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Fort Worth’s Annual Mayfest Is Here

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Summer is near, which means outdoor festivals, concerts, and events are upon us! What better way to kick off the summer than with Fort Worth’s Mayfest? This annual summer bash has a rich history and is an excellent opportunity for people to experience the unique culture and attractions of Fort Worth while enjoying a fun-filled weekend with family and friends!

The first-ever Mayfest was in 1973, and the event has grown into one of the largest and most celebrated festivals in Texas! The event is located in the beautiful 252-acre Trinity Park that’s nestled along the Trinity River. Mayfest takes place over four days in early May and offers music, food, games, and a plethora of activities for the whole family.

Do you love live music? Grab an ice-cold beer from the beer garden while you enjoy performances from local and naa group of people around each othertional artists alike across one of the several stages in the park. Did someone say turkey leg? Turns out you don’t have to be at the statefair or Renaissance  festival to chow down on a giant turkey leg or savor a delicious funnel cake. Mayfest offers a wide variety of tasty food and snacks that’ll leave everyone craving more. Tacos, BBQ, and corn dogs? Mayfest has it all!

If you’re looking for a furry, new companion, the Fort Worth Humane Society will be there all four days with animals that are eligible for adoption. It’s the perfect opportunity to save a life and enrich your own with a new addition to the family.

Overall, the festival offers a chance to connect with the local community and learn about the history and traditions of the city. From cowboy-themed activities to exhibits showcasing local art and culture, there are plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the spirit of Fort Worth. So whether you’re a born-and-raised Fort Worthian, a visitor, or a new transplant, be sure to mark your calendar for this exciting festival and come experience everything that Mayfest has to offer. We promise you’ll love it.

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Written by Annie, a local expert guide for Fort Worth Crawling. After living in NYC for three years, this Fort Worth native is excited to return to her roots in Panther City. She enjoys traveling and the great outdoors and is passionate about the arts, community, tacos, and (of course) Texas beer. Join Annie for history and beer on Fort Worth Crawling’s Cowboy Pub Crawl!

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