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October 26-28 FREE Fort Worth Weekend Events & Entertainment

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Trick or Treat and Fall Festival Family Events
  • FREE Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering Events at The Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Denton Food Truck Festival
  • Fort Worth’s Annual Boo at the Zoo Event
  • FREE Guitar Concert Featuring Lynn McGrath
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams Sonoma

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It’s that time of year ~ crisp air, pumpkins decorating front porches, kids dressed up as their favorite characters, and enough candy to keep every dentist in business! I do love the sights, sounds and tastes of fall.

:: Lots of FREE Trick or Treat and Fall Festival Community Events

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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 festivals with safe places to trick or treat and play games.

There are an abundance of choices, but here are a few FREE suggestions for alternatives to traditional Halloween trick-or-treating to get you started:

• Harvest Moon Celebration in Granbury ~ Saturday and Sunday
Granbury Town Square (Pearl and Crockett streets) • October 27 & 28
Enjoy fall festivities at the annual Harvest Moon Festival in Granbury’s historic town square.  Highlights include contests,  parades, live music, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, lots of entertainment, and much more.  Get more details here.

• Bass Pro Shops Charlie Brown Pumpkin Event ~ Daily
Grapevine Location (2501 Bass Pro Drive)  • Daily through October 31
FREE daily events 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 27, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Start out at the main entrance to Central Market, grab a map, then wind your way through the store, stopping at each Scavenger Hunt station to get a treat! Once you have scavenged all there is to hunt, make your way out to the patio for games, cookie decorating, cake walk and a costume parade. They’ll have prizes galore and tons of fun for the kids! More details here.

• Treat Street in the Fort Worth Stockyards ~ Wednesday
Fort Worth Stockyards Station • October 31, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Join Historic Fort Worth’s Stockyards Station and RADIO DISNEY for a safe, family friendly family party that’s FREE and FUN! Event includes trick or treating at Stockyards Station shops, FREE hay rides, costume contest, pumpkin decorating, games, prizes and more. More details here.

• Trunk or Treat at the Met Church ~ Sunday
Met Church in Ft. Worth, 11301 Old Denton Rd • October 28, 2-4:30 p.m.
Bring your whole family for a great time! Trick-or-Treat while enjoying a variety of carnival games and fun family activities. There will be lots of candy, prizes and safe fun for everyone. More details here.

Other local carnivals and festivals (lots of family friendly choices)
Click here for a terrific line-up 
of family safe, Halloween alternatives and fall festivals put on by churches, businesses and schools throughout Fort Worth, Dallas and surrounding areas. Thanks to radio station KLTY 94.9 for putting together this lengthy and helpful list.

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:: Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering & Western Festival
Friday to Sunday, October 26-28, 2012

Join the Red Steagall Cowboy gathering in the Fort Worth Stockyards to celebrate the 22nd 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 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, here.
When: Friday to Sunday, October 26-28. See the full schedule, here.
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 most events.

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:: Friday Nite Bites, Foodie Truck Festival in Denton
Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Nite Bites, the Denton Food Truck Festival brings together gourmet food trucks, FREE live music, and entertainment!

Details, Details
When:  Friday, October 26, 2012 ~ 5:00 to 10:00pm
Where: Downtown Denton Transit Center, 604 E Hickory St.
Cost: FREE to attend the festival.  All food is extra.

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:: Annual Fort Worth Boo at the Zoo Event
    Friday to Sunday ~ October 26-28

This year’s annual Boo at the Zoo fun family event will feature events, games, trick-or-treating, and the most popular attraction: Zoo animals! Daytime event hours will make the entire Zoo open to Boo at the Zoo guests, allowing keepers to incorporate themed activities into the animal exhibits throughout the entire park. Children are invited to wear their favorite costumes.

Details, details
What:
For more details about Boo in the Zoo, click here.
Where:
1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth.
When:
October 26-28, 2012 ~ Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Boo at the Zoo is $3, after paying zoo admission. Regular zoo
admission prices: $12 for adults, $9 for children ages 3-12, $9 for seniors ages 65 and up, and free for toddlers 2 and under.  Tickets may be purchased at the Zoo ticket window. Plan ahead and get Fort Worth Zoo discount tickets at Albertsons or Keller Parks & Recreation.

