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October In Collin County And Beyond

Don't miss a thing, plan the whole month ahead
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Fairs, concerts and festivities are heading our way at full steam! Check this October guide to see what Collin County has in store for us this fall.

Isn't it nice to have the whole month at a glance?

Enjoy the State Fair of Texas in October.
Photo: State Fair of Texas | Facebook

State Fair of Texas

When: Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 23 | All day
Where: Fair Park Dallas | 3809 Grand Ave, Dallas

Celebrate Texas with amusement rides, rodeos, pig races and carnival games. Oh, and let’s not forget fried food. Deep-fried lasagna, anyone?  

2022 Frisco Arts Walk and Run

When: Saturday, October 1st | 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Where: Hall Park | 6801 Gaylord Parkway, Frisco

Run (or walk!) through the scenic Texas Sculpture Garden at HALL Park while pop-up musicians, vocalists and artists perform along the run route. 

Fall Plano Train Show

When: Saturday, October 1, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Sunday, October 2, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Plano Event Center | 2000 E Spring Creek Parkway, Plano

All aboard! The largest model train show in the North Dallas area has over 18 dioramas on display. 

Photo: Schade's Photography | Cottonwood Art Festival | Facebook

Cottonwood Art Festival

When: Saturday, October 1 and Sunday 2 
Where: Cottonwood Park | 1321 W. Belt Line Rd., Richardson

Bringing together over 250 of the best local, national and international artists, this art festival transforms Cottonwood Park into an outdoor fine art gallery. Bring the whole family, because the festival will have an art stop for kids to learn to weave, craft and create with clay.

The Rocky Horror Show

When: Friday, October 14 through Sunday 30 
Where: Art Centre Theatre | 1400 Summit Ave., Suite E, Plano

Follow young sweethearts Brad and Janet as they discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter and his house of wild characters.

Huffhines Art Trails

When: Saturday, October 15, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Sunday, October 16, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Where: Huffhines Park | 1500 Apollo Rd., Richardson

Hand-selected curators, craftsmen, growers and local makers bring a unique shopping experience to the trails of Huffhines Park.

Plano Bridal Show

When: Sunday, October 16 | 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Plano Event Center | 2000 E Spring Creek Parkway, Plano

Plan your perfect wedding with the help of over 110 wedding businesses. Surely one of them can help!

The Black Keys - The Dropout Boogie Tour

When: Tuesday, October 18 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Fair Park | 3809 Grand Avenue, Dallas

The duo is promoting their newest Delta blues roots album.

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Jazz Under the Stars

When: Thursday, October 20 | 6:00 p.m.
Where: Haggard Park | 901 E 15th Street, Plano

Get your lawn chair or blanket and be ready for a nice evening of smooth jazz outdoors.

Plano Food and Wine Festival

When: Saturday, October 22 | 12:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Legacy West, 5908 Headquarters Dr, Plano

Taste over 100 award-winning wines and culinary treats from North Texas chefs while you stroll through Legacy West’s many local boutiques and shops. 

Fall Harvest Festival & Outdoor Market

When: Saturday, October 23 | 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Legacy North | 7401 Lone Star Dr, Plano

Celebrate the season by shopping from over 40 vendors selling everything from clothes to candles to flowers and more.

Tough Mudders Dallas

When: Saturday, October 29 and 30 | 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: True Grit Ranch | 6810 Old Granbury Road, Granbury

This untimed, non-competitive event features 5K, 10K and 15K obstacle course formats and was made to make your wild inner child happy. Heck! it'll make your actual child happy too. Take the little rascal to Tough Mudder Kids and let them get their first headband on a 1/2 mile and 1 mile obstacle course designed for kids.

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Diwali Mela - Dallas' Festival of Lights

When: Sunday October 30 | 4:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Southfork Ranch | 3700 Hogge Dr., Allen

Celebrate the victory of good versus evil with Bollywood music, live performances, kid activities and a beautiful fireworks show.