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Plano Steinfest Festival

Prost, Plano! Are you ready for Steinfest?

A highlight of our year in Downtown Plano Arts District, is the annual Steinfest Festival at Haggard Park

Think of a family friendly twist and Oktoberfest with German-inspired Food and Bier options, live music and polka dancing and some fun contests to enter for the whole family!steinfest plano family event

The fun starts Friday, October 20 from 5pm-11pm and continues Saturday, October 21 from 10am – 10pm at Haggard Park in Downtown Plano Arts District.

Throughout the day, the Entertainment Schedule features some great acts including Alpine Dancers Edelweiss, The German Band of North Texas and the The Flying Balalaika Bros!

steinfest music plano txPrepare for the event by registering here for Brat Eating, the Weiner Dog Fashion Show or the Stein Racing event.

Home Depot are offering a Grill as first prize for the winner of the Brat Eating contest, which starts Friday, October 20 at 7pm. Come hungry and see how many Bratwursts you can eat in 5 minutes! Thank you Ye Olde Butcher Shop for supplying the Brat Eating Contest Brats.

Get your Furry Friend involved on the Saturday, in the Weiner Dog Fashion Show, brought to you by Dogtopia at 11am.

Deck them out in their best dress or costume and let the judges award them prizes and treats.

Plano Steinfest FestivalFor all of us who are 21+, we can compete in Stein Racing with the chance to win VIP Packages and a big cash prize on Saturday, October 21 at 3pm. (Must register with a $10 fee). Make it your mission to cross the finish line with the least amount of spilled beer!

steinfest plano family festivalWhy not flex your muscles for the Masskrugstemmen on Saturday at 7.30 and see how long you can hold a fully filled stein out at a 90 degree angle without giving in? All participants get a souvenir stein and one beer.

Don’t forget the Kids!!!! This year, bring them to enjoy the fun dancing and polka music and the Raising Cane’s Kiddie Play Patch. They will have face painting, fall harvest photo-ops, bean bag toss, outdoor games and more!

Kids face painting Steinfest PlanoOne of our highlights of this Festival are the choices of Food and Drink available. The Karbach Brewing Company is the official sponsor and encourage you to enjoy a pint to wash down the great food choices

This year, enjoy food prepared by Downtown Plano Arts District chefs from The Fillmore, (which celebrates it’s 10th year of opening), Urban Crust, Angela’s Crosswalk, Urban Rio, Jorgs Cafe Vienna and  Ye Olde Butchers Shop

jorgs cafe vienna plano steinfestNew for 2017, we have a treat in store: we can enjoy traditional Kolaches of all types right here in Downtown Plano, all the way from the Czech Stop, in West, Texas.

At Steinfest, you can peruse the booths of more than 30 market vendors in the Marktplatz!

The Event itself is free to attend and enjoy the entertainment. If you would like to try the German-inspired cuisine or drinks, you can buy coupons at the ticket booths at the entrance.

Why not make the event really special?

You can get a VIP package for $50 each, which includes twenty food and beverage coupons, a commemorative stein, a Steinfest t-shirt and access to the Whole Foods Market VIP Bier Garden with a private bar.

See you there!

Prost, Plano

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Photo credits: Downtown Plano Arts District, Steinfest.org and Facebook

Plano International Festival

Free Family Fun at Plano International Festival 2017

The Plano International festival is gearing up for another fun-filled day of multicultural food, entertainment, and education on October 14 in downtown Plano’s Haggard Park with more of everything that makes the event unique – art, culture, food, music, dancing, wellness and fitness, kids’ activities, and more. Come read more about the Plano International festival and all the special events included this year.

  • Foreign film screening at 2:30 pm at the Courtyard Theater featuring Song of Lahore from Academy and Emmy Award-winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, in partnership with Indie Meme and the Plano Symphony Orchestra
  • Expanded STEM tent where kids can learn about science, technology, engineering, and math; in partnership with the UT Dallas Science and Engineering Education Center and Sci-Tech Discovery Center
  • Food trucks! Featuring Indian, Mediterranean, Mexican and more, plus turkey legs, shaved ice and other classic festival fares
  • The ever-popular Passports to the World which encourage kids to visit country booths and learn about the language, geography, and other fun facts; sponsored by Rotary Clubs of Plano

Come experience the world all in one day at the Plano International Festival of 2017!

When: 

October 14, 2017

Where:

Haggard Park, downtown Plano  11 am – 5 pm (Free event!!)

Plano International Festival

More about the 2017 Plano International Festival

The Festival’s foreign film screening will expand to include musical entertainment and a panel discussion. This year’s film, Song of Lahore, is a soul-stirring documentary from Academy and Emmy Award-winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Andy Schocken. Song of Lahore chronicles the amazing journey of a group of classical Pakistani musicians who struggle to gain respect and recognition at home, in a country that no longer values its rich musical traditions, and finally receives it after playing jazz standards on traditional Pakistani instruments alongside Wynton Marsalis at Lincoln Center. The film is being shown in partnership with Indie Meme and the Plano Symphony Orchestra. This is the only portion of the Festival that requires a ticket, which can be purchased at planosymphony.org for $15 for adults, $10 for students. Proceeds will benefit the PSO Education Scholarship Program, funded through the Alice Hobbs Education and Outreach Fund. The film will be shown at 2:30 pm in the Courtyard Theater adjacent to Haggard Park.

Prior to the film screening, the Festival will again feature their highly successful Fitness and Wellness Fair from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Courtyard Theater. Sponsored by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, the fair will offer free flu shots for adults and flu mist for children as well as free screenings for blood pressure, body mass, bone density, vision, dental health, and more. Free massages, healthcare enrollment info, a Carter Blood Drive, and stress prevention tips are among the many useful and important educational offerings. The fair is being held in partnership with the Plano ISD Education Foundation.

