A highlight of our year in Downtown Plano Arts District, is the annual Steinfest Festival at Haggard Park
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.
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.
For 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!
Why 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!
One 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
New 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!
Photo credits: Downtown Plano Arts District, Steinfest.org and Facebook
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.
Haggard Park, downtown Plano 11 am – 5 pm (Free event!!)
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.
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!
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.
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!
Do you know of a great Fall Festival to add to our list? Tell us in the comments or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.