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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.


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.


Devil's Bowl Speedway Sprint Car Series

Sept. 30; Oct 1, 14, 15

Devil's Bowl Speedway, 1711 Lawson Road

This unique D-shaped track makes sure everyone has a great view of the fast-paced, NASCAR-style action. Guests that purchase a Pit Pass can sit right in the center of the track during the races and can take pictures with the drivers.


Land O’ Pines Norton Owners Association Rallye and Bike Show

Sept 30; Oct 1-2

Diamond Don's Rv Park and Events Center, 1602 SH 49 East

See more than 300 people displaying over 150 of the finest vintage motorcycles anywhere in the country. Participate in field events, display your bike in the show, and ride in the Rolling Concours.


Fall Train Show

Oct. 1-2

Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway

Experience the largest model train show in the North Dallas area. Everyone's welcome—from the novice to the seasoned engineer. The return of the Fall Plano Train Show includes train club layouts, how-to clinics, and vendors. Children 12 and under are free.


Halloween Express Train

Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Historic Jefferson Railway, 400 E. Austin St.

Every Saturday in October, bring the family for these narrated day and night family-friendly train rides. The Halloween Express includes vignettes along the railroad track featuring “The Twisted Woods.” You may see a ghostly spirit or monster emerge from the swamplands of East Texas. While there may be a startle or two, this is not a scary train ride.


Texas Mesquite Arts Festival

Oct. 7-9

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

This is the 28th year for the festival dedicated to the world's largest selection of original mesquite art. The event is a showcase for sculpture, furniture, wood turnings, architectural accents, gift items, ornaments, and other items.


Big Bend Octane Fest

Oct. 7-10

The Stable Performance Cars, 511 W. Holland Ave.

High-performance autos cruise the Big Bend's scenic highways and participate in other events, including a show-n-shine and river road cruise.


Stampede of Speed

Oct. 7-16

Texas Motorplex , 7500 SH 287 West

NHRA Fall Nationals event action is packed with racing, concerts, special events, and other entertainment.


East Texas Burn Run

Oct. 7-11

Downtown Jefferson

Come for bikes, bands, and beer all weekend long. Centering around historic Auntie Skinners Riverboat Club, this event has bike games, a live auction, live music, a bike show, and a raffle for a brand new 2021 motorcycle. Sponsored by the Phoenix Organization of Jefferson and Brothers Keepers Motorcycle Club, the event benefits Percy R. Johnson Burn Foundation and Camp I'm Still Me.


Hill Country Gun Show

Oct. 8-9

Hill Country Veterans Center, 411 Meadowview

The show offers new and used guns, knives, coins, cutting boards, ammunition, and other goods. The Hill Country Veterans Center is a 501(c)(3) organization. All proceeds go to help local veteran projects and assistance.


National Hot Rod Association Fall Nationals

Oct. 13-16

Texas Motorplex, 7500 US 287

Drag racing is the quickest and fastest form of motorsport. Cars exceed speeds of 330 mph, engines roar with 10,000 horsepower, and flames blast out of the tailpipes, propelling drivers as quickly as 0-100 mph in less than half a second. All of that can be seen at Texas Motorplex each fall during Fall Nationals. The Motorplex is an all-concrete, quarter-mile drag racing facility that opened in 1986, becoming the first super-stadium built specifically for drag racing.


Kick-A-Poo Festival Classic Car Show

Oct. 15

Lipan City Park, 200 Caddo St.

Classic car owners show off their stunning vehicles in a car show with 42 awards, including Best of Show, Sponsor's Choice, Under Construction, Special Interest, Late Model, Rat Rod, and Cycle. Admission is free.


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.


Formula 1 Aramco US Grand Prix

Oct. 21-21

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 U.S. Grand Prix provides an action-packed experience that fuses world-class racing with major championship implications. There's no shortage of star power as superstars hit the Super Stage with post-race performances each night.

Gem Capers 2022

Oct. 21-23

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Hosted by 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.


Hill Country Indian Artifact Show

Oct. 22

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive

This show features a wide variety of some of the finest Native American artifacts from Texas and the United States including arrowheads, pottery, and beads.


Black Rifle Block Party

Oct. 29

Black Rifle Coffee Co., 101 S. Main St.

At this family-friendly event, enjoy live music, a car show, and food and beverages from participating businesses.


Main Street Car Show

Oct. 30

Taylor Main Street, 1519 N. Main St.

