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Texas Black Invitational Rodeo returns Juneteenth weekend to Fair Park’s Coliseum – June 18

Grab your cowboy hats, boots and buckles, and ride on over to the 33rd Texas Black Invitational Rodeo as the beloved event returns Juneteenth weekend on Saturday, June 18, at 7 p.m. at the Fair Park Coliseum. (Doors open at 6 p.m., and the Grand Entry Parade begins at 6:30 p.m.)

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Asian Festival May 13th at Fair Park


The largest celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in North Texas returns to Fair Park.  Home Depot returns as a presenter this year for the 27th Asian Festival representing more than 20 Asian cultures on Saturday, May 13 at the Dallas Fair Park at the Cotton Bowl Plaza (Lagoon side) from 11 am to 7 pm.  Free admission and open to the public. Festival is Gate 5 and 6 and parking is Gate 5 and 6.

Presented by Home Depot and organized by the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, this family-friendly festival showcases Asian food trucks and cuisines from countries like Thailand, Philippines, Korea to China, cultural performances, arts and crafts, a children’s zone, a meditation area, a free health screening area and 8 cultural pavilions to explore and learn about each culture.   Continue reading

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Dallas Farmers Market Friends 19th Annual Hoedown

hoedownby Steven Doyle

The Dallas Farmers Market Friends (DFMF) announces the 19th Annual Hoedown, to be held on Thursday, November 7 at Fair Park’s Food & Fiber Pavilion. The annual fundraiser benefits the Dallas Farmers Market and highlights the best of local food from Dallas’ top restaurants, Texas’ best wines and foods from local producers. This year, the North Texas Food Bank will be included in the proceeds from the event.

The DFMFriends recognize the important role The North Texas Food Bank maintains in the Dallas community by providing meals and a consistent food source to many of the DFM’s food-insecure neighbors and they have pledged a portion of the evening’s proceeds to the non-profit in support of their shared vision of abolishing hunger in our city.    Continue reading

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Food for the Whole Family: Taste of Dallas Recap

lockhart todby Melissa Robert    photos by Mary Szefcyk

No matter what type of foods tickle your taste bud fancy, if you stopped by Fair Park this weekend you didn’t walk away disappointed. Friday through Sunday DFW residents filled their bellies with culinary delights from over 60 local restaurants. 150,000 square feet of indoor, air-conditioned space hosted cooking demonstrations, Taste of the Town, Taste Tavern, kids areas and even a petting zoo. Outside the Fair Park exhibit halls were a plethora of tasting tents, food trucks and an impressive live music stage. With general admission at only $10 and children 5 and under getting in free, the event was bustling with folks enjoying local food and vendor booths. Continue reading

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Craft and Growler Opens Today

by Steven Doyle

Dallas seems to be a few years behind in the beer scene, and certainly that holds true when it comes to Growlers. Growlers are those large brown bottles used to store fresh poured beer that usually have a refrigeration life of just less than a week. The TABC mandates that bars are not allowed to pour growlers for roadie purposes, but they give special dispensation to pubs which hold a single beer and wine permit. Whole Foods has been a leader in the Dallas market for growlers, and today there is a special bar opening that focuses on the growler

The new Craft and Growler is owned by husband and wife attorneys Kevin Afghani and Catherine Kinslow who also operate a patent firm just to the rear of the Craft and Growler building located at 1601 Parry which is just in view of where Big Tex should be standing at Fair Park. The couple are soft opening Craft and Growler today at 3pm and close at 9. The shortened hours are just for this week and will expand starting after Thanksgiving.

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Photos From Taste Of Dallas

by Steven Doyle    photos by Robert Bostick

This past weekend was rife with exciting food events including the annual Taste of Dallas which was held once again at Fair Park. This year was bigger and better than year’s past with the addition of a food truck extravaganza.                Continue reading

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