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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.

Rockport

Rockin’ Rockport Regatta

July 27-28

Rockport Yacht Club, 722 Navigation Circle

The Rockport Yacht Club hosts this annual Texas Sailing Association-sanctioned youth sailing event, where participants must be under 20 to compete. Potentially 90 boats may be entered in this event that brings families to the Rockport area for a summer weekend.

rockportyachtclub.org

Bandera

FatBoyz Cruise-In Car Show

Aug. 2

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 North

Held on the first Friday of the month, this car show features custom autos, rods, classics, muscle cars, trucks, motorcycles, special interest, and vintage vehicles of all kinds.

banderacowboycapital.com

Jefferson

Civil War Symposium

Aug. 3

Jefferson Convention and Visitor Center, 305 E. Austin St.

Calling all history buffs! Enjoy a whole day of presentations, speakers, exhibits, and vendors at this conference that focuses on the part that Jefferson and the surrounding area played in the Civil War.

visitjeffersontexas.com/jefferson-texas-events

Palestine

Piney Woods Express Steam Train

Sept. 6-8

Texas State Railroad Palestine Depot, 789 Park Road 70

Ride behind a steam locomotive of yesteryear on one of Texas State Railroad’s most popular excursions. This ride, powered by No. 30, a 1917 Baldwin Locomotive Works Engine, takes passengers on a journey through the Piney Woods and 135 years of history.

texasstaterailroad.net

Fairfield

Show of Wheels

Sept. 7

Freestone County Courthouse , 118 E. Commerce St.

Celebrate the love of vehicles at this annual show. With over 40 judged classes, you’re sure to find the right fit for your car, truck, or motorcycle. See the Antique Tractor Club’s tractors and enjoy food vendors, live music, raffles, a city-wide garage sale, and the Ladies Poker Stroll.

fairfieldtexaschamber.com

Grapevine

ItalianCarFest

Sept. 7

Historic Nash Farm, 626 Ball St.

ItalianCarFest is a prelude to the 38th annual GrapeFest. This is the largest show of premier Italian automobiles in the Southwest. There are more than 90 modern and classic vehicles, from Fiats and Alfa Romeos to Lamborghinis and Ferraris, Maseratis, Siatas, and Lancias. Admission is free. Guests of all ages are encouraged to attend.

grapevinetexasusa.com/event/italiancarfest/38711

Boerne

Black Rifle Block Party

Sept. 7

Black Rifle Coffee Company, 101 S. Main St.

The coffee company and its neighbors host this old-fashioned block party. Enjoy live music, food and drink, and a car show.

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Nacogdoches

Old Town Rig Down

Sept. 13-14

Downtown Nacogdoches, 200 E. Main St.

Some of the biggest, baddest rigs in the country are on display in downtown Nacogdoches on the beautiful brick streets. This two-day event features food, games, a live auction, and live music.

facebook.com/oldtownrigdown

Palestine

Piney Woods Express Diesel Train

Sept. 13-Oct. 26

Texas State Railroad Palestine Depot, 789 Park Road 70

From the moment one steps aboard a vintage 1920s car, 135 years of history come alive. Relaxed seating, thoughtful décor, and responsive car attendants add to the ambiance of the scenic journey afforded by travelers a century ago.

texasstaterailroad.net

Van

Texas Tea Car Show

Sept. 14

Van Connections Church, 326 W. Main St.

Car enthusiasts can see cars, trucks, rat rods, hot rods, Jeeps, Corvettes, and Mustangs in this car show. There are special awards for vehicles, plus live entertainment and barbecue.

vanareachamber.com

Fredericksburg

Boxstoberfest

Sept. 14

Hangar Hotel, 1455 Airport Road

Boxstoberfest is a low-key weekend filled with fun Porsche events. While geared towards the Boxster, Boxstoberfest welcomes Cayman owners and owners of other Porsche models. The public is welcome to view this large gathering of Porsche vehicles.

visitfredericksburgtx.com/event/boxstoberfest-2024/62457

Rosenberg

Ride to Rosenberg Car Show

Sept. 14

Downtown Rosenberg, 815 Third St.

