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.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Running September 15 – October 15, Hispanic Heritage month celebrations in Fort Worth include Festival del Chile en Nogada at Don Artemio, Festival Latino at Rose Marine Theater, Celebramos at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, FRIDA FEST in Sundance Square and Fiesta de la Familia - Murillo from Heaven to Earth at the Kimbell Art Museum. There are more than 20 events and things to do during Hispanic Heritage Month.
Fort Worth Fashion Week
The 2nd ever Fort Worth Fashion Week runs September 19 – 25. From rustic western styles to runway shows FWFW shows off all the unique attires that can be found in Fort Worth.
Oktoberfest Fort Worth
Dust off your dirndl and let out that lederhosen because it’s time for Oktoberfest from September 22 – 24. This year's event returns in a new location this year at Trinity Park. Shop the Marktstrasse for authentic German gifts, watch the fan-favorite Dachshund Dash, visit the Biergarten, dance to the tune of a polka band and more.
Football in Fort Worth
Few traditions are held in higher esteem than football in Texas. TCU opens the season September 10 vs Tarleton and then will look to defend home turf at Amon Carter Stadium against Big XII opponents in Oklahoma, Oklahoma St, Kansas St, Texas Tech, and Iowa St. TCU isn't the only college team in town anymore, as the Texas Wesleyan Football team will play thier games at Fort Worth's historic Farrington Field.
NASCAR Race Weekend
Start your engines, y'all. Racing returns to Texas Motor Speedway September 24 – 25 for Andy's Frozen Custard 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series Race, September 24 and the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 NASCAR Cup Series Race, September 25. Tickets are available online.
Equestrian lovers will have plenty to watch at Will Rogers Memorial Center. AMHA - World Championship Show runs September 23 – October 01 and the APHA/WCHA Halter Million runs September 24 – October 2.
Friday on the Green
Friday on the Green is held at Magnolia Green, located on Lipscomb between Magnolia Ave. and Rosedale St. The event features some of the region’s best live music, tasty food and drinks from Near Southside eateries, and the fun and relaxed atmosphere of a big neighborhood picnic. Groups of families and friends show up with blankets, chairs and pets to enjoy a lineup of four great local bands, children’s activities and an artisan market. Held September 30, October 14 and October 28.
Tarrant County Harambee Fest
Harambee translates to "all pull together" in Swahili. The 13th annual Tarrant County Harambee Festival takes place Saturday, October 1. This free event is a fun-filled day of food, fun, music, and health and cultural awareness and history. The event is preceded by the Seafood Chicken & Blues Fest on September 30th.
Kimbell Art Museum 50th Anniversary
The Kimbell Art Museum celebrates half a century on October 4 with a family festival and celebration. Local musicians Cotinga and the soulful international sensation Abraham Alexander and his band will play a free concert on the Kimbell's great lawn. More events include films, new art exhibitions and children events will continue to celebrate the anniversary throughout the year.
AllianceTexas Aviation Expo
Watch the world-famous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds soar through the North Texas skies at the AllianceTexas Aviation Expo October 22. This one-day event will also feature performances by the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, the RE/MAX Skydiving Team and more The six-acre Landing Zone features fun for the whole family, including exhibitors, simulators and photo opportunities, a beer garden, face painting, kids inflatables and more. Tickets are available online.
Water Lantern Festival
Enjoy the beauty of thousands of candles floating on the Trinity River at the Water Lantern Festival on October 22 at Panther Island Pavillion. Each adult ticket includes entry into the festival area with access to food trucks, a floating lantern kit, an LED candle, and a commemorative drawstring bag.
The 31st annual Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering returns to the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District October 28 – 30. Enjoy chuck-wagon cook-offs, cowboy poetry and music, Ranch Rodeo, western swing dance and much more. Tickets are available online and on the day of the event.
Cowtown Winery Ghost Tours
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 and Saturday. Tickets are available online and include a glass of wine.
Día de los Muertos
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.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden transforms with dazzling colors in the autumn. The color starts in November, peaks around Thanksgiving, and lasts through the first weeks of December. The gardens also host numerous events in the fall, including the Fall Japanese Festival, and Mariposa Market and ¡Celebramos! A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage.
Lone Star Film Festival
The 16th annual Lone Star Film Festival occurs November 10 – 12 at The Cowboy Channel Studio and Downtown Cowtown at The Isis Theater spotlighting over 80 feature films and shorts. '1883' creator Taylor Sheridan will be honored. All-access passes and individual tickets for screenings and panel discussions are available.
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✔️ Visit the Fort Worth Botanic Garden
✔️ Shop the Clearfork Farmers Market
✔️ Party on the Porch with the Amon Carter Museum
✔️ Tune in to Friday on the Green
✔️ Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
✔️ Attend the Modern By Moonlight Festival
✔️ Show off your style at Fort Worth Fashion Week
✔️ Say Prost at Oktoberfest Fort Worth
✔️ Feel the rush of college football
✔️ Feel the need for speed at NASCAR race weekend
✔️ Witness Equestrian events at the WRMC
✔️ Experience the Tarrant County Harambee Fest
✔️ Celebrate the Kimbell's 50th Anniversary
✔️ Watch the AllainceTexas Aviation Expo
✔️ Float on at the Water Lantern Festival
✔️ Attend the Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering
✔️ Take a Cowtown Winery Ghost Tour
✔️ Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos
✔️ Check out the Lone Star Film Festival