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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.


Possum Fest Barbecue and Chili Cookoff

Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce, 362 FM 2353 N.

Take a weekend to relax with good food and drinks, live entertainment, an assortment of shopping with local vendors, and silent and live auctions.



Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

At the 41st Oktoberfest, celebrate the fun and flavor of Fredericksburg's German heritage with three days of music, food, drink, dancing, arts and crafts, and children's entertainment.


Rumble on the River

Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 North

Biker Rallies of Texas' Rumble on the River celebrates its 20th anniversary. This three-day event held at Bandera's Mansfield Park consists of tent camping, a poker run, vendors, food, field events, music all day Friday and Saturday, a bike show, biker games, and a tattoo contest.


Vintage Market Days

Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Ellis County Expo Center, 2300 US 287 Bypass

At this upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor covered market, find over 100 talented vendors showing original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, and seasonal plantings. The three-day also offers delicious food and live music.


Culinary Weekend Getaway

Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Spread Oaks Ranch, 8052 CR 403

Spread Oaks Ranch and Brennan's of Houston are joining forces to host an exclusive Culinary Weekend Getaway complete with all-inclusive luxury accommodations, chef-prepared cuisine, wine and whiskey tastings, and world-class amenities. Guests are treated to a weekend filled with genuine Southern hospitality and exceptional regional fare by Chef Carl Walker of Brennan's of Houston and Chef Ric Rosser of Spread Oaks Ranch. Happy hours, multi-course dinners, fishing, a clay target shoot, bird watching, and ingredient harvests are all part of the weekend.


Sippin' in the Sunshine

Oct. 1

Historic Downtown Comanche, 101 W. Central Ave.

Walk historic downtown Comanche while tasting wine samples from local wineries set up inside businesses around the square. There is also a farmers market with local vendors.


Lampasas County Wine Tour

Oct. 1

Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce, 205 US 281 S.

Guests receive wine tastings, a swag bag, breakfast, lunch, and snacks to enjoy on a tour of Lampasas County wineries. Prizes are raffled off throughout the day. This event starts with buses loading at the Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce.


Corks and Caps

Oct. 1

Depot Plaza, 600 E. Depot St.

The sixth annual Corks and Caps features tastings of beer and wine from across Texas. A variety of food trucks are on hand offering food and desserts for purchase. All wineries have bottles of their signature wines for sale. A cigar area is a featured component, hosted by CJ’s Cigar Lounge, located in downtown Brownwood with live music. The first 300 tasters get their choice of a Corks and Caps commemorative wine glass or a beer pilsner glass. Attendees must be 21 or older to purchase tasting tickets.


Stroll on the Square

Oct. 1

Downtown Sherman, 100 W. Houston St.

At this wine and food tasting event, try Texas wines and sweets and savories from local restaurants and caterers while listening to live music.


Stagecoache Market Days

Oct. 1-2, 15-16

Stagecoache Event Center, 400 Old Comanche Road

Take a walk through a 1850s rock livery, see the orginal hired-hands farmhouse, and enjoy a peaceful 20-acre property that was once a historic stagecoach stop. Each month, you can support local farmers, ranchers, and area artisans by shopping at a vintage-inspired market that features art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, home décor, canned food, jams, jellies, and furnishings. The market is located in Early. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music, dancing, and local food.



Oct. 1

Singelton Plaza, 200 N. Rogers St.

This art and music festival showcases the artists and musicians from Texas who lean toward the odd. Local craft beers and food vendors round out this one-of-a-kind event.


Kerr County 4-H Wild Game Dinner

Oct. 1

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Enjoy a feast of wild game, chicken, or catfish, and then bid in the auction and enter the raffle.


Cabrito and Barbecue Dinner

Oct. 2

Medina VFD Community Center, 13857 SH 16 North

Join the Medina Livestock and Wildlife Association for their annual fundraiser, which includes a raffle and silent auction, plus a meal with cabrito, brisket, sausage, and all the trimmings.


Guadalupe County Fair and Rodeo

Oct. 5-9

Seguin Events Complex, 950 S. Austin St.

