Here’s our picks for family fun in Fort Worth this October. 

October 3

Explore the American West 

Explore the Wild West through art and literature on Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. Students (grades 1-3) will depart on an adventure that reflects the reality of the American West through artwork from artists Charles Russell and Fredric Remington at the Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square. Students will also create their own illustrated western story.

This event occurs: 10/4, 10/8-10/11, 10/15-10/18, 10/21-10/23, 10/29-10/31. Get the details.


October 5 & 6

Harambee Festival - Evans Avenue Plaza

Harambee means “all pull together” in Swahili. Discover other cultures from around the world at the 10th Annual Harambee Festival through a variety of activities promoting love and harmony October 4th and 5th: parade, poetry slam, live music, food, arts and crafts by local artists, and a kids zone. Get the details


Tuck Everlasting the Musical 

If you ever read the classic children’s novel, you will be excited to hear that the musical adaptation is coming to the Casa Mañana Theatre. Filled with all the wonder and adventure of the book, with the added beauty of enchanting musical numbers, the whole family is sure to enjoy this! Get the details and purchase tickets.


October 10

Money Factory

See first-hand where billions of dollars are printed each year, $20 million per hour to be exact, at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's Western Currency Facility in north Fort Worth. Over half of the nation's currency is produced here. Free, self-guided tours are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 :30 p.m. and include an informative film, two floors of interactive exhibits and a gift shop.


October 12 & 13

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.


Breakfast with the Beasts 

Meet some of the Fort Worth Zoo's friendly beasts on Saturday, October 12. Enjoy a continental breakfast and exclusive meet-and-greets before heading in to your fun-filled day at the zoo! Get the details.



October 18

District XI - Believe in Me

Do your children love the theater? Take them to one of the two performances of District XI- Believe in Me,  'A Kids Who Care' original musical that honors teachers, education, and our journey of learning together. Get the details and purchase tickets. 


The Sleeping Beauty

Introduce a childhood favorite to your children through the Texas Ballet Theater's performance of The Sleeping Beauty. Follow the beautiful story of Princess Aurora as she dances her way through curses and dreams to find her prince charming at Bass Performance Hall October 18-20. Get the details


October 19 & 20

Clearfork Farmers Market 

It’s harvest season! Now's the time to enjoy a stroll through the Clearfork Farmers Market while enjoying treats and eats in the nearly fall weather. The Market features over 25 local farmers, ranchers and artisan vendors every Saturday, year-round. Get the details.


Stories That Pop! with Kirk Reedstrom

On Saturday, October 19, visit the Kimbell Art Museum for the Children's Workshop: Stories That Pop! with Kirk Reedstrom. Explore storytelling and art making with award-winning children’s book authors/illustrators. Sessions will feature different approaches to developing unique stories and memorable characters. Get the details and register.


October 22

Launchpad: Apollo 11 Promises Kept

Explore the past, present and future of space travel at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Launchpad: Apollo 11 Promises Kept. Exhibit highlights include hands-on activities demonstrating the physics, chemistry and engineering behind space travel and a look at current science in play. Afterwards, take an immersive journey to the real-life moments of the first lunar landing in Apollo 11: First Steps Edition in the Omni Theater. Get more details


October 26 & 27

Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering & Western Swing Festival

Get your cowboy on at the 29th Annual Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival Thursday, October 27, through Sunday, October 29. Chuckwagon cook-offs, Ranch Rodeo action at Cowtown Coliseum, live music, shopping and more are planned. Get the details.