Celebrate a Texas icon of function and fashion Oct. 5-6 in downtown Victoria. Entering its eighth year, the annual Bootfest kicks off with a Saturday morning 5K. Afterward, trade your running shoes for boots and head to De Leon Plaza to see boot crafters, Western artisans, and a trick roper display their talents. The festival includes two days of free live music on the main bandstand, with ’80s and classic rock tribute bands on Friday night and Texas country favorites on Saturday night, including Mason Lively, Cameran Nelson, William Clark Green, and Reckless Kelly. The festival culminates in a spectacular fireworks show on Saturday evening.