Get ready for some family fun in Fort Worth and surrounding areas. In Texas, it might not be chilly in Fall, but we do know how to put on cool family activities. Our Fall Activities in Fort Worth and beyond do not wait for cool brisk weather to arrive. Here are a few of my family’s favorite activities that you’ll want to put on your calendar.
Fall Activities in Fort Worth and Beyond
Enjoy the warm colors of fall and the brisk cook air autumn brings to our area. My family loves outdoor activities, and we try to go to as many as we can. There’s something about fall that is so irresistible.
The Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge is having a Canoe Fest on Sundays, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17 from 12 to 4 pm. Cost: $5 with paid admission into the nature center. Children must be at least 5 years old. No reservations necessary, call the Visitors’ Center at (817) 392-7410 with any questions. My son and I are going on 9/15. Address: 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd., Fort Worth, Texas 76135. The nature center also offers guided hikes and hiking on your own. There is so much to do out here – check it out – http://www.fwnaturecenter.org/
Returns for three days on September 26-28, 2019 at Panther Island for some authentic German festivities featuring live music, dancing, games, biergartens, dachshund races, and Spaten beer. 3-Day pass is $15.
Boo at the Zoo
The Fort Worth Zoo is the 4th best zoo in the nation! On Oct 25-27, 2019, dress your kids up in their Halloween costumes and get ready for some fun games and prizes at Boo at the Zoo. Cost: $16 for adults, $13 for kids, $5 to park.
Vintage Market Days of Denton/Ft Worth
Sept 27-29, 2019 at the NRS Training Center & Guest Ranch in Decatur, TX 309 CR 4228. Cost – $5 at door. Vintage Days of Denton/Fort Worth is a huge event.
Dog Days of Denton 2019
Oct. 5, 2019, 9 am – 3 pm at the North Texas Fair Grounds. www.dentondogdays.com
Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch
Oct 1-31 from 9 to 7 pm each day. Fun for the whole family. Lots of elementary schools take their kindergartens here so don’t think a Tuesday during the day is going to be slow – it’s not! Pumpkins are high, but the atmosphere is the best. $5 to Park – pets are welcomed on a leash. Located at 5100 Cross Timbers Rd. 817-430-4536.
33rd Annual GrapeFest – Experience some great wines! Starts Thurs., 9/12 at 10 am through Sunday.
Hall’s Pumpkin Farm
Usually opens the first weekend in October. This year, 2019 opening day is September 27th at 3 pm. Cost $5 admission. This pumpkin patch has become our favorite now. Lots of corn mazes, hayrides, animals to see, mini pumpkins to buy, food trucks, bathrooms are nice,
3560 Hall Johnson Road
Grapevine, TX 76051
Keller Farmer’s Market 2019
Every Saturday from May to late November (23rd this year) – 9 am to 1 pm at Bear Creek Park.
Check this out – The 2019 Farm to Table dinner date has been set for Sunday, October 6th – 5:00 to 8 pm. at the Bowden Event Center, 1775 Keller Parkway, Keller, TX,
Celebrate Roanoke is Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 10 AM – 9 PM. Brody and I love going to this. There are all kinds of things to do for the whole family, including bounce houses, food trucks, and vendors. www.roanoketexas.com
Roanoke also has a Farmer’s Market on Saturdays starting at 8 am.
Monarch Butterfly Festival – Saturday, Sept 28, 2019, 9 am – 12 pm at the Bob Jones Nature Center. Enjoy the release of the Monarch Butterflies. Cost: $5, children under 3 are free. Located at 355 E. Bob Jones Road. This nature center is one of the best places to take in a hike. Lots of scenery and very educational about all living things.
Oktoberfest at Southlake Town Square on October 4-6, 2019. Arts and crafts booths, children’s area, live entertainment, etc. Friday starts at 4 pm. Free event.
The Great Pumpkin Splasher at The Marq Southlake – 285 Shady Oaks Dr. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 – 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Cost $10 per person. A fall-themed pool party with floating pumpkin activity and crafts for kids of all ages. https://www.experiencesouthlaketexas.com/303/Culture-Special-Events
TEXAS STATE FAIR 2019
Will you be going this year? The Fair starts at 10 am September 27th through October 20th at the Fair Park in Dallas.
Happy Fall Y’all! I know there’s a lot more Fall Activities in Fort Worth and beyond, so I’ll be updating this list when I find more cool family activities to attend. If you know of any, please leave the information in the comments, and I’ll be sure to add it to my list here. Thank you.
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