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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.


Greater Houston Train Show

Feb. 18

Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Parkway

The San Jacinto Model Railroad Club presents The Greater Houston Train Show, attracting rail fans from across Texas and Louisiana. See operating layouts, take classes on railroads and modeling subjects, participate in National Model Railroad Association contests, and shops from an array of vendors from across the Southwest.


Western Antiques and Collectibles Show

March 10-12

Amarillo Civic Center Grand Plaza, 401 S. Buchanan St.

At the longest-running Western merchandise show and auction in America, visitors and vendors buy, sell, and trade all types of Western items including but not limited to spurs; saddles; chaps; Native American beadwork, baskets, and rugs; antique firearms; gun leather goods; hitched horsehair items; ranch décor; old photos; and fine contemporary pieces.

Texas Gun and Knife Show

March 11-12

Amarillo Civic Center , 401 S. Buchanan St.

This gun show is held at Amarillo Civic Center and hosted by Texas Gun and Knife Association. All federal and local firearm laws and ordinances must be obeyed.


Hill Country Indian Artifact Show

March 18

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive

Featuring a wide variety of some of the finest Native American artifacts from Texas and the United States, the show items include arrowheads, pottery, beads, cases, and books. Plus, there are door prizes and food is available for purchase.


Dogwood Lunch Train

March 18-25

Texas State Railroad Palestine Depot, 789 Park Road 70

Passengers aboard Texas State Railroad’s Dogwood Lunch Train get to savor the flavor and sights of East Texas with a delicious meal at the Rusk Rail Depot and a front row seat to the Dogwood Days springtime show during the journey. The luminous white dogwoods and pink redbud blooms light up the East Texas woods as the radiant blossoms and Piney Woods scenery pass by the window.


Thunder in the Hill Country

March 23-26

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 North

Come celebrate the 21st annual Thunder in the Hill Country, an event held at Bandera’s Mansfield Park that consists of tent camping, a poker run, vendors, food, field events, music all day Friday and Saturday, a bike show, tattoo contest, and other activities.


Dogwood Fly-In Fair

March 24-26

Palestine Municipal Airport, 1278 CR 421

At this fair, you can find arts, crafts, antiques, military items, and collectibles, as well as take plane rides, visit a gun show, and enjoy a cookoff.


Gun Show

March 25-26

Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall, 1700 Rodeo Drive

Mesquite Rodeo presents this gun show with over 450 tables of guns, knives, ammo, and shooting supplies. The public is invited to buy, sell, or trade.


Texas Packard Meet 

March 30-April 2

Holiday Inn Express Salado-Belton , 1991 N. Stagecoach Road

Held in historic Salado, the 44th annual Texas Packard Meet is the oldest and possibly the largest regional Packard meet in the country. The meet features a welcoming social, early bird tour, parade, public display on the banks of Salado Creek, a swap meet, people's choice competition, seminars, banquet, and awards.


Texas Vintage Motorcycle Fandango

March 31-April 2

Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive

Known as the “best little vintage bike event in Texas," the Texas Fandango is a vintage swap meet and bike show with vintage races all rolled into one fun-packed weekend.


Miata Madness

March 31-April 1

Downtown , 100 E. Austin St.

This annual event is open to Mazda Miata owners and held at the 100 block of East Austin Street. On Saturday, the Show 'n’ Shine kicks off in the morning. The car show is open to spectators at no charge.


Texas Select Custom Cutlery Event

April 1-2

Austin County Fair Convention and Expo Center, 1076 E. Hill St.

Born out of fans’ love for the History Channel's "Forged in Fire" competition, this is quickly growing to become one of the largest knife shows in Texas. With more than 200 vendors, this is a unique opportunity to meet with and examine the work of knife makers from across the nation and enjoy all the fun of forging demos and chopping competitions. A knife raffle and concessions benefit local charities.


Spring Antique Tractor Pull

April 1

The Agricultural Museum and Arts Center, 102 City Park Road

The Boerne Agricultural Museum and Arts Center hosts its annual Antique Tractor Pull event. Come out and watch antique tractors from around Texas as they compete to pull the heaviest weight the furthest distance.


