North Texas Halloween Roundup 2019

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Make your Halloween memorable this year with one of these thrilling events.


Day of the Dead Festival

Attend Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival, a free multicultural community event celebrating Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos. On Saturday, Oct. 26, enjoy coffin races, a twilight lantern parade, pumpkin patch, Cirque du horror musical and a costume contest.


Halloweekend at the Dallas Zoo

Get “wild” at Dallas Zoo’s Halloweekend event on Oct. 26 and 27. Dress in costume for trick-or-treating, a pumpkin patch, rides around Picnic Ridge and other family fun from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adult guests can enjoy a craft brew in our beer garden.


Halloween Skate

Allen Community Ice Rink is hosting Halloween Skate on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. There will be candy, raffles and more activities. Come in wearing your costume and receive a free skate rental. Entry is $5.


Catrina the Event

A celebration dedicated to Las Catrinas and it’s rich culture, this hair-raising, adults-only event will feature: a contest, themed art exhibit, live music, vendors and more. The Event will take place in Fort Worth from 7 p.m. Oct. 25 to 1 a.m. Oct. 27.


Six Flags Fright Fest

During the fall season, Six Flags transforms into a spooky sight. Surround yourself with zombies and ghosts through Nov. 3. And if you’re brave enough, check out Six Flags’ haunted attractions, shows and rides. Tickets range from $50 to $66.99.


Halloween Week at the Dallas Arboretum

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 26 to 31, the Children’s Adventure Garden will host all types of Halloween-themed events. Enjoy scavenger hunts, stick-er-treating and explore creepy corners throughout the garden all week long.


Pumpkin Nights

Celebrate the spirit of pumpkins at Howell Farms in Arlington from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. through Nov. 3. Spooky evening fun for all ages, Pumpkin Nights offers entertainment, tasty treats and pumpkin-themed lands for you to explore. Admission is $20 for adults, $17 on weeknights.

Ebby Companies Hosts Fall Home Tour

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The newly constructed, three-bedroom modern home at 3352 Walchard will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27.

In celebration of the arrival of the season, Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, members of the Ebby Halliday Companies, are hosting a fall home tour Sunday, October 27.


“Autumn is in the air and we’re thrilled to highlight many of the most exciting homes currently available for purchase in North Texas,” says Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for the Ebby Halliday Companies. “From urban to suburban, modern to historic, townhomes to estates, our agents have just the right home for you.


“With attractive interest rates and spectacular homes in a variety of price points across North Texas, the fall season offers the ideal time to make a move,” Graham said. “We invite you to join us for a fun day celebrating exceptional homes, vibrant neighborhoods and rich history across North Texas on the 2019 Ebby Halliday Companies Fall Home Tour.”


For a full list of homes on the tour, visit or

Don’t Miss Dior at the DMA


The façade of 30 Avenue Montaigne, Paris, about 1947. Photograph by Willy Maywald. © Association Willy Maywald ADAGP, Paris 2018.


Extended through the end of October, don’t miss the final weeks to swoon over the glamorous Dior: From Paris to the World exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art.


Christian Dior

Left: Maria Grazia Chiuri for Christian Dior. Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2018. “Dior Red” ball gown in tiered tulle fans, after the design Francis Poulenc. Right: Christian Dior draping fabric over model Sylvie, 1948. Courtesy of Christian Dior.


Surveying more than 70 years of the House of Dior’s legacy, the exhibit features a dynamic selection of haute couture dresses, photographs, original sketches, runway videos and other archival gems.


Portrait of Gianfranco Ferre, about 1990

Portrait of Gianfranco Ferré (artistic director 1989-1996), about 1990.


The exhibition profiles both the designer himself, as well as the subsequent artistic directors who helped carry Dior’s vision into the 21st century.


If you have not yet purchased tickets to view the legendary couturier’s collections, it should be the hottest item atop your fall to-do list!


Photos courtesy of the DMA.