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:: FREE Fort Worth Guitar Guild Concert ~
Featuring Lynn McGrath – “Platero y yo”

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Spend an afternoon listening to amazing classical guitar performed by Lynn McGrath. She has played at such prominent venues as the Troy Savings Hall (Troy, NY), the National Hispanic Cultural Center (Albuquerque), and the Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles).  Abroad she has been featured in festivals in Mexico, Peru, Italy, Montenegro and has presented at University of Veracruz and the Victoria Conservatory of Music.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Sunday, October 28, 2012, 2:30PM
Where: In the Tandy Lecture Hall of the Fort Worth Central Library.  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 Cowtown Opry Performance at the Stockyards
Sunday, October 28, 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
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, October 28, 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!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
Sunday, October 28, 2012

Learn a new cooking technique! 
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this is a great time to polish up on your cooking skills! During this free class, Williams-Sonoma will teach you how to start your Thanksgiving off right with the perfect nibbles and a delectable first course. Learn how to make tasty appetizers that will satisfy hungry diners yet won’t spoil appetites for the feast to come. Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Sunday, October 28 ~ 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.

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Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events: October 28-30 Cheap & FREE 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 the weekly Fort Worth entertainment guide along with more budget stretching ideas and tips throughout the week! Subscribe for FREE (here)!

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Trick or Treat and Fall Festival Family Events
  • Fort Worth’s 20th Anniversary Boo at the Zoo Event
  • FREE Family Festival at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE The Indian in the Cupboard Family Movie
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams Sonoma

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It’s that time of year ~ crisp air, pumpkins decorating front porches, kids dressed up as their favorite characters,  and enough candy to keep every dentist in business! I do love the sights, sounds and tastes of fall.

:: Lots of FREE Trick or Treat and Fall Festival Community Events

FallFestPumkins

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 festivals with
safe places to trick or treat and play games.

There are an abundance of choices, but here are a few FREE suggestions for alternatives to traditional Halloween trick-or-treating to get you started:

• Bass Pro Shops Charlie Brown Pumpkin Event, Friday to Monday
Grapevine Location (2501 Bass Pro Drive)  • October 28-31
This weekend event includes t
rick or treating throughout the store, kid’s costume parade, crafts, marshmallow roasting, dutch oven apple cobbler, 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, 2:30-5:00 p.m.
Start out at the main entrance to Central Market, grab a map, then wind your way through the store, stopping at each Scavenger Hunt station to get a treat! Once you have scavenged all there is to hunt, make your way out to the patio for games, cookie decorating, cake walk and a costume parade. They’ll have prizes galore and tons of fun for the kids! 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 and RADIO DISNEY for a safe,
family friendly family party that’s FREE and FUN! Event includes trick
or treating at Stockyards Station shops, FREE hay rides, costume contest,
pumpkin decorating, games, prizes and more. More details here.

• Trunk or Treat at the Met Church ~ Sunday
Met Church in Ft. Worth, 11301 Old Denton Rd • October 30, 3-4:30 p.m.
Bring your whole family for a great time! Trick-or-Treat while enjoying bounce houses, a variety of carnival games and fun family activities. There will be lots of candy, prizes and safe fun for everyone. More details here.

Other local carnivals and festivals (lots of family friendly choices)
Click here for a terrific line-up of more family safe, harvest and fall festivals put on by churches, businesses and schools throughout Fort Worth and surrounding areas. Thanks to radio station KLTY 94.9 for putting together this lengthy and helpful list. 

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:: 20th Anniversary Fort Worth Boo at the Zoo Event
    Friday to Sunday ~ October 28-30

Boo at the Zoo is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! This fun family event will feature events, games, trick-or-treating, and the most popular attraction: Zoo animals! Daytime event hours will make the entire Zoo open to Boo at the Zoo guests, allowing keepers to incorporate themed activities into the animal exhibits throughout the entire park. Children are invited to wear their favorite costumes.

Details, details
What:
For more details about Boo in the Zoo, click here.
Where:
1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth. For directions, go here.
When:
October 28-30, 2011 ~ Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Boo at the Zoo is $3, after paying zoo admission. Regular zoo
admission prices: $12 for adults, $9 for children ages 3-12, $9 for seniors ages 65 and up, and free for toddlers 2 and under. 
Tickets may be purchased at the Zoo ticket window. Plan ahead and get Fort Worth Zoo discount tickets at Albertson or Keller Parks & Recreation.

