State Fair in Dallas

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The State Fair in Dallas will be held from September 26 through October 19, 2014. You will definitely need more than one day to see everything, especially if you want to see different headliners on the Chevy Main Stage. Since you may be stuck in traffic when you get to the fair or leave the fair, be sure you stop by Classic Chevrolet to have your vehicle checked and serviced – if necessary – before the first day you attend the fair.

Chevy Main Stage Headliners

Every night of the fair the Chevy Main Stage will feature a different artist. Artists include:

  • The Swon Brothers on September 26 at 8:30 p.m.
  • Fantasia on September 27 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Lucy Hale on September 28 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Kool & the Gang on October 4 at 8:30 p.m.
  • Siggno on October 5 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Kyle Park on October 7 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Deryl Dodd on October 11 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Cody Canada & the Departed on October 11 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Jason Boland & the Stragglers on October 11 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Casey Donahew Band on October 11 at 8:30 p.m.
  • Le Freak on October 12 at 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • Becky G on October 13 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Danielle Bradbery on October 17 at 8:30 p.m.
  • Collective Soul on October 18 at 3:00 p.m.
  • La Maquinaria Nortena on October 19 at 3:00 p.m.

Food and Fun

In addition to the live entertainment, you’ll have plenty of food to choose from including turkey legs, corn dogs and tons of other fried foods. Plus, you’ll see a daily cooking demonstration and other culinary competitions.

Other fun for kids includes the Pee Wee Stampede, Kid’s Pedal Tractor Pulls, Big Tex’s Barnyard and much more. Don’t forget the livestock exhibits, equestrian events, auction, rides and games.

Stop by Classic Chevy before you head out to the fair to ensure that your vehicle is up to sitting in traffic. If you haven’t had your vehicle serviced and it is time for regularly scheduled maintenance, now is the time to bring it in. If you are in the market for a new vehicle, purchase or lease it before the fair starts so you can show it off to everyone!

September Events in Dallas

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It’s time to plan for fall events, especially if you just bought a new vehicle from Classic Chevrolet. You can take that new car smell with you when you start celebrating autumn this year. If you haven’t bought or leased a new vehicle, be sure to have your current car serviced at our service department before you start attending the many September events in Dallas.

Autumn at the Arboretum

During the months of September, October and November, and starting on September 20, visit the arboretum to view over 50,000 pumpkins, squash and gourds that make up the Pumpkin Village. You’ll have many photo opportunities, and can attend many of the fall festivals during this time period. Also, this year, Cinderella’s Carriage returns! The arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas, 75218.

Pantego Fest 2014

The Pantego Fest is back again this year. It will be held at the Park Row West Shopping Center, 2229 West Park Row, Pantego, Texas, 76013. All age groups and people with many different interests will enjoy the Pantego Fest. Live music including the cover bank L Freak, a 5k race and Fun Run and local vendors are just a few of the things happening at the festival. Admission to the festival is free. Hours are September 26, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., September 27, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. and September 28, 2014 from noon until 6:00 p.m.

State Fair of Texas 2014

The State Fair of Texas 2014 will be held from September 26, 201 4 through October 19, 2014 at Fair Park Dallas, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75210. The 2014 State Fair of Texas will run from Friday, September 26, 2014 to Sunday, October 19, 2014.

Enjoy lots of kid-friendly fun, exhibits, Texas Discovery Gardens and more. This year, the fair has extended hours from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. General admission is $17, children under 48 inches get in for $13 and children under 2 years of age get in free. Food and ride coupons are sold in sheets of 20 and are $0.50 per coupon. If you want to attend the fair more than one day, you can buy a season pass for $39.95.

Stop by Classic Chevy today to pick up your new vehicle or to get your current vehicle serviced before you get too busy with attending fall events.

Events Coming Up In DFW

It’s time to buy a new vehicle when you start putting more money into repairs than what your monthly payment is – or was, if you’ve kept your vehicle for over five to seven years. Or, maybe you just think it’s time for a change. Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive your next vehicle, whether it’s a work truck, high-end truck with all the bells and whistles, a sedan, an SUV or even a sports car. After you drive your new vehicle home, you’ll be ready to head out on the town for some fun events – and to show off your new wheels.

Visit the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden during August Dollar Days and the dog days of summer. During the entire month of August 2014, general admission is only $1for non-members. Members still get in free and have free parking year-round. Kids will enjoy the Children’s Adventure Garden – eight acres of fun. Adults will enjoy everything the arboretum and botanical garden has to offer – and be sure to bring a camera. The Dallas Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Tex., 75218.

Skyline Trapeze offers flying trapeze classes in Dallas until October 31, 2014. Classes are offered for children and adults – and you’ll get an excellent view of the Dallas skyline. Even those with no experience will enjoy the fun. You can also plan team building events and group parties. The Skyline Trapeze classes are located at Skyline Trapeze Rig, 101 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas, Tex., 752047.

