Here are some tips from Main Street Days veterans on how to enjoy yourself.
WHERE TO PARK
Parking is usually not too bad. One option is to just follow the signs once you are in Grapevine which take you to specific lots designated for Main Street Days Parking. Another option is to take our advice and park in the neighborhoods around Main Street which are far closer to the action. These spaces fill up early, but if you take the time to look you can often find a space that is short distance from Main Street Days.
Our favorite place to park is just off of W. Dallas Road at the Train Station parking (see map below). These spots are VERY hard to get, but if you get there early there is not a better place to park. It is definitely worth circling through if you are in the area.
After you check out the Train Station Parking and it is full, just head back towards Main Street and turn right just past the police station onto Church Street. This is my second favorite place to park. See if you can find a place along Church Street, but if not you can venture back into the neighborhood and find parking there.
WHAT TO EAT
Well, it pretty much goes without saying that you do not want to miss out on the funnel cakes. That is pretty standard for any festival like this. If you are looking for something more solid, you should try to get some barbeque. They usually have a big smoker going called Nick’s BBQ. There can sometimes be a long line for the barbeque, but it is worth the wait. We are not saying this is the best barbeque you will ever eat. We are saying this is the best food you will find at the festival.
WHAT TO DRINK
Unless they have upped the prices, wine and beer is usually fairly reasonably priced for a festival. You are looking at about $3.50 per drink. Not too bad. And the wine is usually really good. This is Grapevine after all.
There is always great music at Main Street Days. This year promises to be great as well with headliners Joe Ely Band and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. If you want to venture away from the main stage, there will be four other stages set up to hang out and watch a live music show. Our favorite spot to listen to music is at the Bud Light Lime Stage on the corner of Worth Street and Main Street. This area is usually a little less crowded than the main stage area and you can typically take in some great music there.
WHAT TO BRING
Do not forget to bring sunscreen. Also, wearing shorts is a good idea because of the heat. You can buy water there cheaply at many of the shops along Main Street. I saw many shops charging $1 for bottled water (example – Messina’s Shoe Repair) and even a couple giving away bottled water for free to get customers to come in.
WHAT ELSE TO DO
This one is easy. Just have a good time. There is so much to take in there will be no way to do it all. Relax. Have Fun.