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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.

Cedar Park

Shinedown in Concert

Oct. 2

H-E-B Center at Cedar Park , 2100 Avenue of the Stars

Multi-platinum modern rock band Shinedown has announced their Planet Zero World Tour with special guests Jelly Roll and John Harvie. Over the last two decades, Shinedown have cemented their status as one of the most vital and forward-thinking powerhouses in modern rock. Their most ambitious and masterfully realized work to date, their seventh studio album "Planet Zero" firmly places the group in the pantheon of artists capable of moving the culture forward on the strength of their singular vision, uncompromising honesty, and fierce commitment to constant evolution.

hebcenter.com/events/detail/shinedown

Grand Prairie

Carlos Vives in Concert

Oct. 2

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Carlos Vives is a multiple Grammy- and Latin Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and actor from Colombia.

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=403782

Bandera

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.

medinavfd.com

New Braunfels

Rods at Riley's

Oct. 2

Riley's Tavern, 8894 FM 1102

At the first tavern to open in Texas after Prohibition, see a vintage car show full of classic cars, bikes, and trucks. There's live music in the evening, and food service is available.

rileystavern.com

Mesquite

World Championship Miniature Bullriding World Finals

Oct 3-8

Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Drive

Watch young bullriders, ages 4-18, from across the world compete for a grand prize and exclusive title of World Champion Mini Bull Rider.

visitmesquitetx.com

Dripping Springs

Hays County Master Gardeners Fall Plant and Tree Sale

Oct. 3-12

Kyle Public Library and Founders Park, Founders Park Road

It's been a brutally hot and dry summer, but the fall planting season arrives to revive our gardens and souls. Fall is the best time to plant perennials and trees to allow them to establish their root systems for the spring growing season. Texas superstar, Texas native and adapted perennials, grasses, shrubs, trees, and succulents are for sale.

hayscountymastergardeners.org

Tyler

Daymond John Lecture

Oct. 4

UT Tyler Cowan Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120

Daymond John's entrepreneurial journey has spanned more than 25 years. Having gleaned insights from both the successes and failures of his varied career, John has developed this comprehensive lecture which empowers audiences to learn from his experiences and to make changes in all aspects of their lives, not just in business. He believes the keys to success require establishing the right mindset and following a very specific set of principles, which he has distilled into five key S.H.A.R.K. points.

cowancenter.org

Seguin

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.

gcfair.org

Port Aransas

Harvest Moon Regatta

Oct. 6-8

Port Aransas Marina, 301 JC Barr Blvd.

The Harvest Moon Regatta is a sailing race that has been hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club every year since 1987. The offshore race begins in Galveston and ends with a party in Port Aransas. Whether you are new to offshore sailing, a seasoned cruiser, or a serious racer, Harvest Moon has something for you.

harvestmoonregatta.com/home

Waco

Heart O' Texas Fair and Rodeo

Oct. 6-16

Extraco Events Center , 4601 Bosque Blvd.

See everything from professional bull riders to mutton bustin' buckaroos. Enjoy live music nightly, calf scrambles, and livestock shows. Heart O' Texas has been held for more than 65 years, with attendance swelling each year. In 2018, more than 193,000 people attended.

hotfair.com

Corsicana

Lonestar in Concert

Oct. 6

The Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave.

Academy of Country Music award-winning band Lonestar performs at The Palace Theatre. Lonestar has charted more than 20 singles on the Hot Country Songs chart, including nine that reached No. 1: "No News," "Come Cryin' to Me," "Amazed," "Smile," "What About Now," "Tell Her," "I'm Already There," "My Front Porch Looking In," and "Mr. Mom."

corsicanapalace.com

Grand Prairie

FlowaPalooza

Oct. 6-9

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark, 2970 Epic Place

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark is hosting the Flow Tour National Championship. Not only is this annual competition held at Epic Waters, but the waterpark is taking the event to a whole new level by turning it into a festival. The Flow Tour National Championship gives FlowRider competitors the chance to show off their skills in front of an eager, energized crowd, and the chance to win the $10,000 grand prize. The festival has live music, carnival games, immersive activities, tasty cuisine, delicious beverages, and door prizes.

epicwatersgp.com

Brownwood

Bob Stuth-Wade Exhibit

Oct. 6-30

Brownwood Art Center, 215 Fisk Ave.

