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Sep 20

Make the Most Out of Fall

Posted on September 20, 2017 at 1:55 PM by Cambria Jones

It’s that time of year again, and it’s hard not get excited. It’s the sounds of crowds cheering under the shine of Friday night lights. It’s the break from that oh-so-familiar Texas summer heat. And while our leaves might not shower the area in color like some of our friends in the Northeast, there are still plenty of signs that fall is here in Allen.

That’s where we come in. We’re your very own travel guide, giving you some hints and tips on places to go and things to do or see while you’re here with us. We want you to get the most out of the season — and the most out of us.

With weather like this, it’s hard not to want to be outside. It’s a good thing we have more than 60 miles of paved hike and bike trails waiting to introduce you to all of the nature and beauty you could want. Explore the Old Stone Dam where you can almost still hear the sounds of those trains and railroad workers from 1874. Designated by the Texas Historical Commission as a State Archaeological Landmark, the stone dam and railroad water station is thought to be the only railroad water reservoir dam remaining in the United States.

But who says the chill in the air has to be outside? Around here, we’ve got some ways to heat things up no matter how low the temperature goes. At Allen Event Center this fall, catch every slap shot and save as the Allen Americans take the ice and fill the stands with excitement. There’s no better place to watch pucks fly as these highly skilled players glide across the ice and lead their team to victory. The season starts October 21, and there’s not a bad seat in the house to watch the hockey stars of tomorrow.

Speaking of stars, “Disney on Ice” will call Allen Event Center home from November 22 through November 26. This year, all of your favorite characters will “Reach for the Stars” as they sing captivating songs and take part in all new adventures — all while delivering a skating performance you don’t want to miss.

You can also start your evening on the right note as Concerts by the Creek kicks off at Watters Creek. Grab a blanket and enjoy some al fresco dining as you listen to everything from rockin’ Texas country to jazz fusion and everything in between.

And don’t pass up the chance to don your dirndl and break out your lederhosen as Nine Band Brewing Co. kicks off their Oktoberfest party on October 7. There will celebrity chefs, famous footballers and (of course) beer!

Something else we want to help you remember (as if the radio stations could let you forget) is that the holidays are right around the corner. So, whether you’re an early planner or a last-minute dasher, we’re here to help with gifts, entertainment and more. Lend Santa a hand and find the perfect gift at one of the many unique stores around town, or give the gift of fun and check out the Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 14th Annual “Christmas Rocks!” Tour on December 12.

While we think every season in Allen is the best season, this fall is an exciting time around the city. We hope you’ll join us!