Ah, fall—the time of year when basic reaches a whole new level. Pumpkin Spice everything floods the market, Ugg boots rear their uggly head, and every girl you know is suddenly into lumberjack fashion. Luckily here in the little D, fall activities are anything but basic. Whether you’re looking to take your boo on a cute date or plan a group activity with your squad, we’ve got you covered.
Denton Spooky Market
There is nothing more Denton-centric than attending one of our farmers markets, but on Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the city is taking it up a notch with a Halloween market day. With trick or treating booths, a pet costume contest, a “farmers patch” with all the fall decor you could ever need and a Day of the Dead mask making booth, this event is sure to be a hit with couples, kids and pets.
Dark Path Haunt
For brave souls only, Dark Path Haunt is an outdoor haunted “house” located on the grounds of the notoriously creepy and allegedly haunted Old Alton’s Bridge. In the pitch black of night, guided by only one lantern, groups wander the woods getting the pants scared off of them at every turn. If heart-attacks are your thing, this haunted attraction is for you.
Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch
Not technically located in Denton, the Flower Mound Pumpkin patch is a 15 minute drive, and well worth it if you need to sift through hundreds, even thousands of pumpkins to find the perfect one. This patch is great for kids (or kids at heart), with hay mazes, bounce houses, hayrides and more—but it also a great spot to walk around and enjoy the fall weather.
West Oak Coffee
For those who have had enough of Starbucks, and may explode if they taste one more PSL, check out the unique fall drinks at West Oak Coffee on the square. Supporting local businesses is always good for the community, but these fall drinks are good for your tastebuds too. We recommend the Campfire Cortado, which is exactly what it sounds like: s’mores flavored espresso heaven, topped with a homemade marshmallow. They also offer a yam spiced latte, a fall cranberry tonic and a thai spiced cold brew.
Denton has too many community activities to count, so if you think there’s something we missed, let us know what your favorite fall events are in the comments below.