October may be halfway gone, but we’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of all the family-friendly activities coming your way. There’s loads of free movies, free candy, free flowers, and free activities for people of all ages. There’s also some super fun things that you may have to pay for, but we’re sure they’ll be worth it. Let’s face it, Denton isn’t going to shy away from fall with all her fickle beauty, creepiness, and pumpkin-spice delicacies. Have you tried The Great Pumpkin donut at Hypnotic? I have, for several days in a row.
Anyways, here’s the break-down for the rest of the month. As always, let us know what we missed!
Saturday, Oct. 17th
Cardo’s Farm Fall Festival: from 9am to 1pm: Bring the whole family for a farm day extravaganza that includes an all you can eat picnic bar, u-pick flowers, farm tours, and other fun activities! Admission is $8 for adults and free for kids.
Denton Mini Maker Faire: From there, head to the Denton Civic Center from 10 am- 5pm to learn and be amazed at the innovations accomplished by SCRAP, Denton Public Libraries, Explorium, and more! Advance tickets are available- $5 for adults and $2.75 for children.
Sunday, Oct. 18th
Twilight Tunes is back for Sunday evenings on the courthouse lawn from 4:30 to 6pm. Catch Cliff Temple this week and Gravity Feed on Sunday, Oct. 25th. Oh, and its free.
Wednesday Oct. 21st
We mentioned this one already, but be sure to join us on the courthouse lawn for a WDDI-sponsored showing of Back to the Future II. Show starts at 7pm! Free.
Friday, Oct. 23rd
Disney’s Frozen at Quakertown Park. Come for roasted marshmallows and arts and crafts at 7pm. You know you want to hear how loud those precious youngsters can “Let It Go.” The movie begins at dusk on the giant screen. Free.
Friday, Oct. 30th
Trick or Treat around the Square, 6pm-8pm. This one can get a little creepy, but plenty of wee littles brave the gore for the gigantic bags of candy that come from 50+ participating retailers.
Quakertown Free Movie #2- head back to Quakertown with your chairs and picnic blankets to watch Disney’s Maleficent in a sugar coma.
Saturday, Oct. 31st
Halloween Carnival- from 10 to noon the MLK JR. Rec Center will be hosting a free Halloween Carnival. Try to win the costume contest, play games, grab a goody bag, get your face painted, and more!
Carnival 31: Head to First Baptist on Malone for games, candy, and tons of pre-school and elementary activities from 3:30-6:00 pm. Free.
The Addams Family, a new musical, at Campus Theatre: Although almost completely sold out, tickets can still be found for the Halloween showing at 7:30! This is better for families with older children and should be considered PG-13. Adults $20 and students $15.
Keri Daskam is a Denton, TX based freelance writer who divides her time between family, food, books, textiles, ReadyRosie, and the warm comforts of home.