7th Annual Prairie Day - May 13, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  

    Celebrating BRIT's 30th Anniversary!

    Presenting Sponsors 
     
       
     
     
    This is a FREE family-friendly, annual festival of arts and crafts that includes flight demonstrations of majestic wild birds and live music from Texas musicians. Families can learn about hardy Texas native plants that grow on the prairie. 
     
    Visitors will also learn about the cultural and natural history that defines our region through activities and games for the whole family. BRIT wants to further educate the public on the importance of our natural resources and the region's native ecosystems, and how restoring native plants can benefit homeowners as well as wildlife. 

    Honorary Chairs
     Martha & Paxton Motheral

     

    Prairie Committee Members
    Mary Palko

    Matt Snook 

    Matt has dedicated over 30 years of his life to entertaining others. Growing up on a small farm in Missouri, Matt started singing in church when he was 3 years old, won his first contest when he was six years old and performed in country music theaters at the age of seven. 
     

    He spent many years honing his skills in honky-tonks and has performed with George Strait, Jamey Johnson, Mark Chestnutt, Tracy Byrd, Michael Peterson, Tracy Lawrence, Aaron Tippin, Little Big Town, Big and Rich, Gretchen Wilson, James Otto, Daryl Singletary, Tony Orlando, John Michael Montgomery, John Conlee, Ray Benson, and many others. One of Matt's more notable opportunities was surviving 45,000 contestants, auditioning for NBC's The Voice and joining Team Blake on Season 8! See how he did at www.mattsnookmusic.com. 


    Get Your Prairie On!

     

    Discovery booths and exhibitors to include many area organizations such as the Log Cabin Village, Camp Fire First, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center to name a few. Activities included guided prairie walks, free BRIT tour, composting, children's crafts, solar-oven cooking, face painting, balloon twisters, and raffle prizes. The crowd will enjoy live music and delicious, mouth-watering street food from some of Fort Worth's best food trucks.
     

    Birds of Prey

    All Things Reptilian

    Petting Zoo

    Prairie Day Schedule

    There's no better way to learn about the birds of prey, or raptors than to meet them in person! Blackland Prairie Raptor Center introduced children and adults to the world of raptors. These hawks, owls, and falcons are well trained, and at this show you will learn what makes these birds an important part of our environment.
    The Texas Discovery Gardens helped us learn how reptiles fill a critical role both as predator and prey species. Reptiles are important components of the food webs in most ecosystems and can also be important seed dispersers. They are also known as pollinators and are a useful anthropogenic role in ecosystems by helping control the numbers of serious agricultural pests by consuming rodent and insect pests.

    Come see the Prairie Day corral with miniature horse, baby pony, mini-micro pigs, baby chicks, fainting goats, dwarf goats, sheep, pygmy goats, bunnies, ducks, and chickens.

    & Pony Rides

    9:30 Nature Walk
    10:30  BRIT Tour
               Bella’s Prairie Read 
    11:00 Birds of Prey 
    1:00 Reptile Show
    1:30 Nature Walk

    Amber Leigh White

    Pet Adoptions

    Memberships -30%

    Hartley Hall

    Amber Leigh White is the epitome of resiliency. The singer-songwriter, who lands somewhere between Americana and mainstream Country on the genre spectrum, has lived the stories of redemption and survival in which she sings. Her first record Easy Lovin’ You deal with DreamWorks, followed by I’m Moving On.  White has thrown herself once again into pursuing her passion for music, releasing a new single, Float and a new album, Straight Lines. Float is a laid-back, carefree song about letting life’s little problems melt away during a relaxing day on the water. 

    Animal Hope gives adoptable animals another chance to find their forever family.  Animal Hope is not just an animal shelter, it’s an animal rescue.

    Families considering pet adoption have a big decision to make… after all, adopting a pet is a commitment that can last over 15 years.  A companion animal is not a handbag or a pair of shoes, they’re someone with whom you share your life and home.

    If you've been thinking of adding to your family, come see us at Prairie Day and find that new fur-family member!

    In celebration of BRIT's 30th Anniversary, Memberships will be 30% off during Prairie Day for all new memberships. Benefits include:

    • Subscription Monthly Newsletter
    • Subscription Better Homes and Gardens
    • Discounts at Retail Partners
    • Discounts on BRIT classes
    • Benefits at 300+ botanical gardens across the US
    Hartley Hall is a modern traditional country songwriter. Her big personality and small town charm are genuinely American. Her unique marriage of humor and hard-knock morality create timeless song-story performances which enamour audiences of all ages and places. 
     
    She’s got a classic honky tonk sound with a Texas and Hawaiian Swing influence. Her writing style has been compared to Loretta Lynn, she's got humor like Garrison Keillor, and folks say the stage presence of Dolly Parton.
     
           

    A Very Special Thank You to All Sponsors

     
     Proceeds Go Directly to Education, Research, and Conservation!

    BRIT Sponsors help us to expand our research and education programs to serve more students, reach more teachers, and fund more biodiversity exploration, botanical science, and sustainability. If you have questions, please contact Tammie Crole at 817.332.7518 or you may downlaod a sponsor packet here

       

    Prairie Day Sponsors


     

    Birds of Prey Sponsors

    World of Bats Sponsors

    Jarrell and Berlene Milburn

    Monarch Sponsors

    Michael and Rae Hyatt
    Peloton Land Solutions, Inc.

     

    Prairie Chicken Sponsors

    Kimberly & Joseph DeWoody
    Meta Alice Keith Bratton Foundation
    Oncor
    The Human Source Foundation 

    Supporting Sponsors

    Bartlett Tree Experts
    Kay & Will Stansbery
    Louise B. Carvey
    B.F. Hicks
    Carole D. Findlay

     

       

    Volunteer

    Please contact Julie Donovan, Director of Volunteers and Public Engagement at 817.546.1846.  

    Contact

    If you want to participate or you need more information, please contact Tammie Crole at 817.332.7518.

    Event location: 1700 University Dr, 76107

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    In-Kind Sponsors

    Mrs. Renfro's 
    Seville Farms
    Tarrant Regional Water Disctrict
     
    Blue Mesa Grill
    All Texas Natives Landscaping
    Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
    BRIT Press
    Fort Worth Log Cabin Village 
    Kona Grille
    Movie Tavern
    Pizza Patron
    Pulidos
    Spring Creek