Plano International Festival

The Festival was conceived by the Plano City Council’s Multicultural Outreach Roundtable in 2005 to showcase and celebrate the many cultures represented by the people of Plano. It is designed to promote awareness of cultural diversity and facilitate communication between all cultural groups in the community. It also serves to advance Plano’s visibility and standing as an international city. The Plano International Festival is sponsored by the Plano International Festival Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The festival’s variety of offerings for attendees and strong community partnerships has helped it win the Plano ISD Diversity Advisory Committee’s 2014 Community Diversity Leadership Award. And the Festival’s comprehensive Zero Waste program has helped the Festival win the City of Plano’s Environmental Star of Excellence Award four times.

Come learn some culture and more about other countries and enjoy this family-friendly event in downtown Plano!

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Fall Festivals 2017

Fall Festivals in 2017

Get your calendars ready, there are some super fun fall festivals coming up, and some in the same weekend! There’s going to be so much to do nearly every weekend until the holidays. It’s such a fun time of the year. Here’s a look at some Fall Festivals in 2017.

September

  • 8th-10th Oktoberfest in Allen at Watters Creek 2nd Annual Craft Beer Festival Enjoy 20+ Oktoberfest beers from area craft breweries along with live music, DJ, art vendors, food, and festive activities! Free admission
  • 14th Art and Wine Walk (Downtown Plano) Sip your favorite wines and shop while listening to some live music in downtown Plano! I love the 80’s theme.
  • 14th-17th Grapevest in Grapevine  The largest wine festival in the SouthWest! Wine tasting, Grape stomping, Kids Area, Car Fest, Live Entertainment and much more. Grapevine’s biggest event of the year. Purchase tickets online or at the event.
  • 14th-17th Addison Oktoberfest  Parades, Food, Beer, Rides, and Games. It’s the 30th anniversary this year!
  • Autumn at the Arboretum begins. This year the theme is “The Wonderful World of Oz” This is a must see!
  • 22- 24th. Plano Balloon Festival  Races, Balloon Rides, Food, Music, and fun for kids. The fun lasts all weekend long! Tickets run about $5 per person, free for kids under 2.
  • 22-24th McKinney’s 10th Annual Oktoberfest Beer, Food, Music, Kids’ Activities in downtown McKinney
  • 22-24th Greek Food Festival of Dallas Food, Music, Dancing, Cooking Demos, and much more
  • 23rd Yesterland Farm (Canton) Opens for Weekends through November 5
  • 29th State Fair of Texas  This will run through October 22nd.  Rides, games, food, and so much fun. The Fair comes around 1 time a year in Fair Park of Dallas and is a great time.
  • 30th Murphy Maize Days  Food, Concerts, Vendor Markets, Kids’ Area, Pet Adoptions, Pumpkin’ Chunkin contests and more.

October

  • 1st Family Fall Fest at CUMC 12 pm – 2 pm Fall fun for all ages, pumpkin farm, animals, food truck, obstacle courses (free event)
  • 1st “Mass in the Grass” Come enjoy outdoor worship at 10:30 am and stay for the festival on the field and playground area behind Haun Elementary. Music by Cast Iron Soul (regular performers at Frisco Square)
    Bounce houses, food, and fun for everyone.
  • 7th Aubrey Peanut Festival  Starts at 10 am with a parade! A full days fun of events for the whole family.
  • 7th -8th Cottonwood Art Festival  (Richardson) Free Park and Free Admission  Artists from all over the world, top bands, food, music, and fun.
  • 13th-15th ArmeniaFest Arts, Crafts, Dancing, and Eating Contests
  • 14th Plano International Festival (Haggard Park, Plano) Fashion show, food court, and more. Come learn about all different types of cultures and have fun for the whole family.
  • SteinFest (downtown Plano) 20th and 21 Beer, food, polka dancing, and more all taking place in historic downtown Plano! Events start at 10 am. There’s even going to be a Weiner dog fashion show!!!
  • 21st McKinney Wine and Music Festival 12 pm – 4 pm 12 of the best North Texas wineries, a variety of delicious restaurants, family friendly activities, a grape stomp, 40+ boutiques, and a full lineup of talented local musicians (FREE!!)
  • 26th Boo Bash (Put on by the Plano Parks and Rec) 5 pm – 8 pm Come dressed in costume with your trick or treat bag for a fun night of carnival games and candy!  Please bring a canned food item to donate to a local food bank.
  • 27th Trick Or Treat at the Farm (Heritage Farmstead in Plano) 10 am -12 pm Dress up in your costume and trick or treating at the farm! Activities include trick or treating, chicken feeding, tractor rides, a craft, and so much more!  Open to ages 1-9. Check their site for ticket prices.
  •  27th  Faith Lutheran School Treat-N-Feast Fall Festival  5 – 9 p.m Farmers, mice, fairies, and superheroes will gather at Faith Lutheran School on Friday, October 27 for the school’s annual Treat N Feast Fall Festival. The event will feature a bounce house, fair-type foods, a cake walk, carnival games and more. Faith Lutheran School is located at 1701 E. Park Blvd. in Plano. Tickets can be purchased at the door to be used in exchange for food and games. For more information, please call 972.423.7448
  • 28th Custer Road United Methodist Church Fall Festival 5 pm – 7 pm Free community event- trunk or treating, bounce houses, games, and food trucks!

Thinking of hosting a neighborhood block party? Make sure you rent the Pop-up Party Trailer from the City of Plano for the best party!

A look at the best Fall Festivals happening in North Dallas in 2017.

Do you know of a great Fall Festival to add to our list? Tell us in the comments or email us at info@planomoms.com.