 1,000 3′ x 5′ American Flags will express our gratitude to our veterans and first responders. Each flag tells the story of heroes whose lives were devoted in service to others, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice. We will honor family members, friends and neighbors whose service and sacrifices have allowed all of us to be safe and enjoy freedoms many in other lands cannot enjoy. By honoring them through this display, we are creating a visual expression of our gratitude to those who serve, present and past, living and deceased, while raising money for their causes.

On each flag hangs a dedication card that reflects the service given by the honoree. Each card tells the story of heroes whose lives were devoted in service to their fellow man. From the Civil War to the present, all are represented. Hear the haunting sound of TAPS at dusk and experience the reverence of walking the field at night when the flags seem to reach out and tell their own stories.

Underground Movement Festival

On November 12 from 5pm-10:30pm in McCall Plaza, the Secret Society Club and Plano Stages presents Underground Movement Festival Vol. 7!

Urban Movement Festival brings the culture of underground hip-hop movement out into the open skies of Downtown Plano’s McCall Plaza. Join us for two-versus-two dance battles, b-boy/b-girl battles and dance team showcases. This is an all-ages event with a family-friendly environment, celebrating more than 40 years of Hip-Hop. Our mission is to create a safe place for young adults to dance and compete in Plano. The event is already attracting young adult competitors and attendees from all over Texas and some surrounding states. This is an all-ages, family-friendly event and free for spectators.

Live Music at Legacy Hall this Fall

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