Best Events in DFW You Don’t Want to Miss

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DFW has a lot going on this December for residents and visitors. Don’t stay in, whatever you do. Get out there in your Classic Chevy and experience everything that the metroplex has to offer.

Downtown Wonderland – December 5-17

The holidays begin Downtown with Downtown Wanderland, season-long programming featuring Unbranded, Park-It Pop-Ups, photos with Santa, movie screenings, and more! Throughout the season Downtown Dallas will be adorned with holiday lights and décor. Wander through Downtown and explore all there is to see and do.

12 Days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum – December 6 through January 8

Dallas’ favorite holiday tradition just got brighter! Experience the magic of 500,000 lights throughout the garden 25′ Victorian style gazebos filled charming, costumed characters, whimsical animals and music by the famous classic carol.

Texas Christkindl Market – December 6-23

Inspired by the cherished German holiday tradition, the Texas Christkindl Market in Arlington, Texas, is rated as one of the Top 10 German Outdoor Christmas Market events in the U.S.

Nestled next to Globe Life Park, this family-friendly market features a unique shopping experience for holiday gifts, decoration and traditional goods. This event is the only place where shoppers in the southwest U.S. can find exclusive Käthe Wohlfahrt merchandise and designs from the iconic Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas Village.

Guests can also purchase other traditional handcrafted gifts and collectibles, taste authentic German cuisine and holiday beverages, and enjoy live entertainment, children’s activities, and much more!

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Come by Classic Chevrolet this December to test drive a new vehicle or get some service done to your current car, truck, or SUV.

Best Weekend Getaway Places in DFW

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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.

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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.

Events You Don’t Want to Miss in November

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DFW is full of events, concerts, and festivals this November. Head out there and enjoy all that the metroplex has to offer.

Blues, Bandits, and BBQ – November 11-12

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. You can even taste it for yourself alongside the judges by purchasing a wristband for $20, which also allows you to caste a vote.

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition – Now thru January 8

Debuting at the State Fair of Texas, this exhibit as been extended into January. The exhibit uses overblown panels of the Sistine Chapel images to give you an up close view of Michelangelo’s masterpieces without having to travel to Vatican City.

The exhibit is open daily from Tuesday to Sunday at the fairgrounds from 10am to 6pm. Admittance can be gained with a $16 ticket. Children 7 and older, students, and seniors pay $12. Children 6 and under get in free. Discounts are available for families and groups of 10 or more.

Autumn at the Arboretum – Now thru November 23

Named one of America’s “Best Pumpkin Festivals,” by Fodor’s Travel and “One of the World’s 15 Most Breathtaking Gardens” by Architectural Digest, this year’s Pumpkin Village will highlight the Art of the Pumpkin, featuring over 90,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash beautifully displayed by a talented horticulture team.

Besides which, the gardens are bursting with over 150,000 fall blooming flowers, like coleus, impatiens, zinnias, and salvia.

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.

Top 8 Reasons We’re Excited About the State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas is currently in full swing. It’s an annual tradition and it’s kind of a big deal around these parts. If you’re new to town, you owe it to yourself to check it out. If you’ve lived here for a while and never been… well, you need to fix that! Classic Chevrolet is excited about the State Fair and we’ll tell you exactly why:

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1. The Food

Let’s get this one out of the way first. The State Fair of Texas has some fantastic food options. Famous (or infamous, depending on your viewpoint) for its fried fare, there’s a contest every year for the best original recipe and it produces some wild and ambitious results. There’s also the classic funnel cake, which you can’t skip out on, even if you’ve stuffed yourself all day.

2. The Midway

Are fair rides and games corny? Yeah. Do we care? No! What’s better than triumphing over those notoriously difficult games or braving those questionable looking mechanical monstrosities?

3. Big Tex

Like greeting an old friend, Big Tex stands tall year after year. Not even fire can lay low the friendly giant cowboy. “Howdy, folks. Welcome to the State Fair of Texas!” Thanks, Big Tex, nice to see you too.

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4. The Ferris Wheel

No view in DFW beats the top of the Ferris Wheel. As iconic as Big Tex, the Ferris Wheel proves that everything is definitely bigger in Texas.

5. The Exhibits

The fair grounds host a number of permanent exhibits year round, and the fair only adds more. From museums to collections on temporary loan, there are plenty of things to see. Don’t forget to view the crafts and art contests!

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6. The Live Music

With live music everyday around the fair, there’s always some good listening going on somewhere. And the fair covers all its bases. Whether you’re into country, rock, or rap, there’s something for everyone.

7. The Shopping

If you want to browse goods and shop, you’ll be kept busy at the fair. From items useful and functional to goods that have no purpose whatsoever, there’s no end to the merchants set up all around the fair.

8. The Car Show

The car show is HUGE. There are lots of manufacturers present, including Chevy. We might be a little biased, but the Chevy show has some really nice cars to check out.

