Must-Attend Holiday Events in DFW

This year, be sure to catch some of the family attractions you can’t miss that are being held in the Dallas area. Before you head out, be sure to have your vehicle serviced. And, if you have been thinking about a new Chevy, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive your favorite model – you’ll be able to ride to these December events and to Christmas parties in style.

Miracle on 34th Street

From now until December 20, 2017, visit the Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, Dallas, Texas, 75231 to see this favorite sell-out holiday spectacular. Enjoy the story of Kris Kringle rescuing a single mother and her daughter who gave up on Christmas.

The 12 Days of Christmas

From now through January 3, 2018, take part in Dallas’ newest holiday tradition and enjoy 500,000 lights and costumed characters animals and music that fill 25-foot Victorian-style gazebos all made famous by the famous Christmas carol. The 12 Days of Christmas takes place at the Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas, 75218.

Visit Santa Claus at Galleria Dallas

Through December 24, 2017, visit Santa at Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas, 75240. Admission price varies by the photo package you request. Santa will hear gift requests and his assistants will take photos on Level 2 near Belk. For more information call (972) 702-7100.

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Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive your next new vehicle and to learn more about the standard features available on the model and trim level you choose.

Thanksgiving Tailgate Traditions

Football and Thanksgiving are like turkey and Thanksgiving – you can’t have one without the other. At least for most people. That means you either eat early or late, depending on which game you are going to attend. If you are a Dallas fan, you are most likely going to be at the game, and that means you have to have a tailgate party with your Classic Chevy truck.

Football vs. Family Dinner

Since the Dallas game is at 3:30, you’ve got it made. You can eat an early Thanksgiving dinner with those who are not going to the game, and then you can head over to the field to do a Thanksgiving Day tailgate party. Or, if your whole family is going to the game, just do the entire Thanksgiving dinner at the game! Bring a turkey fryer, cook potatoes and other vegetables on the grill and you’re all set. You can make the apple, pumpkin, blueberry and cherry pies the day before.

More Football

Don’t forget to bring a football to toss around while you’re waiting for the food to cook. After you eat, you can lean those comfortable Silverado seats back and relax until it’s time to go into the game. You can even catch the early game on your tablet or the radio.

Setting Up

A couple days ahead of time, make a list – since this isn’t typical hotdogs and burgers, you don’t want to forget anything. Your list should include the turkey fryer, oil, turkey, all the fixins, plenty of plates and plasticware, a Thanksgiving tablecloth, the grill and the pies. Try to get a spot where you’ll have plenty of space to set up so you have room to cook a full meal and play catch.

Tailgating with Your Trailer

Even more fun would be to tow your travel trailer with your Silverado if the venue allows overnight parking for RVs. You’ll be able to tailgate for two days, and you’ll have a comfortable bed to fall into when you’re too tired for more fun.

Stop by Classic Chevy

Stop by Classic Chevrolet today for a service appointment if you haven’t serviced your truck in a while; or stop by to pick out some neat accessories to dress up your truck for the big tailgating party.

The Best BBQ Joints in DFW

If you just bought or leased a new Chevy from Classic Chevrolet and are looking for a great place to celebrate your new vehicle, visit one of these iconic DFW BBQ joints. From the slow-cooked meats to the signature sauces and homestyle sides, you can’t go wrong with a meal at any of these restaurants.

Heim Barbecue

What started as one of the hottest food trucks in Fort Worth has now become one of the hottest BBQ restaurants in the entire metroplex. Located at 1109 W Magnolia Avenue in Fort Worth, Heim Barbecue serves some of the best dishes around. Not only can you expect to find your favorites, like ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and sausage, but you can also pick up some dishes unique to Heim, the best of which are the bacon burnt ends, which you cannot pass up. Meals come on platters or on sandwiches and there are numerous sides to choose from, like coleslaw, pinto beans, green chile mac and cheese, and hand cut fries. Don’t wait too late in the day to drop in: Heim makes everything fresh daily and when they’re out, they’re out.

Shady Oak BBQ and Grill

A pleasant place to grab some grub, Shady Oak BBQ and Grill is located in north Fort Worth along Fossil Creek. With a big outdoor eating area situated on a great big green lawn and under a stand of trees, it makes for a wonderful atmosphere on a Friday night at the end of a long week, especially if there’s live music as there often is. The entire restaurant is built in and around a historic stone barn located at 6364 Sandshell Drive in Fort Worth and serves up hickory-smoked meats with all the fixins. It’s also a great place to go if you’ve got people in your party that aren’t in the mood for BBQ since the menu includes alternatives like catfish, burgers, and chicken fried steak.

