Our Favorite Houston Annual Event, Fire Fest, is this Weekend, October 19, 2013!

Fire Fest Fire DemonstrationOur very favorite Houston annual event Houston Fire Fest… and it is this Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 10:00am-5:00pm!

Fire Fest is located at the HFD Val Jahnke Training Facility at 8030 Braniff, Houston, Texas 77061, near Hobby Airport.  There are live fire and rescue demonstrations, kid zones, vendors and more.  General admission and the demonstrations are FREE!  Last year there was a small fee for the kid zones and the money benefits the Houston Fire Museum.

Fire Fest Bus and Car RescueMy kids know that when they go back to school, it’s almost time for Fire Fest.  My biggest boy has been asking about it for weeks now!

He is very excited to spray the real fire hose, climb through the obstacle course, crawl through the fire safety house, watch the real firemen put out real fires and be a part of all the excitement.

FireHoseCheck out our review from a couple of years ago HERE.

Be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, October 19, 10:00am-5:00pm.  Pack your bug spray, sun screen, water bottle and favorite firefighters!

Come say hi if you wee us there!


Fire Fest is Tomorrow! October 20, 2012. HFD Val Jahnke Training Facility near Hobby Airport

Houston Firefest is tomorrow! We do a lot around the city but this is our very favorite Houston event. I may be biased since I have 3 junior firefighters who spend much of their day running around the house making siren noises and putting out “fires”, but this event is great for all ages. Check out our review HERE from last year.

Houston Firefest is on the grounds of the HFD Val Jahnke Training Facility on October 20, 2012, from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Throughout the day, firemen put out real fires, repel down buildings, stage a tanker fire and more. There are activities for the kids, including using a real fire hose, taking a fire safety class and bouncing in the jump house.

This event is FREE and parking is right across the street. Do not miss this!


Save the Date – Houston Fire Fest – October 20, 2012 – 10:00am – 5:00pm – Free Admission

Mark your calendars now for the Houston Firefest.  We do a lot around the city but this is our very favorite Houston event. I may be biased since I have 3 junior firefighters who spend much of their day running around the house making siren noises and putting out “fires”, but this event is great for all ages.  Check out our review HERE from last year.

Houston Firefest is on the grounds of the HFD Val Jahnke Training Facility on October 20, 2012, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.  Throughout the day, firemen put out real fires, repel down buildings, stage a tanker fire and more.  There are activities for the kids, including using a real fire hose, taking a fire safety class and bouncing in the jump house.

This event is FREE and parking is right across the street.  Do not miss this!

 

 


Fire Fest 2011

 

Address: 8030 Braniff St. Houston, Texas 77061

Hours: Saturday, October 22nd, 10:00am until 5:00pm

Cost: Free

Appropriate Age: Any Age

Our Review: This was the event of the year! I might be biased, being the mother of 2 (maybe even 3) junior fire fighters, but this event was fantastic.

 

Fire Fest was held at the Houston Fire Department’s Val Jahnke Training Facility, just south of Hobby Airport. As we approached, we saw a huge cloud of black smoke and we knew we were headed in the right direction. We soon arrived and parking was easy (and just a little bumpy) in the grass lot across the street.

 

The event grounds were huge with plenty of space for people, tents, games and live fire rescue demonstrations. Right at the entrance was the kid’s play area with bouncy houses, obstacle courses, fire safety classes, face painting and much more. Joe’s favorite was using the real fire hose to shoot out the “flames” on the wooden house.

 

I was not sure I would be able to pull the kids away from the games, but soon we saw huge flames across the park. We ran over to see the Metro bus rescue. There was a huge fire, several fire trucks, and an announcer describing each truck’s role in the rescue and the steps required in this kind of event.

 

All over the event grounds there were piled up cars and buses and tankers. By the end of the day, there were huge fire rescue demonstrations on a diesel tank, bus, tanker truck and house. Joe also had the opportunity to help with the fire extinguisher demonstration.

 

There were more free activities and events than we were able to do. One that we did do several times was the smoke filled house escape. There was a trailer, set up like a house, and filled with fake smoke. It was impossible to see and the kids had to crawl from the entrance to the exit. Brooke and Joe were fire drill champions.

We walked through the street of vendors, got a free snow cone from reliant, saw the line up of antique fire trucks and past the long line for BBQ. We even saw a fire fighter repel down the side of a building.

The event was full, but with so much to do, it was not crowded and there were very few lines.  Most things were free, and it wasn’t like a typical festival that drains your wallet.  The only things that would have made this better were cooler weather and fewer mosquitos. But I guess you can’t have the “Houston” Fire Fest if you’re not in Houston, so I’ll take it just the way it was.    We’ll be talking about Fire Fest 2011 for a long time.

 


Firefest – October 22, 2011 – Free Admission

 

Mark your calendars for Firefest 2011. This annual event will be on October 22, 2011, 10:00am until 5:00pm. It is held at the Houston Fire Department’s Val Jahnke Training Facility at 8030 Braniff St. Houston, Texas 77061.

Some highlights:
Live Firefighting Demonstrations
Annual Firefighters’ BBQ Cook-Off
Live Music
Kids’ Fun Zone
Assorted Fire Apparatus
Exhibition Car Show
Ladder Truck Competition

I’m sure this will be a hit with my 4 year old firefighter.

 


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