Prairie Day 2017

Event Date

May 13, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM



Program Information

Free to the public.

Point of Contact

Laura Northern Venhaus

Director of the Libraries and Research Public Engagement


Thank You to our Honorary Chairs, Martha & Paxton Motheral

Prairie Day 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 learned 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.

Over 50 discovery booths and exhibitors including many area organizations like: 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.

Featured Musical Artists Included

Shows Included

  • Bella the Begonia’s Prairie Read, BRIT Educators
  •  World of Reptiles, Texas Discovery Garden
  • Birds of Prey, Blackland Prairie Raptor Center

Other Activities

  • Animal Hope Pet Adoptions
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Artists
  • Petting Zoo
  • Pony Rides
  • Guided Tours & Nature Walks

Special Thank You to All Sponsors

2017 Prairie Day Sponsors

Prairie Event Sponsors

Birds of Prey

World of Bats

  • Jarrell and Berlene Milburn


Prairie Chicken 

  • Kimberly & Joseph DeWoody
  • Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation
  • Oncor
  • Debbie & Charlie Morrison
  • The Human Source Foundation 


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


  • Mrs. Renfro's 
  • Seville Farms
  • Tarrant Regional Water District
  • 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
  • Pulido’s
  • Spring Creek 
  • Steele City Pops
  • Cowgirl Hall of Fame
  • CC's Pizza
  • Fuddruckers
  • Modern Art Museum 
  • The Cotton Patch
  • Angie Peeples

About Exhibits

BRIT is fortunate to have two exhibit spaces, the Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall and the intimate Welcome Center exhibit space, in which to display a variety of art from both well-known and emerging local artists. BRIT joins with the rest of the Fort Worth arts community twice a year and participates in spring and fall Gallery Nights.