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Giveaway: Spartan Race EntryGiveaway: Spartan Race Entry On any given weekend, there are probably 20+ road races, 5Ks, etc. in Dallas. But this weekend, Nov. 1 and 2, are the Spartan Races - obstacle races/mud runs that truly challenge your abilities! The races...

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Free Yoga Sessions at AriasaltFree Yoga Sessions at Ariasalt Looking for a new way to wellness? Ariasalt, a new place in Fort Worth, offers halotherapy, or salt therapy - an alternative, drug-free treatment that is said to alleviate some respiratory and skin problems....

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Halloween 2014 Food Specials Halloween 2014 Food Specials Trick or treat, it's time to eat! Take advantage of these Halloween specials in DFW - all are good only Oct. 31 unless otherwise specified. Chipotle - Come into any Chipotle dressed in costume from...

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Chili on the Green on FW's SouthsideChili on the Green on FW's Southside On Saturday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Magnolia Green Park in Fort Worth will host Chili on the Green, a "Near Southside culinary battle" to determine who can cook the best chili. Up to 20 teams will...

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Free Yoga Sessions at Ariasalt

Category : Featured, fitness, free

 photo ariasalt_zpsaf7f10f7.pngLooking for a new way to wellness? Ariasalt, a new place in Fort Worth, offers halotherapy, or salt therapy – an alternative, drug-free treatment that is said to alleviate some respiratory and skin problems. For a limited time, Ariasalt is offering two free halotherapy yoga sessions to new clients. To take advantage of this offer, simply call them at 817-732-7258 or email info@ariasalt.com. The free sessions must be used by the end of November.

Ariasalt is at 6323 Camp Bowie Blvd. Suite 107 in Fort Worth.

Photo courtesy Ariasalt

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Halloween 2014 Food Specials

Category : dining, family, Featured, food, free

Trick or treat, it’s time to eat! Take advantage of these Halloween specials in DFW – all are good only Oct. 31 unless otherwise specified.

Chipotle – Come into any Chipotle dressed in costume from 5 p.m. to close and get a burrito, bowl, salad, or order of 3 tacos for just $3.
Black-Eyed Peakids eat free with purchase of adult meal (12 years and under).
Pizzeria Uno – Grown up specials: 1/2 price appetizers and $5 drinks in the bar from 9 to close.
McAlister’skids in costume eat free all day.
Chili’sfree kids’ meal with adult meal purchase through Oct. 30 or free dessert with entree purchase.
Medieval Times Dallasall seats $32 on Oct. 30-31 when you buy online and use code HALLWEB32.
Krispy Kreme – wear a costume in store and get a free doughnut of your choice.
Buca di Beppo – get 20 percent off an online to-go order with coupon code 1020.
Einstein Bros. Bagels – get $3 off a Baker’s Dozen box through Nov. 9.
Sweet Tomatoesvarious coupons and discounts good through Nov. 5.
PF Chang’s - get 20 percent off online takeout orders with code TREAT20.
Papa Murphy’s – print a coupon to receive a Jack-O-Lantern pizza for just $8 now through Oct. 31.
Outback Steakhousekids eat free with purchase of an adult meal. No coupon necessary.
Brio Tuscan Grille – get 20 percent off an online takeout order with code PUMPKIN20.
Sbarro – costumed kids get a free slice of pizza at participating locations. Grapevine Mills Mall location is participating.
Carrabba’s - kids eat free with purchase of an adult meal through Nov. 2.
IHOP – kids get a free Scary Face Pancake through Oct. 31.
Olive Gardenkids eat free through Oct. 31 with adult entree purchase and this coupon.
Sonic Drive-In – get 50 cent corn dogs on Halloween. No coupon necessary.
Beef O’ Brady’sKids in costume eat free. (location in NRH)
Chick-fil-A Alliance Town Center – there will be a free Halloween Sundae Bar from 4-7 p.m.
Chick-fil-A Burleson – kids in costume get a free 4-count nugget meal from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

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Free & Cheap Weekend Activities in DFW

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo canalfest_zps585c2ec7.jpgIn addition to our big list of Halloween-themed events around Fort Worth this weekend, here’s a listing of some other fun, FREE and inexpensive activities:

Canal Fest – Saturday, Oct. 25 at Las Colinas Urban Center from 2-8 p.m. Canal Fest returns for a second year of fun, food, music, and culture! Set along the beautiful Mandalay Canal, this festival includes a local art exhibit, cultural dance displays, family-friendly activities and attractions, live music, a variety of food and beverage options, and much more. Get parking and driving directions here.

