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Sam's Weekend Deals: Fall Edition

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    NEWSLETTERS

    NBC 5's Samantha Chatman highlights some of the best family-friendly, fall events happening in DFW this weekend. (Published Friday, Sept. 22, 2017)

    This Friday, you've got to check out Oktoberfest in Fort Worth. The event celebrates German traditions with authentic food, drinks, music and dancing.

    Kids under 12 get in free! Adults will pay $10 Friday and Saturday.

    Oktoberfest is from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturday. NBC 5 sponsors the Panther Island Pavilion event every year.

    Online: Oktoberfest Fort Worth 2017

    Sarah's Weekend Picks: Arboretum Pumpkins, Food Festivals

    [DFW] Sarah's Weekend Picks: Arboretum Pumpkins, Food Festivals

    The Dallas Morning News entertainment editor Sarah Blaskovich gives her picks for the weekend, including pumpkins at the Dallas Arboretum, food festivals and more.

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017)

    Another big event this weekend is the Plano Balloon Festival. The kids will really get a kick out this one. It includes live entertainment, sky divers, food, music, and of course those amazing hot air balloons.

    It's free for children 36 inches and under and the rest of the family will get in for $5 each day. The event kicks off Friday at 4 p.m. and ends on Sunday.

    Online: Plano Balloon Festival

    The Southlake Butterfly Festival is also this weekend. The 2-day event features a walk with hundreds of butterflies. This is a great opportunity for kids to explore their curiosity and learn more about the eco-system.

    Children under two are free, kids are $5 and adults are just $7. Doors open Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m.

    Online: Southlake Butterfly Festival

    Plano's Balloons Finally Get Off the Ground

    [DFW] Plano's Balloons Finally Get Off the Ground
    It was starting to feel like 2011 all over again… the most recent year there was no balloon launch during In Touch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival. This is the 34th year of the event.
    (Published Monday, Sept. 23, 2013)

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