Fall Weekend Events Roundup ~ 10/7 – 10/9


Lowe’s Build & Grow – Saturday, Oct. 8th, 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  Kids ages 2-5 will enjoy building a  Halloween Monster Machine and creating lots of monster creations afterwards.
Michaels – Saturday Oct. 8th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm Purchase a pumpkin and design it at this make-it take-it event.  Sunday, Oct 9th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm.  Create your on Paper Bat at this make-it take-it event.
Guitar Center – Saturday, October 8th, 10am – 11am. Come learn  about Virtual Instruments and Loops.  Please register in advance.
Target – select a city to find free or reduced-price admission to arts and cultural events in your area, sponsored by Target.

Walmart Event Finder – enter your zip code to see what is going on in your area.

Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch
October 1-31, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Double Oak Ranch, 5100 Cross Timbers Rd,
Flower Mound TX 75028, (817) 430-4536
Cost: Free admission; $5 parking

You will find hundreds of pumpkins to choose from, cornstalks, hay bales, baked goods, and refreshments. You may bring lunches or purchase drinks and snacks from the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch. Picnic tables are provided for individual use.  There is a $5 charge for parking, however ALL ACTIVITIES ARE FREE. Purchases are optional. Each season we feature cutouts and bounce houses for the kids. In addition, a number of local vendors provide food for purchase. You will find many activities designed specifically for children, such as face painting, hayrides, bounce houses, and mazes built from hay bales.

Halls Pumpkin Farm in Grapevine
September 30, – October 31
Hall’s Pumpkin Farm
3420 Hall Johnson Rd., Grapevine, TX
Cost: Free admission

Corn Maze $5; Ages 3 and under are free. “Get lost” in our mind-bogglin corn maze. Approximately 2 acres of twists, turns and dead-ends. Try it alone or as a group if you please. For those who would like a greater challenge, bring a flashlight and give it a try after dark!!! We do recommend adults stay with young children at all times. Hay Rides F/S/S 5 p.m. – close Admission $2.00  Hayrides leaving before dark will stop and fee the cows & donkeys. Rides after dark will not stop.

19th Annual Founders Day Celebration – Burleson
Saturday, Oct. 8th, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Ellison Street, (Old Town District) – Burleson
Cost: Free Attendance  Food and Rides: Cost Varies

Join Burleson in celebrating Founder’s Day with headline entertainment, great food, carnival rides, live gunfight shows, local entertainment, arts, craft and much more!  Come throw a pie in the face of a Burleson Police officer and help raise money for Citizens on Patrol then visit Patches the animated firefighting dalmation and Pumper his firetruck.  Don’t forget to catch Silver Rail on the city stage at 4:00pm for 90 minutes of great

28th Annual International Bar-B-Que Cookers Association Cookoff  – Traders Village
Saturday, Oct. 8th – Sun, Oct. 9th
2602 Mayfield Road, Grand Prairie
Cost: FREE to attend $3.00 parking

Come out and be a part of one of the largest BBQ Cookoffs in Texas.  See how barbequers take their cooking seriously while adding in their own fun.  You can look smell and often taste what the cooks have prepared.  Get practical tips on how to improve your own BBQ skills (I’m sure the cooks don’t mind sharing)!  Guests are even invited to sign up at the cookoff judging area for a free chance to judge the BBQ Competition.

Cowboy Campfire Music & Poetry – Mineral Wells State Park
Saturday, Oct. 8th 8:00pm – 10:00pm
100 Park Road 71, Mineral Wells 76067
Cost: State Park Members FREE,  $5.00 13 & Up,  FREE 12 & Under

Enjoy a peaceful evening under the stars while enjoying cowboy music, poetry and stories.  Bring your favorite lawnchair and experience the Cow Camp lifestyle and local historical treasures through the music and poetry of the old cowboys.

11th Annual Nash Farm Fall Roundup
Saturday, Oct. 8th, 10:00am – 2:00pm
626 Ball Street ( Near Historic Downtown Grapevine)
Nash Farm Information
Cost: Donations accepted and benefit Heritage Education programs at Nash Farm

Enjoy this fall weather and head to Nash Farm for the 11th Annual Fall Roundup.  Kids will have a great time with activities such as stick pony barrell races, hayrides and pony rides.  You can even watch blacksmith demonstrations. Don’t forget to bring the camera for all the great photo opportunities.  When you get hungry, feel free to buy a burger or hot dog from the Grapevine AMBUCS.

2011 Annual Train Show – Presented by Lockheed Martin Recreational Area
Saturday, Oct. 8th 10:00am – 5:00pm & Sunday, Oct. 9th 11:00am – 4:00pm
3400 Bryant Irvin Road, Ft. Worth, 76109
Cost: $7.00 Adults, Children 10 & under FREE
Print this coupon for $1.00 off admission

Don’t miss this special train show presented by LMRA.  View the 1,200-square-foot model train setup and check out what is for sale in the way of model train and related items.  There is also even a very special Thomas the Tank Engine area for the kids to enjoy!

Fort Worth Championship Rodeo
Friday, Oct. 7th, 8:00pm
121 E. Exchange Ft. Worth, 76164
Cost: General Admission $15
Kids 12 & under FREE Friday Oct. 7th

Visit the Fort Worth Stockyards this Friday and enjoy the Fort Worth Championship Rodeo.  Kids are FREE this Friday and you can print your own coupon (scroll down to the “general” section to print yours) for $2.00 off general admission.

Flower Mound Fire Department Open House
Saturday, October 08, 2011
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Flower Mound Central Fire Station
3838 Forums Drive, Flower Mound, TX
Cost: Free

Come meet members of the Flower Mound Fire Department! There will be lots to see and do including station tours, demonstrations of extrication, Careflite landing, and the proper use of fire extinguisers. Attendees will also have the opportunity to spray water at the house fire.
There will be several exciting exhibits, free hot dogs, popcorn, and drinks. For more info, call 972-874-6205.

Movies in the Park – The Colony
Friday, October 07, 7:15 PM – 9:30 PM
The Colony Five Star Complex, 4100 Blair Oaks
Cost: Free

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy Yogi Bear the movie.  Gates open at 6:15; Movie begins at 7:15pm  Bring a canned good donation and help us fill our picnic basket for the local food banks. Each person who donates will be entered into a prize raffle drawing. For more information contact The Colony Parks and Recreation Department by calling (972)625-1106 or email play@tcpard.com.

Thank You Familyeguide!


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