The best time of year is here! Whether you’re headed to the Big D for the first weekend of fried everything at the State Fair of Texas or coming out to watch the Cowboys play the Rams, you’ll want to make the most of your weekend by adding these fall events to your itinerary. Don’t forget to tag your pics with #DFWWeekend for a chance to be featured on our website or social channels!
Lewisville | September 29 – 30
Find your inner cowboy this weekend at historic Old Town Lewisville! This two-day festival showcases the spirit of the West and features a cattle drive parade, (Saturday at 11:30 a.m.) a Western market, live music and more. If you want to save some cash, come to Western Days before 7 p.m. and get in free! After 7 p.m., admission is $10 for adults and free for kids under 10.
Dallas | September 29 – October 22
Get ready for carnival rides, livestock shows and fried EVERYTHING! The State Fair of Texas is one of the biggest annual events in DFW, and this weekend it will kick off with a bang. On Friday, Grammy winner Maren Morris is performing on the Chevrolet Main Stage, followed by a performance from Flo Rida on Saturday and La Mafia on Sunday. Even Guy Fieri will make an appearance on October 11 to host a kid’s BBQ competition! Needless to say, you’ll want to mark your calendars and make plans to come experience this for yourselves.
Frisco | September 30
Have you ever wondered what life was like for cowboys living in the wild, wild West? Experience what it was like along the Shawnee Trail with mock gunfights, stagecoach rides, working blacksmiths and more at the Frisco Heritage Center this Saturday. You’ll even get to see an armadillo race! Admission is $5 for adults and free for kiddos 2 and under.
Dallas | September 30
Oktoberfest fun isn’t over yet in DFW! Visit Flag Pole Hill Park (just north of White Rock Lake in Dallas) to enjoy German food, bier and live music from local bands. They’ll also have a great Kid Zone for the little ones! Admission costs $10 for ages 5 and older.
Arlington | September 29 – October 31
Kick off the spooky Halloween season at Six Flags Over Texas Fright Fest where the roller coasters aren’t the only things that’ll make you scream. Ghouls and goblins are let into the park at 7 p.m. each night, and new attractions like the “Goblin Attack Squad” and “Los Chupacabras” are just some of the reasons why they’re calling this the scariest Fright Fest ever. Come check it out for yourself…if you dare. If you’re into ghosts, head to Granbury for another fun event: the free Paranormal Expo featuring ghost hunters, paranormal researchers and more.