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Fredericksburg

Hill Country Antique Tractor and Engine Club Show

May 21

Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive

This annual tractor show features old tractors and farm machinery—some of it restored to operate and look as good as it did decades ago—along with antique gasoline and steam engines manufactured as far back as 1900. Exhibits and demonstrations are featured throughout the day.

rustyiron.org

Mesquite

Premier Gun Shows

May 21-22

Mesquite Convention Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive

With events in April, May, and June, Premier Gun Shows feature exhibits of new and used guns, gun parts, accessories, and other items.

visitmesquitetx.com/events/2020/premier-gun-shows2

Grapevine

Vintage Railroad

June 1-Aug. 31

Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St.

Step back in time with a nostalgic ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad The train travels along the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Stockyards in Fort Worth.

gvrr.com

Brownwood

Heartland Rod Run

June 3-4

Riverside Park, 320 Riverside Park Drive

For its 46th year, the Heartland Rod Run sees cars, trucks, and bikes in a show that's free to the public and free for those entering vehicles. There's also the Panty Dash and the burnout contest, sponsored by Discount Tire.

facebook.com/heartland-cruisers-181038297463

Jefferson

Big Cypress Corvette Show

June 3-5

Downtown

See an exciting lineup of Corvettes all weekend long. Friday night, drivers take to the Piney Woods roads. Then on Saturday, visitors can enjoy the Show and Shine on the brick streets of historic Jefferson. Awards are handed out for Best of Show, Participant's Choice, Best Engine, Best Interior, Best Paint, and other categories.

facebook.com/bigcypresscorvetteshow

Fredericksburg

Car Fest

June 4

Marktplatz, State Highway 16 and Main Street

This 17th annual open car show benefits the various charitable and fraternal activities of Masonic Lodge #794. The event offers food, beverages, a raffle, silent auction, and lots of fun for everyone.

fredericksburgcarfest.com

Ennis

Racewars

June 5

Texas Motorplex, 7500 US 287 W.

Car enthusiasts love coming to Racewars for the car show, drag races, and shopping.

texasmotorplex.com

Granbury

Lone Star Street Rod Association

June 10-12

Hewlett Park, 621 E. Pearl St.

The Lone Star Street Rod Association brings its 46th annual State Run to Granbury’s Hewlett Park, with some 450 rods expected.

visitgranbury.com

Dennis

Gunslinger Outlaw Modified Series

June 11

Big O Speedway , 3118 FM 85

Watch vehicles race on a .25-mile, semi-banked dirt track.

bigospeedway.com

Kerrville

Cody's Car Show

June 11

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Great cars, breakfast, lunch, sweet treats, a silent auction, kids' zone, DJ, and music make this sixth annual event a fun-filled day in memory of Cody Blain Adams, who was killed by a drunk driver. All proceeds go to the Cody Blain Adams Memorial Scholarship Fund for local seniors in surrounding areas.

kerrvilletexascvb.com/events/2022/codys-car-show

Marshall

Main Street Cruise Night

June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10

Main Street , 216 N. Washington Ave.

Every second Saturday, meet friends and family or make it a date night and enjoy the stroll along Main Street. See new and classic cars of all makes, models, and colors. Main Street is the location for East Texas’ finest show with local hot rods, classic cruisers, motorcycles, and the pride and joy of hand-polished collections. Before you go, plan to shop and dine while in downtown Marshall. 

facebook.com/mainstreetmarshalltx

Ennis

Texas Truck Jam

June 17-18

Texas Motorplex, 7500 US 287

Diesel or gas trucks compete in drag racing.

texasmotorplex.com

Mesquite

Premier Gun Shows

June 18-19

Mesquite Convention Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive

With events in April, May, and June, Premier Gun Shows feature exhibits of new and used guns, gun parts, accessories, and other items.