The Brownwood Art Center showcases work from Dublin, Texas artist Bob Stuth-Wade. Stuth-Wade is an American postwar and contemporary artist. He has been a multiple Best in Show recipient at the Brownwood Stars of Texas art exhibition.

brownwoodart.org

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.

gruenemusicandwinefest.org

Kerrville

"Laugh Therapy: a Comedy Zone Experience"

Oct. 6

Arcadia Live Theater, 717 Water St.

This is the last show in a six-month comedy series on the first Thursday of every month at the Arcadia Live Theater. John Wessling and Patrick Eady bring the laughs to this installment.

thearcadialive.org

South Padre Island

Sandcastle Days

Oct. 6-9

Clayton's Beach Bar, 6900 Padre Blvd.

The 34th annual Sandcastle Days brings art to the beaches of South Padre Island. Started by master sand sculptors and South Padre Island residents Walter McDonald (aka Amazin' Walter) and Lucinda Wierenga (aka Sandy Feet), Sandcastle Days serves as a way to not only demonstrate the magical sculpting qualities of South Padre Island sand but also the critical importance of protecting our beautiful coastline. Over the years, this family-friendly event has grown from a local celebration to a qualifying event for the World Championships of Sand Sculpting, where fans come to watch the sand come alive. Admission to this years event is free and features live music, art booths, and great food.

sandcastledays.com

Salado

Christmas in October

Oct. 7-8

Civic Center, 601 N. Main St.

The Salado Ladies Community League is hosting a Jingle Walk for Christmas in October. A passport allows you to shop many of the stores along Salado's "Magic Mile" for both days. Receive a gift at each participating store you visit.

facebook.com/saladoladiescommunityleague

Del Rio

First Friday Art Walk

Oct. 7

Kress Building, 1915 Veterans Blvd.

Del Rio presents a monthly art walk that invites visitors to explore the art galleries and city's art district. The event also offers food trucks, vendors, and music.

drchamber.com

Temple

First Friday: Oktoberfest

Oct. 7

Downtown Temple, Main Street

On the first Friday of every month, historic downtown Temple transforms into a giant party. Join along for live music and performances, great drinks, delicious food, and after-hours shopping.

downtowntemple.com

Corpus Christi

Moonlight in the Gardens

Oct. 7

South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 8545 S. Staples St.

Spend a casual, relaxing evening with cocktails, food stations, and music as you stroll through floral exhibits under moonlight. The evening benefits South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center's educational programming.

stxbot.org

Granbury

Oktoberfest

Oct. 7-9

Granbury Square, 201 E. Pearl St.

Ketzler's Schnitzelhaus and Biergarten brings this traditional German festival right to the heart of Granbury, Texas. Head to the historic Granbury square to experience German fare, music, vendors, and drinks, of course. This festival grows year after year.

visitgranbury.com/events/annual-events/oktoberfest

Dallas

Barbershop Harmony Society Southwestern District Fall Convention

Oct. 7-8

DFW Hyatt Regency Hotel, DFW Airport Terminal C, 2334 N. International Pkwy.

Choruses and quartets from New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana come together for fun, fellowship, and friendly competition in the a cappella barbershop style.

swd.org

Austin

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Oct. 7-9, 14-16

Zilker Park , 2207 Lou Neff Road

One of the country's largest celebrations of music, this six-day festival brings the magic of the famed public TV series "Austin City Limits" outside the studio and into Austin's most beloved park with more than 140 musical acts on eight stages over two weekends. Headliners this year include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink, the Chicks, SZA, Kacey Musgraves, and Lil Nas X.

aclfestival.com

Lubbock

"Little Women, The Musical"

Oct. 7-9

McDonald Moody Auditorium, 5601 19th St.

