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Halloween Fun, Haunted Houses, Ghost Walks and Pumpkin Patches
in Collin County

including Allen, Frisco, McKinney, and Plano

family in pumpkin patch in Collin County, TX

Haunted houses, pumpkin patches, ghost walks, hay rides, and apple pie are all part of the fun as Fall approaches. We've found some places but would love to add to the list, so tell us if you know of any more Halloween traditions you have in Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano--or anywhere in Collin County.

While we are continually updating this page, be sure to check our Calendar of Events for new Halloween events and fall festivals added daily which may not appear on this page, which is reserved for annual recurring events.

Are you wondering if you are welcome to attend one of these events at a church if you don't share the same faith? Absolutely, you are welcome and no, the church folks won't be trying to 'convert' you or your children. These events are gifts to the community. Most events at churches are free, but some may include a small fee (when indicated on this page) to offset the cost.


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Free $0
$ $1-5
$$ $6-10
$$$ $11-15
$$$$ $16-20
$$$$$ $21+

Haunted House, Trails, Ghosts and Goblins

Will you be hosting a haunted house, scare house or haunted maze? Be sure to check with your city or local government office to obtain all appropriate permits and then submit your venue to us for inclusion.


The Crypt

Closed for 2017 Halloween Season
$$$$
Described as a "loud, in-your-face haunted house." The scare starts out in the swamp of Crystal Lake, travels back alleys, mazes, and a big top circus before reaching the haunted house.
2990 Audie Murphy Parkway West, Farmersville

Dark Hour Haunted House

$$$$$
This haunted house claims to be DFW's premiere haunted attraction with "sets worthy of a Broadway production" creates "a genuine theatrical experience in terror for visitors." Not recommended for kids 10 and under.
701 Taylor Drive, Plano

Ghostwalk, McKinney

$$$
You set the pace for this walk through Chestnut Square and Historic Downtown McKinney Square where you'll encounter storytellers sharing the legends at each site on your map. There's a little spooky fun and refreshments awaiting your return to Chestnut Square. Discounts for children. Add the Jernigan's Swamp tour if you're over 12. Also offered are Ghostly Hauntings tours and a Paranormal experience.
315 S. Chestnut Street, McKinney

Haunted Shadows Lake Trail, The Colony

$$$$
Yes, this is just outside of the Collin County line, but it is such a great idea, we knew you'd want to know about it! You walk the dark trail through the woods as creatures can be found just beyond the glow of your flashlight! It's a self-guided journey one mile along the shore of Lake Lewisville.
7801 N. Main (Hwy 423), The Colony

Family Fright Night, The Colony

$$$
Again, this is just outside of the Collin County line, but it too cool not to mention. A Halloween camp out, haunted trail, tent trick or treating, costume and scream contests, scary movie, hayride, haunted house, campfire, s'mores and great food. This event has limited enrollment and fills quickly, so don't delay.
3700 Sparks Road, The Colony

Pine Lakes Halloween Home Haunt

Free
Family-friendly life-size movie monster haunt includes Chucky, Freddy, and Jason. Special lighting and music. As featured on HGTV, WFAA, NBC and the Dallas morning news. Open October 1-31, but don't miss Halloween night when a haunted tunnel appears just for kids!
705 Pine Lakes Drive, Plano

Zombie Escape Room, Plano

$$$$$
ou have 60minutes to escape the room. There is 1hungry zombie chained to the wall. Every 5minutes a buzzer sounds & the chain is released another foot from the wall!
701 Taylor Drive, Plano (Escape Room Adventures)


Halloween Trick or Treating in Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano TX

Trick or Treating:


Neighborhood Trick or Treating Customs

Neighborhood Trick or Treating in the Dallas area begins at sundown and lasts until about 9:00 or 9:30 pm. Little beggers stop at homes with the porch light lit, a long-time symbol that treats are ready and waiting just for the asking.

Trick or Treat on the Square, Celina

Free
Put on your best costume for some trick or treating along our candy trail on the Square, then head back home to finish Trick or Treating in your neighborhood.
127 N Ohio St, Celina (Celina Square)

Trick or Treat at Safety Town, Frisco

Free
Tots to fifth graders are invited to Trick or Treat in Frisco Fire's Safety Town. This is a fun and popular event with limited parking. Free shuttle service is available at 5828 Nancy Jane Lane, Frisco.
8601 Burns Drive, Frisco

Trick or Treat the Square, Frisco

Free
Trick or Treating at the shops and restaurants, petting zoo, face painters, balloon artists, a pooch parade/costume contest & dog adoption, wagon rides around the plaza and more! For children 12 and under.
8873 Coleman Blvd, Frisco

