A Cornucopia of Fall Festivals in and around Fort Worth

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There is no shortage of fun local Fall activities for seniors and their families. With a bountiful harvest of pumpkin and gourd displays , Halloween decorations and crisp weather, it’s the perfect time to be outdoors (or indoors) and enjoy each autumn day to the fullest.

Painted Pumpkin Sale – October 17
The Venue Shopping Centre storefront, 6021 Walker Blvd, Suite 121, North Richland Hills.

The North Tarrant Circle of Friends has put on this event for more than 20 years. Beautifully decorated pumpkins are on sale to the public for as little as $5 and as high as $100. All profits go to Cook Children’s Hospital (the group has raised more than $1 million over the years), to help young children fighting cancer and other blood diseases, as well as toward summer camps for children who are patients.

18th Annual Butterfly Flutterby – October 17, 2015
Grapevine Botanical Gardens

Highlighting the migration of the monarch butterfly from Canada to Mexico by way of Grapevine, this day-long event includes a Butterfly Costume Parade, butterfly crafts, a Migration Station and butterfly exhibits that will delight all ages.

Nash Farm Fall Roundup – October 17, 2015
Nash Farm, Grapevine

The historic farm’s 15th annual Fall Roundup features a variety of demonstrations representing farm life including wood-burning stove cooking demonstrations, heritage toys, blacksmith and wood carving demonstrations and kitchen gardening.

Boo at the Zoo – October 23-25
Fort Worth Zoo

Take the grandkids to experience wild animal encounters—from meerkats to tarantulas—and other Halloween-themed activities including stage shows, trick-or-treat stations and a pumpkin patch.


Japanese Garden Festival – October 24 & 25
Fort Worth Japanese Garden

This colorful fall celebration showcases Japanese martial arts, dancing, music, tea ceremonies, sword demonstrations and papermaking, against an enchanting backdrop of serpentine paths and cherry trees.

Autumn at the Arboretum – through November 25
Dallas Arboretum

Named one of “The Best Fall Festivals of 2015” by Country Living, Autumn at The Arboretum features the grounds in full fall bloom. The nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village features homes and displays using more than 75,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash…created to form an old Texas town. Cinderella’s Carriage, a Great Pumpkin Search and the Hay Bale Maze are other must-see’s. Spectacular flowers frame the scene, including daisies, marigolds and chrysanthemums.

The caregivers at Home Care Assistance of Fort Worth specialize in making your senior’s days memorable and can plan outings to these exciting autumn events.


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