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What’s the Good News for November?

Good News1

eSports Facility coming to Frisco. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has teamed with Fort Worth-based real estate investor John Goff to get into the $700 million global eSports industry.

Esports5Jones & Goff acquired a majority of CompLexity Gaming, an eSports organization that has been based in Houston since 2007.  The CompLexity Gaming organization, its management and its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and DoTA 2 teams will relocate to the DFW area and will have offices at The Star in Frisco.  The group intends to build an eSports facility at The Star, which is the current office location of the Dallas Cowboys, in the future.

The Cowboys will also participate in the Madden NFL Club Championship events in the coming months, which will be the first time all teams from a professional sports league take part in an eSports event. Other NFL owners such as Robert Kraft and Stan Kroenke have purchased slots in the Overwatch League, but the Jones family joins a short list of NFL owners to invest or acquire an existing team in the space.

Forbes recently estimated there are about 148 million eSports players worldwide.

Logistics1International Logistics Center breaks ground on a new industrial park on the south side of DFW International Airport. Located near the intersection of State Highway 360 and U.S. Highway 183, the 40-acre business park will include 3 buildings totaling more than 640,000 square feet of warehouse space. The development can accommodate tenant sizes of 20,000 to 320,000 square feet.

North Texas has added millions of square feet of new distribution and e-commerce space to the region in recent years. In the first quarter of 2017, North Texas developers leased nearly 6.5 million square feet of space — ranking the region as the No. 2 industrial market in the United States.  E-commerce accounts for about 12% percent of industrial leasing activity nationwide, and an additional estimated 30% of indirect leasing through closely tied logistics, distribution and support businesses.

Pecan2Pecan Square Development moves forward in Northlake. Hillwood officials announced their purchase of 1,157 acres near the southwest corner of I35W and FM 407 in Northlake, about 6 miles north of Texas Motor Speedway.  This is the beginning of a $1.5 billion development that will be known as Pecan Square.

The residential community will eventually include 3,000 newly built homes, with prices expected to range from $270,000 to $500,000 or more.  A mix of commercial retail, educational and residential uses will be featured in Pecan Square, which gets its name from the 200 pecan trees on the property that will be preserved. The initial phase will include 609 single-family homes, and homes from 8 builders should be on the market by summer 2019.  The developer donated land for an elementary school and sold Northwest ISD the land for a middle school, high school and football stadium so that families will be able to attend K – 12 within Pecan Square.  They estimate that the full buildout of Pecan Square will take 10 to 12 years.

Nissan1Nissan partners with Sundance Square. The one acre Sundance Square Plaza in downtown Fort Worth, which includes a stage and a pavilion, has become a gathering place with regularly scheduled concerts and events.   To help pay for its free programs — and to bring in even more events and more widely recognized acts — Sundance Square has signed a one-year sponsorship deal with Nissan USA that lets the automaker display its vehicles, put up signage and be included in advertising for the plaza.   Nissan states that the sponsorship was an obvious decision for them since Texas is home to 70+ Nissan dealerships and 7,000+ Nissan employees.

Rangers1Arlington Breaks Ground on mega-entertainment complex. Arlington’s new $1.1 billion ballpark is officially under construction! The new home of the Texas Rangers will feature 41,000 seats and a retractable roof. However, to be ready for the 2020 season, an estimated 97,000 truckloads of dirt must first be hauled away!

Additionally, ground has been broken on the new $150 million Live! by Loews-Arlington hotel. It will be built adjacent to the Texas Live! entertainment complex and near the Rangers new ballpark.  The resort hotel, the first Loews Property developed in Texas in 30 years, is scheduled to welcome its first guests in 2019.  The 14-story, 302-room hotel will include an infinity-edge pool, and an event lawn for special events. There will also be a covered outdoor bar called Tower Terrace that will have views of the nearby stadiums and Arlington’s entertainment district.

Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams called Texas Live! the largest entertainment complex outside of Las Vegas.  Alex Tisch, executive vice president of Loews Corporation, said it would be “the biggest destination outside of Orlando.”

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Thanksgiving made easy!

Thanksgiving 1Thanksgiving is just around the corner! The agents at Keller Williams Dallas Metro North reminisced about favorite Thanksgivings recently. They told stories that made my mouth water: stories about favorite appetizers served with love and football, about sumptuous Thanksgiving dinners with mom’s favorite dressing, and glorious pumpkin pie for dessert … with homemade whipped cream, of course! Yummm!

There’s no doubt about it … Thanksgiving, while special & rewarding & wonderful, can be a lot of work! If you’ve decided to simplify this year, whether by going out, or bringing the big meal in, we’ve compiled a list of local venues who can help you kick back and relax. (Reservations strongly suggested!)

Enjoy!

DINE IN

Thanksgiving8Salerno’s Italian Restaurant – Make your reservations now for the annual, sumptuous, Salerno’s Thanksgiving Buffet! You’ll begin with the customer favorite, Lobster Bisque, a full salad bar, shrimp cocktail and other appetizers; main course features a Traditional Turkey & Dressing, Carved Roasted Sirloin and Ham, Pecan Red Snapper, Lasagna, all the sides, and a cornucopia of desserts. Reservations are required. Thanksgiving buffet offered from 11a – 2p. 3407 Long Prairie Road, Flower Mound 972-539-9534

Carvao Prime Brazilian Steak House – now taking reservations for their Thanksgiving Feast from 11a to 7p. 2401 Lakeside Parkway, Flower Mound 972-539-8555

Gaylord Texas Resort – Two of the Gaylord’s restaurants will be open Thanksgiving Day from 11a to 3p: Riverwalk Cantina and Zeppole Coastal Italian are both offering lavish Thanksgiving buffets, including kids stations (Thanksgiving corn dogs, y’all!). Call 817-778-1000 for reservations

Hannah’s Off the Square “Casual Fine Dining in the Heart of Denton” – Hannah’s is offering a traditional Thanksgiving meal with their special touch of innovation! Cornish Game Hen, Country Ham, multiple sides of favorite Thanksgiving dishes and dessert! Reservations Required. Serving from 11a – 5:30p, 111 West Mulberry Street, Denton, 940-566-1110

Silver Fox Cafe – Make plans to enjoy a four-course Thanksgiving feast featuring slow roasted Turkey, Chateaubriand or Atlantic Salmon. Open Thanksgiving Day 12p – 8p 1235 William D. Tate, Grapevine 817.329.6995

Thanksgiving7CARRY OUT

If you’re looking for something different than standard grocery store Thanksgiving offerings, think about ordering your turkey day feast from any of the following local venues:

Bone Daddy’s – Denton – Bone Daddy’s Smoked Turkeys and side dishes. Special Thanksgiving Day menu – availability limited. 3258 S. Interstate 35E, Denton 940-312-5656

Classic Café – Order your classic Thanksgiving Dinner to go by November 18 and pick up your turkey with all the trimmings on November 22 with complete re-heating instructions. 504 N Oak Street, Roanoke 817-430-8185

HoneyBaked Ham of Lewisville – In addition to their classic spiral sliced ham, HoneyBaked offers whole Turkeys available in smoked, roasted or Cajun flavors. Include a few of their heat & serve sides, and desserts, and you can stop worrying about the cooking! Located at 360 East Round Grove Road in Lewisville, 972-315-0193, you can reserve your turkey or ham online … easy, easy!

