19–22 - Fort Stockton
20th ANNUAL BIG BEND OPEN ROAD RACE…
“The most challenging Open Road Race in the World” takes place
as a 118-mile round-trip from Fort Stockton to Sanderson and
back, with over 100 racers regularly breaking 200 mph. Also
enjoy live entertainment, a parade, car shows, awards banquet,
public viewings, and start/finish line excitement.
April 22–23 - Lubbock
FESTIVAL... Enjoy the largest
fine arts and crafts event in West Texas! Festival presents
visual art, music, theater, dance, and children's activities.
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. (806) 744-2787.
April 28–30 - Midland
CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS... 60
visual artists in juried show indoors, interactive arts
experiences, festival refreshments and more. Held at Horseshoe
Arena & Pavilion. For information:
(432) 687-1149, or
April 28–30 - Lamesa
STEAK FESTIVAL & CROSSROADS BALLOON RALLY...
Declared the "Legendary Home of the Chicken-Fried Steak" by
the Texas Legislature, Lamesa celebrates in Forrest Park with
a chicken-fried steak cook-off & dinner, wine-tasting, music,
classic car show, team-roping competition, ranch rodeo, 5K
Run, cowboy church, pony rides & games, and a hot air balloon
April 29–30 - Ballinger
FESTIVAL OF ETHNIC CULTURES…
Join in this multicultural celebration with ethnic foods,
parade, 3-on-3 basketball, arts & crafts, music, children’s
events, the Colorado River Bike Festival and Miss Ballinger
pageant at the county courthouse grounds. (325) 365-2333.
May 20 - Santa Anna
FUNTIER DAYS & WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BISON
COOK-OFF… As the Official
Bison Cook-off of Texas, this
competition features Texas’ best tournament cookers on beef
brisket, chicken, pork ribs and bison and offers cash prizes.
Also enjoy games, rides, arts & crafts, homemade pies & ice
cream, cloggers, bluegrass music, a street dance, and more.
Old Armory Civic Center. (325) 348-3232.
June 2–3 - Midland
MEX-TEX FAMILY FIESTA…
Enjoy this Premier Rock & Roll Tejano music and menudo and
fajita cook-off competition at Permian Basin’s largest
cultural event. (432) 682-2960.
June 2–3 - Haskell
June 7–10 - Snyder
WILD HORSE PRAIRIE
DAYS... Western musical
entertainers, ranch rodeo, parade, ranch horse competition,
kids' rodeo, BBQ cook-off, dance, trade show, cutting horse
contest and cowboy church service at Haskell Rodeo Grounds at
Civic Center. (940) 864-2477.
WEST TEXAS WESTERN SWING FESTIVAL...
Hear the "best of the best" western swing musicians at this
annual gathering, including Ted Scanlon, Tommy Hooker, Justin
Trevino, Bobby Flores, Billy Mata & many more. The Coliseum.
(325) 573-3558. Visit
for more info.