Michelle Ruano is held by her cousin Christian Soriano as they listen to music during the Mexican Independence Day celebration, Fiestas Patrias, at the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas.

Michelle Ruano is held by her cousin Christian Soriano as they listen to music during the Mexican Independence Day celebration, Fiestas Patrias, at the Latino Cultural Center in Dallas.

Ben Torres/Special Contributor

Updated on Oct. 31 2018  

Fall festival season is winding down in North Texas. Here is a rundown of some early November festivals.

Think happy fall thoughts: 'Peter Pan' -themed pumpkin village will star at Autumn at the Arboretum

Autumn at the Arboretum

Stroll through the gardens among thousands of fall-blooming plants at the Adventures in Neverland fall festival. The Pumpkin Village will not disappoint with Peter Pan-themed displays. See Wendy's house, the Lost Boys hideout, Tinker Bell's home and Captain Hook's pirate ship. Keep an eye out for Tick-Tock the crocodile who bides his time in a sea of gourds. Through Nov. 21 at the Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas. dallasarboretum.org

Romanian Food Festival 

Experience Romanian food, traditions and culture at Saint Mary's Romanian Orthodox  in Colleyville. Savor the flavors of favorite Romanian foods including Romanian sausage, cabbage rolls, polenta with feta cheese and sour cream, Romanian doughnuts and pastry. Beer and wine (Pro tip: Try the spiked hot wine, or Vin Fiert) are also available. Enjoy traditional folk dances, live music, and take a guided tour of the church. Nov. 2-4 in Colleyville. romanianfoodfestivaldfw.com. $5.

Performers on stage performing during Diwali Mela at Fair Park  in Dallas.

Performers on stage performing during Diwali Mela at Fair Park  in Dallas.

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Diwali Mela

Celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights with a festival marketplace, performances by community groups, traditional food, Bollywood stars and activities for the kiddies. Nov. 3 at the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park. dfwdiwalimela.com

Festival at the Switchyard

Carrollton's annual street fair is a day of family fun with carnival food, free rides and games, children's entertainers, festival foods and an evening concert by Stone Temple Pilots. Nov. 3 in downtown Carrollton, Main St. and Broadway. FREE

Oak Cliff Lively Fest

Reggae/roots-inspired fun day showcases diversity in the OC with DJs, live performances, drum circles, kids zone, food and other vendors. Nov. 4 at Lake Cliff Park, Dallas. facebook.com/DFWLivelyFest FREE

Turtle Creek Arts Festival 

About 100 local and regional artists and crafters of all disciplines will showcase their work. Enjoy  artist demos,  local food trucks, live acoustic music, hands-on art activities and a children's play area and much more. Dogs are welcome. Nov. 10-11 at Reverchon Park, Dallas. turtlecreekartsfestival.com FREE

Find more Family Fun events here. 

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