Eight events to attend in Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth in October

To commemorate the city’s history, Celebrate Roanoke will include a horse show, gunfights, a chuck wagon, train rides, vendors, live performances and a petting zoo. (Courtesy city of Roanoke)
To commemorate the city’s history, Celebrate Roanoke will include a horse show, gunfights, a chuck wagon, train rides, vendors, live performances and a petting zoo. (Courtesy city of Roanoke)

To commemorate the city’s history, Celebrate Roanoke will include a horse show, gunfights, a chuck wagon, train rides, vendors, live performances and a petting zoo. (Courtesy city of Roanoke)

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Cigars Under the Stars attendees will raise funds for children in need while enjoying craft beer, music, cigars, food trucks and more. (Courtesy Masonic Children & Family Services of Texas)
October 2

Tour the Roanoke Fire Department during their Open House

Residents are invited to tour the Roanoke Fire Department to learn about fire safety and see a clown show. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 201 Fairway Drive, Roanoke. 817-491-2301. www.fb.me/e/H6YOXuLb

Have a date night in the park

Keller Parks and Recreation is hosting a date night at Bear Creek Park. The date night will include food, drinks, live music, games and more. Two Brothers Winery and JR’s BBQ N More are also hosts of the date night. 6-10 p.m. Free (admission). 400 Bear Creek Park Road, Keller. 817-743-4050. www.fb.me/e/MWnAguJE


Brews for Boobs

This event is in support of the local breast cancer community and a fundraiser for Cancer StrongHER, a nonprofit promoting an active lifestyle for female survivors of cancer. Will be held at Shannon Brewing Co. in Keller, located at 818 N. Main St., in Keller. Charity pints of beer will be available and more. 2-7 p.m., Oct. 2. www.bit.ly/3AgGYv9.

October 9

Celebrate Roanoke

Guests are invited to experience historic Roanoke with a trip to the past. To commemorate the city’s history, events will include a horse show, gunfights, a chuck wagon, train rides, vendors, live performances and a petting zoo. Free (admission). Noon-9 p.m. 500 S. Oak St. 817-491-2411. www.roanoketexas.com/111/Celebrate-Roanoke

Hangout with friends and family at a fall festival

The annual Keller Fall Fun Festival is back this year outside of Keller Town Hall. The festival will include vendors, shopping, food, trick or treating, and costume contests for kids and pets. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (admission). 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller. 817-770-6971. www.fb.me/e/2D6RyvMUG

October 15

Cigars Under the Stars

This event raises funds to support Masonic Children & Family Services of Texas. Attendees can purchase charity pints, participate in a silent auction and more. Will be held at Shannon Brewing Co. in Keller, located at 818 N. Main St., in Keller. MCFST helps provide children’s dental and educational services, and more. 4-8 p.m. Oct. 15. www.masonichometx.org

October 16

Clean up your community

Keller Parks and Recreation is holding its second of two trash cleanup events in October. Attendees will meet at the back of Keller Town Hall and can sign up beforehand or show up the morning of the event. The first 100 people to sign up will get a free T-shirt. Bags, gloves, trash pickers and vests will be provided for participants. 9-11 a.m. 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller. 817-743-4050. www.fb.me/e/2tpgMPLsh

October 16-17

Camp out for the night at Keller Town Hall

Keller Parks and Recreation hosts a “Haunted Camp Out” at Keller Town Hall. Attendees must bring their own tent, but dinner from In-N-Out Burger will be provided for the first 950 registrants, and breakfast will be provided for all the next morning. All attendees over age 2 must register, and check-in will start at 3 p.m. Oct. 16. The camp out will also consist of activities such as a costume contest, tent decorating contest, s’mores and more. Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at 9 a.m. $5. 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller. 817-743-4050. www.fb.me/e/2DzqWx8Se

October 22

Pick out a floating pumpkin

The Keller Pointe is hosting a floating pumpkin patch at its indoor pool. Attendees are invited to pick out their favorite to take home from the floating pumpkin patch. Registration is available in advance or on the day of the event. 405 Rufe Snow Drive, Keller. 6-8 p.m. $10-15. 817-743-4386. www.bit.ly/3EpPMkV
By Bailey Lewis
Bailey Lewis covers the cities of Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake, as well as Keller, Roanoke and northeast Fort Worth. In December 2020, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with her Bachelor's degree in journalism. Previously, she worked and interned for various publications, such as Local Profile, the OU Daily, the Malheur Enterprise and News21. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her cat and watching documentaries.
By Steven Ryzewski
Steven Ryzewski is the editor for Community Impact Newspaper's Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake and Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth editions. Before joining Community Impact in 2021, he worked in hyperlocal journalism for nine years in Central Florida as an editor, sports editor and correspondent.
By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot drink. Follow her on social media @ssadek19.


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