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Plein Air Paint Out

Sept. 2-4

Gallery on the Square, 115 W. Holland Ave.

Gather in the great outdoors with other painters who set out to capture the gorgeous Big Bend landscape.

bigbendartscouncil.org

Big Bend Gun and Knife Show

Sept. 3-4

Pete P. Gallego Center, 400 N. Harrison St.

The Alpine Lions Club sponsors this annual gun and knife show. Bring used eyeglasses for $1 off admission.

e-clubhouse.org/sites/alpinetx

Sculpted Figures

Sept. 15-Nov. 1

Gallery on the Square, 115 W. Holland Ave.

Big Bend Arts Council presents this sculpture exhibit featuring works made in a range of materials and related to the human body, with an opening night reception on Sept. 15.

bigbendartscouncil.org

Trappings of Texas

Sept. 15-Nov. 5

Museum of the Big Bend, 400 N. Harrison St.

The 36th annual Trappings of Texas is the nation's longest-running exhibit of premier Western art and custom cowboy gear. Enjoy an evening preview party, daytime artist demonstrations, grand opening reception and sale, and ranch roundup party during the opening weekend reception on Sept. 15-17.

museumofthebigbend.com

Sul Ross State University Rodeo

Sept. 22-24

S.A.L.E. Rodeo Arena, US 90 East

See the Sul Ross State University rodeo team's world-ranking performers at the birthplace of college rodeo.

sulross.edu/rodeo

Native Plant Society of Texas Fall Symposium

Sept. 22-25

Alpine Civic Center, 801 W. Holland Ave.

In 1991, the Native Plant Society of Texas initiated an educational project designed to explore the ecology of the many vegetation regions of Texas through a series of symposia undertaken in conjunction with its annual members’ meeting. Every fall, the meeting convenes in a different region which focuses of that year’s symposium. Field trips, workshops, and exhibits complement the presentations that are open to the public.

npsot.org/wp/event/fall-symposium-hybrid

Big Bend Bluegrass Festival

Oct. 7-8

Alpine Civic Center, 801 W. Holland Ave.

Alpine’s mild weather makes it an attractive year-round destination, and the town is certified with an official Music Friendly Communities designation from the Texas Music Office. The inaugural Bluegrass Festival line-up includes the Kody Norris Show, the Edgar Loudermilk, the Old Rugged Choir, Second Time Around, Bluegrass Express, and Calamity Creek. Enjoy jamming, concessions, workshops, and drawings.

bigbendbluegrass.com

Big Bend Octane Fest

Oct. 7-10

The Stable Performance Cars, 511 W. Holland Ave.

High-performance autos cruise the Big Bend's scenic highways and participate in other events, including a show-n-shine and river road cruise.

thestablealpine.com

Big Bend Arts Council Membership Show

Nov. 3-Dec. 6

Gallery on the Square, 115 W. Holland Ave.

Enjoy a range of artwork at the members' exhibit of the Big Bend region's premier arts organization, with an an opening reception on Nov. 3.

bigbendartscouncil.org

Center for Big Bend Studies Annual Conference

Nov. 11-12

Espino Conference Center, 400 N. Harrison St.

The 28th annual Center for Big Bend Studies conference brings together historians, archaeologists, folklorists, and other researchers studying the past and present of the Big Bend region and northern Mexico.

cbbs.sulross.edu/conference

ArtWalk

Nov. 18-19

Downtown , 204 E. Holland Ave.

The 29th annual ArtWalk, Alpine's biggest arts festival, spans two days in November and showcases a variety of art exhibitions in many local businesses along with festivities and live music.

artwalkalpine.com

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