Outdoor Adventures Special Events
Birding at the Farm!
Calling all bird lovers! Don’t miss Birding at the Farm – a new free, community event at Samuell Farm featuring educational sessions on birding, guided bird walks, and a variety of conservation projects focused on creating a healthy future for birds. Joining in partnership to host this special event is the Dallas Park and Recreation’s Outdoor Adventures Program; The Dallas Zoo’s Whooping Crane Conservation Center located at Samuell Farm, and the Trinity River Audubon Center.
- Educational sessions and conservation projects will be added soon.
Interested in joining a team for the Great Texas Birding Classic? The deadline is April 1st. Contact Jake Poinsett, Program Manager – Academic Programs of the Trinity River Audubon Center. Jake.firstname.lastname@example.org / 214.309.5850 (*Joining a team is not required in order to attend the event.)
The Dallas Park and Recreation Department Outdoor Adventures program is excited to present Farm Fest, a fun, family-friendly event at Samuell Farm. This event features a "Touch a Tractor" by John Deere, a kids fun zone, hayrides, artisans market, food trucks, petting zoo, 5K trail run, farming and gardening demonstrations, and more!
General Admission is $3/child (2-17); $5 adult (18+) Children under 2 are free. General admission provides access to the entire event including the Kidz Zone.
Artisans Market, Food Trucks & Food Vendors
Shop with local vendors offering a variety of artisanal goods and items, as well as a variety of food trucks and food vendors will be onsite providing mouth-watering creations and tasty treats! Payment methods accepted by vendors varies.
- A.B TAPITAZ AND MORE
- ARTESANIA Y JOYERIA
- BUBBLES & CORKS CELEBRATION AND EVENTS
- BURDEN BEAUTY BOUTIQUE
- CACTUS MOUNTAIN BOUTIQUE – LULAROE
- CHEROS LATIN KITCHEN
- CHILD CARE GROUP
- CHLOE’S CLOUD CRISPIES
- CORN IN A CUP
- DESTINY’S DESIGNS
- DURAN XL CONTRACTORS LLC
- FERA’S GRILL
- GOODY GOOD SNO CONES & MORE
- GRACE & SHINE NAILS
- IHC SPECIALTY BENEFITS ADVISORS
- J. BANKS ART PHOTOGRAPHY
- KAY’S BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS
- MARY KAY COSMETICS
- NERD GIRLZ TREASURES
- PARISH SENCTS CO.
- PRG BOUTIQUEL/ LINENS AND ACCESSORIES LLC
- RAE OF LIGHTS JEWELS
- RED PLAID DESIGNS
- ROOT 27
- SMILE MAGIC FAMILY DENTAL
- TEXAS $5 BLING
- THRIVE FAMILY CONSULTING
- WANDERLUST FALLS
- Kidz Zone
- Archery Fruit Shoot
- Arts & Crafts
- Games (sack races and egg races)
- Petting Zoo
- Backyard Bass
- Additional fee for the following:
- Hayride - $5/pp
- Goat Yoga - $4/pp
Farm Fest Trail Run 5K
- Register here: https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Mesquite/FarmFestTrailRun5K
Enjoy live performances and festive music throughout the event.
- 10:45am Stage Door Dance
- 11:00am Soul Line Dancing
- 11:30am Elegant Princess Diamonds
- 12:00pm KOUSEI IDOLS
- 1:30pm London School of Dance
- 10:30am FAWC Conservatory and Sciences / Gardening Demo
- 12:45pm Chef & Community Health /Fresh Food Demo
- 1:30pm 4H /Fresh Food Demo
Parking is free in three locations:
- ADA/Specialty Parking – located at the main lot for Samuell Farm. Parking in this lot will require valid handicap-designated
- Samuell Farm East - Field Parking - grass parking lot located East of the main parking lot.
- Shuttle Lot – Mesquite ISD Complex 2133 N. Belt Line Road, Mesquite, TX 75150 (shuttles begin running at 9:45 am)
Parking along the access road of US-80 is strictly prohibited.
We are seeking sponsors and partnerships with organizations, businesses and individuals to assist in funding the event. By becoming a sponsor and partner, you are providing a positive, quality event to our surrounding community. We have several sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Lisa McClendon if you would like to participate as an event sponsor.