Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events: September 30-October 2 Cheap & FREE Entertainment Roundup

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FUN! Texas State Fair Opening Weekend
  • FREE Gunsmoke on the Brazos Historical
    Reenactment ~ Granbury
  • FREE Southlake Octoberfest Family Fun Event
  • FREE Fall Festival for Families at Calloway’s
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth
    Science and History Museum
  • FREE Nasher Sculpture Center’s First
    Saturdays Family Fun Day (In Dallas)
  • Lake Worth Fall Family Event
  • FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Home Depot


:: Enjoy a Day in Dallas at the Texas State Fair
Now through October 23, 2011

This weekend kicks off the month-long State Fair of Texas entertainment
and fried foods extravaganza in Dallas. The Texas State Fair runs now through October 23 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 that range from KC & The Sunshine Band to Randy Travis to The Bangles. There is something for everyone!

Details, details
What: There is so much to see and do at the fair. Check out the main stage
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 23, 2011
Cost: Go here to learn how to get discount tickets.


:: Gunsmoke on the Brazos Historical Reenactment ~ Granbury
Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2, 2011

See the past come to life this weekend in Granbury as re-enactors from across the United States appear in their 1800s wardrobe! This family friendly weekend will offer something for all ages, including Western reenactments, live entertainment, living history presentations, games, contests and more! Sunday morning will start with Cowboy Church, followed by breakfast.

Saturday evening, attendees will enjoy Texas Country music during a Concert Under the Stars featuring local performer Andi LaRee and the Matt Kimbrow Band and award-winning, Charla Corn & The Trainwreck.

Details, Details
For more information, visit the Gunsmoke on The Brazos website.
When: October 1-2 from 8:00AM to 5:00PM. Concert begins at 6:30PM
Where: Festivities will take place in Hewlett Park (across from the Granbury Resort Conference Center), on 620 East Pearl Street, Granbury
Cost: Attendance is FREE! Tickets for the Concert Under the Stars are $12 online (go here) or $15 at the gate. Proceeds will benefit Preserve Granbury, a non-profit organization that works to preserve and promote the history and integrity of the community.


:: FREE 10th Annual Octoberfest in Southlake
September 30-October 2, 2011

Spend the first weekend of October at Southlake Town Square enjoying some of the area’s greatest talents at the 10th Annual Octoberfest.  This 3-day event provides a lengthy list of entertainment, food and fun (see the event and entertainment schedule here). Even Radio Disney will make an appearance!

Details, Details
 Learn more about the Southlake Octoberfest and the entertainment
line-up here.
When: Friday-Sunday, September 30 to October 2, 2011
Where: Southlake Town Square – Main St. @ Southlake Blvd. (F.M. 1709)
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Calloway’s Nursery Fall Family Festival
Saturday, October 1, 2011

Calloway’s Nursery is hosting a FREE Fall Harvest Festival for Families!
There will be fun for all including free pumpkin decorating crafts for kids, Mad Science performances, a free fall planting seminar for adults 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.
Saturday, October 1, 2011, 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 1-2, 2011

Bank of America’s 2011 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 1 & 2in Fort Worth at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

Details, details
What: To find out more about the Museums On Us program, go here. To learn more about 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).
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2, 2011 ~ 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 1, 2011

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 1, 2011 ~ 10:00AM to 2:00PM
 For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost: FREE


:: Lake Worth Fall Family Event
Saturday, October 1, 2011

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, fishing, canoe tours, live music, games, guided hikes and more.

Details, details
What: For more details, go here.
When: Saturday, October 1, 2011 ~ 10:00AM- 3:00PM
Where: Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge ~ 9601 Fossil Ridge Road
How Much: Festival is FREE, but some activities like canoe rentals and the hay ride are extra.


:: FREE ~ Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, October 1, 2011

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE Fire Rescue Helicopter 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 1 ~ 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 ~
It should be a PERFECT weather weeekend to get outside!

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3 responses to “Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events: September 30-October 2 Cheap & FREE Entertainment Roundup

  1. Actually Frugal Texas State Fair Admission Deals:
    \Opening Day September 30, 2011
    Bring a 20 oz. bottle of Dasani water (or any Coca-Cola product) for donation to the North Texas Food Bank containers at Fair admission gates and get in for $5 per (per donation) per person.

    Any Day
    McDonald’s offers $4 off General Admission with one of their State Fair coupons (available on tray liner or bag stuffer) any day of the Fair. A free child ticket (with purchase of general admission) coupon is also distributed by McDonald’s. Offer may not be combined with any other offer.

    Dr Pepper $5 after 5
    Any day after 5 p.m. Bring an empty Dr Pepper can and enter for $5 after 5 p.m.

    Dr Pepper $4 Tuesdays
    Every Tuesday during the 2011 season, bring an empty Dr Pepper can and enter for $4. Most rides (excluding the Thrillway and the Texas Star) are 5 coupons.

    Kroger $2/Can Food Drive Wednesdays
    Any Wednesday admission is $2 for each visitor bringing 3 cans of food for area food banks.

    Coke $5 Thursday
    Bring an empty 20 oz. bottle of a Coca-Cola product and enter the Fair for $5 admission.

    Cinemark Free Thursday Admission
    Bring a Cinemark Theater ticket stub and get free admission on Thursdays.

    Seniors Day
    Senior citizens (age 60 and over) may enter for free every Thursday during the State Fair of Texas: October 6, 13, and 20, 2011.

    Dickies Day
    Thursday, October 6, 2011. Anyone wearing a Dickies logo clothing item will receive a free voucher for admission to the Fair on same day.

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