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Upcoming Events in Prairies and Lakes

Allen

Radha Krishna Temple Chess Club

April 17-Dec. 25

Every first and third Saturday of the month, Radha Krishna Temple hosts a chess tournament. Cash pri...

Arlington

Holiday Lights Parade

Dec. 11

Families and friends set up “camp” along the parade route, enjoying hot chocolate, sounds of the...

Bellville

Fresh Farmers and Artisan Market

Oct. 2

More than 30 vendors bring fresh produce, grass-fed beef, honey, eggs, herbs, plants, and flowers to...

Fresh Farmers and Artisan Market

Nov. 6

More than 30 vendors bring fresh produce, grass-fed beef, honey, eggs, herbs, plants, and flowers to...

Big Top Shopping Festival

Nov. 26-27

Shop a wide selection of vendors showcasing 300 small businesses with handcrafted and unique items, ...

Small Town Christmas

Dec. 3-4

The 39th annual, two-day event kicks off Friday night with a lighted parade on the square, the light...

Fresh Farmers and Artisan Market

Dec. 4

More than 30 vendors bring fresh produce, grass-fed beef, honey, eggs, herbs, plants, and flowers to...

First Saturday Market

Dec. 4

Stroll through the market on the square and check out the nearby farmers and artisan market with mor...

First Saturday Market

Feb. 5

Stroll through the market on the square and check out the nearby farmers and artisan market with mor...

Chocolate Walk

Feb. 10

Plan a night out with friends to walk the downtown square exploring the shops of Bellville and other...

Belton

Bacon, Blues and Brews

Sept. 24-25

Featuring bacon, blues music, and brews, this festival kicks off with food trucks and music from The...

Sami Show Marketplace

Dec. 11-12

Since 1975, the Sami Show Marketplace has provided a unique shopping experience. Visit many small bu...

Sami Show Marketplace

Jan. 22-23

Since 1975, the Sami Show Marketplace has provided a unique shopping experience. Visit many small bu...

Bonham

Holiday Wine Stroll

Dec. 4

Taste local and regional wines from across North Texas while shopping for special holiday gifts. ...

Bowie

Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival

Oct. 2

The 26th annual Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival welcomes hundreds of visitors to Bowie. Thi...

Blue Saturday Shop Small

Nov. 27

Bowie Community Development and the Bowie Chamber of Commerce encourage and promote this annual even...

Fantasy of Lights Christmas Festival and Parade

Dec. 3-4

Bowie Community Development, citizens, and local businesses host the 30th annual Fantasy of Lights C...

Brenham

Aaron Barker and Allen Shamblin in Concert

Sept. 24

Darden Smith, a Brenham native, is hosting a singer/songwriter series of concerts featuring writers ...

First Friday Farmers and Artisan Market

Oct. 1

Shop the first Friday of each month (excluding January) from 3 to 6 p.m. on Baylor and Park streets ...

Johnny Cash Tribute "Walkin' the Line"

Oct. 9

This tribute to the Man in Black is performed by Bennie Wheels of Dallas. Considered America's No. 1...

Texas Arts and Music Festival

Oct. 15-17

Held annually the third weekend in October in historic downtown Brenham, the festival celebrates Tex...

The Quebe Sisters in Concert

Oct. 23

This trio performs a refreshing Americana show that blends Texas-style fiddling, Western swing, coun...

First Friday Farmer and Artisan Market

Nov. 5

Shop the first Friday of each month (excluding January) from 3 to 6 p.m. on Baylor and Park streets ...

Christmas at the Mansion

Nov. 5-7

The Heritage Society of Washington County and Hermann Furniture bring you Christmas at the Mansion. ...

Radney Foster in Concert

Nov. 13

Musician Darden Smith presents Radney Foster at The Barnhill Center at Historic Simon Theatre with a...

Celtic Angels Christmas

Dec. 11

Charming female vocalists perform stirring songs with spectacular beauty and numerous costume change...

Hearth and Home Quilt Show

Feb. 18-19

The Brenham Friendship Quilt Guild's biennial quilt show features traditional and contemporary quilt...

Bryan

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Nov. 13-14

From history to mystery, choose from thousands of books at this more-than-50-year-old book sale. Sho...

Burton

Farmers and Artisans Market

Oct. 2

This quaint farmers market, located at the Texas Cotton Gin Museum in downtown Burton, features all ...

Farmers and Artisans Market

Nov. 6

This quaint farmers market, located at the Texas Cotton Gin Museum in downtown Burton, features all ...

Caldwell

Scare on the Square

Oct. 30

Bring the kiddos to this trunk or treat where partakers dress up their vehicles and themselves to pa...

Hunter's Wife Weekend

Nov. 13

Participating businesses offer samples of wine and snacks along with great sales to kick off holiday...

Cameron

Christmas Parade

Dec. 2

Kick off the holiday season with the “Best Parade in Central Texas.” The whole family is invited...

Celina

Beware of the Square

Oct. 23

Those who dare can test their escape skills in one of the escape rooms, or travel through the spooky...

Christmas on the Square

Dec. 1

All things Christmas are bundled up into one family-friendly event. This year's theme is "Candy Cane...

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