DFW Restaurant Week is on! Starting August 11, 2014 and running until August 17, 2014, you’ll be able to dine at many restaurants in on the list of participants. The restaurants will be offering prix fixe dinners for $35 or $45 and lunches for $25. Twenty percent of each meal goes to support North Texas Food Bank, located in Dallas, and Lena Pope, located in Ft. Worth, to help local families and children in need. For more information and a list of participating restaurants, visit dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/06/17/faq-dfw-restaurant-week-2014/.

While the events are local, you can end up doing a lot of driving. If you service your current vehicle or buy or lease a new vehicle from Classic Chevrolet, you’re sure to have a great time without worrying about an older vehicle breaking down on you – and you’ll do it in style, too.

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Fun Events in DFW

Most people don’t consider buying a new vehicle “fun,” however, we make car-buying easy so you can enjoy the fun of picking out the vehicle you want. You can search our blog and our website at Classic Chevy for ideas for the perfect vehicle whether you need a work truck, a sedan for commuting or you want a “show off” vehicle – think Camaro or Corvette. Once you drive off in the perfect vehicle, you’ll want to continue the fun by heading out for some fun events in DFW.

Build It Garage will be held from June 17 through August 17, 2014 at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Learn how to launch a rocket, build a robot, make a car to race and work with a 3D printer. Hours are 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is general admission plus an extra $4 for materials. For more information, call (214) 428-5555. The museum is located at 2201 N. Field Street, Dallas, Tex., 75201.

Watch Flight of the Butterflies in 3D at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, located at 2201 N. Field Street, Dallas, Tex., 75201. Admission prices vary so for more information, call (214) 428-5555. The film is a great scientific adventure that shows you through a monarch butterfly’s year-long migration cycle. From scenes in remote overwintering sanctuaries in Mexico through the butterflies’ flight to Canada, you’ll see how these beautiful creatures find their way from their winter home to their summer home.

If you’re into fashion, visit Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style, from July 19 through October 5, 2014 at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, 2943 SMU Blvd., Dallas, Tex., 75205. Admission is from $10 to $16. You’ll see what inspired this fashion designer’s life and work, explore his career and see more than 60 garments, including some that are out for viewing for the very first time. You’ll also see highlights of clothing worn by Nancy Reagan, Laura Bush and Hilary Clinton. For more information, contact the center at (214) 200-4300.

If buying a new vehicle is not in your “fun” schedule this month, be sure you bring your current vehicle to Classic Chevrolet for a checkup or for maintenance if it’s time to do the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance.

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Summer Fun Checklist

Summer is the time for fun and that usually means packing up your Chevy and driving somewhere – even if it’s just to the next neighborhood or the other side of town. Most activities take some planning, especially if you have children. Part of the planning should include making sure your vehicle is safe – bring it to Classic Chevrolet for a checkup if you haven’t been for maintenance recently.

Once you have your vehicle serviced or you drive off the lot in your new vehicle, you’ll need a list of summer fun things to do.

  • Go tent camping
  • Hook up the RV for a long road trip
  • Go hiking
  • Go fishing
  • Go tubing
  • Take a bicycle ride
  • Blow bubbles
  • Have a party just to have a party
  • Watch fireworks
  • Visit the zoo
  • Go swimming
  • Go to a concert in the park
  • Go on a city history tour
  • Finger paint
  • Take a boat out on a lake
  • Take a canoe down a river for some white water excitement
  • See a drive-in movie
  • Go to the fair
  • Ride a ferris wheel
  • Build a blanket fort
  • Run through sprinklers
  • Read a book
  • Have a treasure hunt with your neighbors, then eat all the hotdogs and burgers you can eat at a neighborhood cookout
  • Play Frisbee
  • Play volleyball
  • Go to the beach

Make sure you plan for the activity. Making lists helps so that you don’t forget anything for the bigger activities, such as fishing, camping and a day at the beach. Whether you have a truck, an SUV or a sedan, you can fit just about everything you need in there – well, except for the sedan – if you go tent camping, it might get pretty crowded in the trunk, depending on the size of your tent.

Stop by Classic Chevy today to have your current vehicle serviced or to test drive a new model pickup, SUV, coupe or sedan.

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Upcoming Events in Grapevine!

Grapevine has many upcoming and ongoing events – and planning a dinner out and the attendance of one or more of these events is the perfect way to celebrate that new vehicle you just bought at Classic Chevy. Fireworks or a wine tasting – or any other local event is a perfect way to start or end an evening.

Summer Blast runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. This event provides family fun including special exhibits, waterparks, outdoor activities, fireworks, shopping, dining and more. The fireworks are every Friday night over Lake Grapevine. Take the kids to Legoland Discovery Center or help catch the outlaws on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. You might also want to catch a show at The Texas Star Dinner Theater or take in some music at the Grapevine Opry Show.

