The first day of Fall is on September 22nd so get into the spirit of the season over the next couple of months with these Texas activities! 

1. Explore a Life-Sized Pumpkin Village

The nationally acclaimed “Autumn at the Arboretum” is happening once again this year! There you will find more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squashes that will be used to create the display at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden! Visit for more information! 

2. Visit the State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas opens at the end of the month! Going until October 23, this is the country’s longest running fair, featuring attractions from petting zoos to beer gardens and the Big Tex Choice Awards, which is just full of fried treats! Visit for more information.

3. Watch the Plano Balloon Festival

Happening at the end of this month, the sky will soon be colored with a rainbow of hot air balloons. There’s plenty to do for those of us on the ground — just make sure you have your ticket! Visit for more information!

4. Go Apple Picking at Henrietta Creek Apple Orchard. 

This orchard has over 500 hybrid dwarf apple trees ready for you to pick some of those delicious apples! This is a great outing for the whole family — so visit their website and see what apples are ready to be picked!


The following are all of the amazing fall festivals that are going on! Check em out and bring the whole fam!

9. The Inaugural ERA World Championship

Cowboy Up! It’s time for the ERA World Championship! From November 9 to the 13, the world championship of the Elite Rodeo Association is happening! Watch the best rodeo athletes in the world compete for a massive prize. Visit for more information.

10. Scenic Drive

Watch the leaves change during a scene drive! There’s plenty of places around Texas to take the family and you can either drive or walk! Find out more by visiting:

And there you have it! 10 of the best things to do during fall in Texas! Let us know your favorites or if you’ve done any of the above!

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