Thursday, April 18, 2013
Spice up your weekend with these 5 quirky events
Chihuahua races, onion festivals and much more!
Looking for something different to do this weekend? We’ve rounded up some lovably oddball events.
Chiesta: Cheer on tiny, sassy athletes during Chihuahua races on Saturday. A canine costume contest and a cake walk are among the other highlights of the Chihuahua Rescue & Transport fundraiser at Andrew Brown Park East in Coppell.
DFW Farm Truck 5K Run: Dress up in a farmer hat, plant seeds and strike some yoga poses during a Sunday run at Fair Park. It’s being held in conjuction with Earth Day Dallas and benefits the DFW Truck Farm garden education program. There’ll also be pre-race Zumba to pump you up and post-race yoga to cool you down.
The Great Cloth Diaper Change: This event, marked across the globe, aims to set the Guinness world record for the most simultaneous cloth diaper changes around the world. Organizers want to raise awareness of cloth diapering, and the local installment is at First Christian Church in Arlington. Vendors with baby products will also be on hand.
Big D Duck Derby: Cheer on your adopted rubber ducky during a race at Lake Highlands Town Center in Dallas. The Saturday event benefits Pines Catholic Camp for children, and there’ll also be live music, food trucks and a bounce house.
Princeton Onion Festival: An onion cook-off is one of the attractions at this Saturday fest, which also features a craft show, a 5K run, live music and more. Alas, according to the event’s Facebook page, the Li’l Onion Blossom Pageant was canceled due to lack of interest.
Shannon Sutlief and Dawn M. Burkes contributed to this report.
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