The autumn brings more than pumpkin spice and fallen leaves to Wichita Falls. With a jam-packed fall social calendar, and the opening of the new full-service Delta Hotels® by Marriott Wichita Falls Convention Center, now is the perfect time to plan a day trip or make a weekend of it.
We’ve never needed a reprieve quite like this one. With all the time spent beating the heat indoors, it is only fitting to be ready for some fresh air. Take advantage of the perfect patio weather and pick your favorite vantage point in scenic downtown to sip on local wines and dine on locally-sourced fare. Stave off the chill of the crisp evening by gathering around Half Pint’s fire pits, take man’s best friend for a night out on Highlander’s large, pet-friendly patio, or partake in a special international bar menu at Karat Bar & Bistro.
Wichita Falls knows about festivals, and Los Muertos WF is the cultural event of the year where downtown Wichita Falls is transformed into an explosion of culture and pageantry honoring lost loved ones. Delight your senses by visiting the many food vendors featuring traditional Mexican offerings, listen to the live music including mariachi bands, sit for a professional face painting, and watch the endless entertainment with choreographed dancers, traditional costumes, and fire breathers.
Nothing feels better than having a good time for a good cause. This September, join Big Brothers and Big Sister’s for a prehistoric event of Jurassic proportions. The Dino Dash 5K will release dinosaurs to the streets of downtown Wichita Falls. Dress up as a T-Rex, your favorite dinosaur, or Jurassic Park character. The dino-tastic and family-friendly event will start and end at the beautiful and historic Downtown Wichita Falls Farmers Market and will feature drinks, live music, food, and more.
Children love spooky season. Downtown Trick or Treat offers a ghoulish good time trick or treating at local businesses. Gather your little ghosts and goblins for trick-or-treating, dining, shopping, and entertainment in a friendly, walkable space.
The Running Dead is a family-friendly and dog-friendly event with something for everyone to enjoy. Join the living dead with the help of the makeup booth. Then, challenge yourself by navigating an obstacle course featuring zombies lurking around every corner. Children can join the fun in the kid corner with age-appropriate activities including pumpkin catapults and face painting.
Put on a pair of comfortable shoes and gather the family for a fun-filled day on the farm at family-owned Morath Orchard. Embrace a challenge by exploring the 6.5 acre corn maze. Afterwards, stroll the 6-acre pumpkin patch and snap some fall family photos. Then, partake in free family-friendly activities or grab a light snack, and some fresh produce, from the roadside stand.
A small admission price leads to loads of fun for families during French Country Farms Fall Fun Days. Get back to nature while exploring the corn maze or going for a hayride. Embrace your competitive side with the game zone, pumpkin bowling, and the trike track. Little thrill seekers will delight in the jumbo jump pad, bouncing bronco corral, rat rollers, and kiddie Zip-line. Concessions, pony rides, and face painting are also available.
Stay the night in Wichita Falls’ new full-service hotel in the heart of downtown in one of two hundred spacious guest rooms. Be lazy and order room service or stay productive and take advantage of the WiFi plus workspaces. Get your caffeine fix and find all your grab-and-go items at the Starbucks serving Eirinn Caife. Elevate your mood in the state-of-the art fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights or find your zen in the designated yoga spaces. Entertain the family at the indoor pool with an exterior patio.
Thanks to a unique local partnership with O’Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC and Wellborn 2R Ranch, you’ll be able to enjoy a premium steak at the new Wellborn 2R Steakhouse, located inside the Delta Hotels®. The steakhouse will feature beef from only the finest, grass-fed cattle raised locally at the historic 150-year-old ranch in Henrietta, TX. Indulge in a burger if that’s more your speed or just grab a nightcap at the full-service bar.
Whether you are looking for a quick day trip away from the hustle and bustle of urban living or a festive weekend getaway, our community is ready to welcome you as one of our own. Autumn in Wichita Falls is magical, and there has never been a better time to fall in love with the Falls.