October 2010, Events in Grapevine, Texas


October in Grapevine is a ghoulish good time for the entire family. It’s time to enjoy the cooler weather and explore all that Grapevine has to offer.  From events for the entire family, such as Fall Round-Up and Butterfly Flutterby to a walking tour of some of Grapevine’s historic homes to a plethora of Halloween celebrations, there is something for everyone in Grapevine during October.  Discover why Grapevine is the premier destination of North Texas.

Movies at the Palace – 300 S. Main St.
$5 – New, lower price!

Thebiglebowski6The Big Lebowski (1998)
First Friday Film Series
Friday, October 1
7:30 p.m.
Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore.
Rated – R.

Star Wars – Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
Palace Classic Movie Series
Friday, October 8
7:30 p.m.
Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher. Rated PG.

Casablanca (1942)
Palace Classic Movie Series
Friday, October 22
7:30 p.m.
Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid.  Rated PG.

Nash Farm

NashFrontAfterNash Farm Fall Round Up
626 Ball St.
Saturday, October 9
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Plenty of fun at the farm for the entire family!
Activities include stick-pony rodeo racing, hayrides, stick-pony buckin’ broncs, petting zoo, pony rides, blacksmith demonstrations, cotton picking, pumpkin decorating and more!

Field to Fabric
Saturday, October 23
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Cotton picking and processing.  Free to the public.

Kraig Parker’s Ultimate Elvis Tribute

KraigParkerFriday, Oct. 15
Palace Theatre
300 S. Main St.
7:00 p.m.

From Las Vegas to London, Kraig Parker has been called the ultimate image of Elvis Presley. He has been astonishing crowds for over 12 years with his amazing tribute to the king of rock and roll. All ages are shook up by Parker’s amazing likeness to Elvis in look, voice, moves and stage presence. There is screaming, there is swooning and there is the obligatory scarf giveaway. This exciting performance has left audiences stunned, thrilled and hungry for more. Unlike many imitators, Kraig hits the stage with a full Las Vegas style show band that is second to none.

Butterfly Flutterby

ButterflyGirlOctober 16
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Historic Downtown Grapevine

Calling all kids – come to Grapevine to celebrate the migration of the Monarch Butterfly from Canada to Mexico. Grapevine is on their path! This fun-for-the-whole-family event includes releases of butterflies and a butterfly costume parade. Enjoy butterfly exhibits and intertactive butterfly arts and crafts. Also, popcorn is available for just $1.

The parade will line up at 9:30 a.m. at Liberty Park (corner of East Wall and Main Street) and proceed down Main Street to the Cotton Belt Railroad District.

Candlelight Tour of Homes

WorthStE603October 23
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
$10 per person

Stroll down Historic Downtown Grapevine and visit some of Grapevine’s beautiful and historical homes during the 4th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes. The tour begins behind the Grapevine gazebo, located in the 300 block of Main Street.  Several Grapevine homes will be open to the public for touring from 4 to 7 p.m.  Cost to participate is $10 per person.

Grapevine Art Project

October 23 – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Lancaster Theatre
300 S. Main St.

Several area artists will be competing for the annual People’s Choice award. To win this title, they need your vote. Come peruse their art and cast your vote. Just by voting, you will be eligible to win a cash drawing of $100. In addition, if you purchase a raffle ticket to support the Grapevine Art Project, you could win great prizes including gift cards and a framed, limited edition piece of art.

Trick-or-Treat: Halloween in Grapevine
There’s no better way to end the month of October than with a spook-tacular Halloween celebration.  Grapevine will host numerous ghoulish Halloween events for the entire family!

PumpkinsMoonHalloween on Main Street
Friday, October 29
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Bring all your little ghosts and goblins for a family fun-filled night of frolic at Grapevine’s 24th Annual Halloween on Main Street event. Our frightfully Texas-sized Halloween Festival includes six city blocks of trick-or-treating, carnival games, illusions, bounce houses, laser tag, giant slides, crafts, music and more. Wear your “scary-best” costume for the contest which is open to all ages, including the family “theme” division. Enjoy literally more than a TON (2000 lbs!) of candy, plus prizes and free kettle corn.


HalloWine Trail
October 30
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tickets $45 advance purchase, $50 at the door

Begins at Cross Timbers Winery
805 N. Main St.

Wine tasting is an ideal way to get friends and family together to learn about wine and experiment with new selections. What a great way for wine enthusiasts to kick off the fall season!
Each ticket includes three one-ounce tastes at each winery, a premium bottle of Grapevine wine, a large wineglass, delectable food samplings and great entertainment.  The wine tour includes visits to eight wineries in Grapevine. Transportation is not available, so be sure to designate a driver.  Enjoy good fun, close friends, nice weather, and great wine!  Costumes are encouraged.


Halloween Scream Trains
Saturday, October 30 – 10 a.m.
Sunday, October 31 – 1 p.m.

It’s a spooktacular weekend aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Guests are encouraged to come in costume as there will be a costume contest aboard the train. And bring your sweet tooth – enjoy some trick-or-treating along the ride.


