Just east of Dallas, Forney, Texas offers virtually limitless opportunities to enjoy the cool autumn air and embrace the rich cultural life of Texas. But Forney is a thriving city in its own right with plenty to offer families who want to stay close to home. Whether you plan to head to Dallas for the weekend or just want to drive up the road, Forney is full of great Fall fun bets. Here are our picks for the best ways to spend your autumn.
Let’s be honest: Halloween is really all about the treats. Visit more than 50 candy stations on October 26th at the annual Trail of Treats. Kids will enjoy games, crafts, and special events all in a family-friendly and safe environment. Wear a costume!
Taco lovers unite! October 5th’s Tacolandia brings taco lovers of all varieties to one event to celebrate the many varieties of this delicious food. Sample a wide variety of tacos, as well as food from local restaurants and chefs.
DFW Kid’s Directory Fall Fest is a can’t miss annual festival designed with kids in mind. For admission, bring a donation to the Ronald McDonald House, such as toilet paper or other basic necessities. The Fest includes lots of games and events, a petting zoo, pumpkin painting, balloon artists, and of course lots of face painting.
Check out the Colors of Autumn festival at Gateway Parks. This arts and crafts event features local artisans and makers, as well as a raffle. Some of Texas’s best local artists will be here, so if you love supporting local makers and discovering hidden gems, then this is the place to be!
Fall doesn’t end when Halloween is over. If you get a little bored as the weather turns cooler in November, check out First Christian Church’s free Fall Festival. Enjoy vendors, games, kid-friendly activities, and food. Leashed pets are welcome.
Meet and greet first responders and touch a real fire truck on October 20th. This free family fun event will feature candy, games, face painting, and arts and crafts. Bring Fido in his own costume, since this event welcomes pets.
Family Fun at Gateway Forney
As Forney’s premier luxury community, Gateway is honored to serve as a launching pad for all sorts of family fun. You don’t have to scour the internet or get in the car to find something fun to do. Just go for a walk in the neighborhood and chat with friendly neighbors. Want to do something fun in your own home? Check out these great ideas—and maybe invite the neighbors:
- Camp out in the backyard.
- Make some s’mores and tell scary stories by the fire.
- Plant a fall garden filled with broccoli, arugula, and lettuce.
Gateway is the perfect place to begin building new fall memories with your family. To begin your search for the perfect home, visit us online.