Family Festival – Saturday, Oct. 25, 1-4 p.m., Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. This free afternoon event for all ages features creative art-making activities and live performances inspired by Impressionist masterpieces. Admission will be free for the special exhibition Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay all day.

ParkFest – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Willow Park, west of Fort Worth. ring the family for a fun-filled day of live entertainment on two stages, kids’ crafts, face painting, bounce house, mini-golf course, children’s stage area and much more. Meet the master gardeners, and enjoy some great food and treats. 101 Stagecoach Trail.

Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering – all weekend, various locations in Fort Worth. Plenty of Western-themed events for visitors of all ages. Many events require tickets, but others, like the Texas Trail of Fame Induction Ceremony, are free. See details here.

Fall Festival in the Japanese Garden – Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26, Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Enjoy vendors, performers and a unique Japanese cultural experience! Adults are $6, kids $3, kids under 3 free.

Free Saturdays at the International Bowling Museum - on Oct. 25, the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame in Arlington gives visitors free admission and plenty of fun activities, including refreshments, crafts, and the first 30 kids can decorate and take home a bowling pin bank. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Doctor Who Day – at British Emporium in Grapevine on Sunday, Oct. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. This is your chance to dress up as your fave Who character, ‘pose’ with the TARDIS, K-9, Daleks & props, and show your knowledge of this British classic sci-fi series in our carpark quiz! Prizes awarded for best costumes and good answers!

Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival – Saturday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., corner of Hickory and Industrial streets in Denton. Denton’s DOD Fest is a free-to-the-public, family friendly event, with a portion of the sponsorships donated to a local charity. Plenty of vendors will line the streets, both arts & crafts as well as many of Denton’s homegrown chefs to provide food and drink. Children will have many activities to choose from, such as trunk or treating and their very own “Pumpkin Patch,” full of many activities and games.

October FunFest – Saturday, Oct. 25 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Weatherford City Lights Theatre. Join us for the Schulman Theatres First Annual October Funfest! We will have carnival games and an inflatable set up outdoors. Guests can win candy at our game stations and we will have $0.50 popcorn and cotton candy for sale. Show off your creativity by entering our Pumpkin Carving Contest! Details here.

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Halloween Events in and Around Fort Worth

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

It’s here! Here is the  comprehensive list of Halloween and fall-themed events for 2014, in and around Fort Worth. Unless otherwise listed, these activities are all FREE. Have fun! Did I miss an event? Let me know!

Thursday, Oct. 23
Fall Festival - at Chick-fil-A in Ridgmar Mall, 5-7 p.m. Pumpkins, Costumes, Fun Games and Activities. Join us for a delicious dinner and family fun as we celebrate fall! Wear your best costume and you just might win a prize.

Friday, Oct. 24
Fall Festival – at Hawaiian Falls in White Settlement from 3-9 p.m. Pumpkin patch, live music, craft stations, bounce house and more. Admission is free but activities are priced individually from $1-8.
Boo Bash - from 6-8 p.m. at the Mansfield Activities Center. Kids and families can dress up in their scariest costumes and play games, collect candy and treats, and enjoy entertainment and activities in a safe and fun environment.
Halloween at Globe Life Park – 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Halloween-themed tours of the ballpark include plenty of kid-friendly activities. Costumes encouraged. $20 per kid, $10 per adult.
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 5-8 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Stuffed owl craft and free 4×6 photo.

