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Coleman Family AdventureFest in Irving, TX - August 21 to 23, 2015

My poor boys - because I started a new job just before the beginning of summer and it has consumed an enormous amount of my time, we really didn't have a "normal" summer. I haven't taken them swimming once yet (although we are going to Hurricane Harbor this weekend in 107 degree heat). We didn't go on vacation (but we have one scheduled this fall). We just didn't do the things we have typically done every summer for as long as they can remember.

So when I heard about the Coleman Family AdventureFest that is coming to the Irving Convention Center the weekend of August 21 - 23, I knew it was something I wanted to do with my boys. Taking place both inside and outside the convention center, the adventure-themed activities and celebrity visits by Herschel Walker, Philippe Cousteau and more will fascinate my boys. They can try archery, building and launching rockets, play fishing games, test robotics, experience a virtual zip line, climb a rock wall and more.

Coleman is sponsoring the event, and it actually made me more interested in the event because we use their products regularly, especially when we go camping. I trust that this event will be done well simply because I know Coleman is behind it.

Activites begin August 21 from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. and then continue August 22-23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is FREE for kids 6 and younger. Everyone else is $12, but you can save $2 by going through this link. All of the activities are included in the cost of admission.

You can go to for more information and to purchase tickets ahead of time. Or you can follow @FestAdventure on Twitter as well to stay updated on all the details of the event.


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