Main Street Days 2014

Craft Brew Experience

Main Street Days 2014 – The Craft Brew Experience

When:  May 16th through May 18th

The 30th Annual Main Street Days opens Friday, May 16 at 10 am and admission is free until 5 pm.

Festival hours are Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17, 10am-11:30pm and Sunday, May 18, 11am-6pm.

Cost:

After 5 pm on Friday, adults are $7; children 6-12 and seniors are only $5.
Weekend passes are $15. Souvenir weekend passes are $20.

Free shuttles run continuously from designated parking lots. We will be celebrating “Milestones” and enhancing the craft brew experience. Guests will enjoy three full days of family-friendly festival fun. Visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com for more information on all the activities and the awesome schedule of entertainment.

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There are many activities for the family such as watching your kids explore the KidCave, cheering on the masters of the grill at the Grillin’ Competition at the Town Square Gazebo, and enjoying a variety of different stages featuring kids stage shows, museum exhibits and live entertainment on six stages. Make sure to visit the Carnival Midway and enjoy all of the Historic Downtown Grapevine shopping along Main Street.

Enjoy!

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Main Street Days 2013

Grapevine Texas MusicIt is time again for that annual festival in Grapevine called Main Street Days. Here are the details on the 29th Annual Main Street Days:

When – May 17 th through May 19th

Friday, May 17th – 10 am to 11:30 pm

Saturday, May 18th – 10 am to 11:30 pm

Sunday, May 19th – 11 am to 6 pm

Where

Main Street in historic downtown Grapevine, Texas

How Much

Grapevine, TexasAdmission is free on Friday 10 am to 5 p.m.

• Adults: $7
• Children (6-12): $5
• Seniors: $5
• Children under 6: FREE
• Weekend Pass: $15
• Weekend Souvenir Pass Pin: $20

Festival coupons must be purchased for rides, pizza tastings and food.

Here are some of the activities for the weekend:

  • Midway
  • Carnival Rides
  • Live Music
  • Kid Cave
  • Grilling Competition
  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Food
  • Plenty of Pizza

Some of our favorite things about Main Street Days are the continuous live music performances throughout the weekend. We are really looking forward to Blue Edmondson on Saturday night on the Bud Light stage.

Early Review of Main Street Days 2012

Here is a quick recap from Friday at Main Street Days in Grapevine, Texas:

Our favorite part is always the live music and the lineup on Friday night did not disappoint.  Of course we got to enjoy seeing Hudson Moore play, but we were pleasantly surprised with the quality of several other performers as well.  TJ Broscoff was great up on the Eatzi’s main stage.  Josh Weathers also did a wonderful job.  And late night on the Bud Light Stage, Brian Dunne absolutely killed it as well.

Note:  Hudson Moore will be at Billy Bob’s Texas in July, so look for him then if you missed him.

We participated as a judge in the Friday night Grilling Competition sponsored by BBQ Outfitters of Southlake. Thanks to the good people at the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau for letting us sit in as a judge. It was a lot of fun.

The food of course was delicious.  And not just in the Grilling Competition.  The Pizza Piazza is back and bigger than last year.  And of course, it wouldn’t be Main Street Days without a cold beer.

We are giving this Main Street Days an A+ so far.  Friday night was a blast.  And the good news is there are still two more days to go.  Enjoy a few photos below.

***and thanks to our good friend Sean for taking a few photos.

Josh Weathers (left), TJ Broscoff (right)

BBQ Outfitters of Southlake Grilling Competition (below)

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Hudson Moore (below)

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Brian Dunne on the Bud Light Stage (below)

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The Pizza Piazza at night.

Not sure about these two.

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Enjoy Main Street Days 2012. Hope to see you there!

Nine Local Restaurants to Compete at Main Street Days 2012

Grapevine, TexasOne of the most fun events at Main Street Days last year was the Pizza Piazza and the pizza tasting competition between local restaurants.  This year there are nine local restaurants competing at Main Street Days for the title of People’s Pizza Pick (say that nine times fast).

Some of our favorite places to dine and enjoy pizza are in this years competition.  You can enjoy pizza all weekend long on May 18th through 20th at Grapevine’s 28th annual Main Street Days.

Here is the list of great restaurants:

  • Amore’s Pasta & Pizza
  • Boston’s Gourmet Pizza
  •  California Pizza Kitchen
  • Cliff’s Star Grill
  • Farina’s Winery
  • iFratelli
  • Napoli’s Italian Cafe
  •  Palio’s Pizza Cafe
  • Papa Murphy’s Take n Bake

Enjoy the all the delicious pizza. We hope to see you at Main Street Days 2012.

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Main Street Days 2012

Well, you can almost smell the hot, fresh enticing aroma of funnel cakes in the air.  It is (nearly) time again for that annual festival in Grapevine called Main Street Days.  Here are the details:

When –  May 18th through May 20th

Friday, May 18th – 10 am to 11:30 pm

Saturday, May 19th – 10 am to 11:30 pm

Sunday, May 20th – 11 am to 6 pm

Where

Main Street in historic downtown Grapevine, Texas

How Much

Grapevine, TexasAdmission is free on Friday 10 am to 5 p.m.

