January 20-22 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Events Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Edition

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FUN! 2012 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
  • FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
  • FREE Fishing For Fun at Keller’s Bear Creek Park
  • FREE Fort Worth Guitar Guild Concert
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Stockyards
  • FREE Home Decorating Class at Pottery Barn
  • FREE Williams Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class
  • FREE Boat Show, Seminars & Family Activities

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:: 2012 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo ~ Week 2
Now through February 4, 2012

 

Kick up your heels and enjoy acres of excitement and western heritage at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Events include rodeo (extra ticket required), free musical entertainment, petting zoo, family friendly exhibits, premier livestock shows, and more ~ the schedule of events is fresh each day.  Plus your stock show ticket gets you FREE entry into 3 fantastic museums:  Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the Cattle Raisers Museum and the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.

Want to attend for FREE or cheap?   Be sure to check out the list here for a number of ways to save on rodeo tickets and grounds admission.

Details, details
What:
The 2012 Stock Show and Rodeo event schedule changes daily.
• To get the schedule of daily events, click here.
• For the schedule of special activities, click here.
• To see the musical entertainment schedule, click here.
When: The 2012 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo takes place  now through February 4.  Learn more here.
Where:  3400 Burnett-Tandy Dr. Click here for driving directions. A Special Park & Ride shuttle will be available Saturdays and Sundays during the Stock Show.  It will take you directly from Ridgmar Mall or Billy Bob’s to the front gate, pick you up, and return you to your vehicle parking lot for only $1.00 each way (pretty slick!). To find out more, click here.
Cost:
For opportunities to attend the Stock Show and Rodeo for FREE or Half Price, click here. Otherwise, General Admission is:  Adults $10, Kids 6 to 16 $5, and Children 5 & Under FREE

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:: FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
Now through February 4, 2012

         

If you will be attending the Stock Show & Rodeo this year, be sure and hang onto your ticket stubs and take part in the “Moo-seum” program. With your rodeo or grounds admission ticket you can get FREE admission (until February 4th) to The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame or the Cattle Raisers Museum. For adults, that’s a savings of $24 if you visit all 3!

Details, details
What: Learn more about the “Moo-seum” program, here.
When: Now through February 4, 2012
Where: Learn about the Fort Worth Museum of Science, here. Go here to learn about the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and click here to get info about the Cattle Raisers Museum.
Cost: FREE, with Stock Show & Rodeo Ticket Stub.

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:: FREE Fishing Fun for Young Anglers in Keller
Saturday, January 21, 2012

Bring your fishing pole, favorite bait, and an adult fishing buddy for a morning of easy casting for rainbow trout at Bear Creek Park in Keller. Texas Parks and Wildlife and Keller Parks and Recreation join together to sponsor a fun time of family fishing and other events including contests and prizes.   For ages 16 & younger.  A Freshwater Fishing License is required for anglers ages 17-65.

Details, details
What:
For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, January 21 ~ 9:00-11:30am
Where:
Bear Creek Park Pond in Keller
400 Bear Creek Park, Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE and open to anglers ages 16 and younger

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:: FREE Fort Worth Guitar Guild Concert 
Sunday, January 22, 2012

Spend an afternoon listening to amazing classical guitar performed by emerging talent at the Fort Worth Guitar Guild’s College Showcase.  Part of a weekly January series, this concert will take place at the Tandy Lecture Hall of the Fort Worth Central Library.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Sunday, January 22, 2012, 2:30PM
Where: In the Tandy Lecture Hall of the Fort Worth Central Library.
You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage.
The parking garage and parking meters are FREE on weekends.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
What: 
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, January 22, 2012, 2:00PM.  See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE How to Set up Your New Home Class ~ At Pottery Barn
Sunday, January 22, 2012

Get new ideas for setting up your home! Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for decorating and setting up a home. This week’s class covers all the basics of selecting furniture, choosing window treatments, bath products and more ideas for your abode.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:
Classes take place January 22, 2012. Times differ by store so be sure to call your local store to verify class time.
Where: Go here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Saturday and Sunday, January 21 & 22

Join Williams-Sonoma for two cooking classes this weekend.  Saturday features an in-store class on making “Better For You Breakfasts.” And, Sunday is the last in a three-part series focusing on healthy grilling and baking techniques, fresh flavors and inspiring ideas for great meals for the whole family. Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.

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

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, January 21 & 22,  2012. 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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:: FREE Boat Show and Seminars at Bass Pro Shops
Saturday and Sunday, January 21 & 22

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Boat Show. There are several FREE seminars offered, family activities & crafts (build your own toy boat), kids games, FREE refreshments and more!  Bass Pro will also offer a children’s fishing event on the pond with gear and bait provided by the store (Saturday, 11:00am – 1:00pm ~ meet at the water fall).   Other activities vary by day.

Take a look at the full schedule of events here.

Details, details
What: For more details on Bass Pro Shops’ Boat Show
activities, seminars, and events, click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, January 21-22.  For a schedule
of seminars and activities, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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