January 27-29 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 ~ 8 Days Left!
  • FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
  • FREE Fort Worth Guitar Guild Concert
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Stockyards
  • FREE Williams Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class
  • FREE Woodworking Skills Class for Kids at Lowes


:: 2012 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo ~ Only 8 More Days!
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
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.
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


:: 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.


:: FREE Fort Worth Guitar Guild Concert ~
Featuring Classical Guitarist, Joe Williams

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Spend an afternoon listening to amazing classical guitar performed by Joe Williams, a celebrated performer and gifted composer. His concerts have been presented by the New England Conservatory and Austin Classical Guitar Society as well as numerous music festivals and concert series in the United States and abroad. In 2007, VGo Recordings released his début CD: The Eliot Fisk Guitar Series Volume One with fellow guitarist Steven Lin.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Sunday, January 29, 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.


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, January 29, 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
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, January 29, 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!


:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Saturday and Sunday, January 28 & 29

Join Williams-Sonoma for two cooking classes this weekend.  Saturday features an in-store class called “Not Your Ordinary Cookies.” And, Sunday features a “Bowl Game Favorites” Demonstration. Mmmmm!

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 28 & 29,  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.


:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Build a Dinosaur
Saturday, January 28, 2012

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 take home. All workshops are FREE, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones.

Details, details
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, January 28, 2012 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores
To find a participating location, click here.


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