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NORTH TEXAS EVENTS
SUMMER  2014

JUNE

  June 5,12,19,26 & July 10,17,24,31 Sherman - HOT SUMMER NIGHTS ... Eight Thursday musical concerts, from zydeco, big band & oldies to bluegrass & jazz. See Classic Recall, Fox and the Bird, Zach Balch, Breaking Southwest & more. On the Municipal Lawn for June events & Pecan Grove Park West during July. 7:30pm. (903) 892-7230. www.shermantx.org.

  June 7–8 - Waxahachie
46th ANNUAL GINGERBREAD TRAIL TOUR OF HOMES...
Tour five historic homes and enjoy an antique car show, arts/crafts and antiques fair, and courthouse tours. (972) 937-0681. www.gingerbreadtrail.net.

  June 14 - McKinney
McKINNEY GARDEN CLUB HOME & GARDEN TOUR...
Experience five gardens and homes on Saturday, 10am-4pm, as presented by McKinney Garden Club. Tickets: $20. www.mckinneygardenclub.org.

  June 14 - Cross Plains
16th ANNUAL BARBARIAN FEST ...
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!  www.BarbarianFestival.net. Saturday, 9am-4pm.

  June 14, Saturday - Paris
CLASSIC CAR SHOW...
30+ classes, many special awards, ARTS/CRAFTS, SWAPMEET, food, kid 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. SEEKING VENDORS: kscarrol@att.net. Contact S. Carroll. (903) 739-9763. www.RRVhonkers.com.

  June 19-21 - Wichita Falls
27th LEGENDS OF WESTERN SWING MUSIC FEST...
Hundreds of western swing musicians in 3 days of performances: Mel Tillis, Eddie McAlvain, Jake Hooker, Jimmy Burson, Billy Mata, Jody Nix, Bobby Flores, River Road Boys, Dave Alexander, Bo Posey, Tulsa Playboys, Shoot Low Sheriff and more. MPEC Events Center. www.legendsofwesternswing.com. (318) 792-3303. gloriamiers@tx.rr.com.

  June 19–21 & June 26–28 - Albany
76th 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 400-member musical cast. Free activities all day. Parade Sat 5pm. BBQ 5pm nightly. www.fortgriffinfandangle.org or fandangle@bitstreet.com. Tickets & Info: (325) 762-3838.

JULY

  July 3–4 - Waxahachie
17th 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 & concert at the Waxahachie Sports Complex on July 3 and a hometown parade on July 4. (972) 937-2390. www.waxahachiechamber.com.

  July 4 - Cleburne
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION ...
Enjoy a festive fireworks show over the lake at dusk and a boat parade (8pm) at Lake Pat Cleburne. Join the fun on Independence Day! (817) 645-2455. Email:  info@cleburnechamber.com, or visit www.cleburnechamber.com for details.

  July 4–6 - Granbury
40th 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 con-test, live theater shows, hometown parade, old-fashioned games & spectacular fireworks show over Lake Granbury. (817) 573-1622. www.granburychamber.com.

  July 12 - Weatherford
PARKER COUNTY PEACH FEST-IVAL...
Historic Downtown features over 200 arts, crafts, food and activity vendors, special stage entertainment, children’s events & Peach Pedal Bike Ride. www.peachpedal.com or www.peachfestivaltx.com. (888) 594-3801.

AUGUST

  August 15–23 - Denton
NORTH TEXAS STATE FAIR & RODEO...
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 www.ntfair.com for more information, or call (888) 381-1818 or (940) 387-2632.

  August 29–31 - West
39th 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. www.westfest.com. (254) 826-5058.

SEPTEMBER

  September 1 - Elm Mott
SORGHUM FESTIVAL...
On Monday of Labor Day Weekend, Homestead Craft Village presents traditional pressing of homegrown sorghum cane and syrup cooking over wood fires! Also enjoy music, tasty foods, outdoor BBQ, homemade ice cream, horse-drawn hayrides and craft demonstrations. 10am-5pm. Go west off IH-35, five miles north of Waco. www.SustainLife.org. (254) 754-9600.

  September 12–14 - Gainesville
THE SKY’S THE LIMIT BALLOON SPECTACULAR...
Featuring traditional ballooning events, mass ascensions, balloon competitions and glows at the 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: TBA. www.theskysthelimit.org.

  September 13 - Denton
ARTS, ANTIQUES & AUTOS EXTRAVAGANZA...
Saturday on Denton’s historic downtown square, 110 W. Hickory St. FREE admission. Classic/hot rod/custom car show, juried art and craft show, antique “Attic Treasure”, lectures & appraisals,  motorcycle show, live music, Kid Zone and festival foods make this fun for the entire family. 9am to 3pm. www.dentonmainstreet.org. (940) 349-8529. (888) 381-1818.

  September 19–21 - Grandview, Maypearl & Cleburne
ANTIQUE ALLEY TEXAS AND 37 MILES OF SALES...
Grandview to Cleburne (“Little Round Top”) to Maypearl and locally surrounding towns welcome shoppers with treasures galore. Maps available (during the show) in Grandview. Vendor Inquiries welcome! Also enjoy our April show! (817) 240-4948. Check www.AntiqueAlleyTexas.com for locations & details.
September 20 - Springtown
30th ANNUAL WILD WEST FEST...
On the Square, 9am-4pm. Parade at 10am. Over 200 booths selling arts, crafts & something for everyone! Enjoy live entertainment, Legends of Texas gunfighters, food/drinks, Mock Jail, 15th Annual BBQ Cook-Off, and numerous rides/activities in the children’s area. Booths: $75+ elec. (optional). Food vendors: 10x10= $125+ electric. Set-up starts 6am. (817) 220-7828. www.wildwestfestival.org.

  September 27–28 - Comanche
COMANCHE COUNTY POW-WOW...
33rd annual heritage festival, live entertainment, great food, artisan and commercial vendors, antique tractor show, art & photography show, state sanctioned BBQ cook-off, largest car show in Central Texas. Approx. 10,000 attendance in beautiful shady City Park. Visit www.ComancheChamber.org. (325) 356-3233.

OCTOBER

  October 18 - Whitesboro
49th ANNUAL PEANUT FESTIVAL ...
Celebrate 49 years of family fun in down-town Whitesboro. Approx. 20,000 visitors visit the entertainment-filled day. Arts and crafts, food vendors, displays of all sorts, car show, musical entertainers, drawings and lots of fun. Free to public. Vendor space available. Chamber of Commerce: (903) 564-3331.

  October 24–26 - Hamilton
43rd HAMILTON COUNTY DOVE FESTIVAL...
Come celebrate on the historical downtown square! Festivities include a parade, softball tournament, 5K run, Saturday evening rodeo & dance, pageant, gun show, vendor booths, wine tasting, food, kids events & live music. Free Admission. www.hamiltondovefest.com. (254) 386-3216. www.hamiltontexas.com.

  November 1 - Whitewright
12th GRAND STREET FALL FESTIVAL...
Whitewright Area Chamber of Commerce presents a Firefighters 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 food, art and merchandise vendors. www.whitewright.org. (903) 364-2000.  v

 
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