visitmesquitetx.com/events/2020/premier-gun-shows2

Ennis

Texas Whip Fest

June 25

Texas Motorplex, 7500 US 287

Car enthusiasts compete in drag races and show off their rides in a car show.

texasmotorplex.com

Rockport

July Fourth Activities

July 4

Little Bay and Downtown

Get in a patriotic mood as you view a patriotic boat parade at noon. The parade can be seen from downtown, but for the best views, head to Broadway adjacent to Little Bay. The Wendell Family Fireworks Show is held at dark.

rockportartcenter.com

Canton

Balloon Fest

July 8-9

First Monday Grounds, 800 Flea Market Lane

This festival features food and art vendors, family-fun activities, car shows, and the popular 5K glow run on Friday night. Each year the festival highlights great East Texas music with nonstop music all weekend. The stars of the show are the balloons that take off each night in a display of color. There's also a sanctioned competition by the Balloon Federation of America each morning. The event has tethered rides and full balloon rides (reserve in advance).

balloonfestcanton.com

Kerrville

Texas Gun and Knife Show

July 9-10

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Vendors sell new and used guns, knives, ammo, coins, jewelry, camping gear, accessories, and merchandise for outdoorsy activities.

texasgunandknifeshows.com

Waco

Duel on the Brazos

July 16-17

Brazos Park East , 3516 N. MLK Jr. Blvd.

See drag boats rip through the water at high speed. The Southern Drag Boat Association is one of the oldest drag boat racing organizations in the country.

sdbaracing.com/schedule

Kerrville

Hill Country Gun Show

July 16-17

Hill Country Veterans Center, 411 Meadowview

Proceeds from this gun show benefit local veterans. Find merchandise that includes new and used guns, knives, coins, cutting boards, and ammo.

gunshowtrader.com

Ennis

Rumble in the Jungle

July 22

Texas Motorplex, 7500 US 287

Grudge racing is a form of drag racing that involves lots of trash talk, ground rules, and racing. The only rules are the ones established before the race. Rumble in the Jungle features some of the baddest grudge racers in the country.

texasmotorplex.com

Fredericksburg

Hill Country Auto Swap Meet

July 29-31

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive

Car enthusiasts can find just about anything at the 44th annual swap meet. A "car corral" has vintage autos for sale in various states of restoration, and among the many items for sale at the flea market are vehicles and parts, tools, auto accessories, hats, books, clothes, and various souvenirs. Concessions are also available.  

earhartproductions.com

Ennis

Gunslinger Outlaw Modified Series

July 30

Big O Speedway , 3118 FM 85

Watch vehicles race on a .25-mile, semi-banked dirt track.

bigospeedway.com

Rockport

TSA Rockin' Rockport Youth Sailing Regatta

Aug. 5-7

Rockport Yacht Club, Bays of Rockport and Fulton

Rockport Yacht Club hosts the seventh annual Texas Sailing Association-sanctioned Youth Sailing Regatta. Potentially 90 boats participate, bringing sailing fans and families to the Rockport area for a weekend of nautical fun. 

rockportyachtclub.org

Temple

Touch-a-Truck

Aug. 20

Reuben D. Talasek Bend of the River, 7915 S. General Bruce Drive

Who wouldn't love to climb aboard a fire truck or big rig? Touch-a-Truck provides a unique opportunity for children of all ages to explore and climb on vehicles of all types, all in one place.

templeparks.com

Ennis

Gunslinger Outlaw Modified Series

Aug. 27

Big O Speedway , 3118 FM 85

Watch vehicles race on a .25-mile, semi-banked dirt track.

bigospeedway.com

Kerrville

River Roadster Show

Aug. 27

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

This free event is open to cars of all sizes, colors, and speeds. Bring the family out to enjoy a beautiful night under the stars with cars, music, food, and fun. You don’t need a hot rod or classic to enjoy the fun. There's also live music and sweet treats available for purchase.

kerrvilletx.gov/1626/kerrville-river-roadster-show

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