Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events: October 8-10 Cheap & FREE Entertainment Roundup

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Celebrate Roanoke Family Fun Event
  • FUN! Texas State Fair ~ Week 2
  • FREE Fall Arts Goggle Street Festival
  • FREE Nash Farm Fall Round-up in Grapevine
  • FREE ~ The Great Trail Drive Along the Chisholm Trail
  • FREE Cooking Techniques Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Celebrate Roanoke Music and Family Fun Festival
Saturday, October 8, 2011

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, 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.

Details, Details
What:
Learn more about the Celebrate Roanoke Festival and the
entertainment line-up here.
When: Saturday, October 8, 2011 ~ 10:00AM to 10:00PM
Where: Oak Street in Downtown Roanoke (one block East of 377). Free parking and shuttle service is available from the Recreation Center at 501 Roanoke Rd.
Cost: FREE!

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

This is the 2nd weekend of the month-long State Fair of Texas in Dallas which runs now through October 23. There are literally hundreds of entertainment choices and music performances throughout the month including many well-known names like the Randy Travis and Jack Ingram. 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: Read the comments section of last week’s post to learn from our fabulous reader, David Pugh, how to get FREE & discount admission.

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:: FREE 2011 Fall Arts Goggle Street Festival ~ Near Southside
Saturday, October 8, 2011

Head over to Arts Goggle, the free celebration of art and music in Fort Worth in the near Southside area. This family friendly event will feature live music, a variety of artisans displaying and selling their work, plus food and fun activities for the kids.  Over 75 businesses in the Near Southside area will be participating as art venues.

Details, Details
What: Learn more about this fun community event and the participating artisans, here.
When: Saturday, October 8, 2011
Where:  Eighth Ave. and W. Magnolia Ave. area.   Go here for a map (scroll to the last page) of the 75+ participating venues.
Cost: FREE Admission   

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:: FREE Nash Farm Fall Round-up in Grapevine
    Saturday, October 8, 2011

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, hay rides, a petting zoo, cotton picking, a stick-pony rodeo and more.  Food will be available for purchase, too.

Details, details
What:
For more information about the 110 acre Nash Farm and the fall
family event, go here.
When:
Saturday, October 8, 2011, 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.

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:: FREE Experience Fort Worth’s Heritage at the Great Trail
Drive Along the Chisholm Trail
Saturday, October 8, 2011

Experience the excitement of a true Texas trail drive where riders, both on horseback and in wagons, will herd longhorns down the Chisholm Trail, along the Trinity River to downtown Fort Worth, and back.  The fun begins in the Fort Worth Stockyards at 9:00AM on Saturday.

“The Great Trail Drive” is part of a Rocky Top Therapy Center benefit.  Rocky Top is 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: Trail drive begins at the Fort Worth Stockyards at Exchange Avenue
When: Saturday, October 8, 2011, 9:00AM

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
October 9, 2011

In this weekend’s cooking technique class, Williams Sonoma will show you how to make a tender stew in under 30 minutes using a pressure cooker, as well as teach you how to make a delicious stew that simmers all day in a slow cooker.

Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When: October 9 ~ 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! Call your local store to RSVP.

 

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