Christmas in the Stockyards

There’s always something going on in Fort Worth’s Stockyards. Celebrate the season December 15-17 by having a photo taken with Santa and again December 22-24. If you’re more into the action scene, you can watch legends of Texas gunslingers shoot it out in gun fights 11:45 am and again at 4:15 pm, right after the daily cattle drive at 11:30 am and 4 pm. The little ones can enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus at 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm, 2:15 pm, and again at 3:15 pm.  For more adult fare, enjoy cowboy poetry at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Plan to make a day of it. Visit the stockyards web site at <>. You’ll need to pay for parking and any food, but you can window-shop until your heart’s content.

Annie Ambles celebrates the Fort Worth Way in the Stockyards


Easter Candy

Oh, the joys of Easter candy. What’s your favorite? Chocolate bunnies, peeps, jellybeans? Do you buy your sweets at the big box store, candy shop, grocery store, or make your own?  If you live in Fort Worth, there are so many places to get your sugar fix. Here are two of Annie’s favorites.

At Schakolad Chocolates, 106 E. 4th. Street, in Sundance Square, you can not only buy chocolate Š—– you can watch it being made! Schakolad Chocolate Factory offers more than 60 different candies, from hand-dipped truffles to the richest fudges, all made daily right in the store. Create your own personal box of chocolates, or find distinctive corporate gifts, decadent wedding favors, and treats for other special occasions like Easter. They even offer sugar-free and low-carb options. Want to indulge a little more? Gather your friends for a fun chocolate party, where you can create, mold, dip, and decorate your own sweet treats.

Celebrate Easter with them!  Hippity-hop over to Schakolad Chocolate Factory and meet the Easter Bunny.  He’ll be in the store Saturday, March 26 from 11 am – 5 pm.  Personalize your Easter Egg March 24-26 from 10 am – 5 pm, while supplies last.

Schakolad Chocolate Factory - Fort Worth, TX, United States. Top left to right to bottom: Dark Chocolate Cherry, Dark Chocolate Toffee Crunch, and Milk Chocolate Pecan


The Candy Barrel at 130 E. Exchange Avenue, right in the stockyards, is such a fun place. You will see candy that you thought was no longer sold, candy from your childhood, or your children’s childhood. ” Treats from The Candy Barrel are as colorful as they are tasty. Lollipops, candies and taffy goodies at The Candy Barrel make mouths water as they sparkle through the windows at the shop in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Few candy stores carry taffy these days, making The Candy Barrel the best option for the taffy-fan in your life. Gifts and trinkets are aplenty here as well, bulking up and filling out that Easter basket in a personalized and fun way.”

Call 817.625.9715 or visit the web site for days and hours that the store is open.

After you have the chocolate bunnies, how do you eat them? Ears or tail first?

Annie Ambles enjoys any kind of candy–Easter or otherwise

Stockyards Cattle Drive

There are so many things to see and do in Fort Worth’s Stockyards, but the one Annie’s visitors most want to see is the herd of longhorns with its cowpokes driving the steers down the street in true Texas fashion. The drive is staged twice a day, both morning at 11:00 AM and afternoon at 4:00 PM. The cowboys are mounted and whirl ropes as they gently move the cattle from the end of the street to the holding pens. It’s a sight to see and it won’t cost you a red cent! This free mini-adventure occurs daily. Just stand by the street, and take your photos.

Annie Ambles to Fort Worth’s Stockyards