The Grapevine Farmer’s Market is going on – it started on April 10, 2014 and will run until October 18, 2014 at the Town Square Gazebo, 325 S. Main Street, Grapevine. The Farmer’s Market runs from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. If you want locally grown produce and products, this is the place to go.

Stop by the Gaylord Texan Resort for wine and cheese pairings from June 13, 2014 through August 30, 2014. The resort is located at 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine. The wine and cheese pairings are held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00p.m. You’ll enjoy three wines and an Artisanal cheese selection. You must be aged 21 or over. The price per person is $35.

The Night Watchman Tour is being held from January 2, 2014 through November 29, 2014 at the D’Vine Wine of Grapevine, 409 S. Main Street, Grapevine. Stop by for stories of haunted wineries and haunting history. This is a walking tour – it takes 90 minutes and goes through Grapevine. The tour starts at D’Vine Wine. Tickets include a glass of wine when you return to the winery after the tour. You should be present 15 minutes before the tour starts. Tours are on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, but call the winery for times. Admission is $20 for adults, $17 for students and seniors and $10 for children under 12 years of age.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet to get a new sedan, SUV or truck if you haven’t already – that way, you’ll be ready to head out to as many events as you can fit into your schedule.

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July 4th in DFW

If you are looking for the best places to see this year’s fireworks you can catch them in several places. Jump in the brand new vehicle you just bought or leased from Classic Chevrolet, pack some snacks, a picnic lunch and beverages and head out for the fun.

On July 4, 2014, Arlington will be hosting the Made in America, Celebrating Ingenuity parade at 9:00 a.m. The parade will start at the southeast corner of Mitchell and Cooper Streets. There will be free open seating bleachers, free parking, cool mist stations, convenient restrooms and refreshments for sale. If you have children, be there before the parade or stay after for the Kids Zone face painting, bounce houses and games. The award ceremony will be held at 1:00 p.m. – after the parade – at Knapp Heritage Park, 201 W. Front Street. For more information, visit arlington4th.org.

Six Flags Over Texas will be celebrating the 4th from 10:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. daily. There will be fireworks at night during the entire weekend. If you bring any Coca Cola product, you can get in an hour earlier (9:30 a.m.). For more information visit sixflags.com. ‘

Bedford Boys Ranch Park, located at 2801 Forest Ridge Drive will host a free celebration with family-friendly activities, live music, food vendors, a classic car show and fireworks. You can bring lawn chairs, coolers, blanks and non-alcoholic beverages, but nothing in glass containers. Admission to the Bedford Splash Aquatic Center is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for ages 3 to 17, and free for those 2 and under. Parking is $5 for limited shuttle service, $20 per car on site and $15 at the Bedford Old School and Bedford Public library.

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic will be held at Billy Bob’s Texas on July 4 at the Rodeo Plaza in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Live performers include Josh Abbott Band, Dierks Bently, Jamey Johnson and Ryan Bingham. Willie Nelson will perform at 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 and $60 at the gate. Anyone 17 and under must come with an adult. Please leave the chairs, umbrellas, coolers and pets home.

While Classic Chevy is closed on the 4th, you can still stop by during the weekend to test drive your next new vehicle.

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Summer Fun in DFW

If you’re looking for something fun to do or you just need an excuse to drive the new vehicle you just bought at Classic Chevrolet, head out for some summer fun for kids of all ages to water parks, golf parks, and tons of entertainment. Some of the entertainment is inside so you will have something to do even on a day that is less than stellar.

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  • Alley Cats is located at 2008 W. Pleasant Ridge Road in Arlington. It offers 24 bowling lanes, a two-story laser tag arena, a huge arcade, rock climbing wall and billiards. If you get hungry, Alley Cats has a snack bar and an adult full service bar.
  • If you want to do something a little different, check out Bandera, Texas “Cowboy Capital of the World,” located at 126 State Highway 16 S in Bandera, Texas. Kids will be able to meet cowboys, ride horses, see what a dude ranch looks like, see a rodeo, learn rope tricks and more.
  • Bowl & Barrel, located at 8084 Park Lane, Suite 145 in Dallas is an indoor venue that offers boutique bowling. It is a tavern, but offers kid-friendly food, bumpers and ramps.
  • Celebration Station, located at 4040 Towne Crossing Boulevard in Mesquite, Texas has tons of indoor and outdoor attractions for kids of all ages. It’s a great place to hold a birthday party or other family outing. Enjoy bumper boats, go-karts, paintball, miniature golf, a video arcade and more.
  • Dallas Aquatics, located at 833 Sunset Inn Circle in Dallas, provides family fun with one indoor pool and 17 outdoor pools. The pools are located throughout the city so you might find one in your neighborhood. When you just need to beat the heat, take the entire family over to the pool.
  • Water Works Park, located at 2400 Long Road in Denton is a perfect way for the entire family to have fun and cool off. Enjoy four huge slides, the lazy river, a children’s play pool, pavilions for parties, sand volleyball, picnicking and concessions.

