March 1–2 - Granbury
TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION...
Enjoy a Texas-size event with an artisans’ village of
1800’s-era products, crafts, games, history reenactments and
lifestyle demos. Also experience live bull riding at City
Beach Park on Lake Granbury, Dutch oven & chuck wagon
cook-offs, parade, storytellers, cowboy music, dancing, and
more! Downtown Square. (817) 578-0234.
March 1, April 5 & May 3 - Denton
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, warmbloods & paints, plus world-champions for
cutting, halter, western pleasure, reining & more. 9am-3pm.
March 7–8 - Fort Worth
51st ANNUAL FORT WORTH
SHOW OF ANTIQUES & ART...
Over 100 exhibitors from across the U.S. with a gutsy mix of
all styles, eras and price ranges of antiques, art & vintage.
Fri 9am-7pm; Sat 9am-5pm. Will Rogers Memorial Center, $7
admission; kids free. Discount coupon at
Find show news at
www.go2antiques.blogspot.com or facebook.com/fortworthshow.
March 15 - 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 and much
firstname.lastname@example.org. (254) 445-3422.
March 15–16 - Granbury
36th GENERAL GRANBURY’S
BIRTHDAY PARTY BEAN, BRIS-KET & 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, parade &
email@example.com. (817) 573-5299.
March 31 - Hamilton
Hamilton Extension Education Council’s annual Spring Fling is
held at St. John Lutheran Church, 122 Cheyenne Mesa,
Admission of $8 includes generous salad and dessert luncheon,
plus a full day of program presentations, silent auction &
door prizes. For available vendor space, contact Linda
or (254) 386-5259.
April 12 - Denton
21st ANNUAL REDBUD FESTIVAL
Redbud Capital of Texas” celebrates Spring & Arbor Day with a
Home and Garden Show with 60 booths, free seminars, Kids Zone,
live music & environmental activities. Don’t miss the TRASHion
Runway Show with designer fashions made from reused & recycled
items. Free admission. 10am-4pm. Held at Denton Civic Center.
April 12 - Malakoff
Munch on delicious cornbread and beans as Malakoff celebrates
this Southern culinary delight. Events include Run to the Corn
5K, booths, Cornbread & Bean Cook Off, pet contest, live
entertainment & more. For details and booth info, visit
www.malakoffchamber.org, or call (903) 489-8118.
April 12 - Grapevine
BLESSING OF THE VINES & NEW
VINTAGE WINE & GALLERY TRAIL ...
Enjoy 11am events at Delaney Vineyards, 2000 Champagne Blvd.
Free shuttles til 6pm.
www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com. (800) 457-6338.
April 12–13 - Ennis
ENNIS BLUEBONNET TRAILS
Discover a springtime celebration of fine arts & crafts,
performing artists, bluebonnet & wildflower trails, car show
(Saturday only), children’s activities, live music, and
entertainment. Downtown Ennis. In its 63rd year as Texas’
Official State Bluebonnet Trail.
April 18–20 (including Easter Sunday) & September
Grandview, Maypearl & Cleburne
ANTIQUE ALLEY TEXAS
AND 37 MILES OF SALES...
From Grandview to Cleburne (“Little Round Top”) to May-pearl &
locally surrounding towns, shoppers are welcomed with
treasures galore. Maps are available (during the show) in
Grandview. Vendor Inquiries welcome! (817) 240-4948. Check
www.AntiqueAlleyTexas.com for more details and
April 18-20 & Sept 19-21 - Cleburne
ANTIQUE ALLEY SHOW...
Discover 180 dealer booths at Whipp Farm, 1900 E. on FM-4
South during the community’s bi-annual Antique Alley & Yard
Sale. Vendor inquiries welcome! For info:
(817) 648-9183; or
April 26 - Princeton
PRINCETON SPRING ONION
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 Dr. (Hwy 380).
April 24–26 - Granbury
5th GRANBURY WINE WALK...
Vintages from 18 Texas wineries are featured at a weekend of
wine, celebrity chefs, art show & sale, vendors & more on
Granbury Square. (682) 498-3089.
April 25–27 - Denton
34th DENTON ARTS & JAZZ
Celebrating music & art with seven stages of free
entertainment! See Jazz Stage headliners Asleep at the Wheel,
Quebe Sisters Band, Al Jarreau, and Brave Combo, plus many
more. Enjoy great food, fine arts & crafts & kid’s activities.