Pecan Lodge

The Pecan Lodge in Deep Ellum is the place to go in Dallas for great BBQ. Located at 2702 Main Street in Dallas, the Pecan Lodge has been serving up straightforward smoked BBQ for years. Besides the staples like brisket, ribs, pulled pork, and sausages, you can also try some of the specialties at the Pecan Lodge, like their Pitmaster sandwich (brisket, pulled pork, sausage, slaw, sauce, and sliced jalapeno) or the Hot Mess (a salt-crusted sweet potato topped with South Texas barbacoa, chipotle cream, cheese, butter, and green onions).

Stop by Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive your next new vehicle, then take it out to celebrate at your favorite BBQ restaurant.

Don’t Miss These DFW Events This November

While winter is just around the corner, that doesn’t mean the events calendar clears up – as a matter of fact, it just might be a bit busier because of the upcoming holidays. That means you need to keep your vehicle in good working order so you don’t miss out on the events that are a “must.” Stop by Classic Chevy for service or to pick up a new vehicle if you are considering buying or leasing something new.

Autumn at the Arboretum

This event runs until November 26 at the Dallas Arboretum. This is a great fall event for the entire family. When you visit, you’ll see more than 50,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds at the Pumpkin Village. Every day, you’ll find great photo opportunities and fall events. The Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas,TX 75218.

3D Chocolate Tour: Dallas by Chocolate Food Tours

On November 18, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:15 p.m., take a tour of the top chocolate venues in Dallas and enjoy sweet treats and beverages. Admission is $39. Meet at 5118 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas, 75206. For more information call Jeanine Stevens at (972) 814-5997 or visit dallasbitesfoodtours.com.

Blues, Bandits, and BBQ

Head out to Kidd Springs Park in Oak Cliff next weekend where more than 30 teams of barbecue specialists will be occupying the park for a two-day festival. Food and drink will be for sale and live music will be playing. November 11, spectators can watch the teams fire up their grills. The results will be presented on November 12 from 1-3pm.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Before you hit the road to enjoy any festivals or events this November in DFW, drop by Classic Chevy to make sure that your vehicle is ready to handle the rigors of the road. Think it’s time to get a new car or truck? There’s no better place to shop in the metroplex than Classic Chevrolet. Stop by today and check out our inventory and try out your favorite vehicles with a test drive.

 

Best Weekend Getaway Places in and Around Grapevine

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all and you don’t have to go far. You can choose to stay in a local bed and breakfast just to relax and let someone else wait on you for the weekend. Make a great weekend out of it by going to the spa or pretending to be a tourist by visiting some of the tourist attractions in the area. If you are considering a new Chevy, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new vehicle so you can take it with you when you go for your relaxing weekend.

Azalea Plantation Bed and Breakfast

Stay at the Azalea Plantation Bed and Breakfast, which is located in a nice residential neighborhood at 1400 Robinwood Drive, Fort Worth, Texas, 76111. You’re about 10 minutes from the Stockyards Historic District and even closer to the newly restored Sundance Square. The Azalea Plantation features a view of an acre of oak trees, a gazebo, fountain and rock terracing.

If you want to just relax on the grounds and sleep on one of the most comfortable beds in the city, this is the place. Celebrate a birthday, anniversary or make a reservation just because you want to relax.

The Guesthouse on Allen Street

The Guesthouse on Allen Street is located at 2203 Allen Street in Dallas. If you are looking for a private and intimate spot to spend the weekend and don’t want to drive far, this is the place you’ll want to spend your weekend. The Guesthouse is located in the Uptown State Thomas neighborhood that offers lots of trendy things to do. You’ll need reservations, of course, and you’ll be able to walk to several popular restaurants.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet

Visit Classic Chevy today to test drive the vehicle you’ve been keeping your eye on. Once you do that, you can drive it to your favorite place to stay for a relaxing weekend.

Best Pumpkin Patches to Visit Around North Texas

Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new Chevy, and then head out to visit some of the pumpkin patches around North Texas. Be ready to celebrate Halloween by picking up some pumpkins for your yard decoration and for the kids to carve.

