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2020 Exhaustive List of Halloween Fun
including Pumpkin Patches, Haunted Houses, and Ghost Walks
in Collin County

including Allen, Frisco, McKinney, and Plano

Pumpkin patches, haunted houses, 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.

This is a roundup article of all the pumpkin patches, haunted houses, Halloween events, festivals, trick or treating and ghostwalks we could find in Collin County. For a day-by-day listing of fall festivals and Halloween-related events, be sure to check our Calendar of 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.

Free $0
$ $1-5
$$ $6-10
$$$ $11-15
$$$$ $16-20
$$$$$ $21+
Due to the rapidly changing social distancing requirements due to COVID-19, please follow the link for each event for the latest information.

Event submissions for 2020 has been closed.

Halloween Lights

List of Great Halloween Light Displays

Does your family like to drive around and look at Christmas lights? We're collecting the best family-friendly Halloween light displays to view in October! Just follow the link to our list and if you wish to share a family-friendly, non-gruesome display with us, let us know. Just follow the link above for our guidelines.

Halloween Movies

Halloween Double Feature

2020: TBD; watch their website for further info!
One movie for the kiddos at 7:00 pm, another for teens and adults at 9:30 pm. Come and get scared with your neighbors!
222 Town Place, Fairview, TX 75069 (Fairview Town Center - The Park)

Halloween Drive-in Movie

2020: Confirmed
Enjoy a spooky film from the comfort of your vehicle! Feel free to decorate your vehicle and bring your carved pumpkin to participate in our pumpkin carving contest. Registered participants will also receive a meal courtesy of IN-N-Out Burgers! Costumes welcomed! The movie will begin at approximately 7:30PM -- The Addams Family
1201 E Bethany Dr, Allen, TX 75002 (Joe Farmer Recreation Center)

Haunted Campout

Family Fright Night, The Colony

Canceled for 2020
3700 Sparks Road, The Colony, TX 75056

Haunted Family Campout

2020: This event has gone virtual
5901 Los Rios Boulevard, Plano, TX 75074 (Oak Point Park Nature and Retreat Center)

Haunted House, Trails, Ghosts and Goblins

Are hauntings real? We encourage you to read our article before dabbling with the paranormal.

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.

Apparition Expedition

2020: This event has gone virtual
901 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074

Ghostwalk McKinney at Chestnut Square

Ghostwalk, McKinney

2020: This will take place October 30-31
Costumed Storytellers, Paranormal Presentation, Building Tours, Blacksmith Presentations, and live-action "Spirited" drama performances, and other activities. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. *Not recommended for children under 10 years of age
315 S. Chestnut Street, McKinney, TX 75069 (Chestnut Square)

Ghostly Hauntings Tours, McKinney

2020: October 17, 24 & November 21
Expertly guided tours of our Historic Homes and Presentation of Paranormal Evidence. *Recommended for ages 14 and Up
315 S. Chestnut Street, McKinney, TX 75069 (Chestnut Square)

Paranormal Investigation at Chestnut Square, McKinney

2020: October 17 & 24
This is not a tour but a paranormal investigation at Chestnut Square that will take place after the Ghostly Hauntings tour. Investigations will take place inside three of the historic homes at Chestnut Square.
315 S. Chestnut Street, McKinney, TX 75069 (Chestnut Square)

Haunted Shadows Lake Trail, The Colony

2020: Confirmed
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, TX 75056 (Blue Sky Sports Center property)

Mayhem on the Interurban

2020: Museum closed indefinitely due to COVID-19.
901 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074

Plano Phantoms

2020: Phantoms should arrive October 1; they'll need to return home by November 1st.
Looking for something light on the ghoulish this Halloween? Walk through downtown Plano and observe the phantoms during a self-guided tour of Historic Downtown Plano in October. The phantoms were created by Brad Stewart and there are a total of eight along 15th St in between the DART tracks and Ave K, and one at the Interurban Museum.
901 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074

Trick or Treat Trail

2020: Canceled
2001 S. Central Expwy, McKinney, TX 75070 (McKinney Community Center Hike and Bike Trail)

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

Trick or Treating:

Neighborhood Trick or Treating Customs

2020: Check your city regulations
Neighborhood Trick or Treating in the Dallas area begins at sundown and lasts until about 9:00 or 9:30 pm. Little beggars 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

2020: Event confirmed and will be bigger than ever! In 2019, 5,000 people attended.
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, TX 75009 (Celina Square)

Fall Festival with Trick or Treat at Safety Town, Frisco

2020: TBD; check their website for updates
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 Gary Burns Drive, Frisco, TX 75034

Trunk or Treat, Frisco

2020: This event will take place.
Admission: Mac 'n Cheese Cups to Donate to Frisco Fastpacs
Candy & teal pPumpkin treats, costume contests & prizes, food trucks, and music.
9040 First Street, Frisco, TX 75034

Trunk or Treat, Lucas

2020: This event will be a drive-thru. Check website for details.
750 W Lucas Rd, Lucas, TX 75002 (Good Shepherd United Methodist Church)

Halloween at the Heard, McKinney

2020: This event has been canceled.
1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069

Trick or Treat on the Farm, Plano

2020: Canceled
1900 W 15th St, Plano, TX 75075 (Heritage Farmstead Museum)

Trunk or Treat, Plano

2020: Undecided as of publication
The parking lot is transformed for everyone's favorite costumed holiday! Enjoy candy, games, and giveaways among friends and family in a safe and fun environment for kids of all ages. Enjoy candy, games, bounce houses, and giveaways. Be sure to dress up!
5333 Independence Pkwy, Plano, TX 75023 (Legacy Church, Plano)

Trunk or Treat, Plano

2020: Canceled
3160 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074 (First United Methodist Church Plano)

Boo on Ballard, Wylie

2020 Canceled
112 S Ballard Ave, Wylie, TX 75098

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!