Based on the beloved American novel by Louisa May Alcott, this musical follows the story of Jo March and her sisters and family. Set during the Civil War, the performance has beautiful music and a message about family that's suitable for all ages.

visitlubbock.org/event/lcu-theatre-presents-little-women-the-musical

Alpine

Big Bend Bluegrass Festival

Oct. 7-8

Alpine Civic Center, 801 W. Holland Ave.

Alpine’s mild weather makes it an attractive year-round destination, and the town is certified with an official Music Friendly Communities designation from the Texas Music Office. The inaugural Bluegrass Festival line-up includes the Kody Norris Show, the Edgar Loudermilk, the Old Rugged Choir, Second Time Around, Bluegrass Express, and Calamity Creek. Enjoy jamming, concessions, workshops, and drawings.

bigbendbluegrass.com

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

Oct. 7

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m. so visitors have time to explore the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy local refreshments. Just look for the galleries flying the Art Walk flag.

visitfredericksburgtx.com

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.

texasmesquiteartfestivals.com

Alpine

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.

thestablealpine.com

Waxahachie

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.

texasmotorplex.com

Rockport-fulton

Seafair

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.

rocktportseafair.com

Mesquite

Mesquite Meander

Oct. 7-8

Mesquite Cemetery, 400 Holly Park Drive

Step into the past by experiencing a living history tour of the Mesquite Cemetery. Actors portray Mesquite's early citizens, giving guests a theatrical encounter through first-person storytelling.

visitmesquitetx.com

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.

gruenemusicandwinefest.org

Wichita Falls

"Wait Until Dark"

Oct. 7-8, 13-15, 20-22

Backdoor Theatre , 501 Indiana Ave.

In this suspensful thriller, Susan Hendrix, a blind woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller’s chilling conclusion.  

backdoortheatre.org

Ingram

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

Oct. 7-9, 14-16, 21-23

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

In the dark, there’s something shadowy and intent on taking Ichabod’s life—the Headless Horseman. Poor Ichabod must outrun the galloping phantom. Does he? No one knows for sure because the schoolmaster is never seen again.

hcaf.com

Palestine

"The Play That Goes Wrong"

Oct. 7-9, 14-16

The Historic Texas Theatre , 213 W. Crawford St.

This play by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields of Mischief Theatre Companym was a global phenomenon when it debuted in 2012, leaving audiences aching with laughter.

thetexastheater.com

Jefferson

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.

easttexasburnrun.com

Cuero

Turkeyfest

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.”

turkeyfest.org

Round Rock

Chalk Walk Arts Festival

Oct. 7-8

Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd.

As one of the area's largest and most prestigious festivals that draws over 60,000 people annually, the Chalk Walk Arts Festival features hundreds of artists, vendors, sponsors, local and regional musicians, theatrical performances, food and drinks, and a children's area with performances. Vendors showcase a variety of fine arts and crafts and provide visitors with the opportunity to meet and talk with the artists who created the work. The focal point of the festival is chalk mural artists creating street paintings, plus daily live entertainment with Friday and Saturday concerts.

chalkwalk.org

Grapevine

Day Out with Thomas

Oct. 7-9, 14-16

Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St.

Meet Thomas the Tank Engine (life-sized, complete with his signature whistle and smile) and take a train ride in his coaches. Take selfies with Thomas and friends inflatables, enjoy live entertainment and activities like the Play Pod, animal shows, magic shows, lawn games, and a huge model train layout. Visit the Thomas souvenir shop for merchandise exclusive to Day Out with Thomas events and meet Sir Topham Hatt, the controller of the railway. This event is family-friendly and best suited for children ages 2 to 6. Set in historic downtown Grapevine, Day Out with Thomas is a favorite among parents, grandp