10 State Fair Headliners You Don’t Want to Miss



The State Fair of Texas is finally here — one of our state’s most beloved events of the year. While there is notable debate over the best part of the fair, there’s no doubt the free concert series draws a large crowd every time. Here’s a list of who you can (and should) see live on the Chevrolet Main Stage this year.


Friday, October 4

Hotel California â€“ A Salute to The Eagles – 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.


Saturday, October 5

Daughtry – 8:30 p.m.


Sunday, October 6

Tye Tribbett – 6 p.m.


Friday, October 11

Bob Schneider – 8:30 p.m.


Saturday, October 12

Big & Rich with special guest Cowboy Troy – 8:30 p.m.


Sunday, October 13

Billy Ray Cyrus – 8:30 p.m.


Friday, October 18

Shining Star â€“ A Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire – 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.


Saturday, October 19

98 Degrees – 8:30 p.m.


Sunday, October 20

Gary P. Nunn – 3 p.m.


In addition to the headlining acts performing each weekend of the fair, regional bands and musicians will play during weekdays. View the full concert schedule for more details.

Save Big at the State Fair



The State Fair of Texas kicks off this weekend! For those planning a trip (or a few trips), these money-saving opportunities are available Friday, September 27 to Sunday, October 20.


State Fair Savings

Online Tickets
Save time and money by purchasing tickets online. Online tickets are $1.50 less than tickets purchased in person.

Season Passes
Going to the State Fair of Texas for one day is definitely not enough time to get the full experience. Get a season pass, enjoy all the attractions and save money. Season passes are now available for $45, which includes 24-day admission and a variety of special VIP benefits.

Discounted Group Tickets
Going to the fair with a group of friends or coworkers? Well you’re in luck! Groups as small as 20 can get through the gates for as low as $10 per person (a savings of more than 55%).


Any Day Discounts

Dart GoPass
Through the Dart GoPass app, you can buy discounted tickets to the State Fair of Texas. General admission tickets are $16, while child and senior tickets are $12.

Get your tickets in advance at your local Kroger. General admission is $16.50 and season passes are $39.95. Tickets can be purchased at the checkout counter or service desk up until October 20, 2019.

Dr Pepper
Bring an empty Dr Pepper can to the State Fair gates after 5 p.m. any day of the week and get general admission for half price.

Discount coupons are available at participating McDonald’s locations throughout North Texas. Bring your coupon to the State Fair gate any day and save $5 off general admission or half off a children’s ticket (with purchase of general admission).


Opening Day – Friday, September 27

Military Appreciation Day
All active military, retired military, and veterans receive free admission when they present valid documentation of military service. Spouses of service men and women with a valid Military Spouse ID, as well as children under the age of 18, also receive free admission.

Bring a full 20 oz. bottle of Dasani water (or any 20 oz. Coca-Cola product) for donation to the North Texas Food Bank and get in for $9 on Opening Day.


Every Tuesday – October 1, 8 & 15

Dr Pepper
Bring an empty Dr Pepper can any Tuesday and receive $9 admission.

Thrilling Tuesdays
Discounts extended to the Midway with most rides offered at a reduced price on Tuesdays.


Every Wednesday – October 2, 9 & 16

North Texas Food Bank
Bring four cans of food as a donation to the North Texas Food Bank and receive $4 admission.


Every Thursday – October 3, 10 & 17

Senior Days
Senior citizens 60 years and better get into the fair for free.

Coca-Cola Half-Price
Bring an empty 20 oz. bottle of any Coca-Cola product and receive $9 admission.

Coca-Cola Thrifty Thursdays
Every Thursday of the fair you can save while snacking with participating food vendors offering one of their signature menu items at a reduced price.


Friday, October 11

First Responders Day
All first responders, including active and retired public law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics and other emergency service agencies, will receive free admission when they present a valid badge or ID from their department or organization. In addition, up to three admission tickets will be available for their family members.


