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NORTH TEXAS EVENTS
SPRING  2015

MARCH

  March 5–7 - Fort Worth
52nd ANNUAL FORT WORTH SHOW OF ANTIQUES & ART...
Over 150 exhibitors from across the U.S. with a fun mix of all styles, eras and price ranges of antiques, art & vintage. Thurs & Fri  9am-7pm; Sat 9am-5pm. Will Rogers Memorial Center, $8 admission; kids free. Discount coupon at www.fortworthshow.com. (817) 291-3952. Show news at www.go2antiques.blogspot.com or www.facebook.com/fortworthshow.

  March 14 - Dublin
ST. PATRICK’S CELEBRATION...
“The Irish Capital of Texas” presents a festival of fun, including arts & crafts and food vendors, pageants, parade, Shamrock Shuffle Run, dog show, costume contest, gun show, roller derby, carnival, family-friendly entertainment & much more! dublintxchamber@embarqmail.com. (254) 445-3422. www.dublintxchamber.com.

  March 21–22 - Granbury
37th GENERAL GRANBURY’S BIRTHDAY PARTY BEAN, BRISKET & RIB COOK-OFF...
Hosted around the downtown Historic Courthouse Square, celebrate the birthday of the town’s namesake with arts and crafts booths, bean-eating contest, outhouse races, and entertainment. (817) 573-5299. www.granburysquare.com.

APRIL

  April 17-19, 2015 and September 18-20, 2015
Grandview-Sand Flat-Cleburne-Maypearl-Alvarado - ANTIQUE ALLEY TEXAS + 30 MILES OF SHOPPING...
  Grandview offers 100's of downtown sidewalk /railroad easement vendors & award winning Masonic Lodge BBQ. Maps available at Pop & Grans Antiques in downtown Grandview. Pasture sales galore between Grandview & Cleburne. Do not park on highway! For more info: www.AntiqueAlleyTexas.com. (817) 240-4948.

  April 18 - Denton
22nd ANNUAL REDBUD FESTIVAL...
This award-winning event celebrates “The Redbud Capital of Texas” and Arbor Day with a Home & Garden Show, free seminars, Kids Zone, live music & environmental activities. Don’t miss the live TRASHion Runway Show with designer fashions made from reused and recycled items. Free admission. 10am-4pm. Held at Denton Civic Center. www.kdb.org. (940) 349-8737

  April 18 - Princeton
PRINCETON SPRING ONION FESTIVAL
... Enjoy craft & activity booths, food vendors, 5K Run,  Silent Auction, Onion Cook-off, 3-on-3 Basketball, Tennis Tournament & much more. Held at Princeton High School, 1000 East Princeton Drive (Hwy 380). www.princetononionfestival.com.

  April 18–19 - Terrell
HERITAGE JUBILEE...
BBQ cook-off, live entertainment, dog show, 5K run, craft vendor booths, quilt show, motorcycle show, health & business expo, car show, rodeo and carnival in Ben Gill Park. (972) 563-5703. www.terrelltexas.com.

  April 18–19 - Ennis
ENNIS BLUEBONNET TRAILS FESTIVAL...
Discover a springtime celebration of fine arts and crafts, performing artists, bluebonnet & wildflower trails, car show (Saturday only), children’s activities, live music, and entertainment. Downtown Ennis. In its 64th year as Texas’ Official State Bluebonnet Trail. www.visitennis.org. (972) 878-4748.

  April 23–25 - Granbury
6th ANNUAL WINE WALK...
A casual venue offering guests the opportunity to mingle with 20 Texas wineries, food purveyors, cheese makers, artists, vendors & musicians around historic Granbury Square. 12noon-8pm each day. Tickets: $25 online & $30 at gate. Sip & Savor event on April 23 ($125/ticket) with celebrity chefs. Benefiting local charities and scholarships. www.granburywinewalk.com.

  April 24–26 - Denton
35th DENTON ARTS & JAZZ FEST 2015...
Celebrating music & art with seven stages of entertainment! See Jazz Stage head-liners Randy Brecker, Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, Brave Combo, UNT One O’Clock Lab Band, and many more. Also enjoy great food, fine arts & crafts, and kid’s activities. FREE admission! Quakertown Park (two blocks off Courthouse Sq). No pets or coolers. www.dentonjazzfest.com. (888) 381-1818 or (940) 565-0931.

