The Strange Case of the Race To the End of the State Fair of Texas!

‘I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.’ – Anne Shirley, ‘Anne of Green Gables

Never have I agreed with this more. There’s amazing shows and exhibits coming up, crazy fun random things like a Paranormal Expo or the Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival, and of course classics like pumpkin patches and the State Fair.

Now, if I’ve missed an event or experience that you think others should know about, please share the info in the comments below. Or if you have an upcoming event you’d like to have listed, you can PM me the details. Don’t forget to check the Ongoing Events page and The Kid List page for more things to do!



Adding Machine: A Musical at Theatre 3, September 28 – October 22.

C.S. Lewis: The Most Reluctant Convert at the Eisemann Center, September 27 – October 8.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie, September 29 – October 8.

The State Fair of Texas at Fair Park, September 29 – October 22.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at Pocket Sandwich Theatre, September 29 – November 11.

Shadow Creek Pumpkin Farm in Midlothian, September 30 – October 29.

All the Eternal Love I Have For Pumpkins at the Dallas Museum of Art, October 1 – February 25, 2018.

Deliberation at Art Center Theatre, October 6 – 15.

12 Angry Men at the Art Center Theatre, October 6 -15.

A Lost Leonardo at Amphibian Stage Productions, October 13 – November 5.

Race to the End of the Earth exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, October 14 – January 1.


LAST CHANCE KRG’s Thursday Night Criterium bike racing events at Fair Park, every Thursday through September.

National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part 1 at the Magnolia @ the Modern.

Ms. Lauryn Hill & Nas at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory.

Moe Satt’s “Hands Around Yangon” at the Crow Collection of Asian Art.

Nasher Now Classes for Adults at the Nasher Sculpture Center.

Cool Thursday Concert: Turnstiles at the Dallas Arboretum.

Taste of Grand Prairie at Trader’s Village.

Lecture: Jim Crow and the Nuremberg Trials at the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance.

Fall Gardening Series: Containing Your Garden at the Grand Prairie Libraries.

Leukemia Texas 5th Annual Concert for a Cure at The Rustic.

Sir Mix-A-Lot at Lava Cantina.

Silent Disco Barre in the West Village in Dallas.

Hip Hop Karaoke at the Expo Bar.


Pinners Texas at the Arlington Convention Center, September 29 – 30.

Western Days 2017 in Lewisville, September 29 – 30.

Vintage Market Days in Decatur, September 29 – October 1.

Goodguys 25th Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals at the Texas Motor Speedway, September 30 – October 1.

Fall Plano Train Show at the Plano Centre, September 30 – October 1.

Granbury Paranormal Expo in Granbury Square, September 30 – October 1.

Tough Mudder in Arlington, September 30 – October 1.

Texas Ballet Theater presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Bass Hall, September 29 – October 1.


Summit Racing Grand Opening in Arlington.

Perks in the Park in Klyde Warren Park.

National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part 1 at the Magnolia @ the Modern.

Food Truck Friday Dinner Three at Stovall Park in Arlington.

The Sultan & The Saint film screening at SMU.

Bette and Her Divine Divas at the Eisemann Center.

Ricki Derek & his Big Band at Scat Jazz Lounge.

‘Alien: Directors Cut is the midnight movie at the Inwood Theatre.

SZA at South Side Music Hall.

The Colony Drive-In Theater: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ at Stewart Creek park in The Colony.

Rock the Fort 2017 at The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion.

The Unlikely Candidates: Carey Wolff & the Morning After at Main at South Side.

Rise Out of the Dark Tour featuring Danny Gokey and Mandisa at Cottonwood Creek Church in Allen.

Grady Spencer at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington.


Oktoberfest 5K at Rahr & Sons.

Local Motion: Ballet Burn at the ATTPAC.

Polynesian Festival at Traders Village.

Irving Arts Center Farmers Market at the Irving Arts Center.

Social Digital 2017 at the Addison Conference Center.

47th Annual Fall Craft Fair at the Eunice Activity Center in Arlington.

Fall Garden Clubs & Societies Day at North Haven Gardens.

National Theatre Live: Angels in America Part 1 at the Magnolia @ the Modern.

2017 Dead Kat Rumble with Hellkats Car Club in Historic Downtown Plano.

Get Prepared Emergency Preparedness Fair & Fundraiser in Saginaw.

Taste of Firewheel 2017 at Firewheel Town Center.

Noble Rey Volume 2: 2nd Anniversary at Noble Rey Brewing Co.

WOBtoberfest at World of Beer Fort Worth.

Technology Show and Tell at the East Branch of the Arlington Public Library.

Alison Wonderland at House of Blues Dallas.

90s Bar Crawl in Dallas off McKinney Ave.

Chalk Art Festival on Crockett Row at West 7th.

Oral Fixation Season 6 Announcement at The Wild Detectives.

The Flaming Lips & Mac DeMarco at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory.

Life in Color at Panther Island Pavilion.

Gov’t Mule at the Majestic Theatre.

Billy Currington at Billy Bob’s Texas.


LAST CHANCE [title of show] at Art Centre Theatre, September 22 – October 1.

LAST CHANCE Greater Tuna at Art Centre Theatre, September 22 – October 1.

LAST CHANCE Miller, Mississippi at Studio Theatre at the ATTPAC, August 30 – October 1.

Compassion Now at the Crow Collection of Asian Art.

