October 5 – 7 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • Fun! Texas State Fair at a Discount
  • FREE Fort Worth Alliance Air Show
  • 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)
  • FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Home Depot
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma


:: Enjoy a Day in Dallas at the Texas State Fair
Now through October 21, 2012

This is the second weekend of the month-long State Fair of Texas entertainment extravaganza in Dallas, and you can attend for FREE or cheap (learn how here). The Texas State Fair runs now through October 21 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. There is something for everyone!

Details, details
What: Check out daily line up of concerts herethe list of celebrity chef demonstrations here, and the full schedule of events here.
Where: Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd ~ Dallas, TX
When: Daily, now through October 21, 2012
Cost: Go here to learn how to get FREE or cheap discount tickets.


:: FREE! Fort Worth’s Alliance Air Show, featuring the Thunderbirds
Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7, 2012

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.  An impressive list of performers will be featured including the jaw-dropping aerial performances of the US Air Force Thunderbirds and the Canadian Snowbirds.

Details, Details
What: For more details about the air show, click here.
2221 Alliance Boulevard, Fort Worth
For directions to Alliance, click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 6 & 7, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: Admission is FREE, Parking is $20 per vehicle.


:: FREE 11th Annual Octoberfest in Southlake
Friday to Sunday, October 5-7, 2012

Spend the first weekend of October at Southlake Town Square enjoying some of the area’s greatest talents at the 11th Annual Octoberfest.  This 3-day event provides a lengthy list of entertainment, food and fun (see the event and entertainment schedule here).

Details, Details
 Learn more about the Southlake Octoberfest and the entertainment
line-up here.
When: Friday-Sunday, October 5-7, 2012
Where: Southlake Town Square – Main St. @ Southlake Blvd. (F.M. 1709)
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Calloway’s Nursery Fall Family Festival
Saturday, October 6, 2012

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, a free fall container garden 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 6, 2012, beginning at 9:00AM
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 6-7, 2012

Bank of America’s 2012 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 6 & 7in Fort Worth at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

Details, details
To find out more about the Museums On Us program, go here. To learn more about Fort Worth Museum of Science & History, click here.
How: 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 6-7, 2012
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 6, 2012

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 a complete schedule, click here.
Saturday, October 6, 2012 ~ 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.


:: FREE ~ Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, October 6, 2012

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and build their very own fire truck 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
What: For ages 5-12. Get more information about the workshop, here. When: Saturday, October 6, 2012 ~ 9:00AM to Noon
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, October 7, 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, October 7, 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
Sunday, October 7, 2012

If a bowl of soup is a comforting sight in the fall and winter months, this class is for you!  Homemade soup is easier to make than you might imagine. The steps are simple and once you master them, you’ll be able to prepare hundreds of variations. 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
For more information, click here.
October 7, 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.


I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend ~
It should be a PERFECT weather weekend to get outside!

Enjoy and Share!  :)

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