Grapevine, Texas, a suburb of the Dallas/Fort Worth area, is a perfect blend of small-town comfort and big city fun. Quiet, slow-paced communities and beautiful lakes, fairways, and parks meld splendidly with the trendy shopping district and bustling community vibe.
Although it is close to the international airport, making trips anywhere at all a breeze, you may not want to leave with all the fun and exciting annual events the town sponsors each year. Halloween is especially fun in Grapevine. From silly fun to uber scary, no matter how you celebrate this holiday you will find plenty to do for the whole family.
Help Create a Glass Blown Pumpkin
All throughout the month of October, the Vetro Glassblowing Studio and Gallery presents classes to learn how to create a glass-blown pumpkin in the long Grapevine Halloween tradition. You choose the colors and designs and the artist does the rest under your supervision. Reservations are required for the $60 class.
Mulled, fruits, ciders, and wines are a traditional part of autumn. The Hall-o-Wine Trail in historic downtown Grapevine is a great way to celebrate fall. In this self-guided tour of many local wineries, guests dress in their Halloween best to compete for prizes along the way. The $50 ticket buys three tastings, food pairings, and a commemorative wine glass to remember the event. It is held on October 27th.
Bewitched by the Barn
Gather in the historic old barn at Nash Farm with your friends, family, and neighbors for a night of scary stories, popcorn, and mulled cider. Nash Farm is known not only for its large contribution to area food supplies but also for its community efforts. It’s a free event and all family members are welcome. If you bring the little ones, don’t forget the later you stay, the scarier it gets.
Nash Farm’s provides this free family-friendly event to jumpstart the fall season. They provide a variety of agricultural activities and seminars. Food is available for purchase and there are many demonstrations of farm life activities from grain and feed to live animals and cooking. Check out the old-fashioned carnival games and maybe even ride a pony if you’re feeling adventurous.
Trick or Treat Trains
Get your Halloween garb in order and jump onboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad for some trick-or-treating train-style. Kids of all ages can try out their skills as they take a one-hour train ride. The $14 ticket price is for 12-years-old and older. Under 12-years-old is free. It’s held on the Saturday and Sunday before Halloween every year. Just head to Main Street in Grapevine. You can’t miss the train station.
Grapevine, Texas, is a great place to visit and an even better place to live, according to locals. It’s worth traveling to the area from out of town and staying for a while. There are plenty of fine accommodations in the city. The Hyatt Place Dallas/Grapevine is a popular choice because of its close proximity to everything fun in the area. The Comfort Inn is a fine budget-minded hotel that offers free Wi-Fi and hot breakfast to guests.
The Grapevine community rises to the occasion and offers a plethora of activities and events to celebrate the season.