21–29, 2014 - Eagle Pass
This celebrated border festival presents carnival rides at
Shelby Park, sporting events, downtown parade, Noches
Mexicanas with live entertainment, and a variety of food &
other booths at Shelby Park. Toll free 1-888-355-3224.
21–22 - Pleasanton
4TH ANNUAL TURN-N-BURN BBQ COOK-OFF…
Friday night dance by Gabe Garcia & Rick Trevino. Cooks
display their talents Saturday trying to win a share of the
biggest payout in Texas. Team ropers also compete for top
honors. Enjoy another great dance Saturday night with Rodney
Hayden & Earl Thomas Conley. Held at Atascosa County Showbarn
behind Chili’s. Visit
www.turnnburncookoff.com for entry forms & details.
22 - Weslaco
TEXAS ONION FEST...
Saluting the Texas Sweet Onion developed in Weslaco. Features
an onion-eating contest, musical entertainment, dancing horse
shows, arts & crafts, car show, children’s events, culinary
stage, kiddie rides, and an onion recipe contest at Weslaco
City Park. (956) 968-2102.
28, 29 & 30 - Tomball
13th ANNUAL GERMAN HERITAGE
Celebrate German Oktober-Fest in March with 175 street
vendors, arts and crafts, 5 stages of live music, carnival,
antique shops, food, beer and more in Old Downtown Tomball.
Free admission & free parking.
www.tomballsistercity.org. Vendors welcome! Grady
Martin (281) 379-6844 or
4–5 - Ingleside
ROUND-UP DAYS FESTIVAL...
This hometown event takes place in the middle of town and
right off the highway at N. O. Simmons Park! Help us celebrate
with a parade, awesome live music, carnival and contests
galore! Also seeking vendors. For more information:
www.inglesidetxchamber.org; (888) 899-2906; or
4–6 - Poteet
67th ANNUAL POTEET STRAW-BERRY FESTIVAL...
Includes 14 areas of continuous family entertainment,
featuring Randy Rogers and Intocable in concert, nightly
dances, specialty acts, rodeo, children’s area, carnival, arts
and crafts and delicious food. (888) 742-8144.
11–13 - Port Aransas
One of the largest Master Sand Sculpting Competitions in the
USA! Amateurs & families participate in open competitions.
Enjoy the invigorating sun and surf and spend the weekend
enjoying great food, accommodations, entertainment and island
shops of all kinds. More than 100,000 attendees enjoy Texas
Island Style! 1-800-45-COAST.
12-13 - Lake Jackson
Celebrate birding with seminars, nature tours, and a
spectacular Birds of Prey show, as more than 600 species of
springtime birds migrate through-out the Brazosport coastal
area. (866) 403-5829.
25–26 - La Porte
58th ANNUAL SYLVAN BEACH FESTIVAL...
Experience arts and crafts, carnival rides, pageants, a
parade, live entertainment and kid’s events. Historical Sylvan
Beach Park on scenic Galveston Bay. Park opens 9am.
25–26 - Bishop
WILD HORSE DESERT ROUND-UP ...IBCA
Sanctioned Texas State Championship BBQ Cook-off, 5K
Run/2-mile Walk, rides, vendors, baseball, silent auction,
live music, dancing, beer garden, bingo & children’s
activities. For more info:
26 - Ingleside
INGLESIDE CAR SHOW...
“Cruise Your Ride to Ingleside” Car Show at N. O. Simmons
Park. FREE admission and fun for the kids! On-site check-in &
registration 8am-11am. Judging 11am-3pm. Trophies presented at
4pm. All trucks, cars & motorcycles are welcome. Vendors
wanted. For info & pre-registration:
www.inglesidetxchamber.org. (888) 899-2906. E-mail:
26 - La Porte
SAN JACINTO DAY FESTIVAL AND BATTLE
This year celebrates the 178th anniversary of one of the most
exciting and significant Texas History events. Enjoy family
entertainment, living history demonstrations, children’s area
and Texas-themed vendors. Free to the public. Open 10am to
6pm. At La Porte near Houston.
