Dallas Heritage Village presents Old Fashioned Fourth 2014

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Dallas Heritage Village will celebrate the Fourth of July with their annual Old Fashioned Fourth and “Greatest Little Carnival on Earth.”

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.

The Dallas Heritage Village Junior Historians will host a variety of games at “The Greatest Little Carnival on Earth,” including pick a duck, “go fishing” for prizes, bean bag toss, and the famous annual stick pony race for ages 3-11.   Get your face painted with a mustache and see how many mustaches you can spot around the village.

This year’s patriotic crafts will include making Yankee Doodle red, white, and blue macaroni necklaces and patriotic or friendship bracelets. Additionally there will be newspaper hat making complete with a feather on each.  Pose for a patriotic picture with Nip and Tuck in the afternoon. Activities will be available throughout the day.

The whole family can play historic games like horseshoes and graces and, new this year, play a round or two in a mini checkers tournament with an opportunity to win prizes. All of the historic buildings will be open for touring, and costumed characters 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.



Dallas Heritage Village
1515 S. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75215


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