June 6–7 - Greenville
COTTON BOLL ARTFEST...
This arts & 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
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 courthouse tours.
www.gingerbreadtrail.net. (972) 937-0681.
June 13 - Cross Plains
17th ANNUAL BARBARIAN
Antique & classic car show, antique tractor show, kids games,
Inflatable Bounce House Obstacle Course, live music, food,
pony rides, fun for the family! Treadway Park on Hwy 36, one
mile west of Hwy 206 intersection. Come to Cross Plains, the
hometown of Robert E. Howard—creator of Conan the Barbarian!
Sat, 9am-4pm. Thurs Parade,
June 11, Downtown 6pm.
June 13 - McKinney
OLD-FASHIONED ICE CREAM
FESTIVAL & 20th ANNUAL KILLIS MELTON ICE CREAM CRANK-OFF …
Sample creative ice cream flavors at Chestnut Square Historic
Village (crank-off tickets required). Enjoy music, kids’
activities, petting zoo & more. Vote for the People’s Choice
Award & see the Ice Cream Freezer Museum. 972-562-8790.
June 18–20 & June 25–27 - Albany
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 400-member musical
cast. Free activities all day. Parade Sat 5pm. BBQ 5pm
nightly. Tickets & Info: (325) 762-3838.
June 18-20 - Wichita Falls
28th LEGENDS OF
WESTERN SWING MUSIC FESTIVAL...Hundreds
of western swing musicians in 3 days of performances: Dave
Alexander, Eddie McAlvain, Jake Hooker, Bobby Flores, Bob
Wills’ Texas Playboys, Leon Rausch, Johnny Allsup, Johnny
Bush, Jason Roberts Band & more. MPEC Events Center.
www.legendsofwesternswing.com. (318) 792-3303.
June 27 - Farmersville
AUDIE MURPHY DAY...
This annual family festival named in honor of the home-town
World War II hero, celebrates all military. Downtown.
July 3–4 - Waxahachie
18th ANNUAL CRAPE MYRTLE
FESTIVAL & PARADE...
Experience a wonderful driving trail of historic homes and
blooming crape myrtles in celebration of the 4th of July in
the “Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas.” Celebrate freedom with
the HEB fireworks display & Waxahachie Sports Complex concert
on July 3. Hometown parade on July 4.
www.waxahachiechamber.com. (972) 937-2390.
July 3–5 - 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, decorated bike
contest, live theater shows, Firecracker 5K Run, hometown
parade, old-fashioned games & spectacular fireworks show over
www.granburychamber.com. (817) 573-1622.
July 11 - Weatherford
PARKER COUNTY PEACH FEST
Historic Downtown features over 200 arts, crafts, food &
activity vendors, special stage entertainment, children’s
events and Peach Pedal Bike Ride.
www.peachfestivaltx.com. (888) 594-3801.
July 23–25 - Hico
129th OLD SETTLERS REUNION ...
Since 1882, Hico has been celebrating the area’s heritage at
one of the oldest settlers’ reunions in the state with
carnival, food and crafts vendors, musical entertainment, and
dancing at Hico City Park. For more info, contact Laurie:
August 21–29 - Denton
NORTH TEXAS STATE FAIR &
Join us for the largest livestock show in the area with
championship rodeos, live music, carnival, food, exhibits,
cook-offs and more. North Texas Fairgrounds. Visit
more information, or call (888) 381-1818 or (940) 387-2632.
September 4–6 - West
40th ANNUAL WESTFEST...
Labor Day weekend festivities with Czech foods, music,
international entertainment, dancing, pastries, costumes, arts
and crafts, horse-shoe tournament, Polka Mass, races, sports,
children’s area & kolache baking contest at Rodeo & Fair
September 7 - Elm Mott
On Monday of Labor Day Weekend, Homestead Craft Village
presents traditional pressing of homegrown sorghum cane &
syrup cooking over wood fires! Also enjoy music, tasty foods,
outdoor BBQ, homemade ice cream, horse-drawn hayrides & craft
demonstrations. 10am-5pm. Go west off IH-35, 5 miles north of
www.SustainLife.org. (254) 754-9600.
September 9–12 - Alvarado
PIONEERS & OLD
SETTLERS 123rd REUNION...
Parade, queen’s contest, baby contest, Battle of the Bands,
big carnival, fiddler’s competition, car show & 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 12 - Denton
16th ARTS, ANTIQUES &
on Denton’s historic downtown square, 110 W. Hickory. FREE
admission. Classic/hot rod/custom car show, juried art & craft
show, antique “Attic Treasure”, lectures & appraisals,
motorcycle show, live music, Kid Zone & festival foods make
this fun for the entire family. 9am to 3pm. (888) 381-1818 or
September 18–20 - Grand Prairie
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 $4. Traders Village,
2602 Mayfield Rd. (972) 647-2331.
September 18, 19, 20 - Cleburne
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 info:
www.whippfarmproductions.com; or (817) 641-0183.
September 18, 19, 20 - Grandview- Sand
Flat-Cleburne-Maypearl-Alvarado - ANTIQUE ALLEY TEXAS + 30
MILES OF SHOPPING ...
Grandview offers 100’s of downtown sidewalk /railroad easement
vendors and 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:
(817) 240-4948 or
September 19 - Springtown
31st ANNUAL WILD WEST
On the Square, 9am-4pm. Parade at 10am. Over 200 booths
selling arts, crafts and some-thing for everyone. Enjoy live
entertainment, Legends of Texas gunfighters, food/drinks, Mock
Jail, 16th annual BBQ cook-off, and numerous rides/activities
in children’s area. Booths: $75+ elec. (optional). Food
vendors: 10x10=$125+ electric. Set-up starts 6am.
www.wildwestfestival.org. (817) 220-7828.
September 26–27 - Comanche
Enjoy this 34th annual heritage festival with live
entertainment, great food, artisan and 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. For info,
www.ComancheChamber.org. (325) 356-3233.
October 17 - Whitesboro
50th ANNUAL PEANUT
Celebrate 50 years of family fun in downtown Whitesboro.
Approx. 20,000 visitors visit the entertainment-filled day.
Arts & crafts, food vendors, quilt show, tractor exhibit, car
show, musical entertainers, drawings and lots of fun. Free to
public. Vendor space available. Chamber of Commerce: (903)
October 17 - Kerens
11th ANNUAL COTTON HARVEST
Enjoy country lifestyle foods, hot air balloons with night
glow & tethered rides, arts and 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.
www.kerenscottonharvestfestival.com. (903) 396-2665.
October 23–25 - Hamilton
44th HAMILTON COUNTY
Come celebrate on the historical downtown square! Festivities
include a parade, WildWing 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
Admission. (254) 386-3216.
September 11–13 - Gainesville
THE SKY’S THE
LIMIT BALLOON SPECTACULAR...
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: $5.
November 7 - Whitewright
13th GRAND STREET FALL
Whitewright Area Chamber of Commerce presents a Family Fun
Run, arts/crafts, food vendors, live entertainment, kid’s
activities and more. Historic Downtown, 9am-4pm. Also seeking
food, art & craft vendors.
or (972) 658-1292.