Head over to Classic Chevy today to test drive your next vehicle or to get your current vehicle serviced before you head out for some summer fun.

Get Your Father a Chevy!

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Even though Father’s Day 2014 is over, you can still get your dad a Chevy at Classic Chevrolet for Father’s Day! Does your father like hunting, taking trips, fishing or does he work all the time? Choose a vehicle that fits his lifestyle needs and you will have gotten him the best present he’s ever received.

For a dad that likes to go hunting and fishing – or a dad that needs a truck for work – a Silverado would be perfect. For a dad that commutes to the office or likes to take long trips, consider a sedan or SUV. We even have Chevys for dads who have everything they need for work and most types of play. If this is going to be a second vehicle, you might even consider getting dad a Corvette or a Camaro.

If you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place with the decision because your dad is the greatest and does everything, the 2015 Silverado 3500HD Double Cab with a long bed is perfect. It can haul an RV for hunting, fishing and family trips; it can haul tools for work; it can even double as a comfortable-riding vehicle for long trips. Of course, it won’t catch a Corvette on the highway, but you can still beat a Corvette at the bracket drag strip – and it will turn a lot of heads!

The 3500 features a 6.0-liter Vortec engine with variable valve timing. It also runs on E85 or unleaded fuel. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic heavy-duty transmission that is electronically controlled and features overdrive and a tow/haul mode. The transmission also features cruise grade braking and powertrain grade braking.

This combination puts out 360 horsepower at 5,400 rpm and 380 pound-feet of torque at 4,200 rpm. The rear axle features a 4.10 gear and a locking rear; and the suspension includes 51mm twin tube shock absorbers and a 33mm front stabilizer bar.

This model features a trailering hitch platform, seven-wire harness, independent fused trailering circuits, a connector for four-way use for trailers without brakes or lights, an external engine cooler, an auxiliary external transmission cooler, a heavy-duty battery, an integrated trailer brake controller, frame-mounted front recovery hooks, and an aluminized stainless steel muffler and tailpipe.

Stop by Classic Chevy today to test drive your dad’s next new vehicle and give him the surprise of his life!

Take Your Chevy Out to the Ball Game this Summer

Tailgating is not just for football – take your Chevy out to the ball game with the Texas Rangers this summer. With over 45 home games left, you’ll have plenty of partying to do. Load up the cooler, grill, a baseball, baseball glove and tailgating food for a great time. And, if you don’t have a vehicle that is conducive to tailgating, stop by Classic Chevy to get a certifiable tailgating vehicle.

The Rangers’ home games for the summer are:

  • Saturday, June 6 at 3:05 p.m. and Sunday, June 7 at 2:05 p.m. versus the Indians;
  • Monday, June 8 at 7:05 p.m. versus the Indians;
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, June 9 and 10 at 7:05 p.m. versus the Marlins;
  • Tuesday through Thursday, June 24 through 26 at 7:05 p.m. versus the Tigers;
  • Friday, June 27 at 7:05 p.m. versus the Twins;
  • Saturday, June 28 at 3:05 p.m. and Sunday, June 29 at 2:05 p.m. versus the Twins;
  • Monday, July 7 through Wednesday, July 9 at 7:05 p.m. versus the Astros;
  • Thursday, July 10 and Friday July 11 at 7:05 p.m. versus the Angels;
  • Saturday, July 12 at 6:15 p.m. and Sunday, July 13 at 2:05 p.m. versus the Angels;
  • Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 at 7:05 p.m., and Sunday, July 27 at 6:05 p.m. versus the Athletics;
  • Monday, July 28 through Wednesday, July 30 at 7:05 p.m. versus the Yankees;
  • Monday, August 11 through Thursday, August 14 at 7:05 p.m. versus the Rays;
  • Friday, August 15 and Saturday, August 16 at 7:05 p.m., and Sunday, August 17 at 2:05 p.m. versus the Angels;
  • Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23 at 7:05 p.m., and Sunday August 24 at 2:05 p.m. versus the Royals.

The games continue into September – the Rangers are playing the Mariners, Angels, Braves, Astros and Athletics at the home games.

While you’re in the area for the games, consider making a complete day of it and visiting Six Flags Over Texas, The Parks at Arlington, and Seven Seas Marine Life Park. You’ll have a blast at the parks, then have a tailgate party and watch some all-American baseball.

Stop by Classic Chevrolet before you head out to the games to pick up your next new Chevrolet or to get your current vehicle serviced.