AN EXCLUSIVE INVITATION TO HOBNOB WITH DALLAS’ GHOSTS OF THE PAST

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AN EXCLUSIVE INVITATION TO HOBNOB WITH DALLAS’ GHOSTS OF THE PAST

The newly refurbished, historic Longhorn Ballroom welcomes Halloween revelers to come sink their teeth into a night to remember at the Fall-O-Ween Foodie Experience this October

(DALLAS, September 2017; source: CultureHype) – Halloween. It’s not just for kids. Those 21 and older can come as they are or celebrate the fall holiday by donning their favorite costume and enjoy a fang-tastic evening of all-inclusive food and beverages, live entertainment, a silent auction with charity partner North Texas Food Bank and more at The Foodie Experience Fall-O-Ween Fest on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Longhorn Ballroom. The Longhorn Ballroom is located at 216 Corinth Street Rd., Dallas, Texas 75207.

Attendees will be whisked away to the past to celebrate Dallas’ second oldest and most famous live music venue and cultural landmark, the Longhorn Ballroom. This vital piece of Lone Star history has hosted some of the most famous Dallas soirees of yesteryear. Its walls have seen one of the most infamous Dallas concerts to ever make headlines, the 1978 Sid Vicious and the Sex Pistols spectacle; the 1978 making of “The Buddy Holly Story;” and the filming of several episodes of “Dallas” in the ‘80s. Celebrities Gary Busey and Mick Jagger have frequented its halls and Aerosmith recorded their 1989 music video, “What It Takes,” under its roof. Eventgoers will bask in the opulence of the newly renovated, historic Dallas landmark. Originally built by millionaire O.L. Nelms to lure famous country singer Bob Wills back to Texas from California, the 23,000-square-foot dance hall later sold to country music mainstay Dewey Groom after years of being managed by Lee Harvey Oswald’s assassin Jack Ruby. The ballroom has been returned to its former 1960s glory, and the iconic glittering Longhorn Ballroom sign has been returned to its original condition. The new owners, the LaFrance family, have worked tirelessly with famed area artists such as Muralist Stylle Read and Interior Designer Heather Hines Teel, to bring North Texas’ oldest dance hall into the 21century, while keeping its down-home charm.

"We're thrilled to host The Foodie Experience Fall-O-Ween Fest as one of our first events since the re-opening of the historic Longhorn Ballroom. As one of the oldest venues in Dallas, it's important for us support the best live music, eats and drinks our city has to offer and celebrate what makes the ‘Big D’ so great," said Longhorn Ballroom owner Jay LaFrance.

Friday and Saturday nights’ feasts will feature succulent tastings from more than 50 chefs, restaurants and culinary artisans, including top restaurants Tillman’s Roadhouse, Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse, Knife, Meso Maya, Paul Martin’s American Grill, Stirr and many more. There will be a variety of tasty vegan and vegetarian offerings as well as tempting desserts to satisfy the most discriminating sweet tooth. In addition, everyone will crave the delectable creations for sample and take-home offered by a dozen culinary artisans in the Artisan Market.

Don't miss dozens of sensational wines, craft beers and a variety of spirits and exquisite mixed-cocktails as part of the all-inclusive night. Experience special beverages paired with tasty bites alongside delicious desserts. Relax and enjoy a sample of scotch or gin and a premium cigar in the Casa De Montecristo Cigar Lounge.

Live Music will fill the air both nights so bring your boogey shoes. Get your freak on Friday evening with “the greatest disco band in the world,” Le Freak. Costume wearers can show off their best Daenerys Targaryen or Jon Snow at the evening’s costume contest, with three winners each night winning cash and other great prizes.

Just the Facts:

WHAT: The Foodie Experience Fall-O-Ween Fest

WHO: Come as you are, or wear a costume (21 and up)

WHERE: The Longhorn Ballroom, 216 Corinth Street Rd., Dallas, Texas 75207

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28

CHARITY: North Texas Food Bank HOURS: 7:30 to 10 p.m., Friday (early VIP entry at 7 p.m.); and 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday (early VIP entry at 6:30 p.m.)

TICKETS: All food and drinks are included in the price of your ticket. Advance tickets are on sale now. Buy early to get the best price! Prices increase closer to the event.

General Admission Tickets: Advance - $65 | $75 VIP

Tickets: Advance - $110 | $125 VIP INFO: For an upgraded experience, our VIP ticket holders will enjoy free valet parking, access to a special area within the festival to enjoy food and beverage offerings available exclusively to them, and early entrance into the event (30 minutes prior).

MORE INFO: TheFoodieExperience.org, #DFWFoodieExperience

SOCIAL: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foodieexp/; Twitter and Instagram: @foodieexp;

About The Foodie Experience:

The Foodie Experience is a savory sequence of food and beverage tasting events showcasing the diverse tastes of the season with an all-inclusive format which provides an immersive, interactive evening experience for culinary enthusiasts.

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Press Contacts:

Amber LaFrance

Cell: (469) 877-1533; amber@culture-hype.com

Kali Ah Yuen

Cell: (214) 223-6249; kali@culture-hype.com

Shabby Talebi

Cell: (972) 571-2527; shabby@culture-hype.com

Amber LaFrance