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DART to Special Events

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Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Anyone who appreciates the hotter things in life is invited to indulge in a fiery food experience as ZestFest brings together the spiciest exhibitors and products from around the country for one sizzling weekend. ZestFest is the ultimate party for bold and flavorful food enthusiasts. Produced by Spicy Food Productions, ZestFest will be action-packed with cooking demos by celebrity chefs, live music, interactive contests and thousands of bold food samples. ZestFest is at Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Frwy. Information:

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Sept. 30-Oct. 23 The State Fair of Texas returns to celebrate "all things Texan." Join in celebrating the 2022 theme "Treats of Texas" by coming out to enjoy this year's 24-day exposition and trying some tasty treats as well as thrilling rides, exciting shows, college football, and much more. Information:

Save up to $7 on fair admission with GoPass®! DART takes you straight to the gate -- and straight to the savings! Using the promo code provided by the GoPass app, receive $5 off fair admission Monday-Friday. On Saturdays and Sundays, save $7! To enjoy this special pricing, simply enter the code when purchasing your fair admission on the State Fair's website. All aboard for savings!

Fridays in September The Rowlett Parks & Recreation Department presents Movies on Main. There will be a movie playing each Friday in September with kid friendly movies that the whole family will enjoy. There will be FREE popcorn and some activities for the kids to have fun before the movie begins at 7:30 p.m.

  • Sept. 30 Clifford the Big Red Dog
Join in at the Village of Rowlett Downtown, 4000 Main St. for a night under the stars! Information:

Through Sept. 30 Fair Fare on the Square returns to downtown Garland on Thursday, Sept. 1, for a third year of fair-inspired fare and runs the entire month of September. Cool off with a Dr Pepper slush or cotton candy iced tea, indulge in homemade Frito pie or a churro flight, or go all in for a deep-fried funnel cake spam on a stick with blackberry maple jam. Of course, delicious house-made versions of fair-inspired classics like corn dogs, turkey legs and fried Oreos will also be available. Participating eateries are located on Main, Fifth, Sixth and State streets - all just steps from the historic Square, where you can dine al fresco if desired. Information:

Oct. 1 The For Oak Cliff Farmers Market happens on the first Saturday of the month at the For Oak Cliff Community Campus at 907 E. Ledbetter Drive. The farmers market aims to improve access to fresh produce and nutritious food for the South Oak Cliff community and to provide economic opportunity for historically underserved local farmers. Market hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information:
  • Via DART Bus Route 38 to Ledbetter at Palo Duro (westbound) and Ledbetter at Rand (eastbound)

Oct. 1 Shop Small Saturday in Carrollton. The first Saturday of each month is now known as Shop Small Carrollton. Historic Downtown Carrollton has a wide variety of shops, services and restaurants. Discover them for yourself! Information:

Oct. 1-2 From its humble beginnings in 1969, the Cottonwood Art Festival has developed into one of the most prestigious fine art festivals in the United States. Cottonwood features over 200 artists chosen to exhibit their museum-quality work from approximately 1,400 submissions. Grab a bite to eat from a variety of vendors including everything from BBQ and southern cooking to handcrafted soda and espresso. Cottonwood is an event for everyone with several great opportunites for kids to explore art. Learn to weave, paint like picasso, play with clay and much more in ArtStop. The bi-annual festival is held in Cottonwood Park, 1321 W. Belt Line Rd. in Richardson. Information:

Majestic Theatre
Live at The Majestic hosts shows ranging from nationally touring concerts and comedy acts to locally produced cultural events in one of the most elegant performing arts venues in the southwest, the historic Majestic Theatre. Upcoming movies, musicals, dance performances and comedy shows include:
Oct. 1-2 Leanne Morgan: The Big Panty Tour
Oct. 6 Craig Ferguson: The Fancy Rascal Tour

The Majestic Theatre is located at 1925 Elm St. Information:
Oct. 2 The 13th Annual DFW Dragon Boat, Kite, & Lantern Festival returns to the shores of Lake Carolyn in Irving on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come join in for this exciting and fun family-friendly event hosted by Marco Polo World Foundation. This annual event showcases and celebrates multicultural arts, sports, food, and other cultural activities as part of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. You will enjoy a full day of activities including dragon boat races, kite and lantern making, music and dance, food, and much more. Information:

Through Oct. 31 The 17th annual Autumn at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, is upon us and the Dallas Arboretum is excited to once again share 100,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash, hailing from THE pumpkin capital of Texas, Floydada, throughout the garden. This year's theme 'A Fall Fairy Tale' features the return of Cinderella's Carriage, along with themed pumpkin houses that make up the acclaimed Pumpkin Village, and of course, a maze for younger visitors. Other gourd-eous displays reimagine classic tales of Jack & The Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs, The Sword in the Stone and One Thousand and One Nights. The Dallas Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Rd. Information:

Through Dec. 31 Liberty & Laughter: The Lighter Side of the White House is a special exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. With first-family anecdotes, interactive multimedia, and amusing artifacts, it offers a glimpse into the lighter side of behind-the-scenes life in the White House. Learn about presidential pranks, inside jokes, and how laughter is vital to a thriving democracy. The venue is located at 2943 SMU Blvd. on the SMU campus. Information:

Thursdays through Oct. 27 Rowlett's Taste of Fall Farmers Market is back for another season. Enjoy a "taste" of fall while you shop the food and craft vendors. From pumpkin spice cupcakes to decorative fall wreaths, the market will have you ready to experience the Autumn season. Hours are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, September 22 through Thursday, October 27 at The Village of Rowlett Downtown, 4000 Main Street. Information:

Oct. 7 Enjoy Free Movies on Main every Friday in October. Grab your blankets and lawn chairs every Friday at 7 p.m. during the month of October for a free movie showing at Heritage Park, 217 S. Main St. Come early and grab a bite to eat in the Irving Heritage District.
  • Oct. 7: Addams Family 2 (2021) (PG)
  • Oct. 14: Black Panther (2018) (PG-13)
  • Oct. 21: Cruella (2021) (PG-13)
  • Oct. 28: Hocus Pocus (1993) (PG)

Oct. 8 The Urban Market returns to downtown Garland. Enjoy this "Food & Finds" Pop-Up Market in the heart of downtown Garland from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featured are local vendors that specialize in farm-fresh foods as well as vintage, repurposed, upcycled, and handcrafted goods. Information:

Oct. 8 Saturdays on the Square. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with live entertainment by UNT Folxlórico, loteria, crafts, paletas from Paleteria San Marcos, elotes from Small Bites by Locura and more! It all happens in the Historic Downtown Square in Carrollton from 6 to 8 p.m. Information:

Oct. 14-15 The 13th Annual Bloomin' Bluegrass Festival is Oct. 14-15 at the Farmers Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane. Presented by the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation and Farmers Branch Special Events, the festival features two stages and two days of traditional and progressive Bluegrass along with offerings of Americana and country sounds. In addition to the sounds from the stages, you will also find impromptu jam sessions throughout the festival grounds. Festival hours are 4:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday and 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Information:

Oct. 14 The CityLine Night Market by The Boho Market returns on the second Friday of each month, April through November from 6 to 10 p.m. Support local makers and vendors with more than 45 booths featuring handmade and vintage goods, plus live music to enjoy while you shop. Bring friends and family to shop, indulge, and discover the treasures of The Boho Market and CityLine. Information:

Oct. 15 Enjoy the Plano International Festival in Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th Street on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy food, music, dancing and FUN from around the world. Admission is free. The Wellness Fair and Fit Zone are back in person, too from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Courtyard Theater and Saigling House. There's something for everyone at this family-friendly event. Information:

Oct. 15-16 Huffhines Harvest Fest is a two-day festival held at Huffhines Park, 1500 Apollo Rd. in Richardson. On Saturday the festival will feature Pawtoberfest, a unique opportunity for attendees and furry friends to enjoy the festival together with pet friendly activities. Shopping is not the only thing the festival has to offer. Live performances from local talent adds to the already festive environment on the Front Porch and Backyard stages, as well as concessionaires offering your favorite treats. New this year, Huffhines will feature a variety of Family activities including pumpkin decorating, corn maze, scarecrow village, petting zoo and much more. The park also provides the perfect fall backdrop for fun photos. Festival hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information:
  • Via DART Bus Route 243 to Plano and Larkspur
  • Note: Non-service animals are allowed on DART vehicles when carried in an appropriate, securely latched cage or container.

