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ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment
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This weekend’s highlights include:
• FREE Trick or Treat and Fall Festival Family Events
• Fort Worth’s 19th Annual Boo at the Zoo Event
• FREE Fort Worth Alliance Air Show (Featuring
the Blue Angels)
• FREE Thanksgiving Meal & Cooking Techniques Class
:: Lots of FREE Trick or Treat and Fall Festival Community Events
It’s that time of year ~ hay rides, kids dressed up as their favorite characters,
and enough candy to keep every dentist in business! I love fall.
Are you looking for a fun and safe way to celebrate the weekend’s fall festivities
with your family? Lots of churches, schools, and businesses in the community
have put together fun festivals with safe places to trick or treat and play games.
A few FREE suggestions:
• Grapevine’s 24th Annual Halloween on Main St. ~ Friday
Main Street Grapevine • 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Join other costumed families at Grapevine’s 24th Annual Halloween on Main
Street. Trick-or-Treat up and down Main Street while participating in a variety
of carnival games, bounce houses, giant slides, crafts, music and more. Tons
of candy, prizes and free kettle corn for everyone. More details here.
• Trunk or Treat at the Met Church ~ Friday
The Met Church in Fort Worth, 11301 Old Denton Road • 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Bring your whole family for a great time! Trick-or-Treat while enjoying a
variety of carnival games and fun family activities. Lots of candy, prizes
and safe fun for everyone. More details here.
• Bass Pro Shops Pumpkin Patch Event, Friday ~ Friday to Sunday
Grapevine Location (2501 Bass Pro Drive)
Friday, October 29 • 4-8:00 p.m.
Trick or Treating throughout the store. Kid’s costume parade at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, October 30-31 • Noon-5:00 p.m.
Crafts, Marshmallow Roasting, & Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler
More details here.
• Central Market Stores Go Batty ~ Saturday
Fort Worth Location • 2:30-5:00 p.m. (4651 West Freeway)
South Lake Location • 2:00-5:00 p.m. (1425 E. Southlake Blvd)
Start out at the main entrance and grab a map, then wind your way through
the store, stopping at each Scavenger Hunt station to get a treat! Once you’ve
scavenged all there is to hunt, make your way out to the patio for the Bean
bag toss, cookie decorating, cake walk and costume parade. They’ll have
prizes galore and tons of fun for the kids! More details here.
• Treat Street in the Fort Worth Stockyards ~ Sunday
Fort Worth Stockyards Station • 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Join Historic Fort Worth’s Stockyards Station and RADIO DISNEY for a safe,
family friendly Halloween Party that’s FREE and FUN! Event includes trick
or treating at Stockyards Station shops, FREE hay rides, costume contest,
pumpkin decorating, games, prizes and more. More details here.
• Other local carnivals and festivals (lots of family friendly choices)
Click here for a terrific list of family-safe, harvest and fall festivals put
on by churches and schools throughout Fort Worth and surrounding areas.
Thanks to radio station KLTY 94.9 for putting together this great list.
Also, take a look at our post FREE Pumpkin Carving Patterns
& DFW Pumpkin Patch Locations for more ideas.
:: 19th Annual Fort Worth Boo at the Zoo Event
Friday to Sunday ~ October 29-31
This year, Boo at the Zoo is ALL NEW! The Fort Worth zoo has given this
long-standing event new DAYTIME HOURS and will feature many of the
same great events, shows, games and candy PLUS more animals! Boo at the
Zoo activities will take place at the Zoo’s special events site, and the entire
park will be decked-out for the event. Put on your favorite costume, enjoy
carnival games, treat stations, and of course animals galore!
What: For more details about Boo in the Zoo, click here.
Where: 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth. For directions, go here.
When: October 29-31, 2010 ~ Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Boo at the Zoo is $3, after paying zoo admission. Regular zoo
admission prices: $12 General Admission, $4 Toddlers, & $5 Parking.
Tickets may be purchased online, by phone at 817/759-7373, or at
the Zoo. Get Zoo discount tickets at Albertsons or
Keller Parks & Recreation.
:: FREE Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, Featuring the Blue Angels
Saturday-Sunday, October 30-31, 2010
The US Navy Blue Angels and the F22 Raptor are coming to
North Texas! Bring the family to Alliance Airport for a full-day of daring
aerobatic maneuvers, static displays (including Warbirds, helicopters and
jets), simulators, children’s activities, fun food and more.
What: For more details about the air show, click here.
Where: 2221 Alliance Boulevard, Fort Worth
For directions to Alliance, click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 30-31, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
• Gates are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Performances begin at approximately 10 a.m.
• Performances last until approximately 4 p.m.
• The Blue Angels are the final performance in the mid to late afternoon.
Cost: Admission is FREE. Parking is $20 per vehicle.
:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
Sunday and Monday, October 31-November 1, 2010
Learn a new cooking technique!
Join Williams-Sonoma for a FREE cooking class where they will show you
how to host a memorable Thanksgiving feast. You’ll learn all the basics
including how to roast a juicy turkey, make creamy mashed potatoes, and
prepare classic side dishes. With the holidays around the corner, this is a
great time to polish up on your cooking techniques!
Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.
What: For more information, click here.
When: Sunday & Monday , October 31-November 1
Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call
for exact times & date.
Where: Click here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Be sure to call your local store to RSVP.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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