September 4–6 - West
40th ANNUAL WESTFEST...
Labor Day weekend festivities with Czech foods, music,
international entertainment, dancing, pastries, costumes, arts
and crafts, horseshoe tournament, Polka Mass, races, sports,
children’s area & kolache baking contest at Rodeo & Fair
September 4–6 - Bedford
BEDFORD BLUES & BARBECUE
lovers with an appetite for tasty blues & mouth-watering
barbecue will enjoy great stage performers, as well as a
$10,000 BBQ cook-off. Bedford City Hall Complex.
September 7- Elm Mott
On Monday of Labor Day Weekend, Homestead Craft Village
presents traditional pressing of home-grown sorghum cane &
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.
September 9–12 - Alvarado
PIONEERS & OLD
SETTLERS 123rd REUNION ...
Parade, queen’s contest, baby contest, Battle of the Bands,
big carnival, fiddler’s competition, 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 11–13 - Gainesville
THE SKY’S THE
LIMIT BALLOON SPECTACU-LAR...
Featuring traditional ballooning events, mass ascensions,
balloon competitions and glows at Gainesville Municipal
Airport. Also enjoy concerts, food/merchandise vendors, kid’s
area, and more throughout the day. Discover something for the
whole family! Benefiting Gainesville’s North Texas Medical
Center. Tickets: $5.
September 12 - Denton
16th ARTS, ANTIQUES &
Saturday on Denton’s historic downtown square, 110 W. Hickory
St. FREE admission. Classic/hot rod/custom car show, juried
art & 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. (940) 349-8529,
or (888) 381-1818.
September 12–26 - Clifton
30th ANNUAL BOSQUE
NATIONAL ART CLASSIC...
The Bosque Arts Center presents artists from across the nation
at its annual juried art competition & show with works in
realistic and representational art. (254) 675-3724.
September 18–20 - Grand Prairie
AMERICAN INDIAN POW WOW...
Hundreds of Native American Indians from across the nation
compete in eleven dance categories, with full regalia of
feather, buckskin, beadwork & bells. Enjoy Indian food booths,
arts & crafts show/sale, teepee exhibit & cultural heritage
demonstrations. Free admission; parking $4. Traders Village,
2602 Mayfield Road. (972) 647-2331.
September 18–20 - Cleburne
WHIPP FARM ANTIQUE
Discover 180 dealer booths at Whipp Farm, 1900 E. on FM4
South, during the community’s bi-annual Antique Alley & Yard
Sale. Vendor Inquiries Welcome! For more information:
(817) 641-0183; or
September 18–20, 2015 and April 15-17, 2016
Grandview-Sand Flat-Cleburne-Maypearl-Alvarado-Venus - ANTIQUE
ALLEY TEXAS + 30 MILES OF SHOPPING...
Grandview offers 100’s of downtown sidewalk /railroad easement
vendors & award winning Masonic Lodge BBQ. Maps available at
Pop & Grans Antiques in downtown Grandview. Pasture sales
galore between Grandview & Cleburne. Do not park on highway!
For more info:
September 19 - Springtown
31st ANNUAL WILD WEST
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, 16th 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)
September 25–October 18 - Dallas
STATE FAIR OF
Since 1886, the Fair has celebrated all things Texan by
promoting agriculture, education & community involvement.
These 24 days show-case entertainment, exhibits & and
competition is presented in historic Fair Park, a 277-acre
complex recognized for its beautiful landscaping & collection
of Art Deco architecture. (214) 565-9931.
September 26–27 - Comanche
34th annual heritage festival, live entertainment, great food,
artisan & commercial vendors, art and 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
October 1–4 - 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 2–3 - Possum Kingdom Lake
Come cook at the 20th Annual Great Outdoors BBQ & Chili
Cook-Off! Also enjoy auction & raffle items and vendors. (940)
779-2424 or toll-free (888) 779-8330. Email:
October 3 - Eastland
OLD RIPFEST ANNUAL
On the first Saturday in October in Downtown Eastland, enjoy a
parade, car show, 5K run, live music, food, over 100 vendors,
games, fish fry, and bull-riding. And also see legendary “Old
October 3 - 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.
October 10 - Gainesville
DEPOT DAY FESTIVAL...
Gainesville Main Street presents live entertainment,
gunfighters, huge antique & classic car show, food, arts &
crafts, and much more! Free admission. For more information:
(940) 665-2831 or
October 10 - Mineral Wells
Downtown’s Famous Water Company Pavilion celebrates 130 years
of “crazy” local 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; Sat 9am-6pm.
October 17 - Whitesboro
50th ANNUAL PEANUT
Celebrate 50 years of family fun in downtown Whitesboro.
Approx. 20,000 visitors visit the entertainment-filled day.
Arts & crafts, food vendors, quilt show, tractor exhibit, car
show, musical entertainers, drawings and lots of fun. Free to
public. Vendor space available. Chamber of Commerce: (903)
October 17 - Ennis
14th 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 and pumpkin decorating. Historic
Downtown. 10am-4pm. (972) 878-4748.
October 17 - Kerens
11th ANNUAL COTTON HARVEST
Enjoy country lifestyle foods, hot air balloons with night
glow & tethered rides, arts & crafts, carnival, live
entertainment, chili cook-off, mule wagon rides, cotton gin
tours, unique vintage trailers tours, tractor pull, quilt
show, classic cars & more! 9am-10pm. Historic Downtown. 14
miles east of Corsicana on Hwy 31. (903) 396-2665.
October 17 - 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-3pm at MISD Multi-Purpose
Stadium. FREE admission. Vendor booths available.
October 23–25 - Hamilton
44th HAMILTON COUNTY
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, kid’s events and entertaining live
music. Free Admission. For more info:
(254) 386-3216; or
October 30–November 1,
2015 – Gainesville
THE SKY'S THE LIMIT BALLOON
Featuring traditional ballooning events, mass ascensions,
balloon competitions & glows at 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: $5.
November 7 - Whitewright
13th GRAND STREET FALL
Whitewright Area Chamber of Commerce presents a Family Fun
Run, arts & crafts, food vendors, live entertainment, kid’s
activities & more. Historic Downtown, 9am-4pm. Also seeking
food, art & craft vendors.
or (972) 658-1292.
November 14 - Hamilton
HOLIDAY MARKET & FARMERS
PROPANE SALSA CONTEST…
Pottsville Extension Education Council’s seventh annual
Holiday Market this year includes a festive salsa competition.
Enter your favorite recipe at Jayson Harris pavilion at Fair
Park. $10 entry fee. For details:
or (254) 372-3120.
November 20–21 - Cleburne
Explore a Western town with cowboys, Terry’s Texas Rangers
re-enactors, Ghosts of Buzzard Flats gunfighters, visits to
historic buildings and the Native American museum, and craft &
food vendors. Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum. (817) 240-9535.
December 5 - 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.