Texas State Fair
When: September 30-October 23
Where: 1945 Lagow Street, Dallas
Make the trek down to Dallas for the annual Texas State Fair. We know you can’t resist the Chevy Main Stage with headline acts such as: Kacey Musgraves, Skillet, Nelly, and many more. Won’t that cost a pretty penny? Nope, these concerts are free with admission to the fair. Tip: visit the fair on a Thursday and take advantage of a plethora of food discounts. To get the full fair experience, make sure to meander through the barns of cows, goats, and pigs and watch a football game at the Cotton Bowl Stadium. Wondering who that large man is standing outside of the fairgrounds? That’s Big Tex, and he’s ready to give you a big southern welcome.
When: October 7
Where: Grapevine Aquatic Center, The REC
Only in Texas can you swim with pumpkins. Take your kids to the Grapevine Aquatic Center where the pool will be littered with floating pumpkins. Join in the fun or watch as they sling the orange bobbers across the water. Swimmers beware: the slide is haunted. BOO!
When: October 15
Where: Wagon Wheel Park
Turkey legs, funnel cakes, and pizza. The Coppell Oak Fest is the perfect substitute for the state fair if you can’t make it down to Dallas. Blow up bouncy houses and obstacle courses allow kids to run wild in the park. Meander through dozens of food and craft booths before settling in for live music and time with friends. Outside and food and drink are allowed, and field games are always encouraged.
Food Day for Kids
When: October 15
Where: The Square
Let your little ones tag along on your trip to the farmer’s market. Food Day for Kids is all about making eating healthy look fun. Nuzzle up to a few animals at the petting zoo, sit crisscross applesauce during story time, or participate in the scavenger hunt. Your little farmer may even leave with a prize or two.