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:: FREE! Family Festival: On Stage with Caravaggio at the Kimbell
    Saturday, October 29, 2011

Enjoy an afternoon of free family fun for all ages at the Kimbell Art Museum on Saturday. This event will feature creative art-making activities, historic-dress stations, scheduled family tours, a musical instrument “petting zoo” and musical performances by Texas Camerata. No reservations necessary. Admission to the special exhibition Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome is free during this event.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Kimbell Museum family event, click here.
Where: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth. For directions, click here.
When: Saturday, October 29, 2011, 1:00 – 4:00PM
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE!  The Indian in the Cupboard Family Movie Showing
Sunday, October 30, 2011

Join the Fort Worth Central Library and other families for a free showing
of the film The Indian in the Cupboard on Sunday, October 30.  Plus, kids who dress up as their favorite story book character will receive a free book!

About the movie: Based on the beloved children’s novel by Lynne Reid Banks, this is the story of Omri, who for his 9th birthday receives a cupboard and a plastic toy Indian. When he discovers that he can magically bring the toy to life, the adventures begin.  Rated PG; 96 minutes.

Details, details
What: For more information, go here.
When: Sunday, October 30, 2011 ~ 2:00PM
Where: In the Discovery Theater of the Fort Worth Central Library.
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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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
     Sunday, October 30, 2011

Learn a new cooking technique! 
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this is a great time to polish up on your cooking skills! During this free class, Williams-Sonoma will teach you how to prepare a delicious, flaky pie crust that’s perfect to make in advance and freeze for the big day. They’ll share some of their favorite seasonal pie recipes to inspire new ideas for your holiday table.  Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Sunday, October 30 ~ 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.

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Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (Oct. 30-Nov. 1) ~ Fall Festivals, FREE Burrito’s at Chipotle, Seussical Musical, and More ~ Have Fun!

ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FORT WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
Each Friday, we post ideas for free (or almost free) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Here are this weekend’s tips…

Frugal Weekend Entertainment Option #1

It’s Fall Festival Time!  Have a Safe and Fun Halloween!

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It’s that time of year…hay rides, kids dressed up as their favorite characters, and enough candy to keep every dentist in business! I love fall.

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 festivals with safe places to trick or treat and play games.

A few FREE suggestions:

Central Market Stores, Saturday ~ October 31 
Fort Worth Location • 2-5 p.m. (4651 West Freeway)
South Lake Location • 3-5:30 p.m. (1425 E. Southlake Blvd)

Start out at the main entrance and grab a map, then wind your way through the store, stopping at each Scavenger Hunt station to get a treat! Once you’ve scavenged all there is to hunt, make your way out to the patio for the Bean Bag Toss, Cookie Decorating, Cake Walk and Costume Parade. They’ll have prizes galore and tons of fun for the kids!  More details here.

Bass Pro Shops, Saturday, Friday & Saturday ~ October 30-31
Grapevine Location (2501 Bass Pro Drive)
Friday, October 30 • 4-7:00 p.m.
Trick or Treat throughout the store.  Kid’s costume parade at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 31 • Noon-4:00 p.m.
Mask Decorating, Marshmallow Roasting, Dutch Oven Apple Cobbler
More details here.

Other local carnivals and festivals (lots of choices)
Click here for a nice list
of family-safe, harvest and fall festivals put on by churches and schools throughout Fort Worth and surrounding areas. Thanks to radio station KCBI 90.9 for putting together this great list.    Also, take a look at our previous post  FREE Pumpkin Carving Patterns & DFW Pumpkin Patch Locations for more ideas.

 

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Frugal Weekend Entertainment Option #2

Dress Up Like a Burrito & Get a FREE Burrito from Chipotle!
Saturday, October 31, 6pm to closing

 

         Chipotle boorito

This makes me laugh.  If you will dress like a burrito (OR taco bowl OR salad) and head to Chipotle, you’ll get a free Burrito on October 31st.  I think the real entertainment will be “people watching” at Chipotle!

I’m still trying to figure out how you dress like a burrito/taco bowl/salad.  If you have any ideas, please share in the comments section of this blog post! 

