The nearly fall weather has us dreaming of sweaters. Make the most of this fleeting season at fall festivals around the city. 

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

October not only marks the start of fall but also many seasonal celebrations. Take in the changing fall foliage at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens October 4th and 5th while strolling the annual Fall Plant Sale and Mariposa Market. A three-in-one combo, patrons may also partake in the Monarch Migration Festival and learn how to attract butterflies to their own yard. Learn more.

 

17th Annual Pottery in the Park Arts Festival 

The Annual Pottery in the Parks Festival in Waterside showcases Fort Worth's accessible trail system as well as locally made pottery, jewelry, glass and art created by more than 50 artisans. Don't miss the hands-on demos allowing you to glaze and fire your own pieces while talking with the artists. Admission is free, October 5-6. More details

 

Melt Ice Creams

Some of you may choose to throw down a PSL to conjure the spirit of Halloween, but in Fort Worth where temps may stay in the high 90s up until Halloween, nothing says fall better than ice cream. MELT Ice Creams has four flavors to whet your appetite, including: Expecto Pumpkinum made with Pumpkin ice cream, house-made butterscotch and white chocolate chip blondie crumbles; Magical Maple Walnut made with Maple walnut ice cream with smoked cinnamon meringue crumbles; Green-Gott’s Bank made with green apple ice cream and caramelized apple pieces; and Order of the Pumpkin, a vegan cashew-based pumpkin spice ice cream. Plan your visit to one of Melt's locations. 

 

Fort Worth Bookfest 2019 

The thought of snuggling up book in hand near a crackling fireplace puts us in the fall mood. And, though it may be too warm for fires just yet, discovering a good book is easy at the Fort Worth BookFest. The free, family-friendly event on October 12 hosts writers from all genres - for adults and children alike – as they sell their books and participate in talks, readings, and panel discussions. Scheduled events occur throughout the event day, including story times for the younger visitors. Book characters and superheroes will stroll around.  

 

The Clearfork Fall Market

Shop more than 30 local merchants, craftsmen and artisans at the Clearfork Fall Market at The Trailhead on Saturday, October 12, 8 a.m. to noon. Entry is free. More details

 

Frontier Fall Fest 

Celebrate fall at the Log Cabin Village on Saturday, October 12, from 1-4 p.m. Folk singers along with things like rug-hooking and flintknapping are not to be missed. Get the details.

 

And, of course, there’s nothing like enjoying a great can of Rahr Oktoberfest bier on one of our favorite patios in Fort Worth to get into the autumn mood. Add Tim Love’s Gemelle to the list and you will feel a little like “Texas in Tuscany” while strolling through the onsite herb gardens with a cocktail in hand.