AnimeFest and GameFest - Dallas, TX - Aug 14 to Aug 17, 2020
AnimeFest has offerings for fans of anime, manga, games and other pop culture offerings, including an art show, autographs, charity auction, cosplay, dances, panels and workshops, video contest, library, gaming, and more. GameFest is for those who love board games, tabletop RPGs, video games and more. World Fandom operates AnimeFest and GameFest on the same weekend at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, and is supported by memberships whose primary benefit is admission to both events. Annual memberships are sold in the months leading up to the event, with discounts available to those who order early. Youth (8-12) and child (0-7) memberships and adult one-day memberships are also available.
Dallas Carnival - Grand Prairie, TX - Sep 17 to Sep 20, 2020
An offshoot of the annual pre-Lenten celebrations held in many former European colonies in Latin America and the Caribbean with large Catholic populations, the most renowned being the Carnival celebrations in Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago.
GrapeFest - Grapevine, TX - Sep 17 to Sep 20, 2020
Annual event for over 30 years. The Grapevine Wine Festival includes a People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic with 100+ wine samples from 40+ Texas wineries so that guests can choose their favorite. The GrapeStomp competition is very popular.
Plano Balloon Festival - Plano, TX - Sep 18 to Sep 20, 2020
Event takes place at Oak Point Park. 45 hot air balloons, sky divers, live music, fireworks, and kids fun zone. Tethered balloon rides available for $15-20 per person. 1/2 Marathon, 5K and 1K runs. General admission is $5. Parking is $5-10.
Greek Festival of Dallas - Dallas, TX - Sep 25 to Sep 27, 2020
Remember the fun in all things Greek at this food festival.
Texas State Fair - Dallas, TX - Sep 25 to Oct 18, 2020
This fair commemorates 130+ years of celebrating all things Texan by honoring agriculture and livestock.
MuckFest - Parker, CO - Sep 26 to Sep 26, 2020
Experience the muddy shenanigans, epic spills, and FUN-draising with a team in this Mud Run for the National MS Society, to raise funds towards Multiple Sclerosis research. This year’s run in Denver is held at the Salisbury North. Enjoy a free bear or soda in the MuckFestival area afterwards. Spectators are free, and little ones can play in the free Lil’ Muckers play area.
Waco Cultural Arts Fest - Waco, TX - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
Several events throughout Waco – Artfest, Dancefest, Wordfest, Filmfest, Sciencefest and Musicfest
Aubrey Peanut Festival, Texas - Aubrey, TX - Oct 3 to Oct 3, 2020
Have fun at the horseshoe tournament, parade, chef contest, peanut spitting, and lots more fun. Held at the Festival Grounds on Main Street Aubrey
Lone Star Storytelling Festival - Frisco, TX - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2020
Experience the magic of storytelling. Held at the Frisco Public Library and features a wide selection of authors and book signings.
Texas Rose Festival - Tyler, TX - Oct 15 to Oct 18, 2020
Amazing displays of Tyler Rose blooms, plus art shws, parade, luncheons, and more.
Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival - Farmers Branch, TX - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2020
Music festival and chili cook-off brings lots of people to the Farmers Branch Historical Park. One of the best bluegrass events of the year.
Old Town Mesquite Pumpkin Fest - Mesquite, TX - Oct 17 to Oct 17, 2020
A decorated pumpkin contest, haunted house, carnival games and children’s activities, plus live jousting and archery show, storytelling, contests and more! Now held at Valley Creek Park.
Whitesboro Peanut Festival - Whitesboro, TX - Oct 17 to Oct 17, 2020
Free admission to this family friendly carnival with parade, car show and live entertainment.
Festival of Pumpkins - Paris, TX - Oct 24 to Oct 24, 2020
Enjoy live music, unique shopping, carnival foods like corn dogs, funnel cakes, kettle corn and more as you explore the stores, shops, and festivities in downtown Paris.
Kaufman Scarecrow Festival - Kaufman, TX - Oct 24 to Oct 24, 2020
Parade, live bands, kids activities, circus acts, food trucks, magic shows, vendors, community blood drive and more
Festival at the Switchyard - Carrollton, TX - Nov 7 to Nov 7, 2020
A free event with family-friendly concerts, beer garden, food, and shopping attended by over 27,000 last year that honors the critical role played by the railroad in the community.
Edgewood Heritage Festival - Edgewood, TX - Nov 14 to Nov 14, 2020
Features an artisan village, antique tractors and classic cars, Old West reenacting and blacksmithing demonstrations, live music, bake sale, pinto bean cookoff, carnival food, children’s activities and more!
East Texas Yamboree - Gilmer, TX - Jan 1 to Oct 17, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Activities at Yamboree Park, Courthouse Square, Gilmer Elementary, and Wesley House. This is one of the longest running events in Texas, with well over 100,000 people attending each year to enjoy rides, Queen’s Coronation pageant, barn dance with live country music, parade, gospel singing, vendors, art & photography shows, food, football, and more.
Crandall Cotton Festival - Crandall, TX - Jan 1 to Sep 7, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Live bands, amusement rides, hot dog eating contest, and more.
Animania Wichita Falls - Wichita Falls, TX - Aug 21 to Aug 21, 2021
Cosplay, panels, vendors and artists for multi-genre fans of comics, anime, scifi, pop culture, gaming, fantasy, art, literature and more.