October 2-4 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Southlake Octoberfest Family Fun Event
  • FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at the Kimbell
  • Fun! Texas State Fair at a Discount
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Fall Festival for Families at Calloway’s
  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth
    Science and History Museum & Perot Museum
  • FREE Walking Town Hall with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Nasher Sculpture Center’s First
    Saturdays Family Fun Day (In Dallas)
  • FREE Intro to Honey Bees at Bob Jones Nature Center
  • FREE Woodworking Kids Clinics at Home Depot
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Fishing Seminars at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Drawing Classes at The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE 14th Annual Octoberfest in Southlake
Friday to Sunday, October 2-4, 2015

Southlake Octoberfest

Spend this first weekend of October at Southlake Town Square enjoying some of the area’s greatest talents at the Chamber of Commerce sponsored 14th Annual Octoberfest.  This 3-day event provides a lengthy list of entertainment, art booths, food and fun — see the event and entertainment schedule here.

Details, Details
What:
 Learn more about the Southlake Octoberfest and the entertainment line-up here.
When: Friday-Sunday, October 2-4, 2015
Where: Southlake Town Square – Main St. @ Southlake Blvd. (F.M. 1709)
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, October 2, 2015

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

Open-format sessions join art-making and gallery activities to encourage fresh ways of looking at and responding to featured artworks and themes. Teens and adults can sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion beginning one hour before the program. Do note that you may want to arrive early to sign up as space is very limited.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Friday, October 2, 2015 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: Enjoy a Day in Dallas at the Texas State Fair
Daily, Now through October 18, 2015

2015 State Fair Discounts

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 18th 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: Get links to entertainment schedules, discount ticket details and more State Fair of Texas scoop here.
Where: Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd ~ Dallas, TX
When: Daily, now through October 18, 2015
Cost: Go here to learn how to get FREE or cheap discount tickets.

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

The Kimbell Kids drop-in program introduces children (ages 12 and under) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together. Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio-art project. Sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion one hour before the program. Do note that you may want to arrive early to sign up as space is very limited.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Saturday, October 3, 2015 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Calloway’s Nursery Fall Harvest Family Festival
Saturday, October 3, 2015

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
What:
 For more information about Calloway’s fall festival, go here.
When:
Saturday, October 3, 2015, beginning at 9:00AM
Where: All Calloway’s locations. Click here to find one near you.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, October 3, 2015

Discover the habits and adaptations of one of River Legacy’s native animals during a live animal observation with a Naturalist at River Legacy Living Science Center. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What:
 To find out more about the FREE  seminar, go here.
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington.
When: Saturday, October 3, 2015 ~ 2:00pm
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: 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 3 & 4, 2015

Bank of America’s 2014 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 at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and in Dallas at The Perot Museum of Nature & Science.

Details, details
What:
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 3 & 4, 2015
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders

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:: FREE Caffeineted Town Hall with Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, October 3, 2015

Mayor Betsy is teaming up with other members of City Council to host community coffees throughout Fort Worth. Come on out to chat with Mayor Betsy and your council member about what is important to you in your neighborhood and around town.

Details, details
What: Learn more about Town Halls for All here.
Where:
ET 109-111, University of North Texas Health Science Center, 1000 Montgomery St. (District 7)
When: Saturday, October 3, 2015 ~ 10:00am
Cost: FREE!

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

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays
Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays    Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays    Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays

The Nasher Sculpture Center and Target present First Saturdays for families ~ bring the kids and enjoy free admission and fun family programming on the first Saturday of every month. Target First Saturdays are designed especially for children in preschool to elementary school and feature a lineup of activities that encourage creative thought through a monthly “Big Idea.” Children can engage in art projects and experience creativity in action through scavenger hunts, performances, story-time and more.

Details, details
What:
For details, including a complete schedule, click here.
When:
Saturday, October 3. FREE admission: 10 am – 5 pm
Family Tours hourly from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost:
FREE

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:: FREE Intro to Honey Bees at Bob Jones Nature Center
 Saturday, October 3, 2015

Bob Jones Nature Center Logo

Head over to Bob Jones Nature Center in Southlake to learn about  the importance of honey bees.  You’ll experience hands-on learning with real bee-keeping tools and materials and even get to sample the local golden honey from Bennett Farms!

Details, details
What: For more info about the event, click here.
When: Saturday, October 3, 2015 ~ 10:00-11:00 am
Where: Bob Jones Nature Center, Bob Jones Road in Southlake
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, October 3, 2015

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 (in honor of Fire Safety Month) 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. Learn more about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, October 3, 2015 ~ 9:00AM to Noon
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, October 3, 2015

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, they’re celebrating Chuck Williams’s 100th birthday and cooking some of his favorite recipes — a butter lettuce salad with vinaigrette, a juicy roast chicken, plus chocolate mousse for dessert.  Suitable for ages 8–13.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 3, 2015. 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 Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, October 3, 2015

Want to take your kids fishing, but don’t know where to start? Bass Pro in Grapevine offers a kids fishing event every Saturday from 11am to 1pm. This is a fun experience for kids, and you will love to see the joy that first fish brings to the face of your child! Kids will learn how to bait their own hook and catch live fish in the Bass Pro pond. Equipment and bait provided.

Details, details

What: For more info about Bass Pro’s Fishing 101 class, click here
When: October 3, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Drawing Classes for Kids & Adults at The Modern
Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Kids Drawing Program

FREE Drawing From the Collection classes for kids:  Two sessions of this free program are offered, one for ages 5 to 8 and one for ages 9 to 12. Each session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises in relation to works in the Modern’s galleries. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Attendance is limited, so early arrival is encouraged. A sign-up sheet is located at the information desk. 2-3:30 pm

FREE Drawing From the Collection class for adults:  Learn with local artists as they lead informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This free class is open to adults at all skill levels—just bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but participants should sign in at the information desk. 2:00-3:30PM

Details, Details
What: 
For more information, visit the the Modern’s event website.
When: Sunday, October 4, 2015  ~ 2:00PM.
Where: The Modern in Fort Worth ~ 
3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, October 4, 2015

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth can now receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2015!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sundays in 2015
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, October 4, 2015

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 4, 2015, 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 4, 2015

Williams-Sonoma founder Chuck Williams turns 100, and they’re celebrating all weekend long! At Sunday’s free in-store class they’ll show you how to prepare some of Chuck Williams’ classic, well-known recipes. On the menu: Blacksmith salad (a traditional salad from Modena, Italy), a succulent roast chicken, a traditional potato gratin, spinach risotto, and chocolate mousse. Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited. 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: Hour-long technique classes are free and include tastings of prepared dishes. For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, October 4, 2015. 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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