For more information on this year’s State Fair of Texas, visit


Meet the Designers of IBB Design

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Designer Michael Reese with Shay Geyer, designer and owner of IBB Designs

It’s that time of year when IBB Design Fine Furnishings hosts their annual Meet the Designers Open House. Join Shay Geyer and her award-winning team for an evening packed with design inspiration and fun. Several designers will be showcasing their personally curated vignettes featuring in-stock furnishings and accessories.


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Enjoy wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres while browsing beautiful inventory and elevated designs. Beyond all of the eye candy, it’s a chance to mingle with the designers, ask all of your style questions, and even get to know the experts who may lead your next design project.



When: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19

Where: 5798 Genesis Court, Frisco



Plus, the first 100 guests will receive one of IBB Design’s signature swag bags! View more details about the open house event at For more design trends and inspo, follow IBB Design on Instagram @ibbdesign.

Food + Wine Fest Benefits Texas Scottish Rite for Children in Frisco

Food + Wine Fest Benefits Texas Scottish Rite for Children in Frisco


Ebby’s Frisco Office invites you to its inaugural EBBY FRISCO Food + Wine Fest at The Chapel at Ana Villa on Thursday, October 10. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit Texas Scottish Rite for Children in Frisco.


“One of the founding principles of the Ebby Halliday Companies is service to the community,” says President and CEO Chris Kelly. “Our agents and employees take pride in serving their neighbors across North Texas, and I couldn’t be more excited about our Frisco Office’s new Food + Wine Fest benefitting Texas Scottish Rite for Children.”


Says Bill Tucker, sales manager of Ebby’s Frisco Office, “Ebby Frisco is proud to partner with Texas Scottish Rite for Children, which cares for children with orthopedic conditions, as well as certain related neurological and learning disorders, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.”


The EBBY FRISCO Food + Wine Fest’s VIP Experience includes a Riedel Glass Seminar hosted by a Riedel expert. Each participant will receive a Riedel Tasting Set, a $140 value, and taste four extraordinary wines. Afterward, participants are invited to join the EBBY FRISCO Food + Wine Fest walkabout featuring world-class wines and local restaurants offering specially curated appetizers. The VIP Experience is $175.


The Ebby Frisco Food + Wine Fest’s Signature Event featuresa wine glass and general admission to a walkabout featuring world-class wines and local restaurants’ specially curated appetizers. The Signature Event is $50.


“Participants in our inaugural Food + Wine Fest will enjoy an exceptional evening, all benefitting Texas Scottish Rite for Children, one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers,” Tucker says. “Texas Scottish Rite expanded to Frisco in 2018 with the opening of Scottish Rite for Children Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center and we’re thrilled to once again support such a widely respected, local organization.”


The EBBY FRISCO Food + Wine Fest will also feature a silent auction with great prizes, including a wine enthusiast refrigerator filled with 36 bottles of wine; a 5-day/4-night stay at a Mustang Beach home in Port Aransas; a 7-day/6-night stay at a Lake Arrowhead, Calif., home with $400 airfare card; a Dallas Cowboys game-day suite; a Dallas Stars or Mavericks VIP suite; Texas Rangers game packages and memorabilia; an entertainment suite for 20 plus dinner and Dr Pepper products at a Frisco RoughRiders game; a Pizzeria Testa 40-person pizza party; rounds of golf at Stonebriar Country Club, Old American Golf Club and The Tribute; signed Hall of Fame jersey, balls, bats and books; and additional one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia.


“Even if you’re not a wine enthusiast you’re invited to the inaugural EBBY FRISCO Food + Wine Fest,” says Tucker. “It’s sure to be a fun time benefitting a great cause.”


To learn more about the EBBY FRISCO Food + Wine Fest and to purchase your tickets, visit

DSO on the GO Arriving Soon

DSO on the GO Arriving Soon


The Ebby Halliday Companies are proud to be a return sponsor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s community concert series, DSO on the GO, which brings the world-renowned orchestra to concert halls and churches across North Texas.


