Historical Park Special Events


September

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Pop up Dinner 


Thursday, September 27  |  7 – 9 pm


Ages 21 and up $50 per person; space is limited and pre-registration required. 


Farmers Branch Historical Park – Meadow Join the Historical Park and RVC Promotions for a special Pop up Dinner under the stars, where you’ll be treated to some of the finest Texas barbecue specialties and live music. Enjoy the beauty of the Park and the company of your neighbors as dinner is served “family style.”

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October

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Star Party

Tuesday, October 2 from sunset to 9 pm, weather permitting in the Historical Park Meadow


Come & Go

Enjoy a sunset in the park as the stars slowly emerge for gazing. Join us and the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas for viewing the moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Star Clusters, Open Star Clusters, Globular Star Clusters, Planetary Nebulae, Double Stars and summer constellations. The Society will provide a variety of telescopes, however participants are encouraged to bring their own telescopes.

FREE



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Murders & Mayhem Tours

Friday, October 12 from 5:30 – 8 pm (see below for tour times)


Ages 16 and up
Fee: $10 per person/$8 per person for Friends of the Farmers Branch Historical Park members
Call the Historical Park at 972.406.0184 for discount; space is limited and pre-registration required. 


Are you afraid of what goes bump in the night? Do you believe in ghosts? Listen to stories of Murder & Mayhem in the lantern light and solve a crime scene at a Goulish Gathering! Tours will be at 5:30 pm and 7 pm. Ticket includes one tour time and entrance to the Goulish Gathering from 6 – 7:30 pm where drinks and spooky snacks will be served.

Click here to register for the 5:30 pm tour >

Click here to register for the 7 pm tour >
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Bloomin' Bluegrass in Farmers Branch, Texas

Bloomin' Bluegrass 

Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 20

The top names in Bluegrass entertainment converge on Farmers Branch for this weekend music festival at the Farmers Branch Historical Park. In addition to music on the main stage, guests can enjoy the tastes of Texas and learn about our magnificent rose gardens. The event features lots of fun for the entire family, including a free KidZone and the arts and crafts marketplace.

For event details visit bloominbluegrass.com.

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Haunts & Houses

Tuesday, October 23 from 3 – 5 pm, Haunts & Houses: trick or treating at the Historical Park

Come & Go

Bring your young and school-aged children to trick or treat and experience the Manske Library’s “Boo-Ville” area during this come and go event. Wear a costume and trick or treat at the log cabins, school house, caboose, Victorian cottage, and more! Characters will be on hand to distribute candy on a first-come, first-served basis, and to pose for pictures with your little ones.

FREE



November

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Day of the Dead Celebration


Thursday, November 1 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, inside the Dodson House


Ages 4 and up
Fee: $20 per person; $15 per person for Friends of the Farmers Branch Historical park members.
Call the Historical Park at 972.406.0184 for discount; space is limited and pre-registration required.


Join us for an intimate celebration of the Day of the Dead also known as Dia de los Muertos. Festivities include food, aguas frescas and cinnamon hot chocolate, traditional décor, music, education about the holiday and honoring  the deceased. 

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Vintage Base Ball Triple Header


Saturday, November 3 from 12 - 4 pm, in the Historical Park Meadow

Come & Go

It’s time for a triple header! The Farmers Branch Mustangs, the Topeka Westerns and a special guest team will play two games of 1860s base ball. Bring your chair or quilt, eat a picnic and come in 1860s attire or as you are. These three teams will spend the day playing historic base ball from the Civil War era which means no gloves, a lemon-peel ball and a lot of enthusiastic huzzahs!

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​FREE



Local Fuel:  Red, White & Brew


Tuesday, November 6 from 7 – 11 am, in the Historical Park Service Station


Fee: $2 per cup

Make a pit stop at the Service Station to fuel up on good vibes for the day. Share a beautiful morning in the Park with your friends and neighbors over a cup of joe, hot chocolate or apple cider. Swing by on the way to work or plan an outdoor meeting. Baked goods, water and soft drinks also available for purchase.

Star Party

Tuesday, November 6 from sunset to 9 pm, weather permitting in the Historical Park Meadow


Come & Go

Enjoy a sunset in the park as the stars slowly emerge for gazing. Join us and the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas for viewing the moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Star Clusters, Open Star Clusters, Globular Star Clusters, Planetary Nebulae, Double Stars and summer constellations. The Society will provide a variety of telescopes, however participants are encouraged to bring their own telescopes.

FREE



Farmers Branch and World War I


November 6 – January 6



100th Anniversary of the end of World War I exhibit on display in the lobby of City Hall. Be sure to check out the exhibit again in December to see newly added elements of the 1914 Christmas Truce on the Western Front. 

Veterans exhibit at the Senior Center on display during October and November.

The Victorian Fencing Society presents a Grand Assault of Arms 


Saturday, November 10 from 1 – 4 pm, at the Historical Park


Come & Go

A family friendly Public Exhibition of Nineteenth Century Fencing Matches, to be contested among the members of the Victorian Fencing Society with various fencing weapons to determine a champion. Visitors are invited to cheer for their champions, ask questions, and take photos of the events.

​FREE



BBQ Workshop


Saturday, November 17 from 12 – 3 pm, at the Historical Park


Ages 21 and up 
Fee: $75 per person; space is limited and pre-registration is required.  


Whether you’re just starting out or have a smokin’ hot resume, you’ll certainly take your BBQ skills to the next level when you attend this workshop. Taught by an award- winning Texas pitmaster who will provide detailed, interactive  instruction: including choosing the right product, trimming, rubs and prep, wood selection, fire management, timing and slicing of the end product. Workshop includes barbecue lunch and refreshments.

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