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ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment
for you and your family. Subscribe to our blog updates, here (FREE!).
This weekend’s highlights include:
• Texas State Fair ~ Week 3 (Plus Discount Ticket Tips)
• FREE MusicArte Juried Art Show & Latin Music Festival
• FREE Celebrate Roanoke Family Fun Event
• FREE Nash Farm Fall Round-up in Grapevine
• FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Lowes
:: Enjoy a Day in Dallas at the Texas State Fair
Plus Links to FREE & Discounted Tickets, Too!
Now through October 17, 2010
This is the 3rd weekend of the month-long State Fair of Texas in Dallas. Be
sure to check out our recent post for tips on how to get FREE or deep
discounts on admission tickets (click here).
The 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 the Pointer Sisters. There is something for everyone!
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 Sundance Square MusicArte Art Show & Music Festival
…Friday & Saturday, October 8-9, 2010
Sundance Square will come alive this weekend with a fun fiesta and celebration
of Latino cultures. Musicarte de Fort Worth will span 6 blocks of downtown Fort Worth and will feature a juried art show, live music, dance, fabulous food
and more! Your family can also enjoy the Fiesta Kid’s Zone as well as a dance
pavilion where tango, salsa and other Latin dance performances will be featured.
A full day of music on the Sundance Stage will include headliners:
- The Tejas Brothers, Friday, 7:00pm
- Poncho Sanchez, Friday, 9:00pm
- Joel Guzman and Sarah Fox, Saturday, 9:00pm
What: Learn more about this fun fiesta and the complete entertainment
schedule at the main website, here.
When: Friday & Saturday, October 8-9, 2010 ~ Noon to 10:30PM
Where: Sundance Square in Downtown Fort Worth ( 201 Main Street)
Click here to find available FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE Admission
:: FREE Celebrate Roanoke Music and Family Fun Festival
Saturday, October 9, 2010
The little town of Roanoke is quickly becoming the rising star of the
Metroplex. With a complete Downtown renovation, the addition of several
top-rated restaurants, and ~ of course ~ Babe’s Chicken, it’s definitely a great
spot to put on the list of fun places to visit! And, this weekend is a great time
to make that happen!
This Saturday, the city of Roanoke has planned a family friendly Celebrate
Roanoke festival that includes: all day live music (on 4 stages!), climbing
walls, bounce houses, old-fashioned carnival games, and various street
entertainment like jugglers, clowns, and old west gun-fight shows. The
festivities will close with a fabulous fireworks display.
What: Learn more about the Celebrate Roanoke Festival and the
entertainment line-up here.
When: Saturday, October 9, 2010 ~ 10:00AM to 10:00PM
Where: On Oak Street in Downtown Roanoke (one block East of 377).
Free parking and shuttle service is available from the Recreation Center
at 501 Roanoke Road.
:: FREE Nash Farm Fall Round-up in Grapevine
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Get a taste of farm life just steps away from the heart of the city. Historic
Nash Farm in Grapevine is hosting a FREE Fall Family Fun Round-up and
Harvest Festival! There will be a full day of activities for all, including pony
rides, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, a petting zoo, cotton picking, a
stick-pony rodeo and living Scarecrow Contest. Food will be available for
What: For more information about the 110 acre Nash Farm and the fall
family event, go here.
When: Saturday, October 9, 2010, 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Where: Nash Farm ~ 626 Ball Street ~ near Historic Downtown Grapevine
Free Parking 1 Block west of Nash Farm at Cannon Elementary or
at the Botanical Gardens and Homestead Dr.
Cost: FREE! Donations are appreciated and benefit Heritage Education
Programs at Nash Farm
:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make a Fun House Mirror
Saturday, October 9, 2010
This Saturday, bring your child to a Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic to
help them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE project to
All workshops are FREE, but you should probably show up early
to insure you have a kit for your little ones.
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, October 9, 2010 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores
To find a participating location, click here.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!
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