DSO on the Go concerts will begin in September as the orchestra travels to Cliff Temple Baptist Church on September 6, Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church on September 7 and St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Plano on September 8. These concerts will feature members of the DSO string sections and harpsichord in a concert that will place Vivaldi and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons side by side.


Members of the DSO winds, brass and string sections will present a concert featuring Gounod’s Petite Symphony for Wind Instruments, Stravinsky’s Concertino for 12 Instruments and Dvořák’s Seranade at Highland Park United Methodist Church.


The full orchestra will return to the Jamie Foxx Performing Arts Center in Terrell on September 21 and to Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco on November 17.


Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 214-TIX-4DSO.

Shop for a Cause: Scottish Rite Frisco



Enjoy sips, sweets and jewels at the Kendra Gives Back party!


Shop for a cause and Kendra Scott Plano will donate 20% of sales from supporters to Scottish Rite Frisco on behalf of Ebby Halliday Realtors. Join us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27 at Kendra Scott in The Shops at Legacy.


If you’re unable to attend, please call the store at 214-299-5227 on the day of the event to place an order and mention “Ebby Halliday” to receive free shipping. Gift card purchases do not contribute to the event sales total, and the store is unable to count online orders.

Farmers Markets Offer Fresh Local Fare

Vegetable stall in farmer market, including celery, parsnips and broccoli.


Summer is in full swing, and so are local farmers markets. Whether you’re shopping for fresh and locally grown veggies, sweet treats, specialty foods or homemade goodies, these North Texas farmers markets have it all.



Carrollton Farmers Market
2722 N. Josey Lane
Sundays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Highlights: Handmade crafts and homegrown produce



Coppell Farmers Market
768 W. Main Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon
April through November; December (Winter Market)

Highlights: Fresh berry custard pie, pickled jalapeños, fresh ginger beer



Dallas Farmers Market
1010 S. Pearl Expressway
Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Hours vary by season)

Highlights: The Market – a fully renovated indoor space featuring local merchants, artisanal food vendors and restaurants


White Rock Local Market
9150 Garland Road
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
March through December

Highlights: Wine samples, JJ&B jams and butters, local craft artists



Denton Community Market
317 W. Mulberry Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon (summer hours)
April through November

Highlights: Live music, local farms and artists, food trucks


Fort Worth

Cowtown Farmers Market
3821 Southwest Boulevard
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon

Highlights: Fiddle-and-guitar jam sessions, pastured chicken



Frisco Farmers Market
8821 4th Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon
April through October

Highlights: Homemade traditional Greek desserts and meals from Greek Mama’s Bites


Grand Prairie

Grand Prairie Farmers Market
120 W. Main Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
March through December

Highlights: Plethora of crafts, Christmas in July



Grapevine Farmers Market
520 South Main Street, No. 203
Mondays-Saturdays; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sundays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
April through October

Highlights: Homemade fried pies, cajun cheddar kettle popcorn, gourmet tamales



Mansfield Farmers Market
703 E. Broad Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon
April through October

Highlights: Homemade fudge, refreshing lemonade, allergy-free baked goods



McKinney Farmers Market at Chestnut Square
315 S. Chestnut Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon
April through November

Highlights: Baked goods, craft items, artisanal and speciality foods



The Marketplace DFW
150 W. Main Street
Second and fourth Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
April through October

Highlights: Locally grown honey, mustard pickles, handcrafted goods



Richardson Farmers Market
101 S. Coit Road
Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (summer hours)

Highlights: European-style market that mimics the popular village markets throughout Europe



Rockwall Farmers Market
101 Rusk Street
Saturdays; 8 a.m. to noon
May through September

Highlights: Just Pie’s award-winning, buttermilk Pap’s Texas Pecan



Sherman Farmers Market
115 N. Travis Street
Saturdays; 9 a.m. to noon
May through October

Highlights: Pasture-raised meats, kombucha, handmade soaps