The Best Things to Do in Greenville this Fall

One thing you won’t hear long-time residents or people passing through our hometown say is, “Man, I wish there were more things to do in Greenville!” No matter what time of year it is, our city always has a wide selection of events and to-dos, but fall is a special time in Greenville and its neighboring towns. Here are a few events in and around the city you won’t want to miss:

11th Annual McKinney Oktoberfest

Make a plan to make it to McKinney the weekend of Sept. 28, for their straight-from-Germany, annual Oktoberfest. Featuring the best of local brews, local eats, and local performers, this is a great time for adults and families alike.

10th Annual Maize Days

Pop on down to Murphy on Sept. 29, for a full day of community fun. The 10th Annual Maize Days promises punkin’ chuckin’, a classic car show, a pet adoption showcase, food from local vendors, and a variety of live musical acts throughout the day. It even finishes up with a fireworks show!

City of Princeton Fall Fest

Head over to Princeton on Oct. 27, with all the kiddos for arts and crafts, delicious local food, bull-riding, hayrides, mutton-busting, pumpkin-picking and fun inflatables. This annual event always makes for a happy, family-friendly afternoon!

Before you head out on your fall adventures in the Greenville area, make sure your car is up to the task by scheduling a maintenance check at Britain Chevrolet.

Sightseeing and Fun Near Greenville

Summer Time

Summer is nearing its end, and even though you’re too busy for a two-week vacation, there’s still time for one last weekend getaway. Lucky for you, there are loads of fun places to see and visit within driving distance of Greenville, so load up the family, get behind the wheel and take a day trip before summer is finally through.

 

Here are just a few of the myriad places to explore within an hour’s drive of Greenville:

 

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

Just 45 minutes away in McKinney, the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary is the perfect place for curious kids to explore. The Heard consists of 289 acres of naturally preserved trails and habitats for the birds, reptiles, and prairie mammals of North Texas. Inside the museum, families can discover more of nature’s beauty in exhibits such as Dinosaurs Live!, Native Texas Snakes, and the Living Lab.

 

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Only an hour’s drive from Greenville, the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas is a must-see for any history buff or native Texan. Located in the former Texas School Book depository from which Lee Harvey Oswald fired his historic shots, this intimate exploration of the JFK assassination literally places visitors in the shoes of an assassin, allowing guests to sit and peer through the same window at which Oswald perched.

 

Six Flags Over Texas

Located in Arlington, about 70 miles southwest of Greenville, Six Flags Over Texas is a premier destination for family fun and thrill-seeking. With 13 roller coasters and dozens of rides for children of all ages, it’s the most accessible and inviting amusement park in north Texas.

 

To make sure your car is up to the task of these Greenville area adventures, schedule a maintenance check with our trained technicians at Britain Chevrolet.