September 1 - Elm Mott
Monday of Labor Day Weekend, Homestead Craft Village presents
traditional pressing of homegrown sorghum cane and syrup
cooking over wood fires! Also enjoy music, tasty foods,
outdoor BBQ, homemade ice cream, horse-drawn hayrides and
craft demonstrations. 10am-5pm. Go west off IH-35, five miles
north of Waco.
September 3–6 - Alvarado
PIONEERS & OLD SETTLERS 122nd REUNION...
Parade, queen, baby &
Fiddler contests, country-western bands, big carnival, “The
Premier Homecoming Event of Texas.”
Write P.O. Box 217, Alvarado, TX
76009. Bill Gray, Pres. Free Admission. $2 Parking. (817)
September 12–14 - Gainesville
THE SKY’S THE LIMIT BALLOON
Featuring traditional ballooning events, mass ascensions,
balloon competitions & glows at Gainesville Municipal Airport.
Also enjoy concerts, food/merchandise vendors, kid’s area, and
more throughout the day. Discover something for the whole
family! Benefiting the North Texas Medical Center in
Gainesville. Tickets: TBA.
September 13 - Denton
ARTS, ANTIQUES & AUTOS EXTRA-VAGANZA...
Saturday on Denton’s historic downtown
square, 110 W. Hickory St. FREE admission. Classic/hot
rod/custom car show, juried art & craft show, antique “Attic
Treasure”, lectures & appraisals, motorcycle show, live music,
Kid Zone, and festival foods make this fun for the entire
family. 9am to 3pm. (940) 349-8529,
or (888) 381-1818.
Sept 13, Oct 4 & Nov 1 - Denton
NORTH TEXAS HORSE COUNTRY TOURS...
With one of the largest concentrations
of horse farms in the USA, Denton County offers official
behind-the-scenes guided tours. Discover large breeding &
training facilities, equine specialists, quarter horses,
thoroughbreds, Arabians, appaloosas, warm-bloods & paints,
plus world-champions for cutting, halter, western pleasure &
September 15 - Sherman
SHERMAN ARTS FESTIVAL...
Celebrate ART with over 100 arts & crafts vendors, judged art
shows, kid fun, free music on outdoor stage, 5K & 10K runs,
museum tours, pan-cake breakfast & festival foods. 9am-5pm.
Concert at 7:30pm. Held on the Municipal Lawn. Vendor spaces
September 18-20 - Henrietta
83rd CLAY COUNTY PIONEER REUNION...
Share in this tribute to the area’s
frontier heritage with rodeo performances, reunion, parades,
floats, barbecue, children’s activities, and art & crafts
fair. Henrietta & Clay County Chamber: (940) 538-5261.
September 19, 20, 21 - Greenville
RALLY ROUND GREENVILLE FEST ...
General street festival is family fun.
Begins with Friday night Kick-Off Concert on Court-house
Square & music continues throughout the weekend. Kids Alley,
Cotton Patch Classic Bicycle Ride, art show & car shows are
also part of the fun. Expected attendance 8,000 to 10,000.
Vendors apply ASAP for best placement. E-mail
or call (903) 455-1510.
September 19–21 - Grand Prairie
52nd ANNUAL AMERICAN INDIAN POW WOW...
Hundreds of Native American Indians from
across the nation compete in eleven dance categories, with
full regalia of feather, buckskin, beadwork & bells. Enjoy
Indian food booths, arts & crafts show/sale, teepee exhibit &
cultural heritage demonstrations. Free admission; parking $3.
Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road.
Sept 19–21, 2014 & April 17–19, 2015 - Grandview,
Maypearl & Cleburne - ANTIQUE ALLEY TEXAS AND 37 MILES OF
Cleburne (“Little Round Top”) to Maypearl & locally
surrounding towns welcome shoppers with treasures galore. Maps
available (during the show) in Grandview. Vendor Inquiries
welcome! Also enjoy our April show! (817) 240-4948. Check
for locations & more details.
September 19–21 - Cleburne
WHIPP FARM ANTIQUE ALLEY SHOW...
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
(817) 648-9183; or
September 27 - Alvarado
JOHNSON COUNTY ANTIQUE TRACTOR & CAR
Tractor & car parade, machinery demos,
tractor pull & games,
tractor restoration contest,
kiddie events, festival foods & more. Held at Old Settlers
Reunion Grounds. Car entries welcome. For more info: (817)
September 27 - Denton
DOG DAYS OF DENTON…
“Texas’ Original Celebration for Pooches and Their People”.
Live entertainment; canine contests; freestyle, frisbee &
flyball demonstrations, Glamfur photos, arts/crafts, games,
live music and festival foods. 9am-4pm. Held at North Texas
Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd.
September 27–28 - Comanche
COMANCHE COUNTY POW-WOW...
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. Visit
October 2, 3, 4 - Seagoville
Celebrate autumn with arts & crafts, carnival rides, parade, car show,
food vendors, children’s activities, games, pet parade,
National Beauty Pageant, great musical entertainers, and free
concerts all three nights—Gospel, Rock & Country. Celebrate
Autumn in Seagoville! (972) 287-5184.
October 3–4 - Possum Kingdom Lake
Come cook at the 19th
Annual Great Outdoors BBQ & Chili Cook-Off! Also enjoy
Auction/Raffle items and Vendors.
