By Blake Powers

If you like German culture, hot air balloons, Greek culture, fire fighters or vintage World War II aircraft,or a Haunted House, here are 98.7K-LUV #WeekendThangsToDoInDFW!

Friday & Saturday

Friday – Sunday

  • Plano Balloon Festival at Oak Point Park & Nature Reserve – per their website, “The Plano Balloon Festival Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 agency that is dedicated to educating attendees about hot air ballooning and producing a family oriented, high quality event that offers other local non-profits an opportunity to assist in the operations of the Festival. Our objective is to offer the participating non-profit agencies an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for their programs and services…thus enhancing the quality of life for all of us.”
  • McKinney Octoberfest at Historic Downtown McKinney – according to their website, “Dust off your lederhosen and tune up your yodel for this year’s Oktoberfest. McKinney Oktoberfest is a family favorite, offering authentic German music, food and bier.”
  • Greek Food Festival of Dallas at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church – their website notes, “Enjoy delicious food, music, dancing, and fun. The Greek Food Festival of Dallas is hosted by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, supporting community outreach, ministries, and youth programs. Friday, September 22, noon to 11 p.m.; Saturday, September 23, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, September 24 noon to 6 p.m.


  • 3rd Annual Fire Fest at The Dallas Firefighters Museum – from their website, “Join the festivities as the Dallas Firefighter’s Museum launches the 3rd Annual FireFest to benefit the Museum, its scholarships and educational programs.”
    • Come to The Dallas Firefighter’s Museum, 3801 Parry Avenue to enjoy activities for the whole family
    • The event will be held on Commerce and Exposition Avenues across from Fair Park
    • Firefighter teams will race antique style hose carts for bragging rights and trophies as the FireFest Hose Cart Race Champions
    •  Live Band under the Big Tent throughout the afternoon
    •  Neighborhood cafes, restaurants and other area businesses will be open for everyone’s enjoyment

Saturday & Sunday

Now – Nov. 4

  • Cutting Edge Haunted House 2017 – per their website, “Cutting Edge Haunted House is a dark attraction filled with terrifying live actors, amazing special effects and incredible monsters. Cutting Edge Haunted House is an intense, multi-story, multi-themed haunted attraction that is widely considered to be one of the best Haunted Houses in the nation, full of chilling detail and unbelievable scares! Located in a 100-year-old abandoned meat packing plant in a section of Fort Worth historically dubbed as “Hell’s Half Acre,” the Cutting Edge Haunted House is built upon a foundation of fear. The meat packing equipment from the Old West is still in use, but now it is a two-story human processing area. Realistic looking human mannequins are hoisted up to the second level and brought through the entire meat packing process until the conveyor system brings the butchered corpses back to the first level. The old meat-packing plant in downtown Fort Worth is a great home for the fantastic special effects that our loyal customers have come to expect.”  It takes visitors an average 55 minutes to explore Cutting Edge Haunted House. The walk-through is replete with frighteningly-realistic props. Cutting Edge Haunted House has established a reputation for being one of the best haunted houses in the nation. Cutting Edge Haunted House is one of the country’s best and largest haunted houses. Come see what new horrors lurk in the twisting corridors of Fort Worth’s ultimate haunted house.”

Now – Nov. 22

Thanks for listening to me, weekdays 2-7p (and every other Sat. 10am-2pm).

Have fun with #WeekendThangsToDoInDFW while listening to 98.7K-LUV!


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