The 139th annual Guadalupe County Fair and Rodeo features a carnival, barbecue cookoff, agriculture and livestock exhibits, PCRA rodeo, and concerts.

New Braunfels

Music and Wine Festival: Come and Taste It

Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27

The Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Road

Come and taste it for the United Way at this event that celebrates Texas Wine Month. Every Thursday in October, The Grapevine features complimentary tastings from up to three Texas wineries and a Texas craft brewery, live music, and prize giveaways. Proceeds from featured wine selections benefit United Way of Comal County all month long.



Oct. 7-9

Aransas Navigation District, 100 Seabreeze Drive

Seafair celebrates its 47th year on the bayfront on Aransas Navigation District festival grounds. This fun festival has a gumbo cookoff, hilarious crab races, arts and crafts, a market, food vendors, an outdoor boat show, and live big-name and local entertainment including Cory Morrow.

New Braunfels

Music and Wine Festival: Rockin’ with Texas Wine and Food

Oct. 7

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Benefiting the United Way of Comal County and presented by Gruene Hall and KNBT 92.1FM Radio New Braunfels, this annual event features a dinner catered by Gristmill River Restaurant, wine tasting, a private performance by a Gruene Hall favorite, and the Great Guitar Auction featuring guitars signed by some of the best artists to headline the historic stage.



Oct. 7-9

Cuero Municipal Park, Leonard Roy Harmon Drive

Held annually the second weekend of October, the 50th Turkeyfest features food, dances, a parade, entertainment for the whole family, and of course the final heat in the “Great Gobbler Gallop” turkey race to see which town gets the title of “Turkey Capital of the World.”

Hudson Oaks

Craft and Cork

Oct. 8

Gene Voyles Park, 210 Hudson Oaks Drive

Mingle with friends while enjoying local wine and beer pairings, local tastes, and great music. Craft and Cork is an intimate setting to enjoy great wine and craft beer selections directly from the source. No individuals under 21 are allowed.


Bayou City Art Festival

Oct. 8-9

Sam Houston Park and along Allen Parkway

Bayou City Art Festival celebrates 50 years of providing unique art experiences and education for the greater Houston area. As one of the top art festivals in the country, the outdoor gallery an opportunity to meet artists, view original works, and purchase one-of-a-kind art, world-class paintings, prints, and other items. The festival features two entertainment stages, a food truck park, beverage stations, art installations, and the Active Imagination Zone with hands-on art activities for all ages. This year's featured artist is Cindy Olmes, a mixed-media artist from Cincinnati, who showcases her work along with 250 artists from around the country.


Zoofari: Roaring Into the Future

Oct. 8

Gladys Porter Zoo, 500 Ringgold St.

After celebrating its 50th anniversary last year, the Gladys Porter Zoo is “roaring into the future” with exciting changes on the way. Support the Zoo at their biggest fundraiser of the year, Zoofari, and help them continue to be a first-class zoo for many generations to come. Zoofari features dinner, drinks, and a live and silent auction.


VFD Fall Fish Fry

Oct. 8

Stonewall Chamber of Commerce, 250 Peach St.

The 41st annual Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department fundraiser includes fried catfish with all the trimmings, prize drawings, and live entertainment.

Wichita Falls

Mad Hatter Tea Party

Oct. 8

Kell House Museum, 900 Bluff St.

Wear your wildest clothes and join in the fun of an interactive showing of the tea party scene from the classic "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll. Learn about Victorian tea customs while snacking on punch and cake and discover historic lawn games such as croquet. Enjoy a morning the way the Kell children might have over 100 years ago.

Lake Jackson

Evening on the Bayou

Oct. 8

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, 299 SH 332 West

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory presents an evening of art, wine, and nature to benefit the birds. The event features an auction of some of the nature art that the organization has collected over the past two years from donors and talented artists. The live and silent auctions offer a variety of pieces, including paintings, drawings, and photographs highlighting the beauty of Texas nature. To pair with the evening, wine and hors d'oeuvres are served to guests serenaded with live guitar music. The forested grounds are lit by torchlight, making the setting perfect for an evening on the bayou.


