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Things To Do in Texas This Weekend: Aug. 3-5

Written by , published July 27, 2018

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XIT Rodeo & Reunion

Dalhart: Aug. 2-4 
Celebrate the cowhands who worked and farmed the 3,000,000-acre XIT Ranch. Enjoy nightly rodeos, dances, and free feeds: chicken wings on Thursday, pork chops on Friday, and the world's largest free barbecue on Saturday. Activities throughout the weekend include a street parade, Queen's contest, tractor pulls, a 5K run, craft show, melodrama, wild cow milking contest, nickel scramble, and the 20th annual fiddlers contest.

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Horseshoe Bay: Aug. 3-4

The sixth annual lakeside music festival at Horseshoe Bay Resort features country headliners Wade Bowen and Joe Dee Messina. Adults can enjoy the newly opened pool bar at the Yacht Club, while kids can climb the rock wall in the renovated Kid’s Club.

Lone Star Gourd Festival

New Braunfels: Aug. 3-5 
Head to the New Braunfels Convention Center for a look at award-winning gourd artists and their art. The competition also offers gourd art sales and supplies, a raffle, live demonstrations, and kids' make-and-take on Saturday and Sunday. Classes are available prior to the start of the festival.

Hotter 'N Hell 100-Mile Yard Sale

Uvalde: Aug. 3-5 
Castroville on the East; Brackettville on the West: Start at either end of US 90, but don't miss a stop along the way at Uvalde, Knippa, Sabinal, D'Hanis, and Hondo.

Texas International Fishing Tournament

South Padre Island: Aug. 3-5 
The 79th annual event is expected to attract as many as 1,500 participants for two days of competitive fishing and an array of activities for family members of all ages.

White Linen Night

Austin: Aug. 4 
The Second Street District’s ticketed block party features bites from some of Austin’s favorite restaurants as well as wine and beer pairings, benefiting Austin Food & Wine Alliance. Attendees are encourages to wear all white.

Texas Ranger Day

Fredericksburg: Aug. 4 
The Texas Rangers Heritage Center honors those who have served and those still commissioned with a two-part event featuring historians and educational programs, including Ranger Camp re-enactments and cannon firing.

Mrs. Ruthe's Fig & Fudge Day

Grand Prairie: Aug. 4 
Celebrating the city’s legendary and long-time City Councilwoman Mrs. Ruthe Jackson’s life of service, the Farmers Market at Market Square will offer fresh figs from her garden, a fudge contest, and a fig preserves contest.

"Salado Legends"

Salado: Aug. 4 
History, legend, and memories meet in the epic historical-musical drama for its final production of the season, now in its 26th year. Performed outdoors at Tablerock Amphitheater, one of the show's original songs, "Be Careful What You Wish For," weaves the legends of the Tonkawa tribe, the dreams of Spanish explorers, and the hopes of the Scottish settlers into a panoramic tale.

Homecoming & Rodeo

Bastrop: Through Aug. 5 
Festivities include three nights of live entertainment, a rodeo, a carnival, food and gift vendors, a horseshoe/washers tournament, a golf tournament, 4-H cake auction, and exhibits. A parade Saturday morning is followed by an all-alumni class reunion at the Bastrop Convention Center.

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