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Upcoming Events in Big Bend Country

Del Rio

First Friday Art Walk

Oct. 7

Kress Building, 1915 Veterans Blvd.

Del Rio presents a monthly art walk that invites visitors to explore the art galleries and city's art district. The event also offers food trucks, vendors, and music.

drchamber.com

Alpine

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

El Paso

El Paso Winefest

Oct. 15

Downtown El Paso, Near San Jacinto Plaza, 401 N. Mesa St.

El Paso Wine and Food Festival brings together the stars of El Paso's culinary scene with acclaimed local chefs and fine wines. Located in the heart of downtown El Paso, the Grand Tasting features 400 wines from around the world plus food from 20 of El Paso's finest restaurants. Select wines are also on sale; all proceeds support the charitable projects of Rotary Club of El Paso.

elpasowinefest.com

Fort Stockton

Living History Day

Oct. 21-22

Historic Fort Stockton, 301 E. Fourth St.

Historic Fort Stockton relives its history with camels, cannons, and re-enactors portraying the rich history of the Trans-Pecos region of Texas. The cavalry and Native Americans tell the stories of Comanche Springs and the historic fort where buffalo soldiers were stationed for almost 20 years.

historicfortstockton.org/living-history-day

Del Rio

Fiesta de Amistad Parade

Oct. 22

South Main Street, 1915 Veterans Blvd.

Enjoy a small-town parade with music, food trucks, and vendors.

Crane

Horsehead Crossing Trails of Time Living History Event

Oct. 28-29

Horsehead Crossing on the Pecos River, FM 11 near Girvin

Celebrate one of the state's most iconic places at this two-day celebration, which commemorates the various historical figures who passed over this well-known crossing throughout the 16th through 19th centuries including those traveling on the Comanche War Trail, the Emigrant Trail, the Butterfield Overland Stage, and the Goodnight-Loving Trail, made famous by Larry McMurtry’s "Lonesome Dove." Planned events include live cannon fire, reenactors, chuckwagon meals and contests, historians and presenters, a silent auction, vendors and exhibitors, and a trail ride.

pecoscountyhistoricalcommission.org

Alpine

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

Midland

Artist Community Market

Nov. 5

Arts Council of Midland, 1506 W. Illinois

Local artists and creatives showcase their wares. Patrons enjoy live performances, food trucks, and art activities.

acmidland.org/artist-community-market

Alpine

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

Van Horn

Trans Pecos Big Buck Tournament

Nov. 25-Dec. 12

Van Horn Convention Center, 1801 W. Broadway

This is an annual desert mule deer hunting tournament.

vanhorntexas.org

Del Rio

Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

Dec. 2

Downtown Del Rio, South Main Street

Get in the Christmas spirit with a holiday parade and tree lighting in Greenwood Park. Live music, performances, and food trucks complete the fun.

cityofdelrio.com

Van Horn

Lighted Christmas Parade

Dec. 3

Downtown Van Horn, 1801 W. Broadway St.

Experience the lighted parade along Broadway and an open house with vendors, food, arts and crafts, and a pecan dessert contest.

vanhorntexas.org

Del Rio

Wild Game Dinner and Gun Raffle

Dec. 3

Del Rio Civic Center , 1915 Veterans Blvd.

The Del Rio Chamber of Commerce hosts this annual gun raffle with a wild game dinner.

drchamber.com

Monahans

Christmas and Chili Market

Dec. 3

Ward County Event Center, 1525 E. Monahans Parkway

Christmas comes to Monahans with a craft show with more than 100 vendor booths. Kids can take pictures with Santa, and everyone can take a walk through Bethlehem.

monahans.org

Van Horn

Culberson County Stock Show

Jan. 14

Rodeo Arena and Community Center, 300 Jones St.

A stock show and sale is accompanies by family activities, barbecue, and a dance.

culberson-tx.tamu.edu

Monahans

Resolution Run

Jan. 14

Monahans Sandhills State Park, 2500 I-20

Keep those New Year's resolutions going with a 5K, 10K, and 1-mile health walk.

active.com/monahans-tx/running/distance-running-races/monahans-sandhills-resolution-run-2023

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