11am to Sunset
Prairie Fest is an annual free, solar-powered festival offering unique outdoor adventures for children and families along with tasty food, live musical entertainment and trailside storytellers.
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Solar-powered music including folk, reggae, percussion ensemble, jazz, world music and Tejano. Details to be announced next month.
50 booths featuring everything from green products and services, vintage clothing, native plants and so much more. A local Boy Scout troop will have a rope bridge set up for the kiddos. You might also encounter impromptu kite-flyers, stilt walkers, belly dancers and hula hoopers in the big circle. More details next month.
LOCAL FOOD & BREWS-
A variety of food sellers for all tastes and a beer and wine tent will be available.
PRAIRIE KEEPERS HIKES-
Guided hikes for children begin on the hour from 11 am until 4 pm.
Travel through Time at Prairie Fest # 9
Beautiful rolling hills and prairie wildflowers are rare in North Texas. Yet, they define Tandy Hills Natural Area. Have you ever wondered how these features evolved? Travel back in time to find out!
Heather Foote, science educator and founder of Prairie Keepers, has designed a new hike for Prairie Fest 2014: The Time Travel Passport Game © . This self-paced interpretive hike starts with the Gait Keeper at the Time Travel Passport Office. Train with math educator Jonathan Mills to pace your steps through a scale model of geologic time, but beware the Time Vortex! Passport books are free, and required to play the game. Hike the length of the Tandy Hills ridge, and be amazed. The Time Trail is open from 11 am until sunset.
Chronos: The Keeper of Time © by Prairie Keepers
For ages 7 through adult, this 45-minute hike explores challenging terrain to reveal the treasures of geologic time hidden in time capsules. Participants keep their time travel passport book and a wooden cookie nametag. Proper footwear required.
Earthwalks ® by The Institute for Earth Education
For ages 3 – 6, Earthwalks are refreshing strolls with a naturalist guide along a gentle trail. Special needs hikers and parents will find this 30-minute hike can awaken the senses. Participants keep their wooden cookie nametag and a piece of the rainbow!