Sip, Shop, and Stroll

Oct. 13

Historic Downtown Elgin , 109 Depot St.

Sip a little wine and shop as you stroll through the stores in historic downtown Elgin. Find diverse merchandise, eclectic décor, artwork by local artists, live music, the Elgin Farmers Market, delicious food, and fun, friendly people.


Party in the Park

Oct. 13

The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St.

Spotlighting the Menil Collection’s neighborhood, green spaces, and outdoor sculptures, this enchanting evening includes refreshing cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and multiple food stations, accompanied by a live entertainment experience.


Best Little Brewfest in Texas

Oct. 15

Wayne Ferguson Plaza, Old Town, 150 W. Church St.

More than 70 craft breweries from around Texas, the U.S., and the world are featured at this 100% charity beer festival. Profits benefit Cloud 9 Charities. Some wine and ciders are also included. Adult tickets include a souvenir tasting cup, tasting card for 12 samples, and access to retail vendors, two stages of live music, and food trucks.



Oct. 15

Barrow Brewing Company, 108 Royal St.

Bicycles, craft beer, and an Oktoberfest celebration in the rolling hills of Central Texas make for a perfect day. The bicycle ride has routes from 10 to 50 miles. The ride starts and ends at Barrow Brewing Company where each participant is treated to a pint and a pretzel at the finish line.


Steak, Stein, and Wine Fest

Oct. 15

Downtown Cameron , 102 E. First St.

The Cameron Chamber of Commerce is excited to partner with 44 Farms to kick off a great meat-centric event in downtown Cameron. Guests indulge in a delicious ribeye steak dinner with all the trimmings from Cameron's own local beef producer, 44 Farms. The Cameron Car Club hosts a car show with other downtown activities plus artists, food trucks, wine, beer, and other beverages. There are games for all, and music and entertainment keep your heart beating and your feet stomping.


Grape Day Celebration

Oct. 15

Llano Estacado Winery, 3426 E. FM 1585

Celebrate the grape harvest and 46 years of Texas winemaking at the 28th annual Grape Day Celebration. Patrons can enjoy self-guided tours, art booths, local vendors, food, bounce houses for kids, and live music from local favorites.


Knights of Columbus Bestfest

Oct. 15

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

Not quite Oktoberfest but the Bestfest, with specialty beer and sausage tastings, live music and polka bands, prizes, games for kids, and proceeds benefiting local charities.


International Festival

Oct. 15

Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St.

Tour the world and improve your wellness at the Plano International Festival. The area’s largest cultural event has food, fun, and entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy multicultural music and dance performances, ethnic food trucks, cultural displays, and other festivities from over 100 cultures. Kids can explore STEAM activities plus travel the booths with a virtual passport. Come early for free flu and COVID shots and a variety of health screenings.

Iowa Park

Wicked Wine Run

Oct. 15

Horseshoe Bend Cellars Vineyard and Winery, 3399 Peterson Road South

Bring friends and besties to get into shape and run the Wicked Wine Run, a wine-fueled night out with great music, food trucks, games, a 5K run and 1K wine tasting walk, and a wine festival.


Chalk Festival

Oct. 15-16

Peterson Plaza, Downtown Kerrville, Main Street

This annual street painting festival celebrates chalk art, with kids' chalk zones, free family activities, great food, and music.



Oct. 15-16

Postoffice Street, Between 20th and 23rd streets

This juried fine art festival features various artists, food, and live music on Postoffice Street amid Galveston’s Victorian architecture, art galleries, and shops. Admission proceeds benefit The 1894 Grand Opera House's education and community outreach programs.

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.


Taste of Jefferson

Oct. 16

Downtown Jefferson

The streets of downtown are closed off so Jefferson can showcase samples of local restaurants' favorite meals, accompanied by live music.


Asiatown Evening Walking Tour

Oct. 19

Houston Asiatown, 9188 Bellaire Blvd.

Explore one of Asiatown's oldest and most diverse shopping centers. Enjoy dinner, dessert, and shopping. End the evening with a luxurious foot massage.


Hogeye Festival Weekend

Oct. 20-22

Historic Downtown Elgin , 109 Depot St.

