Grand Times!


25230_GCVB_GF_2017_Masthead_Annual_GT_BOW_PMS_OptionsGRAPEFEST® For One And All!
Experience the largest wine festival in the Southwest at Grapevine’s 31st Annual GRAPEFEST® Your grandkids will have fun at KidsWorld, featuring LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, 
interactive games, a petting zoo and more.  Sip your way through a variety of delicious taste sensations with special emphasis on wines from Texas and guest wineries from New York and Canada.
Where: Main Street, Historic Downtown Grapevine
636 S Main St
When:  Thurs, Sept. 14 – Sun, Sept. 17
Thurs, 10am-10:30pm, Fri. & Sat, 10am-11:30pm
Sun, 11am- 6pm
Admission: FREE all day Thurs. and until 5pm Fri.
Fri. eve-Sun, Adults, $8 Seniors, 62+ and kids, 6-12, $5
Phone:  817-410-3185

Donkey and Mule Show

You and your grandkids will have fun at the Pre-State Fair donkey and mule show featuring teams and riders from all over the nation. The horses’ larger-eared “cousins” will compete in a multitude of events including obstacle driving, timed driving, mule-man-ship, donkey-ship, reining, trail, barrel racing, stake race, scramble, and physical appearance. You will not want to miss this “one of a kind” event.
Where: Livestock Judging Pavilion in Fair Park

When:  Sat, Sept. 16 – Sun, Sept. 17 – 8am

Cost:    FREE


Heard Museum 50th Anniversary Celebration 

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary!  1-4pm Join in on fun kid-friendly activities and refreshments (while supplies last).
At 1 p.m., enjoy a butterfly talk all about the amazing Monarch butterfly.

For your pleasure from 2 to 4 p.m., join WRR and the Texas Chamber Music Project for their “Naturally Classical” concert of nature-inspired classical pieces. Bring a blanket and goodies for a picnic.
Where: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Museum
1 Nature Place, McKinney
When:  Sunday, Oct. 1 – 1-4pm
Cost:    This event is included in general admission and FREE for Heard Museum                          members.
Phone: 972.562.5566


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Treat your grandkids to a fun-filled weekend at Cooper Lake State Park for a two-night camping workshop designed to help you and your family discover the joys and adventure of camping and Texas State Parks. The Texas Outdoor Family program presents this event. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation.  Sign up today spaces fill up fast!

Where: Cooper Lake State Park – South
South Sulphur Unit
1690 FM 3505, Sulphur Springs

When:   6:30pm, Fri, Oct.13 – 11am, Sun., Oct. 15

Cost:     $85 family or group up to 6 people

Reservations required: 512 389-8903

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