Andersons Farm

This pumpkin patch features a straw/hay bale maze, cow and barrel train rides, a fall festival, a child’s hay bale maze, concessions, tractor-pulled hay rides, restrooms/porta-potties, face painting and a picnic area. Andersons Farm is located at 7958 CR 619, Blue Ridge, Texas, 75424. Hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. through November 8. For more information email holly at andersonsfarm dot com or call (214) 794-7736.

Lavender Ridge Farms

Visit Lavender Ridge Farms for pumpkins, the gift shop and to see farm animals. Visit the snack and refreshment stand and picnic area. Restrooms are available. Lavender Ridge Farms is located at 22391 County Road 178, Gainesville, Texas, 76240. Hours through mid November are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The cafe hours from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For more information call (940) 665-6938 or email info at lavenderridgefarms dot com.

St. James Pumpkin Patch

For pumpkins and gourds, visit St. James Pumpkin Patch, 99845 McCree Road, Dallas, Texas, 75238. The patch is open every day through October 31, 2017. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Sundays from noon until 6:00 p.m. Also available, if the weather permitted during the growing season, is Indian corn. For more information call (214) 348-1345 or email inquiries at stjamesdallas dot org.

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Be sure to visit Classic Chevy to test drive a new vehicle. Ask your salesperson about any lease or finance specials we may be running. If you’re not ready for a new vehicle because yours is only a couple year old, call our service department to set up an appointment to have your vehicle’s maintenance completed.

Best Attractions at the 2017 State Fair of Texas

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The 2017 State Fair of Texas is well under way and it’s full of awesome attractions that are sure to keep you busy all day long. Stop by Classic Chevrolet before you head over to the Fair Grounds in Dallas to make sure that your ride is in good shape or to shop for a new vehicle.

The Fried Food Specials

Deep Fried Froot Loops – Sweet Finalist

Love Froot Loops cereal? Then you’ll love this hedonistic spin on the breakfast cereal classic. Froot Loops cereal is combined with marshmallow cream filling in a creamy batter outer shell, deep fried, and covered in glaze and powdered sugar.

The Tamale Donut – Savory Finalist

Donuts + tamale = heaven. It’s one of Einstein’s lesser known mathematical proofs and we think it’s underrated. The tamale donut takes the filling of your traditional tamale, in this case pork carnitas, but shapes it into a donut instead. It’s then covered in jalapeno salsa.

Gulf Coast Fish Bowl – Best Taste Sweet

This one came out on top in the sweet category and it’s no wonder why. It looks like an aquarium with Nerds candies as the gravel bottom and iced blue punch as the water. Swedish Fish fill the bowl and a pineapple ring garnishes the opening.

Funnel Cake Bacon Queso Burger – Best Taste Savory and Most Creative

The king of the 2017 fried foods is the funnel cake bacon queso burger and it’s exactly what it sounds like. Take a hamburger patty, top it with bacon and queso, then put all of that goodness between two funnel cakes. It’s the most savory, most creative fried Frankenstein at the fair this year. Don’t miss it.

The Chevy Main Stage

Check out the Chevrolet Main Stage where the biggest stars at the State Fair perform, including the Charlie Daniels Band, Maren Morris, Flo Rida, La Mafia, Temecula Road, Daya, Pat Green, and many more.

Chevy at the State Fair

If you’re as excited about Chevrolet as you are the State Fair, you’re in luck. Chevy will have a strong presence at the Annual State Fair Auto Show. You can find Chevy vehicles on display daily in the Automobile Building and at the Outdoor Truck Zone, which has all of the latest and greatest Chevy truck models on display.

If you want to do more than just look at Chevy cars, trucks, and SUVs, head to the Ride and Drive attraction. Here, you’ll be able to get behind the wheel of a new Chevrolet, including the Silverado HD, Silverado LD, Colorado, Tahoe, Traverse, Equinox, Trax, Camaro, and Corvette.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Can’t wait to test drive a Chevy at the fair? Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new vehicle to take to the fair. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any lease or finance specials we might be running on your favorite Chevy model.

 

October Events Around DFW Area

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Stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new vehicle, and then head out to some fun October events around the DFW area including the State Fair of Texas 2017 and Dan’s Haunted House. Choose from light-duty trucks, heavy-duty trucks, SUV models, sedans and sports coupes. Some of the 2018 model years are already here, so if you have been waiting for that, your wait is over.

