2 - Devine
FALL FEST & AVACADO SHOWCASE...
Hometown festivities with a Fall Fest
parade, avocado cooking contest, arts & crafts, food booths,
kid’s coloring contest, avocado seed-spitting con-test,
scarecrow contest and great all-day entertainment—Air Force
Band of the West, Vinyl 45s, Hermann Sons Dancers, Chris
Salinas & Sahawe Indian Dancers. (830) 663-2739.
2 - George West
GEORGE WEST STORYFEST...
Storytelling Capital of Texas” presents tall tales, cowboy
poetry, Texas State Liars’ Contest, classic car show, folklore
& ghost stories, live music, living history, 5K race & 1-mile
fun walk, arts/crafts & children’s activities. (361) 449-2481.
2 - Angleton
TOWN HISTORICAL REENACTMENT...
lives of those pioneers who settled Colonial Texas. Fictitious
“Austin Town” features interpreters, period craft
demonstrators, period games, sutlers, militia drill units &
historical reenactments. Presented by Brazoria County
Historical Museum. (979) 864-1208.
3 - Port Isabel
20th WORLD’S CHAMPIONSHIP SHRIMP COOK-OFF... Awards in both professional & amateur
divisions with contestants from both sides of the border. Also
in conjunction, a Folk Art Festival and Mini Carnival with all
types of arts & crafts for sale & fun for all. (800) 527-6102.
9 - Hondo
ANNUAL WILD GAME FEST-IVAL...Hondo
Area Chamber of Commerce hosts this outdoor event. Bring your
lawn chairs in one hand & an ice chest in the other to enjoy
your experience in Hondo. The fun starts at 2pm.
16 - Hondo
“CHRISTMAS IN GOD’S COUNTRY”... The
people of Hondo and surrounding areas come together to shop,
eat, dance, play and be merry. Vendors satisfy Christmas
shoppers’ cravings from handcrafted arts & crafts to
commercial items. 10am-4pm. Presented by Hondo Chamber of
30 - Hallettsville
LIGHTS & PARADE ...
An “elegantly awesome” lighting extravaganza Saturday
illuminates Lavaca County’s Court-house and features a Lighted
Christmas Parade to highlight the luminescent evening. Visit
with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Browse Market Days booths with arts,
crafts & food. “Live” Christmas Pageant Sat/Sun. (361)
5–7 - Seguin
HOLIDAY SIP ‘N STROLL...
Enjoy a holiday stroll on
the Square to shop and sample cocoa at each participating
shop. Enjoy snow & photos with Santa in Central Park, tour of
homes, Christmas music, carriage rides,
holiday parade and more! (830) 379-6382.
6–7 - Castroville
30th ANNUAL OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS...Now
a Two-Day Event! Enjoy over 250 outdoor craft & food booths of
hand-made and commercial items, plus Friday night’s parade and
lighting ceremony. Santa arrives at 1pm Saturday. Friday
6pm-10pm; Saturday 9am-4pm.
538-3142 or (800) 778-6775.
7 - Port Isabel
27th CHRISTMAS LIGHTED BOAT PARADE... This spectacular lighted boat parade can
be viewed bayside Saturday evening as floating, decorated
vessels dazzle onlookers. All sizes & types of boats take part
in this annual illuminations extravaganza—even kayaks! (800)
7 - Rosenberg
CHRISTMAS IN ROSENBERG... Jump-start your holidays
exploring eateries & shops of antiques, gifts, collectibles
and handmade furniture. Enjoy seasonal activities, craft and
gift vendors, photos with Santa, the Railroad Museum,
children’s carnival, entertainment, foods and performing &
visual arts. 12pm-8pm. (832) 595-3525.
13-15 - Tomball
6th ANNUAL GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKET...Shop
175 vendors for holiday decor, food and gifts at this open-air
street fest. Enjoy three tented stages of live performances,
German Santa, biergartens, entertainment for youngsters,
carnival, hayride, crafts, German & Texas music and food. Free
admission. Old Town. (281) 379-6844.
6–7 - Sealy
FANTASY OF LIGHTS FESTIVAL ...
Enjoy a Live Snowfall (3pm), BBQ cook-off, Kid’s Fantasy,
Santa Claus in the Gazebo, games, all-day live entertainment,
vendors, bean-bag and Youth Girls’ softball tournaments and
ending with a spectacular evening lighted parade at 6pm.
Levine Family Park on Main St. For more info, call (877)
558-7245, or visit
7–8 - Cypress
CY-FAIR FFA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW…
A wide array of original hand-crafted
artworks. 11206 Telge Road, off Hwy 290. Sat 9am-5pm, Sun
10am-4pm. 160 indoor exhibitor spaces (10x10) at $100 and 20
outdoor at $90. Cy-Fair Exhibit Center. Kim Willingham: (281)
14–15 - Ingleside
Relive the 1700’s with jousting, acrobats, medieval combat,
archery, costumes and music by “Tartanic”. Also enjoy Tribal
Circus, The Walking Tree of Life, Tobias the Adequate, Thomas
Wood Pyrojuggler, belly dancing, food and vendors. Live Oak
Park. 10am-5pm both days. Admission $3. 1-800-899-2906.
11, 2014 - Port Isabel
30th ANNUAL PORT ISABEL “LONGEST CAUSEWAY
RUN & FITNESS WALK”....
In its 30th year, enjoy 10K certified run, #TX05009WG and
3-mile fitness walk. Over 4,800 participants. Call the Chamber
of Commerce for info and applications. (800) 527-6102.
1 - Rockport
ROCKPORT’S CLAY EXPO... The Bountiful Bowl Pottery Fair features 35
potters and great food at the High School Commons. Rockport
Center for the Arts, merchants & galleries feature clay art in
the Historical District. (361) 729-5352.
11-16, 2014 - Mercedes
10th ANNUAL RIO GRANDE VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL...
Country, Bluegrass, Western and Gospel Music. Five stages.
Five full days plus Sunday morning Gospel jam. Special
Mariachi & Folkloric performances. Livestock Show Grounds. For
info, call (956) 373-0130, or go to
RV Camping on site at (956) 565-2456.
15 - Edinburg
20–23 - Port Aransas
SOUTH TEXAS HISTORY’S PIONEER & RANCHING CRAFTS DAY...
indoor/outdoor special event for all ages. Featuring artisans
demonstrating crafts, live music and dance performances,
children’s activities and food-- all included in regular
admission. 10am-4pm. For additional details, call (956)
383-6911, or visit
19th ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF WHOOPING
CRANES & OTHER BIRDS...
A year-round birder’s paradise! This annual festival features
guided bus & boat tours, world-renowned speakers, art classes,
demonstrations, a nature arts and crafts show and more. (361)
www.whoopingcranefestival.org. (800) 45-COAST.