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Local Halloween Events




Halloween activities have changed over the years.  I remember when I was kid the only event was going Trick-or-Treating. Now kids have all sorts of options for having fun and gathering all that candy.

Here are some local events that you, or your kids, might enjoy!

Friday, Oct 27th

  • Allen Library Halloween Story Time – (FREE, 10:30-11:30am)
    Enjoy a Halloween-themed story time, Big Pumpkin performance, and show off your costume! This year, in place of a trick or treat parade, children will get a take-home craft!  Limited to 275. 
  • Stonebriar Church Fall Festival, Frisco (FREE, 6-9pm)
    This will soon be a family favorite. The kids can run from game to game to win prizes: carnival games, bounce houses, bake walks, balloon animals, climbing walls, and face paintings.

Saturday, Oct 28th

  • Fall Festival at Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church  (FREE, 4-7pm)
    The Fall Festival will be full of fun, games, bounce houses, food trucks, game trucks and many other activities. 
  • Halloween Skate at Allen Community Ice Rink ($5 for entry & $3 for skates, 11:45am-1:45pm)
     Come enjoy candy, raffles and more. 
  • Howl-O-Ween Barking Bash (FREE, 1-3pm) at Bethany Lakes Park
    Dress up your dog and join the fun! Enjoy contests, games, raffles, demonstrations, and vendors.
  • Legends of Mckinney Ghost Walk McKinney Square ($$, 6-10pm)
    This is a self-guided, self-paced Ghost Walk through downtown McKinney Square

Sunday, Oct 29th

  • Trunk or Treat at Greenville Oaks Church in Allen, (FREE, 5-7pm)
    Enjoy the evening by visiting the decorated trunks to play games and receive candy and prizes.
  • Fall Festival at First United Methodist Church in Allen, (FREE, 12-2pm)
    Trunk or treat, Face Painting, Bounce Houses and Petting Zoo


Special needs Children

  • Saturday, Oct 28th from 4-7pm at Lifetime Fitness
    Fall Carnival and Resource Fair for all individuals with special need and their families featuring train rides, games, candy and resources.  See for more information

Jeff Kofahl

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