Nights under the stars in Addison have never been better! Addison After Dark is back with fan favorites and some fresh new ideas. Enjoy free events in Addison Circle Park starting at 7 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month, April through November. Each month focuses on a different theme, offering a variety of activities, live music, food trucks, and unique experiences. We highly encourage you to dress the part, bring a blanket or lawn chair, and get ready for an unforgettable night out in Addison!
Oct. 15 Harvest Hootenanny Its fall y’all and time to get your hootenanny on! This shindig boasts singer-songwriters, food trucks, family carnival games, a petting zoo and so much more. Wear your favorite costume and take a spin on the hayride.
Addison After Dark events are held at the Ellipse Stage located on the west end of Addison Circle Park off of Addison Road. Information:

Oct. 20 Celebrate Thirsty Third Thursdays in Downtown Garland on the third Thursday of the month from 5 to 8 p.m. Visit participating locations during their extended business hours, take advantage of their specials and enjoy a complimentary beverage while you shop. This event is free and open to the public. Check back for an Eventbrite RSVP link to let us know you are coming and we will reserve an exclusive event bag for you. On the day of the event, check in at the Landmark Museum, 393 N. 6th Street to pick up your wristband, event swag, and a map. Thirsty Thursday attendees that visit all participating businesses will be entered into a raffle for gift cards at the end of the night. Be sure to return to Landmark Museum for the raffle drawing. Information:

Oct. 22 Enjoy the Rest In Plano Fest & Apparition Expedition, a new Halloween-themed festival in Downtown Plano on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5 to 10:30 p.m. This event will feature live music, circus performers, food, drinks and more - including a little magic. RIP Fest is a free event. Apparition Expedition, the historic haunted tour through downtown Plano, returns this night as well. A limited number of Apparition Expedition tickets are on sale now. Information:

Oct. 23 Known for his hilarious impressions, storytelling, and enthusiastic interactions with the audience Max Amini has made over 50 appearances in film and TV ranging from NBC's "Heroes" to Comedy Central. Pulling from his Persian upbringing, Amini blends social trends, cultural references, and side-splitting impressions to keep audiences laughing throughout the show. The Eisemann Center is located at 2351 Performance Drive. Information:
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Oct. 29 Movies in the Park is at Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Frwy. From blockbusters to animated favorites, from musicals to comedies, you won't want to miss any of these fun, free, family-friendly flicks in the 2022 lineup presented by Scott K. Ginsburg and Family.

  • Saturday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m.
    Hocus Pocus
  • Saturday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m.
    The Santa Clause
Grab a space on the lawn, enjoy a food truck picnic and let the cinematic fun begin. All movie screens provided by Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment. Information:

The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory offers performances from the intimate to the blockbuster, excellent acoustics and an incredible live entertainment experience for both artists and fans. Upcoming comedy shows include:
Oct. 29 Ron White Live
Nov. 3-4 Chris Rock: Ego Death World Tour
The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory is located at 300 W. Las Colinas Blvd. Information:
Nov. 5 With free rides and games, free live children's entertainment, free face painting, and much more, the City of Carrollton's 12th Annual Festival at the Switchyard offers something for every member of the family to enjoy on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Downtown Carrollton (1106 S. Broadway Street). Free concerts by headliner and double-platinum, Grammy award-winning rock band Soul Asylum, multi-platinum selling bands Hoobastank, Lit, and Marcy Playground will kick off the nighttime entertainment. North Texas favorite Emerald City Band, Hip Hop Hooray, Run to You, and Jade Flores Band will round out the main stage entertainment. Admission to the festival is free. Information:

Nov. 9-13 The World Food Championships is a five-day cooking competition that brings top chefs and home cooks from all over the globe to battle it out for a Category Champion title and $7,500. In the following months, the ten Category Champs will reconvene for a shot at the World Food Champion title and an additional $100,000. The World Food Championships will take place in Centennial Hall in Fair Park. The 2022 Categories are Bacon, Barbecue, Burger, Dessert, Rice/Noodles, Sandwich, Seafood, Soup, Steak and Vegetarian. With a World Food Championships' General Admission Ticket, you'll see a LIVE culinary cook-off just like you see on TV! In addition to the competition, General Admission ticket holders will gain access to unique tasting experiences in the Hall of Taste, BBQ Ranch, live chef demos, and much more. Each day, the events will start at 11 a.m. and end at 7 p.m. except for special experiences occurring until 9 p.m. on certain evenings. Information:

Tall and proud, the giraffes at Giants of the Savanna are not above looking for a "handout" - especially when it contains a fresh green leaf of romaine lettuce. The Diane and Hal Brierley Giraffe Ridge offers a fun animal encounter at the Dallas Zoo as guests can choose to feed the animals when they gaze eye-to-eye with the tallest animal on land. This is just one of many adventures to discover at Texas' largest and oldest zoo. Information:
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Events in Fort Worth, Denton and Lewisville

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Fort Worth:

The Herd Twice Daily, 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Texas Longhorn and the American cowboy are two of the most enduring symbols of the Old West. They're a big reason why Fort Worth earned the nickname "Cowtown." And they formed the core of the great cattle drives of the late nineteenth century. Now, the romance and mystique of cowboys and cattle drives returns to Fort Worth with The Herd - Texas Longhorns driven by genuine Texas cowhands - offering an unforgettable glimpse into the past. You'll hear the jingle of spurs, the cattle bawling, and the rhythm of the hoof beats. As The Herd passes, a bygone era comes to life before your eyes. The world's only twice-daily cattle drive happens at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily in the Stockyards National Historic District, 130 E. Exchange Ave. in Fort Worth. Look for the Drovers before and after each cattle drive for photo opportunities and to learn more about life on the trail! Note: drives are not held on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. Information:

Sundance Square offers the widest range of entertainment options in Fort Worth. Live music, live theatre, and improv comedy. World-class shows and performances. Museums and art galleries. Nightlife and hangouts. Movies both indoors and out. Plus special events and festivals for both adults and kids. Learn more at:

Denton and Lewisville:

Events listed on this page may be postponed or cancelled.
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Oct. 15 The 10th Annual Best Little Brewfest in Texas is set for Saturday, Oct. 15 from 3 to 8 p.m. Hosted by the City of Lewisville and Wayne Ferguson Plaza, this craft event is presented by Cloud 9 Charities who exists to help children and families. The festival is at Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 126 W Church St. in Lewisville. Information:

Denton Community Market Saturdays, April through November Denton Community Market. Want to get in touch with what's fresh in Denton? With over 100 local booths, the Denton Community Market offers something for everyone - from art, produce, music and more! Bring your family (pets included) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, April through November. Hop on the A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) and take a short walk to 317 W. Mulberry St. Information:

Discover Denton's historic Courthouse-on-the-Square, built in 1896, making the building at the center of a town more than 100 years old! The building itself is beautiful with architectural details that make the courthouse shine as an icon for Denton County. The best part about the Courthouse-on-the-Square is that everything in Denton seems to revolve around it. With something going on every day on the Square, there is no such thing as a dull day in downtown Denton. Whether you're looking for a place to listen to live music, grab a drink, or even an old-fashioned ice cream sundae, you only have to walk a few steps from the Courthouse to find it. Information:

UNT Art Path Discover the UNT Art Path, a self-guided walking tour of art works on the University of North Texas campus. You can pick up UNT Art Path brochures in the University Union Information Center, the Office of the Dean in the Art Building, UNT on the Square and the Alumni Center at Gateway Center. Docent-led tours are available by appointment. For information, contact Tracee W. Robertson, UNT Art Gallery Director, or Eva James Toia, development director for the College of Visual Arts and Design, at 940-565-4001 or [email protected] or visit

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Special Offers with your DART Pass

Nasher Sculpture Center image Conceived as a serene urban retreat for the enjoyment of modern art, the Nasher Sculpture Center is the home of the renowned Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection of modern and contemporary sculpture. The Collection - which numbers more than 300 sculptures together with 20th century paintings, drawings, prints and photographs - rotates in thematic installations throughout the Center's seamless blend of indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces: an elegant, light-filled 55,000-square-foot building designed by Renzo Piano and a spacious garden created by Peter Walker. The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora Street. Special Nasher Sculpture Center offer with a DART Pass: Show your same-day DART Pass to receive a $2 discount off the regular Adult admission price. Information:

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