Tierney’s Café & Tavern – Offering Holiday Meals … “Heat, Eat and Relax”. Options include turkey, spiral honey glazed hams or Cajun fried turkey plus sides. All orders should be placed by 5pm November 19th for pick-up Wednesday. 208 East Main Street, Lewisville 972-353-2109

Thanksgiving4DESSERTS

Emporium Pies – Seven fall flavors are offered for Thanksgiving, and although the cutoff date for ordering is Sunday, November 19th, it is recommended you order soon as they do sell out! Pick-up is suggested for either Tuesday, November 21 or Wednesday, November 22 to ensure freshness. Both of those days are normal opening hours (10A in McKinney and 11A in Bishop Arts and Deep Ellum) and closing at 6p. 314 N. Bishop Avenue, Dallas – 469-206-6126  OR 107 S Tennessee St, McKinney 214-491-1577

The Flour Shop Scratch Bakery – Taking orders now for a plethora of Thanksgiving baked goods! On their holiday menu are Bread and Rolls, Cookies and Breakfast Items, Pies, Cakes, Cheesecakes and Fruit Pies, Mini Pies, and By-the-Pan desserts. Check their facebook page for a detailed menu. Order deadline is Monday November 20th at 2pm for pickup on Wednesday, November 22nd. 1401 Shoal Creek, Suite D150, Highland Village. 972-966-2253

Thanksgiving5Oak Street Pie Company – Featured in D Magazine, Serious Eats and Indulge Magazine, Oak St Pie Company offers a special Thanksgiving Selection of pies, including pecan, pumpkin, buttermilk, cream pies and a variety of fruit pies. Call to check on availability (especially the cream pie orders, which are cut off when they reach capacity orders). Ordering cut-off is Wednesday, November 15 and pick-up day is November 22. 110 N. Oak Street, Roanoke 817-490-0994

Tierney’s Café & Tavern – a large selection of cream pies [14 of them] (including sugar free [8]); also bread pudding and pecan delight.  All orders should be placed by 5pm November 19th for pick-up Wednesday, November 22nd. 208 East Main Street, Lewisville 972-353-2109

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us to all of you!

Get your Jingle On at these Fun Area Events!

jingle-bell-merry-christmas1000x500It’s ALMOST “The Most Wonderful Time of The Year!” (yikes!). To get you in the spirit, we’ve rounded up a few local must-do/must-see events:

SHOPPING

November 4, 10A – 4PArgyle Holiday Shopping Extravaganza featuring 75+ vendors and shops with specialized items, bake sale, huge raffle, concessions and more. All proceeds to benefit Project Graduation 2020. Argyle High School, 191 US 377.

November 4, 9:30AHoliday Craft Show, 9:30a to 4p featuring arts/crafts, door prizes and more. $2 admission goes toward college scholarships. Ryan High School, 5101 E McKinney Street, Denton.

November 9 – 12, 9A to 5PNeath the Wreath Holiday Gift Market 2017 sponsored by Junior League of Collin County, this 4 day fundraiser event features the best in holiday and home décor. 2000 E Spring Creek Parkway, Plano TX 75074  Psst – Ladies Night Out on November 8th, 7pm, gives you early access to the fabulous ‘Neath the Wreath vendors while enjoying a sumptuous buffet dinner, specialty cocktails and live DJ entertainment.

Shopping1Saturday, November 11Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash – A Premier handmade shopping event and party will showcase the very best in handmade apparel, bags, jewelry, home dec, and more. Hand-picked artists, crafters and designers combine for one-of-a-kind, one stop holiday shopping. Admission is FREE. Eddie Deen’s Ranch, 944 S Lamar, Dallas 75202

Saturday, November 11 9A – 4PGuyer Choir Craft Show – 11th annual craft show benefitting the choir program at John H Guyer High School. FREE admission. Local elementary school choir performs throughout the day. Over 110 vendors. Guyer High School, 7501 Teasley Lane, Denton TX 76210

November 15 – November 18 – Chi Omega Christmas Market “40 Years of Giving” 2017 Centennial Hall at Fair Park. Over 180 merchants showcasing gifts for every age.

