Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (Oct. 9-11) ~ The Great Trail Drive, Celebrate Roanoke, Texas State Fair, and more!

Frugal Weekend Entertainment Option #1

Experience Fort Worth’s Heritage at the Great Trail Drive
Along the Chisholm Trail, Saturday, October 10, 2009

Saddle up for a true Texas trail drive along the Trinity River, following the historic Chisholm Trail in Fort Worth. The fun begins in the Fort Worth Stockyards at 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 with registration and breakfast, followed by the trail drive, led by Honorary Trail Boss and world champion cowboy, Larry Mahan. An authentic chuckwagon lunch will be provided as the drive progresses through downtown Fort Worth, along the Trinity River.

“The Great Trail Drive” benefits Rocky Top Therapy Center, a not-for-profit organization which provides therapeutic riding programs for children and adults with disabilities.

Details, details
What: Click here for the schedule of events and other details.
Where: Beginning at the Fort Worth Stockyards, Exchange Avenue
When: Saturday, October 10, 2009   
          Trail Drive 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Chuckwagon lunch 12:00 PM



Frugal Weekend Entertainment Option #2

Celebrate Downtown Roanoke Festival!




The little town of Roanoke is quickly becoming the rising star of the Metroplex.  With a complete Downtown renovation, the recent addition of renowned hamburger joint, Twisted Root (see my recent post on this top hamburger spot), and…of course…Babe’s Chicken, it’s definitely a great spot to put on the list of places to visit!  And, this Saturday is a great time to make that happen!

From 10am-10pm, the city of Roanoke has planned a family friendly Celebrate Roanoke festival that includes:  live music, climbing walls, bounce houses, old-fashioned carnival games,  and various street entertainment like magicians, clowns, and old-town-gunfights.  The festivities will close with a fabulous fireworks display.

Details, details
Where: On Oak Street in Downtown Roanoke, one block East of 377
When: Saturday, October 10, 2009, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Cost: Free


Frugal Weekend Entertainment Option #3

Enjoy a day in Dallas at the Texas State Fair – Week #3
Plan ahead and you can save on admission, too!

This is the 3rd weekend of the month-long Texas State Fair in Dallas. Be sure to check out our post from last week for a comprehensive savings guide to the fair (click here), which includes some helpful info, as well as a long list of ways to save on admission every day of the week (some days you can even get in FREE!).

The Texas State Fair runs now through October 18 and covers just about every area of interest. There are plenty of daily shows and literally hundreds of music performances throughout the month.  Check out the line up of concerts here and the full schedule of events here.

Details, details
What: There is so much to see and do at the fair. Click here for the schedule of events and other details. The event schedule changes daily.
Where: Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd, Dallas, TX
When: Daily, Now through October 18, 2009
How much:
Discount Tickets: (Click here for FREE/discount ticket details) 
  • General Admission:
  • Kids under 48” tall: $11
  • Seniors 60 and over: $11
  • Children 2 and under: Free


Frugal Weekend Entertainment Option #4

Grab a Bite at the Keller Eats Tailgate Party
Great Food. Live Music.

If you are headed to the Keller Stadium, for some “Friday Night Lights” (Central High School vs. Fossil Ridge High School), be sure and get there early for the Keller Eats Tailgate Party from 5:00-7:30 PM for food, live music, and more!  First United Methodist of Keller and several local restaurants will be serving yummy eats in benefit of a fantastic organization, Habitat for Humanity

Food options will include Mexican Food from local-owned Don Taco (one of my favorite eateries), BBQ from Dickey’s, and Pizza from Pollenzo’s (I hear they make great Pizza & are on my list to try soon!). 

 Don Taco Logo

Side Note:  If you don’t get a chance to stop by the tailgate party, be sure to add Don Taco Fresh Mex (off Heritage Trace & Old Denton Rd) to your next restaurant outing.  Their prices are reasonable, and they make THE BEST Beef Fajita Quesadilla’s…hands down.  Be sure and thank them for their contribution to Habitat for Humanity, too!

Details, details
Where: At 1st United Methodist Church Parking Lot, North of KHS Stadium
When: Friday, October 9, 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM



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