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BLOG: Jay Allen Plans Your Weekend!

By May 18, 2018 No Comments

This is the weekend to get out with your family and have a blast! Even though it’ll be hot, it’s going to be a great chance to bond with your family and have some quality time!

1. Cowtown Farmers Market Festival (Cowtown Farmers Market – Fort Worth) – Sat. May 19th (8AM-12PM)

Come visit Fort Worth’s finest THIS Saturday! Cowtown Farmers Market is hosting a FARMERS MARKET FESTIVAL!

Watch local Chefs perform cooking demos & food prep using produce and items from the Cowtown Market vendors!

Talk with & learn from Master gardeners on how to grow your own plants and produce!
Support local non-profits as they educate on the power of healing food and help make healthy food available to Tarrant county families!

Food trucks, live music, fresh produce, artisan foods, craft coffee and more!!!

Great event for the whole family! Pets welcome!

Location: Cowtown Farmers Market
3821 Southwest Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas 76116

2. Petting Zoo Party on The Plaza (Downtown Rockwall) – Sat. May 19th – 11AM4PM

As part of your Founders Day plans, be sure to add Downtown Rockwall to your itinerary! Join us for a Petting Zoo Party on the Plaza, free family fun with over 30 animals hosted by Downtown Rockwall Association businesses.

No party is complete without dance tunes, DJ James Coronado will be on the San Jacinto Plaza stage for your enjoyment sponsored by Groovy’s. Rockwall shaved ice will be selling their various flavors of shaved ice in the plaza.

Round out the afternoon with a stroll down memory lane! The Lone Star T’s Model T Club will have 12 cars on display at the Historic Courthouse from 3:00 – 4:30PM! Join us in Downtown Rockwall and enjoy the simple things!

3. Scarborough Renaissance Festival (Scarborough Renaissance Festival Grounds – Waxahachie) – Until May. 28th

Step back in time at the Renaissance-themed festival set on 35 acres in the “village” of Scarborough. Visitors can join in the mirth and merriment, sights, sounds and tastes of the days of King Henry VIII. The 38th annual festival runs for 8 themed weekends, April 7 through May 28.

Visitors will encounter colorful characters such as knights, villagers, fire jugglers, jousters, sword fighters and turtle racers. Eat a giant turkey leg, buy a longbow or some jewelry at the shops, watch a village artisan at work, stop in the Elkhorn Tavern or Dirty Duck Pub, or simply take in the sights.

Weekend themes:
May 19-20: Legends of the Sea
May 26-28: The Last Huzzah/Memorial Day Veterans Tribute

Admission is $24 online (until March 15), $28 at the gate. $12-$13 for ages 5-12. Free for ages 4 and younger.

To get your tickets, click here!

4. Watauga Fest (Capp Smith Park) – Until. Sun May. 20th (Various times)

Watauga’s annual street festival features live music, carnival rides, vendors, and food trucks, performances by local arts groups, and a Sunday-only car show.

Headlining the musical entertainment are:

Friday: Left Eye Jumpers (6 p.m.), Le Freak (8:30 p.m.)

Saturday: Ashmore (3 p.m.), Mullet Boyz (6 p.m.), Metal Shop (8:30 p.m.).

Sunday: Me and My Monkey (2 p.m.)

Free admission and parking. Carnival wristbands are $25 and provide all-day access to rides. Individual tickets for rides are $1 (3-5 tickets needed per ride).

If you’d like to learn more, click here!

5. Taste Addison (Addison Circle Park) – Fri. May 18th – Sun. May 20th

A celebration of food, music, and fun, Taste Addison, dishes out the best food and flavor with a healthy side of jam. A three-day menu of fun, May 18-20, 2018, Taste Addison delivers the tastiest eateries with the best music at Addison Circle Park. Known for 180+ restaurants in less than 4.4 miles and its nationally recognized special events, Addison serves up a good time no matter the craving.

Get your tickets and information here!

6. Wildflower Arts and Music Festival (Galatyn Park – Richardson) – Fri. May 18th – Sun. May 20th

More than 80 acts will perform during the festival, which was founded to celebrate the wildflowers planted in Richardson. Performances include bands like Switchfoot & Lifehouse! A children’s area, a marketplace and a Battle of the Bands will also be part of the festival.

Single-day admission will be $30 in advance / $40 at the gate for Friday and Saturday and $15 in advance / $20 at the gate on Sunday. $65 for a three-day pass. $5 for children 5-12, free for children 4 and younger. Parking is free. Or take DART Red Line trains to the Galatyn Park station.

For tickets and information, click here!

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