Saturday, November 18, 10A – 4PHoliday Vendor Fair – Denton Civic Center, 321 E McKinney Street, Denton. Sponsored by Backing the Blue – Denton. Enjoy Christmas shopping for yourself and others. Shopping, door prizes, food

Saturday, December 2, 11a – 6pHoliday Art & Gift Market 2017 at North Haven Gardens – Love Local? If you’re looking for special gift finds this year, join us to fall in love with handmade jewelry, artwork & treasures by area artists in a relaxed atmosphere! Bring your friends to enjoy how-to demos, music, holiday cocktails and the wonderful fragrance of our fresh cut Christmas Tree forest. FREE Event, but tickets needed. 7700 Northaven Road, Dallas, 75230

FAMILY FUN

October 1 – February 25 – Dallas Museum of Art “All the Eternal Love I have for the Pumpkins” exhibit. One of artist Yayoi Kusama’s signature Infinity Mirror rooms, this is the only Infinity Mirror Room of its kind in a North American collection. Visitors will step inside the mirrored space and fully immerse themselves in Kusama’s creation, becoming part of the art.

FamilyFun2November 10 – January 1 – ICE! Twas the Night Before Christmas – A walk through holiday attraction kept at 9 degrees. This year’s feature will involve 2 million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures and five ice slides. See the classic poem come to life!

November 10 – January 1Lone Star Christmas at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine – You and your family will marvel at more than 2 million holiday lights & acres of magnificent decorations, plus spectacular holiday activities and events! More Information

Saturday, November 18Old Town Holiday Stroll in Lewisville. Beginning at noon, spend the afternoon in old town Lewisville while you’re treated to various musical performances throughout the day. The Stroll culminates in a tree lighting ceremony at 6:30p, followed by a showing of The Polar Express movie in the plaza at 6:45p.

Sunday, November 192017 Parade of Lights in Downtown Fort Worth – First staged in 1983, the Parade of Lights is one of the largest illuminated parades in the country! This year’s theme is The Melodies of Christmas, the parade begins at 6 p.m. and features over 100 illuminated entries. More information psst – volunteers needed!

TurkeyTrot2November 23 (Thanksgiving) – Kick-start your Thanksgiving day at the 7th Annual Double Oak Turkey Trot 5K and One Mile Fun Run at the Double Oak Town Hall, 320 Waketon Road. This event has been gaining in popularity … so much that registration has closed early the past 4 years due to sell-out. Register early!! All proceeds from the 2017 Turkey Trot benefits funding for inner-city youth programs run by Dare to Serve.

Saturday, December 2Lewisville Christmas Parade – Wayne Ferguson Plaza in Lewisville. Sponsored by Huffines Auto Dealerships, events begin at 8A with a pancake breakfast served by the Lewisville Morning Rotary Club and the Motorcycle Toy Run, starting at city hall. The parade begins at 12:30P in Old Town Lewisvlle.

Saturday, December 7, 7PParade of Lights in Historic Downtown Grapevine – Bring the entire family to the Parade of Lights, the largest lighted Christmas parade in North Texas. This Grapevine tradition features more than 100 lighted floats and marching bands. Look for Santa Claus on the last float! Come early to claim your spot along Historic Main Street to watch this exciting holiday event.

Saturday, December 9, 6P – 9PFlower Mound Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony – Celebrate “Christmas Around the World” at Flower Mound’s nighttime parade and tree lighting ceremony. Pictures with Santa, carriage rides, kids’ activities, local vendors, food trucks and more! FREE family event. The Summit Club will accept canned good donations along the parade route to benefit CCA.

GIRLS NIGHT OUT

Ladies Night 600x400Thursday, November 9, 6:30 – 9pmSip & Stroll at the Shops of Highland Village – Wine & food pairing event involves 7 wine stops with food pairings throughout the Highland Village Shops. Admission $10 donation to benefit Journey to Dream (Kyles Place) which supports at-risk and homeless teens in Denton county. Your donation will give you access to the wine/food tastings, a commemorative wine glass and a goodie bag. The Shops at Highland Village, 1701 Shoal Creek, Highland Village 75077

Tuesday, November 14, 6:30 – 9PCooking Demonstration with Chef Morris Salerno at Bistecca – An Italian Restaurant. Join the Women of Flower Mound and gain some holiday cooking ideas as Chef Morris Salerno demonstrates his tips and tricks for appetizer, main dish and dessert preparation. $25, proceeds benefit the Women of Flower Mound Scholarship Fund. Join Us!

