Text, “The horseman will rise, and ride again. The Sleepy Hollow Experience.” A hand is reaching out of the ground surrounded by trees and skulls with a dark grey background.

Texas is a wonderful place to visit in the fall with lingering warm days and fewer crowds. We have a number of things to do in Granbury, TX this fall. It’s the ideal time to participate in outdoor activities without the extreme heat of the summer. Take our list and try a few things, especially don’t miss out on our special events and Halloween celebrations this year.

Get Your Tickets for the Sleepy Hollow Experience

It wouldn’t be fall without mentioning Halloween! Last year the Sleepy Hollow Experience was the most popular Halloween-related activity in all of Texas. Recount the tale of the Headless Horseman with the renowned theater company, Brain Clowdus Productions. This is an immersive theatrical experience you won’t want to miss.

Grab Your Running Shoes

Have you heard of the Spartan race? Test your speed, endurance, strength, and balance while completing obstacles and running distances in a Spartan race this October at Martha’s Ranch. This is a fitness race for anyone who wants a challenge! Set your distance at 5k, 21k, or 50k depending on how much you want to push your athletic abilities.

Take a Step into the Past

Located on the Paluxy River, Dinosaur Valley State Park is home to some fantastically preserved dinosaur footprints that you can see up close! The prints are actually within the riverbed. You can also hike, mountain bike, swim, fish, enjoy a paddle on the water, and go geocaching in the park. There is also a guided tour by horseback and an active ranger-led educational program.

Walk in Shanley Park

Shanley Park is home to some amazingly landscaped greenspaces and water features. Stroll leisurely in Granbury’s historic district and take in the scenery. Check back here during the holidays for a fun treat. Shanley Park gets transformed into a winter wonderland with tons of holiday lights and seasonal decor for your viewing pleasure.

Book a Mid-Week Getaway

One of the best ways to enjoy life this fall is to play hokey. Everyone heads out on the weekend. Escape mid-week and spend some time unwinding before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season hits. Our top 5 things to do in Granbury, TX this fall should help you start planning your visit. We even created an itinerary for you including top-notch vineyards, local restaurants, sites with historical significance, and the best places for a shopping excursion. There are so many activities in the fall you can choose from — which is your favorite?


Our Inn on Lake Granbury offers an elegant lodging alternative with luxurious amenities. Take a dip in our saltwater pool, catch some rays on our deck lounge chairs, or relax in the soothing jets in our hot tub. We are close to downtown Granbury, and yet it feels like an oasis away from your daily busy routine. Book a stay this fall to experience all the local autumn offerings! We look forward to seeing you here.


Published September 2022