When it’s not Fried Food Time, Fair Park resembles what the earth would look like right before a zombie apocalypse. It is so, so empty. That dead piece of land needs all the help it can get.
(Warning: tangent.) The other day, my friend asked me to be his proposal photographer. Of course, I obliged. I’ve always wanted an excuse to jump out of bushes to scare people. He finally asked his girlfriend of 5? 6? years to marry him at the Chinese Lantern Festival, which, you all know, is inside Fair Park. And because I’m a cheapo, I parked my car in the gravel lot behind Craft & Growler, the hip new beer place positioned directly across Fair Park’s main entrance. My wandering eye saw a very neat space inside. So neat, in fact, that I wanted to ditch my aforementioned friend and go have a beer, but I’d already given him my word. It did look cozy, though.
Enough about myself. Craft & Growler is doing this thing today from 2 p.m. ’til midnight, where 10 percent of its sales are going to the Friends of Fair Park. Pretty sweet. These dudes really know how to give back to the old guy, Mr. Fair Park, across the street.
Read on for the rest, and drink beer at Craft & Growler if you’ve got a heart.
(Also, how does this place already have 3,878 “likes” on its Facebook page? It hasn’t even had its Grand Opening yet! Madness.)
Drink Really Good Beer for Fair Park
Craft & Growler will donate 10 percent of On-Premise Sales to Friends of Fair Park on December 12
Dallas (Dec. 12) – Dallas’ newest craft-beer retailer, Craft & Growler will donate 10 percent of its total sales to the Friends of Fair Park on Dec. 12. Craft & Growler is open from 2 p.m. until Midnight and located at 3601 Parry Ave. in Exposition Park.
Local grown ingredient driven food truck, Yellow Belly will be onsite at 5:30 p.m. with a full menu available to the public.
“Since 1986, Friends of Fair Park has been dedicated to keeping Fair Park an affordable year-round destination for Dallas’ families,” said Friends of Fair Park President, Craig Holcomb. “Our Fair Park neighbor, Craft & Growler has stepped up to the plate to help us continue our mission.”
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawling’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Shawn Williams will do a 20-minute question-and-answer about the City of Dallas’ #GrowSouth Initiative at 6 p.m. #GrowSouth is an initiative started by Mayor Rawlings to support and enhance growth in Southern Dallas.
“Money raised during the event will allow Friends of Fair Park to continue doing our job of promoting family friendly events at the park,” said Friends of Fair Park Board Chairman, Mark Miranda. “We have great events such as The Chinese Lantern Festival in the park until Jan. 6 and the upcoming Heart of Dallas Bowl on Jan. 1. We have something happening all the time.”
Safe, complimentary parking will be provided by Madison Partners and Parking of America.
About Friends of Fair Park
Friends of Fair Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote Fair Park’s year-round use, support Fair Park’s museums, preserve Fair Park’s buildings, art, sculpture and related artifacts of the 1936 Texas Centennial, and thoughtfully plan for Fair Park’s future. For more information, please visit www.fairpark.org