Everyone’s favorite season is the reason for getting out and enjoying all Fort Worth has to offer for Fall.
Here is our curated guide on what to do, see, eat and learn in the coming months.
Join us on Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Founders Park to grab a bite from some of the best-loved chefs in the city at a Wish with Wings’ 8th Annual Kitchens Tour. You can sample fare from top restaurants, including Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Waters, Railhead Smokehouse, and Rise n°3 among others. Proceeds will benefit a Wish with Wings, and attendees will also get to tour ten model homes including the Fort Worth Magazine Dream Home in Cline Park. With a pumpkin patch, live music and raffle tickets, it’s fun for the whole family.
I AM A CAMERA
Legendary African-American photographer Gordon Parks gets his due with a retrospective of his imagery at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. “The New Tide: Early Work 1940-1950” explores his ability to capture the essence of the Civil Rights Movement, and is on view through December 29, 2019.
Get into an artistic frame of mind at the Fort Worth Modern’s new show Robyn O’Neil: “We, The Masses.” A 20-year survey of the American artist’s work curated by the institution’s associate curator Alison Hearst, the exhibit takes a closer look at O’Neil’s intricate, imagined worlds exploring evolution, national catastrophe and the beauty of nature. It opens to the public October 18 and runs through February 9, 2020.
TEA FOR YOU
Indulge in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens October 19 from 11:30 to 12:45 p.m. Provided by the Fort Worth Japanese Tea Society, participants have a reserved seat to watch the ceremony in their bucolic Japanese Gardens. The ceremony will also take place November 16, with a full Japanese Fall Festival planned at the Gardens on November 23 to 24.
Adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center campus the highly anticipated Dickies Arena finally opens its doors on October 26 at 10 a.m. with a ribbon cutting and open house. The new home of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, the venue is also the place to see concerts like the ones below.
Photographer Laura Wilson (who also happens to be mom to actors Luke and Owen) shares her photographic vision in “Laura Wilson: Looking West,” on view from October until March 15, 2020 at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. From rodeo trick riders to West Texas cowboys, her imagery has earned her a spot in the Hall of Fame, where she’ll be inducted on November 13.
Arts Goggle, Fort Worth’s premier family arts festival returns for its 17th year October 19th from noon to 10 p.m. With more than 1,000 artists, 50 bands and 40 venues spread out over Magnolia Village and South Main Village, there’s a lot of ground to cover in this revitalized district. Pace yourself and use a bike share or free trolley to get around!
JUST SAY, “BOO!”
Even your favorite animals are getting into the Halloween spirit at “Boo at the Zoo!” An annual tradition at the Fort Worth Zoo, this entertaining daytime event is free with your admission October 25 to 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come in a costume to explore treat stations and carnival games, as well as Halloween-themed activities—each attendee gets six treat coupons that are good all throughout the park!