Friday, November 17, 11A – 1P2017 Holiday Extravaganza hosted by Youth and Family Counseling. Lunch and fabulous live and silent auctions of beautiful holiday décor at Bridlewood Golf Club. Wear your best hat for a chance to win a prize in the hat contest! All money raised will provide mental health care to the clients of Youth and Family Counseling. Tickets are $35. See more

RESOURCES

Find even MORE fun things to do!

Cross Timbers Gazette calendar

Facebook has a plethora of community events listed

Family eGuide – events for Flower Mound & surrounding areas

Fort Worth – things to do in Fort Worth

Guide Live – sponsored by DallasNews.com

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Eat, Drink & Be Scared at these North Texas Halloween Attractions

Halloween is just around the corner, and North Texas is a great location to get your fright on! If you’re looking for things to do to get you in the spooky mood, try some of these local attractions.

Scare Factor:
1 – Kid Friendly, not scary at all!
2 – A little bit Scary
3 – Super Scary – Yikes!

The Dark Path Haunt, Denton TX
Ages – 13+     Scare Factor: 3 (See warnings/rules on website)

This scary experience takes place outdoors, on an authentic haunted trail in Denton called the Dark Path. Located in the vicinity of the legendary Goatman’s Bridge, you will step right into horror down a winding path through the darkness, lit only by a single lantern to guide you. The area surrounding the Dark path has been home to various murders, suicides, disappearances, seances, ghost sightings and paranormal investigations since 1938. Be prepared!!

Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival, October 28, 2017
Ages – ALL     Scare Factor: 1

A free, family-friendly event held outside, celebrating the fall season and paying homage to the goodness of the harvest, Dia de los Muertos, and all things Halloween, including coffin races, twilight lantern parade, and cirque du horror performance. Fun down to your bones!!

Zombie Safari, Dallas
Ages 8+     Scare Factor: 2

Zombie Safari Dallas is an interactive, real-time, first-person shooter experience where you get to shoot without getting shot back. This is a one of a kind adventure and it only happens in October. A true D/FW Zombie Hunt experience.

Zombie Safari is a full service paintball facility during the day and a Zombie Hunting Adventure at Night! Food, Snacks, Drinks, Face-painting, Corn-hole, Giant Jenga, Silly String fight area and other fun stuff to do while you wait.

Advance reservations are strongly suggested.

The Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch
Ages – ALL     Scare Factor: 1

All activities are free at the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch, including the hay bale maze, bounce houses, hayrides, pumpkin patch train, picture opportunities, playground and much more! Food vendors (on the weekend only). Pumpkins for sale. Parking charge. Visit website for more details.

Canned Goods accepted to benefit CCA.

Dan’s Haunted House, Lake Dallas 
Ages – 14+     
Scare Factor: 3 (See Warnings/Rules on website)

The 2017 Theme is “Mokusatsu – Kreep’s Atomic Shadows”. This full feature outdoor walk-through professional haunted attraction features creepy Japanese inspired sets and some of the best live Halloween entertainment actors around. “Listen for the Screams of Terror and you will know you have arrived at One of the Scariest Haunted Attractions in the DFW.”

12th Annual Saints and Sinners Tour, Historic Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth
Ages – ALL     Scare Factor: 1

Walk under magnificent oaks on graveled paths to meet many of the famous and infamous characters of early Fort Worth as they tell the stories of their lives and times. Twilight tours available. Presented by the North Fort Worth Historical Society.

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What’s the Good News for September?

