September 2–4 - West
41st ANNUAL WESTFEST...
Labor Day weekend festivities with Czech foods, music,
international entertainment, dancing, pastries, costumes, arts
& crafts, horseshoe tournament, Polka Mass, races, sports,
children’s area & kolache baking contest at Rodeo & Fair
Grounds. (254) 826-5058.
September 5 - Elm Mott
On Monday of Labor Day Weekend, Homestead Craft Village
presents traditional pressing of homegrown sorghum pressing &
cook-off, special music, tasty foods, outdoor BBQ & brick oven
pizza, cranked ice cream, horse-drawn hayrides and craft
demonstrations. 10am to 5pm. North of Waco, go west off IH-35
for five miles. For more details, call (254) 754-9600 or visit
September 7–10 - Alvarado
PIONEERS & OLD
SETTLERS 123rd REUNION...
Parade, queen’s contest, baby contest, Battle of the Bands,
fiddler’s competition, big carnival, 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 9–11 - Gainesville
THE SKY’S THE LIMIT
Enjoy traditional ballooning events, mass ascensions, balloon
competitions & glows at Gainesville Municipal Airport. Also
kite performances, 5K/10K Run, steak cook-off, headliner Dave
Alexander on stage, food & merchandise vendors, Kidz Zone, and
more throughout the day. Benefiting the Gainesville’s North
Texas Medical Center. Tickets: $5.
September 10 - Denton
17th ARTS, ANTIQUES &
Saturday on Historic Denton’s Downtown Square, 110 W. Hickory
St. FREE admission. Classic/hot rod/custom car, truck &
motorcycle show, fine art & crafts show, live music, Kid Zone,
and festival foods make this fun for the entire family.
(940) 349-8529, or
September 16–18 - Grandview
Grand-view offers Antique Alley Texas and 30+ Miles of
Shopping! Between Grandview & Cleburne, pasture sales offer
free, safe parking at locations with 100’s of vendors. Please
do not park on highway or easements! Check
(817) 240-4948, and Facebook.com/Antique Alley.
September 16, 17, 18 - Cleburne
ANTIQUE ALLEY SHOW...
Discover 180 dealer booths at Whipp Farm, 1900 E. on FM4
South, during the com-munity’s bi-annual Antique Alley & Yard
Sale. Vendor Inquiries Welcome! For more info:
(817) 641-0183 or
September 17 - Springtown
32nd ANNUAL WILD WEST
On the Square, 9am-4pm. Parade at 10am. Over 200 booths
selling arts, crafts & some-thing for everyone. Enjoy live
entertainment, Legends of Texas gunfighters, Mock Jail, 17th
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. (817) 220-7828.
September 24–25 - Comanche
35th annual heritage festival with 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
September 30–October 1 - Possum Kingdom Lake
Come cook at the 20th Annual Great Out-doors BBQ & Chili
Cook-Off! Also enjoy auction/raffle items & vendors. For info:
(940) 779-2424 or toll-free (888) 779-8330.
October 1 - Eastland
OLD RIPFEST ANNUAL
First Saturday in October in Downtown Eastland. Parade, car
show, 5K run, live music, food, over 100 vendors, games, fish
fry & bull-riding. And see legendary “Old Rip”!
October 1 - Aubrey
AUBREY PEANUT FESTIVAL...
Dating 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, gunslingers, 100 arts/crafts booths,
10am parade & more. Located at 301 S. Main Street. (940)
October 1 - Flower Mound
Abiding Peace Com-munity Church presents fun events—Car Show
(entry fee required; 8am check-in), a 5K Run/Walk (entry fee
required; 7am check-in & 8am run), kids activities, FREE kids’
haircuts, face painting and Carved Pumpkin Contest (entry fee
required). 10am-3pm. Also *SEEKING VENDORS*. Held at 1117 W.
