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10 Family-Fun Things To Do This Fall

01 | State Fair of Texas
Nowhere else can you find this unique mix of livestock, entertainment, midway rides and deep fried foods.  This year’s theme is “Celebrating Texas Innovation.”
When: September 28 – October 21
Cost: $16.50 or $45/season pass


02| Artists Showplace presents A Cultural Conversation: Exhibit and Reception  
An exhibit showcasing a mix of traditional and contemporary Chinese art. The exhibit consists of art by local artists as well as artists from China showing what culture means to them. Live music, entertainment and reception.
When: September 7, 6:00 – 9:00
Cost: Free


03 | Oktoberfest: Crafts and Drafts at Watters Creek
Enjoy 18 different styles of Oktoberfest beers and offerings from local craft breweries along with live music, DJ, vendors and festive activities.  In addition to a stein hoisting, German dancers dressed in authentic garb will perform Saturday and Sunday. 
When: September 14 – 16 
Cost: Entry is free


04| History with a Twist Sock Hop 
Pull out your poodle skirt or pedal pushers for this 1950’s inspired cocktail party, which will benefit Dallas Heritage Village.
When: September 21, 6:30 – 10:30
Cost: $150



05| Bingo Night Benefiting Living for Zachary
Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, signature cocktails, a raffle and fun-filled bingo. Proceeds from this event will benefit Living for Zachary, an organization committed to raising awareness about Sudden Cardiac Arrest in youth. 
When: October 3, 6:00 – 9:00
Cost: $125

06| Plano International Festival

Enjoy multicultural music and dance performances, ethnic food trucks, cultural displays and more, all from over 100 countries. Come early for the popular Fitness and Wellness Fair with free flu shots and health screenings for kids and adults. 
When: October 13, 11:00 – 5:00 
Cost: Free


07| Wags & Whiskers Howl-O-Ween Pet Adoption 
This fun family event will include activities that appeal to all ages, including pet photos with a Great Pumpkin theme, a dog costume contest, candy and activities for kids, and multiple rescue groups with pets available for adoption. 
When: October 13 , 1:00 – 5:00 pm 
Cost: $10 entry into costume contest


08| Texas Legends Draft Day Party 
Calling all fans! Come to Strikz to meet Texas Legends players and get a behind-the-scenes peek as the coaches make their selections during the live draft. The bowling alley will offer food and drink specials. 
When: October 20, 1:30 PM
Cost: Entry is free


09| Altitude Trampoline Park
Over 35,000 sq. feet of indoor jumping space and dodge ball, plus food and music to keep the vibe going.
When: Teen Night every Saturday, 8:00 – 11:00
Cost: $17.95 (includes pizza)


10| Boho Market at the Shacks
Enjoy this unique popup market that brings 
one-of-a-kind local, handcrafted, and vintage 
items to you under one roof. 
When: Every Thursday
Cost: Entry is free

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