March 3–5 - Fort Worth
53rd ANNUAL FORT WORTH SHOW OF
ANTIQUES & ART...
Over 150 exhibitors from across the U.S. with a fun mix of all
styles, eras and 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 5 - Possum Kingdom Lake
MARDI GRAS -
afternoon parade down PK’s own Bourbon Street signals the
start of Mardi Gras, Possum Kingdom style! Complete with
floats, beads, candy, trinkets. Round out the day with a
shrimp feast, Cajun dance music, crowning of King Possum/Queen
costumes/floats awards. (940) 779-2424. Toll-free (888)
March 10–13 - Denton
TEXAS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
the Pot: A
Tantalizing Taste of Storytelling Stew”. Featured Tellers are
Rev. Robert Jones, Minton Sparks, Eldrena Douma & Antonio
Sacre, plus storyteller concerts, ghost stories, Liar’s
Contest, kids’ activities & workshops. Denton Civic Center.
March 19–20 - Granbury
38th 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 and
crafts booths, bean-eating contest, outhouse races, and
entertainment. (817) 573-5299.
April 2 - Granbury
TEXAS CHICK-O-RAMA FESTIVAL
Free admission, family-friendly events include chicken & egg
cook-off, sack races, chicken coop building contest, games,
live music, hayrides, seminars & more! Dedicated to chicken
lovers and preservation/education of heritage and near extinct
chicken breeds, plus encouraging future chicken hobbyists.
9am-6pm. Camp Crucis, 2875 Camp Crucis Ct. For details:
www.facebook.com/txchickorama or (817) 968-8242.
April 9 - Hamilton
Hamilton Extension Education Council’s annual Spring Fling is
at Hamilton High School Auditorium & Commons, 611 S. College
St. 8:30am-2:30pm. Admission of $10 includes speakers, silent
auction, door prizes, vendors, and generous salad lunch.
Benefiting County AgriLife Extension & 4-H programs. For info:
(254) 386-8396 or
April 15–17 and September 16–18 Grandview-Sand
TEXAS + 30 MILES OF SHOPPING...
This biannual event covers 30+ miles. Grandview offers 100’s
of down-town sidewalk/railroad easement vendors &
award-winning Masonic Lodge BBQ. Maps available at Pop & Grans
Antiques. Pasture sales galore between Grandview & Cleburne.
www.Facebook.com/AntiqueAlleyTexas. (817) 240-4948.
www.AntiqueAlleyTexas.com. Please don’t park on
April 16 - Princeton
PRINCETON SPRING ONION
Enjoy craft and activity booths, food vendors, 5K Run,
Silent Auction, Onion Cook-off, Tennis Tournament,
3-on-3 Basketball & much more. Princeton High School, 1000
East Princeton Dr. (Hwy 380).
April 15-17 - 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 64th year as Texas’
Official State Bluebonnet Trail.
April 22–23 - Whitewright
XTREME PRO MUD
Two fun-filled evenings of mud racing! Approximately 2000+
people attended last year. Camping passes are offered to the
public for this event. For more details, contact Ginger Miller
(903) 815-7558. And check out
April 22–24 - Muenster
41st ANNUAL GERMANFEST...
Enjoy continuous entertainment, plus great German food booths,
Texas wineries, arts/crafts, large BBQ cook-off, fun run,
carnival rides, bike rally, Nagelschlagen, water bumper boats
& much more.
April 23 - Denton
23rd ANNUAL REDBUD FESTIVAL
This award-winning event celebrates “The Redbud Capital of
Texas” and Arbor Day with a Home and Garden Show, free
seminars, Kids Zone, live music & environ-mental activities.
Don’t miss the live TRASHion Runway Show with designer
fashions made from reused & recycled items. Free admission.
10am-4pm. Held at Denton Civic Center.
April 29–30 - Granbury
7th ANNUAL GRANBURY WINE
A casual venue offering visitors the opportunity to mingle
with 20 Texas wineries, food purveyors, cheese makers,
artists, musicians & vendors around the historic Granbury
Square. Fri 2pm-8pm & Sat 11am-7pm. Tickets: $25 online/$30 at
gate. Granbury Wine Walk, a 501C(3) non-profit, benefits local
charities & scholarships.
www.granburywinewalk.com for more information.
