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Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ Hosts Festive State Fair of Texas Themed Pop-Up Event

It’s almost that time of year and Dallas BBQ hotspot Ferris Wheelers is bringing the most lovable parts of the Texas State Fair experience to their iconic backyard with carnival-inspired décor and games. Starting on September 22nd, the State Ferris of Wheelers Themed Pop-Up will offer Texas State Fair staples every Thursday through Sunday until October 23rd.

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Mavs Host Cookies with Santa at Ferris Wheelers Dec 10th

Tomorrow, Thursday, December 10th, the Dallas Mavericks will host Cookies with Santa, presented by Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics, as part of the Mavs Care Season of Giving. More than 20 preschool children facing homelessness from Vogel Alcove will attend the outdoor event and will be greeted by the Mavs ManiAACs and Champ, along with a special virtual visit by several Mavs players through a pre-recorded video.

The children will play games, make holiday crafts and listen to “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” from the afternoon’s VIP guest, SantaEach child will take home goodies from Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics along with holiday cookies and a bag full of presents and necessities from the Dallas Mavericks to enjoy this holiday season.

WHAT: Cookies with Santa, presented by Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics
WHEN: Tomorrow, Thursday, December 10th | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ | 1950 Market Center Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207

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Ferris Wheelers Is A Fantastic Meat Ride

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A serious player in the Dallas BBQ business recently popped up with Doug Pickering at the helm. You may recall Pickering from Work in Deep Ellum where he plied his trade well serving up turkey, sausages briskets and ribs, all the BBQ staples, but he has upped his game tremendously at Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ where beer, BBQ and a 50 foot Ferris Wheel are the main attractions.  Continue reading

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Jack Ingram at Ferris Wheelers Sept 14th


Texas-native Jack Ingram is set to headline a Kickoff Concert presented by Echelon – The National Young Adult Auxiliary of The Salvation Army – on Friday, Sept. 14, at Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ.

Echelon is a community of diverse young adults collectively rising up, and mobilizing the next generation, to serve The Salvation Army through fellowship and networking, donations and fundraising, and service and volunteering. Collectively, Echelon serves The Salvation Army DFW Metroplex Command and its efforts to serve the homeless, the abused, veterans in crisis, addicts, senior adults, and at-risk children and families. Continue reading

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Ferris Wheelers Partners with Brotherhood for the Fallen to Host Fundraiser for the Dallas Five


July 7, 2016 was a tragic day in Dallas history, when five of the city’s finest were killed in the line of duty during an ambush.

On Saturday, July 7, from 7 p.m. to midnightFerris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ is partnering with Brotherhood for the Fallen (BFTF) to host a fundraising event to honor the memory of the fallen officers.

During the event, the Dallas Police Choir will sing the national anthem, while the Dallas Police Honor Guard conducts a Presentation of the Colors. Bagpipers from the Fort Worth Police Department will also be present during the memorial program.

In addition, Dallas native Ryan Berg and award-winning guitarist Mike “Junior” Clark will perform live throughout the night and Ferris Wheelers will host a silent auction to help BFTF reach their 2018 goal of $100,000. All of the donations, ticket and table sponsorship sales will also benefit BFTF.

The Brotherhood’s primary mission is to send at least two uniformed Dallas police officers to the funerals of police officers killed by felonious acts across the nation. BFTF organizes and pays for the officers’ travel arrangements and provides a financial gift to the family of the fallen officer.

Dallas was introduced to the Brotherhood when the existing chapters sent over 75 officers to the funerals of the Dallas Five. After roy@experiencing the impact of their mission first-hand, Dallas officers felt strongly to serve other departments and families of fallen officers in the same manner. As a result, the Dallas chapter of BFTF began in the summer of 2016.


Guests will be treated to complimentary valet upon arrival. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. A $10 ticket (donation) includes one BFTF souvenir drinking cup, a $40 ticket includes one BFTF souvenir drinking cup and one dinner plate. Table sponsorships are also available. For more information on how to sponsor a table, email 

Located at 1950 Market Center Blvd. in the Design District, Ferris Wheelers is where locals and visitors alike can grab some unforgettable BBQ while enjoying Texas-inspired cocktails, craft brews and live music performed by local and national artists outside on the 7,000-square-foot patio. In between sets, take a ride on the Ferris wheel or challenge a friend to a game of Jenga, bags, washers or hook & ring.

Ferris Wheelers’ menu features Texas staples such as brisket, ribs, house-made sausage, honey-brined smoked turkey breast and Carolina-style pork shoulder. The southern-influenced sides include smoked BBQ beans, smoked green beans, BBQ mac & cheese, jalapeño bacon cole slaw and southwestern potato salad.

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Goat Yoga and BBQ at Ferris Wheelers


On Memorial Day, Ferris Wheelers is hosting Happy Goat Yoga at 10 a.m. and the goats are bringing a very special furry friend! It’s a surprise that you don’t want to miss! Exercise, animals and positive people are all recommended to relieve stress, anxiety and depression. Ferris will have them all – the perfect cure for a chaotic week. Continue reading

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