Details, details
What:  For more info about the FREE event, click here.
Where: For restaurant locations, click here.
When: Saturday, October 31, 2009, 6:00PM to Closing

 

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Frugal Weekend Entertainment Option #3

Seussical Jr. Musical at Artisan Theater
Now through November 7, 2009

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This fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza brings all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters to life onstage, including the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and all the Whos of Whoville! So, let your toes tap, your fingers snap, and your imagination run wild for “Oh, the thinks you can think, When you think about Seuss!” 

Details, details
What:  For more info about the musical, click here.
Where: Artisan Theater, 418 E. Pipeline Road, Hurst
When: Now through November 7
     Monday to Friday (closed Wed.) — 7:30 pm
     Saturday — 3:00 & 7:30 pm
Cost:  $5, all ages

Enjoy! :)

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Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (October 23-25 Edition) ~ $2 Kincaids Burgers, Alliance Air Show, Boo at the Zoo, Fall Festival at the Japanese Gardens ~ Lots of Choices!

ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FORT WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
Each Friday, we post ideas for free (or almost free) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Here are this weekend’s tips…

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Frugal Weekend Entertainment Option #1

Boo at the Zoo, Family Fun at The Fort Worth Zoo
Now through Tuesday, October 27, 2009

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Pop over to the Fort Worth Zoo for some “spooktacular” fun at the 18th Annual Boo at the Zoo Event. 

At 5:30 PM, the Zoo grounds turn into a haven of happy trails, pumpkin patches and treats at every turn. This year, the Fort Worth Zoo will bring back the popular Monster Bash show, as well as the Zoo’s very own Wild Wonders animal show (after all, this is Boo at the ZOO!). So put on your costumes and have a good time!  Some of the other scheduled activities include:

  • Carnival games
  • Professional pumpkin carvings
  • Treat stations throughout the Zoo
  • Play areas for the little ones
  • And animals galore … (only until dusk. Some of them might be afraid of the dark!)

Details, details
What:  For more details, click here.
Where: 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth. For directions, click here.
When: This evening through Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost
 Get Discount Tickets at Albertsons or Keller Parks & Recreation.  
    Regular prices:  $12 – General Admission, $4 – Toddlers, $5 – Parking. 
    Tickets may be purchased online, by phone at 817/759-7373, or at the Zoo. 

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Frugal Weekend Entertainment Option #2

Celebrate a Ft. Worth Institution at Kincaid’s Anniversary Party
Saturday, October 24, 2009 ~ Hamburgers, Chips & Drink for $2!

                                            Kincaids logo

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Kincaid’s wants to say “thank you” to the community and their loyal customers for their support through the years by throwing a Texas-sized anniversary celebration!

The original landmark location of Fort Worth Kincaid’s Hamburgers will sell their famous award-winning hamburger lunch at 1960s prices.

This $2 Special  will include Kincaid’s original half-pounder, chips and a soft drink and will be served Saturday at the chain’s original flagship Camp Bowie location (promotion at this location only).

Details, details
Where:
Anniversary special served at the 4901 Camp Bowie store only.
When: Saturday, October 24, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost
 $2 for a half-pound burger, chips, & Soft drink.  Kincaid’s will only be accepting cash on Saturday.   

Special NoteBecause of the volume expected (a.k.a. potential chaos of people) on this day, Kincaid’s will only be serving this anniversary special, cooked medium well and stacked identically with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and onions  (customers can add their own condiments). Also, to handle the anticipated crowd, many streets around the area are closed on Saturday. Traffic Officers will help direct traffic and extra parking will be made available by surrounding businesses. 

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Frugal Weekend Entertainment Option #3

Fall Festival, at The Fort Worth Botanic’s, Japanese Gardens
Saturday & Sunday, October 24-25, 2009

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The Japanese Gardens (voted in 2009 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 the spectacular fall color of this beautiful garden while you and your family enjoy traditional Japanese dance, music, demonstrations, papermaking, and tea ceremonies. The festival is expanding this year with even more exciting performers and a food court.

Details, details
What: For a preview of all the Botanic gardens, 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 24-25, Sat: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sun: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cost:
Adults $5.00, Children (4-12yrs.) $3.00, under 4 free.

