It might be a little wet this weekend but don’t let that stop you from probably one of my favorite weekends this year!
1. State Fair of Texas – (Fair Park – Dallas) – Until Oct. 21st
Come celebrate all things Texan! The theme for 2018 is “Celebrating Texas Innovation,” a nod to several of the world’s favorite creations [that] were introduced right here in the Lone Star State.” Special activities will include concerts on the Main Stage and college football games. Daily activities include the Starlight Parade at 7 p.m. and the Illumination Sensation lights and fireworks show at 8 p.m.
• General Admission: $18
• Kids under 48″ tall: $14
• Seniors 60 and over: $14
• Children 2 and under: Free
• Seniors 60 and over: Free every Thursday (Oct. 4, Oct. 11, and Oct. 18)
HOURS: State Fair of Texas exhibit buildings open at 10 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Opening times and closing times vary for the midway and museums.
PARKING: Self-parking is available on official State Fair lots for $15 per space.
Get your tickets to the State Fair here!
2. For King & Country – Burn the Ships Album Release Tour (The Bomb Factory In Dallas) – Fri. Oct. 12th – 7:30AM
Join for King & Country on their Burn the Ships Album release tour with Special Guest Sucré (featuring members of Mutemath + Eisley).
Doors open at 6:00 pm / Show starts at 7:30 pm
You can get your tickets to the concert here!
3. Smoked Fort Worth (Fort Worth Historic Stockyards) – Sat. Oct. 13th – 2PM – 6PM
Join us at Smoked Fort Worth for a Texas-sized food fest and backyard BBQ party in the Fort Worth Stockyards October 13. Enjoy finger-lickin’ BBQ from 18 of the BEST BBQ joints from across the Lonestar State
ALL the BBQ is included in your ticket!
We’re bringing in Texas’ best Pitmasters from Lockhart to Lubbock, from Austin to Amarillo & more!
A Bar N Ranch (Celina)
Barrel & Bones (The Colony)
BBQ on the Brazos (Cresson)
Black’s BBQ (Lockhart/Austin)
Cattleack Barbeque (Dallas)
Cousin’s Bar-B-Q (Fort Worth)
Evie Mae’s Pit Barbeque (Wolfforth)
Hardcore Carnivore (Austin)
Heim Barbecue (Fort Worth)
Hutchins BBQ (McKinney)
Kruez Market (Lockhart)
Longoria’s BBQ (Everman)
Meat Church (Waxahachie)
Panther City BBQ (Fort Worth)
Roegels Barbecue Co (Houston)
Schmidt Family Barbecue (Lake Travis)
Tyler’s Barbeque (Amarillo)
407 BBQ (Argyle)
Plus, desserts from Life Is Sweet, starting at 3pm.
How Smoked Works:
Smoked Fort Worth is from 2PM – 6PM with 3 hours of complimentary BBQ tastings from every restaurant included until 5PM.
VIP ticket holders get 4 hours of complimentary BBQ with exclusive early entrance at 1PM, an hour before general admission in addition to entry into the VIP area, indoor bathrooms and free admission into the Stockyards Museum.
Tickets and more info right here!
4. Dallas Observer Tacolandia (Dallas Farmer’s Market) – Sat. Oct. 13th – 4PM
Join the Dallas Observer on Saturday, October 13th from 4pm – 7pm at Dallas Farmers Market as we celebrate the 4th Annual Dallas Observer Tacolandia presented by Mission.
Tacolandia is an outdoor Taco-sampling event and festival that will feature Dallas’ best tacos, ranging from urban contemporary to authentic street style. Complete with live music as well as awards for best tacos in various categories.
Tickets on Sale Now here!