Dallas Heritage Village presents Old Fashioned Fourth 2015
Celebrate the nation’s past at Dallas Heritage Village’s Old Fashioned Fourth.
The event will include the Junior Historians cutting the ribbon at the Renner School, revealing the young history buffs’ latest project at the Village. Additionally, they will take on the role of teachers, hosting spelling bees for guest participation inside the school, historic schoolyard games as well as a carnival, including pick a duck, “go fishing” for prizes, bean bag toss, and the famous annual stick pony race for ages 3-11.
Kids may decorate their wagons at the craft station for the patriotic parade at noon around the village, or if they don’t have a wagon, they may decorate themselves and march in the parade. Nip and Tuck, the beloved Village donkeys, will be offering wagon rides around the village in the morning prior to the parade. Other activities include face painting, a mini checkers tournament, and patriotic crafts including patriotic pencil toppers and beaded paperclip necklaces and bracelets. Guests may pose for a patriotic picture with Nip and Tuck in the afternoon, and activities will be available throughout the day.
All of the historic buildings will be open for touring, and costumed interpreters will be on hand to visit about what life was like during this time period. The saloon is a popular afternoon spot for a cold root beer and a game of cards or dominoes. The Dallas Heritage Village Guild will be selling popcorn, cotton candy, and water bottles at the popcorn wagon. Lemonade will also be available for sale.