Big Magic at the Arts Mission Oak Cliff.

Canines & Cool Jazz at the Dallas Farmers Market.

Epistolary Paper Quilts at the Dallas Public Library.

Sidewalk Sale at DFW Vintage Toys.

Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows: A Brief History of Everything Tour at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory.

Take Me to The River Live at Strauss Square.


Michael Chabon at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Is This Really a Poem Writing Workshop at Fusha’s Enterprises in Arlington.


National Night Out across the country, with events in multiple cities.

Otsukimi Moon Viewing Festival at Klyde Warren Park.

‘Mully: World’s Largest Family’ film screening at select theaters.

Pearl Jam – Let’s Play Two at the Magnolia Theatre.

PUBlic Knowledge: Science of Sleep Disorders at the Landmark Bar & Kitchen, with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

‘House of Wax’ at the Magnolia Theater.

Tribute Tuesdays: Manchester/Northern UK at Main at South Side.


Tea & Talk at the Sid Richardson Museum.

Zumba in the Gardens at the Dallas Arboretum.

Searching for Deckard – An Electric Sheep/Atari Celebration at Free Play Arlington.

‘Mully: World’s Largest Family’ film screening at select theaters.


Bands on the Bricks – Jared Deck at Sundance Square.

Shop, Eat, Drink, PINK! Wine Walk in the Bishop Arts District.

Cool Thursday Concert: Emerald City at the Dallas Arboretum.

No Game No Life Zero film screening at select theaters.

An Evening with Amon Carter Museum at the Watagua Public Library.

‘Mully: World’s Largest Family’ film screening at select theaters.

BAD Modern October at Arts Mission Oak Cliff.

State of the Arts: Film Animation – Past, Present, Future at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Urban Bicycling Education Series: Bicycling at Night and in Bad Weather at the Dallas Public Library.

Dare to be Different – DocuFest at Studio Movie Grill Dallas.


Dallas Black Dance Theater presents DanceAfrica at the Moody Performance Hall, October 6 – 7.

Fall Plant Sale at the Fort Worth Botanical Garden, October 6 – 7.

‘Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards’ film screening at the Magnolia at the Modern, October 6 – 8.

21st Annual Lebanese Food Festival in Lewisville, October 6 – 8.

Prokofiev Symphony 5 at Bass Hall with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, October 6 – 8.

Wings Over Dallas at the Dallas Executive Airport, October 6 – 8.

‘Suspiria’ is the midnight movie at the Inwood Theatre, October 6 – 7.

Retropalooza V at the Arlington Convention Center, October 7 – 8.

Cottonwood Art Festival at Cottonwood Park in Richardson, October 7 – 8.


Dan Brown at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Lila Downs at Strauss Square.

‘Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story’ film screening at Studio Movie Grill Dallas.

Books and Brew at the Grand Prairie Main Library.

Food Truck Friday: Dinner Four at Stovall Park in Arlington.

Get Wilder – FW Zoo Beer Dinner at Martin House Brewing.

An Evening With CAKE at South Side Ballroom.

Tanya Tucker at Billy Bob’s Texas.

90s Halloween Event at The Quixotic World in Deep Ellum.

Dallas Donner Party Reunion at The Quixotic World.


LAST CHANCE Bus Stop at Rover Dramawerks, September 14 – October 7.

Jade Ball charity event for the Crow Collection of Asian Art at the Belo Mansion.

Country Concert Series at Trader’s Village.

Sunny Sweeney at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington.

Scotty McCreery at Billy Bob’s Texas.

Urban Gardening: Permaculture for Small Spaces at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas.

Survive & Thrive Symposium at the Sheraton Arlington with the Texas Oncology Foundation.

Ziplining at Trinity Forest Adventure Park.

‘Ex Libris – The New York Public Library’ film screening at Studio Movie Grill.

Frisco Arts Walk at Hall park.

Monarchs and More at North Haven Gardens.

Dallas Festival of Lights at South Fork Ranch in Parker.

Dallas Observer Tacolandia at the Dallas Farmers Market.

Taste of Art gallery night in Historic Downtown Grapevine.

Prosper Pumpkinfest at Frontier Park in Prosper.

2nd Annual Art Fest at Mother Truckers in Dallas.

Two Shows: Imparables – Adrian Uribe y Omar Chaparro at the Majestic Theatre.

ArtWALK at Projects in Duncanville.

Grapevine Sunset Concert Series at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.

Poetry: Psycho Psychic Shitstorm at Deep Vellum Books.

‘Bill Nye Science Guy’ film screening at Studio Movie Grill Dallas.

‘Loving Vincent’ Texas Film Premiere at the Dallas Museum of Art.


The Amazing Max all ages magic show at the Eisemann Center.

No Game No Life Zero film screening at select theaters.

Compassion Now at the Crow Collection of Asian Art.

FloMo Food Truck Fest at Parker Square in Flower Mound.

Angel Wagenstein: Art is a Weapon film screening at Studio Movie Grill Dallas.

Crossing Over with John Edward speaking engagement at the DFW Airport Marriott.

‘Maineland’ film screening at Studio Movie Grill Dallas.

Learn the Basics of Dancing Sexy at Zensual Dance Fitness.

Doctor Who/Who’s Who at the Grapevine Public Library, hosted by The British Emporium.

Little Joe y La Familia at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington.


Have a wonderful week!


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