[The half dozen]

  1. Pumpkin Patch – Take a trip to St. James Episcopal Church to pick out your perfect fall pumpkins. Throughout the month of October, St. James will bring in thousands of pumpkins, gourds and squash of all colors, shapes and sizes. The pumpkin patch is open seven days a week: Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday from 1 to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
  2. Dallas by Chocolate Scavenger Hunt – Do you have a sweet tooth? Join this “Road Rally Scavenger Hunt” to sample desserts and win prizes. Guests will receive hints to drive around Dallas and complete challenges that will lead to samples of treats and cool places. The scavenger hunt will take place on October 17, 24 and 31 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $39 (get a $4 discount with code EAT). 
  3. 20th Annual Fall Round-Up – Celebrate fall the right way by traveling back in time with wagon and pony rides, campfire cooking, historic demonstrations and more! This event is at Nash Farm in Grapevine on October 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $3 for advance purchase online.
  4. Area 3 Immersive Art – Area 3 transforms Dal Park Parking Garage in downtown Dallas into a collaboration between art and technology. This exhibition, open at 7 p.m. nearly every night through the end of January, will help to financially support local creatives who have been affected by COVID-19. Admission is $34.50 per vehicle. 
  5. Cabaret Drive-in – Presenting a “Carbaret” from the safety of your car at Four Corners Brewing Co! Enjoy live performances by Joshua Ray Walker and Matt Hilyer. After the performances, there will be a screening of “This World Won’t Break” by local filmmaker Josh David Jordan. This performance will take place on October 16 at 7 p.m., with doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is $30 per vehicle. Get your tickets at KXT 91.7’s website. 
  6. Fine Arts Chamber Players Virtual Concert- Enjoy a season of virtual, free family concerts featuring numerous top musicians from Dallas. Register for the concert on October 17 at 3 p.m. to virtually attend “From Keys to Strings,” a program filled with piano masterpieces transcribed to harp and guitar, including pieces from Debussy, Price and Ligeti. Register at the Fine Arts Chamber Players’ website. 


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