Held the fourth Saturday of October, this festival features handmade arts and crafts, live music, food, kids' activities, and plenty of pig puns to go around. Events include Lindsy Kay Wing Children's Costume Pet Parade, Road Hog Car Show, Gordon Swenson Memorial Barbecue Pork-Off, a carnival, cow patty bingo. Before the main event, the Hogeye Stroll, "Pearls Before Swine Art Show," and the Hogalicious Dessert Contest take place on Oct. 20. And on Oct. 21 is a street dance with Kenny Orts and No Chance.


Island Oktoberfest

Oct. 21-22

First Lutheran Church, 2415 Winnie St.

Island Oktoberfest brings the “oompah” back to Galveston for its 40th year. At the city's premier fall festival, visitors can revel in German heritage with a full weekend of food, drinks, live performances, games, and special activities. Guests are encouraged to wear German costumes.


Pie Fest

Oct. 22

Conrad Hilton Center, 309 Conrad Hilton Blvd.

Attend a good old-fashioned festival with Pie Fest. This pie-centric event includes a pie baking contest, pie eating contest, pie in the face game, and a 40-foot long pie buffet. There is also lots of family fun, games, music, a car show, food, and arts and crafts.


North Texas EggFest

Oct. 22

Sunnyland Outdoor Living, 7879 Spring Valley Road at Coit

The sixth annual North Texas EggFest features cooking demonstrations, delicious samples, live music, deals on Big Green Egg charcoal grills, and other festivities. Everyone is welcome to show off their cooking skills with cooking teams including amateurs, experienced restaurant staff, first-timers, and local chefs. Proceeds benefit the Texas Restaurant Foundation.


Food and Wine Fest

Oct. 22

Various locations

Indulge at the 31st annual Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest, a grand celebration of Texas food and wine with musical entertainment and fun plus several special events at different locations including Messina Hof Hill Country, Becker Vineyards, and the Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg.


Hot Pepper Festival

Oct. 22

Main Street District

The 2022 Hot Pepper Festival features a wide variety of vendors, food and drinks, music and other live entertainment, and, of course, the Hot Pepper Eating Contest. The event is held at the Main Street District, which is comprised of 44 blocks that extend from the courthouse square to the Depot Visitor Center.


Texas Country Reporter Festival

Oct. 29

Historic Downtown Waxahachie, 100 W. Main St.

For 26 years, this one-day event has featured artists, craftsmen, musicians, and chefs from all over the Lone Star State—many have been featured on the "Texas Country Reporter" over the years.


Pecan Fest

Oct. 29

Central Park, 201 S. Austin St.

At this celebration of all things pecan and Seguin's agricultural heritage, visitors can take photos with the World's Largest Pecan, shop with vendors, enjoy live music, and honor the state's official nut.


Wild West Brewfest

Nov. 3-5

Typhoon Texas, 555 Katy Fort Bend Road

Voted the No. 1 Brewfest in North America by, the Wild West Brewfest features more than 100 brewers from across the country, with 500-plus beers. The multiday event kicks off Thursday evening with the K-Town Throwdown, followed by the Launch Party on Friday, and the official Wild West Brewfest taking place on Saturday. Come hang out with your friends in multiple party zones, enjoy awesome food trucks and live music, all while giving back to the community.

Wichita Falls

Christmas Magic

Nov. 3-6

Multi-Purpose Events Center, 1000 Fifth St.

This fundraising event features vendors from around the country and includes clothing boutiques, one-of-a-kind crafted gifts, collectibles, Christmas décor, repurposed items, and a world of food to eat.


Hunter's Welcome

Nov. 4

Lampasas H-E-B , 705 S. Key Ave.

The Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center ushers in the hunting season by welcoming area hunters to the Lampasas community. Come to the H-E-B parking lot to get a barbecue sack lunch (Texas-sized barbecue sandwich with all the fixings, chips, cookie, and drink) for $8.00. The first 250 people in line get a goodie bag.


BuckFest Gala

Nov. 4

Mansfield Park Show Barn, 2886 SH 16 North

Bandera County Chamber of Commerce's annual BuckFest Gala features a social hour, dinner and dance, live and silent auctions, and a raffle.


