Attending Southlake Oktoberfest, barn dance, butterfly walk and other upcoming events in Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake

Here are some upcoming events in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake in October.

From October 1 to 31: READ AROUND THE PLAZA

Follow the storyboards around Colleyville’s Plaza to read “The Ghosts Went Floating” by Kim Norman as part of the Colleyville Public Library’s Halloween Storywalk. Activity sheets are available at the first panel near the fountain and participants can return their completed sheet to the library loan counter for a fee. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Free. 90 Main Street, Colleyville. 817-503-1150. bit.ly/3BhGsjA

From October 3 to 31: BROWSE AN ART EXHIBITION

Enjoy the Pastel Society of the Southwest’s 41st National Juried Exhibition at the Tower Gallery at the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau. See the soft pastel works. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Free. 636 S. Main Street, Grapevine. https://pssw.info/exhibitions

Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 31: DO DIY, WATCH A MOVIE

Head to the Palace Arts Center every Tuesday in October for Halloween-themed movies and cartoons. A different movie and craft will be shown every Tuesday. 10:00 a.m. $6 (children; includes craft activity, small popcorn and drink); $3 (adults; drink included). 300 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-410-3100. bit.ly/3ATxM1n

October 14: DRINK WINE AND BUY LOCAL

Join Messina Hof Winery for Art & Wine on the Vine, an event to shop locally and support over 20 local artists, artisans and vendors. All vendor fees go to fund art therapy programs for survivors of sexual abuse through the non-profit organization The Usual Artspects. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Free (entry). 201 S. Main Street, Grapevine. bit.ly/3BqsLPj

October 14-16: CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST

Grab your lederhosen and head to Southlake Town Square for the 21st Oktoberfest hosted by the Southlake Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy wiener dog racing, live music, and a wide range of food, drink, and vendor items available for purchase. 4pm-11pm (14 Oct), 10am-11pm (15 Oct), 12pm-7pm (16 Oct). FREE ENTRANCE). 285 Grand Avenue, Southlake. 817-481-8200. www.southlakechamber.org/oktoberfest

Oct. 14: DANCE IN A BARN

Mosey at Nash Farm with a dance partner for the 1950s-themed Barn Dance. Guests can enjoy a fried chicken dinner and pie auction. 6:30 p.m. $20 (must be purchased in advance). 626 Ball Street, Grapevine. 817-410-3185. www.grapevinetexasusa.com/nash-farm/events

Oct. 15: ENJOY A FESTIVAL

Attend the Nash Farm Fall Roundup Farm Festival and enjoy a pumpkin patch, pie making, pony rides and more. Parking is available at Cannon Elementary School and Grapevine Botanical Gardens. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free (entry). 626 Ball Street, Grapevine. 817-410-3185. www.grapevinetexasusa.com/nash-farm/events

October 15: FALL REVEAL

Bring the whole family to the annual Colleyville Harvest Festival. Attractions include a petting zoo, carnival rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, a farmers market, face painting, food trucks and more. Free parking is available at City Hall and City Park. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (entry). 100 Main Street, Colleyville. www.colleyville.com/residents/special-events/harvest-festival

Oct. 15: WALK WITH THE MONARCH BUTTERFLIES

Bring the family to Heritage Park’s Grapevine Botanical Gardens for the 25th annual Butterfly Flutterby. Enjoy a costume parade, make crafts and take lots of photos during this event. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free (entrance). 411 Ball Street, Grapevine. 817-410-3350. www.grapevinetexasusa.com/events/butterfly-flutterby

October 16: CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE

Join the local Latinos in Grapevine group as they celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month during Celebra Grapevine at Peace Plaza. Enjoy music, food, folk dancing and more. 3-6 p.m. Free (entry). 815 S. Main Street, Grapevine. www.latinosingrapevine.org/celebra-grapevine

Oct. 22: DIWALI PARTY

• Attend Diwali Fest, the Southlake Foundation’s music, food and dance festival. Highlights include food stalls, kids’ activities and crafts, fireworks, cultural performances, an open dance floor, and raffle prizes. 3 p.m.-midnight. FREE ENTRANCE). 1400 Main Street, Southlake. 719-213-6085. bit.ly/3L0PmW0

October 28: GET ON A SPOOKY TRAIN

Bring your friends and board the Grapevine Vintage Railroad Witches Brew Train through the historic Cotton Belt Railroad. The event includes two Texas craft beers, assorted appetizers, a commemorative mug, and special entertainment. Must be at least 21 years old. Hours vary. Cost $40. 705 S. Main Street, Grapevine. 817-410-3185. bit.ly/3B2GOcE

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