Some of our favorite fall memories with our kids happen at fall festivals, carnivals, Halloween parties, trunk or treats, and other fall and harvest-themed events, so we’re building a list of all of the kid-friendly fall events in the Texarkana area. If you know of one that isn’t on our list, please let us know!
Dancing Ranch Farms
Check their Facebook page for hours | Fouke, Ark.
Family-owned pumpkin patch with corn maze, haunted walking trail, Rum Dum’s Clown House, outdoor movie theater, haunted hayride, witches, tabernacle. Petting zoo, concessions, and more.
Haunted Texarkana Ghost Walk
Watch their Facebook page for dates & times
Walk through Downtown Texarkana and experience the paranormal and historical secrets lurking in our town. No children under 10. Learn more.
Oktoberfest Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, Oct. 1, 6-9 a.m. | DeKalb, Texas
DeKalb Fire Department
Annual pancake breakfast accompanying DeKalb Oktoberfest. Learn more.
Pumpkin Patch & Pumpkin Palooza
Pumpkin patch open daily Oct. 3-31; Pumpkin Palooza is Oct. 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. | Texarkana
Pumpkin Patch at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church opens Sundays-Fridays from noon to dark and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to dark. Pumpkin Palooza is Oct. 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. and features a free tailgate or treat and hayride. Games and food available; tickets $1 each.
Fall Market by HealthCARE Express
Sunday, Oct. 9, 3-7 p.m. | Texarkana
The Silvermoon on Broad
Vendors will showcase art, clothing, food and more at this free family-friendly event. $5 raffle tickets benefiting CASA will be sold at the door, and winners will be drawn throughout the afternoon. Learn more.
Movies in the Park
Oct. 13, 20 & 27 | Texarkana
Sponsored by HealthCARE Express, the Texarkana Texas Parks & Recreation Dept. brings scary favorites to Spring Lake Park this fall. Moves start at about 7 p.m.; bring chairs and snacks.
- Oct. 13, The Lost City
- Oct. 20, Hocus Pocus
- Oct. 27, The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Oktoberfest On The Line
Saturday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | Texarkana
Presented by Farmers Bank & Trust, the inaugural Oktoberfest will feature a biergarten; gourmet hot dogs, sauerkrauts, and mustards; kindergarten with bouncy house, face painting and kids’ activities; local vendors, German car show, and more. Entertainment lineup of local performers including the Texarkana Regional Chorale and Grammy Award-winning polka band Brave Combo. Kids 12 and under are FREE. Learn more.
TSCP New Boston Special Needs Fall Fest
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 5-8 p.m. | New Boston, Texas
American Legion of New Boston
Annual free fall festival for the special needs community of the New Boston, Texas, area. Live DJ, fall goodie bags, free meal, and karaoke. All activities are free to all special needs, caregivers and immediate family members. For more information, contact Billy Hill at 903-720-5961. Learn more.
Spring Lake Park Fall Festival
Thursday, Oct. 20 | Texarkana
Head to Spring Lake Park from 6-7 p.m. for free games, candy, hayride, pumpkin painting, costume contest and more.
Free Community Trunk or Treat
Saturday, Oct. 22 | Texarkana
Texarkana’s BEST After School & Summer Camp is hosting a free trunk or treat at 3494 Summerhill Road featuring a bounce house, vendors, costume contest, games, and tons of candy. All trunks and booths will be submitted into a decorating contest for a fun prize.
2022 Glow Run 5K & Monster Mile
Saturday, Oct. 22 | Atlanta, Texas
6-8 p.m. 5K Glow Run is for runners ages 11 and up; children 10 and under can join a one-mile fun run prior to the 5K. Learn more.
Downtown Texarkana Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct. 29, 1 p.m. | Texarkana
Head to Downtown Texarkana for trick or treating, a carnival, vendors, and all sorts of fun games for all ages. Coordinated by Crossties. Learn more.
Kiwanis Annual Trunk or Treat
Saturday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Texarkana
Regional Arts Center
Bring the kids in costume and join Kiwanis for a fun, free community trunk or treat. Learn more.
Taste of Texarkana
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 5-8 p.m. | Texarkana
Four States Fairgrounds
The good times are back! Taste of Texarkana brings dozens of local top restaurants and vendors to the Four States Fairgrounds to showcase their culinary cuisine for more than 1,800 guests. Family friendly! Learn more.