Free admission! Quakertown Park (two blocks off Courthouse
Sq). (888) 381-1818 or (940) 565-0931.
April 26 - Fort Worth
9th FORT WORTH PRAIRIE
Tandy Hills Natural Area offers free, solar-powered
festivities with outdoor adventures for kids & families, plus
live music, wildflower tours, science hikes & more. 11am to
sunset. 3400 View St.
April 26–27 - Euless
ARBOR DAZE 2014...
Experience the 25th Anniversary of great free-admission
entertainment in Euless! Enjoy live music on stage,
arts/crafts, forestry village, business expo, kid’s
activities, free Arbor Day trees & more.
April 25–27 - Muenster
39th ANNUAL GERMANFEST...
Enjoy continuous entertainment, including Wade Bowen, Dave
Alexander & His Big Texas Swing Band, Alpine Express, Das Is
Luslig, 3rd Generation, and an 80’s Flash Back on Friday.
Enjoy great German food booths, Texas wineries, arts & crafts,
large BBQ cook-off, fun run, carnival rides, bike rally,
Nagelschlagen, water bumper boats & more. For more info:
May 2–3 - Breckenridge
STEPHENS COUNTY FRONTIER
Enjoy vendors, food, fun zone, Breckenridge Talent Search, 42
and horseshoe tournaments, and other family entertainment
while listening to live music. Held at Breckenridge City Park,
in conjunction with the Bob Drake Memorial Chuck Wagon
Cook-off. Free admission. For more info: 254-559-2301,
May 9–10 - Electra
31st ANNUAL ELECTRA GOAT BBQ
Cook-off with over $2500 prize money. Six cooking events
include goat, chicken, ribs, brisket, jackpot beans & steak.
Plus kid’s games, craft booths and FREE dance at the
Fairgrounds. (940) 495-3577; Email:
May 16–17 - Greenville
SALUTE TO THE MILITARY...
two-day celebration honoring the military and Audie Murphy—the
most decorated hero of WWII. Speakers, entertainment,
demonstrations, static displays & more. For more information:
Audie Murphy / American Cotton Museum: (903) 450-4502 or
May 18 - Irving
8th ANNUAL DFW DRAGON BOAT, KITE
& LANTERN FESTIVAL...
Dragon boat racing; kite flying demos & com-petition; 15
countries’ cultural performances; ethnic food; lantern
displays; shuttlecock contest & more. Marco Polo World
Foundation proudly brings the first dragon boating to North
Texas! 8:30am-8pm. Free admission. Free concert. Lake Carolyn
near Riverside/Hwy 114. Ride DART to Las Colinas Urban Ctr
Station & enjoy free APT Transit System to the Fest. Go to
May 23–25 - Ennis
48th ANNUAL NATIONAL POLKA
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with Czech & Slovak heritage
festivities, folk dancing, authentic cuisine, 200 craft & food
booths, Czech costumes, 14 live polka bands, country concert,
and a giant parade. Downtown & three Czech Halls. (972)
June 7–8 - Waxahachie
46th ANNUAL GINGERBREAD
TRAIL TOUR OF HOMES...
Tour five historic homes, and enjoy an antique car show,
arts/crafts/antiques fair and courthouse tours.
www.gingerbreadtrail.net. (972) 937-0681.
June 14 - Cross
ANNUAL BARBARIAN FESTIVAL...
Antique & classic car show, antique tractor show, kids games,
Civil War re-enactors, 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! Saturday, 9am-4pm.
June 14, Saturday - Paris
CLASSIC CAR SHOW...30+classes,
many special awards, ARTS/CRAFTS, food, SWAP MEET, kid’s
activities, special shopping! Cruise night, giant 50’s street
party, music/entertainment Friday 6pm, Love Civic Center -
2025 S. Collegiate. Hosts: Red River Valley Honkers Car Club.
Contact S. Carroll. (903) 739-9763. SEEKING VENDORS:
June 19–21 & June 26–28 - Albany
Recapturing wild characters of the old west through a grand
story, 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. For tickets & additional information:
firstname.lastname@example.org; (325) 762-3838; or
July 12 - Weatherford
PARKER COUNTY PEACH
Historic Down-town features over 200 arts/crafts, food &
activity vendors, special stage entertainment, children’s
events and Peach Pedal Bike Ride. For additional information:
www.peachfestivaltx.com. (888) 594-3801.