Celebrate German culture with this three-day festival. | Photo by Trinity Trails
Celebrate German culture during Oktoberfest at Trinity Park. The three-day festival kicks off Thurs., Sept. 22, and runs through Sat., Sept. 24 with German beer, Bavarian food, shopping, and entertainment. Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know.
Tapping of the Kegs 🍻
The festival will kick off with an opening ceremony when community leaders will tap the first official kegs of Spaten by hammering a bronze spout into the kegs with a wooden mallet.
Live music 🎶
Dance all night long with live music from several polka bands, including Grammy-nominated Alex Meixner, Alpenmusikanten, Chardon Polka Band, Ginny Mac, and Keine Kunst Folk Dance Troupe.
Food and beer 🍽️
Snack on a variety of authentic German food vendors serving traditional cuisine like bratwurst, schnitzel, turkey legs, Schweinekotelett (pork chop), Bavarian soft pretzels, Jagear fries, kettle corn, and fudge. Attendees can wash it all down with several craft beers found throughout the festival grounds.
Family-friendly activities 🚲
Dachshund Dash |Head to the Die Aktivitat Tent on Sat., Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. to watch pups run a short dash with hopes of winning a donated basket from Spa Paws Hotel. Register your Dachshund.
Oktoberfest Olympics |Community groups will compete in a series of Oktoberfest-style Olympic events like bag throwing, stein holding, beer barrel racing, and hot dog throwing. The winning team will receive a donation to a nonprofit of their choice.
Run and Ride | Work up an appetite with a 5k and 10k run and 20-mile urban bike ride with beer stops along the way on Sat., Sept. 24. All participants will receive an Oktoberfest beer stein and a free 3-day pass to the festival. Register now.
A three-day pass is $20 — single-day admission is $10 on Thursday and $15 on Friday + Saturday. Pro tip: tickets bought online before 12 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 21 will come with a commemorative stein while supplies last. Admission is free for children 12 and under.
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Fort Worth Art Commission Meeting | Mon., Sept. 19 | 5 p.m. | Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St. | Free | Hear updates on the public art plan for the 2022 bond and the final design of artwork for Fire Station No. 43.
Cares for Kids Luncheon | Tues., Sept. 20 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | River Crest Country Club, 1501 Western Ave. | $150+ | The luncheon will honor Fort Worth business leader Rosa Navejar, who was recently named to the national board of directors of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Where Independence Begins Dedication | Wed., Sept. 21 | 9 a.m. | Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth, 912 W. Broadway Ave. | Free | Come out to support the dedication of a 2,000-sqft mural that features high-contrast images, colors, and tactile elements.
North Texas Giving Day | Thurs., Sept. 22 | All day | Various locations | Prices vary | NTX Giving Day is an all-day giving event designed to empower people to give back to the community by supporting local nonprofits.
Cirque du Soleil: OVO | Thurs., Sept. 22-Sun., Sept. 25 | Times vary | Dickies Arena | $54+ | Embrace your inner child and be mesmerized by bouncing crickets, a hypnotic spider contorting inside a web + foot juggling ants that explore the beauty of biodiversity.
The Breakfast Club | Fri., Sept. 23 | 8 p.m. | Downtown Cowtown at the Isis | $10 | Watch the classic 1985 film that follows five high school students who meet for Saturday detention.
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The restaurant side of Wild Acre Brewing Company — which was recently acquired by Bishop Cider — will be rebranded as Boozie’s Brewery and Gourmet Sandwiches. The full-service brewpub will open on Camp Bowie and feature sandwiches and an on-site brewery. Stay tuned for an opening date. 🍻 (CultureMap Fort Worth)
The world’s firstphysical health accelerator program will call Fort Worth home. The program partnered with 10 high-growth startups to support and fund over the next three years. It aims to support companies building new technologies, treatments, and therapies in the physical health space. Companies will present their work on Thurs., Dec. 8. 🩺 (Fort Worth Report)
The Fort Worth ISD school board will consider making Election Day (Tues., Nov. 8) a student day off. The day would become a professional development day for teachers + allow eligible students to cast their ballots. A meeting will be on Tues. Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at 1050 Bridgewood Dr. 🗳️ (Fort Worth Report)
Calling all Food Network fans — a local baker is competing in the Halloween Baking Championship tonight at 8 p.m. Maricsa Trejo owns La Casita Bakeshop in Richardson and is competing for the $25,000 prize. She won the first competition last Monday with a blueberry Danish pie. 🎂 (D Magazine)
Whoopsie. Last week, we reported that FTW has 900,000+ Hispanic residents. Actually, the city has ~935,500 total residents according to the US Census Bureau—35% of which are Hispanic.
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This is the second location to open in DFW, with the first being in Uptown Dallas. | Photo by FTWtoday
We’re melting over this news — Brooklyn-based Van Leeuwen ice cream is getting ready to open in the WestBend shopping center at 1621 River Run.
The creamery was founded as a food truck back in 2008 by brothers Ben and Pete Van Leeuwen and Laura O’Neil. It has since grown into a national brand known for its vegan ice cream made with oat milk and cashew milk. The ice cream shop makes all of its products from scratch + even offers menu items free of tree nuts, coconut, gluten, and soy.
Some of its mouthwatering flavors include Brown Sugar Cookie Dough Chunk, Earl Grey Tea, Marionberry Cheesecake, and Praline Butter Cake, along with vegan chocolate chip cookies, sundaes, and milkshakes.
A sign located outside the store says it’s expected to open fall of 2022.
Today’s issue was written by Rebecca.
Editor’s pick: I’m really excited about the opening of Van Leeuwen — I stopped by the Dallas location over the weekend to get a sneak peek at what we can expect + I even got a tasting of the unreleased pumpkin cheesecake ice cream (it tastes even better than it sounds). For those of you who have special dietary restrictions as I do, you can expect the richness of full-fat ice cream, without regretting it later.
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