By Nikki Lott
This Mother’s Day, buy flowers, do brunch, and then head to the 37th Annual Fairmount Historic Home Tour. Travel back in time and ooh and aah over all the incredible details like exposed beams, overhanging eaves and romantic wrap around porches.
There once was a time when we went outside, meet our neighbors and … talked. CAN YOU IMAGINE? Back then, you needed neighbors to get all the hot goss and a cup of sugar. Well, maybe that detail hasn’t changed as much, but over the years the architecture and craftsmanship certainly have.
Along the tour, you’ll see delicately restored bungalows, a few new old homes (INTRIGUING) and one home that’s in transition. A chance to see the progress in person? Yes, please.
Maybe you’ll even find a time capsule buried underneath a floorboard. Or a suitcase full of forgotten money. Not likely, but you will get to spend a pleasant afternoon strolling through beautifully manicured lawns and picture-perfect homes.
Of course, the Fairmount Home Tour is so much more than a tour of adorable bungalows, it’s also a weekend-long celebration. The event kicks off with a parade on Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. and the tour runs Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12 from noon until 6 p.m.
Make a double date of it and grab a bite to eat at one of the welcoming restaurants located along Magnolia Avenue. If walking isn’t your thing, skip it with a bike rental from Fort Worth’s own Pedego Electric Bikes. That’s right, electric. As in, the most modern technology cruising along the largest historic neighborhood in the Southwest region. A neighborhood Southern Living named one of “The South’s Best Comeback Neighborhoods.”
Tickets are $15 and available for purchase now at historicfairmount.com or you can buy them the day of the event for $20 at the Welcome Pavilion located at SiNaCa Studios, 1013 W. Magnolia Avenue.
OR you can stay tuned to the site to score a FREE pair of tickets. That’s right, F-R-E-E. Come on, you know CandysDirt.com always takes care of you.
Want a sneak peek of the tour? Keep scrolling and try not to drool on your keyboard.