Check out these 8 local events to enjoy in September, October



September 28-29








Kiss an alpaca


DJ’s Classic Alpacas invites guests to watch live demonstrations by alpaca fleece artisans, learn more about alpaca ownership and shop at its farm store. Guests may even get a kiss from one of the farm’s alpacas. Closed-toed shoes are required for the event. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (both days). Free (admission). DJ’s Classic Alpacas, 8600 Indian Knoll Trail, Keller. 817-581-0554. www.djsclassicalpacas.com





October 5








Bark with bulldogs


Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue will bring some of its foster dogs to Bulldog Barktoberfest. Volunteers will be available to discuss the rescue organization and the bulldog breed. Guests can also purchase T-shirts to support the organization’s mission of saving bulldogs. 2-4 p.m. Free (admission). The Station Patio IceHouse, 111 W. Vine St., Keller. 817-584-6407. www.dfwbulldogrescue.org





October 6








Sample local food


The fifth annual Farm to Table Dinner will feature locally grown and produced foods from farmers and vendors at the Keller Farmers Market. The event will include dishes made by local chefs, including Charles Youts of The Classic at Roanoke, Bob Stephenson with FnG Eats, John DeVivo of DeVivo Bros. Eatery, Justin Loeb with Oliva Italian Eatery and Erwin Turalba with The Bowden Event Center. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; Power of Produce program; and promotion, equipment and education expenses at the farmers market. 5-8:30 p.m. $100. The Bowden Event Center, 1775 Keller Parkway, Keller. 682-593-3931. www.kellerfarmersmarket.com/tickets





October 12








Have family fun in Roanoke


The 14th annual Celebrate Roanoke festival will feature family-friendly fun with live music, fireworks, food, shopping, a petting zoo, armadillo races and bingo. The event will also offer children’s activities and other entertainment, including street dances, trick ropers, wood carvers and train rides. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Free (admission). Roanoke City Hall, 500 S. Oak St., Roanoke. 817-491-2411. www.roanoketexas.com





October 19-20








Watch airborne acrobats


The annual Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show will feature performances by various aircraft and pilots, including minijet airshows and demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force and Army. This year’s headliner is the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron. New this year will be the Aftershock Jet Truck, which will reach speeds of 407 mph and generate 24,000 horsepower. Children’s activities will include autograph sessions with performers, exhibit booths, aircraft simulators and concessions. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (both days). Free (admission). Fort Worth Alliance Airport, 2221 Alliance Blvd., Fort Worth. 800-318-9268.  www.allianceairshow.com





Pitch a tent for scary fun


The city of Keller invites families to bring a tent for a Haunted Camp Out. Activities will include costume and tent-decorating contests, trick-or-treating, a haunted trail and a hayride. Guests can also make s’mores. Dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday will be provided to the first 650 registrants. 4 p.m.-9 a.m. $5. Bear Creek Park, 400 Bear Creek Park Road, Keller. 817-743-4050. www.cityofkeller.com





October 26








Get healthy and spooky


Put on by the Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce and Medical City Alliance Hospital, the Spooktacular & Health Fair will include vendors, prizes, a 5K, food and other family fun. Parking will be available at Fossil Ridge High School and transportation to and from the event will be provided. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free (admission). Medical City Alliance Hospital, 3101 N. Tarrant Parkway, Fort Worth. 817-431-2169. www.kellerchamber.com


By Korri Kezar

Korri Kezar graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011 with a degree in journalism. She worked for Community Impact Newspaper's Round Rock-Pflugerville-Hutto edition for two years before moving to Dallas. Five years later, she returned to the company to launch Community Impact Newspaper's Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth edition, where she covers local government, development, transportation and a variety of other topics. She has also worked at the San Antonio Express-News, Austin-American Statesman and Dallas Business Journal.


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