Asiatown Bus Tour

Nov. 5

Houston Asiatown, 5300 N. Braeswood Blvd.

Experience an insider's perspective of Houston's vibrant Asiatown while browsing the aisles of an Asian market, exploring an exquisitely beautiful temple, or visiting Houston's own Vietnam War Memorial. Learn about the rich history and establishment of Houston's Asian American community while being introduced to some of the unique cultural dining and shopping destinations along Bellaire Boulevard.


VFD Opening Day of Hunting Season Fish Fry

Nov. 5

Harper Fire Station, 84 N. Ranch Road 783

The annual catfish dinner is a fundraiser held on the opening day of hunting season to benefit the Harper Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services.


Medina VFD Hunters Game Dinner

Nov. 5

The Farm Country Club, 475 Pue Road

Medina Volunteer Fire Department hosts its annual Hunters Game Dinner, a fundraiser with dinner and a dance.


Lamar Market Days

Nov. 5-6

Lamar Volunteer Fire Department, 302 Bois d'Arc St.

The Lamar Volunteer Fire Department host this annual fundraiser on the first weekend in November. Along with a community-wide garage sale/scavenger hunt, the weekend features events at the fire station including a car show, vendors, women’s club bake sale, plant sale, and a fireman’s barbecue brisket sale with homemade desserts.


Holiday Magic Handmade Crafts Sale

Nov. 5

Elk's Lodge, 1907 Junction Highway

Holiday decorations, handmade crafts, gifts, boutique items, jewelry, a bake sale, and a light lunch are available at this event, with proceeds supporting local charities.


Sip, Shop, and Stroll

Nov. 10

Historic Downtown Elgin , 109 Depot St.

Sip a little wine and shop as you stroll through the stores in historic downtown Elgin. Find diverse merchandise, eclectic décor, artwork by local artists, live music, the Elgin Farmers Market, delicious food, and fun, friendly people.


Veterans Parade and Honors

Nov. 12

Various locations

The American Legion 157 Post organizes this 20th annual celebration that includes displays, information booths, a special program honoring Vietnam War-era veterans, a parade on Main Street, and a veterans and spouses barbecue.


Wreath Making Class

Nov. 12, 17

Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701 E. Kearney Road

Gather a group of friends to make a beautiful fresh evergreen holiday wreath over dinner and drinks at Opal Lawrence Historical Park.


Walk of Lights

Nov. 17-Jan. 1

Majical Wonderland, 2161 FM 315

Enjoy a stroll through a self-guided magical lit-up wonderland. Take pictures with Santa, sip warm hot chocolate, and indulge in lots of goodies available for purchase.


Winter Wine Walk

Nov. 18-20

Granbury Square, 201 E. Pearl St.

About 15 wineries are featured at the Winter Wine Walk, where Texas agriculture and winemakers are celebrated. Experience wine tastings, wine judging, and awards for wineries that specialize in Texas wines. Some local Granbury wineries are also participating.

Corpus Christi

Wine Festival

Nov. 19

Heritage Park, 1581 N Chaparral St

The fifth annual Corpus Christi Food and Wine Festival at Heritage Park features food, live music, art, festive activities, and, of course, plenty of wine.


A Christmas Wine Affair

Nov. 28-Dec. 23

Various locations

Savor all that Texas Wine Country has to offer this holiday season by sipping and sampling award-winning wines at participating Texas Hill Country wineries.


The Texas Barbecue Blowout

Dec. 1-3

Love Civic Center, 2025 S. Collegiate St.

On Thursday, a live concert commences to kick off the festivities, and Friday brings a fish fry. On Saturday, the Texas Barbecue Blowout includes a cookoff for chicken, ribs, pork butt, brisket, and turkey. The cookoff has a $10,000 payout.


Sip 'n' Stroll

Dec. 2

Various locations

Take an evening stroll through downtown and taste over a dozen varieties of homemade hot chocolate at businesses that keep their doors open late. Other activities include live entertainment from the Seguin High School Star Steppers, photos with Santa, and a variety of food vendors.

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.


