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Sept. 19-22

One of the most authentic Oktoberfest experiences outside of Munich, Addison Oktoberfest celebrates ...

Addison After Dark's Let's Do the Time Warp!

Oct. 19

Rocky Horror Picture Show fans wait all year for this cult classic film event. Addison's first outdo...

Wellness Expo

Oct. 19-20

Visit over 100 exhibit booths, experience 24 talks and demonstrations, get an intuitive reading, enj...

Addison After Dark's Harvest Hootenanny

Nov. 16

Join in for a night of family fun and hootenanny. Get your face painted, play outdoor games, visit t...

Vitruvian Lights: A Magical Night of Lights

Nov. 29-Jan. 1

The most dazzling and spectacular time of the year is here. Vitruvian Park transforms into a magical...

Vitruvian Lights

Nov. 29-Jan. 1

Vitruvian Park transforms into a magical holiday wonderland during Vitruvian Lights. Special perform...


Montoplis: "The Legend of Big Bend"

Sept. 22

Montopolis turns Texas tales into song with a free musical and visual experience....

The Peterson Brothers in Concert

Sept. 27

This free concert offers a modern take on old-school blues, soul, and funk. ...

Six Flags Over Texas Fright Fest

Sept. 28-Nov. 3

Thrills by day and fright by night are back. Enjoy activities for the entire family throughout the d...

Eleven Hundred Springs in Concert

Sept. 28

Enjoy a free evening of homegrown, foot-stompin' Texas music....

UTA Jazz Night

Sept. 29

Seasoned artists and students combine to create jazz best enjoyed while relaxing on the lawn....

38 Special in Concert

Oct. 5

This Southern classic rock powerhouse rocks the Levitt stage to support free music....

Jason Aldean in Concert

Oct. 11

Country music icon Jason Aldean is the final country concert at Globe Life Park. As part of his Ride...

Billy Joel in Concert

Oct. 12

American music legend Billy Joel plays the final concert at Globe Life Park. The rock 'n' roll icon ...

Texas Christkindl Market

Nov. 29-Dec. 22

Enjoy a German-inspired, open-air holiday market. This family-friendly market is open to the public ...


Peanut Festival

Oct. 5

This festival dates to 1986 when residents began celebrating the harvest of the local cash crop. Tod...


Heroes and Hot Rods Veterans Day Cruise In and Car Show

Nov. 8-9

Everyone loves great car shows and our American heroes. This family event combines both. Come on dow...


Craft Fair

Oct. 19-20

Shop for gifts, jewelry, holiday decor, quilts, afghans, baby and children's attire, floral designs,...


Austin County Fair

Oct. 4-13

This year's fair brings country acts to Bellville for four nights of concerts. In addition, the PRCA...


Farming Heritage Day

Sept. 21

Learn farming activities such as how cotton is ginned, spin wool, make corn husk dolls, churn butter...

Festival of Flight

Oct. 26

See aircrafts on display and enjoy helicopter rides and an airshow with stunning aerobatics. There i...

Archeology Day Open House

Oct. 26

Enjoy free tours of the Rayburn family home every thirty minutes with outside activities for childre...

Willow Wild Cemetery Tour

Oct. 26

Enjoy this free tour of the burial locations of influential citizens of Bonham and Fannin counties. ...


Fantasy of Lights Christmas Festival and Parade

De. 7

Enjoy breakfast with Santa, crafts, shopping, live music, and the traditional lighted parade and awa...


Washington County Fair

Sept. 13-21

Celebrate the 151st county fair—the oldest in Texas—with Nashville entertainment, a carnival, cr...

Wine and Sausage Trail

Oct. 5-13

The Texas Department of Agriculture has designated October as Texas Wine Month, so celebrate Texas w...

Texas Arts and Music Festival

Oct. 18-20

The fourth annual Texas Arts and Music Festival is full of live music, art, food, and drinks. Admiss...

The Butcher's Ball

Oct. 20

With a focus on sustainable ranching practices, The Butcher's Ball brings together Texas's top chefs...

Christmas At the Mansion

Nov. 2-3

The Giddings Stone Mansion is decorated by Jennifer Hermann and the Hermann Furniture team. Each roo...

Nature's Blessings Quilt Show

Feb. 21-22

See area quilters using their talents to benefit the community. There is a boutique, country store, ...


Boonville Days Festival

Oct. 5

This free festival features the Buffalo Stampede Half Marathon and 5K, a chuckwagon cookoff, demonst...

Buffalo Stampede Half Marathon and 5K

Oct. 5

Runners of all ages are welcome to run and walk on these USATF-certified courses. All runners earn a...

Waggles and Wine

Oct. 19

Treat a furry friend to a day out at Messina Hof. A Vintage House chef serves up homemade puppy trea...

Messina Hof Cooking Party: Personal Favorites

Oct. 20

This event features personal favorites from Chef Chris Shepley. Messina Hof wine is featured in each...

Brazos Valley Worldfest

Nov. 9

This is a community-wide international festival promoting and celebrating the international diversit...

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