• Adults: $7
• Children (6-12): $5
• Children under 6: FREE
• Weekend Pass Pin: $15
• Weekend Souvenir Pass Pin: $20
Festival coupons must be purchased for rides, pizza tastings and food.

Again this year, Main Street Days will have an underlying pizza theme called “A Pizza Experience.” Last years event was a lot of fun not only with the indulgence in great pizzas, but with voting for your favorites.

Here are some of the activities for the weekend:

  • Midway
  • Carnival Rides
  • Live Music
  • Kid Zone
  • Central Market Grilling Competition
  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Food
  • Plenty of Pizza

We would be remiss not to mention that we will be a judge in one of the Central Market Grilling Competitions. We will be judging in the Friday night at 7 pm event. Please come by and say hello.

Our favorite events of the festival are the continuous live music performances throughout the weekend. We are really looking forward to Hudson Moore on Friday night on the Bud Light stage. We’ll be over there right after the Grilling competition.

Grapevine Texas MusicHere’s the full list of live music on three stages:

eatZi’s Main Stage

at Franklin & Main
Friday – May 18, 2012

TJ Broscoff 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Josh Weathers 5:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Joe King Carrasco & the Crowns 7:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Emerald City 10 p.m – 11:30 p.m.

Saturday – May 19, 2012

K3 Sisters Band 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Raybans 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Derryl Perry 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
NRBQ 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Independent George 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Back in Black 10 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Sunday – May 20, 2012

Evenfold 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Brian Dunne 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Good Question 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Bud Light Stage

Friday – May 18, 2012

David Correa & Cascada 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ripper & the Bitter Pills 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Hudson Moore 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Brian Dunne 9:30 p.m – 11:30 p.m.

Saturday – May 19, 2012

Parallel Play 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Brad Thompson 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Chaz Marie Band 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Stacy Mitchhart 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Alison Scott Band 8:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison 10:15 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Sunday – May 20, 2012

Amanda Cevallos 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Stacy Mitchhart 3 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Russ Hewitt Band 4:45 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Pizza Piazza Stage

Friday – May 18, 2012

Tom Braxton Band 6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Alison Scott Band 7:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Hunter Sullivan and His Large Band 9:45 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Saturday – May 19, 2012

Nightshade Swing Orchestra 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
David Correa & Cascada 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Joseph Vincelli Group 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Russ Hewitt Band 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Dave Cave Orchestra 10 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Sunday – May 20, 2012

Tom Braxton Band 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Hunter Sullivan and His Large Band 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Main Street Days 2011 = HOME RUN

This years Main Street Days in Grapevine was an absolute home run.  Originally, we were skeptical of the ‘Pizza Fest’ idea, but it turned out to be a huge upgrade over prior years Main Street Days themes.  The local flavor and competition that it added was a lot of fun.  The entire Pizza Piazza area proved to be a great addition to the festival.

Another upgrade was the added beer selections.  Main Street Days added six or more new beers to choose from.  We like choices, variety, and trying new things so the added beer selection was a huge bonus.

And of course luck played a role as well.  Mother nature provided Main Street Days with the best weather of the year.  Mild temperatures in the low to mid-70’s all weekend without a cloud in the sky provided perfect weather.

At this Main Street Days, festival goers voted for their favorite pizza from the vendors (which were all local restaurants).  Here are the results of the voting:

People’s Pizza Pick:
•        Gold – Palio’s Pizza Café
•        Silver – Farina’s Winery & Café
•        Bronze – I Fratelli

Best Overall Performance: Palio’s Pizza Café

Judges’ Pick (as picked by celebrity judges): Farina’s Winery & Café (Pepperoni &
Sausage Pizza)

Chairman’s Pick (as picked by festival chair Dan Weinberger): I Fratelli (Del Bianco
Pizza)

Social Media Favorite (as picked by Facebook posts and Twitter tweets): Napoli’s
Italian Café (traditional Sicilian-style pizzas)

Best Hand-Tossed Pie: Amoré’s Pasta and Pizza (White Pizza)

Best Texas Original Pizza: Cliff’s Star Grill (BBQ Chicken Pizza)

Best Variety of Pizzas: Papa Murphy’s

Now of course we would like to make a couple of suggestions on how to improve Main Street Days for next year (because that is just what we do here).

1.  Incorporate a way to sample more pizzas.  To try pizzas from all the vendors you had to fork out $25 or more.  Either have sample sizes available at each vendor for a few tickets each or have a separate booth set up with samples from each pizza vendor that you can buy for a set price to try them all.  It would make for a more interesting vote if you actually get to try all the pizzas.

2.  Better music.  No need to elaborate here.

Even without our recommendations, Main Street Days 2011 was a huge success.  Live music, cold beer, and great pizza.  We loved it.

Update:  Main Street Days 2011 set a new attendance record.  160,990 people visited Main Street Days in Grapevine, Texas this year.  The prior record was 135,650 set in 2008.