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Frugal Weekend Entertainment Option #4

Feel the Need for Speed (and some amazing planes) at Fort Worth’s
Alliance Air Show, featuring the Blue Angels and Golden Knights
Saturday-Sunday, October 24-25, 2009

 Air Show 

The US Navy Blue Angels and the US Army Golden Knights are coming October 24-25 to North Texas.

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.

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 24-25, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost:
Admission is FREE, Parking is $20 per vehicle.

 

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FREE Pumpkin Carving Patterns, PLUS a List of Dallas/Fort Worth Pumpkin Patch Locations with FREE ADMISSION

               Pumpkin Carving

Make a fun fall family memory by creating unique carved jack-o-lanterns with these pumpkin stencils…all FREE!

  • Kraft.com has 6 different pumpkin face patterns.
  • Hesheys.com offers a wide variety of 30 different patterns from easy to advanced, with printable carving instructions.
  • Better Homes and Gardens provides 6 silly face patterns.
  • DisneyFamily.com has 6 Disney character patterns that include Mickey Mouse, Tigger and Goofy. There are 10 more Disney patterns (including Cinderella’s Castle & Sleeping Beauty) from huggies.com, click here.
  • Nick Jr. offers favorite Nick Jr. TV show character patterns.
  • PumpkinLady.com provides a great collection of clever designs, most for a nominal charge. Click around the site, and you will find a few designs for FREE (most of the free patterns are located at the bottom of each category).  Follow the pumpkin lady’s blog for her latest designs:  http://thepumpkinlady.blogspot.com/

 

I recommend a couple of great tools for making your Pumpkin Carving Project easier…

 

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I like Pumpkin Masters’ 4-in-1 Carving Tool Kit for intricate detailing of the Jack-O-lantern, plus it’s much safer than a kitchen knife (check out Hobby Lobby or get it for  $6.99 at Amazon).  The Van Vacter Pumpkin Melon Knife  gives you a really great grip when cutting through pumpkins and melons; its special blade carves designs beautifully.  I found it at Target last year (haven’t looked this year, but you can definitely get it at Amazon for about $14)!   

 

Pumpkin Patch Locations around DFW with FREE Admission 
(Open through 10/31)

Pumpkin Patch

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm in Grapevine
What:  Pumpkin Patch, fun Corn Maze, hay rides and other fun activities            
Where: Grapevine, Click here for directions
When
:  Mon-Thurs 3:00-8:00pm, Fri 3:00-10:00pm, Sat 10:00am-10:00pm, Sun 1:00-8:00pm         
Cost:  FREE. Corn Maze $5, Hayrides $2 (under 3 free)

Pumpkin Farm & Village in Flower Mound
What:
  Pick out the perfect pumpkin, enjoy free hayrides, a petting zoo, Ferris wheel, barrel train, bounce houses and more family fun.             
Where: Flower Mound, Click here for Directions
When:  Daily, 9:00am-dusk      
Cost:  FREE                         

The Pumpkin Patch in Flower Mound
What:  Large Pumpkin patch, hayrides, face painting, mazes built from hay bales and more fun activities!             
Where: Flower Mound, Click here for Directions
When:
  Daily, 9:00am-dusk         
Cost:  FREE

Pumpkins on the Prairie in Frisco
What
:  Lots of pumpkins to choose from as well as a bounce house, hay maze and play games in a “Kid’s Patch.” There are plenty of picture taking opportunities with fall settings and hayrides, too! 
Where:  Frisco at Grace Avenue United Methodist Church. Click here for Directions
When:  Mon-Fri 1:00-8:00pm, Sat-Sun 9:00am-8:00pm.            
Cost:  FREE including parking & games

Ridge Road Shopping Center Pumpkin Patch in Rockwall
What:  Lots of pumpkins, corn stalks, hay bales, and other fall harvest decorative items are available for purchase. This is a great spot for a family fall photo. Check the website for special family activities on Saturdays.
Where: Rockwall, Ridge Road Shopping Center  located near the historic downtown square, Click here for Directions
When:  Daily, 9:00am-7:00pm
Cost:  FREE

For a list of other Pumpkin Patches in the Dallas/Fort Worth area (many charge a small admission), click here.

 

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