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.

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Birding at the Farm

  • 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.poinsett@audubon.org / 214.309.5850 (*Joining a team is not required in order to attend the event.)

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Farm Fest

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 
  • SCENTSY 
  • SMILE MAGIC FAMILY DENTAL 
  • TEXAS $5 BLING  
  • THRIVE FAMILY CONSULTING 
  • WANDERLUST FALLS 

Attractions 

  • Kidz Zone 
    • Inflatables
    • 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 

Live Entertainment 

Enjoy live performances and festive music throughout the event. 

DANCE STAGE:

  • 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

  DEMO STAGE:

  • 10:30am FAWC Conservatory and Sciences / Gardening Demo  
  • 12:45pm Chef & Community Health /Fresh Food Demo
  • 1:30pm 4H /Fresh Food Demo

 Parking Information

Parking is free in three locations: 

  1. ADA/Specialty Parking – located at the main lot for Samuell Farm. Parking in this lot will require valid handicap-designated  
  2. Samuell Farm East - Field Parking -  grass parking lot located East of the main parking lot.
  3. 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.

FARM FEST FINAL

Sponsorships Available

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. 

Vendors Wanted!!! - Apply HERE!

Farm Fest Vendors