DHL3DHL expands in North Texas.  The shipping company just moved into its new 50,000-square-foot warehouse in Carrollton, adding 70 new jobs to meet demand for international commerce.  Now, the company has two facilities handling incoming and outgoing packages in North Texas. Greg Hewitt, CEO of DHL Express, said the company wants to make DFW Airport an international gateway for packages from as far away as Asia and Europe, and the company is in talks currently with DFW Airport customs officials.  The freight carrier also wants to open a third warehouse in Fort Worth, and they are currently searching for real estate to make that a reality.  DHL’s current facility in north Grand Prairie near DFW Airport was at capacity, prompting them to open the Carrollton facility. The new location off Interstate 35E is centrally located for their delivery routes in the eastern half of the Metroplex, Hewitt said.  DFW Airport is already a cargo hub which handled 829,019 U.S. tons of cargo and mail in 2016, up 12.7% from the previous year, according to the airport.

NICHE4North Texas fared well in Niche.com’s 2018 Best Public High School in Texas list. Niche.com, a website that analyzes neighborhood and schools data, recently released its 2018 Best Public High Schools in Texas list.  Of the top-100 ranked high schools in Texas, 38 are located in North Texas.  Frisco Independent School District had the most high schools on the list, with six.  And the best high school in North Texas? That distinction belongs to Dallas Independent School District’s School for the Talented & Gifted.  Carroll Senior High in Southlake ranked #12 overall, while Coppell came in at #14 and Flower Mound High at #26.   

Pecan Square Master Planned Development to begin construction later this year. The town of Northlake, along the Alliance I-35W corridor, is surrounded on three sides by the regional growth surge: Fort Worth to the south, Denton to the north, and Flower Mound/Argyle to the east.  Northlake is building - 6.jpgapproximately the same total size(32-square-miles) as the Town of Flower Mound to its east. Opportunities for future development are limited, however, because almost 1/3 of its land is in a floodplain, plus the existence of gas wells and distribution lines further limit future development.  Pecan Square is a Hillwood proposed mixed-use, master-planned development– made up of three tracts (Young, Gibbs and Thompson).  The proposed Pecan Square development will include a mix of commercial and residential uses with a mix of lot sizes and densities, located on 1,157-acres west and south of the I-35W and FM 407 intersection, across 407 from Harvest.  The zoning requests were approved in April 2017, and the Pecan Square development is expected to begin construction later this year, with models open by spring 2019.  The number of homes have yet to be finalized but could exceed 3,000.

Nordstrom4A Nordstrom that doesn’t stock clothes?! Innovation continues in all sectors of the economy.  In Q1 2017, Nordstrom experienced a 6.8% decline in retail store sales, and an 11% increase in online sales.  Then in Q2, online sales were up 20% year over year. The department store announced 09/11/17 that its new concept, Nordstrom Local, will be a 3,000-square foot store (their retail stores average 140,000 square feet) where customers can do things like try on clothes with a stylist, get manicures, and order coffee — or even wine or beer. Nordstrom said this location won’t stock accessories or clothing itself, but that people can order items for same-day try-on and pickup at the store.  The store will feature in-store tailoring and alterations. The goal is a personalized, faster, easier shopping experience.  Their advertisements are catchy – a Nordstrom’s that doesn’t stock clothes?  And they don’t mention anything about lower prices.  The first location will open in West Hollywood, CA on October 3rd.

DFW Airport to add Wow Air in May 2018. Wowair.com is an ultra low-cost carrier that has announced it will fly passengers nonstop from DFW to Reykjavik, Iceland, for $99 one way.  The CEO of Wow says he wants many to experience his homeland.  The airline will also offer $149 one way fares to Paris, Frankfurt, London and Barcelona, which will then connect passengers to 22 destinations in Europe on the airline. While the fares are cheap, Wow Air charges fees for additional services – for example, on a flight from New York to Iceland, a carry-on bag costs $40, checked luggage costs $50, a seat assignment in the front of the plane costs $10 and snacks and water cost extra.  DFW will be Wow Air’s 13th destination in the U.S., the latest in the Icelandic carrier’s growing network. Wow Air is the first budget carrier to service DFW. Wow Air said it will use an Airbus A330 aircraft on the route to Iceland that will depart DFW three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