(940) 779-2424 or toll-free (888) 779-8330.
October 4 - Aubrey
back to 1986, Peanut Fest on the first Saturday of October has
been celebrating the harvest of the local cash crop. Today it
honors the area’s peanut heritage with live music, street
performers, gun-slingers, 100 arts/crafts booths, 10am parade
& more. Located at 301 S. Main Street. (940) 343-1313.
October 4 - Eastland
OLD RIPFEST ANNUAL FESTIVAL...
Saturday in October in Downtown Eastland. Parade, car show, 5K
run, live music, food, over 100 vendors, games, fish fry, and
bull-riding. And see legendary “Old Rip”! (877) 2-OLDRIP.
October 11 - Gainesville
DEPOT DAY FESTIVAL...
Gainesville Main Street presents live entertainment,
gun-fighters, huge antique & classic car show, food, arts &
crafts, and much more! Free admission. For more information:
October 11 - Mineral Wells
CRAZY WATER FESTIVAL...
Downtown’s Famous Water Company Pavilion celebrates local
“crazy” mineral water! Enjoy continuous live entertainment on
three stages, crafts, car show, vendors, 5K run, street art,
crazy water beer, games & rides. NW 6th Street. Sat 9am-5pm.
October 13–18 - Mansfield
MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL...
Enjoy the Hot Beats
& Cold Brews Concert Series in an all-indoor series of
intimate FREE concerts throughout Historic Downtown Mansfield
with over 15 bands & eleven participating venues. For details,
October 17–18 - Farmers Branch
BLOOMIN’ BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL & CHILI
Two days of great music and beautiful
flowers under the Texas sky! Activities include a KidZone,
Chili Cook-Off, and Arts & Crafts Marketplace. The cook-off is
held Saturday, October 18. Farmers Branch Historical Park.
October 18 - Kerens
10th ANNUAL COTTON HARVEST FESTIVAL...
Enjoy country lifestyle foods, hot air
balloons with night glow & tethered rides, arts & crafts,
carnival, live entertainment, chili cook-off, mule wagon
rides, cotton gin tours, unique vintage trailers tours,
tractor pull, quilt show, classic cars & more! 9am-10pm.
Historic Downtown. 14 miles east of Corsicana on Hwy 31.
October 18 - Whitesboro
49th ANNUAL PEANUT FESTIVAL...
Celebrate 49 years of family fun in downtown
Whitesboro. Approx. 20,000 visitors visit the
entertainment-filled day. Arts & crafts, food vendors,
displays of all sorts, car show, musical entertainers,
drawings and lots of fun. Free to public. Vendor space
available. Chamber of Commerce: (903) 564-3331.
October 18 - Ennis
13th ANNUAL AUTUMN DAYS IN ENNIS FALL
changing of the season! Festive live music, great foods,
handmade arts & crafts vendors, petting zoo, children’s
activities, and pumpkin decorating. Historic Downtown.
10am-4pm. (972) 878-4748.
October 18 - Midlothian
ANNUAL MIDLOTHIAN FALL FESTIVAL...
Celebrate Autumn with arts & crafts, 5K Run, food, Fine Arts
Show, entertainment, and more family fun. Sponsored by
Midlothian Chamber of Commerce. 9am-3pm at MISD Multi-Purpose
Stadium. Free ad-mission. Vendor booths available. (972)
October 18 - Royse City
25th Anniversary! Enjoy Old
West gunfight shows, Doggie Contest, music, pie-eating
contest, truck pull, cow patty bingo, kid’s pageant, military
vehicle rides, archery & blow darts, KidsZone, RunFest/Jail
Break 5K. Microfest also features craft beer samples at Old
Jail Park. Downtown Main Street, 8am-4pm.
October 24–25 - Granbury
GYPSY TRAMPS JUNK REVIVAL...
Discover booths of junk, treasures & flea market finds at Lake
Granbury Resort & Conference Center (621 E. Pearl St.), plus a
Friday dance & Early Bird Sale. Fri 12pm-9pm & Sat 9am-5pm.
or follow on Facebook.com Gypsy Tramps.
November 1 - Whitewright
12th GRAND STREET FALL FESTIVAL ...
Whitewright Area Chamber of Commerce
presents a Firefighters Chili Cook-off, Family Fun Run,
arts/crafts, food vendors, classic car show, live
entertainment, kid’s activities & more. Historic Downtown,
9am-4pm. Also seeking food, art & merchandise vendors. (903)
December 6 - Clifton
NORWEGIAN COUNTRY CHRISTMAS TOUR...
“The Norwegian Capital of Texas”
presents its tour of homes, history & art from 9am to 5pm.
Evening events include dancers, carriage rides, caroling and
shopping! Tickets: $10; children 12 & under $5. Come
experience the warmth of Norwegian culture. 1-800-344-3720.
February 28, 2015 - Gainesville
29th NORTH TEXAS
FARM TOY SHOW...
View, buy, sell, trade farm toys of all kinds—trucks, custom
toys, and other miscellaneous toys & parts. Held at the
Gainesville Civic Center at 311 South Weaver. 9am-3pm. Contact
Ed Pick, 504 CR300, Muenster, TX 76252. Admission: $2. (940)