There are no tricks this month, it’s all treats this October in Fort Worth. Here are our candy-coated, sweetest picks for things to do for fun this October. (And for those of you looking for a little more spice in your October, don’t miss our picks from Halloween fun.) 



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, but the fall just seems to bring out some of the best vendors and the weather feels so good, too.  Get the details.


Madagascar: A Musical Adventure at Casa Manana

Load up your own wild crew and enjoy DreamWorks animated adaption come to life on the stage at the Casa Manana. This children’s production featuring Marty the Zebra and King Julien, takes place throughout the month with options for both matinee and evening, Oct. 8 - Oct. 23. Get the details.


October 22

AllianceTexas Aviation Expo Presented by Bell

Named the number one air show in USA TODAY 2020 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, the AllianceTexas Aviation Expo presented by Bell, gives everyone a chance to see the world-renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Explore aircraft displays and family-friendly exhibits and activities in the expanded Landing Zone at this hybrid air show where you can drive-in or park, picnic and play. Get the details.


Water Lantern Festival

Panther Island shines on Oct. 22 with the Water Lantern Festival to light up the night with a magical experience with food, music, beauty and memories as each eco-friendly lantern takes to the water. Plus each ticket goes to help an international nonprofit that impacts countries in need of healthy drinking water. Get the details.


October 28-30

Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering & Western Swing Festival

Get your “Dutton” on where it all started at the 31st Annual Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival, Thursday, October 28 - Sunday, October 30. Chuckwagon cook-offs, Ranch Rodeo action at Cowtown Coliseum, live music, shopping and more are planned. Get the details.


Boo at the Zoo at the Fort Worth

Carve out some time the last few days of October to explore the Fort Worth Zoo. Boo at the Zoo is a trick-or-treater's haven as treat stations, carnival games and more are set up throughout the complex. Costumes are welcomed and Halloween activities are included with general admission. Get the details. 


Dia de Los Muertos en Fort Worth

Celebrate and honor those who have passed during Dia de Los Muertos on Oct. 29. A 20-year tradition presented by Artes de la Rosa, Día de Los Muertos en Fort Worth takes over the Historic Northside down North Main Avenue with a parade at 10 am and then stay for an all-day festival in Marine Park with food, artists, face painting, mariachi bands, ballet folkloric and so much more. Get the details.