Fall festivals to celebrate the Halloween season

Small ways that you can make a big difference for nonprofits

With the Halloween season comes a slew of ways to have fun and give back.

St. James Pumpkin Patch

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When the field at St. James Episcopal turns orange, you know the season is upon us. Peruse the field at the corner of Audelia and McCree to pick your family’s perfect pumpkin. It’s open every day in October: Sunday through Thursday from 1-7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Look for special events every Saturday like a pumpkin carving competition or trunk-or-treat (see a schedule at stjamesdallas.org/pumpkin-patch). Proceeds from these sales benefit the St. James Episcopal youth ministry.

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Madness Carnival

There is something for everyone at this annual pre-Halloween event put on by the Moss Haven Elementary PTA. Organizers offer an all-inclusive wristband for $25. The wearer has free access to unlimited rides and games, haunted house tours and treats. Preschooler wristbands are $10. It all happens Oct. 28 at the school, 9202 Moss Farm, from 4-7 p.m.

Harvest festival

It’s an annual tradition at Lake Highlands’ St. Patrick Catholic Church and school, located at 9643 Ferndale. Bring the family from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 28 for face painting, bounce houses, inflatable slides, rock climbing, a zip line, an array of food and drink vendors and more. Purchase a play-all-day wristband at the door or in advance from a St. Pat’s student. Proceeds benefit the school. Get more details at spsdallas.org.

Know of ways that neighbors can spend time, attend an event, or purchase or donate something to benefit a neighborhood nonprofit? Email your suggestion to launch@advocatemag.com

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