October 24-26 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE & Cheap Fort Worth area entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering Events
  • FREE Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Featuring The Thunderbirds
  • FREE Admission to Faces of Impressionism and Family Festival at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • Fort Worth Botanic’s Japanese Gardens Fall Festival
  • FREE 100 Greatest Events of the 20th Century: First Reporting Newspapers Exhibit
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering & Western Festival
   Friday to Sunday, October 24-26, 2014

Join the Red Steagall Cowboy gathering in the Fort Worth Stockyards to celebrate the 24th year of this première celebration of the West. Weekend activities include chuck wagon camp and competition, horsemanship clinics, cowboy music, Cutting Horse Association Rodeo Finals, fiddle contest,  cowboy gospel concert, and lots more! Voted Best Gathering and Best Family Event by the readers of American Cowboy Magazine.

Details, Details
What: Get more event info at the Red Steagall website.
When: Friday to Sunday, October 24-26.
Where: Fort Worth Stockyards. Find a map & directions here.
Cost: Most outdoor street events on the schedule are FREE to the public. To get access to indoor events (like the rodeo), get tickets here. (children under 12 are FREE to everything except the Saturday night Rodeo).

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:: FREE! Alliance Air Show With The Thunderbirds
Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, 2014


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 U.S. Special Operations Parachute team.

Details, Details
What: For more details about the air show, click here.
Where:
2221 Alliance Boulevard, Fort Worth
For directions to Alliance, click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: Admission is FREE, Advance Ticket Parking is $25 per vehicle (save $5 off gate parking prices here).

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:: FREE! Family Festival at the Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, October 25, 2014

Kimbell Art Museum FREE family festival event

Enjoy an afternoon of free family fun for all ages at the Kimbell! Saturday’s festival activities are inspired by the new exhibit, Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay and feature creative art-making activities and live performances inspired by Impressionist masterpieces. As a bonus, admission will be free for the special Faces of Impressionism exhibition all day!

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Kimbell family event, go here.
When: Saturday, October 25 from 1:00-4:00pm
Where: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
For directions, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Fort Worth Botanic’s Japanese Garden Fall Festival
    Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, 2014

Fort Worth Botanic Japanese Gardens Fall 2  Fort Worth Botanic Japanese Gardens Fall

The Fort Worth Botanic’s Japanese Garden, voted as one of the most
beautiful places in Fort Worth by the Star Telegram’s readers poll, is celebrating their annual Fall Festival this weekend! Feast your eyes on this beautiful garden while you and your family enjoy traditional Japanese dance, music, demonstrations, papermaking, and tea ceremonies.

Details, details
What: For more information about the festival, click here.
Where:
3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
All festival parking will be in the Linden Street lot click here.
For directions to the gardens and other details,  click here.
When: October 25-26, Sat: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM,
Sun: 11:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 Cost: Adults $5.00, Children (4-12yrs.) $3.00, under 4 free.

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:: FREE 100 Greatest Events of the 20th Century: First Reporting Newspapers Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now through November 19, 2014

Fort Worth Central library

From the attack on Pearl Harbor to landing on the moon, this interesting exhibit features original newspapers and breaking news stories from throughout the United States during the 1900s.

Details, details
What: For more information about current exhibits, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy through November 19, 2014 during normal Central Library hours of operation.
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd St. 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 Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, October 25, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  At this week’s class, kids will be decorating delicious Halloween cookies with fun designs. Suitable for ages 5-13 – kids are welcome to preview their costume!  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 Junior Chef Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, October 25, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, October 26, 2014

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, October 26, 2014, 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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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, October 26, 2014

In this weekend’s in-store classes, the aroma of apples, pears, cinnamon and spice will fill William’s Sonoma stores as they teach you some of their favorite fall baking recipes. Learn how to incorporate fall fruits and spices into your baking. 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 technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, October 26, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times and date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams-Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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