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Nov 07

INSIDER TIPS AND TREATS FOR A FUN FALL IN ALLEN

Posted on November 7, 2022 at 2:16 PM by Kristen Cruz

Insider Tips and Treats for a Fun Fall in Allen

 

Fall season 2022 is officially here! When the weather cools off, Allen, TX knows how to have a good time. From the aroma of Fall flavors at our authentic Allen restaurants to excitement streaming from our Fall events, there’s just something about this time of year in Allen that we can’t get enough of.

Check out this ultimate guide to Fall fun in Allen! 

Fall Season in Allen, TX



Festive Seasonal Events!

'Neath the Wreath 2022

The Junior League of Collin County is bringing the 26th annual ‘Neath the Wreath Holiday Gift Market to Marriott Dallas Allen & Watters Creek Convention Center this November! The four-day holiday gift market takes place November 10-13, 2022 and hosts over 13,000 shoppers and over 125 merchants from throughout Texas and beyond. The holiday market features the best in unique holiday and home décor, ladies' clothing, accessories, gifts, jewelry, children’s items, gourmet food, and more. Save the date and get something for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

Check out more upcoming events this season here!


The HUB is Open!


The HUB Allen, TX


Allen has added a new place to our growing list of attractions! The HUB is a large scale entertainment venue full of family and dog-friendly fun. The venue features 13 restaurants, 6 of which are new to Allen as well as live music, game day watch parties, movie nights, and so much more! Located at Alma Drive and Hwy 121, The Hub features 23,000 square feet of total restaurant space, 5,200 square feet of event lawn space, a 13,000 square-foot plaza, and a 15,000 square-foot, two-story dining pavilion. 


Firesides Blazing Bright


Bar Louie - Fall Patios Allen, TX

Sitting fireside for happy hour at Bar Louie at The Village at Allen is a cozy treat for Fall. Sip on delicious cocktails and desserts on a warm and cozy outdoor patio with that special someone. Or grab your friends and check out The Lion & Crown Pub at Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm. Enjoy dinner and drinks while you people watch on the lively, heated patio, then kick back and enjoy the many events hosted here each weekend from acoustic nights and cover bands to live coverage of sporting events and karaoke nights.
 

Fall Season in Allen, TX


If your crew includes those of the four-legged breed, we have just the spot for you at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar. Lazy Dog loves supporting local so be sure to ask your server what locally crafted beers are on tap and don't forget to order a doggy bag for your pooch on the way out! MUTTS Canine Cantina®, is the premier place to play with your best friends featuring an off-leash dog park that caters to both two-legged and four-legged friends alike – where pups and peeps come to have fun. Watch your dog play from their beer garden on a crisp Fall afternoon while you sip local draft beer.
 
 

New Season, New Reason…to Shop!


Birds & Words Fall Decor - Visit Allen Texas

If you’re in the market for some new Fall décor this year, stop into Birds & Words {a home boutique} at Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm. Indulge in handcrafted décor, specialty Fall designs, and unique finds that are sure to be the topic of conversation at your next holiday dinner party. That's not all! Be sure to follow their transformation over the season as Fall turns to holidays. This boutique is known to be a must on your holiday stroll through Watters Creek all season long.

Lone Star Mercantile Fall Holiday Decor - Visit Allen Texas
Within the 5 million square feet of shopping throughout Allen, you’ll find some of the best in Fall must-haves at Lone Star Mercantile. When they say everything is better…oops, we mean BIGGER, in Texas, it shows! For those of you with a specific style to your home décor, you won’t go wrong exploring the 250 local artisans and vendors in the mercantile. Find everything from home décor to clothing, jewelry, locally made yummies, and much more. As the locals say, shopping at Lone Star Mercantile is more than shopping. It’s an experience.

For more Fall decor shopping inspiration, check out our Fall home decor Shopping Guide here!


Leaves are Falling, Nature is Calling

Connemara Nature Preserve | Visit Allen Texas

As you may know, Allen is known for our parks and trails. But, one of our best-kept secrets is the Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve. Visitors from all around DFW venture out every season to explore this 72-acre natural oasis as our very own “Nature’s Playground.” Take a self-guided tour through the meadow, open daily from dawn until dusk, or come out for morning yoga or an afternoon picnic in The Pecan Grove during your visit.


Old Stone Dam Trail Allen, TX


Embark on an adventure on the Cottonwood Creek Hike and Bike Trail. This trail winds its way through lots of Fall colors along tree-lined Cottonwood Creek, playground areas, and passes through Historic Water Station Trail and Old Stone Dam. Embark on a bit of Allen history here with interpretative trails, signage, and impressive overlooks. You can also access this trail at Allen Station Park, which offers athletic fields, a playground, skate park, BMX track, and roller hockey rinks.

 

Fall Season in Allen, TX

Want more? Allen has 70+ miles of parks and trails filled with hues of green, yellow, and burgundy that make for a picture-perfect Fall outing. Bring the family (including your furry friend) and enjoy everything Bethany Lakes Park has to offer: hike and bike trails, fishing pier, disk golf, a playground, picnic sites, and more! Grab your backpack, camera, or tackle box and make your way to any one of the four ponds where you can enjoy catch-and-release fishing and a team of ducks sunbathing and soaking in the water.
 

Calling All Fall Flavor Foodies


Fall Season in Allen, TX

It’s no secret that a foodie’s favorite season is Fall. Not only does the official season of baking begin, but foodie flavor favorites make their way back to the menu. That’s right. Pumpkin spice is officially everywhere. But if your palette is more diverse, local favorites like The Moonbeam Bakery have you covered. Try their fan-favorites like the Chocolate Pecan pie or their signature S’mores pie. If you’re more of the pumpkin spice lover from the coffee variety, we have just the spots for your Fall morning pick me ups. Frogg Coffee Bar & Creperie located in Watters Creek has a pumpkin spice latte that we love a-latte and a patio view that is beautiful in the Fall! Armor Coffee Co. located in The Village at Allen is definitely another locally owned favorite – they offer a variety of both hot & cold fall inspired drinks. From toasted pecan lattes to candy apple energy spritzers! If you find yourself in a rush, SALTLIGHT STATION is the perfect drive-thru for all your fall coffee cravings!