Fall in love with Fort Worth this month as the season ushers in festivals, events and new experiences for the entire family to enjoy.
Sip a coffee while you stroll the Clearfork Farmers Market at the Trailhead at Clearfork every Saturday. Afterward, snap a selfie in front of the pumpkin wall.
Start your engines, y'all. Racing returns to Texas Motor Speedway October 16-17 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Andy's Frozen Custard 335 on Saturday, October 16, followed by the Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 on Sunday. Tickets are available online.
Watch the world-famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron soar through the North Texas skies at the 31st annual Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show October 23-24. You’re invited to park, picnic and play during this hybrid show featuring reserved parking pods and a free Landing Zone complete with a 1.5-acre area featuring 20+ exhibitors, beer garden, food concessions, simulators, kids activities and more. Advance ticket purchase required.
The 30th annual Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering returns to the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District October 22-24. Enjoy chuck-wagon cook-offs, cowboy poetry and music, Ranch Rodeo, western swing dance and much more. Tickets are available online and the day of the event.
Savor the flavors of Fort Worth at the fall edition of the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival at Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork October 22-24. The three ticketed events include Taco. Beer. Repeat., Gameday Gourmet and Bluegrass Brunch.
Flying Saucer's BeerFeast is back. Head to the Flying Saucer patio for great beers, live music and delicious food on Saturday, October 23. Your ticket includes admission, a BeerFeast T-shirt, VIP taster cup and 12 samples of your choice from a line-up of 50 world-class beers. Learn more here.
The inaugural Fort Worth Coffee Festival will feature baristas, local coffee shop owners, growers and Texas A&M University researchers who will showcase new grounds and Texas-themed coffee blends. Purchase a “passport” to sample cups of brew. Learn more here.
Sign up for a spooktacular time on the Cowtown Winery Ghost Tours. The 90-minute walking tour spotlights spaces known for paranormal activity including The Cadillac Hotel, Miss Molly’s B & B, The Stockyards Hotel and more. Tours occur every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets are available online and include a glass of wine.
The ApHC World Appaloosa Championship Show rides into the John Justin Arena at Will Rogers Memorial Center October 29-November 6.
Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the life and death of loved ones every year on November 1-2 through food, drink and celebration. Many Fort Worth restaurants and institutions have planned Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations on October 30, including Brunch at B&B Butchers, a Street Party at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, a Celebration at the Fort Worth Public Library, the 18th Annual Día de Los Muertos en Fort Worth Celebration Parade & Festival by Artes De La Rosa in Marine Park, and an Altar Exhibit and Performance at La Gran Plaza. A Día de los Muertos Mercado will be held at Paco’s Mexican Cuisine on October 31.
The Fort Worth Opera (FWO) is celebrating 75 years! Join them for a special season preview concert at Whiskey Ranch on November 6. Guests will be treated to a 60-minute concert featuring three guest artists: FWO Lesley Resident and Studio Artists followed by an evening of elegant world-class food catered by Magdalena’s, craft cocktails sponsored by TX Whiskey, wine, beer and dancing to the music of DJ Blake.
The 15th annual Lone Star Film Festival occurs November 11-14 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Downtown Cowtown at The Isis Theater spotlighting over 80 feature films and shorts. Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Michael Martin Murphey and Channing Godfrey Peoples will be honored. All-access passes and individual tickets for screenings and panel discussions are available.