Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (Oct 1-3) ~ Texas State Fair, FREE Fall Festivals, FREE Concerts in the Park, FREE Museums, and Lots More!

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This weekend’s highlights include:    

• Texas State Fair ~ Week 2 (plus Discount Ticket Tips)
• FREE Concert in the Park ~ Near Southside

• FREE Southlake Octoberfest Family Fun Event
• FREE Fall Festival for Families at Calloway’s
• FREE Museum Admission and Family Activities
• Lake Worth Fall Family Event
• FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Home Depot


:: Enjoy a day in Dallas at the Texas State Fair 
    Plan ahead and you can get in FREE or really cheap, too!
    Now through October 17, 2010  


This is the 2nd weekend of the month-long Texas State Fair in Dallas.
Be sure to check out our post from last week for tips on how to get
FREE or deep discounts on admission tickets (click here).   

The Texas State Fair runs now through October 17 and covers just about
every area of interest. There are literally hundreds of entertainment
choices and music performances throughout the month including many
well known names like Pointer Sisters.  There is something for everyone! 

Details, details
What: There is so much to see and do at the fair. Check out the mainstage
    line up of concerts here and the daily schedule of events here 
    which change daily.
Where: Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd ~ Dallas, TX
When: Daily, Now through October 17, 2010
How much:  Go here for FREE/discount ticket details.  


:: FREE Outdoor Concert Event ~ First Friday On The Green
Friday, October 1, 2010  (Last Show of the Season!)


Enjoy a fun evening with your family and friends with First Friday on
the Green, a FREE monthly live music series sponsored by Fort Worth
. Bring your blankets and chairs (and even Fido if you want), and
enjoy an evening of live music from great bands in a relaxing setting. 
This is the last show of the season!  

Hungry? Enjoy one of the neighborhood’s fantastic restaurants beforehand
or take in Chadra Mezza & Grill which will be selling their tasty fare at the
event. No outside coolers or food please.   

Details, Details
What: Fort Worth South, Inc. (FWSI) is the non-profit org behind the
   revitalization (and suburban greatness) of Fort Worth’s Near
   Southside. Get more event info here.
When: Friday, October 1, 2010 ~ 6:00PM
Where: Head to Magnolia Green Park ~ 1100 Block of Lipscomb,
    between Magnolia and Rosedale (across the street from the Village
    Homes row houses). Find a map here.
Cost: In lieu of admission (which is FREE), you are encouraged to make a
    donation to October’s charity, The Women’s Center. Their donation
    wish list includes full-size toiletries of all kinds – shampoo, conditioner,
    deodorant, toothpaste, etc.


:: FREE 9th Annual Octoberfest in Southlake
    Friday to Sunday, October 1-3, 2010


Spend the first weekend of October at Southlake Town Square enjoying
some of the area’s greatest talents at the 9th Annual Octoberfest.
Radio Disney will make an appearance! This 3-day event provides
a lengthy list of entertainment, food and fun (see the event and
entertainment schedule here).  

Details, Details
 Learn more about the Southlake Octoberfest and the entertainment
    line-up here.
When: Friday-Sunday, October 1-3, 2010
Where: Southlake Town Square – Main St. @ Southlake Blvd. (F.M. 1709)
Cost: FREE!  


:: FREE Calloway’s Nursery Fall Family Festival
    Saturday, October 2, 2010   


Calloway’s Nursery is hosting a FREE Fall Harvest Festival for Families! 
There will be fun for all including a miniature Farmer’s Market, free
pumpkin decorating crafts for kids, Mad Science performances (schedule
free fall seminars for adults, popcorn, bounce house and more! Don’t
forget to bring your camera, as this will be a great spot to take fall pictures
of the kids.  

Details, details
 For more information about Calloway’s fall festival, go here.
October 2, 2010, 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Where: All Calloway’s locations.  Click here to find one near you.
Cost: FREE!    


:: Bank of America Cardholders: Take advantage of FREE
ADMISSION to the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History

Saturday and Sunday, October 2-3, 2010   

Bank of America’s 2010 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE
admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 120 participating
museums throughout the U.S.    

This FREE Admission program takes place this weekend (October 2nd & 3rd)
in Fort Worth at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

Details, details
What: To find out more about Bank of America’s Museums On Us
go here. To learn more about The Fort Worth Museum of
    Science & History,
click here.
Show a photo ID and any Bank of America Card to get FREE admission
    for each Bank of America Card Holder.
Where: The Fort Worth Science & History Museum, 1600 Gendy St.
    (corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy).
Click here for directions.
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 2-3, 2010 ~ 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders (Reg: $14 Adults, $10 Children)

Other DFW Museums With FREE Admission This Weekend:    




:: Take an “Art-Full” Trek to Dallas to the Nasher Sculpture
Center’s First Saturdays Family Fun Day.

    Saturday, October 2, 2010

Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays   

The Nasher Sculpture Center and Target present First Saturdays
for families. Held the first Saturday of every month, this special
event features FREE admission and a fun schedule of activities for
the kids.

Details, details
For details, including complete schedule, click here.
When: Saturday, October 2, 2010 ~ 10:00AM to 2:00PM
 For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost: FREE



:: Lake Worth Fall Family Event
    Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fort Worth Nature Center Hay Ride  

Take a short jaunt out to the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge at Lake
Worth for Saturday’s Fall Festival for the family.  Enjoy hay rides, bison
feeding, canoe tours, live music, games, guided hikes and more.  

Details, details
What: For more details, go here.
When: October 3, 2010 ~ 10:00AM- 3:00PM
Where: Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge ~ 9601 Fossil Ridge Road
How Much: $4 (adults), $3 (3-17 years old), FREE (under 3) 
    Note that some activities like canoe rentals are extra.  



:: FREE ~ Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, October 2, 2010


This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help
them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE Fireboat Toy
to take home.   

Each Kids Workshop participant will receive a kid-sized orange apron
(similar to a Home Depot associate apron) and an achievement pin. All
workshops are free, but you should probably show up early to insure you
have a kit for your little ones.   

Details, details
For ages 5-12. Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, October 2 ~ 9:00AM to Noon
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores
    To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!   



I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!   

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