October in Cowtown is one of the best times of year to explore the city. And options for exploring are limitless. Here is your monthly roundup of things to do with the family this month. Click for more information about family-friendly things to do and free attractions

October 7 & 8

Curious George – Let’s Get Curious! - Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Visit the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History on Saturday, October 7, for the opening of Curious George! Your kids will learn while exploring the familiar buildings and locales from the books and the show. Hang out with George and his friends while learning about science, math and problem solving. Get the details.

Curious George

October 14 & 15

Nature Hike - Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge
Fall is one of the few times of year in Texas that a nature hike actually sounds fun. Take the kids outdoors for the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge’s Nature Hike on Saturday, October 14, at 10 a.m. You may even spy some beautiful fall foliage. Get the details.

Fort Worth Nature Center hikers

Puzzle Scuttle - Amon G. Carter Stadium at Texas Christian University
Help raise money for the Child Study Center as you participate in the Puzzle Scuttle on Saturday, October 14, at the Amon G. Carter Stadium at Texas Christian University. You can run or walk in the 9th Annual 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run fundraiser. The event includes children’s entertainment, face painting, music and more. Get the details.


October 21 & 22

Laps for Charity - Texas Motor Speedway
Experience a ride of a lifetime as you take your personal vehicle around the 1.5 mile track at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 21, from 5-10 p.m. The event benefits Speedway Children’s Charities at $40 for 3 laps. Afterwards, guests are invited to enjoy a car show, live music, food and beverages. All passengers must be at least 6 years of age and drivers 18+. Get the details.

Log Cabin Village

Frontier Fall Fest - Log Cabin Village
Celebrate fall at the Log Cabin Village on Saturday, October 21, from 1-4 p.m. Go back in time to experience fall on the frontier with appearances by folk singers and the Fort Worth Herd. Admission is $6.50 for ages 18+, $6 for ages 4-17 and 60+, and $5.50 for groups of 10 or more. Ages 3 and under are free. Get the details.

Arts Goggle

ArtsGoggle - Near Southside
Discover one of Fort Worth's most eclectic neighborhoods and its residents on Saturday, October 21, in the Near Southside. ArtsGoggle is a free, family-friendly event that showcases 800+ artists, 50 bands and many memorable characters across 18 blocks. Bring a stroller; this event is car free. Traffic is closed to Magnolia Ave from 8th Ave to South Main Streets. Event runs from noon to 10 p.m.


October 28 & 29

Japanese Garden Fall Festival - Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Introduce your little ones to the fascinating culture of traditional Japanese dance, music and martial arts and much more October 28-29 in the Japanese Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. There will be a number of children’s activities as well as special opportunities to see artists and shop vendors during the festival. Get the details.

Spring Japanese Fall Festival

Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering - Fort Worth Stockyards
Get your Cowboy on at the 27th Annual Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival running Thursday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29. Make your way through the vintage chuck wagons setup on the lawn of the Livestock Exchange Building (which even includes a Youth Chuck Wagon Cook-off), enjoy Ranch Rodeo action in Cowtown Coliseum, stomp your foot to classic cowboy music, shop vendors and more. Right now you can even enter your kid into the Young Writers Cowboy Poetry Contest so they can show their talents to the world! Get the details.

Boo at the Zoo - Fort Worth Zoo
A Halloween weekend your kiddos will surely never forget, Boo at the Zoo is no ordinary "trick or treat" outing. Make your way through the Fort Worth Zoo's many treat stations or play carnival games in your costumes all while enjoying the animals as part of your general admission. Get the details.

Boo at the Zoo