October 4 – 6 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup

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ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Subscribe to our blog updates and you’ll receive this weekly weekend guide along with more budget stretching ideas and tips throughout the week! Subscribe for FREE (here)!


This weekend’s highlights include:

  • Fun! Texas State Fair at a Discount
  • FREE Gallery Reception for Mosaic Artist Shelly
    Hamill at Fort Worth Community Arts Center
  • FREE Southlake Octoberfest Family Fun Event
  • FREE Fall Festival for Families at Calloway’s
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth
    Science and History Museum & Perot 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 20, 2013

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 20 and covers just about every area of interest ~ even ostrich races! 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 20, 2013
Cost: Go here to learn how to get FREE or cheap discount tickets.


:: Gallery Reception for Mosaic Artist Shelly Hamill at
Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Friday, October 4, 2013

Join mosaic artist Shelly Hamill  for a free gallery reception and Art Exhibit opening tonight at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center (sale proceeds will benefit the Joan Katz Breast Center at Baylor Hospital in Fort Worth).   Her lovely mosaic dress sculptures have been shown in museums and galleries around the world.  She says, “My challenge is to create something that is feminine and flirty, with softness and drape like fabric, using ceramic, glass and stone…My hope is that the viewer is willing to touch the pieces, experience the rigidity of them, and appreciate seeing something in an entirely new way.”

Details, Details
Learn more about Shelly Hamill’s mosaic art and the free reception at the fwcac.org website.
When: Friday, October 4, 2013 ~ 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy
Cost: FREE and open to the public


:: FREE 12th Annual Octoberfest in Southlake
Friday to Sunday, October 4-6, 2013

Spend the first weekend of October at Southlake Town Square enjoying some of the area’s greatest talents at the 12th 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 4-6, 2013
Where: Southlake Town Square – Main St. @ Southlake Blvd. (F.M. 1709)
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Calloway’s Nursery Fall Family Festival
Saturday, October 5, 2013

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 landscaping seminar for adults, refreshments, and more! Don’t forget to bring your camera, as this will be a great spot to take pictures of the kids.

Details, details
 For more information about Calloway’s fall festival, go here.
Saturday, October 5, 2013, 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 and the Perot Museum in Dallas

Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6, 2013

Bank of America’s 2013 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 150+ participating museums throughout the country. In DFW, this FREE Admission program takes place this weekend (October 5-6) at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and in Dallas at The Perot Museum of Nature & Science.

Details, details
To learn more about the Museums On Us program, go 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 is located at 1600 Gendy St. (corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy). The Perot Museum can be found at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas.
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6, 2013
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders


:: Take an “Art-Full” Trek to Dallas to the Nasher Sculpture
Center’s First Saturdays Family Fun Day.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

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 5, 2013 ~ 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.


:: FREE ~ Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, October 5, 2013

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 rescue plane toy  to take home. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.  All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative 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 5, 2013 ~ 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 6, 2013

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 6, 2013, 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 6, 2013

When the chill of autumn sets in, we crave comforting desserts that fill the house with the aroma of cinnamon and other warming spices. Join Williams-Sonoma and learn some basic baking techniques plus recipes for fabulous sweet treats.  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 6, 2013 ~ 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
and do something fun!

Enjoy and Share!  :)

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