Historic Main Street hosts classic to cutting-edge cars from near and far. Feast your eyes on approximately 500 cars. Enjoy art exhibits, food, music, and shopping.


Lone Star Motorcycle Rally

Nov. 3-6

Downtown and along Seawall

Visitors have a chance to experience one of the largest biker rallies in the country as the Lone Star Motorcycle Rally makes its way to the island, with bike shows, a tattoo contest, live entertainment, and hundreds of vendors.


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.


Polar Express Train Ride

Nov. 11-Dec. 23

Galveston Railroad Museum, 2602 Santa Fe Place

Passengers are immersed in the sights and sounds of the classic children's novel as they are whisked away to the North Pole to meet Santa.


Texas Gun and Knife Show

Nov. 12-13

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Vendors sell new and used guns, knives, ammunition, coins, jewelry, camping gear, and outdoor accessories.

Open Car Show and Parade

Nov. 12

Kerrville VA Hospital, 3600 Memorial Highway

The open car show and parade includes live entertainment, food, fun, and great comradery; benefits the patients at the Kerrville VA Hospital; and 100% of proceeds benefit VA patients.


The Trains at NorthPark

Nov. 12-Jan. 6

NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway

This favorite holiday tradition for generations of Dallasites includes 1,600 feet of track rolling from coast to coast on a whimsical rail journey across America. The model trains travel from the autumn foliage of New England to San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge with stops along the way to see New York City, Washington, D.C., Dallas, and the desert Southwest including the Grand Canyon and the Garden of the Gods.


The Polar Express

Nov. 18-Dec. 27

Texas State Railroad, Palestine Depot, 789 Park Road 70

The Palestine depot offers a festive holiday setting that features lights, tinsel, garland, and costumed characters sure to excite and inspire every child and adult. The magical story comes to life the minute the train departs the Palestine Depot for the journey to the North Pole.

Wichita Falls

Carriage Rides

Nov. 25-Dec. 24

The Forum, 2120 Speedway Ave.

Take a tour of the Christmas light displays through a beautiful country club neighborhood while riding in a magically decorated carriage.


Christmas Express Train

Nov. 25, 26; Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24

Historic Jefferson Railway, 400 E. Austin St.

Make this a Christmas to remember aboard the Christmas Express Train. The antique narrow-gauge gas locomotive has three departures each day. Passengers enjoy vignettes along the Cypress Bayou River as they hear the story of Christmas. Night vignettes are lighted, but no lights along the tracks.


Holiday Carriage Rides

Nov. 25-Dec. 23

Carnegie Library Building, 502 N. Queen St.

Climb into a beautiful antique carriage and enjoy a ride throughout the Palestine Historic Main Street District aglow with holiday lighting. Rides take place Fridays and Saturdays and can hold two to four adults (larger groups may be accommodated if children are included).


Weihnachts Parade

Dec. 3

Downtown Main Street

This beloved Christmas tradition dates back more than 30 years. Always on the first Saturday of December, the parade is held at night along historic Main Street. Up to 100 floats, bands, and other entries are lit up in the holiday cheer as they make their way from the fire station to the parade's end at River Road. Grab a chair and some blankets and pick your space to take it all in.


Hill Country Gun Show

Dec. 3-4

Hill Country Veterans Center, 411 Meadowview

Find vendors selling new and used guns, knives, coins, cutting boards, ammunition, and other items for hunters and collectors. Proceeds go to local area veterans.


Hill Country Indian Artifact Show

Jan. 14

Pioneer Pavilion at 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, including arrowheads, pottery, beads, and books.


Dallas Area Train Show

Jan. 21-22

Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway

The North Texas Council of Railroad Clubs organizes two train shows each year held in Plano. Come see and learn all about trains with exhibitors, layouts, home displays, clinics for model railroad building, and other programming.


Hill Country Gem and Mineral Show

Jan. 21-22

Pioneer Pavilion at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive

The Fredericksburg Rockhounds hosts this 52nd annual gem and mineral show, where you can find artifacts, exhibits, demonstrations, jewelry, minerals, fossils, and collectors.


The Official Supernatural Convention

Feb. 3-5

Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway

Creation Entertainment's Official Supernatural Convention is a fan convention celebrating the hit TV show "Supernatural." The event features stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins, who participate in onstage panels, photo ops, autograph signings as well as special events throughout the weekend.


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.

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