Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Kids and family events in Dallas-Fort Worth, October 15-21
This week brings pumpkins, paintings, cemetery tours, butterflies, and a Coppell festival.
Since when did Dallas become the next Seattle? The rain, fog, and otherwise gloomy weather may not be going anywhere, but that doesn't mean you can't get out of the house. Here are some of your best options:
It's been going on for a few weeks now, but you can still enjoy the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm at the Owens Spring Creek Farm in Richardson until November 1. Happening every day until 6 p.m., kids and family can pick out their own pumpkin, enjoy hay rides, and feed animals.
The Camp Fire USA Paint Out will take place over four days starting on Thursday, October 15 at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Artists from across the state will show their skills, with the resulting paintings available for purchase. Joe and Sally Schmo can also try their hand at art at an interactive painting station.
Haunted houses not your bag? Then check out Encounters from the Past Cemetery Tours at Farmers Branch Keenan Cemetery starting Friday, October 16. It's more of a history lesson than a scarefest, as various actors will portray people from Farmers Branch's past, but if you don't get a shiver up your spine roaming through a graveyard at night, there's something wrong with you.
On Saturday, October 17, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad will put on the 12th Annual Butterfly Flutterby. The event celebrates the migration of the Monarch butterfly from Mexico to Canada by doing a series of butterfly releases, along with all sorts of other butterfly-related activities.
Finally, it wouldn't be a good weekend without some kind of festival, and this weekend is Coppell Oak Fest at Andy Brown Community Park East on Saturday, October 17. The annual festival features hot air balloon rides, crafts, climbing wall, bounce houses, and a laser light show.
Know of any kids and family events we should have mentioned? Tell us about them in the comments section below.
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