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If you see a Chevy at the car show that you fall in love with, make Classic Chevrolet your next stop. You can even give that favored vehicle a proper test drive.

Best Events in DFW You Don’t Want to Miss

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The DFW Metroplex and the North Texas region are full of fun activities for you and your family this October. Perfect timing too, as the weather if finally beginning to cool down a bit, especially as we head further into October. While there’s never an end to the fun, here are a few of the best events that DFW has to offer this month.

Celebrate Roanoke

October 8 from 10am to 9pm

Celebrate Roanoke is scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. The 11th annual downtown event is a free, fun festival the whole family will love. Join in for live music by IDT Band, Def Leggend, and Emerald City Band, children’s activities, fireworks, food, shopping, and much more! Don’t miss out on the wonderful day on beautiful Oak Street.

Roanoke is the unique dining capital of Texas, so plan to try a couple of restaurants while you’re out enjoying the festival.

Monet: The Early Years

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to view this groundbreaking exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. Starting October 16, this is the first ever exhibition devoted to the young genius of Claude Monet.

Monet: The Early Years will feature approximately 60 paintings from the first phase of the artist’s career, from his Normandy debut in 1858 until 1872, when he settled in Argenteuil, on the River Seine near Paris. Through the 1860s, the young painter—still in his twenties—absorbed and transformed a variety of influences, as the lessons of the Barbizon school and his mentor Boudin gave way to the challenges posed by his friends Manet, Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley.

The State Fair of Texas

The big event every year in October, the State Fair of Texas is an annual tradition and the biggest, baddest state fair in the U.S. Celebrating 130 years of tradition, the State Fair of Texas returns this fall for another round of food, festivities and family fun. Themed “Celebrating Texas Agriculture,” the 2016 exposition kicked off on Friday, Sept. 30 in historic Fair Park.

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Must Have Foods of the 2016 Texas State Fair

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The State Fair of Texas is a beloved annual tradition for the DFW Metroplex (and the state of Texas in general). Fair-goers enjoy the rides, games, and exhibitions each year and the giant Ferris wheel and Big Tex are symbols of Texas in their own right.

Another tradition of the fair is the food, specifically the contest each year to determine the best original food, usually fried.

At this point the judges have narrowed the field down to the semi-finalists. We’ll say one thing: looking at the list, the judges will certainly have their work cut out for them.

Here’s what’s still in the competition:

  • Bacon Wrapped Churros
  • Bacon Wrapped Pork Belly on a Stick
  • Barn Yard Burger
  • Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Poppers
  • Caribbean Pineapple Korn-a-Copia
  • Crunchy Fried Oinkers
  • Dallas’ Fried Bacontilla
  • Deep Fried Bacon Burger Dog Sliders on a Stick
  • Deep Fried Bacon Wrapped Tater Dog
  • Deep Fried Cannoli Bites
  • Deep Fried Cheeseburger Stuffed Onion Rings
  • Deep Fried Chicken Basket
  • Deep Fried Hawaiian Hoops
  • Deep Fried Nachos
  • Deep Fried Pulled Pork “Funyun” Dings
  • Deep Fried Smoked Salmon & Bacon Croquettes
  • Dorito Bacon Fried Cheese Stick
  • Down Home Chicken Pot Pie Pocket (w/ Mac ‘n Cheese Dip)
  • Fried Cookies & Cream Sundae
  • Fried Jell-O
  • Fried Prime Rib Quesadill”O”
  • Funnel Cake Sundae
  • Holy Guacamole Balls
  • Injectable Great Balls of BBQ
  • Loaded Bacon Mashed Potato Egg Roll
  • Lollipop Fried Bacon Wrapped Quail Breast on a Stick
  • Pina-A lot-Ta
  • Seductive Fried Sea Salt Caramel Wrap
  • Shrimp Fritters
  • Southern Fried Chicken & Dumplins
  • State Fair Cookie Fries
  • State Fair Edible Colas
  • Texas Fried Buffalo Quail
  • Texas Fried Pinatacolupa

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The Best Events DFW has to Offer in September

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September means (slightly) cooler weather and school is back in session, but don’t let that stop you from having fun. The metroplex is bustling with entertainment and the following three events are ones you don’t want to miss in the DFW area this September

30th Annual GrapeFest – September 15-18

GrapeFest, held along Grapevine’s Historic Main Street, is the largest wine festival in the Southwest. Some of GrapeFest’s most popular events include the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation; GrapeStomp; the Champagne Terrace; KidsWorld; Palate Pleasers at the Palace; GrapeFest Golf Classic; GrapeFest Tennis Classic; ItalianCarFest; five stages offering live entertainment, the Texas Wine Tribute and much more.

Come see what all the fuss is about!

