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October Calendar of Events 2013


The temperatures are dropping and it's the perfect time to enjoy some outdoor events. Check out the State Fair of Texas, the Red River Rivalry or Autumn at the Arboretum. I try to visit all three each fall. Good times, good times. I can almost taste that Fletcher's Corny Dog now!

1. Oct 4: Target First Saturdays at the Nasher

Free admission during Target First Saturdays at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Beginning at 10 a.m., children can enjoy an art activity, an art in action sculpture demonstration, art scavenger hunt, tours, yoga, storytime and more. Kid's lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora Street,  Dallas, TX 75201

2. October 13: The Red River Rivalry

The State Fair of Texas turns into a sea of burnt orange and red in one of the biggest showdowns in college football. The Oklahoma Sooners take on the Texas Longhorns for the Red River bragging rights.

When: Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 11 a.m.

Where: The Cotton Bowl in Dalla during the State Fair of Texas.

3. Oct 15-16: Texas Guitar Show

Attention musicians and music lovers: the Texas Guitar Show is October 20-21, 2012. Used guitars are available for sale or trade at the Arlington Cenvention Center. Exhibitors include manufacturers and suppliers of varied musical instruments and accessories, dealers of vintage musical instruments and sound gears, varied other accessories, parts, books and records exhibitors. Also to be found at the event are the varied maintenance and other services providers, repairmen and other products providers.

Arlington Convention Center, 1200 BallPark Way, Arlington, TX.

4. Oct 21-23: Boo at the Zoo

It's the 20th annual celebration of Boo at the Zoo. Halloween-inspired tricks and treats at the zoo.

When: October 19-28, 2012 (running over two weekends). Open weekends from noon to 5 p.m.

Where: Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76110. 817-759-7555

5. Through October 23: The State Fair of Texas

If you're a fan of fried food, football and farm animals, then this is the place for you. This kind of fun can't take place over just a weekend. The State Fair of Texas runs from September 30 through October 23, 2011 at Fair Park in Dallas.

My favorites: Fletcher's Corny Dogs, the Texas Star and Big 12 football games.

More on the State Fair of Texas:

State Fair of Texas

Discounts and Deals

Top 10 Foods at the State Fair of Texas

6. Throughout October: Autumn at the Arboretum

What: Over 50,000 pumpkins,gourds and squash colorfully welcome fall at Dallas most beautiful garden. Haystacks, Cinderella's coach createmthe perfect backdrop for kids in Halloween costumes. Bring a blanket, a picnic lunch and a camera. Fall is the best time to see the Arboretum in all its glory. The fall colors are simply amazing.

Where: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218

When: September 22 through November 21, 2012

General Admission: $15/adults, $12/65 & older, $9/children 3-12 and free/Arboretum members and children two and under. Seniors $11 on Thursdays.

Parking: $10. Wheelchair accessible/tram service is available for the mobility impaired.

Cool Thursdays Concert Schedule

7. October Festivals

Check out Butterfly Flutterby or the Taste of Arlington, Part Boo! Feast and have fun at the fall festivals.

8. Oct 2-21: The Addams Family

"The Addams Family" runs from October 2-21, 2012 at the Music Hall at Fair Park. 214-346-3300.
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