Above: Pumpkin & Hay Maze at Chestnut Square
 
 
 
 
Legends of McKinney Ghostwalk (Saturday, continues next Saturday)
This is a self-guided, self-paced Ghost Walk throughout Chestnut Square Historic Village, the Collin County History Museum and the downtown McKinney Square. Ticket booklets provide maps of the sites and storytellers at each site will share the legends and tales of downtown's paranormal history. Once you have your ticket booklet, you can personalize your own route with pit stops in-between for more fun and delicious treats. Rain or shine event. Adults, $15 in advance/$20 at event; kids 4-12, $5; Kids 3 and under are free. Tickets available online.

Add Jernigan's Swamp (Finch Park) to your reservation for a trolley tour and storytelling of ghost legends in the park which was once a swamp. Content not suitable for children under 12; parental discretion is advised.​​​​
 
 
 
 
 
(Thru Oct. 31)
Visit the pumpkin patch, take photos at several designated areas and enjoy other family activities. Weekends include additional activities such as concessions, petting zoo, face painting and more. Free admission. Proceeds from the sale of pumpkins goes to McKinney Christian Academy. At Tucker Hill, 7404 Wescott (off W. University/380). Schedule on the
event website.
 
 
 
 
 
Events at the McKinney Performing Arts Center Courtroom Theater,
111 N. Tennessee., 214-544-2630

The special Halloween edition of Friday Night Flicks is the cult-classic and audience participation film  Rocky Horror Picture Show. The story centers on a young engaged couple whose car breaks down in the rain near a castle where occupied by bizarre strangers and the head of the house, a mad scientist who is actually an alien transvestite. This film is rated R. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume. Prop kits are available for $10 (limited availability). Movie tickets are also $10 general admission; both are available for purchase online. 9-11 p.m.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Silent Film with Organ: (Saturday)
The first film adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel of horror tells the story of of 15th century Paris, the brother of the Archdeacon plots with the Gypsy King to create a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the Gypsy dancer, Esmeralda. Advance tickets: $12 adults, $5 kids, seniors 65+ free (ticket required). Day of tickets: $14 adults, $7 kids, seniors 65+ free (ticket required). 7:30-9 p.m. Tickets
available online.

25 Project Presents: A Night of Comedy (Thursday)
Enjoy a night of comedy and celebration with Craig Lillard who headlined at our last MercyMe concert. General admission tickets are $10. Reserve your seat for $5 and receive a new 25 Project t-shirt. 7-10 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
721 Anderson (at the Cotton Mill)

Paul Childers Concert (Thursday)
Paul finds a way to blur the lines cast between Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix styles of guitar playing, a Motown rhythm section, and Pop vocal melodies. $10 cover charge. 7-9 p.m.

Bottles & Brushes at TUPPS (Friday)
Paint a bottle in honor of the memory of someone special.  All bottles will be displayed on the Memory Tree at TUPPS Brewery (shown). Come anytime from 6-9 p.m. $10 per bottle.

Also Friday: 
Food Truck Friday with Lucky 2 BBQ. 4-10 p.m.
Andrew Dutton takes the stage. 7-10 p.m.

Saturday Events:
Free Yoga Session and Craft Beer: 9-10 a.m.
Ratrodtober Custom Bike & Car Show: Free Admission. Food          for purchase from Landers BBQ and Pit Commander BBQ. Music by         Justin Pickard and the Gyspy Playboys.
Whiskey Routes takes the stage at 7 p.m. (until 10 p.m.); no cover.
 
 
 
 
 
Art Exhibits

Love of Color (Friday-Saturday)
Susan Bishop's exhibit (shown) reflects her ongoing exploration of mostly abstract, non-objective acrylic paintings showing a variety of concepts, textures and color palettes. Her inspirations range from an astronaut’s photography of space shots to animals dancing in a splash of colors. At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee. 5-8:30 p.m.

LAST Art Gallery: Featuring 25 local artists. 105 W. Louisiana.

Kirk Sisco Exhibit : Orisons Art & Framing welcomes artist Kirk Sisco's new series called "Rock Iconography".110 E. Louisiana.
 
 
 
 
 
8th Annual Holiday Bazaar (Saturday)
Do your Christmas shopping early at the 8th Annual Holiday Bazaar. Find unique gifts for your friends and family. The event is presented by McKinney ISD Partners in Education and sponsored by Texas Roadhouse. All proceeds benefit McKinney ISD programs and organizations. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. McKinney High School, 1400 E. Wilson Creek Pkwy.
 
 
 
 
 
Outdoor Movie Night-Zootopia (Thursday)
Families are asked to pre-register for this free movie night. Bring a blanket, lawn chair and picnic dinner. Free drinks and popcorn provided! Additional concessions available for sale. Also, families with special needs are encouraged to attend; sound will be reduced and subtitles displayed. AT McKinney Community Center, 2001 S. Central Expwy.
 
 
 
 
 
Exhibits/talks included in admission.