State Fair of Texas 2017

The State Fair of Texas 2017 is currently running and will run through October 22, 2017, at Fair Park Dallas, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Boulevard, Dallas, Texas, 75210. Enjoy exhibits, entertainment, competitions, midway rides and tons of fair food.

Crazy Water Festival

On Friday, October 13, 2017 starting at 6:00 p.m. and running until October 14, 2017, visit the Historic Famous Water Pavilion, 209 NW 6th Street, Mineral Wells, Texas, 76067 for the Crazy Water Festival. Admission is $3. Enjoy live music, a beer garden, street art, a children’s area and more. Celebrate the acclaimed mineral water of Mineral Springs. For more information call (940) 325-8870.

Dan’s Haunted House

Visit Dan’s Haunted House through October 31, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. The haunted house is located at 501 E. Swisher Road, Lake Dallas, Texas, 75065. Admission is $20. The haunted house is based on the dreams and night terrors of Little Yuki, a Japanese girl. The haunts include the horrifying tales Samurai spirits, urban legends of demons, mythological ghosts and more. You won’t see zombies, chainsaws or clowns so get scared by something completely different this year. For more information call (972) 821-9154.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new truck, SUV, sedan or sports coupe. Be sure to ask your salesperson if we are running any lease or finance specials on the models you are interested in. And, if you’re not ready for a new vehicle because you already have a new Chevy, be sure to call our service department to set up an appointment for service or to have your vehicle checked before a trip.

Ultimate Chevy State Fair Guide

This weekend is the State Fair of Texas’s opening weekend. If you’re like most Texans this time of year, you’ll probably be planning your pilgrimage to the capital of all things fried. The State Fair is always a fun time, from the outrageous fried foods to the classic rides and games to the shopping and exhibitions. Not to mention that Chevrolet will have a big presence at the State Fair; after all, Chevrolet is the official vehicle of the State Fair of Texas!

Before you head out to the fair, be sure to have your vehicle serviced – or, if you are in the market for a new vehicle, stop by Classic Chevrolet to test drive a new Chevrolet to take to the fair with you.

Chevy at the State Fair

If you’re as excited about Chevrolet as you are the State Fair, you’re in luck. Chevy will have a strong presence at the Annual State Fair Auto Show. You can find Chevy vehicles on display daily in the Automobile Building and at the Outdoor Truck Zone, which has all of the latest and greatest Chevy truck models on display.

If you want to do more than just look at Chevy cars, trucks, and SUVs, head to the Ride and Drive attraction. Here, you’ll be able to get behind the wheel of a new Chevrolet, including the Silverado HD, Silverado LD, Colorado, Tahoe, Traverse, Equinox, Trax, Camaro, and Corvette.

The fun continues at the Chevrolet Main Stage where the biggest stars at the State Fair perform, including the Charlie Daniels Band, Maren Morris, Flo Rida, La Mafia, Temecula Road, Daya, Pat Green, and many more.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Can’t wait to test drive a Chevy at the fair? Stop by Classic Chevy to test drive a new vehicle to take to the fair. Be sure to ask your salesperson about any lease or finance specials we might be running on your favorite Chevy model.

The Best Events in the DFW Area This August

Summer is winding down and school is on the way, but the Dallas-Fort Worth area isn’t ready to stop the fun just yet. The metropolitan area is bustling with nonstop festivals, concerts, museum exhibits and so much more. The following four events are ones you don’t want to miss in the DFW area this August.

August Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum is offering dollar days throughout the month of August. For the entire month, visitors can enjoy all the Dallas Arboretum has to offer for only $1 general admission and $5 for parking. For only an extra $1, visitors can also gain access to the 8-acre Children’s Adventure Garden.

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed at the Perot Museum – Ongoing

Elaborate royal tombs, ancient languages, human sacrifice, sports, and extraordinary architecture. All define the fascinating Maya civilization that is the bedrock of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s upcoming traveling exhibition – Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed. The largest traveling Maya exhibition ever to tour the U.S., the 10,000 square-foot display brings together more than 200 authentic artifacts and immersive environments to explore the astonishing accomplishments of one of the most powerful indigenous Mesoamerican civilizations, which still has millions of living descendants today. The bilingual exhibition, presented in English and Spanish, is presented by Highland Capital Management and will run through Sept. 4, 2017.

Visit Classic Chevrolet

Classic Chevrolet is the No. 1 place in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to find the latest and greatest Chevy vehicles for unbeatable summer prices. Stop in and see why Chevy has been the most awarded car company for two years in a row.