We’re all taco-hungover after National Taco Day – but that doesn’t mean we aren’t ready to start planning the weekend! Check out the great events coming up – everything from the State Fair to the Bishop Arts Wine Walk to a WHOLE lotta food trucks in Flower Mound for Food Truck Fest!
Fall weekends are so amazing – great weather and good food and excellent entertainment. What more could you want? $1 million dollars? Yeah. Me, too. That’s why I continue to play the lottery. You can’t win if you don’t play!
#Snitchlist Weekend Guide 10/6 – 10/9
First of all – if you like getting scared – a WHOLE LOTTA Haunted Houses are NOW OPEN! Click here to check out our list of Haunted Houses, Spooky Corn Mazes and Zombie Safari parks all over the DFW Area. I won’t say you’ll need Depends….but wear dark pants just in case.
State Fair of Texas $4 Wednesdays, Thrifty Thursdays and Weekends!
Bring 4 cans of food for donation to State Fair gates any Wednesday of the Fair and receive a coupon for a $4 admission ticket. Enjoy the Fair for just $4 and help stock the North Texas Food Bank. One (4 can) donation per person. Discount may not be combined with any offers. If you’re going on a Thursday, check their website and the MAP/GUIDE onsite for great deals.
And check out our latest post on how to get the MOST out of the State Fair.
AT&T RED RIVER SHOWDOWN @ Cotton Bowl
Oct 8, 2016
The University of Oklahoma and The University of Texas will once again do battle in the Cotton Bowl (during the State Fair of Texas) for the bragging rights of the Red River. Be a part of this fun filled weekend in Dallas centered around one of the Big 12 Conference’s strongest rivalries. Ticket information: contact one of the Universities – State Fair Admission with purchase of ticket.
Bishop Arts Wine Walk; Shop, Eat, Drink, PINK!
Oct 6 6pm
Head down to Bishop Arts for their Shop, Eat, Drink, PINK! Wine Walk featuring a fabulous commemorative PINK wine glass.
If you bought tix online, have your email confirmation ticket handy and your ID when checking in. Check-in begins 1 hour prior to the event start time which is 5pm. There will be three different tent locations, your tent number and location will be on your ticket; please go to your designated tent for check-in.
TICKETS ON SITE: If you do not prepurchase a ticket, limited glasses will be available for purchase at TENT 1. Sales will start at 5pm. Cash only for the glasses. Shop Eat Drink PINK Wine Glasses are $40 if you purchase at the event. Please remember to bring your ID. You will not be able to purchase multiple glasses. One glass per body and ID present.
Your ticket includes: your purchased glass, a wine walk participant wristband, free wine samples at participating shops, and a list of all participating shops.
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Camp Craig Allen 9th Annual BBQ Cook-off & Festival Oct 7-8 , 2016
Friday (10/7) 5-11pm (21+ kick off party)
Saturday (10/8) 10-7pm (All Ages)
75 amateur BBQ teams will roll into Frisco, TX at Toyota Stadium for the 9th annual amateur BBQ Cook Off fundraiser for Camp Craig Allen. This is the largest amateur cook off in North Texas and just named Best BBQ for A Cause for 2016 in North Texas! All proceeds go to directly support Camp Craig Allen, a non profit organization raising money for those of all ages with a physical disability, including Veterans. Friday night Oct 7th is the kick off party starting at 6pm geared for adults which includes a full casino, live bands, BBQ Dinner and fun.
Frisco Arts Walk
Oct 8 3-9pm
Frisco Arts Walk is a new immersive arts experience taking place at HALL Park among the Texas Sculpture Garden. Free, family-friendly, and open to the public to enjoy!
Frisco Arts Walk features:
– Interactive arts along the walk
– Docent-guided tours of the indoor Texas Sculpture Garden
– Pop-up food truck park
– Community stage
– Children’s area complete with bounce houses, instrument petting zoo and hands-on activities
Autumn at the Dallas Arboretum
September 17 through November 25
Gourd is an awesome word. Go see some. This year’s event will highlight the “Art of the Pumpkin.” The Imaginative Pumpkin houses with over 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash, along with 150,000 beautiful fall blooming plants. Don’t miss this amazing festival and be ready to light up insta with your genius photos.
Celebrate Columbus Day weekend at the Dallas Arboretum with special guest sculptor Gary Lee Price and a plethora of activities including our annual children’s concert with family-favorite Eddie Coker on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn, children’s activities in the Pumpkin Village and live group sculpting int he Pecan Grove with Sculptor Gary Lee Price.
Come enjoy a walking tour, lecture and live group sculpting in the garden with Gary Lee Price. Join Price in the Pecan Grove for hands-on group sculpting Saturday and Sunday, 1:30 – 3:30 pm.
Details of event
First Fridays @ Sci-Tech Discovery Center
First Fridays @ Sci-Tech Discovery Center and their MakerSapce sponsor Raytheon have kicked off a new program for veterans called First Fridays. The first Friday of each month (from 6-8 p.m.) is an opportunity exclusively for vets to visit the MakerSpace at Sci-Tech. All you need is military ID to get in for free, and you can enjoy intro and advanced programs, as well as open maker time. Programs include woodworking, metalworking and soldering electronics.
Full details and registration: www.mindstretchingfun.org/makerspace
Oct 6, 7, 8
Get some culture this weekend and check out Shakespeare at Samuell Grand Amphitheater. Perfect for getting your art-fix and enjoy the original rhymer of rhymes. Dogs welcome! Bring your well-behaved canine for a night under the stars! (Please be sure to clean up after your pooch and keep them on a leash at all times.)
Details to Event Here
Canines, Cats and Cabernet
Operation Kindness’ most elegant and exciting fundraising event! Enjoy sipping on wine and savoring a gourmet dinner while listening to live music from the Brian Piper Jazz Trio!
Event highlights include:
– More than 150 spectacular live, silent and online auction packages
– Passed hors d’oeuvres, carving stations, our famous mashed potato bar, and a dessert bar
– Wine and Dine Pull featuring dining gift certificates from the best restaurants in DFW and rare vintages
– Adorable cats and dogs in our posh Adoption Lounge
Your admission includes complimentary wine and beer all evening and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, desserts and coffee. Buy your admission before September 30 and save $50!
Details of Event here