Halloween at the Heard, McKinney

$$$
What's more cool than Trick or Treating on Dino Trail and later walking through the Haunted Forest to Ghost Town? It's a full evening of fun including a family-friendly movie in the outdoor amphitheater and costume contest for kids 12 and under. Event sells out early!
1 Nature Place, McKinney

Scare on the Square, McKinney

Free
Hundreds of kiddos descend on the square, closed off to auto traffic, as the Trick or Treaters run from shop to shop seeking treats. Hayrides also available.
111 N. Tennessee St, McKinney

Trunk or Treat

Free
Costume contests and awards! Trunk or Treat is free but petting zoo, bounce houses and carnival games are available for a small cost.
7117 Co Rd 166, McKinney (Myers Park & Event Center)

Trick or Treat on the Farm

$$
Put on your favorite costume and come Trick or Treat at the Farmstead. Activities include trick or treating, chicken feeding, tractor rides, a craft, and so much more! Open to ages 1-9.
1900 W 15th St, Plano (Heritage Farmstead Museum)

Kids Night Out, Plano

Free
Indoor event for little Trick or Treaters running from booth to booth throughout the mall begging for treats. Games and prizes.
1717 E. Spring Street, Plano (Plano Market Square Mall)

Trunk or Treat, Plano

Free
This event for the whole family will include trick-or-treating from car trunks, costumes, door prizes, music, games and other fun! Join the community at this safe, family-friendly event.
4501 Legacy Dr, Plano (Legacy Church, Plano)

Trunk or Treat, Plano

Free
Children wear their Halloween costumes and Trick or Treat from decorated trunks, play games, enjoy music, dancing, and MORE!! A food truck will be on campus as well. All candy is individually wrapped and nut-free.
3160 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano (First Church, Plano)

Boo on Ballard, Wylie

Free
Kids go Trick or Treating from booth to booth and then join in the fun events in Olde City Park. Costume contest for children and pets.
112 S Ballard Ave, Wylie


Halloween hay rides in Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano TX

Fall Festivals:

One of the great benefits of living in the Buckle of the Bible Belt are all of the free Fall festivals (can you say that six times?) offered by local churches. Yup, FREE. And nope, you don't have to belong to their church or share their beliefs. Hindu? Buddhist? Jewish? Muslim? You're welcome to attend, and nope, they're not going to try to "convert" you. They want to show you they're nice neighbors. So put the kids in costume and go have fun!

Bach & Broomsticks, Allen

Free
Free hayrides, face painting, and children's musical entertainer. Pink pumpkins for sale. This event does NOT include Trick or Treating at the stores.
970 Garden Park Dr, Allen (Watters Creek)

Boo Bash

Free
Come dressed in costume with your Trick or Treat bag for a fun night of carnival games and candy. For children 12 & under and their parents.
5801 Parker Rd, Plano (Tom Muehlenbeck Center)

Fall Festival, Allen

Free
The kids (tots thru fifth graders) are invited to come in costume and enjoy games, inflatables and lots & lots of candy!
1015 Sam Rayburn Tollway, Allen (Cottonwood Creek Church)

Family Fall Festival, Allen

Free
Enjoy bounce houses, crafts, face painting, inflatable games, hot dogs & nachos, tattoos, games, and lots of candy. KIDS: wear your Halloween costumes! Everything, even the food, is free.
821 S. Greenville Ave, Allen (Christ the Servant Lutheran Church)

Trunk or Treat, Allen

Free
Enjoy bounce houses, a petting zoo, lunch, music, and TRUNK OR TREAT! Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served.
601 S Greenville Ave, Allen (First United Methodist Church Allen)

Scare on the Square, Farmersville

$
Fun for the whole family: costume contests for people and pets, games, dunkin booth and treats!
154 S Main St, Farmersville (The Onion Shed)

face painting at a Fall festival in Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano TX

Fall Festival, Frisco

Free
This will soon be a family favorite. The kids can run from game to game to win prizes: carnival games, bounce houses, bake walks, balloon animals, climbing walls, and face paintings.
4801 Legendary Drive, Frisco (Stonebriar Community Church)

Fall Festival, Frisco

Free
Kids costume contest, pumpkin painting, catch on the field (bring your gloves!), face painting, playground and bounce house, $1 food and beverages.
7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco (Dr Pepper Ballpark)

Family Fun Fest, Frisco

Some things free.
Carnival rides, inflatables, a petting zoo, cakewalks, games, face painting, hayrides and more. Enjoy unlimited rides and inflatables by purchasing a wristband, or you can pay per ticket to use towards the activities. There are also plenty of free games and candy to enjoy! Food trucks will be on site for an additional cost and costumes are welcome.
8500 Teel Pkwy, Frisco (Elevate Life Church)

