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Galveston

Wild Texas Shrimp Festival (postponed)

Oct. 17 (new date)

Galveston Island is a seafood lover’s paradise all year round, but this September brings foodies a...

Giddings

Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival

Nov. 20-21

Get up close and personal to Texas authors, aka “Word Wranglers,” who use words to bring ideas, ...

Grapevine

Fall Round-Up

Oct. 17

Experience life on the farm at the 20th annual Fall Round-Up at Grapevine's Historic Nash Farm. Acti...

Butterfly Flutterby

Oct. 17

Witness hundreds of butterflies being released into the wild as they migrate to Mexico. Butterfly re...

Witches Brew Train

Oct. 31

Scare up some fun on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad's Witches Brew Train. Tickets include two pint...

Houston

Celebration of Africa

Oct. 16-18

As part of its opening season series, the new Houston Botanic Garden presents a full weekend of fami...

"A Christmas Choir: A Ghost Story of Christmas"

Nov. 20-Dec. 30

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Alley premiere of Michael Wilson’s adaptation, "A Christm...

Ingram

Kerr County Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games

Oct. 10-11

Celebrate Celtic heritage with athletic contests, a Highland dance competition, food, music, and tra...

Jefferson

Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards

Oct. 15-18

Produced by East Texas Performing Arts, Texas Sounds attracts international musicians and bands from...

History, Haunts, and Legends

Nov. 7

At this fun event, people who enjoy history, mystery, the unexplained, and things that go bump in th...

Christmas Express

Nov. 27-28

Make this a Christmas to remember aboard an antique narrow-gauge gas locomotive that departs each d...

Junction

Oktoberfisch Fly Fishing Tournament

Oct. 16-18

Held along the banks of the beautiful, spring-fed Llano River, Oktoberfisch is an annual event organ...

Kerrville

Kerrville Folk Festival

Oct. 8-18

The longest continuously running music festival in the United States offers 18 days and nights of mu...

Mountain Bike Fest

Oct. 24-25

The largest mountain bike festival in Texas appeals to families as well as a wide variety of outdoor...

Pumpkin Run and Harvest Festival

Oct. 31

At the 10th annual Pumpkin Run, come dressed in costume and then stay for the Harvest Festival, a fr...

Lake Jackson

Brew on the Bayou

Nov. 7

Join the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory for its third annual Brew on the Bayou in Lake Jackson. Sample ...

Llano

Llano River Pumpkin Float

Oct. 24

Bring your carved pumpkins and enjoy the evening float and glow as you see lots of carved and lit pu...

Lufkin

"Winter Dance Party"

Nov. 7

John Mueller’s “Winter Dance Party” is the official live and authentic recreation of Buddy Hol...

Mesquite

PumpkinFest

Oct. 17

Welcome the fall season at this annual festival. Coordinate a family costume and enjoy events and pe...

Mineral Wells

Merry Wells Christmas Festival and Lighted Parade

Nov. 28-Dec. 25

This must-do event to kick off the Christmas season is a day-long festival on Nov. 28 that ends with...

New Braunfels

Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall

Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 22nd year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals, and drifters...

Día de Los Muertos Festival

Oct. 24

Honor, remember, and celebrate the lives of deceased loved ones with this Día de los Muertos celebr...

Wurstfest

Nov. 6-15

During the 10-day festival, find a variety of entertainment, food, and fun while celebrating German ...

Heirloom Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival

Nov. 12-14

Immerse yourself in the world of rubber stamping and paper art with this creative festival. Enjoy ar...

Palestine

All Aboard the Texas State Railroad

Sept. 4-Oct. 28

Unplug for a tradition that merges comfort and adventure for the whole family. Vintage steam and die...

Pumpkin Patch Train Ride

Oct. 10-31

Come and stay as long as you like at the Texas State Railroad Pumpkin Patch, which offers hayrides, ...

The Polar Express

Nov. 13-Dec. 27

Fun for every child and child at heart, the Polar Express journey to the North Pole on the Texas Sta...

Pflugerville

Pfall Chili Pfest

Nov. 7

Join in for a pfun time at the 13th annual Pfall Chili Pfest, pfeaturing the chili cookoff and tasti...

Plano

Apparition Expedition

Oct. 9-10

Just in time for Halloween, experience the haunted history of downtown Plano. This guided hike throu...

International Festival

Oct. 10

The International Festival was conceived by Plano’s Multicultural Outreach Roundtable to showcase ...

Music and Arts Festival

Oct. 10-11

The festival is held at the famous Southfork Ranch of "Dallas." Enjoy concerts, fine art displays, a...

Port Aransas

Texas Sandfest

Oct. 2-4

If you love sand castles, then Texas SandFest is the best place in the world to check out some of th...

Round Top

Fall Antiques Fair

Oct. 26-Oct. 31 (new dates)

The Round Top antiques show draws hundreds of vendors and buyers from across the United States. Hunt...

San Angelo

Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition

Oct. 18, 2019-Aug. 31, 2021

Hosted by the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, the sixth annual juried sculpture competition has 12 la...

Fort Concho After Dark

Oct. 8

You may have heard the tale behind the tragic death of Edith Grierson, but do you know the story of ...

A note regarding COVID-19

Due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus, some events have been postponed or canceled. Please make sure to check the event website, social media, or call ahead to confirm an event is still taking place if you are interested in attending.
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