Light Up Post

Dec. 3

Downtown, 105 Main St.

This Christmas celebration in downtown Post begins in the morning with merchants and vendors hosting a sip and shop. The Silent Night Village is open for "Taste of Post," with food vendors serving local specialty foods. Santa and Mrs. Claus and a pesky Grinch welcome children. Then, a Lighted Float Parade lines up in the late afternoon on Main Street, where regional antique firetrucks and local floats brighten the streets.


Crockett County Deerfest

Dec. 3

Crockett County Fair Park Convention Center, 1303 Ave. AA

This community-wide appreciation banquet for hunters helps raise money for local civic organizations and the West Texas Rehab. Proceeds are raised through ticket sales for door prizes and admission fees. Door prizes include guns and $10,000 in Cabela's gift cards.


Time to Shine, Hot Cocoa Stroll, and Lighted Christmas Parade

Dec. 3

Downtown , 310 N. Main St.

This new event is held in conjunction with the Hot Cocoa Stroll and Lighted Christmas Parade and features the official dedication of Elgin's #ETX150 time capsule at 1:50 p.m. 'Tis the season for holiday-themed children’s activities, Santa's reindeer games, Christmas carols, a special screening of "The Polar Express," and festive food trucks.


Winter Gala: A Community Celebration

Dec. 4

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

The Mesquite Arts Center hosts its Winter Gala, a night of family fun with food and music.

Christmas in the Park

Dec. 4-5

Westlake Park, 601 Gross Road

Mesquite Parks and Recreation’s largest annual event, Christmas in the Park, kicks off the holiday season with free carnival rides, arts and crafts, visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus, indulging on cookies and hot cocoa, and other activities.


Asiatown Evening Walking Tour

Dec. 7

DIHO Square, 9188 Bellaire Blvd.

Explore one of Asiatown's oldest and most diverse shopping centers. Enjoy dinner, dessert, and shopping. End the evening with a luxurious foot massage.


Sip, Shop, and Stroll

Dec 8, Jan. 12, Feb. 9

Downtown , 114 Central Ave.

The second Thursday of each month, sip a little wine and shop as you stroll through the stores in historic downtown Elgin. Find diverse merchandise, eclectic décor, artwork by local artists, live music, the Elgin Farmers Market, delicious food, and fun, friendly people.


Wassail Fest

Dec. 10

Downtown Paris, 17 N.E. Second St.

Wassail is a hot, mulled cider drink that's popular around the holidays, and downtown stores in Paris are creating their own recipes for patrons to vote on. Have fun sipping while shopping for Christmas gifts.


Downtown Holiday Market

Dec. 10

Freeport Historical Museum, 311 E. Park Ave.

Enjoy holiday performances, festive activities, and craft and food vendors.


Whiskey and Wine Swirl

Dec. 10

Sip, shop, and walk your way through historic downtown while enjoying culinary delights paired with fine wines and bold whiskies from Texas vineyards and distilleries. Your ticket includes entry to the after-party held at Tahwahkaro Distilling Company, where you can get a tour of the operations, an up-close view of the kettles, live music, and a dessert bar. Check in is at the Palestine Chamber of Commerce.

New Braunfels

Come and Taste It: Meet Texas' Best Winemakers

Dec. 15, Feb. 16

The Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Road

On the third Thursday of the month (except January), come to The Grapevine Garden and taste some of Texas’ best wines and craft beers straight from the winemakers and brewers. The event features complimentary tastings, live music, and door prizes.


Trade Days

Dec. 16-18, Jan. 20-22, Feb. 17-19

Fredericksburg Trade Days, 355 Sunday Farms Lane

Shop more than 350 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic items, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, and food; plus, enjoy a biergarten and live music. Located 7 miles east on State Highway 290 across from Wildseed Farms.


Christmas at the Kroc

Dec. 17

Kerrville Kroc Center, 201 Holdsworth Drive

Celebrate the holidays with the whole family at this free event filled with breakfast, photos with Santa, cookie decorating, hot chocolate, and arts and crafts—all themed around "A Charlie Brown Christmas."


