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Abilene

Boo at the Zoo

Oct. 17, 24

Dress up your little beasts and bring them out to the zoo for a day of trick-or-treating, costume co...

Jackie Venson in Concert

Oct. 22

The Open Road concert series in downtown Abilene offers music from some of the best in the Americana...

North Texas Airstrip Attack

Oct. 24-25

This is the first time this event has taken place in Abilene and it is hosted on an incredibly wide ...

Masterworks II Triple Concerto: Celebrating Beethoven at 250

Oct. 24

Performers include Kiril Laskarov, violin; Jeffrey Lastrapes, cello; and Steven Harlos, piano. Th...

Nightmare on Elm Creek

Oct. 29-31

Ready for a chilling night of fun and fright? The Abilene Zoo transforms its natural Elm Creek habit...

Spooktacular

Oct. 31-Nov. 1

All bracket classes run at this drag race....

24fps International Short Film Festival (CANCELED)

Nov. 6-7

This unique short film festival, now in its 21st year, is a juried competition for student and indep...

Eleven Hundred Springs in Concert

Nov. 19

The Open Road Concert series in downtown Abilene offers music from some of the best in the Americana...

Thanksgiving Throwdown

Nov. 27-28

Enjoy drag racing at its finest....

City Sidewalks and Christmas Parade

Nov. 29-Dec. 5

Feel at home for the holidays and discover the charm of Christmas in downtown Abilene in the 32nd an...

Gun and Blade Show

Dec. 5-6

Shop guns, knives, and ammo. Holsters, accessories, hunting items, jewelry, coins, collectibles, boo...

Amarillo

Jazztober

Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27

This free jazz concert is held every Tuesday evening in October on the lawn of the historic Bivins H...

Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association Wrangler World Championship

Oct. 13-17

See cowgirls and cowboys shoot their best shot at targets while on horseback. In this fast-action ti...

WRCA World Champions

Nov. 11-15

Some of the best cowboys from ranches across the West come to town for this highly competitive rodeo...

Junk Hippy Amarillo

Nov. 21

Shop 100 vendors at one of the top vintage events in the state. Find vintage and antique furniture, ...

Farm and Ranch Show

Dec. 1-3

As one of the largest farm shows in the nation, this show provides a place for farmers and ranchers ...

Christmas in the Gardens

Dec. 3-6, 10-13, 17-20

Stroll through the Amarillo Botanical Gardens' and view their festive holiday decor. The foliage glo...

Center City Electric Light Parade

Dec. 4

Kick off the holiday season with the annual lighted parade through town, which is followed by the li...

Borger

Quilt Show

Oct. 3-30

The 39th annual Quilt Show displays beautiful works of art that are entered for judging or exhibitio...

Canyon

"Amarillo Flights: Aerial Views of Llano Estacado Country"

July 17-Jan. 23

Photographer Paul Chaplo’s exhibit showcases his personal aerial photography of the high plains of...

Coleman

Fiesta de la Paloma

Oct. 2-4

The Miss Coleman County Scholarship Pageant, along with food and craft vendors, a quilt show, a sanc...

Deer Hunters Festival

Nov. 6

Coleman County shows its appreciation for hunters and the hunting industry with a barbecue dinner th...

Levelland

Petticoats on the Prairie

Oct. 16-17

Visit a two-day juried show and the premier vintage market of West Texas since 2010. Shop unique ven...

Fearless Champions—Texas Tech Judging Team Heifer, Steer, and Swine Futurity

Nov. 20-22

This annual jackpot consists of steer, heifer, and swine judging divisions. Proceeds go to assist fu...

Lubbock

West Texas Watercolor Society Membership Fall Show

Sept. 20-Nov. 15

The West Texas Watercolor Society is composed of water media artists from primarily the West Texas a...

West Texas Watercolor Society Winter Show

Nov. 24-Jan. 16

The West Texas Watercolor Society is composed of water media artists from primarily the West Texas a...

Mineral Wells

Crazy Water Festival

Oct. 9-10

The 41st annual Crazy Water Festival is a crazy fun time for a crazy-good cause. There are vendors, ...

Crazy Fossil Dig

Oct. 17

Take the entire family on a trip back in time to dig for ancient fossils from another era. With so m...

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...

Quanah

Trunk or Treat

Oct. 31

Dress in costume for train rides, games, food, and the fun of visiting all the decorated merchant tr...

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...

Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition

Oct. 18-Aug. 1

The sixth annual juried competition has 12 large outdoor sculptures on view to the public. ...

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 ...

Murder at Fort Concho

Oct. 10, 17

Who killed Captain C.A. Daver? Modeled after the board game Clue, Murder at Fort Concho gives partic...

Stanton

Old Sorehead Trade Days

Oct. 10-11

Shop for arts and crafts, furniture, clothing, jewelry, and antiques, and enjoy live entertainment a...

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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