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Happy birthday, Truck Yard
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Things to Do In Dallas This Weekend: A Gelato Fest and Truck Yard Turns 5

GAPCo is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its second location with pizza slices for $1 each. A dollar will get you a one-topping slice of your choice — not a bad way to start the weekend.

What: Greenville Avenue Pizza Co. Turns 1

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28

Where: Greenville Avenue Pizza Co., 1145 Peavy Road (Northeast Dallas)

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Bumbershoot Barbecue's new Smoke Ring is a friendly rumble among local pit masters (think your neighbors, not restaurateurs), and a portion of the proceeds benefit the North Texas Food Bank. You can place bets on your favorite barbecue and enjoy live music.

What: Smoke Ring

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29

Where: Bumbershoot Barbecue, 425 U.S. Highway 377, Argyle

Tickets: $5

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The fourth annual Taste of Firewheel brings together local restaurants, live music and fun for the whole family. More than 20 restaurants from Firewheel Town Center and the surrounding community will be serving food. Wristbands to sample food will set you back $20 (10 samples) or two wristbands for $35. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the Foxiis Restaurant & Grill booth.

What: Taste of Firewheel

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29

Where: Firewheel Town Center Park, 245 Cedar Sage Dr., Garland

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Truck Yard, Lower Greenville's favorite beer garden and food truck park, marks five years with a party including a food truck competition, live music, a dog adoption, an exotic petting zoo and local beers. Competing food trucks will serve from noon to 5 p.m., with more festivities following.

What: Truck Yard’s Fifth Anniversary

When: Noon-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29

Where: Truck Yard, 5624 Sears St. (Lower Greenville)

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This event dedicated to artisan Italian gelato is a challenge of sorts. Over the next three years, 5,000 gelato chefs from all over the world will compete against each other for a chance to participate in the 2021 grand finals in Italy. At this event, you can experience true, high-quality gelato, learn about production techniques and taste competing flavors. Dallas is one of the 2018 stops for this event, with others including Los Angeles, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Chicago.

Tickets are $25-30 for adults

, $20-25 for children younger than 12 and free for children younger than 2.

What: Gelato Festival

When: Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 29-30

Where: Dallas Farmers Market, 920 Harwood St. (downtown)

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