Saturday, Oct. 25
Central Market Halloween Carnival – at the Fort Worth location from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Bring your little ghosts and goblins to CM Fort Worth for a cauldron-full of fun! Grab a scavenger hunt map and start out at the main entrance. You’ll wind your way through the store, stopping at each Scavenger Hunt station to figure out a trick – and get a treat!
Pantego Halloween Carnival – 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Bicentennial Park. Decorated pumpkin contest, costume contest, cake walk, haunted house, scavenger hunt and more. Bring a canned-good or a cash donation to our Halloween Carnival to get ONE FREE SPIN on the PRIZE WHEEL! These donations will help area food banks.
Bedford Halloween FEST – 6-9 p.m. Bring the entire family to the Boys Ranch Activity Center for a fun filled safe Halloween treat! Have your face painted, enjoy bounce houses and carnival games. Make slime and other arts and crafts. Trick or treat at candy stations. Concessions will be available. The cost is a canned good per person or a donation to the Tarrant County Food Bank.
Haltom Halloween – noon to 3 p.m. Join us at the Haltom City Recreation Center, 4839 Broadway Ave.,  for our annual Haltom Halloween. Bounce houses, obstacle courses, face painting, crafts, and more will keep the whole family entertained for Halloween fun. The Costume Contest for ages 2 to 10 begins at 2:00 p.m. sharp.
Hoot N Howl – from 5-8 p.m. in North Richland Hills at Green Valley Community Park. The NRH community stage will be jam-packed with performers, including area children’s dance and vocal groups. A Halloween costume contest will once again be a highlight of the evening. There will also be arts and crafts, games, activities and candy for all.
Burleson Old Town Boo Bash - The event, which includes free trick or treating, is for children from birth to 12 years old. The fun takes place 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on Ellison Street, between Main Street and Johnson Avenue (124 W. Ellison St.). All you have to do is dress your child up in his/her favorite costume and bring a trick or treat bag. Local businesses, churches and civic groups set up booths and decorate their vehicles for trunk-or-treat fun. Children enjoy free candy, games, bounce houses, a pumpkin patch full of free pumpkins to decorate, and a costume parade.
Haunted Trails – 7 to 9:30 p.m. at The Keller Pointe. Our trails will get a little frightful this evening with ghosts, ghouls and witches. Participants will walk down the haunted Bear Creek Greenbelt trail beginning at the south end, near The Keller Pointe parking lot. Groups will be brought back on hayrides. Please note: This event can be scary for young children.  $5 for adults, $3 for kids 12 and under.
Halloween at Globe Life Park – 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Halloween-themed tours of the ballpark include plenty of kid-friendly activities. Costumes encouraged. $20 per kid, $10 per adult.
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 12-5 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Free 4×6 photo and jack-o-lantern magnet craft from 12-5 p.m.; scavenger hunt from 1-2 and 3-4 p.m.
Brick or Treat - at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Various Halloween activities. Regular admission applies.

Sunday, Oct. 26
Spooky Kooky Keller Kastle - From 2-5 p.m. Children 10 and under will have a kooky good time at Johnson Road Park where the play structure will be transformed into a spooky castle. The event also features carnival games and candy. Costumes encouraged!
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 12-5 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Free 4×6 photo and jack-o-lantern magnet craft from 12-5 p.m.; scavenger hunt from 1-2 and 3-4 p.m.
Brick or Treat - at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Various Halloween activities. Regular admission applies.

Monday, Oct. 27
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 5-8 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Stuffed owl craft and free 4×6 photo.

Tuesday, Oct. 28
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 5-8 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Stuffed owl craft and free 4×6 photo.

Wednesday, Oct. 29
Kidgits Halloween Event – at Grapevine Mills Mall from 6-8 p.m., near Entrance 3. Halloween is here and Simon Malls is inviting all little ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses to come have a spooktacular time at the Kidgits Halloween event.
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 5-8 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Stuffed owl craft and free 4×6 photo.

Thursday, Oct. 30
Perfectly Pleasing Pumpkins – from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Azle Library. Pumpkin-themed games, trivia, crafts and other activities.
Hooowling Halloween – from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Haltom City Public Library. There will be trick or treating through the library, not-so-scary stories, and a puppet show. Come in your costume (mom and dad join the fun and come in costume too!).
Halloween at Globe Life Park – 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Halloween-themed tours of the ballpark include plenty of kid-friendly activities. Costumes encouraged. $20 per kid, $10 per adult.
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 5-8 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Stuffed owl craft and free 4×6 photo.
LEGO Discovery Center Monster Mash – from 5-7 p.m. For LEGO Discovery Center annual pass holders. Haunted house builds with Discovery Center builders, costume contest, snacks and more. Regular admission applies.

