Above: Tours & Tastings at Tupps Brewery at the McKinney Cotton Mill
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Friday-Sunday)
See horses, ponies and dogs perform in the center ring, and artists from around the world executing death defying feats! $12 (adults) and $6 (kids under 12) in advance; $16 (adults) and $10 (kids) at the gate. Located behind Eldorado Chevrolet, north of  Hwy. 380, east of Central Expwy. See web listing for showtimes.
 
 
 
(Saturday) Volunteer McKinney Center organizes more than 650 volunteers to complete projects across town for many local non-profits. All participants - individuals and groups, will receive a cool retro t-shirt that is your ticket to one of six after-parties at local eateries. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Register online for the right project for you. 
 
 
 
BBQ Dinner and Silent Auction (Friday) The McKinney Kiwanis Club hosts its 66th annual BBQ dinner and silent auction to raise funds for its various charitable projects including building wheelchair ramps, the elementary school Terrific Kids program, scholarships and Key Club organizations in local schools, among others. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. This year's event will be held at the Church Street Auditorium (formerly Heard-Craig Hall) at 306 Church Street. 5-8 p.m. Tickets available in advance and at the door.
 
 
 
 
Pull for Puppies (Saturday)
This charity tug-of-war tournament benefits Operation Kindness, the largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas. The event takes place at The Beach at Craig Ranch, 6145 Alma Rd. Gather your friends and/or co-workers and make a team. Teams can have a minimum of eight players (humans, not dogs!), up to 12 players max. You are guaranteed three tug of war matches, so it is a good idea to have substitutes. To register a team, call 469-909-9033. Cost is $20 per player. 10 a.m.-noon.  
 
 
 
 
 
(All Weekend)  This popular annual Fall celebration runs through Oct. 31 at the Tucker Hill Community, 211 State Blvd. McKinney Christian Academy will once again be the non-profit partner and benefactor from pumpkin sales and proceeds from the event. All activities are open to the public including toddler-sized hay maze, tractor-pulled hay ride, activities and music, petting zoo, bake sale or concession stand (purchase required), pumpkin painting and carving, and Fall decorating. Check website for daily hours. 
 
 
 
 
At the Heard Natural Science
Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566

Dinosaurs Live! (Open thru Feb. 21)
Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and eight new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Museum nature trails. Included in admission to the museum.
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic (Thur.); Joey Love Band (Fri.); The Zydeco Stingrays (Sat.)
Cafe Malaga: Live Music (Fri./Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: Innisfall (Thur.); Beyond the Pale (Fri.); Skeleton McGee (Sat.); Innisfall, 10 a.m. and Times Irish Music Session, 3 p.m.  (Sun.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Mark Allan Atwood (Thur.); The Damn Quails (Fri.); Colton O'Neill (Sat.)
Landon Winery: Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Tommy Williams (Thur.); Dove Creek Duo (Fri.); Tommy Williams (Sat.); Suburban Jazztet (Sun.)
Louisiana St. Grill: Live Music (Thur.-Sun.)
Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery: Brian Bertrand (Fri); Mark Toussaint Combo (Sat.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Lynne Cadena (Thur.); Missing 3 (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (shown, Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  Zack King Band Unplugged (Thur.); Nick and the Nighthawks (Fri.); Darwin Martin (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For more about events in McKinney, check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB
at 214-544-1407 or tollfree at 888-649-8499.​ 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cultural exchange group builds global goodwill via personal connections.
 
 
 
 
 
ALSO THIS WEEKEND:

DAILY THROUGH NOV. 1
Pumpkin patch, wagon rides, petting zoo, bounce houses and more. $15/child; $5/adult. Kids under 2 free. Group rates available. Storybook Ranch, 3701 Custer. 972-977-7333. Sunday-Friday, 10 a.m.-sundown; Saturday, 9 a.m-sundown.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY
Vietnam Syndrome Exhibit: Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Also Tues.-Wed., 1-4 p.m.

FRIDAY
Latin Dancing: At Bien Salsa on Fridays, 9 p.m.-midnight. 119 W. Virginia.

Friday Night Flicks: Night of the Living Dead (Friday)
This classic 1968 cult film follows seven people trapped in a rural farmhouse being attacked by "living dead." $8. 8-10 p.m. at the McKinney Performing Arts Center. Get tickets
online.

​Glam-o-Ween Girls' Night Out: Girls ages 3–10 can enjoy a night on the town for mini-makeovers, dinner, karaoke, dancing, games, movies, crafts, costume contest and fashion show! Made of Sugar and Spice, 207 N. Kentucky. $35 per girl; make reservations to 972-693-6141. 6-9 p.m.
 
SATURDAY
Farmers Market: From 8 a.m.-noon, Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut.

Franconia Brewery Tour & Tastings: Tour and tastings $5. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 495 McKinney Pkwy. 
Tupps Brewery Tour: 721 Anderson St. at the Cotton Mill. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tastings and live music. (Also open Wedesday-Friday.)  

SATURDAY-SUNDAY
Wine Tastings & Tour: Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery, 2300 Vineyard Hill Lane. 3 p.m.

​​EVENTS AT MYERS PARK
The following three events take place at Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 CR 166.

Color Fun Fest 5K Run: (Saturday) Race times are at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Back 40 at Myers Park. Register online; almost sold out.

​North Texas Barnhunters Dog Event (Saturday- Sunday) Stall Barn. All day.

​Dallas Dog Sports Agility Show (Saturday-Sunday)
Show barn. Admission free to spectators. All day.
 
 
 
 
Show your hometown pride or grab a souvenir in the 
MCVB Visitors Center, 200 W. Virginia (downtown)
 
 
 
 
                              
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