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
Boo at the Zoo, Family Fun at The Fort Worth Zoo
Now through Tuesday, October 27, 2009
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!)
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.
Frugal Weekend Entertainment Option #2
Celebrate a Ft. Worth Institution at Kincaid’s Anniversary Party
Saturday, October 24, 2009 ~ Hamburgers, Chips & Drink for $2!
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).
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 Note: Because 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.
Frugal Weekend Entertainment Option #3
Fall Festival, at The Fort Worth Botanic’s, Japanese Gardens
Saturday & Sunday, October 24-25, 2009
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.
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.
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
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.
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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