Christmas Carol Sing-Along

Dec. 22

Texas Theatre, 213 W. Crawford St.

Put on your festive sweaters and head over to the Historic Texas Theatre for a classic Christmas sing-along of traditional Christmas carols. Free refreshments are served ahead of the singing.


Glowing into 2023

Dec. 31

Elgin VFW, 188 Old Sayers Road

Join the fun at this New Year’s Eve party at the Elgin VFW, featuring all things neon, live music, food vendors, and activities for kids. No New Year’s Eve would be complete without a midnight toast and black-eyed peas.

Grand Prairie

Lunar New Year

Jan. 6-8, 13-15, 21-22

Asia Times Square, 2625 W. Pioneer Parkway

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Asia Times Square in Grand Prairie. Enjoy live performances, food from different cultures, and other festivities.


Uptown Swirl, Downtown Brenham

Jan. 15

Downtown Brenham

Experience unique shops while sipping and sampling wines from around the world. Tickets are available online and from participating merchants.


Winter Texan Appreciation Day

Jan. 19

Fulton Convention Center, 402 North Fulton Beach Road

This event welcomes winter Texans to the Rockport-Fulton area. The daylong event includes informational booths, presentations from local businesses and local attractions, music, games, and the opportunity to meet fellow winter Texans.

Port Aransas

Restaurant Week

Jan. 20-29

Various locations

Get hooked on Port A by taking a culinary tour through its thriving food culture. Enjoy a prix-fixe lunch and/or a prix-fixe dinner at participating restaurants.

Bay City

Wild Game and CamoFest

Jan. 28-29

Downtown Bay City, Sixth Street and Avenue G

Taste wild game, wine, and craft beer. There is free live entertainment, vendors, downtown shopping, and free activities for kids.

Surfside Beach

Surfside Food and Art Festival

Jan. 28

Stahlman Park, 2211 Bluewater Highway

The fifth annual Surfside Food and Art Festival offers live music, a chili cookoff, art and food vendors, a community art project, and fun activities for kids.


Wine Lovers Celebration

Jan. 30-Feb. 24

Various locations

Love is in the air, wine is in your glass, and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Take time this February to relax and discover all that wineries in the Texas Wine Country have to offer during this seasonal celebration.


Chocolate Walk

Feb. 9

The Shops of Downtown , 1 Main St.

Plan a night out with friends to walk the downtown square exploring the shops of Bellville and other local merchants while experiencing a variety of chocolate confections at every stop. Redeem a punched card at the end of the evening for a chance to win prizes.


Chocolate Walk

Feb. 10-11

Historic Downtown Boerne, 100 N. Main St.

This sweet event takes participants on a stroll through historic downtown Boerne. Collect a special chocolate treat as you step inside each participating store, gallery, and restaurant along Main Street. Once you've visited all the stores, return your raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes donated by the store owners.


11th Street Mardi Gras and Main Street Parade

Feb. 10-12

11th Street Cowboy Bar, 307 11th St.

Join the fun at the 11th Sttreet Cowboy Bar for a three-day Mardi Gras celebration with Cajun food and zydeco music. Enjoy all the colorful floats and other parade entries as they travel down Bandera's Main Street in the Mardi Gras Parade on Feb. 11.


Mardi Gras Southeast Texas

Feb. 16-19

Great Lawn of the Event Center, 700 Crockett St.

Enjoy four days of family-friendly fun in downtown Beaumont, with parades, concerts, kids' activities, arts and crafts, and food vendors.


Mardi Gras

Feb. 17-19

Downtown Jefferson

The Krewe of Hebe presents Jefferson's annual Mardi Gras. The festivities last an entire weekend and feature parades, live music, food, vendors, a carnival, frosty beverages, and, of course, masks and beads.


Mardis Gras Festival

Feb. 18

Freeport Historical Museum, 311 E. Park Ave.

Festivities for Mardi Gras include a parade, gumbo cookoff, King Cake-eating contest, and live entertainment.


Prison City Crawfish and Music Festival

Feb. 25

Downtown Square, 12th Street and University Avenue

This all-day crawfish and music festival takes place in conjunction with the Prison City Film Festival.

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