You'll Want to Attend These Fall Festivals Near Dallas

At Southfork Ranch, we love creating memorable events with legendary style at our unique ranch venue. But we also love attending unique events. Luckily, there’s always a fun festival going on in Dallas. If you’re looking for some activities and events near Dallas, we’ve compiled a list just for you. Here are some of the events you’ll want to attend this fall.


Event: Kiwanis Butterfly Festival  

Location: Southlake Town Square

Date: September 8


This is a festival perfect for families. It’s the 15th annual Kiwanis Butterfly Festival. Walk inside the mesh tent filled with hundreds of Texas butterflies. Kids can even feed and interact with the them before they are released into the Texas air. Proceeds will benefit local children’s charities. Tickets start at $5 for kids and $7 for adults.


Event: Dallas Observer BrewFest

Location: Dallas Farmers Market

Date: September 8


Calling all beer lovers! The 8th annual Dallas Observer BrewFest will be held at the Dallas Farmers Market and will showcase over 500 beers. Plus, check out many different food vendors and listen to live music. Tickets include 12 beer samples, but you can purchase more samples at the event.


Event: Greek Food Festival of Dallas

Location: Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

Date: September 21-23


Immerse yourself in Greek culture at the Greek Food Festival of Dallas. Sample handmade food like gyros, lamb sliders, and spanakopita. Greek wine and beer will also be served. Plus, enjoy live entertainment like folk dancing and music. Kids can make a craft or watch a cooking demo. Trinity Greek Orthodox Church will also be open for tours during the festival. Tickets start at $7.


Event: Plano Balloon Festival

Location: Oak Point Park

Date: September 21


Look high up in the sky at dozens of colorful hot air balloons at the Plano Balloon Festival. Located next to Southfork Ranch at Oak Point Park, this event is a favorite of Dallas residents. Enjoy music, food, rides, and other activities. Tickets are $5 for kids and $10 for adults.


Event: State Fair of Texas 2018

Location: Fair Park

Date: September 28-October 21


The State Fair of Texas is back again this year at Fair Park. Check out the concert lineup, including Ludacris and Hunter Hayes. You’ll be able to watch college football games, parades, and even see a firework show. Not to mention, all the fried fair food you could possibly want! Ticket options include a family 4-pack, which includes four general admission tickets and 300 food and ride coupons for one low price.


Event: Plano International Festival

Location: Haggard Park

Date: October 13


The diversity of Plano comes to life with unique activities, entertainment, and food at the Plano International Festival. Check out the parade of flags, multicultural dances, and international fashion show. Plus, sample food from around the world. Children’s educational activities will open your children’s eyes to new cultures and teach them the importance of diversity.


Event: Diwali Festival of Lights

Location: Southfork Ranch

Date: October 27


Guests will experience traditional and fusion dance performances, Indian street food vendors, the Diya ceremony, and can shop in a traditional bazaar marketplace with many vendors, Henna booths and cultural crafts. With each ticket, you’ll receive a diya that you can light during the ceremony.


Southfork Ranch is a renowned Texas legend and landmark that is home to more than 1,400 events each year and we love what we do! We would love to have your event as part of our legendary Dallas history. Contact us at (972) 442-7800 for more information and to speak with one of our event planning professionals.

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