Main Street Days in Grapevine, May 13-15

MainStreetDaysAttention foodies everywhere: you haven't died and gone to heaven. Rather, Historic Downtown Grapevine is serving you slices of heaven on earth!   Grapevine's Main Street Days, A Pizza Experience,   celebrates this year one of America's favorite foods accompanied by bountiful sides of live music, family fun, carnival rides, midway games and much, much more. The official kick-off to summertime in Grapevine, Main Street Days invites visitors from near and far to spend the weekend in a city full of history, homegrown hospitality and outstanding tastes.

She Is Dallas info: Main Street Days, A Pizza Experience, will be held on Main Street in historic Grapevine.   It opens Friday, May 13 at 10 a.m., and as an added bonus, on Friday, admission is free to everyone until 5 p.m.! Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission prices are $7 for adults, and $5 for seniors (62+) and children (6-12). Weekend passes are available for $15 and souvenir weekend passes are $20. Admission is free for children five and under. Free shuttles run continuously from the free parking lots.For more information, please visit the Main Street Days website.   You can also follow Main Street Days on Facebook and Twitter.

We had a great time at   Main Street Days last year. The kids actually had fun before we even got there.   They loved the shuttle bus ride from the off-site parking lot. I had more fun once we arrived because I really enjoy all of the little boutiques and restaurants along Main Street.   I could spend hours just exploring all there is to see there.

During the festival, Main Street is closed off to traffic so arts and crafts vendors and food vendors can set up booths down the middle of the street. There is also entertainment all around.   Last year, we watched a recreated Western gunfight. Nicholas had the best seat in the house – on Daddy’s shoulders!   It was fun to watch but really loud and a little startling for really young children.   Nicholas also had the chance to learn some kayak skills and test them out in a giant pool.

We eventually got hot and tired so we started to look for some food.   Nicholas loved the giant ice cream cone stand. Daddy loved the Fresh Squeezed Lemonade.carnival food 600x350

This year, you can visit the Pizza Piazza and sample fresh-baked pies from many local restaurants then you can vote for your favorite.   You can also enjoy wine samples and make your way over to the beer booths.

The KidZone is located in Cotton Belt Railroad District (next to the train depot). It’s a lot of fun for kids. This year they have a 40-animal exotic petting zoo, children’s interactive games and live entertainment.   There is also a Comfort Station here for feeding and diaper changing. It was really more like a poorly-ventilated tent but it got the job done for the short amount of time we were in it.

The Carnival/Midway is located behind Liberty Park at Wall St. & Jenkins St.     Unfortunately everything takes those silly tickets.   It seems silly to me to have to estimate how many tickets I might need and then stand in line to buy said tickets only to be stuck with worthless leftover tickets when it’s time to go.

Nicholas played games and won the typical junky prizes but he loved every minute of it.

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I used some of the tickets to take Rachel on her first carousel ride. She was quickly addicted.

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We love Main Street Days so we’ll definitely be back again this year for more festival food and carousel rides.

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