All Hallows Eve Train
Saturday, October 30
Boarding – 6:30 p.m.
$15 per person

If you dare… Creep aboard the hauntingly historic Grapevine Vintage Railroad for an evening to scream about! Embark on a harrowing journey complete with a haunted coach and ghost tales along the rails provided by the Tarrant Area Guild of Storytellers. Who knows, you might even run into something “creepy” down the tracks. Make sure to disguise yourself in your best costume to ward off the ghoulish spirits!


Tales by the Rails
Saturday, October 30
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cotton Belt Railroad Depot

It is time for telling scary stories beside the train tracks of the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. North Texas’ best storytellers will chill the audience with their scariest, ghostly stories in this annual tradition. Free for all, bring an outdoor chair and a blanket.


Halloween at the Opry!
Saturday, October 30
7:30 p.m.
$15 & $10

A country music fright-fest featuring some outrageous and downright scary music! Dress in your Halloween best and join the fun. (Discounts unavailable for this show.)

A Bodacious Barbershop Gathering

Eureka09Barbershop Harmony Society
Southwestern District Fall Contest Finals
Hyatt Regency DFW
Saturday, October 2
7 p.m.

Barbershopping is all about enjoying music as a singer and a listener. It is a rare treat when music is presented to an equally appreciative audience. You’ll have an evening full of fun as you enjoy, participate, cheer, applaud, laugh, smile and nod-along to these barbershop quartets.

Parking is free. Enter the airport through the non-tolltag lanes. Have your parking ticket validated at the hotel’s bell stand.

Grapevine Vintage Railroad

705 S. Main St.
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels along the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The railroad is serviced by two vintage locomotives which include “Puffy,” built in 1896, the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South, and “Vinny,” the 1953 GP-7 diesel.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children, and $18 for seniors.

Grapevine Market
Liberty Park
200 Block of South Main Street
Thursdays & Saturdays
Through October 16
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Come to Grapevine and experience open-air, European-style shopping in Historic Downtown Grapevine, featuring the finest in handmade jewelry, home décor, antiques and a whole lot more.

Grapevine Farmers Market

FMarketGazebo Area
325 S. Main St.
Thursday – Saturday
Through October 30
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Locally-grown and other Texas produce as well as a variety of Texas products available for sale, including Hatch chiles, cantaloupe, bell peppers, Texas pecans, New potatoes, olive oil, salsa, honey, tamales, pastas, herbs, nuts, grains and Texas Twister Brownies.

Grapevine Opry – At the Palace

Saturday, October 2
Country Music Showcase

Saturday, October 9
Country Music Showcase

* Saturday, October 16
2010 Entertainer Awards Winners Show

* Saturday, October 23
Fabulous Fifties Jukebox

All shows $15 & $10
7:30 p.m.

The premier live country music show in Texas, the Grapevine Opry has established a tradition of excellence seldom equaled for this type of show in the country music industry. With one of the most acclaimed house bands in the Southwest, the high-energy, spontaneous format of every show perfectly complements the truly great music for which the Palace is known.

Discount rates are available for groups of 25 or more when paid in advance. Reservations are required for most shows. All reservations must be guaranteed with a valid credit card. Any cancellations must be made within 24 hours of show time. Call 817-481-8733 for complete details.
*Discounts are unavailable for special theme shows.

Grapevine Convention Center

1209 S. Main St.
Parking at the Grapevine Convention Center is always free.  Prices for shows vary.

Metroplex Camera Show
Saturday, October 2 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 3 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Adults – $5
Children under 12 enter free (with adult)

New and used photographic equipment for professionals and hobbyists. Your needs for camera bodies, lenses, darkroom equipment, lighting, background sets and more are available. Buy, sell or trade with leading vendors.

Texas Coin Show
Friday, October 8 – 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 9 – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, October 10 – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Admission – $2

Coins, currency, stamps, gold, jewelry and much more! Over 60 authorized deals, you can buy, sell and trade gold and silver. GOLD PRIZES raffled off each day.

Lu’au 2010
hosted by Ke Anuenue Polynesian Revue
Saturday, October 16 – 6 p.m.
Premium – $45pp
General – $35 adults & $15 kids ages 4-10

Live performance dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Tonga & Samoa, including the fire knife dance, all done with authentic costumes & accompanied by live music. Lu’au cuisine, fresh leis, drinks and vendors.

Canton in the City Holiday Gift Market
Saturday, October 23 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 24 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Adults – $5
JH & HS students – $1
Children 11 & under – free

Come experience the 8th Annual Holiday Gift Market indoor shopping show. Over 70 vendors featuring both hand-crafted and retail items selling adult/children clothing, educational toys/books, home decor, jewelry, wrought iron, published authors to sign their books, tween items, holiday gifts, belts, perfume, Homemade Gourmet, Avon, Scentsy Candles and so much more.

October 9, 2010
Nash Farm Fall Round-Up
October 16, 2010
Butterfly Flutterby
November and December
Christmas Capital of Texas®
February 12, 2011
Sweetheart Express Train
March 11 & 12, 2011
Chocolate Festival
March 25, 26, 27 & April 1, 2, 3, 2011
A Day Out With Thomas
April 8 & 9, 2011
New Vintage Wine Trail & Jazz Wine Trains




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