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Open Weekend at Davis Mountains Preserve

Fort Davis: Aug. 9-11

The Nature Conservancy’s Davis Mountains Preserve opens for hiking, biking, equestrian activities, picnics, photography, birding, and other outdoor pursuits on select days.

Four Square Friday

Uvalde: Aug. 9

Enjoy late-night shopping, food, live music, and art.

Outlaw Rodeo and Sutton County Days

Sonora: Aug. 9-10

Take in a rodeo on Friday and Saturday nights and a dance on Saturday featuring Two Tons of Steel, Jason Boland and the Stragglers, and Fuerzzo. There is also a parade, arts and crafts, food vendors, the Little Mr. and Little Miss Sutton County contest, and the crowning of the new Miss Sutton County.

Old Mill Trade Days

Post: Aug. 9-11

Shop for arts, crafts, furniture, jewelry, clothing, home decor, homemade candy, candles, goat milk soap, antiques, gifts, and more, plus live entertainment and food.

Art Center Market Second Saturday

Rockport: Aug. 10

Member artists exhibit and sell their unique and one-of-a-kind fine art, photography, jewelry, pottery, wood carving, yard art, fiber art, and more. Live music and food truck on site.

Blue Sky Songtellers’ Gathering with Doug Moreland and Friends

Sherman: Aug. 10

This benefit concert features live music by Doug Moreland and Friends.

Bubble Fest

San Marcos: Aug. 10

It’s bubble fun for the whole family. From a ball pit and bubble dance floor to Art Squared Arts Market and the farmers market, there is plenty of entertainment to go around. This is a free event with activities for children of all ages.

Doggie Splash Day

Mesquite: Aug. 10

All dogs and their owners are invited to this annual event at Vanston Pool to cool off, compete for prizes, or just play at the pool. All dogs will be required to show proof of current vaccinations and must be accompanied by a responsible person 16 and older.

Oldham County Roundup and 5K Water Color Run

Vega: Aug. 10

Color yourself happy at the 5K Color Run that takes place the morning of the Oldham County Roundup celebration. The parade and free Barbecue Feed takes place later that morning. The entire weekend is full of festivities and fun for the family with a street dance, the cooking of the Beef and Beans, and softball tournament.

Dogwood Jamboree “The Golden Age Of Country”

Palestine: Aug. 10

This Branson-style music show is filled with family fun, laughter, and great classic country music from some of the best artists anywhere. Listen to some of the golden hits in country music performed live on stage.

Goliad Market Days

Goliad: Aug. 10

This open-air, outdoor market has vendors placed around the beautiful courthouse square. The vendors and variety change each month, but typically there are 100 or more vendors in attendance. Local shops and restaurants are open with unique clothing, arts, and home decor.

Chappell Hill Wine and Lavender Festival

Brenham: Aug. 10

This one-day festival has craft vendors, live music, lavender cuisine, plants for sale, miniature animals, and demonstrations.

The Purpose Market

Dalhart: Aug. 10

An open-air market, with farmers, artisans, chefs, and vendors sharing their passions and purposes, including fresh produce, quality handmade goods, delicious foods and treats, and mission-driven products from around the world.

Sacred Harp Singing Convention

Henderson: Aug. 10-11

The 164th annual event celebrates a historic form of folk-christian music with a cappella singing and four-part harmonies.

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