Grapevine is hosting its 31st annual Grapefest Wine event this year from September 14 through September 17th. Grapefest is the largest wine festival in the southwest and promises lots of different tastings and activities.

Besides wine tastings, there are carnival rides and a midway to entertain guests. Check out an unlimited carnival ride pass for Thursday September 14th if that’s your thing. For kids, there’s a Kid Zone sponsored by Lego Discovery Center and Sea Life Aquarium (both in Grapevine) with activities.


  • September 14 – 10am – 10:30pm

  • September 15 – 10am – 11:30pm

  • September 16 – 10am – 11:30pm

  • September 17 – 11am – 6pm

Ticket prices:

(Note: Thursday is free; Friday until 5pm is free)

Wine Tasting Tickets are extra; carnival ride tickets are extra

  • General Admission – Adults – $8 each day

  • General Admission – Children (6-12) – $5 each day

  • General Admission – Seniors (62+) – $5 each day

  • For more information, check out the official website on


LLELA (Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area) presents an open house for the Minor-Porter Log House every third Saturday (except during the hot summer months). It costs $5/car to enter the park. From the Cicada Pavilion parking lot, it is a quarter-mile walk along the Cottonwood Trail to the historic area.

The best part of this open house are the knowledgeable guides who are dressed in period clothes and can answer most of your questions. There is also a featured craft for kids. During December, the craft is a pinecone bird feeder.

For more information on this open house, check out LLELA’s site

Posted by: wendyquest | August 21, 2017

#Travel #Lewisville – Western Days – September 29-30, 2017

On September 29th and 30th, the city of Lewisville, Texas will host its annual Western Days Festival featuring live music, Native American dancers, Texas gunfight, western-themed activities and photo ops, a playground, and much more.

For additional info, Click Here

2017 Western Days Festival – Friday, Sept. 29 (5 – 11:30 p.m.) and Saturday, Sept. 30 (10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.)

From the website: Gates will open at 5 p.m. Friday, September 29 and 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 30. Free tickets will be available for pick-up or download ( in August. Download or print out as many as needed and present them to the gate for free admission between the hours of 5-7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. ***However, beginning at 7 p.m. both nights, free tickets will no longer be redeemable, and a $10 charge will be assessed for admission for everyone except children 10 and under.

Denton, Texas will play host to the North Texas Fair and Rodeo, one of the biggest fairs in north texas. From August 18 through August 26 – 9 days of food, fun, and music.

In addition to the PRCA Rodeo, there are several other rodeo events as well as livestock shows/judgings and a horse show. For those without animals, they do have several other contests you can enter such as a photography contest Check website for specific events/dates/times for any of these activities.

For families, a Kids Zone and Carnival are available with plenty of entertainment and different activities.

A slew of talented musical guests will grace one of two stages including the Josh Abbot Band, Travis Tritt, Cody Johnson, Shane Smith & The Saints, and more.

Ticket Prices:

General Admission – Adults – $15 (Sun-Thurs, Saturday daytime), $20 (Friday, Saturday night)

General Admission – Children (7-12) – $5

General Admission – Children (under 6) – FREE


  • August 18 – 6pm – 1am

  • August 19 – 1pm – 1am

  • August 20 – 1pm – 11pm

  • August 21 – 6pm – 12am

  • August 22 – 6pm – 12am

  • August 23 – 6pm – 12am

  • August 24 – 6pm – 12am

  • August 25 – 6pm – 1am

  • August 26 – 1pm – 1am

  • For more information, check out the official site,

For the Western historians or history lovers out there, the Texas Rangers Day History Symposium in Fredericksburg, Texas looks like an interesting day of presentations. One ticket ($25 at door/$20 in advance) grants you access to all the lectures and includes lunch.

August 5, 2017 – 10am through 4pm

Texas Rangers Heritage Center – 1618 E. Main St. • Fredericksburg, TX 78624

The schedule:

  • 10am – The Great Comanche Raid of 1840

  • 10:40am – Evolution of the Revolving Pistol: Key Weapon of the Texas Rangers

  • 11:20am – Fighting Stock: John S. “RIP” Ford as a Texas Ranger

  • 12pm – 1pm – Lunch break (provided)

  • 1pm – Capt. John R. Hughes: The Greatest Texas Ranger

  • 1:40pm – More Than One Body: Capt. Bill McDonald & the Rise of the Rangers as Detectives

  • 2:20pm – No Hope For Heaven, No Fear of Hell: Capt. Bill McDonald & the Stanford-Townsend Feud

  • 3pm – Panel Discussion

For more information, check out Texas Ranger Heritage Center website.

I just came upon this nifty little Lego convention hosted by the DFW LUG (Dallas-Fort Worth Lego Users Group).

Per the website:

  • See hundreds of LEGO creations
  • Millions of LEGO pieces
  • Lots of LEGO to play with
  • Meet and talk with the builders
  • Buy rare and custom LEGO parts and sets from various vendors
  • View speed build competitions
  • Meet your local LEGO User Group
  • Pull back car races

Exhibition Hours:
  • Saturday, July 1, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, July 2, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.*

Cost of tickets (at the door):
  • Adults – one day – $10

  • Family of 4 – one day – $20

More options are available.

Brick Fiesta Mini-figure Pack – $10

Get more info – Click Here

Fort McKavett will be hosting a living history day June 10 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

According to the website: “From blacksmithing and tailoring to photography and carpentry, many historic trades will be featured, displaying the life of craftsmen before factories made them obsolete. After you visit the fort, be sure to swing down the Ft. McKavett Volunteer Fire Department to support their efforts in their annual barbecue cook-off!”


Fort McKavett State Historic Site

7066 FM-864

Fort McKavett , Texas 76825

For more information:

One of my favorite places to visit is Schlitterbahn waterpark. They actually have several locations in Texas – New Braunfels, Corpus Christi, Galveston Island, and South Padre Island. The company has evolved from just a waterpark into a whole resort offering guests lodging to rent if they prefer to stay overnight.

Sclittercon XIV, hosted by the American Coaster Enthusiasts group, will include two days admission, fantastic brunch, two dinners, a special behind the scenes tour, exclusive float ride, two evening ERTs, a nighttime float (back by popular demand), two evening heated pool parties, and an evening dessert party. All this for an advance rate of $25 for members, and $45 for non-members. View flier here:

Event details: HERE

General Park info:

It’s crawfish season, ya’ll, and the Crawfish Festival in Fredericksburg draws a big crowd every year with enticements such as the Gumbo Cook-off, live music and bands (this year features Little Texas, Roger Creager, Bush Halloway Band, Bayou Roux, and Fred Rusk).

Tickets are $10-$12 per adult, $5 for children 6-12, children under 6 are FREE.

Crawfish prices range; sold in 1lb, 2lb and bucket sizes.

Note: Coolers, lawn chairs and outside food are not allowed.

Complete details HERE

They call it “Funtier Days” even though it’s only for one day, but it definitely looks like Fun!

According to the website, “Shop with over 75 vendors on the Courthouse Square in downtown Bandera. Sponsored by the Bandera County Chamber of Commerce.”

But that’s only a part of the activities happening in Bandera on this weekend.

Saturday, May 27th: From 11-12pm there will be a Memorial Day parade followed by the Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters from 2-3pm at the Bandera Visitors Center. From 1-4pm there will be cowboys and reenactments along Main Street.

Saturday and Sunday: PRCA Rodeo at Mansfield Park – $12 for adult, $6 for children 6-12

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