November 1 - Whitewright
12th GRAND STREET FALL FESTIVAL...
Whitewright Area Chamber of Commerce presents a Fire-fighters
Chili Cook-off, Family Fun Run, arts & crafts, food vendors,
classic car show, live entertainment, kid’s activities and
more. Historic Downtown, 9am-4pm. Also seeking merchandise,
food & art vendors. (903) 364-2000.
November 15 - Hamilton
6th ANNUAL HOLIDAY
Discover festive gift fair shopping, CASI-sanctioned chili
cook-off, kid’s activities, book sale, vendors, bison burgers,
door prizes & more at Fair Park’s pavilions (1007 Park Rd @
Alamo). RV parking available. Pottsville Extension Education
Club provides proceeds to scholarships. Cook-off entries
Event/booth info: (254) 386-5259 or
November 24–December 31 - Cleburne -
WHISTLE STOP CHRISTMAS...
Enjoy Hulen Park’s lighting ceremony with over 3 million
lights, an historic steam engine, train whistle-blowing,
lighted Christmas Parade, Santa in the Park, music, kid’s
train rides & horse-drawn wagon rides. (817) 645-2455.
Also go to
for hotel accommodations..
November 28–30 - Elm Mott
The 26th annual festival of fine crafts & heirloom skills over
Thanksgiving Weekend pro-vides fun for the whole family!
Horse-drawn hayrides, homestead crafts, a restored 1760’s
gristmill, family music, horse farming demos, homegrown foods,
blacksmithing, woodworking, sheepdog work, pottery-making &
more. Free admission. Fri & Sat 10am-9pm; Sun noon-5pm.
December 5 - Denton
22nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY LIGHTING
Capture the spirit of the holidays on Denton’s Downtown
Historic Courthouse Square. Sip wassail as you browse gift &
and enjoy musical entertainers on the Square. Friday,
December 6 - Clifton
NORWEGIAN COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
“The Norwegian Capital of Texas” presents its tour of homes,
history and art from 9am to 5pm. Evening events include
dancers, carriage rides, caroling & shopping! Tickets: $10;
children 12 & under $5. Come experience the warmth of
Norwegian culture. Call 1-800-344-3720.
December 5–6 - Granbury
31st ANNUAL “FOR
GRANBURY A CANDLELIGHT TOUR”...
During this magical time, rich histories unfold as citizens
open their private & historic homes! Also enjoy lights,
carols, Christmas treats, carriage rides, and author signings
of the Christmas Cookie Collection. Go to
for early discounted tickets, or also visit
December 5 - Sherman
UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE …
Sherman Chamber of Commerce presents festivities to celebrate
the holiday season, including a festive parade, the Snowflake
Festival, and a grand tree lighting. For more info, go to
December 6 - Weatherford
CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE
Come home for Christmas on the Square, Saturday Dec 16, noon
to 5pm. Enjoy the merriment of the season with carolers, craft
and food vendors, children’s activities and, of course, Santa
Claus. For information, call (888) 594-3801, or visit
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)
February 28–March 1 - Granbury
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION...History
comes alive with Texas musicians on the Square, wagon rides,
re-enactors, Old Texas Parade, history fair, kid’s games,
silent auction, Indians in teepees, artists, Heroes Roll Call,
petting zoo & more. By Texas Heroes Foundation.
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 & price ranges of antiques, art & vintage. Thurs
& Fri 9am-7pm; Sat 9am-5pm. Will Rogers Memorial Center, $8
admission; kids free. (817) 291-3952. Discount coupon at
Show news at
March 14 - Dublin
ST. PATRICK’S CELEBRATION ...
“The Irish Capital of Texas” presents a festival of fun,
including arts & crafts and food vendors, pageants, Shamrock
Shuffle Run, parade, dog show, costume contest, gun show,
roller derby, carnival, family-friendly entertainment & more!
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 &
crafts booths, bean-eating contest, outhouse races &
entertainment. (817) 573-5299.
April 17–19 - Grandview-Cleburne - Maypearl -
ANTIQUE ALLEY TEXAS 37 MILES OF SHOPPING ...
100’s of vendors galore covering 37 miles! Grandview also
offers vendors & entertainment. No telling what treasures you
will find along the way! 817-240-4948.