26 - Carrizo Springs
8th ANNUAL BULL-NANZA...
Honoring Volunteer Firefighters with this 8th Annual Bull
Riding event. Experience boot scramble for kids, great bull
riding thrills, food vendors and dancing to live Country and
Tejano music. Gates open at 5pm; Bullride begins at 7pm.
Carrizo Springs Rodeo Arena. For info, call (830) 876-5205.
16–18 - Pasadena
41st PASADENA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL...
Enjoy three days of fabulous fun at the Pasadena Fairgrounds
with dozens of attractions, carnival rides, musical stage
entertainment, pageants, children’s activities, cook-offs,
wine tastings, vendors, tournaments, foods & much more. Free
parking & shuttle bus. RV hook-ups & camping available.
17 - Wharton
WHARTON COUNTY FREEDOM FEST...
Enjoy a pre-Memorial Day celebration with an open car show,
zydeco music, crawfish, laser light show, street dance,
Tail-gate cook-off, Veterans Salute & more. Held at downtown’s
Monterey Park, 100 S. Fulton St., noon to 10pm. For more
www.whartontexas.com or (979) 532-1862.
24–25 - Rockport
18th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF WINE & FOOD...
The Texas Maritime Museum hosts wine tasting, wine seminars,
fine foods, and entertainment on the Museum grounds. Hours:
4pm-11pm both days. For more info: (361) 729-1271 or
30–31 - Texas City
There’s fun for everyone in Texas City! Enjoy arts and crafts,
BBQ cook-off, Run By the Bay 5K & 10K & Kids-K, children’s
activities, Car Cruise ‘In, food, live entertainment and much
more! Carlos Garza Sports Complex, 33rd & Magnolia. (409)
7–9 - San Antonio
TEXAS FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL...
Texas tradition for 43 years, the Institute of Texan Cultures
presents 250 cultural organizations, a menu of 150 authentic
foods, 65 artisans and craftsmen, and 7 stages of music and
entertainment representing the diversity of our state. For
more info: (210) 458-2300.
14 - East Bernard
CZECH KOLACHE-KLOBASE FESTIVAL...
Come to Riverside Hall for polka dancing, arts & crafts,
sausage and barbecue chicken, kiddie games, dancers, raffle &
cakewalk. For details, call (979) 531-9747 or (979) 335-7907.
14 - Wharton
JAMES R. SIMMONS’ JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION...
Family Day Parade, live music, free carnival and festivities
on downtown’s Monterey Square, 100 S. Fulton St. For more
information: (979) 532-1862 or
20–21 - Wharton
WHARTON CITYWIDE GARAGE SALE...
Friday/Saturday. Maps available at each location or website
Look for the official red & white signs! Local
merchants will participate, so remember to shop with them too!
For more info: (979) 532-1862 or
21–22 - Sealy
KC JUNE MUSIC FESTIVAL...
This summer classic is great for the whole family. Enjoy
country and German polka dancing & music with bands Al Sulak &
Country Sounds, Red Ravens, Czech & Then Some, and Central
Texas Sounds. Don’t forget the great food! For info: (979)
10–13 - Sealy
Family activities, arts & crafts booths, carnival, street
dance, BBQ cook-off, slow-pitch/softball tournaments, and live
main stage entertainment. Admission. For info:
www.Sealycommunityfoundation.org or (877) 558-7245.
11 - Wharton
24–25 - Pleasanton
MONTEREY SQUARE WINE AND ARTS FAIR...
Sip , shop and stroll with us, 4pm-10pm in Historic Downtown.
Live Music —Wine Tastings—Artworks Show—Great Food! For more
firstname.lastname@example.org. (979) 532-1862.
49th ANNUAL COWBOY HOMECOMING...
Carnival starts Thursday. Enjoy Friday’s arts/crafts, Queen
coronation, dance & carnival. Saturday is full with horseshoe
& washer tournaments, downtown parade, goat & chicken roping,
arts/crafts, daytime bands, carnival & BBQ cook-off. Sat.
evening includes a huge bull ride & Boot Scoot dancing. Held
at Atascosa County Showbarn behind Chili’s.