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. Design District MarketDeep Ellum Outdoor Market and Jim Lake Companies are teaming up to host the Design District Market, closing down Cole St. between Dragon and Slocum to make way for street vendors, live music, food trucks, activities and local beer. The event is free and open to the public, with food, beverages and merchandise available for purchase. The Design District Market will be the ﬁrst installment of a potentially recurring neighborhood festivity.
When: Thursday evenin, from 5 to 10 p.m.
Food Trucks: So far the event has lined up The Butcher’s Son, Easy Slider Truck, The Belgian Wafﬂe Co. and Cajun Tailgators, and beer will be supplied from Peticolas, Lakewood and Deep Ellum Brewing Companies. More may be added as the event date draws near.
Vendors will feature local handmade artists and artisans as well as shops, designers and vintage dealers from around the Design District. We’ll also have a kids’ area, photo booth, and other activities that will be announced as the event approaches.
Arlington Convention Center, 1200 BallPark Way, Arlington, TX.
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
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.
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.
Check out Butterfly Flutterby or the Taste of Arlington, Part Boo! Feast and have fun at the fall festivals.