Anna Harvest Fest

2020: Canceled
425 W. Rosamond Pkwy, Anna, TX 75409 (Slayter Creek Park)

Boo Bash

2020: Canceled
5801 Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75093 (Tom Muehlenbeck Center)

Fall Festival, Allen

2020: TBD
Face painters, balloon artists, costume contest, petting zoo, character visits.
329 Town Place, Fairview, TX 75069 (Fairview Town Center - The Fountain)

Fall Festival & Chili Cook-off, Allen

2020: Canceled
601 S Greenville Ave, Allen, TX 75002 (First United Methodist Church Allen)

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

Fall Festival, Frisco

2020: While the Fall Festival is canceled, Pumpkin Painting will take place Fridays & Saturdays through October 31
7401 Coit Rd, Frisco, TX 75035 (Shades of Green)

Fall Festival, Frisco

2020: Canceled
7901 Main St, Frisco, TX 75034 (First Baptist Church, Frisco)

Fall Festival, Frisco

2020: Canceled
4801 Legendary Drive, Frisco, TX 75034 (Stonebriar Community Church)

2020: Canceled
7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco, TX 75034 (Dr Pepper Ballpark)

Heritage Halloween, Frisco

2020: Canceled
6499 Page St, Frisco, TX 75034 (Frisco Heritage Center)

Fall Festival, McKinney

2020: Event changed to Reverse Trick or Treating Drive Thru; see website for details.
1800 S. Stonebridge Dr, McKinney, TX 75070 (Stonebridge United Methodist Church)

Fall Fun Fest, Plano

2020: Drive Thru Peek-A-Boo (a Fall Fun Fest no contact event). Come enjoy a safe, contact free, family friendly Fall Fun Fest event. Kids can enjoy trying to spot their favorite characters and we'll have awesome goody bags along the route! Invite your friends and neighbors to ride with you or follow in their car. Let's drive thru and peek-a-boo!

4001 Custer Rd, Plano, TX 75023 (Hunters Glen Baptist Church)

Treat N Feast Fall Festival

2020: Canceled
1701 E Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75074 (Faith Lutheran School)

2020: Confirmed

Bulls & Pulls, Princeton

Bull riding and tractor pull, music, and shopping.
500 W College St, Princeton, TX 75407 (J.M. Caldwell Sr Communty Park/POW Camp)

Prosper Pumpkinfest

2020: canceled
1551 Frontier Pkwy, Prosper, TX 75078 (Frontier Park)

Fall Festival, Sachse

2020: Event WILL take place but with changes.
Over 100 booths with arts & crafts, businesses, and nonprofits. Live music, a bounce town, bungee jump, petting zoo, Kids' Craft Corner, a classic car show, food booths and food trucks.
4405 Hudson Dr, Sachse, TX 75048 (Heritage Park)

Fall Festival and Pumpkin Toss

2020: Event confirmed
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, TX 75098 (In-Sync Exotics)

Spooktober Festival at Cathy's Critters

October 30-November 1
Cathy's Critters has been in the area for over 15 years providing educational and fun activities with animals. Over Halloween weekend, we are having evening hours for fall-themed family fun with haunted hay ride, petting zoo, pony rides, corn cannons, hay maze, and Halloween games in our event barn.
7422 Co Rd 466, Princeton, TX 75407 (Cathy's Critters)

Pumpkin Patches in Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano TX

Pumpkins In Water:

Pumpkin Dunk

2020: Canceled
3003 Alma Rd., McKinney, TX 75070 (Apex Centre)

Pumpkin Splash Patch

2020: Confirmed
Pick your Halloween pumpkin from our floating pumpkin patch! Swim and choose your pumpkin and stay to decorate it.
110 E. Rivercrest, Allen, TX 75002 (Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium)

Pumpkin Patches:

5G Farm

This is a new farm listing for 2020! Click on the Facebook icon in the upper right corner of their website to learn more. Visit the pumpkin patch and feed the turkeys. Texas BBQ will be available for purchase Friday through Sunday.
6601 Co Rd 166, McKinney TX 75071

Pumpkins on the Prairie, Frisco

2020: Many activities have been canceled and the season will be shorter
3521 Main St, Frisco, TX 75034 (Grace Avenue United Methodist Church)

Preston Trail Farms, Gunter

2020: Confirmed
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, TX 75058

Storybook's Pumpkin Patch, McKinney

2020: Confirmed; some activities may be modified.
Wagon ride through an 1880's western town, hay bale maze, pony rides, petting zoo, bounce houses.
3701 S. Custer, McKinney, TX 75070 (Storybook Ranch)

Lola's Pumpkin Patch

2020: Confirmed in semi-full swing
1771 Kever Main, Melissa, TX 75454 (Lola's Local Market)

Poncho's Patch

2020: Canceled
1900 W 15th St, Plano, TX 75075

Pumpkin Patch

2020: Pumpkin patch, Trunk or Treat and movie; registration required
3101 Coit Rd. Plano, TX 75075 (Christ United Methodist Church)

Halloween for Pets

Howl-O-Ween Barkin' Bash

2020: Canceled
745 S. Allen Heights Dr., Allen, TX 75002 (Bethany Lakes Park)

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 6, 2020
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