The Hotel Paisano in Marfa


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Today, Marfa offers a singular mix of galleries, restaurants, and shops—but at its heart, it’s still a Chihuahuan Desert ranching town, with some of the best sunsets in the state.

Upcoming Events

Agave Festival

June 1-4

Various locations

This annual festival celebrates the agave and its influence on culture through food, film, music, science, and spirits. It brings communities together through accessible programming that includes talks by preeminent historians, botanists, artists, anthropologists, and archaeologists. The event offers tastings hosted by agave spirit producers, one-of-a-kind dining experiences, and performances by leading artists in contemporary and regional music.


June 15-18

Crowley Theater, Corner of Austin and El Paso streets

Inspired by a desire to bring artist-made films usually screened in galleries and museums to viewers in Far West Texas, it has hosted a diverse array of talent, including Harmony Korine, Cat Power, and Larry Clark. In addition to films made by visual artists, the festival focuses on showing unusual and rare archival, experimental, documentary, and narrative cinema.

The May 2023 cover of Texas Highways Magazine

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