Fun on Tap
Boss brews and beats fest returns to Dallas' Shops at Park Lane
Any excuse to throw a music and craft beer festival is a good one, but The Shops at Park Lane has three: terrific location, awesome participants, and the onset (finally) of fall.
A day of brews, brats, and beats is slated for Saturday, October 15, when the second annual Parktoberfest returns. The lawn at the popular shopping center, placed at the southeast corner of Park Lane and Central Expressway, will transform into a tasting garden where guests can sip and sample some of Dallas’ finest food and drink from 11 am to 8 pm.
All the local craft-beer brands will be there, from Franconia, Deep Ellum Brewing Co., and Texas Ale Project to Oak Highlands Brewery, Community Beer Co., and Peticolas Brewing Company.
Handmade brats from Rudolph’s Market & Sausage Factory and soft pretzels from Slow Dough Bread Co. will keep bellies full. Local bands — including Vincent Neil Emerson, Kirk Thurmond, and Charley Crockett — will be playing the jams, and be sure to capture the day with some silly poses in the photobooth. Want swag? You got it, with giveaways happening all day.
A portion of the ticket proceeds benefit the Wilkinson Center, an organization that helps Dallas citizens stabilize financial crises through a food pantry, benefit screening, and temporary rent and utility assistance. The group also helps prepare them for the future with GED and ESL education, financial coaching, and job training and placement.
VIP tickets cost $30 and come with the bonus of admission, three 8-ounce beers, a bratwurst, and a pretzel; get them here. General admission is $10 and only available for purchase at the door. Kids 12 and under are free.