Celebrate the nation’s past at Dallas Heritage Village’s Old Fashioned Fourth.
Visitors may learn what it is like to milk a cow at the Dairy Day area. Also, nestled under the shade trees guests may participate in circus games like juggling at our Circus in the Park experience. Kids will enjoy spotting Teddy bears in each of our buildings and participating in puppet shows in Browder Springs Hall.
A highlight of the day is always the patriotic parade. Kids bring their red wagons and decorate them at the craft station for the parade around the Village, beginning at noon. The Junior Historians, volunteers ages 11-18, will hold their annual carnival with game booths of skill and chance as well as the popular stick pony race for ages 3-11. “Go fishing” for prizes and bean-bag toss rank among the annual favorites. Historic games like horseshoes and graces and checkers will also be available. Throughout the village, musical performances will keep toes tapping.
Historic buildings will be open for touring, and costumed interpreters will be on hand to visit about life in North Texas from 1840 to 1910. The saloon is a popular afternoon spot for a cold root beer and a game of cards or dominoes. Popcorn, cotton candy, water bottles and root beer will be for sale.