Dallas Heritage Village presents Old Fashioned Fourth
Deck the family out in red, white, and blue, grab your picnic basket and little red wagon, and celebrate the nation’s past at Dallas Heritage Village’s Old Fashioned Fourth
Kids may decorate their wagons and bikes at the craft station for the popular patriotic parade around the village at noon, or they may decorate themselves and march in the parade. The Junior Historians will run the popular annual carnival which includes pick a duck, “go fishing” for prizes, bean bag toss, and the famous annual stick pony race for ages 3-11. Additional activities include historic games such as horseshoes, graces, and checkers, and patriotic crafts including making fireworks paintings with cardboard tubes and making Uncle Sam with Popsicle sticks. Guests may pose for patriotic pictures with Mammoth Jack Donkeys Nip and Tuck and Waylon and Willie. Throughout the village, musical performances will keep toes tapping.
All of the historic buildings will be open for touring, and costumed interpreters will be on hand to visit about what life in North Texas from 1840 to 1910. The Village’s exciting new early childhood learning space will also be open for young ones to explore. 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.