Embrace the Season: DFW Fall Events and Festivals

After a record-breaking summer, we here at Ladera Texas are thrilled for the cooler temperatures of the fall season ahead in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. This delightful time of year also features several DFW fall events and festivals that are ideal for the active adult age group. From pumpkin patches to art festivals, here’s a glimpse of what’s in store for you this fall.

Autumn at the Arboretum

Sept. 18 – November 22

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden transforms into a breathtaking autumn wonderland during this season. With over 90,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash, the Pumpkin Village is the star of the show. Take a stroll through the fall-themed gardens and enjoy live music on the weekends!

State Fair of Texas

Sept. 30 – Oct. 23

Kicking off the fall season with a bang, the State Fair of Texas is a beloved tradition for both locals and visitors. Featuring the iconic Big Tex mascot and a plethora of fried food offerings, this fair is a celebration of Texan culture. Don’t forget to check out the famous auto show, live music performances, and dazzling midway rides.

Cottonwood Art Festival

October 7-8

Richardson’s Cottonwood Park comes alive with creativity during the Cottonwood Art Festival. This juried show features the works of over 240 artists, making it one of the most prestigious art events in the region. Stroll through the park, chat with artists, and perhaps find that perfect piece to add to your collection.

Celebrate Prosper

Oct. 7
5-9 p.m.

Located close to our Ladera at Prosper community, bring the grandkids to Frontier Park for Celebrate Prosper, the city’s annual community party in the park! Enjoy entertainment, food, and fun with neighbors and friends. Along with live bands, the free event features a Kid Zone, nonprofit organizations as exhibitors, and much more.

Rockwall Rib Rub & Run

Oct. 7
8:30-10 a.m.

If you’re a fan of mouthwatering barbecue and a bit of exercise, the Rib Rub & Run at Pickens Lake in Rockwall is the perfect event for you. This DFW fall festival is just 5 minutes away from our Ladera Rockwall community and features a rib cook-off, live music, a 5K/10K/1 mile fun run, and a car show.

Dia de los Muertos Festival

Oct. 28
2-10 p.m.

Celebrate the vibrant Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos at Dallas City Hall. This festival features colorful altars, traditional music and dance, and a lively parade to honor loved ones who have passed away.

Lone Star Film Festival

Nov. 2-5

The 17th-annual Lone Star Film Festival returns to Fort Worth with four days of screenings, panel discussions, complimentary happy hours, parties, and more! All access passes are on sale now.

Fall in the DFW Metroplex is a time of vibrant colors, cultural celebrations, and a deep sense of community. Whether you’re a foodie, an art enthusiast, or simply looking to embrace the autumn spirit, there’s an event or festival waiting for you.

As a leading developer of gated 55+ communities in DFW, Ladera provides the best of lock-and-leave living in the Metroplex’s most desirable locations, including Fort Worth, Mansfield, Prosper, Rockwall, and coming soon to Little Elm. Contact us today to learn more about our right-sized homes, fabulous amenities, and low-maintenance lifestyle.