Friday, Oct. 31
Boo Bash on West 7th - from 5-8 p.m. Looking for a safe place to take the kids on Halloween? Come to West 7th and visit the participating restaurants and retail stores for trick or treating (participating merchants are indicated with black and orange balloons) from 5-8pm. Costume contest for adults and kids, too, and free face painting.
Treat Street -  from 6-8 p.m. at the Fort Worth Stockyards. Join Stockyards Station and RADIO DISNEY for a safe, family-friendly Halloween Party in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards that’s FREE and FUN! Free hayrides, trick or treating, costume contest and more.
Halloween at the Vineyards – Vineyards Campground near Lake Grapevine from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free trick-or-treating. Kids stop by the Camp Store porch for your bag, a treat, and instructions.
Trick-or-Treating at Ridgmar Mall – from 5-7 p.m. Kids can trick-or-treat at participating stores.
Trick-or-Treating at North East Mall – starts at 6 p.m. Bring your lil’ pumpkin to the mall and Trick-or-Treat at participating stores starting at 6:00 pm. There will be an assortment of candy, stickers and other fun treats distributed by participating retailers, while supplies last.
Kidgits Boo Fest - from 4-6 p.m. at North East Mall. Event will be held in Center Court. Wear your cool costume and join us at this free event for fun, festive activities. There will be interactive craft projects for kids, games and more during this monster of a good time.
Halloween at Globe Life Park – 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Halloween-themed tours of the ballpark include plenty of kid-friendly activities. Costumes encouraged. $20 per kid, $10 per adult.
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 4-8 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Free 4×6 photo, real pumpkin craft and trick-or-treating from 4-8 p.m.; costume parade for 12 and under at 6 p.m.
Safe Halloween – at Weatherford College from 6-9 p.m. Special needs kids admitted from 5-6 p.m. Admission is 1 canned good. Trick-or-treating and games at various booths.

Saturday, Nov. 1
Halloween at Globe Life Park – 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Halloween-themed tours of the ballpark include plenty of kid-friendly activities. Costumes encouraged. $20 per kid, $10 per adult.

 

 

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Kids Eat Free at Dickey’s

Category : family, Featured, food, free

Print a coupon to receive a free kids’ meal at Dickey’s Barbecue with purchase of an adult meal. This discount is good through Oct. 31.

Find your local Dickey’s here.

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Free Steak Taco from Del Taco

Category : family, Featured, food, free

 photo deltacofreeasadataco_zps914a0ff2.pngPrint a coupon to receive a free steak asada taco or grilled chicken taco from Del Taco with any purchase. This coupon is good through Oct. 26. Pair it with a drink and you’ve got lunch!

Find your local Del Taco here.

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Free Dessert at Corner Bakery Cafe

Category : Featured, food, free

Print a coupon to receive a free dessert at Corner Bakery Cafe with any lunch or dinner purchase. This coupon is good through Nov. 4. Pick from a Whoopee Pie, cookie, brownie, bar, cupcake bite or Baby Bundt cake.

Find your local Corner Bakery Cafe here.

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Free Event: Cultivate Festival

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo cultivatefestival_zpseacf8af4.pngThis Saturday, Oct. 18 is Cultivate, a free festival created by Chipotle that celebrates sustainable, wholesome and delicious food. The festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the south end of  Lake Carolyn in Irving. Activities include cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, local artisans, live music and more.

Though the festival is free, parking will be $5. You can see more info about parking here (at the bottom of the page). Public transit is also available via the Trinity Railway Express and Las Colinas Area Personal Transit.

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B1G1 Hot Dogs at Sonic

Category : Featured, food, free

 photo sonicb1g1hotdogs_zps910f7509.pngStop by your local Sonic Drive-In today (October 16) and get a free 6″ hot dog with purchase of another. You must mention the offer to get the discount.

Find your local SONIC here.

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Fall Roundup at Nash Farm

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo nashfarmfall_zps3e37273a.pngCome to Nash Farm in Grapevine this Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for their Fall Round-Up. Activities include: Jump rope making, leather working, wood carving, blacksmith demonstrations, wood stove cooking demonstration, cotton picking, corn shelling and grinding, farm chores, heritage toys, kitchen gardening and corn shuck doll making. Admission to the Fall Round-Up is free, but some activities have a small fee.

As a bonus, this year Nash Farm will have a Somethin’ Pumpkin Baking Contest. The contest is open to all age groups; items entered must be baked goods. Judging will take place at 12 noon, with winners announced at 1 p.m. Find more info on the contest here.

Nash Farm is at 626 Ball St. in Grapevine.

Photo courtesy Grapevine CVB

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