  April 24–26 - Muenster
40th ANNUAL GERMANFEST...
Enjoy continuous entertainment with Brave Combo, John Conlee, Alpinmusikanten, Alpine Village, Valine Polka & Das Ist Lustig, and Flashback Friday’s tribute bands “Hard Nights Day” and “Mullet Boyz”. Enjoy great German food booths, Texas wineries, arts/crafts, large BBQ cook-off, fun run, carnival rides, Nagelschlagen, bike rally, water bumper boats and more.  www.muensterchamber.com or www.germanfest.net.

  April 30–May 3 - Seagoville
6th ANNUAL MAYFEST...
Enjoy live entertainment, carnival rides, food & craft vendors, car show, karate tournament, co-ed softball tournament & more! Presented by Seagoville Chamber of Commerce. For vendor opportunities, call (972) 287-5184.

MAY

  May 1–2 - Breckenridge
STEPHENS COUNTY FRONTIER DAYS...
Enjoy vendors, food, fun zone, Breckenridge Talent Search, 42 and horse shoe tournaments and other family entertainment while listening to live music. Held at Breckenridge City Park, in conjunction with Bob Drake Memorial Chuck Wagon Cook-off. Free admission. For more info: chamber@breckenridgetexas.com, 254-559-2301, or www.breckenridgetexas.com.

  May 8–9 - Electra
32nd ANNUAL ELECTRA GOAT BBQ COOK-OFF...
Cook-off with over $2500 prize money. Six cooking events include goat, chicken, ribs, brisket, jackpot beans & steak. Kid’s games, craft booths and FREE dance at the Fairgrounds. (940) 495-3577. Email: electracoc@electratel.net. Website: www.electratexas.org.

  May 15–16 - Greenville
AUDIE MURPHY DAYS...
A two-day celebration honoring the military and Audie Murphy—the most decorated hero of WWII. Speakers include actress Terry Moore as a special guest! Enjoy entertainment, static displays & more. For more info, contact Audie Murphy / American Cotton Museum: (903) 450-4502 or www.amacmuseum.com.

  May 22–24 - Ennis
49th ANNUAL NATIONAL POLKA FEST...
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with Czech & Slovak heritage festivities, folk dancing, authentic cuisine, Czech costumes, 200 craft & food booths, 14 live polka bands, country concert, and a giant parade. Down-town and three Czech Halls. (972) 878-4748. www.nationalpolkafestival.com.

JUNE

  June 6–7 - Greenville
COTTON BOLL ARTFEST...
This arts and crafts festival features hand-made jewelry, pottery, artwork & more on the grounds of the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum. For more information, call (903) 450-4502, or visit www.amacmuseum.com.

  June 6–7 - Waxahachie
47th ANNUAL GINGERBREAD TRAIL TOUR OF HOMES...
Tour five historic homes, and enjoy an antique car show, arts, crafts and antiques fair, and court-house tours. www.gingerbreadtrail.net. (972) 937-0681.

  June 18–20 & June 25–27 – Albany
77th FORT GRIFFIN FANDANGLE ...
Recapturing wild characters of the old west through a grand story, plus singing, dancing, horses & a herd of longhorns. Presented in a renowned amphitheater production, “Texas’ Oldest Outdoor Musical” features a local 300-member musical cast. Free activities all day. Parade Sat 5pm. BBQ 5pm nightly.  
www.fortgriffinfandangle.org
. Tickets/Info:  (325) 762-3838.  fandangle@bitstreet.com
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SEPTEMBER

  September 11–13 - Gainesville
THE SKY’S THE LIMIT BALLOON SPECTACULAR...
Featuring traditional ballooning events, mass ascensions, balloon competitions and glows at Gainesville Municipal Airport. Also enjoy concerts, food/merchandise vendors, kid’s area, and more throughout the day. Discover some-thing for the whole family! Benefiting the North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville. Tickets: $5. www.theskysthelimit.org.  v

 
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