Hill Country Gun Show

April 1-2

Hill Country Veterans Center, 411 Meadowview

Find new and used guns, knives, coins, cutting boards, ammo, and other hunting items for sale. All proceeds go to local area veterans.


Piney Woods Express Diesel

April 1-May 26

Texas State Railroad Palestine Depot, 789 Park Road 70

Unplug for a tradition that merges comfort and adventure for the whole family. Relaxed seating, thoughtful décor and responsive attendants add to the ambiance of the scenic journey afforded travelers a century ago. The trip includes food and adult beverage service and historic narration on a rail journey that whisks you back into another century.


Art Car Parade

April 10-16

Various locations

Orange Show Center for Visionary Art hosts the annual Art Car Parade and event week. Founded in the mid-'80s as a small gathering of like-minded individuals making a statement on the road, the now internationally recognized phenomenon showcases personal artistic creativity and provides a forum for a unique type of expression. Festivities include the annual ball, a lineup party along Allen Parkway, Kids' Creative Zone in Sam Houston Park, the 36th annual Art Car Parade, and an awards ceremony.


Outlaw Nationals Car Show

April 14-15


This antique rod show is open to all—if it runs, bring it. Activities include karaoke on Friday night, live entertainment and a live auction on Saturday night, and awards to be given out before the auction. This is Jefferson's most popular and longest-running car show.


Texas Gun and Knife Show

April 15-16

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Vendors sell new and used guns, knives, ammunition, coins, jewelry, camping gear, accessories, and other hunting and outdoors items.


Monster Truck Wars

April 22

Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive

America's wildest monster truck show promises fun and high-energy excitement, with monster trucks as seen on national TV. Ride on a real monster truck and meet the drivers.


Texas Corvette Association Open Car Show

April 22

Hill Country Mile, 100 N. Main St.

Hundreds of colorful Corvettes line the historic Hill Country Mile and Main Plaza, attracting car enthusiasts and guests. Enjoy all that downtown Boerne has to offer while admiring beautiful vehicles.

Fort Stockton

Big Bend Open Road Race

April 23

Fort Stockton Convention Center, 2181 I-10 West

The most challenging open-road race in the country for more than 20 years, the Big Bend Open Road Race is a 118-mile loop from Fort Stockton to Sanderson and back that's open to everyone older than 18. Festivities include a car show, a party at Rooney Park, and a parade through town showcasing all the Vipers, Mustangs, Camaros, and other hot rods primed for the competition.


Nautical Flea Market

May 6-7

Rockport Yacht Club, 722 Navigation Circle

On the first full weekend of May, the Rockport Yacht Club hosts the Natical Flea Market, with market booths featuring nautical-themed treasures including books, nautical art, fishing gear, boats, and décor.


Gun Show

May 6-7

Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall, 1700 Rodeo Drive

Mesquite Rodeo presents this gun show with over 450 tables of guns, knives, ammo, and shooting supplies. The public is invited to buy, sell, or trade.


Train Days

May 15-16

Various locations

Everyone is welcome aboard this two-day event that features four in-town destinations: the Historic Jefferson Train Show, RD Moses Railroad display, a Jefferson Historic Railway excursion, and the "Atalanta" railway car tour.


Southwest Gourd and Fiber Fine Art Show

May 18-July 1

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

Open Tuesday through Saturday, this exhibit showcases gourd and fiber art from all over the country. Meet the artists at the artists reception on May 27.


Texas Mineral and Fossil Show

May 19-21

Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway

Enjoy shopping from world-class mineral, gem, and fossil dealers and exhibitors, who display all varieties of rocks, minerals, fossils, polished stones, gemstone jewelry, and other natural treasures.


Piney Woods Express Steam

May 26-29

Texas State Railroad Palestine Depot, 789 Park Road 70

This four-hour round-trip train adventure departing from Palestine, with an hour layover at the Rusk depot, takes passengers on a journey through the impressive Piney Woods and 135 years of history. Unplug for a tradition that merges comfort and adventure for the whole family. Relaxed seating, thoughtful décor and friendly, responsive attendants add to the ambiance of the scenic journey afforded travelers a century ago.

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