This weekend in Texoma is all about enjoying the outdoor fall weather. Each of the events are family friendly and celebrate the change of the seasons. There are events that are Halloween centered and more, so take the time to visit the annual Sherman Museum history event, a Sherman Parks and Recreation children’s event or some fall festivals. Here are five events that are perfect for the first weekend of October.
1. Let the scaring begin
The Frightmare Farm will be open for the first week of October. The haunting land will be open from 7 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Friday at Frightmare Farm in Pottsboro. The Frightmare Farm will remain open this month from 7 p.m. to midnight each weekend in October. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Hurricane Harvey victims. The frightening farm is located at 1134 Flowing Wells Rd., Pottsboro. Admission is $15.
2. Jump into the past
Sherman will come alive with the history of its past this weekend. Sherman Museum’s annual “History Comes Alive” event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at West Hill Cemetery in Sherman. Learn about various famous individuals that called Sherman and Grayson County their home. Local community members will act as actors for the event and patrons will have the opportunity to listen to them tell stories about the history of this area. Tickets are available now and can be purchased at the museum in person, by calling the museum at 903-893-7623, or from the museum website at http://theshermanmuseum.org.
3. Kid fishers
Sherman Parks and Recreation wants children to enjoy fishing just as much as adults do. The kid’s fishing derby will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Herman Baker Park in Sherman. The event is family friendly and will be held at 2500 W. Center Street in Sherman.
4. Spring into fall
Sherman held its fall festival in September and now it is Denison’s turn. The 30th annual Denison Fall Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Downtown Denison. There will be more than 200 local business booths, a bed race and a children’s activity area. Local restaurants will also have trucks on site, and there will be live performances by area bands.
5. The great pumpkin
Prosper’s Fall Festival, complete with live music, inflatables, costume contest, food trucks, shopping, outdoor movies and a chili contest will take place Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. And get your dancing shoes ready for In10City Band at Frontier Park, 1551 Frontier Parkway in Prosper.