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Fall Community Events in Fort Worth

Say good-bye to the summer heat and welcome in that fall fresh air as the leaves start to change and the holiday season creeps in. If you just moved to Fort Worth or are just visiting, you’ll be glad to know that fall is filled with fun. If you’re a longtime resident, you probably already know there’s never a dull moment September thru November and there’s something for everyone to enjoy including singles, families, college students, and retirees. 

One of the best parts of the fall events in Fort Worth is the weather! Temperatures run in the 70s/80s during the day while the evening dips into the 50s/60s. Therefore, you can still catch some sun rays while being comfortable as we near the end of the year. 

Afterall, the weather is a factor for many people who move to Fort Worth. As movers in the area, we know! So, before it becomes winter coat weather and you have to bundle the kids in 5 layers, get on out to some of the most festive, inspiring, fun, and cultural events in the area.

September Events in Fort Worth

If you’re a Texas native, you know September is HUGE! Some may say it IS the start of the holiday season. They sure party like it is. Why? One word – Football. This high intensity sport is part of Texas culture and they produce some of the best teams in the nation at the highschool, collegiate and professional level.

Fort Worth is home to Texas Christian University (TCU). They’re part of the Big 12 Conference and are a force to be reckoned with. Students, faculty, families, and alumni come out every year to support the Horned Frogs and experience the thrill. Their first home game opens up the fall season nicely and ends it too. Get the details below along with other community events.

In chronological order…

TCU Football Games

Come show your support for the TCU Horned Frogs as they crush their opponents and compete for the title of BIG 12 Conference Champions of 2022.

When: First home game starts September 10 and runs until November 26

Where: 2850 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76109

Admission: $45-$400 *Tickets are based on game and seating

Autumn at the Dallas Arboretum

Get into the fall spirit through the “Fairy Tale” themed pumpkin display, including Cinderella’s carriage and pumpkin village, and enjoy many fall-themed events including a pumpkin stacking contest, guided hikes, and squash art.

When: September 17-October 31

Where: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218

Admission: Kids 2 & under – FREE; Kids 2-12 – $12; Adults – $20; Seniors (65+) – $16

Oktoberfest

You have to be German to enjoy Oktoberfest. Said no one…ever. So whether you’re Polish, Greek, Dutch, or whatever, come guzzle down a Spaten lager, bite into a juicy bratwurst, dance to some polka, and more!

When: September 22-24, 2022 – 5:00 pm

Where: Trinity Park in Fort Worth, TX

Admission: Kids 12 & under – FREE; Thurs. – $10; Fri. & Sat. $15; 3-day package – $20

Vintage Market Days

It’s a little hike outside of Fort Worth but the unique shopping experience offers one-of-kind treasures for your home, irresistible treats, special gifts, and more that make it all worth the trip!

When: September 23-25, 2022.

Where: 309 County Road 4228, Decatur, TX 76234

Admission: Kids 12 & under – FREE; Fri. – $15; Sat. & Sun. $10

Mariposa Market

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month the best way possible – shopping from a variety of local authentic Hispanic vendors at this fun outdoor market!

When: September 24-25

Where: 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107

Admission: FREE

State Fair of Texas

Make it all about Texas at the state fair! Go with a full tank of energy and empty stomachs because there’s a lot to do, see, and eat at the fairgrounds. 

When: Sept 30-October 23

Where: 925 S. Haskell, Dallas, Texas 75223

Admission: $10-$25 *Ticket prices vary by day

Seafood, Chicken, & Blues

The Harambee Festival kicks off with this delicious and musical event from 6-10pm.

When: September 30

Where: 2701 Moresby St., Fort Worth, TX 76119

Admission: FREE

 

October Events in Fort Worth

The fall season picks up speed in October with more fun-filled events as Halloween approaches and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. With all the excitement around town, don’t forget your own pumpkin carving event right at home and trick-or-treating times in your neighborhood!

In chronological order…

Harambee Festival 

Start your morning with fun for the whole family by catching the parade at 9am sharp. Let your kids release some energy at the Kidz Zone, let loose with live music and karaoke, fill your bellies with flavorful foods, and more! 

When: October 1

Where: 2701 Moresby St., Fort Worth, TX 76119

Admission: FREE

 

River Legacy Fall Festival

Have fun while supporting a good cause as proceeds are used for environmental education. Activities include bounce houses, pumpkin patch, live music, dunk tank, and a whole lot more!

When: October 8

Where: 701 NW Green Oaks Boulevard, Arlington, TX 76006

Admission: $8

 

Butterfly Flutterby Grapevine

An educational and fun event celebrating the monarch migration through northern Texas. Dress up in your best butterfly gear and march in the parade, get crafty, explore butterflies are the world, and more from 10am-2pm. Pets welcomed!

