June 11 - McKinney
McKINNEY GARDEN CLUB GARDEN & HOME TOUR...
Experience seven gardens and homes on Saturday, 10am-4pm.
Presented by the McKinney Garden Club. Tickets $20.
www.mckinneygardenclub.org, or email
June 11 - Cross Plains
17th ANNUAL BARBARIAN
Antique & classic car show, kids’ games, antique tractor show,
inflatable bounce house obstacle course, live music, food,
pony rides, fun for the family! At Treadway Park on Hwy 36,
one mile west of Hwy 206 intersection. Come to Cross Plains,
hometown of Robert E. Howard —creator of Conan the Barbarian!
Saturday, 9am-4pm. Parade 6pm on Thurs, June 9 downtown. For
July 2–4 - Granbury
41st ANNUAL OLD-FASHIONED
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION...
Come to the Historic Square to celebrate Independence Day!
Arts & crafts vendors, ranch rodeo, car show, live theater
shows, decorated bike contest, Firecracker 5K Run, hometown
parade, old-fashioned games & spectacular fireworks show over
www.granburychamber.com. (817) 573-1622.
July 9 - Weatherford
PARKER COUNTY PEACH
Historic Downtown features over 200 arts, crafts, food &
activity vendors, special stage entertainment, children’s
events & the Famous Peach Pedal Bike Ride.
July 21–23 - Hico
134th OLD SETTLERS REUNION ...
Since 1882, Hico has been celebrating the area’s heritage at
one of the oldest settlers’ reunions in the state. Enjoy a
carnival, food & crafts vendors, musical entertainment and
dancing at Hico City Park. For info, call (254) 796-4221.
September 2–4 - West
41st ANNUAL WESTFEST...
Labor Day weekend festivities with Czech foods, music,
international entertainment, dancing, pastries, costumes, arts
& crafts, horseshoe tournament, Polka Mass, races, sports,
children’s area & kolache baking contest. West Rodeo & Fair
September 5 - Elm Mott
On Mon-day of Labor Day Weekend, Homestead Craft Village
presents pressing of homegrown sorghum & its cook-off, special
music, tasty foods, outdoor BBQ & brick oven pizza, cranked
ice cream, horse-drawn hayrides and craft demonstrations.
10am-5pm. Go west off IH-35, five miles north of Waco.
September 7–10 - Alvarado
PIONEERS & OLD
SETTLERS 123rd REUNION...Parade,
queen’s contest, baby contest, Battle of the Bands, big
carnival, car show, fiddler’s competition,
& vendor booths at “The Premier Homecoming Event of
Texas.” Write Tom Durington, P.O. Box 217, Alvarado, TX 76009.
Free admission. $2 Parking. (817) 538-2337.
September 9–11 - Gainesville
THE SKY’S THE LIMIT
Enjoy traditional ballooning events, mass ascensions, balloon
competitions & glows at Gainesville Municipal Air-port. Also
kite performances, 5K/10K Run, steak cook-off, headliner Dave
Alexander on stage, food & merchandise vendors, Kidz Zone and
more through-out the day. Benefiting Gainesville’s North Texas
Medical Center. Tickets $5.
September 10 - Denton
17th ARTS, ANTIQUES &
Saturday on Denton’s historic downtown square, 110 W. Hickory
St. FREE admission. Classic/hot rod/custom car, truck &
motorcycle show, fine art & crafts show, live music, Kid Zone,
and festival foods make this fun for the entire family. 9am to
3pm. (940) 349-8529.
September 16–18 - Cleburne
WHIPP FARM ANTIQUE
Discover 180 dealer booths at Whipp Farm, 1900 E. on FM4 South
during the community’s bi-annual Antique Alley & Yard Sale.
Vendor Inquiries Welcome! For more info:
www.whippfarmproductions.com or (817) 641-0183.
September 17 - Springtown
32nd ANNUAL WILD WEST
On the Square, 9am-4pm. Parade at 10am. Over 200 booths
selling arts, crafts & something for everyone. Enjoy live
entertainment, Legends of Texas gunfighters, Mock Jail, 17th
annual BBQ cook-off, and numerous rides/activities in the
kid’s area. Booths: $75+ elec. (optional). Food vendors:
10x10=$125+ electric. Set-up starts 6am. (817) 220-7828.
September 24–25 - Comanche
35th annual heritage festival, live entertainment, great food,
artisan & commercial vendors, art & photography show,
state-sanctioned BBQ cook-off, antique tractor show, largest
car show in Central Texas. Approx. 10,000 attendance in
beautiful shady City Park. Info:
www.ComancheChamber.org or (325) 356-3233.
October 1 - Flower Mound
Abiding Peace Community Church presents such fun events as a
car show (entry fee required) with check-in at 8am, 5K Run
/Walk (entry fee required) with check-in at 7am & run at 8am,
kids activities, FREE kids’ haircuts, face painting and Carved
Pumpkin Contest (entry fee required). Held at 1117 W. College
Parkway. 10am-3pm. Also SEEKING VENDORS. Contact Renea Kren
(972) 971-8989 or
October 15 - Whitesboro
51st ANNUAL PEANUT
Celebrate over 50 years of family fun in downtown Whitesboro.
Approx. 20,000 visitors come to this entertainment-filled day.
Arts & crafts, food vendors, tractor exhibit, car show,
musical entertainers, drawings and lots of fun. Free to
public. Vendor space available. Chamber of Commerce: (903)
October 15 - Kerens
12th ANNUAL COTTON HARVEST
Enjoy country lifestyle foods, hot air balloons, street dance,
arts & crafts, carnival, live entertainment, chili cook-off,
mule wagon rides, antique tractor show & pull, quilt show,
pageant, classic cars, and more! 9am-10pm. Historic Downtown.
14 miles east of Corsicana on Hwy 31.
www.kerenscottonharvestfestival.com. (903) 396-2665.
October 22 - Hamilton
October 22–23 - Muenster
45th HAMILTON COUNTY DOVE
FESTIVAL & WILD WING COVE COOK-OFF...
Come celebrate on the historical downtown square! Festivities
include a parade, Wild Wing Dove Cook-off, gospel singing, 5K
run, Saturday evening rodeo & dance, pageant, gun show, vendor
booths, wine tasting, food, kids events and live music. Free
www.hamiltondovefest.com. (254) 386-3216.
Enjoy great musical entertainment, a fun Stein-Hoisting
competition, Weiner Dog Race, Best Dirndl and Lederhosen
contest, Bier Belly contest, fun run, bike rally and much
more. Heritage Park Pavilion, 301 North Ash. For more details,
www.oktoberfestmuenster.com, or call (940) 759-2227