Happy fall, y'all! Head outdoors for some fresh air at these Fort Worth festivals.
Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
TOPIARIES IN THE GARDEN: SHEAR DELIGHT
October 16, 2020 - June 30, 2021
Bringing a sense of wonder and fascination, Topiaries in the Garden features 12 plant-based animal shapes, including a four-foot cardinal, a six-foot elephant, a 12-foot giraffe and more. The topiaries will be available for public viewing -- and selfie photos -- until June 30, 2021. The topiary frames are stuffed with sphagnum peat moss, bound in fishing line and planted with flowering annuals, groundcover and other plants to depict not just the shape of the animal, but also the color and texture of its skin, fur or feathers. Topiary exhibit is included with the price of Garden admissions.
FALL JAPANESE FESTIVAL
November 7-8, 2020
Plan to attend an annual fall favorite in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. With large support from the Fort Worth Japanese Society, the festival typically offers traditional Japanese dance, martial arts, sword demonstrations, tea ceremonies and more throughout the garden. This year, some activities may be modified to adhere to social distancing measures. Festival admission is included with the price of Garden admissions.
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
Escape for the day to the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. Explore over 20 miles of hiking trails within the 3,621 acre natural area that also houses a herd of bison on exhibit along Buffalo Road. Beginning October 1, no reservations are required for admission Monday - Friday. Online reservations continue to be required for entry on weekends and observed holidays. Admission is $6 for adults, $2 for children (3-12, under 3 FREE).
The Clearfork Farmers Market
Held every Saturday year-round (weather permitting), the Clearfork Farmers Market makes for an idyllic start to any fall-themed outing. Browse the booths filled by local artisans, farmers and ranchers for fresh produce, flowers, coffee and spices, and much more. The market is located at the entry of the Trailhead at Clearfork which sits adjacent to the popular brunch spot, Press Cafe. Grab the pup, a cup of Joe to-go and stroll the market under the changing leaves.
Lola's Rock n' Roll Rummage Sale
The monthly, open-air market is back! Mark your calendars to visit Lola's Trailer Park on October 18 from 12-6 p.m. Browse local art, vintage and handcrafted goods, books, records, collectables and much more from 40 vendors while enjoying live music and food from Dayne's Craft BBQ. Bonus: Lola's Local Farmers Market returns October 11, November 8, and December 12.