friday faves

Friday, September 26, 2014
TGIF! It's Friday am I'm on a roll with this whole favorites thing. I'm linking up with Erika, Andrea, and Narci for Friday Favorites and listing my top SIX favorite  things to do in the Dallas-Fort Worth area this upcoming weekend.


 For those of you that live in DFW, check out what's going on:

1) State Fair of Texas
Big Tex. Fried food. Ferris wheel. Live music. The State Fair of Texas is back, y'all! You KNOW it's officially fall when the fair returns, and this year looks to be better than ever. I can't lie, my favorite part about this event is the food. Every year, a new selection of fried foods are judged and the winners make it to the prestigious State Fair menu. I mean... Deep Fried Breakfast for Dinner? Deep Fried Funnel Cake Ale? I'm intrigued!

2) Fort Worth Oktoberfest
The weather this weekend will be perfect for this event. Check out the website for Friday and Saturday's schedules, which include a 5K, dachshund races, and a barrel rolling competition! (Not to mention tons of German food and beer!)

3) Day in the District
On Saturday, September 27th, 9 of the museums in the Fort Worth Museum District will be participating in Day in the District. That means admission will be FREE from the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. I went last year and it was a really neat experience!

4) Rahr Oktoberfest 5K
I can't express enough how much I love Rahr! Especially in the spring and fall months when the temperatures are mild enough to truly enjoy the outdoor areas, it's such a great way to spend an afternoon with friends. This Saturday, Rahr is holding their annual Oktoberfest 5K. For $40, you get race entry, a shirt, food, beer, plus an Oktoberfest 5K pint glass to keep! Registration closes at noon today (Friday), so hurry and sign up before it's too late!

5) Southwest Classic
Are you a Texas A&M fan (whoop!), an Arkansas fan, a college football fan, or a Jerry World fan?? This weekend, the Southwest Classic is taking place in the good ol' AT&T Stadium (aka Jerry World).  Last I checked, tickets are still available if you want to really get in on the action. But if you're like me, you can easily catch the match-up at a bar or in the comfort of your own home. 

6) The Trailhead
Love trying new ways to be physically active? Look no further than the Trailhead! Located right on the Trinity River, this secluded spot offers a full schedule every Saturday in the fall with FREE classes like yoga, barre, and boot camp! I tried the barre class for the first time on opening weekend and it was a killer--yet invigorating--workout. 

No matter where you are or what you end up doing, I hope you have a fabulous weekend! See ya Monday. xo.


  1. Stopping by from the link up! This post makes me wish I lived in Texas! I love me some fair food!! Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jamie! Isn't fair food the best?? Hope you have a great weekend as well!

  2. Found you through the link-up! And I cannot wait to have a funnel cake at the state's calling my name!

    1. So glad you found me, Leslie. You know what's funny--I've never had funnel cake before! I think this is my year! Last year was my first time to visit the state fair and I got a corn dog and also tried the fried red velvet cupcake. So yummy!!