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STATE FAIR OF TEXAS
DALLAS, TX – The State Fair of Texas celebrates all things Texan by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment. The 2017 State Fair of Texas runs September 29 – October 22. Learn more on their web-site at http://bigtex.com.
BEDFORD BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL
BEDFORD, TX – Labor Day weekend, September 1-3 2017, offering a unique experience for all the senses! General admission ticket price will be $7 online and $10 at the gate and there is a $15 weekend pass sold online. Kids 5 and under are free for general admission. No pets, coolers or tents. Lawn chairs and blankets are allowed. http://www.bedfordbluesfest.com
SOUTHLAKE, TX. Happening in September. Enjoy a walk with hundreds of butterflies, contained in a 600 square foot tent, along with local flowering plants provided by Mike’s Garden Centers. Butterfly experts will be on hand to answer questions from all ages. OPEN RAIN OR SHINE! The tent is underneath a covered pavilion. For more information, please visit their web-site.
DALLAS CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
ADDISON, TX. DallasChocolate.org runs the annual Dallas Chocolate Festival and other chocolate events throughout the year. DallasChocolate.org is an educational organization with a mission to educate Dallas about chocolate one bar at a time! Happening in September. Learn more at http://dallaschocolate.org/.
ARLINGTON, TX. Ecofest Arlington helps build a sense of community, stimulates environmental awareness and promotes stewardship across North Texas. Classes and demonstrations will take place throughout the day. Children’s activities include games, crafts, and educational presentations. Happening in September. https://naturallyfun.org/ecofest
WEST, TX. Westfest is an annual event held every Labor Day Weekend that salutes the area’s Czech heritage, featuring constant entertainment, authentic Czech music, food and a plethora of family-oriented activities. http://www.westfest.com
WESTERN DAYS FESTIVAL
LEWISVILLE, TX. The annual Western Days festival is held the last full weekend of September in the heart of historic Old Town Lewisville, Texas, with live music, festival vendors, children’s activities, professional cooking demonstrations, car show, and so much more! http://www.lewisvillewesterndays.com
TASTE OF DALLAS
DALLAS, TX – Taste of Dallas – June 9th, 10th & 11th, 2017. The lineup includes an immersive interactive experience, with chefs, restaurants, local artisans and hands-on food and beverage demonstrations by sponsors. Fun for the family. http://www.tasteofdallas.org
DALLAS TURKEY TROT
DALLAS, TX – The YMCA Turkey Trot is a tradition that draws people from all over the country each year. Even if you’re not a runner or walker, there are fun activities for the whole family to enjoy! Held on Thanksgiving morning in Dallas has a host of other events besides the race. www.thetrot.org.
THE TRAINS AT NORTHPARK
DALLAS, TX – This huge exhibit of toy trains at NorthPark Center in Dallas benefits the Ronald McDonald House. The trains travel over 1600 feet of track through major cities such as Dallas, San Francisco and New York. You can sponsor individual cars which will be personalized with your name. www.thetrainsatnorthpark.com