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Sweeten up your weekend
If you're hungry this weekend, there's a different kind of food festival happening in Weatherford you'll want to hit. On Saturday, the Parker County Peach Festival celebrates the season with arts and craft vendors, and every incarnation of the peach you can imagine. There will be peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach juleps, peach pie and just plain peaches, if you're into that. Admission cost $5, except for children 12 years and younger, who get in for free.
And if there aren't enough goodies to satisfy your sweet tooth at the peach festival, head to Fair Park for the Dallas Bake Off. Local bakers will be whipping up their best cakes, cookies, cupcakes and more in hopes of winning over a panel of judges as well as those in attendance. The event runs noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and costs just $10 to be able to sample from the vendor booths. If you wanted to be an official judge for the People's Choice Award, those spots have been filled; however, there is a wait list you can join in case one opens up.
Beat the heat
There are two fun ways to beat the summer heat this weekend. First up, midnight screenings of The Princess Bride at Inwood Theater in Dallas. The theater will do two showings of the classic film on Friday and Saturday night for $8.50-$11 each. If you can't make it this weekend, I'll mention that the Majestic Theatre in Dallas is also doing a screening of the movie in August where actor Cary Elwes will be in attendance.
On Sunday, Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth hosts Sunday Funday, which is essentially a beach day on the shores of the Trinity River. Patrons can rent tubes or kayaks for the water, splash around with the kiddos, and there's usually also a paddle board yoga class. Entry to the event is free, though rentals may cost you. Food and drinks are available for purchase onsite. This is also a recurring series, so you can stop by Sundays through Sept. 3.
A weekend without drinks? As if!
It wouldn't be the weekend without libations. On Saturday, several bars near West 7th in Fort Worth are hosting a '90s-themed bar crawl, so you finally have a use for the JNCO jeans you just couldn't let go of. Seriously though, you'll want to wear your choker necklaces and snap bracelets; the bars are promising '90s music and you'll want to be dressed for the occasion. A $40 ticket include a souvenir cup, complimentary first drink and then specials at bars Trophy Ranch, Reservoir and Paog Mahones. That event run 2-5 p.m.
Tiney Ricciardi offers her weekend event picks every Thursday morning at 7:40 a.m. on 570AM KLIF.