Plano Balloon Festival – September 23-25

The Plano Balloon Festival is among the largest balloon festivals held in the state of Texas. Come out and enjoy daily balloon demonstrations and even the opportunity to ride in one.

The festival will be at 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway Plano TX.

Celebrate September at Classic Chevrolet

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Top Events in DFW You Don’t Want to Miss

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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. If you’re caught up in the Pokemon Go craze, the arboretum has more than 30 pokestops and 3 gyms over the park’s 66-acres.

QuakeCon

Often described as the “Woodstock of Gaming,” QuakeCon is a four-day, non-stop celebration of games and the people who play them. Free to attend and open to the public, QuakeCon 2016 will feature North America’s largest Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) LAN party. Hosted at the Hilton Anatole Hotel from August 4-6.

Holocaust Survivor Speaks at Holocaust Museum

Holocaust survivor, Jack Repp will share his story of survival. If you have never heard a survivor tell their story–your chance is now. The Holocaust survivors, refugees, and hidden children who regularly speak to school children during the school year have had a few weeks of rest and are eager to continue to share stories of survival. The event is free Wednesday, August 10, at 12:30pm.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Circus Xtreme

High-wire wizards, powerful strongmen, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, inconceivable contortionists, a high-flying human cannonball, and a bungee aerial skydiving display provide thrilling entertainment for circus goers. America’s favorite circus will be in town at the American Airlines Center from August 3-14. Daily performances, general admission tickets are $15.

Celebrate August at 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 prices. Stop in and see why Chevy has been the most awarded car company for two years in a row.

Best DFW Events in July You Don’t Want to Miss

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Summer is in full swing, and the Dallas-Fort Worth area is ready to celebrate. The metropolitan area is bustling with nonstop festivals, concerts, July 4th fireworks displays, museum exhibits and so much more. The following four events are ones you don’t want to miss in the DFW area this July.

Buckets and Boots Benefit Concert

Head over to the Rocker B Ranch in nearby Graford, Texas, for the Buckets and Boots Benefit Concert on July 9 and 10. This must-visit, sixth annual event raises money for the Palo Pinto County fire departments and includes world-renowned musicians, like Jerry Jeff Walker, Jason Boland, Jack Ingram and Wade Bowen.

Bastille Day Celebration

Downtown Dallas’ Arts District is guaranteed to come to life on July 14, for the annual Bastille Day Celebration. This unique and artsy event features champagne, dancing in the street, and exhibits at the three of Dallas’ top art museums. Street musicians, performers, endless shopping, foods and drinks will be on hand for the must-visit event.

Spark! Create with Cocktails

Combine exercising and playing with your favorite cocktails at the Spark! Create with Cocktails event. Attendees can make an attempt at silk-screening, climbing a 6,000-foot climbing wall, a slide sculpture and so much more. Light snacks are provided and it’s just $10 per person to see and play with all of the latest and greatest Spark! toys and activities.

Celebrate Summer at 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.

Best DFW Events in June You Don’t Want To Miss

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After you pick up a new vehicle from Classic Chevrolet, you’ll be ready to head out to the many June events in the area, including a crawfish boil and a front porch showdown. And, if you’re not ready for a new vehicle, be sure to have your current vehicle serviced in our Chevy service department.

Crawfish Boil in Grand Prairie

Head out to The Grand Prairie Farmers Market, 10127 99 Avenue in Grand Prairie on June 4, 2016 for the Crawfish Boil. This event takes place from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a water and soda garden, gift market, live music, games and arts and crafts. The crawfish are prepared by Dustin Clement’s Heads or Tails Cajun Crawfish and are $10 per pound. The price includes potatoes and corn.

3rd Annual Front Porch Showdown

On June 4, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. head over to the Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, 1515 South Harwood in Dallas for the 3rd Annual Front Porch Showdown. Enjoy tours of historic buildings and bluegrass bands. Bring a picnic if you wish. You can also bring your Dobro, guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle or upright bass and join in. Tickets are $10. For more information visit bluegrassheritage.org.

Fair Park 80th Anniversary Celebration

On June 8, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., and through June 11, 2016, visit Fair Park Dallas, 3939 Grand Avenue in Dallas for the Fair Park 80th Anniversary Celebration. Enjoy this four-day festival with a Dallas Symphony Orchestra concert, games on the Midway, jazz musicians, free tower and ferris wheel rides, fireworks, kids’ activities, a wine stroll, a park history exhibit, Speakeasy party and more. Admission is free.

Taste of Dallas

From June 3 through June 5, 2016 visit Fair Park Dallas, 3939 Grand Avenue in Dallas for Taste of Dallas. The event runs from 5:00 p.m. on Friday through 9:00 p.m. on Sunday. Enjoy art, food, music, shopping, tasting, playing, fun and more. Enjoy restaurants best dishes for $1 to $4. One-day tickets are $14. Kids 11 and under are free as long as an adult is with them.

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