Steve and Lucy Wrubel having a little fun eating BBQ at the 1st Annual Smoked BBQ Festival held at Main St Garden on October 4, 2014

Steve and Lucy Wrubel having a little fun eating BBQ at the 1st Annual Smoked BBQ Festival held at Main St Garden on October 4, 2014

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Make it a great weekend in D-FW!

Tune into NBCDFW on Thursdays or Saturdays and you'll find regular Dallas Morning News segments where we pick the most exciting weekend events. There is a lot to do in D-FW; and here's where you can find all our recommended events this weekend.

Here are favorites for the week:

Smoked Dallas 2015

If you're into barbecue: And you are, right? Check out Smoked Dallas, a barbecue fest in Main Street Garden on Saturday.

Still hungry? Put the pedal to the medal and bike to three taquerias at an organized Tour de Taco Sunday afternoon.

For sports fans: Check out Mavs Fan Jam Sunday at the American Airlines Center. It's family-friendly. And free.

If you like to feel sky high: There's a concert at the top of Reunion Tower Friday night. Pretty cool!

And of course: You can't forget about the State Fair of Texas. Follow dallasnews.com/statefair to find details on discounted tickets, a definitive list of which fried foods you should try (and which you shouldn't), where to find cheap beer and water and a fried food map. And more.

Brothers Anthony (left) and Austin Cooley  of Mesquite learned early to cheer on the hometown team.

Brothers Anthony (left) and Austin Cooley of Mesquite learned early to cheer on the hometown team.

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