March 13–14 - Pleasanton
4TH ANNUAL TURN-N-BURN BBQ COOK-OFF…
Friday night dance by Rodney Hayden, Pear Ratz and The Bellamy
Brothers. Cooks display their talents Saturday trying to win a
share of the biggest payout in Texas. Enjoy another great
dance Saturday night with Rodney Hayden & Aaron Watson.
Pleasanton River Park downtown. For entry forms & details,
or call the Chamber of Commerce (830) 569-2163.
20–29 - Eagle Pass
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL...
This celebrated border
festival presents carnival rides at Shelby Park, sporting
events, downtown parade, Noches Mexicanas with live
entertainment, and a variety of food and other booths at
Shelby Park. Toll free 1-888-355-3224.
27, 28, 29 - Tomball
14th ANNUAL GERMAN HERITAGE
FESTIVAL... Celebrate German
OktoberFest in March with 150 street vendors, arts/crafts, 4
stages of live music, carnival, fireworks, antique shops,
food, beer, bike rally & more in Old Down-town. Free
admission/parking. Free shuttles from 1200 W. Main. Sponsored
by Tomball Sister City Org.
www.tomballsistercity.org. Vendors welcome! Grady Martin
28 - 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 onion recipe contest at Weslaco City
Park. (956) 968-2102.
28 - Beeville
MARKET & MAIN DAYS...
Beeville Main Street hosts this
Market Days event in connection with the Texas Mile
Event, which is
coming back to Beeville March 27-29, bringing in 5,700
spectators and participants. Main Street has organized
activities, shopping attractions and incentives for families
during their stay. Also seeking vendors that craft, design or
grow their own goods. (361) 358-4641.
10,11,12 - Poteet
68th POTEET STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL...
Includes 14 areas of continuous family entertainment,
featuring Josh Abbott and Ramon Ayala in concert, nightly
dances, specialty acts, rodeo, children’s area, carnival,
arts/crafts & delicious food. (888) 742-8144.
18 - La Porte
SAN JACINTO DAY FESTIVAL AND BATTLE
REENACTMENT... This year
celebrates the 179th 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.
18–19 - Lake Jackson
Celebrate birding with seminars, nature tours, and a
spectacular Birds of Prey show, as more than 600 species of
spring- time birds migrate throughout the Brazosport coastal
area. (866) 403-5829.
24–25 - La Porte
59th 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.
24-26- Port Aransas
One of the largest Master Sand Sculpting Competitions in the
USA! Amateurs & families participate in open competitions.
Enjoy the invigorating sun & surf and spend the weekend
enjoying great food, accommodations, entertainment and island
shops of all kinds. More than 100,000 attendees enjoy Texas
24–26 & May 1–3 - Old Town Spring
29th TEXAS CRAWFISH &
MUSIC FESTIVAL... Enjoy a
grand Cajun heaven with “tons” of crawfish served up with a
wide variety of continuous musical entertainment, carnival
rides, games, arts & crafts, and 150 permanent village shops
and venues. Old Town Spring and Preservation Park, located 20
miles north of Houston. (281) 353-9310.
23–May 3 - Corpus Christi
A swashbuckling good time! Fun & festivities for everyone. Pro
PRCA Tour Rodeo, Carnival, Parades, BBQ & more! Visit us at
25 - Carrizo Springs
9th ANNUAL BULL-NANZA...
Honoring Law Enforcement Officers with this 9th Annual Bull
Riding event. Experience great bull riding thrills, a 6pm
mutton bustin’ & boot scramble for kids, 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.
15–17 - Pasadena
42nd 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.
23–24 - Rockport
19th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF WINE & FOOD...
The Texas Maritime Museum hosts wine tasting, wine seminars,
fine foods, and entertainment on the Museum grounds. 4pm to
11pm both days. Visit
www.texasfestivalofwines.com. (361) 729-1271 or
29–30 - Texas City
There’s fun for everyone in Texas City! Enjoy arts & crafts,
BBQ cook-off, Super Heroes Run By the Bay 5K/10K/Kids-K,
children’s activities, food, Friday night live entertainment
and much more! In its 28th year! Carlos Garza Sports Complex,
33rd & Magnolia. (409) 935-1408.
13 - East Bernard
CZECH KOLACHE-KLOBASE FESTIVAL...
Come to Riverside Hall for polka dancing, arts and crafts,
sausage and barbecue chicken, kiddie games, dancers, raffle
and cakewalk. (979) 531-9747 or (979) 335-7907.
13–14 - San Antonio
18–20 - Stockdale
TEXAS FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL...
A Texas tradition for 44 years, the Institute of Texan
Cultures presents 250 cultural organizations, a menu of 150
authentic foods, 65 artisans & craftsmen, and 7 stages of
music & entertainment representing the diversity of our state.
71st ANNUAL STOCKDALE WATERMELON
Enjoy great entertainment! Thursday: Bull Buck Out &
Spazmatics. Friday: Gary Allan. Stockdale City Park. Held