Fall Festival, McKinney

Free
On one special day (see our calendar) the church will host a festival with bounce houses, complimentary fall photos and many children's activities. The pumpkin patch is open most days in October.
1800 S. Stonebridge Dr, McKinney (Stonebridge United Methodist Church)

Fall Festival, McKinney

Free
Trunk or Treat, kiddie train, bounce houses, petting zoo, free food and more! Bring the kiddos in their costumes. Lots of fun and candy!
2101 South Stonebridge Drive, McKinney (Crosspoint Church)

Fall Festival, Plano

Free
Don't miss this family-fun event! Festivities include Trunk or Treat, carnival games, a chili supper, a giant inflatable obstacle course with slide, cotton candy, popcorn, and much more!
5801 W Plano Pkwy, Plano (St. Andrew United Methodist Church)

Fall Fest

Free
Featuring fall-fun for all ages including a vintage car show, the Youth Pumpkin Patch, food trucks, obstacle courses, fall-themed games, the Critterman, and so much more!
3101 Coit Rd. Plano (Christ United Methodist Church)

Fall Festival, Plano

$
Pumpkin patch, candy lane giveaway, carnival rides, petting zoo, bounce houses and youth concert.
2400 State Hwy 121, Plano (One Community Church)

Fall Festival

$
Live music, food, kids area, arts and crafts. $5 parking per vehicle.
500 W College St, Princeton (J.M. Caldwell Sr Communty Park/POW Camp)

Prosper Pumpkinfest

Free
Pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, live music, inflatables, costume contest, food trucks, shopping, outdoor movies and a chili contest!
1551 Frontier Pkwy, Prosper (Frontier Park)

Fall Festival and Pumpkin Toss

$$$
All cats receive pumpkins as enrichment, but this year with a fun Fall Festival! New and improved games and prizes, face painting and crafts, cake walk, vendors and music, silent auction of cat paints. NO costumes please.
3430 Skyview Dr, Wylie (In-Sync Exotics)

Pumpkin Patches in Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano TX

Pumpkin Patches:


Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival, Allen

Free
Fall Festival is held one day (see calendar) with a bounce house, petting zoo, carnival games, face painting, story telling in the barn, cake walks, hay ride, balloon animals, hot dogs, popcorn and more! Admission and all events are free. Pumpkins and Fall decorations are available to purchase daily in October (Click on link for details).
261 Country Club Road, Allen (Creekwood United Methodist Church)

Top Fun Pumpkin Patch, Anna (Website is a Facebook page)

$$$
The only pumpkin patch with exotic wildlife! Safari hay ride, exotic wildlife sightings, paddle boats, face painting. Pumpkins, catch and release fishing, and concessions available for purchase.
5711 Hwy 121, Anna

Pumpkins on the Prairie, Frisco

Free
The kids will have a blast running from one fun event to another: bounce house, face painting, pumpkin launching, games, and the hay ride. When you're all set to head home, choose your favorite pumpkin from the patch (purchase). Hay maze, hay ride and bounce houses are open daily; additional activities available as specified on their website.
3521 Main St, Frisco (Grace Avenue United Methodist Church)

Preston Trail Farms, Gunter

$$
Okay, you caught us, this is technically just outside of Collin County, but since The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm (now Preston Trail Farms) is a Collin County tradition, we've included them. Admission includes feed for the petting barn, hayride, roping pen, and hay maze.
15102 TX-289, Gunter

Pumpkinville, McKinney

Free
Free activities include a tractor-pulled hay ride to see the community's Fall decor, petting zoo, DJ-led music and games, face painting and pumpkin painting (no purchase necessary). Due to the construction in 2017, this is a two-day festival (see calendar) and pumpkins will not be sold.
2100 State Blvd, McKinney (Tucker Hill neighborhood)

Storybook's Pumpkin Patch, McKinney

$$$
Wagon ride through an 1880's western town, hay bale maze, pony rides, petting zoo, bounce houses.
3701 S. Custer, McKinney (Storybook Ranch)

Lola's Pumpkin Patch

$
(Link is Facebook Page) Every weekend take part in hay rides, pony rides, pallet maze, pumpkin painting, and entertainment. Admission is free but games and pumpkins begin at $1.
1771 Kever Main, Melissa (Lola's Local Market)

Did we miss a Fall festival, pumpkin patch, haunted house, or Trick or Treating event in Collin County?
If so, please tell us about it! Send us an email and we'll get it posted as quickly as we can!









By Debbie Krubsack
Updated October 26, 2017
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