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St. Patrick’s Day in Dallas

I love St. Patrick’s Day in Dallas. Here we celebrate it on the Saturday closest to March 17, with an annual 5k fun run, a parade, and lots of drinking and debauchery. In this...

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Tales of Addison Oktoberfest

Every year, my friends and I go to the Oktoberfest in Addison, Texas. Addison is a suburb north of Dallas that contains a gazillion bars and restaurants. The Addison Oktoberfest is big, taking up...

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5 Replacements for Big Tex

The State Fair of Texas is a big deal here in Dallas, and it all revolves around one campy statue. Big Tex is a 52-foot-tall cowboy in the middle of the park who greets...

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Scarborough Faire 2012 Photos

Scarborough Faire is an annual Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas, an hour south of Dallas. My friends and I went back in 2011 and had a blast, so when the 2012 festival rolled around,...

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Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas

Recently I posted pictures of my 2009 trip to Fredericksburg, Texas. While down there, I stayed in a cabin and saw some beautiful countryside. And while there are some good wineries in the region,...

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Fredericksburg, Texas: Oktober 2009

In the mid-1800s, a large number of Germans settled the Hill Country between Austin and San Antonio. Since then, they’ve assimilated with Texan/American culture, but they still celebrate their German heritage. No where is...

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The State Fair at Sunset

In the fall, when the temperature in Texas drops below ninety degrees, people in Dallas head out to festivals and outdoor gatherings. The biggest of these is the State Fair of Texas. Like any...

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The 2010 Texas State Fair

The Texas State Fair starts this weekend here in Dallas, Texas. It’s always a big to-do around here — definitely one of the perks of living in North Texas. It’s always a treat to...