Rockport-Fulton

Travel Region

Gulf Coast

Population

11,000

Rockport appears to suffer from a split personality. On the one hand, it offers enough water- and wildlife-related activities to run the most rugged tourist ragged. On the other hand, the town induces a state of relaxation in visitors that borders on shiftlessness.

“When people first get here, they are very conscious of time, money, unpacking, and doing this and that. They’re in third gear,” says Wayne Nugent, owner of The Habitat guest cabins. “But after they’ve been here a while, they’re just kind of moseying along. My dad used to call it the Rockport Syndrome.”

Upcoming Events

HummerBird Celebration

Sept. 15-18

Various locations

The annual HummerBird Celebration features a reception, workshops, HummerBird Malls, bus and boat tours, exhibits, banding, and lectures presented by world-renowned experts. Events are held throughout Aransas County.

rockport-fulton.org/hb

Shopping Tournament

Oct. 1-2

Various locations

The eigth annual Rockport-Fulton Shopping Tournament, held the first weekend in September, is a shop-till-you-drop experience where teams of four players compete. Join the shopping game that offers prizes, food, and fun.

acedfoundation.org

Seafair

Oct. 7-9

Aransas Navigation District, 100 Seabreeze Drive

Seafair celebrates its 47th year on the bayfront on Aransas Navigation District festival grounds. This fun festival has a gumbo cookoff, hilarious crab races, arts and crafts, a market, food vendors, an outdoor boat show, and live big-name and local entertainment including Cory Morrow.

rocktportseafair.com

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