10 Need To Know October Events In DFW + GIVEAWAY


Here are the need to know fun events to attend in October with or without your children, plus I’ve got a GIVEAWAY and this one goes to a great cause!

This list below offers some of the best, in and around Fort Worth.

Top 10 October Events

Clearfork Round-Up October 16-17

The Clearfork Round-Up is a one of a kind luxury shopping event curated by Natalie Erwin at The Shops at Clearfork. Natalie has rounded up some of her favorite brands for a fun Fort Worth Pop-Up! Check out the vendors below for the best in fashion, fabrics, bedding and boots!

Pop-Up Vendors:
• Leontine Linens
• Miron Crosby
• Sarah Bray Bermuda
• Sue Sartor kaftans & tunics
• Lisa Fine Textiles
• Lisa Henderson
• Cathy Kincaid Interiors
• David Dike Fine Art
• Traci White Designs

Dream Street 2020  Through October 25

After two decades of Dream Homes, for the first time, Fort Worth Magazine is collaborating with builders and subcontractors to produce a Dream Street — three luxury-built homes on 1-acre lots at the end of a cul-de-sac in Southlake’s exclusive Oxford Place.

Proceeds will benefit the magazine’s official charity, a Wish with Wings, whose mission is to grant magical wishes for young Texans with life-threatening medical conditions.

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Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show October 17-18

The 30th Anniversary of the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, has evolved into North Texas’ first drive-in air show experience! The jets are eager to fly- so get ready for an action-packed, one-of-a-kind performance lineup to rock the skies as we celebrate the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, “30 years of soaring excellence”.

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Drive thru Boo at the Zoo October 22-25

A FW favorite is still happening! For the first time ever, the Fort Worth Zoo is inviting guests to drive their own vehicle through the zoo’s main path while enjoying music, costumed characters, entertainment, treats, and encounters with wildlife along the way without ever leaving your car!


Screaming Bridge & Hells Gate Ghost Tour Through October 31

River Legacy Park in Arlington may be one of the most haunted parks in Texas. From Civil War casualties to ghostly car accidents and a location that is called “Hell’s Gate,” the park truly has something to offer any who are brave enough to enter its bounds and explore the dark and macabre.

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Mainstay Farms Through November 1

The annual “Fall Pumpkin Days” are not to be missed normally only on the weekend but now offering time during the week as well!  An extensive list of exciting entertainment including a huge maze, a three story treehouse, Texas tubin’ hill and even a roller coaster, this farm will keep your family entertained for hours.


Christmas In Fort Worth on October 14-17th

October 14-17 is the official time for you to show your favorite Fort Worth shops some love! Stop in to one of your favorite shops and see what surprises or discounts they are offering. Get your holiday shopping done early and support small businesses.

ArtSpace 111 ~ b Kids ~ Babies on the Boulevard ~ Bee Street Gallery ~ Beehive ~ Birdie Bow Next Door ~ Brook Wright Designs ~ Casey & Co ~  CB Furs ~ Clearly Handbags ~ Covey House ~ Domain XCIV ~ Esther Penn ~ Feastivities ~ GalleyWinter Gallery ~ Hale House ~ House Essential ~ JAG jewelry and clothing ~ John L Ashe ~ Keeping up with the Joneses ~ Kori Green ~ Lawrence’s ~ Lila Hayes ~ LOCAL Design Studios + Gallery ~ Lola + Lina ~ Park + Eighth ~ Prippie ~ PS The Letter ~ Reads Jewelers ~ Ro Miller Rynd ~ Shop Fort 52 ~ Shop Small – The Collective ~ Simple Things ~ Stanley Eisenman Shoes ~ The Squire Shop ~ Three FW ~ Tot to Teen ~ W Durable Goods ~ Wag ~ WRARE/ Wright at Home ~ You Are Here (at time of publishing)

Eat. Drink. Cowtown. October 19-25

2020 gave us lemons, so we’re making lemonade – and a whole lot more. In lieu of the yearly Fort Worth Food and Wine festival, they are hosting a week-long celebration of their culinary community. From curbside specials to perfect pairings, your local food and beverage faves will be giving you the most delicious ways to help keep Fort Worth strong.

Cutting Edge Haunted House Through November 14

Cutting Edge Haunted House is located in a 100-year-old abandoned meat-packing factory right here in Fort Worth. This haunted house received two records in Guinness World Records for “World’s Largest Haunted Attraction” and “World’s Largest Walk Through Haunted House” in 2015. Nuff said! Open every weekend to those who dare to enter one of the best multi-storied haunted houses in the nation with safety protocols in place including mandatory reservations and no lockers are available. (Make sure to check if this attraction is age appropriate for your guests!)

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Hangman’s House of Horrors Haunted House Through October 31

This charity-benefiting haunted house is the largest of its kind in the world. Unlike many other haunted houses, Hangman’s changes their theme every year. This year, Ft. Worth’s legendary Hezekiah Jones, “The Hangman,” will find himself standing beside some of the creepiest people, places and things Texas has to offer. This chilling take on “Texas Legends” is sure to make you check under your bed before you go to sleep at night.

This year they are doing something special for your young ones! Introducing Scaredy Cat Night on Oct. 11 & 25 from 5p-7p.

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Honorable Mention: SoFortWorthIt Visited Fright Fest in 2017

In 2017, Autumn Reo with Mama Challenge and The Reo Agency reached out to me to join her on a frightful adventure to Six Flags. It was only appropriate that we bring a cinematographer, aka, cool camera guy Joshua Colson, to capture all of our screams on film. You’ll get a kick out of this one minute video. Special thanks to Josh Mills with Desert Wind Films, this wouldn’t have been possible with him.

Over the next few weeks, I have some incredible posts coming your way, including a giveaway so big, your socks will be blown off!

I’m also working on my wildly popular Holiday Events and Activities in DFW. I have tons of giveaway and prizes on the horizon, so hold on to your pants! Speaking of giveaways, I hope you enjoy the one below.

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Christy is a wife, mama, community volunteer, and master party planner. She loves Jesus and all things fun and fab in The Fort. Follow along on Instagram and Facebook for all the latest.

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