5 things to do in Coppell, Valley Ranch, Las Colinas in October, November

The Texas Lottery Plaza at the Toyota Music Factory will house this yearu2019s Day of the Dead Festival in Las Colinas.

The Texas Lottery Plaza at the Toyota Music Factory will house this yearu2019s Day of the Dead Festival in Las Colinas.

The Halloween season has brought plenty events to the Coppell and Irving communities. Find details about haunted houses, festivals and other non-Halloween events in the list below:


Oct. 26 - Visit a haunted house


Valley Ranch’s sixth annual Candy Trail and Haunted Halls event is a Halloween evening suited for all ages. The event will include a petting zoo, a trick-or-treat trail, a costume contest, pumpkin decorating and more. The haunted house will also be available for all ages, but children 12 and under should be with an adult. Food will also be available for purchase. 6-10 p.m. $8-$13. Valley Ranch Office, 8830 N. MacArthur Blvd., Ste. 101, Irving. 972-869-1430. www.valleyranch.org





Oct. 26 - Decorate your car at Trunk or Treat


The city of Coppell will hold a trunk-or-treat event in The CORE parking lot ahead of Halloween. Organizers expect approximately 500 children to be in attendance for the trick-or-treat-style event. The evening will include a competition for best-decorated car, which will receive a grand prize. Those interested in decorating their car can register online for free. 7-9 p.m. Free. The CORE, 234 Parkway Blvd., Coppell. 972-304-7077. www.coppelltx.gov





Nov. 2 - Get a taste of Coppell’s best foods


The Coppell Chamber of Commerce is holding its 10th annual Taste of Coppell event at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel. Each admission pass provides guests with unlimited food and beverage tastings. The event will include the 2019 Golden Fork, Top Taste and Best of Coppell award presentations. 4-7 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the door for children 10 and under; $30 in advance, $35 at the door for adults. Four Points by Sheraton, 1580 Point West Blvd., Coppell. 972-393-2829. www.coppellchamber.org






Nov. 2 - Celebrate Day of the Dead


The Texas Lottery Plaza at the Toyota Music Factory will house this year’s Day of the Dead Festival in Las Colinas. Street performers, live music and face painting will be available at the Mexican cultural event. It will also include food and drink, dance performances and more. 5-11 p.m. Free. Texas Lottery Plaza, 340 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving. 972-252-7476. www.irvingtexas.com





Nov. 15-17 - Stock up on books


The Cozby Library and Community Commons will hold its Big Book Sale in November. Attendees can purchase gently used DVDs, books, magazines and audiobooks. Early shopping will be open Nov. 15 for a $10 admission fee, and it will be free for library members and friends. Fri. 4-7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. Free. Cozby Library and Community Commons, 177 N. Heartz Road, Coppell. 972-304-3655. www.coppelltx.gov


By Gavin Pugh
Gavin has reported for Community Impact Newspaper since June 2017. His beat has included Dallas Area Rapid Transit, public and higher education, school and municipal governments and more. He now serves as the editor of the Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake edition.


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