Delightfully weird things to do in Dallas-Fort Worth

Looking for something different to do? We have you covered with our roundup of lovably oddball events.

Adult Night

Legoland Discovery Center is normally only open to people with kids in tow. But one night a month, grown-ups can build with not a rugrat in sight. This month, it's happening on Sept. 30.

Burton Burlesque

What would burlesque performers do with Beetlejuice? Find out when the quirky works of director Tim Burton provide the inspiration for Viva Dallas Burlesque shows Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at Viva's Lounge.

AdvoCare Field Day

Enjoy classic field day amusements like potato sack races, tug-of-war and the water balloon toss at this inaugural event on Oct. 1 at Addison Circle Park. The field day benefits the child-advocacy nonprofit AdvoCare.

Deep Ellum Urban Race

Prizes are awarded for Best Costume, Best Tweet and more in this fresh take on the traditional scavenger hunt on Oct. 1. Team up with friends to decode clues, solve puzzles and follow breadcrumbs that will lead you around Deep Ellum to the finish line.

Megan Mosley gets her dog Luna to leap into the air during the trick contest at the Dog Days of Denton.
Dog Days of Denton

Pups can pose for "Glamfur" photos at this festival Oct. 1 at the North Texas Fairgrounds in Denton. Other attractions include a canine couture fashion show, pet tricks and a singing dog contest.

Granbury Paranormal Expo

Ghost hunters and psychics will join fans of horror, sci-fi and cosplay at the Granbury Square Plaza on Oct. 1. Oh, and there's also a Zombie Pub Crawl.

Rahr & Sons Oktoberfest 5K

Run, party, prost, y'all! Rahr Sons Brewing Co. in Fort Worth gets running on Oct. 1 with a 5K run/walk (complete with a beer-belly division) at 9 a.m., followed by an Oktoberfest after-party with a biergarten, stein hoisting, live German polka and other entertainment, Bavarian treats, plus zany contests and games. Proceeds benefit the Fort Worth Police Officers' Award Foundation.

World's Largest Furniture Refinishing Workshop

Head for Celina to try to help set a Guinness World Record for the "largest furniture restoration lesson (single venue)." Adding to the surreal scene Oct. 1 in Celina's square, a drone will photograph participants.

Mutton bustin'

Little kids ride sheep as part of the festivities at Mesquite Championship Rodeo. Participants ages 4 and older who weigh 55 pounds or less are drawn at random from those who sign up at the arena. The rodeo runs Saturdays through Oct. 1.

Pull For Puppies

Teams of humans will take part in a tug-of-war tournament to benefit Operation Kindness at the Beach at Craig Ranch in McKinney on Oct. 8.

Dog Day Afternoon

Check out an attempt to set a new world record for the world's largest dog cake during this canine-centric fundraiser for no-kill shelter Operation Kindness. You can also expect contests for best costume, stupid pet tricks and best pooch smooch at the event, Oct. 22 at Flagpole Hill on White Rock Lake.

DFW Undy Run/Walk

A giant inflatable colon is among the attractions at this run for people in their underpants. It's Nov. 12 at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington.

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