Can you feel a slight chill in the night air? Fall is here! And there’s no better way to celebrate than to take part in some of the fun events happening near your new home in McKinney. Here is a small sampling of things you can do on your own, or with your family:
Autumn at the Arboretum: The Dallas Arboretum kicks off autumn with one of the most spectacular pumpkin and gourd displays in the world. Between now and November 27, 50,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash will transform the garden with blazing colored florals in the nationally acclaimed storybook pumpkin village.
Sachse Fallfest: Fall is festival time, and the city of Sachse hosts one of the best in the area at Heritage Park on October 12. More than 100 arts and crafts vendors will show off their wares during this free event, featuring food, contests, and games for children, teens and adults. Live music from local musicians will also be featured throughout the day.
Butterfly Flutterby: Celebrate the southern migration of the Monarch butterfly on Saturday, October 19 in historic downtown Grapevine. Guests can help release more than 600 butterlfies during three scheduled releases throughout the free event, which also features a colorful Butterfly Parade and Costume Contest. Activities include arts, crafts and more. It’s great fun for children and pets! Prizes will be awarded to registered Parade participants.
Bewitched by the Barn Storytelling: Want to hear some spooky stories? Head to Nash Farm in Gravevine on October 26 for an evening of storytelling. Bring your kids, flashlights, chairs and blankets, and enjoy free popcorn and cider.
Spooky Symphony: Enjoy a fun-filled Sunday afternoon at the Eisemann Center as the Plano Symphony Orchestra performs music from Star Wars, Harry Potter and Halloween favorites. The event takes place Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. with special pre-concert lobby activities beginning at 2:15 p.m. Costumes are encouraged!
Scare on the Square: Bring your little goblins to McKinney’s annual Scare on the Square from 4-6 p.m. on Halloween. The historic downtown is closed off on October 31 for trick-or-treaters to cross the street safely and go shop to shop for goodies. The safe, secure family-fun event also includes hayrides.
If you or someone you know is looking for a new home in McKinney, Shiloh Lakes features beautiful, energy efficient homes with huge backyards. This quiet Landon Homes community is conveniently located just north of Virginia Parkway off Custer Road. When you move to Shiloh Lakes, your children will be able to attend school right near your new home in McKinney. The exemplary J.R. Wilmeth Elementary School is located across the street. Visit the Landon Homes website to view the floor plans available to build at Shiloh Lakes.