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Free Things to Do in Texas This Weekend: Oct. 6-8

Written by , published October 5, 2017


It doesn't cost much to enjoy a weekend in Texas. If you're on the hunt for free fun, head to these events across the state—including a boot-themed festival, kids’ fishing event, and an art market.

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Victoria: Oct. 6-7
Attend this two-day festival celebrating the unofficial footwear in Texas. Visitors will get a chance to shop for a great pair of boots from vendors and craftsmen, and even get to see them being made. But that’s just the beginning—there will also be a kids’ corral, a car, truck, and motorcycle show, a fireworks display, and live music from major acts like Vallejo and Roger Creager.

Waco Cultural Arts Fest

Waco: Oct. 6-8
Divided into six different disciplines, this three-day event features activities ranging in the artistic spectrum, from science to dance to film. The festival is sure to appeal to everyone with diverse experiences like poetry readings, dance classes, film screenings, hands-on science exhibits, and live music from Grupo Fantasma and Harvest Thieves.

Red River County Historical Society Fall Bazaar and Rotary Duck Race

Clarksville: Oct. 7
Bring the whole family out to this community event that features art and craft booths, a children's corner, live music, and food vendors. If all that doesn’t convince you, there will also be a quirky duck race down Delaware Creek.

Kid's Fishing Day

Grand Prairie: Oct. 7
Got a young one who shows promise with a rod and reel or who’s maybe just starting out? Bring them out to this popular event where people 16 and under can fish from a lagoon stocked with catfish for free. Ribbons will be handed out to each participant.

Art and Crafts on the Pavilion

Pearland: Oct. 7-8
Support local artists by shopping from a wide selection of handmade pieces and artwork, like jewelry and pottery, crafted by area residents. There will also be painting classes, a food truck court, and live music.

Phillips Creek Ranch Fall Festival and Market

Frisco: Oct. 8
Cooler temperatures and pumpkin-spiced everything are finally here. Celebrate fall at this market featuring goods from local farmers and vendors from across North Texas. Live music by DJ Bill Cody and Cowgirl Amy keep the vibe upbeat and energetic, and the kiddos will love activities like a pumpkin patch, pony rides, and bounce houses.

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