TO-DO LIST: 9 activities in Frisco this October

Participants at the Third Saturday Trail Walks: Zombie Survival Hike will have the opportunity to learn about the four things needed to survive outside. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)
Participants at the Third Saturday Trail Walks: Zombie Survival Hike will have the opportunity to learn about the four things needed to survive outside. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)

Participants at the Third Saturday Trail Walks: Zombie Survival Hike will have the opportunity to learn about the four things needed to survive outside. (Courtesy Visit Frisco)

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The Rail District Outdoor Market offers shoppers the chance to browse items from local businesses in an open-air environment. (Courtesy Cari Baer)
The weather is finally cooling off, ushering in a host of autumnal activities. Here are nine things to do in Frisco over the next few weeks.

Oct. 3-4 | Family Funtoberfest

Frisco Fresh Market will host its third annual Family Funtoberfest on Oct. 3-4. In addition to kid festivities throughout the day, the event will feature food, vendors and live music. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Oct. 3), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Oct. 4). Free. Frisco Fresh Market, 9215 John W. Elliott Drive, Frisco. 844-776-2753. https://friscofreshmarket.com/ffm-events/

Oct. 5 | Frisco Town Hall

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney and City Council members will host the city’s latest town hall meeting in the council chambers. The regular town hall meetings offer residents in-depth information on projects, programs, services and special events in Frisco. 7-9 p.m. Free. George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, 6101 Frisco Square Boulevard, Frisco. 972-292-5000. www.friscotexas.gov/433/town-hall

Oct. 6 | John Weinberg golf tournament

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf tournament allows local businesses to build relationships in the community during a day out of the office. In addition to the tournament, the day will include Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin contests. A light breakfast and lunch will also be served. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. $20. Stonebriar Country Club, 5050 Country Club Drive, Frisco. 972-335-9522. www.friscochamber.com/golf-tournament/

Oct. 10 | Trees 101 clinic

Shades of Green Inc. nursery and landscape company will host a clinic about the basics of trees in Collin County. The clinic will cover tree basics, selection, planting, and care and maintenance, including pruning, watering and fertilizing. Attendees will be asked to wear a face covering and social distance during the event. 10-11 a.m. Free. Shades of Green Inc., 7401 Coit Road, Frisco. 972-335-9095. https://shadesofgreeninc.com/events/

Oct. 13 | Undead & UnRead: Slice of Cherry

The Frisco Public Library hosts a monthly meeting for adult readers to discuss science fiction, horror and fantasy books. The online event via Zoom will feature “Slice of Cherry” by Dia Reeves. 7-8 p.m. Free. 972-292-5669. https://friscolibrary.bibliocommons.com/events

Oct. 17 | Midland concert
Dr Pepper Ballpark will host a socially distanced concert by country music act Midland. Attendees will have the option of viewing the concert from the field, seating bowl or suite level. Face coverings will be required for those age 10 and up, though attendees may remove them when in their seat or pod. 6:30 p.m. (Gates), 8 p.m. (Music). $29.50-$89.50. Dr Pepper Ballpark, 7300 RoughRiders Trail, Frisco. 972-731-9200. www.milb.com/frisco/events/midland



Oct. 17 | The Rail District Outdoor Market

The open-air marketplace allows boutiques, eateries and more businesses in The Rail District to bring their wares outside and interact with shoppers. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. The Rail District, Main Street, Frisco. https://friscoraildistrictmerchants.com



Oct. 17 | Third Saturday Trail Walk: Zombie Survival Hike


Participants will learn about the four things needed to survive outside. While this will not be a scary event, those on the educational trail walk may encounter some "zombies." 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Frisco Commons Park, 8000 McKinney Road, Frisco. 972-292-6500. www.friscotexas.gov/1597/third-saturday-trail-walks



Oct. 31 | Texas Derby rivalry match

FC Dallas will host a Texas Derby rivalry match against the Houston Dynamo in their final home game of the season. The winner of the Texas Derby series of matches takes home an 18th-century mountain howitzer cannon named El Capitán. 2:30 p.m. $25. Toyota Stadium, 9200 World Cup Way, Frisco. 214-705-6700. www.fcdallas.com

Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect changes to the hours of operation for The Rail District Outdoor Market.
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is the senior reporter for the Plano and Richardson editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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