Dinosaurs Live (shown, Thru Feb. 19) They're back! Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and some of his life-size animatronic dinosaur friends along the Heard's nature trails.Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. 

Nature Story Time (Friday)
Designed primarily for young children and introducing a different nature-themed book each week. 10:30-11 a.m.

Zip Line Day (Saturday)
Soar through the treetops as you travel down the Ropes Course's zip line! Purchase one ticket for each time you would like to go down the zip line. $12 per person. Preregistration requiredspots are limited. Ages 10+. 
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thur.); Chaz Marie & Quinten Hope (Fri.); Chant (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: Michael William Harrison (Thur.); Aaron Burton (Fri.); Slugger's Rule (Sat.); Times Irish Music Session (3 p.m.), Deal & Hardin (6:30 p.m., Sun.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Red Shahan (Thur.); Blea Edmondson (Fri.); Dale Watson (shown, Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Tommy Williams (Thur.); Steve Rose  (Fri.); Martin Wyatt (Sat.); Suburban Jazztet (Sun.)
Louisiana St. Grill: Live Music (Thur.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Pat Peterson (Thur.); Jazz (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Ed McMahon (Thurs.); The 3 Amigos (Fri.);   Tyla Taylor (Sat.)
TUPPs Brewery: See separate listing above for music at TUPPS this weekend.
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Shane Frame (Thur.); Nick & the Nighthawks (Fri.); The 3 Amigos (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ 
 
 
 
 
"Don't Mess With Texas" is the call-to-action we all know well! Learn how the state is honoring the campaign's 30th birthday. 
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE!

ONGOING
An Early Texas Exhibit: The Collin County Museum, 300 E. Virginia. Artifacts of Collin McKinney's life. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $7.50; Senior/Vets: $5; Children: $3.

Pumpkin Village (Thru Oct. 31)
At Stonebridge United Methodist Church, 1800 S. Stonebridge from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. each day. Free admission and pumpkins for sale. 100 percent of the profits from the pumpkin sale supports Stonebridge UMC youth and missions projects.

THURSDAY
Heard-Craig House: Tours on Thursdays. $5, ages 4-under free. 205 W. Hunt. 1 p.m. 

Chestnut Square: Guided tours of the buildings. Adults $7; Military, Children and Seniors $5. 315 S. Chestnut. 972-562-8790.

Free Eye Screening: McKinney Morning Pride Lions Club host a free eye screening at Market Street (Eldorado/Ridget) in the community room upstairs. Eligible individuals needing further assistance with eye exams and glasses can apply at this event for free services.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
The Foreigner: Boyd High School Broadway Broncos present their Blackbox show, an inspired award-winning comedy. The nonstop hilarity of the play sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry. $8, students; $10, adults.

SATURDAY
Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon at Chestnut Square, 315 Chestnut. Tour the buildings, 11 a.m.

Franconia Brewery Tour & Tastings: $5. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 495 McKinney Pkwy.

TUPPS Brewery Tours & Tastings:12:30 and 4 p.m. for tours. 795 Anderson. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $5 beer, live music.

Deliver Us Not!/Say It Again:
Hope Rising present three performances to benefit The Family Place. At St. Peter's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 400 N. College. Tickets are $15 and are available online.

Make a Difference Day: Volunteer McKinney has lined up volunteers to work with non-profits throughout the city. Check the website for last-minute volunteer opportunities.

SUNDAY
St Johns #51 Masonic Lodge Open House: Open House St Johns #51 Masonic Lodge since 1850. 2-4 p.m. 215½ N. Kentucky. Free.

Come fall in love with Grand's living and stay for food, fun, prizes and tours. Bring the whole family. 2851 Orchid. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

Events at Myers Park, 
7117 CR 166
Highland Park ISD District Cross Country Meet (Friday): 7 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Back 40.

North Texas Barnhunters Dog Event (Saturday-Sunday): 7 a.m.-7 p.m. in the stall barn.


COMING NEXT WEEKEND

Brew HaHa (Saturday, Oct. 29)
Franconia Brewing hosts. With ticket purchase, guests receive a limited edition pint glass, a brewery tour, three craft beers, and a comedy show from the top comedians in the metroplex. This always sells out, so get your
tickets online now.

Lunchtime Classics (Monday) Come and enjoy your lunch (BYOL) with Youth Ballet of Texas! A fine arts performance in the span of a lunch break can get your week off to a wonderful start. Priced at no more than a sandwich, our serving of ballet is a great addition to your Monday. At the Courtroom Theater in McKinney Performing Arts Center, 100 N. Tennessee. $7 adults; $5 children 5 & under. General admission.

 
 
 
 

Click to access the web map or pick up a pocket map at the McKinney CVB visitors center at 200 W. Virginia.
 
 
 
 
Need overnight accommodations for yourself or out-of-town guests? McKinney offers a wide range of options. ​​Find lodging links at VisitMcKinney.com
or call the McKinney CVB
at 888-649-8499 for assistance.
 
 
 
            
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