There is so much to do in Texoma this weekend that area residents are going to have to get up early on Saturday to do it all. Weekend activities in North Texas are all about providing information. Learn about flying. Learn about the origins of Grayson County. Learn about area social services. Learn about animals. No matter what you want to learn about, there is a Saturday activity for you. Here are five Saturday educational events:
1. Fall for all
Van Alstyne Fall der All will be held Saturday in downtown Van Alstyne. The festival includes music on two stages, craft booths all around the downtown area, a kids zone including bounce houses and a kids train, car show, scarecrow parade, dance and tae kwon do demonstrations, corn hole challenge and more. This fall festival is free. Handicapped pickup is available by calling 903-814-8257 from parking lots upon arrival. Lawn chairs are suggested along with ice chests without alcoholic beverages.
2. On the wings of eagles
The 2017 Bonham Festival of Flight Airshow is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Jones Field in Bonham. Enjoy a cool autumn day of aviation excitement as the airshow performers thrill the crowd with precision aerobatic flying. The veterans tribute will be at 11:30 a.m. The airshow will be from noon to 3:30 p.m. Those ages 8-17 fly free for the young eagles rally. Jones Field is located at 2615 N. Center Street in Bonham. For more information, call 903-436-2522.
3. Antebellum, Bellum and Postbellum
The Civil War days were about more than the fighting, as life was still moving forward in Grayson County. During the Civil War, while many of the men went off to fight, life went on back at home as it did before the war began. During this event, re-enactors will demonstrate and explain how different things would have been done during that time period so visitors have a better idea of life back then. Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for students and children under 6 are free for the 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. reenactment at Frontier Village at Loy Lake Park.
4. Get in the Know!
Come and find out what non-profit agencies in this area can do for you and your family at the 2-1-1 TCOG Info Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Park Pavilion No. 3. Social service agencies will be offering valuable information about programs for families, seniors and veterans. There will be music, activities, games, free door prizes and light refreshments. For more information, contact Mary Browning at 903-813-3582.
5. Flying Mammals?
Bats are the only flying mammal and despite superstitions, they are the farmers’ friend. Learn more at The Refuge Rocks from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at 6465 Refuge Road, Sherman. Registration is optional but helps in material preparation. Register at http://www.friendsofhagerman.com/contact or call the refuge, 903-786-2826. Parent/responsible adult must accompany youngsters in the 4-7 age group, and are welcome to attend with children ages 8-12.