October 28-30 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

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

  • FREE 26th Anniversary Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering at The Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Trick or Treat and Fall Festival Family Events
  • FREE Blue Zones Power 9 Party Family Event
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Stroller Strides, Yoga, and Circuit Training!
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

:: FREE! Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering & Western Festival
   Friday to Sunday, October 28-30, 2016

Join the Red Steagall Cowboy gathering in the Fort Worth Stockyards to celebrate the 26th Anniversary celebration of this première celebration of the West. Weekend activities include Wagon Train and Trail Ride from Jacksboro, Ranch Rodeo, Chuck Wagon Camp and Competition, Cowboy Poetry and Cowboy Music, Fiddle Contest, Cowboy Gospel Concert, Western Swing Dances, Cowboy Church 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 28-30.
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).


:: FREE Fall Festival Family Events
Daily Activities, October 28-31, 2016

Fall Halloween Family Festivals in Fort Worth and Dallas - Alternatives

Are you looking for a fun and safe way to celebrate the weekend’s fall festivities with your family? Lots of churches, schools, and businesses in the community have put together fun-packed festivals with safe places to trick-or-treat and enjoy an evening out with the family. With so many choices, we’ve put together a short list of locations to get you started:

• Bass Pro Shops Charlie Brown Pumpkin Event ~ Daily
Grapevine Location 2501 Bass Pro Drive • Daily through October 31
FREE daily events and times vary and include trick or treating throughout the store, kids’ costume parade, crafts, scavenger hunt, studio quality photos, and more. Get more details and a daily event schedule here.

• Central Market Stores Fall Carnival ~ Saturday
Fort Worth location 4651 West Freeway October 29, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Join Central Market for their annual Fall Carnival. Kids can pick up a Scavenger Hunt sheet in the front lobby and follow its directions to trick-or-treating fun! There’s cookie decorating and a costume parade, too! More details here.

• Fort Worth Police Department Trunk or Treat ~ Monday
Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex 505 W. Felix St.
October 31, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Fort Worth kiddos can experience a safer alternative to traditional trick or treating with the Fort Worth Police Department’s Trunk or Treat! The event includes apple bobbing, games, face painting, candy stations, displays and more. More details here.

• Treat Street in the Fort Worth Stockyards ~ Monday
Fort Worth Stockyards Station • October 31, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Join Historic Fort Worth’s Stockyards Station for a safe, family-friendly fall party that’s free and fun! The event includes costume contests, pumpkin decorating, games, hayrides, and trick or treating at participating Stockyards Station shops. More details here.

• Trunk or Treat at Hillside Community Church in Keller ~ Monday
Hillside Church in Keller 9915 Ray White Rd October 31, 6:00 p.m.
Bring your whole family for a great time! Trick-or-Treat while enjoying a variety of fun family activities. There will be lots of candy, games, bounce houses, a photo booth, and safe fun for everyone. More details here.

Other local DFW carnivals and festivals
(lots of family friendly choices)

Pop over here for a terrific line-up
of family-safe fall festivals and other Halloween trick-or-treat alternatives put on by churches, businesses and schools throughout Fort Worth, Dallas and the surrounding areas. Thanks to radio station KLTY 94.9 for putting together this lengthy and helpful list.


:: FREE! Blue Zones Power 9 Party and Family Fun Event
   Saturday, October 29, 2016

Fort Worth is making healthy choices easier, and that’s cause for a party – a Power 9® Party! Join Blue Zones for a morning of Power 9 fun and FREE family activities including games, cooking demonstrations, live music,  free food, giveaways, and more as we celebrate better well-being in our community.

Details, Details
What: Get more event info at the Power9 Party website.
When: Saturday, October 29, 8:30 – 11:30 AM
Where: Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth.
Find directions and free parking info here.
Cost: FREE!



:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Plan to stop by The Trailhead this Saturday for a free exercise class! Beautifully located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails, in Fort Worth’s new Clearfork development, The Trailhead will offer free to the community outdoor exercise classes and other recreational activities on Saturday mornings.  Saturday’s schedule includes Title Boxing, Stroller Strides, Pure Barre, Yoga, and more.

Details, details
What:  Learn more about The Trailhead and Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, October 29 (weather permitting) classes begin at 8:00AM and run hourly until 9:00AM. See the full schedule of classes here.
Where: Located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails within Clearfork,
The Trailhead has a direct connection to the 40-miles of hike-and-bike trails.
Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE


:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, October 29, 2016

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 29, 2016 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, October 29, 2016

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 29, 2016, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, October 30, 2016

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!


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, October 30, 2016

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 30, 2016, 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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