College Parkway in Flower Mound. Contact Renea Kren (972)
October 6–9 - Seagoville
Celebrate autumn with carnival rides, arts & crafts, parade,
car show, children’s activities, food vendors, games, great
musical entertainers, and free concerts all four
nights—Gospel, Rock & Country. Celebrate Autumn in Seagoville!
October 8 - Mineral Wells
37th CRAZY WATER
Downtown’s Famous Water Company Pavilion celebrates local
“crazy” mineral water! Enjoy continuous live entertainment on
3 stages, crafts, vendors, car show, 5K run, street art, crazy
water beer, games & rides. NW 6th Street. Fri 5:30pm- 8:30pm;
October 8 - Gainesville
DEPOT DAY FESTIVAL...
Gainesville Main Street presents live entertainment,
gun-fighters, a huge antique & classic car show, food, arts &
crafts and much more! Free admission. For more info: (940)
665-2831. Like us on
October 14–15 - Farmers Branch
BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL & CHILI COOK-OFF...
Two days of great music and beautiful flowers under the Texas
sky! Activities include a KidZone, Chili Cook-Off, and Arts &
Crafts Market-place. The cook-off is held Saturday, October
15th. Farmers Branch Historical Park. (972) 919-2631.
October 15 - Ennis
15th ANNUAL AUTUMN DAYS IN
ENNIS FALL FEST...
Celebrate the changing of the season! Festive live music,
great foods, handmade arts & crafts vendors, children’s
activities, petting zoo & pumpkin decorating. Historic
(972) 878-4748. .
October 15 - Midlothian
ANNUAL MIDLOTHIAN FALL
Celebrate Autumn with arts & crafts, 5K Run, food, Fine Arts
Show, entertainment, and more family fun. Sponsored by
Midlothian Chamber of Commerce. 9am-2pm at MISD Multi-Purpose
Stadium. FREE admission. Vendor booths available. (972)
October 15 - Whitesboro
51st ANNUAL PEANUT
Celebrate over 50 years of family fun in downtown Whitesboro.
Approx. 20,000 visitors visit the entertainment-filled day.
Arts & crafts, food vendors, tractor exhibit, car show,
musical entertainers, drawings and lots of fun. Free to
public. Vendor space available. Chamber of Commerce: (903)
October 15 - Kerens
12th ANNUAL COTTON HARVEST
Enjoy country lifestyle foods, hot air balloons, street dance,
arts & crafts, carnival, live entertainment, chili cook-off,
mule wagon rides, antique tractor show & pull, quilt show,
pageant, classic cars & more! 9am-10pm. Historic Downtown. 14
miles east of Corsicana on Hwy 31. (903) 396-2665.
October 22 - Hamilton
45th HAMILTON COUNTY DOVE
FESTIVAL & WILD WING COVE COOK-OFF...
Come celebrate on the historical downtown square! Festivities
include a parade, Wild Wing Dove Cook-off, gospel singing, 5K
run, Saturday evening rodeo & dance, pageant, gun show, vendor
booths, wine tasting, food, kids events & live music. Free
October 22–23 - Muenster
Enjoy great musical entertainment, a Stein-Hoisting
competition, Weiner Dog Race, Best Dirndl & Lederhosen
contest, Bier Belly contest, fun run, bike rally and more at
Heritage Park Pavilion, 301 N. Ash. For more details: (940)
October 29 - Waxahachie
TEXAS COUNTRY REPORTER
Meet Texas Country Reporter stars Bob & Kelli Phillips. Plus,
more than 250 artisans display their colorful talents in
historic downtown Waxahachie on Saturday, October 29.
October 29 - Whitewright
14th GRAND STREET FALL
Whitewright Area Chamber of Commerce presents a Family Fun
Run, arts/crafts, food vendors, live entertainment, kids'
activities & more. Historic Downtown, 9am-4pm. Also seeking
food, art & craft vendors.
December 3 - Clifton
NORWEGIAN COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
“The Norwegian Capital of Texas” presents its tour of homes,
history & 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.