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KW Fundraiser Raises $4,000 for Hurricane Harvey Victims

Buone Notizie!! (Good News!!) Recently, Keller Williams Dallas Metro North hosted an Italian Feast to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Approximately $4,000 was raised at the event, which turned the conference room into an Italian Ristorante. The charming servers were none other than the KW Staff and Agent Leadership! Guests  feasted on Italian food provided by Salerno’s Italian Restaurant, Flower Mound TX. Fun times for a good cause!!

Cooler fall temperatures point to outdoor fun in North Texas!

Labor Day has passed, but that doesn’t mean the fun has ended in North Texas! In fact, Fall’s cooler temperatures make outdoor events the perfect place to be! So grab your family and friends, and head outdoors for a great time at these area fairs and festivals.

grapefestSept 14 – 17, 2017 The 31st Annual GrapeFest! Grapevine TX
The four day family-friendly event includes a grape stomping competition, live entertainment on 3 stages, KidsWorld with interactive games and a live aquarium exhibit. The festival features six different wine experiences, including the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic  and Grapevine’s Urban Wine Trail. Fun for the whole family!

Sept 16 – 17, 2017 Family Camp Out, Twin Coves Park, Flower Mound TX
Experience Flower Mound camping by pitching a tent at Twin Coves Park! Various family games and activities will be provided along with a catered dinner and breakfast. Bring a tent, tent decorations, sleeping bags, bug spray, and flashlights. The “Most Creative” tent will win the tent decorating contest and a prize! Cabins and RV slots are additional charge and must be booked separately. Pre-registration required by 9/11.

Events - Balloon FestivalSept 22 – Sept 24, 2017 – Plano Balloon Festival, Oak Point Park, Plano TX
45 hot air balloons, sky divers, live music, fireworks and a kids zone. Tethered balloon rides available. ½ Marathon, 5K and 1K runs. General Admission is $5. Parking is $5-$10.

Sept 23 – Nov 22 – Autumn at the Arboretum, Dallas Arboretum, Dallas
Pumpkins, gourds and squash … oh my! This year’s theme for the internationally acclaimed pumpkin village is The Wizard of Oz, featuring 90,000 pumpkins, as well as gardens with 4,500 Chrysanthemums and 150,000 stunning, fall blooming plants. Named one of the “16 Most Beautiful Public Gardens to Visit in the fall,” by House Beautiful magazine. Cost $10-$15

shutterstock_357524000Sept 29 – Oct 22, 2017 The State Fair of Texas! Fair Park, Dallas
For 24 wonderful days, The State Fair of Texas is the largest fair and stock show in the state. Enjoy Big Tex, live music, carnival rides, good eats, art shows and more!

Sept 29 – 30, 2017 Lewisville Western Days Festival, Lewisville TX
The Western Days festival was designed to showcase the history and spirit of the west. Find your inner cowboy through themed events, attractions, food, shopping and entertainment. 3 stages, arts and crafts, Kid Kountry (children’s activities) and a cattle-drive parade round out this fun family event. FREE admission until 7pm each day.

Oct 7 – 8, 2017 Cottonwood Art Festival, Cottonwood Park, Richardson TX
Now in it’s 48th year, the semi-annual Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried show and features works from the nation’s top visual artists. Also features a variety of music, food, spirits, lake views, boutique and Art Stop (children’s area). Well-behaved dogs are welcome!

bonnie and clydeOct 14, 2017 Bonnie and Clyde Days, Pilot Point Town Square
Free festival commemorates and reenacts the filming of the bank robbery scene in the 1967 Bonnie and Clyde movie. Old-time family fun includes 2 reenactments, Model A and Classic Car show, the chain Gang Walk, pie eating contest, Kids Zone, live music and more.

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