Neil Lemons

Neil LemonsNeil Lemons is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of ILiveInDallas.com. A Texas native, Lemons is a 30-something adventurer and mobile lifestyle enthusiast. When he's not rounding up writers or reading business motivation books, he writes about his food festival escapades. To pay his bills, he's also a Digital Marketing Consultant for local & national companies. Follow his adventures on Twitter.

1st Annual Grapevine Film Festival Bestows Class and Culture October 5th-6th

1st  Annual Grapevine Film Festival Bestows Class and Culture October 5th-6th

The Grapevine film festival takes place in the heart of the cotton belt railroad district on downtown's Main Street, which is lined with world class restaurants, galleries and shops. Grapevine is home to dozens of artiasans' workshops, wineries and art studios. A film festival unlike any other, GVFF is dedicated to bringing filmmakers and their films to this beautiful city as a celebration of artistic spirit.

Richardson’s Cottonwood Art Festival Hosts 1,400 Juried Artists October 6th-7th

Richardson's Cottonwood Art Festival Hosts 1,400 Juried Artists October 6th-7th

Cottonwood Art Festival is a semi-annual event that features works from the nation's top visual artists. Located in scenic Cottonwood Park in Richardson, Texas, this prestigious art show has been a part of Richardson life for over forty years.

Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried show. This year approximately 1,400 artists submitted their work for consideration. For each show, jurors select over 240 artists to exhibit their museum-quality work. The artists compete in 14 categories: 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood.

100+ Fantastic Dallas-Fort Worth (D-FW) Festivals & Events with Official 2018 Dates

100+ Fantastic Dallas-Fort Worth (D-FW) Festivals & Events with Official 2018 Dates

Panicking because you don't have a weekend in-Dallas date idea? Need to know what to do with the spouse and kids a few weeks in advance? This is your list. This list is also for those festival junkies that like to #festhard all year long. We've meticulously poured through 130+ websites to get you these official 2018 dates of 90 D-FW festivals as early in 2018 as we could. It's not everything, but those that have their dates listed on what should be their first place to disseminate info, their website.

These aren't just any Dallas-Fort Worth festivals & events either, this is a curated list of which 70% - 80% we've attended or promoted over the last 13 years. Thus, we can vouch for the festival or events' legitimacy. Secondly, to further authenticate this list, most of these festivals listed have stood the test of time. Except for possibly one or two of which 2018 is their inaugural year, many have occurred annually for many years (a handful for as much as 30 years). It took us living in Dallas, keeping our eyes and ears open, attending winners and the duds to identify some of the best that D-FW has to offer.

Ramen Expo USA Serves Up Business Connections October 14th-15th

Ramen Expo USA Serves Up Business Connections October 14th-15th

Ramen Expo USA is coming to Dallas for a 2-day, business-to-business event, on October 14th and 15th. Ramen Expo USA is ultimately aimed to help build future business opportunities for those who are already established in the United States, and for others who are looking to start with ramen industry companies from Japan. There will be a large variety of ramen vendors in attendance, including Japanese food distributors, retailers, online shopping sites, noodle, machine and table manufacturers, Japanese ramen shops, teas, seasonings, sauces and much more! This event will be open to the public for a limited time during both days, giving those an opportunity to learn about the Japanese ramen industry.

Big Tex Celebrates His 132nd State Fair of Texas

Big Tex Celebrates His 132nd State Fair of Texas

Celebrating 132 years of tradition in the fall, the State Fair of Texas will return for another season of food, festivities, and family fun. Themed “CELEBRATING TEXAS INNOVATION,” this year’s exposition kicks off on Friday, September 28 in historic Fair Park. Adding to its annual offering of more than 100 free attractions, 70 Midway rides, and endless activities across the fairgrounds, the State Fair is excited to announce several new attractions lined up for the 2018 event.

Dallas VegFest Brings Fitness and Fun September 23rd

Dallas VegFest Brings Fitness and Fun September 23rd

This is the place to learn about the on-going benefits of a healthful, compassionate and sustainable plant-based lifestyle. It's the most fun you can have on a beautiful Sunday, and it's free.

Gain inspiration as an impressive collection of trans-formative speakers and best-selling authors take the stage to address attendees about health, nutrition, and environmental issues. Learn to make delicious recipes at celebrity chef led cooking demonstrations. Sample gourmet vegan desserts and try new, healthy products and foods. There are tasty samples, as well as, new and different cultural experiences.

Gelato Festival Dallas Showcases World Class Flavors September 29th and 30th

Gelato Festival Dallas Showcases World Class Flavors September 29th and 30th

Gelato Festival World Masters is the most important event dedicated to Artisan Italian Gelato. It is a challenge of Gelato Chefs that recognizes the greatest flavors through competition. During the course of the next three years, five thousand Gelato Chefs from all over the world, will be competing against one another for a chance to participate in the 2021 grand finals in Italy. Only the best 36 gelato chefs will remain to battle for the title of Gelato Festival World Master.

Lake Highlands Oktoberfest Brings Schnitz and Grins September 29th

Lake Highlands Oktoberfest Brings Schnitz and Grins September 29th

Welcome to the premier Oktoberfest in Dallas. This family friendly event brings thousands of people across Dallas - Fort Worth for the good food, good beer and good times. This year's annual event, to be held September 29th at Flag Pole Hill, will feature some of the best local bands, fun for the kids, and delicious restaurant offerings from brats to ice cream to pizza and brews.

Denton Blues Festival Tunes Up September 15th-16th

Denton Blues Festival Tunes Up September 15th-16th

If you are looking for some smooth tunes to take you through your weekend then the Denton Blues Festival should be on your bucket list. Hosted in partnership with the Denton Black Chamber of Commerce and Classic Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Denton, they are celebrating 20 years at this year's festival. The 2018 lineup is sure to please, combined with kid friendly activities, arts and crafts, and delicious festival food!

Western Days Festival Reminds Lewisville of History September 28th and 29th

Western Days Festival Reminds Lewisville of History September 28th and 29th

This unique festival, designed to showcase the history and spirit of the west, invites attendees to find the cowboy in them through themed events, attractions, food, shopping and entertainment. Three festival stages feature national and regional live music and entertainment to flavor the air as festival-goers partake in the unique arts and crafts vendors, gunfight re-enactments, Native American singers and dancers, the World Tamale Eating Championship and car shows. Family fun continues with a multitude of children's activities in the Kid Kountry area, face painting, strolling entertainers and the annual Huffines Auto Dealerships Lewisville Cattle Drive Parade – featuring 20-30 head of Texas longhorns.