We’re kicking off National Farmers Market week (set by the National Farmers Market Coalition as August 5-11th) with family-friendly activities at the weekend market! Besides having mounds of melons for picking out and taking home, we’ll have a full day filled with family fun activities, including a barn-yard petting zoo, watermelon themed kids crafts, story time, watermelon games, tastings, demonstrations, dancing and live music on stage. Visitors should also bring their market bag, as the weekend market will be in full swing. Farms, ranches, artisanal foods and artisan craft vendors will be in the mix too.
Watermelon Festival runs 9am-5pm, Saturday, August 4th.
And join for a Farmer Class with The Texas Farm Bureau at 7:30am. See what the Texas Farm Bureau has to offer plus they are bringing their teaching barn for kids! Connecting Farm to City will also be planting watermelon seeds with the kids!
Big Red Barn & Barnyard Petting Zoo
SPARK! Watermelon Chihuly-Style Art (Making + Assembling)
Pony Carriage Rides
Dallas Public Library Book Bike
‘Share Your Farmers Market Love’ Wall
Games – Watermelon Bowling, Corn Hole
Watermelon Themed Cake Walk
Chef Demo w/ Chef Chad Houser of Cafe Momentum
Watermelon Carving Demonstrations w/ Q&A
Texas Farm Bureau’s Cotton Truck
City of Dallas Environmental Services hosting seed bomb making
The Wee Gypsy, Best Little Photo Booth in Texas
Watermelon Eating Photos
Downtown Dallas, Inc. Swag Trailer
Live music by Camden Lee: 9am-12pm
Live music by Faster Horses: 12:30pm-3:30pm
The benefactor is Connecting City to Farm and they’ll be hosting watermelon seed planting.