In historic downtown Rosenberg, see 150 cars dating from the early 1900s to modern times. A DJ plays music all day, and a local band rocks the streets. Food trucks, trophies, door prizes, and local shops are part of the fun.

rosenbergartsalliance.com

Jefferson

Antique Tractor Show

Sept. 14

Downtown , Austin Street

See antique tractors, antique trucks, working and stationary antique engines, displays, a tractor parade, and working exhibits. There’s also a swap meet.

facebook.com/jeffersonantiquetractorshow

Kerrville

Texas Gun and Knife Show

Sept. 14-15

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Vendors sell new and used guns, knives, ammunition, coins, jewelry, camping gear, accessories, outdoors equipment, and other items for collectors and hunters.

texasgunandknifeshows.com

Bandera

Texas Sportbike Summit in the Hills Rally

Sept. 19-22

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 North

This inaugural event welcomes bike enthusiasts to ride the Three Sisters (ranch roads 335, 336, and 337), rated one of the Top 10 rides in the United States. Thousands are expected to gather for this event in the Texas Hill Country, which also includes vendors and music.

bikerralliesoftexas.com

Plano

Balloon Festival

Sept. 19-22

Oak Point Park Special Events Field, 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway

Enjoy hot air balloons displays including launches, static displays, glows, and tether rides. The hot air balloons are only in the park during the scheduled balloon activity dates and times, weather permitting.

visitplano.com

Amarillo

Lone Star Reptile Expos

Sept. 21-22

Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan St.

Vendors exhibit and sell a large selection of snakes, frogs, toads, turtles, lizards, insects, mice, rats, and other kinds of herps from around the world, while also offering supplies, feeders, and valuable information.

visitamarillo.com

Waxahachie

C10s in the Park

Sept. 21

Getzendaner Park, 400 S. Grand Ave.

At this Chevy truck show, see more than 1,000 C10 trucks, live music, and other attractions.

c10sinthepark.com

Huntsville

Antique Show

Sept. 21-22

Walker County Fairgrounds

Browse the offerings of over 65 dealers who sell an array of antiques, furniture, costume jewelry, coins, glassware, vintage boots for women, turquoise, linens, stoneware, sterling of all kinds, kitchen collectibles, books, postcards, and art.

huntsvilleantiqueshow.com

Touch a Truck

Sept. 21

Downtown

Kids have the opportunity to climb on, learn about, and discover their favorite big trucks and vehicles. Drivers are on hand to educate the kids about their vehicles, assist in demonstrations, and pose for photographs.

huntsvillemainstreet.com

Bandera

Rumble on the River

Sept. 27-29

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 North

Biker Rallies of Texas presents the annual Rumble on the River, which includes a poker run, bike show, biker games, a tattoo contest, cowboy rodeo, concerts, venders, food, and free tent camping.

bikerralliesoftexas.com

Palestine

Wine in the Pines Train Ride

Sept. 27

Texas State Railroad Palestine Depot, 789 Park Road 70

This adults-only train ride takes passengers on a four-hour round-trip journey through the Piney Woods of East Texas and includes wines from Red 55 Winery, located in Lindale. Appetizers are paired with each wine. The journey goes to Rusk Railroad Depot, where the train stops and passengers have dinner under the stars.

texasstaterailroad.net

Plano

Fall Train Show

Sept. 28-29

Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway

The North Texas Council of Railroad Clubs organizes two train shows each year in Plano, giving model train enthusiasts young and old the opportunity to see a variety of home layouts, shop from vendors, learn through clinics, and ask expert builder questions.

visitplano.com

Ennis

Stampede of Speed

Oct. 4-13

Texas Motorplex , 7500 US 287

Billing itself as “the fastest 10 days in Texas,” Stampede of Speed is a festival that leads up to the National Hot Rod Association’s Fall Nationals. The schedule kicks off with a traditional cattle drive in downtown Waxahachie and includes concerts and drag racing.

texasmotorplex.com

Rockport

Rockport-Fulton SeaFair

Oct. 4-6

Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor, 1500 E. Laurel St.

Celebrating its 49th years, the event features gumbo, crab races, arts and crafts, a market, food vendors, a boat and outdoor car show, cardboard boat races, and live big-name and local entertainment.

rockport-fulton.org

Bandera

Frogs For Freedom

Oct. 5-7

11th Street Cowboy Bar, 307 11th St.

