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WEST TEXAS EVENTS
SPRING  2015

MARCH

  March 12–14 - Shamrock
69th ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION...
Salute the Irish in Shamrock with the Donegal beard-growing contest, carnival rides, parade, arts & crafts, rodeo events, Miss Irish Rose pageant, motorcycle rally, Lad & Lassie contest, and dance. (806) 256-2501.

  March 27–28 - Midland
32nd ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS...
Art Works! This event is set in Midland’s Downtown & Centennial Plaza. 65 Visual Artists in juried show in-doors, outdoor entertainment, Pet Parade, interactive arts experiences, festival refreshments & more. For additional information: (432) 687-1149, info@acmidland.org, or www.acmidland.org.

APRIL

  April 18–19 - Lubbock
LUBBOCK ARTS 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 24–25 - Ballinger
TEXAS STATE FESTIVAL OF ETHNIC CULTURES...
Join in this multicultural celebration with ethnic foods, arts and crafts, music, children’s events, bike festival and Miss Ballinger pageant at the county courthouse grounds. (325) 365-2333.

  April 24–26 - Lamesa
CHICKEN-FRIED 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 and games, and a hot air balloon rally. For more information: (806) 777-1171 or www.ci.lamesa.tx.us.

JUNE

  June 5–6 - Haskell
WILD HORSE PRAIRIE DAYS...
Western musical entertainers, ranch rodeo, parade, ranch horse competition, kids’ rodeo, dance, trade show, cutting horse contest and cowboy church service at Haskell Rodeo Grounds at Civic Center.  www.haskelltxchamber.com. (940) 864-2477.

  June 10–13 - Snyder
WEST TEXAS WESTERN SWING FESTIVAL...
Hear the “best of the best” western swing musicians at this annual gathering, including Jody Nix, Tommy Hooker, Bobby Flores, Eddie McAlvain, Billy Mata & many more. The Coliseum. Daily tickets $25 (or $23 in advance). (325) 573-3558. For more info, visit www.snyderchamber.org.

JULY  July 24–26 - Mobeetie
OLD MOBEETIE MUSIC FEST...
Come join us in Old Mobeetie, Texas! Bring your lawn chairs, sit under the trees and relax listening to great bluegrass, gospel & country music. Concessions feature home-made ice cream by the Volunteer Fire Dept. Camping spaces available with 30 amp & 50 amp hookups. (806) 845-2028.  v

 

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