When: October 15

Where: 411 Ball St, Grapevine, TX 76051

Admission: FREE

 

Nash Farm Fall Roundup

From 10am-2pm, enjoy some fall favorites including pumpkin picking, pie making, pony rides, hay rides, and more! 

When: October 15

Where: 626 Ball St., Grapevine, TX 76051

Admission: FREE

 

Harvest Festival

Be the first to attend this brand new event featuring pony rides, balloon and caricature artists, petting zoo, face painting, food trucks, live music, and so much more.

When: October 16

Where: 90 Main St., Colleyville, TX 76034

Admission: FREE

 

Water Lantern Festival

Create a memorable magical evening with friends and family by designing and launching your very own rice paper lantern. Enjoy live music, shopping, art, food trucks, and other activities before the river glows.

When: October 22

Where: 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth, TX 76102

Admission: Early bird tickets start at $26/$56 day of

 

Boo at the Zoo

Animals, candy, costumes, crafts…what’s not to enjoy about this annual tradition?! Experience it all over 64 acres of Halloween fun!

When: October 28-30

Where: 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76110

Admission: Kids 2 & under – FREE; Kids 3-12 and Seniors 65+ – $13; Adults – $17

 

Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering

It’s the 31st annual celebration of this full-fledged authentic western event. A very cherished event by locals that has gained attraction world-wide for its 5-day wagon train journey, chuckwagon competitions, rodeos, cowboy music, and more.

When: October 28-30

Where: 121 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164

Admission: Starting at $15

 

Fall Carnival

From 6-8pm, you and your kids will have 2 hours of straight fun playing carnival games, collecting FREE candy, and jumping in the inflatable bounce house. 

When: October 28

Where: 601 E Grand Prairie Rd, Grand Prairie, TX 75051

Admission: FREE

 

Fall Fest at the Farm

Close out October with a pumpkin walk, games, a relaxing hayride, and more!

When: October 28

Where: 405 W. County Road 714, Burleson, TX 76028

Admission: FREE

November Events in Fort Worth

End fall strong by attending a few of these end-of-year community events in Fort Worth. Work, shopping, planning, preparing…can all get a little out of hand as the holiday season is nearly in full swing. The following fall events in Fort Worth can help ease the holiday tension.

In chronological order…

 

Lone Star Film Festival

A 5-star event for film fanatics and a great opportunity for aspiring filmmakers, actors/actresses, screenwriters, and the like. Watch upcoming releases, attend film talks, enjoy drinks, and music.  

When: November 10-12

Where: Screening venues are located in the Historic Fort Worth stockyards

Admission: Day passes start at $45

 

Pioneer Days Celebration

Step back into the 1800s and experience pioneer life on the western frontier. Visit Native American campsites, watch a Wild West showdown, watch Chuckwagon cooking demonstrations, listen to Cowboy singers, get crafty with the kids with Native American art, take a hayride, be hands-on at the petting zoo, and more! 

When: November 11-12

Where: 101 Chisholm Trl, Cleburne, TX 76033

Admission: Kids 12 & under – $5; Adults – $8

 

Fort Worth Marathon

Exercise for a cause. This annual run donates profits to end childhood obesity in Fort Worth and surrounding Tarrant County! Do good, feel good, and have fun with live music, food trucks, and prizes afterward.

When: November 13

Where: 395 Purcey St. Fort Worth, TX 76102

Admission: $30-$125 *Ticket prices depend on how early you register and which race you sign up for

Lightscape 

Light up your night with a one-mile illuminating path of dazzling stranded lights and artistic colored light displays incorporated with music. Don’t forget to warm up your insides with a hot beverage  and ooey gooey toasted marshmallows.

When: November 18-January 8

Where: 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Admission: Kids 2 & under – FREE; Kids 3-12 – $18; Adults – $28

 

Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience

Over 150 local vendors will be selling handmade art, jewelry, homegoods, and more. Treat yourself or find super unique gifts for the holidays!

When: November 19-20

Where: 3401 Burnett-Tandy Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76107

Admission: FREE

 

GM Financial Parade of Lights

Come see Santa and over 100 decorated floats in this year’s holiday parade beginning at 6pm.

When: November 20

Where: Downtown Fort Worth around Sundance Square Plaza

Admission: FREE

As the 12 largest city in America, there’s always something to do in Fort Worth and some don’t even cost you a dime! Get out and explore Fort Worth! Learn about its history, celebrate its diversity, and cherish the memories.

 

Redefyne Moving Company in Fort Worth

We are a local full-service moving company in Fort Worth catering towards residents and business; however, you don’t have to be moving to use our services. In fact, as the weather starts to change and holidays are upon us, you may be interested in our storage services. 

Whether you’re changing out seasonal decor, swapping out summer clothes and linens for winter ones, taking on a renovation, or what have you, we’re a convenient and affordable storage solution. Call us today at 817-904-8871 for our short-term and long-term rates!

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