Dallas Right Now: October Events

5929E2C2C5CE2B23FD849787065DA912There are plenty of ways to be entertained in North Texas this month. So, get out and enjoy the cooler weather and have some fun!

It’s that time of the year. The State Fair of Texas is open! Known as the fried food capital of Texas, it is also home to Big Tex, the Texas Star, the neutral location for the annual Red River Rivalry, the largest new car show in the southwest, Livestock Show and more! Check out the Midway, enjoy a free concert, eat a corn dog, ride a few rides, walk through an exhibit and lots more – there’s never a shortage of things to do! Now through October 19.

This Saturday, October 4, Fall for the Arts takes place at Klyde Warren Park. This event focuses on celebrating all the arts and cultural institutions within the Metroplex. The event is free for all to attend and will be an artfully packed experience which will include two main stages that will showcase performances all-day, street performers, chalk artists and much more!

The Dallas Mavericks Fan Jam takes place this Saturday, October 4, and features the Dallas Mavericks Dancers, ManiAACs, Drumline, Street Team and mascots. The event will conclude with an open practice on the main court at 2 pm, where fans can see the complete 2014-2015 team for the first time this season.

Fall has arrived and luckily so has Autumn at the Arboretum. The Dallas Arboretum has been totally transformed with thousands of fall florals! This year over 65,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash come together to form the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village. Tons of special events take place throughout the festival including a hay bale maze, scavenger hunts and a pumpkin patch. Enjoy a picnic in the gardens, a family photo, or a leisurely walk among 150,000 blooming fall flowers. Now through November 26.

Reindeer Manor is the oldest haunted attraction in Texas and one of the oldest continuously running haunts in the world. Reindeer Manor opened in 1974 on the 33-acre property that has been said to be haunted by its previous owners. The experience will chill your bones and terrify you to your core! Weekends through November 8.

Dinosaurs Live! at the Heard Museum is a must! Encounter a 46-foot long T-Rex and eight new life-size animatronics dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s nature trails. See the dinosaurs move and hear them roar! You won’t believe your eyes. Now through February 15, 2015.

Getting your running/walking shoes on for the Komen Dallas Race for the Cure, Saturday, October 18! In its 32nd year, this event is one of the most highly anticipated races of the year. The Race continues to raise funds, heighten awareness and educate Dallas County residents about breast health as well as to celebrate breast cancer survivorship. People of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to participate in the 5K, whether a walker or an elite runner.

The annual Boo at the Zoo will skip the tricks and offer only treats throughout the Fort Worth Zoo for all guests to enjoy. Activities include a live animal stage show, a pumpkin patch, a Tot Spot, crafts and treat stations. Wild Encounters keeper chats and Boo-themed animal enrichment activities will take place at various exhibits in the Zoo. October 24 -26.

Benefiting the Family Place, Partners Card starts October 24 and runs thru November 2. Shop for a cause!

Whoosh, how about all those? What would you add?

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