April 29–30 & May 1 - Denton
36th DENTON ARTS &
JAZZ FEST-IVAL 2016...
Celebrating music and art with seven stages of FREE
entertainment! See Jazz Stage headliners The Flatlanders,
Patrice Rushen & Friends, Brave Combo and many more. Also
enjoy great food, fine arts/crafts & kid’s activities. FREE
admission! Quakertown Park (two blocks off Courthouse Sq). No
pets or coolers. (888) 381-1818 or (940) 565-0931.
April 30 - Corsicana
40th ANNUAL DERRICK DAYS
celebration of Corsicana’s rich oil heritage held annually
since 1976. An entire week’s worth of cultural arts,
entertainment & family events culminate with a street
festival. Enjoy marketplace & food vendors, great line-up of
live musical acts, a carnival, parade, horseshoe tournament,
cook-off, volleyball spike-off & more!
May 6–7 - Breckenridge
STEPHENS COUNTY FRONTIER
Enjoy vendors, food, fun zone, Breckenridge Talent Search, 42
and horse shoe tournaments & other family entertainment while
listening to live music. Held at Breckenridge City Park, in
conjunction with Bob Drake Memorial Chuck Wagon Cook-off. Free
admission. For more information:
firstname.lastname@example.org, 254-559-2301, or
May 6–7 - Electra
33rd ANNUAL ELECTRA GOAT BBQ
Cook-off with over $2500 prize money. Six cooking events
include goat, chicken, ribs, brisket, jackpot beans & steak.
Kid’s games, craft booths and FREE dance at the Fairgrounds.
email@example.com; (940) 495-3577;
May 12–15 - Seagoville
7th ANNUAL MAYFEST...
Enjoy live entertainment, carnival rides, food & craft
vendors, car show, co-ed softball tournament & more! Presented
by Seagoville Chamber of Commerce. For vendor opportunities,
call (972) 287-5184.
May 14 - Whitewright
HONKY TONK FESTIVAL...
Join us for an all-day outdoor events starting at 11am. Enjoy
craft, merchandise & food vendors and a Horseshoe & Corn Hole
Tournament at 1pm. Beginning at 2pm, music runs all day till
midnight, with many bands & local artists performing. Weekend
camping passes available. For
more information, visit
or contact Ginger Miller (903) 815-7558. Vendors please
contact Cathy Pierce (903) 364-2000.
May 14 - Greenville
AUDIE MURPHY DAYS...
celebration honoring the military and Audie Murphy—the most
decorated hero of WWII. Speakers include actor Tommy Cook as a
special guest! Enjoy entertainment, static displays & more.
For more information, contact Audie Murphy / American Cotton
www.amacmuseum.com, or call (903) 450-4502.
May 15 - Irving
9th DFW DRAGON BOAT, KITE &
Dragon boat racing; kite flying demos/competition; 15
countries cultural performances; ethnic food; lantern
displays/riddles; shuttlecock contest; shopping & more. Free
admission & free con-cert. Marco Polo World Foundation is
proud to be the first to bring dragon boating to North Texas!
Lake Carolyn near Riverside/Hwy 114. 8:30am-6pm.
May 27-29 - Ennis
49th ANNUAL NATIONAL POLKA
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with Czech & Slovak heritage
festivities, folk dancing, authentic cuisine, Czech costumes,
200 craft & food booths, 14 live polka bands, country concert,
and a giant parade. Downtown & three Czech Halls.
www.nationalpolkafestival.com. (972) 878-4748.
June 4–5 - 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 30–July 2 - Whitewright
OUTLAW TRUCK &
TRACTOR PULL ...
3 great nights of truck & tractor pulls, with pullers coming
from Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa,
South Dakota, and even New York! With around 85 hooks,
this event is sure to entertain everyone! Over 7000 people
attended last year. Come join the fun! For details, contact
Ginger Miller (903) 815-7558, or check out
July 9 - Weatherford
PARKER COUNTY PEACH
Historic Downtown features over 200 arts, crafts, food &
activity vendors, special stage entertainment, children’s
events and the Famous Peach Pedal Bike Ride. (888) 594-3801.
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 22–23 - Muenster