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2018 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.

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.


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

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 Bash


Friscovania

$$$
The hottest Halloween extravaganza in North Texas. Journey through the National Soccer Hall of Fame, trick-or-treat your way down the haunted Carnival Concourse filled with games, inflatables, tattoos, balloons, photo ops, live characters, yummy treats, and dance feats-oh my!. hen the night falls, strut your stuff on the main stage in our spooktacular Costume Contest. Cap off the evening with live music, entertainers, and the biggest, baddest fashion show in the metroplex.
9200 World Cup Way, Frisco (Toyota Stadium)


Haunted Campout


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

Haunted Family Campout

$$$$$
An evening of outdoor games, nature walks, story-telling near the fire, s'mores, tent decorating contest, pumpkin painting, and be sure to bring some candy for 'tent or treating'. Limit 5 people per tent site. Meals included! Burgers and hot dogs for dinner, pancakes for breakfast.
5901 Los Rios Boulevard, Plano (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

$$$
On a guided 1.5-mile walk through our historic downtown, intrepid travelers encounter the mysterious, the ghostly and the darker moments of Plano's history. A woman's scream. Shades open, doors unlock, chairs unfold -- but there's no explanation. Many denizens of downtown Plano report strange occurrences in the area's historic buildings. Some claim they're haunted. Stepping out from the Interurban Railway Museum, the tour provides an exclusive peek at creepy corners, back hallways and other out-of-the-way spots downtown.
901 E 15th St, Plano

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

Plano Phantoms & Mayhem on the Interurban

Free
Looking for something light on the ghoulish this Halloween? Visit the Interurban Museum after October 24 for the exhibit showcasing the murders, deaths, robberies and wrecks of the interurban's history. Then watch for the phantoms during a self-guided tour of Historic Downtown Plano now thru October 29. 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

Trick or Treat Trail

Free.
Enjoy candy, sweet treats, a costume contest, games, music and food trucks and fun for all ages.
2001 S. Central Expwy, McKinney (McKinney Community Center Hike and Bike Trail)

Zombie Escape Room, Plano

$$$$$
You 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.

Halloween Trick or Treat Family Expo

Free
Designed by families for families. Trick or Treat, live shows, haunted house.
2000 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano (Plano Event Center)

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 Train Topia

$-$$
Wear your costume, see the Ghost Train, and grab some candy! Offered on specified dates. Bedecked in Halloween/Fall decor with ghosts, goblins and a haunted house, visitors of all ages will enjoy the scavenger hunt that reveals many subtle and not-so-subtle features.
8004 Dallas Pkwy, Frisco (Inside Frisco Discovery Center)

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

Cancelled for 2018
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

Trick or Treat on the Farm, Plano

$$
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)

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!

Anna Harvest Fest

Free
Admission to the festival, parking, Kid's Fun Zone, games and trick or treating are all free. Vendor shopping, a food court, live music, costume contest, a classic car show, a pumpkin carving content, and a family kickball tournament.
425 W. Rosamond Pkwy, Anna

Bach & Broomsticks, Allen

Free
Halloween crafts, face painting, balloon art for kids. This event does NOT include Trick or Treating at the stores. The final Fall Series Concerts by the Creek takes place from 7 - 9 pm on The Green.
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)

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

Free
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

Cost TBA
In addition to the pumpkin patch and petting zoo, there will be food, live music, a car show, and rides.
8000 Eldorado Parkway, Frisco

Fall Festival, Frisco

Free-$$
Lots of inflatables such as obstacle course, zipline, zorb balls, euro bungee, climbing wall, eliminator, and smaller bounce houses and slides for the younger kids too. (Wristband required) Carnival games with separate preschool area, sno-cones and popcorn. (Free). Food for purchase.
7901 Main St, Frisco (First Baptist Church, Frisco)

Fall Festival, Frisco

Cancelled for 2018
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)

Pets & Pumpkins, Frisco

Free
Join us for pumpkin decorating, pumpkin bowling and other games and crafts. Watch square dancers in the old train depot and blacksmiths at their forge. Hear the story of the Crozier house ghost read aloud on the second floor of this Victorian home. Pet adoptions.
6499 Page St, Frisco (Frisco Heritage Center)

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
A carnival theme with jump houses, petting zoo, carnival games, dunk tank, inflatables, balloon artist, candy and more.
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 Fun Fest

Free
Live music, inflatables, games, crafts, photo booths and lots of candy! Fantastic street tacos and drinks for sale.
4001 Custer Rd, Plano

Fall Festival

$
Kids Zone with bounce houses, train rides, mechanical bull riding, arts and crafts and more. ($5 unlimited play) Mutton busting ($25), hayrides, pumpkin patch, live bull riding and food vendors.
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

Pumpkins In Water:


Pumpkin Dunk

$$
Pick your pumpkin! You will have 30 minutes to swim and pick out your favorite pumpkin. Once your time in the water is up, you will have until noon to paint your jack-o-lantern scary or sweet and take it and your very own goodie bag home. Register.
3003 Alma Rd., McKinney (Apex Centre)

Pumpkin Splash Patch

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


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, all events, and food 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)

Cancelled

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

PreK & Kinder Pumpkin Patch, McKinney

$$
Pumpkin Patch is back! Story-time in the schoolhouse, dress a scarecrow, pumpkin science fun, and more fun fall activities! Contact Annie Quinn at 972.562.8790 or annie@chestnutsquare.org to reserve your visit today. (This is by reservation only for groups.)
315 S Chestnut St, McKinney (Chestnut Square, McKinney)

Pumpkinville, McKinney

Cancelled
Disappointing news for 2018 for fans of this event. Tucker Hill will no longer be hosting Pumpkinville as the community no longer has the Hwy 380 frontage space to set up this type of festival.

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)

1900 W 15th St, Plano

Pumpkin Patch

Free to visit, pumpkins for purchase
While the Fall Festival is held for just one day, the patch is open late September thru Halloween.
3101 Coit Rd. Plano (Christ United Methodist Church)


Halloween for Adults


Adult Trick or Treat

Free.
The October theme for Second Saturdays.
111 N. Tennessee Street, McKinney (Historic Downtown McKinney)


Halloween for Pets


Howl-O-Ween Barkin' Bash

Free
You and your furry friends will be treated to raffles, games, "arfs" and crafts, costume contest, and more!
745 S. Allen Heights Dr., Allen (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 31, 2018
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