Hens in Da House
Show up at D&L AgMart at 210 W. University on Saturday, April 25 between 10:30 am and 3 pm. Purchase your tickets ($10 supports the MHNA) and grab a map for the tour. If you are one of the first 100 to arrive, you get a free breakfast. So get there early!
Next start following the map of chicken coops on the tour. You’ll probably get to meet some of the chicken keepers and chat about what keeping chickens is all about. You’ll definitely see some really fancy chicken coops. If I were one of those chickens I’d be laying some astounding eggs to be sure I was worth my keep.
I took this tour last year, and all I can say is do not miss it.
Get Your Vitamin B(eer)
Local favorite, Franconia Brewery, gives tours of their brewery every Saturday at 11 am. Cost is $5 and you’ll learn how they brew the good stuff right here in McKinney and even get to try some samples.
Franconia is located at 495 McKinney Parkway. You can get a little more information on their website.
Old Home Days
We’ve all gotten used to Chestnut Square as the venue for our impressive Farmer’s Market, a setting for special events, or a backdrop for beautiful photography. But of course Chestnut Square used to be a neighborhood that some of McKinney’s original families called home.
Take a tour of Chestnut Square any Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday at 11 am. Learn about the beautiful old homes, who lived in them and a little bit of their colorful history during the hour long tour. When you’re done, stop at Dixie’s Store for a cold drink.
Honey, We Aren’t at Boone’s Farm Anymore
If you like a nice cabernet, you should spend a little time at Wales Manor Vineyard and Winery. Located in Northeast McKinney, the Vineyard offers tours of their winemaking facility and their beautiful vineyard, followed by a stop in their tasting room.
It’s a beautiful venue for weddings and events, but there’s no reason to wait for party to enjoy the scenic location and handcrafted wine. Head on out and take a tour.
That’s all I’ve got for you this weekend. Enjoy this last bit of April!