The SEAL Veterans Foundation sponsors its 14th annual fundraiser. Enjoy scenic motorcycles rides, live music, dancing, a live auction, and barbecue plates.

frogsforfreedom.com

Huntsville

Fair on the Square

Oct. 5

Downtown , University Avenue

For over 50 years on the first Saturday in October, Huntsville has been home to this fair that offers one-of-kind treasures and gift items. Find 400 booths showcasing artwork and crafts, a food court, live music, watering hole, kids corner, and a classic car show.

faironthesquare.com

Gainesville

Safety Tailgating

Oct. 11

Texas Travel Information Center, 4901 I-35 North

The Texas-OU annual game sees lots of travelers for the rivalry match. Stop by the Texas Travel Information Center for the Safety Tailgating event, where TxDOT’s own Traffic Safety Division is on deck to talk about safety while driving before, during, and after the game. There is a rollover convincer to show what happens to unbuckled passengers in a rollover crash, and drunk goggles to demonstrate vision changes while drinking.

Temple

Tri-City Gem and Mineral Show

Oct. 11-12

Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center, 3301 N. Third St.

Interested in rock hounding and working with gems and minerals? This two-day show presents vendors with a variety of gems, minerals, rocks, beads, and jewelry for purchase. There are activities for children, displays of rock collections for viewing, silent auctions of rocks and minerals, grand prize drawings, and rock hounds to provide information about the hobby.

dfarhie.wixsite.com/tcgms

Alpine

Big Bend Octane Fest

Oct. 11-14

The Stable Performance Cars, 511 W. Holland Ave.

Drivers take their high-performance automobiles for a cruise along Big Bend’s scenic highways, while visitors can take in the Show-n-Shine event.

thestablealpine.com

Jefferson

East Texas Burn Run

Oct. 11-13

Auntie Skinners Riverboat Club and Restaurant, 107 W. Austin St.

Enjoy bikes, bands, and beer all weekend long. This event, benefiting burn survivors, centers around Historic Auntie Skinners Riverboat Club and features bike games, a live auction and raffle for a brand-new motorcycle, live bands, and a bike show.

easttexasburnrun.com

Mckinney

Ratrodtober

Oct. 12

Tupps Brewery, 402 E. Louisiana St., Building 2

Rat rods, hot rods, classic cars, muscle cars, and motorcycles come together for an adrenaline-pumping show. Live music has you dancing all day long while you explore the local vendors offering unique finds. There’s also prizes at the silent auction and raffle, and craft beer available for purchase.

ratrodtober.com

Lindale

Crossroads Classic Car Show

Oct. 12

See a classic car show that benefits the Lillie Russell Memorial Library. Trophies for best cars are handed out.

Corsicana

Airshow

Oct. 12

Corsicana Municipal Airport, C. David Campbell Field, 9000 Navarro Road

Experience thrilling air performances and breathtaking stunts from the Coyote Squadron of Corsicana. Fun for the whole family, the show celebrates its silver anniversary this year.

coyotesquadron.org

Kerrville

Hill Country Gun Show

Oct. 12-13

Hill Country Veterans Center, 411 Meadowview

Vendors sell new and used guns, knives, coins, cutting boards, ammunition, and other merchandise for collectors and hunters. Proceeds from the event go to local veterans.

gunshowtrader.com

Austin

Gem Capers

Oct. 18-20

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Hosted by the Austin Gem and Mineral Society, this gem and mineral show offers over 30 vendors selling jewelry, beads, gemstones, minerals, crystals, fossils, and spheres. Exhibits include a touch table of rocks and fossils, fluorescent minerals, and members’ collections.

agms-tx.org

Formula 1 Lenovo United States Grand Prix

Oct. 18-20

Circuit of The Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd

The pinnacle of motorsports is returning to Texas for a three-day celebration of speed and sound. The Formula 1 United States Grand Prix provides an action-packed experience that fuses world-class racing with major championship implications.

circuitoftheamericas.com/event/f1

South Padre Island

Chrome in the Sand Festival

Oct. 18-19

SPI Convention Center, 7355 Padre Blvd.

