November events you’re sure to fall for

November events youre sure to fall for

Whether you are looking for a high adrenaline car race to watch or a slow-paced parade of holiday lights, the Metroplex has it all. Be sure to check out holiday performances by Circle Theatre, Texas Ballet Theater and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

Nov. 5 – 8 – Race Week at Texas Motor Speedway

The speedway will once again become a gearhead’s heaven this week with the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series, complete with fast cars, cold beers and cut-off shorts. Check the Web site for times and details for the week.

Time: varies each day, see Web site

City: Fort Worth

Admission: Free to tailgate; $25 to $75 depending on seat, prices subject to change with availability

Nov. 6 – 8 – Romanian Food Festival

Blending tastes from their neighboring Turks, Greeks, Bulgarians and Austrians, Romanian cuisine stands out from the everyday burger and fries. Come try new foods while enjoying entertainment such as folk dancing, music, gymnastics and boxing shows.

Time: Fri. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun. noon to 7:30 p.m.

City: Colleyville

Admission: $5

Nov. 11 – 15 – Lone Star International Film Festival

Support independent and international cinema in Sundance Square, with more than 100 screenings planned this year. Red carpets, celebrity guests and parties will not be lacking as the festival climbs its way up the film festival totem pole.

Time: Wed. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Thurs. 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Fri. 5 p.m. to midnight; Sat. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun. noon to 7:30 p.m.

City: Fort Worth

Admission: Individual films at $8 or $10, other events at $15 and $20

Access passes from $70 to $250

Nov. 13 – 15 – Fort Worth Greek Festival

Once again the Greeks take over the Metroplex with another big fat Greek festival celebrating the food, dance, culture and religion of their beloved country. So if you have been craving baklava or want to learn the Kalamatiano dance, come and experience the hospitality of these gyro-loving folk.

Time: Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Fort Worth

Admission: Free; lunch is $10 and dinner is $15

Nov. 14 – 15 – 12th Annual Mountain Man Weekend Gathering

Connect with your American ancestors by learning how to start a fire, throw knives, make soap and more. This pre-1840s themed event will have storytelling and re-enactments that will make you feel like putting on a smock and traveling to Oregon with horse and buggy.

Time: Sat. and Sun. starts at 10 a.m.

City: Grand Prairie

Admission: Free; parking $2

Nov. 15 – Chile Pepperama Festival

Come be the judge of this public’s choice chili cook-off, featuring four categories of spicy, traditional, vegetarian and new wave, not to mention the live music.

Time: Noon to 5 p.m.

City: Dallas

Admission: Free, $5 for chili tasting cup

Nov. 21 – 22 – 31st Annual Christmas Crafts Fair

Start your Christmas shopping early by visiting this fair with a spirited selection of Santas, stockings, scarves, snowflakes and more – all hand-made!

Time: Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun. noon to 5 p.m.

City: Plano

Admission: Free

Nov. 27 – 27th annual Sundance Square Parade of Lights

The day after Thanksgiving, Fort Worth will jump right into the Christmas spirit with the annual parade of lights starting at Throckmorton and Belknap streets. More than 100 floats will bring the twinkle to your eye this year.

Time: 6 p.m.


Fort Worth

Admission: Free