Posts Tagged ‘fair park’

The Face of Big Tex

Posted by    |    May 23rd, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Ever since that sad day in Texas history when Big Tex caught fire and burned down right before our eyes our spirits have been kept lifted by the fact that Big Tex will return. Throughout Big Tex’s reconstruction State Fair officials have been keeping us updated on his progress with short clips that show the computer design process of his various body parts. So far we’ve seen his hand, his head and now in the most recent installment we see his face.

It seems like they’re sticking pretty close Tex’s original face especially the creepy factor. But hey it wouldn’t be the Big Tex we know and love if he wasn’t just a little creepy looking, it’s all part of his charm and we love him for it.

Vampire 5K 4.26.13: Will you be the hunter or the hunted?

Posted by    |    April 24th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

logo-full-hiresHave you ever wanted to test your horror survival skill, just in case you ever found yourself being run down by a blood sucking-vampire? Or what if you found yourself suddenly transformed into a blood-sucking vampire, would you be able run down enough prey to keep yourself fed?  Well the Vampire 5k, happening this weekend in Fair Park,  is the perfect place to see how you would fair on either side of good 0r evil.

What is it and how does it work?

The Vampire 5k is no ordinary 5k race where you’re competing for better time or first or second place; no here you’re competing for survival! Each participant chooses to either run as a vampire or as a citizen (when making the decision ask yourself, “do I only run when I’m being chased or do I love the thrill of the chase?) or you can sign up with multiple people and create either a clan (vampires) or a group (citizens). The day of the “race,” vampires must wear all black and citizens must wear all white with each team starting at two separate locations. The course will converge at an unknown distance and after that the chase is on! Citizens will be wearing two flags both of which the vampires must snatch from the citizens in order to turn them into fellow blood suckers. All of this will be made more intense by the zones of red powder and fog and other surprises along the course.

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Earth Day Dallas 2013: The fun way to learn how to go Green

Posted by    |    April 9th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

earth day dallas 2013 Are you ready to Go Green? Yes? Then mark your calendar for April 20th and 21st because Earth Day Dallas, held this year in Fair Park, is ready to show you how.

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than learning how to live eco-friendly with fun hands-on activities and performances from Dallas’ Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico and many others. The Festival will be filled with hundreds of exhibitors sharing colorful displays, innovative products, scientific apparatuses, demonstrations, and hands-on opportunities for the whole family.

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