Witness a display of chrome and horsepower as motorcycles and classic cars converge in a celebration of automotive excellence. Marvel at the gleaming machines, each one a testament to craftmanship and stlye.

sopadre.com/events

Palestine

Fall Harvest Lunch Train

Oct. 19, 26

Texas State Railroad Palestine Depot, 789 Park Road 70

Savor the flavors and sights of East Texas on this four-hour round-trip train ride that features complimentary appetizers and champagne or cider followed by a catered lunch served on the grounds of the Rusk Rail Depot.

texasstaterailroad.net

Boerne

Fall Antique Tractor Pull

Oct. 19

The Agricultural Museum and Arts Center, 102 City Park Road

Watch antique tractors from around Texas compete to pull the heaviest weight the farthest. The wholesome event also has hay rides, live music, food trucks, and craft vendors.

theagricultural.org n

Elgin

Hogeye Festival Weekend

Oct. 24-26

Downtown, 109 Depot Street

Held the fourth Saturday of October, the festival features a packed weekend with handmade arts and crafts, live music, food, a children’s costumed pet parade, car show, cow patty bingo, the annual Hogeye Stroll, and a free street dance with Kenny Orts and No Chance.

elgintexas.gov

Taylor

Main Street Car Show

Oct. 26

Heritage Square Park, 400 N. Main St.

See classic to cutting-edge cars from near and far. Enjoy art exhibits, food, music, raffle prizes, and shopping.

Palestine

Soap Box Derby

Oct. 26

Historic Old Town and Downtown , Main Street District

Dogwood Youth Sports presents a soap box derby for boys and girls. Teams consist of 12 members ages 8 to 13, and cars are custom made. The championship race occurs at the annual Hot Pepper Festival.

dogwoodyouthsports.org

Galveston

Lone Star Motorcycle Rally

Oct. 31-Nov. 3

Various locations

Visit the largest four-day biker rally in the country and see more than 500,000 mortorcyclists gather among hundreds of vendors. The rally includes bike shows, concerts, and celebrity appearances.

visitgalveston.com/events

Jefferson

Diamond Don Dual Sport Adventure Ride

Nov. 2-3

Diamond Don RV Park , 1602 SH 49 Eeast

Ride through the back roads of the Piney Woods in northeast Texas. There are Saturday and Sunday ride options of short and long loops. Some of the dirt roads harken back to stagecoaches and wagon trails with high bluffs on each side.

diamondon.com

Rockport

Lamar Market Days

Nov. 2-3

Lamar Fire Department, 302 Bois D’arc St.

At this fundraiser for the Lamar Fire Department, visitors can expect a community-wide garage sale, scavenger hunt, car show, barbecue, and other festivities.

Bastrop

Heroes and Hot Rods Veterans Day Cruise In and Car Show

Nov. 8-9

Downtown Bastrop, Main Street

Find 400 specialty cars all around downtown Bastrop, many with their hoods up so you can take a closer look.

bastropareacruisers.com

Terrell

British Bash

Nov. 9

Terrell City Hall, 201 E. Nash St.

British Bash celebrates the relationship between Terrell and England, which dates back to World War II. Terrell is proud of the part that it played in the Allied Forces successes during the war and the continued relationship between Terrell and the British government. This event features a vendor village with shopping and arts and crafts vendors, food, a Mini Cooper car show, and a Children’s Entrepreneur Market. There’s also live music and entertainment. Terrell’s own No. 1 British Flying Training School and Museum has a booth to showcase the city’s unique contribution to this period of history, and tours of the museum are available.

discoverterrell.com

Alvin

Novemberfest

Nov. 9

National Oak Park , 118 S. Magnolia St.

The 20th annual Alvin Rotary Car and Bike Novemberfest show includes arts, crafts, antique tractors and farm equipment on display, and the car and bike show. There is entertainment, a raffle, a veteran tribute, food courts, and kids’ games. Proceeds support scholarships and other charitable activities in the area.

alvinrotary.org/novemberfest

Corsicana

Texas Veterans Parade

Nov. 9

See patriotic floats, classic cars, military vehicles, and members of the military at the parade in downtown Corsicana that honors all Texas veterans.

texasveteransparade.com

Kerrville

Kerrville Gun and Knife Show

Nov. 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 other items for hunting, collecting, and outdoor activities.

texasgunandknifeshows.com

Bandera

The Dressed Fleas Market

Nov. 21-22

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

Enjoy shopping at the museum’s annual fall flea market with merchandise ranging from sewing items, holiday décor, and furniture to handbags, knick-knacks, and kitchen ware.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

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