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Entire month of March - EXHIBIT - Flatonia: Parade of Quilts. Downtown store windows display variety of heirloom or decorative quilts. Some shops have more displays inside shops. Time: all day, 7 days a week. Cost: none. Location: North & South Main Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 361-865-3920. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, entire month of March.

(January 1) thru Middle of March 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Athens: Annual Trout Harvest. Come experience the thrill of trout fishing at the beautiful Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, Texas. Location: 5550 FM 2495. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 903-676-2277. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, January 1 - middle of March.

(January 29) thru July 10, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Canyon: "Lace & Linen in a Land of Iron & Dust." Euro-American settlers of the American West enjoyed fine things as much as friends and relatives living in more settled parts of the United States. Exhibit includes household textile and clothing items that improved the quality of life on the Texas Panhandle frontier. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Time: Museum Hours. Cost: Museum General Admission. Location: 2503 4th Ave Canyon TX 79015. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 806-651-2244. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

(February 24-27) & March 2-6, 2005 - FESTIVAL - EL Paso: Siglo De Oro Drama Festival. Annual festival that celebrates the literature and linguistic ties still shared by Spain and the border region of Mexico and the United States. The festival brings the best amateur and professional groups to the Chamizal stage, presenting works of the Spanish masters, both in English and Spanish. Participants come from as far away as Puerto Rico, Spain and Jerusalem. Location: Chamizal National Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial, El Paso. Region: Texas Big Bend Country. Admission is free. Call for exact times. For more information, call 915-532-7273, ext.102. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

March 1-20, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Houston: Annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Big city, big rodeo. World's largest stock show; live country music performances by the genre's biggest stars and top-notch PRCA rodeo action in comfort of the new Reliant stadium. Features seven PRCA and WPRA events: bareback bronc riding, barrel racing, bull riding, calf roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling and team roping. Parade, carnival, and barbecue cook-off, too. Tickets start at $14, and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets and at the Astrodome box office. Free shuttle available. Location: Reliant Park. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information, call (832)-667-1000, or go to http://www.hlsr.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

March 3-6, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Hidalgo: BorderFest 2005. The largest music, culture and heritage celebration in South Texas, now in its 29th year. Attendance at the 2004 event exceeded 50,000, and in 2005 will be dedicated to the Rio Grande Valley, with its great diversity, and vast resources of talent, arts and crafts, food and color, and happy smiling faces. Time: 12 noon - 12 midnight. Cost: $6 and $8. Location: Dodge Arena and grounds SH 336 (10th Street). Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: 50,000 - 200,000. For more information, call 956 843-2734. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

March 4-5, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Kingsville: South Texas Ranching Heritage Festival. The Ranching Heritage Festival celebrates the rich history of ranching in South Texas with a fabulous variety of activities, educational presentations, and entertainment. Join us at TAMUK and JK Northway Coliseum for rides and games, Ranch Craft Artist Demonstrations, Country Western Dance, commercial vendors, petting zoo & 4-H horse show; - Family Ranch Races, Dutch Oven Demo, Mounted Shooting Demo, Chuckwagon Cook-off, Honoree Presentations, Celebrity Team Penning, Mariachi Concert (Jones Auditorium), Working Ranch Horse Sanctioned Competition, Cowboy Poets/ Musicians/ Storytellers. For more information Region: Gulf Coast. For more information visit www.kingsvilletexas.com or contact: John E. Conner Museum, 361-593-2810. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

March 4-6, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Bandera: Spring Break Trail Ride. Sponsored by Texas Trail Riders Association & Hill Country State Natural Area Partners. Registration Friday evening. Rides Saturday and Sunday morning. Cost: non-member $35. Location: Hill Country State Natural Area. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 830-393-7037 or visit www.hcsnap.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, first weekend in March.

March 4-6, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Dallas: Annual North Texas Irish Festival. Join us for the largest Celtic Festival in the Southwest. Top entertainers provide non-stop music and dance on multiple stages, music and dance exhibitions, workshops, craft demonstrations, wandering musicians, the Urchin Street children's area, traditional Irish food and drink, cultural displays, a Celtic artist competition, and much, much more. Time: Friday 5:30pm-11:30pm; Saturday 10:30am-11:30pm; Sunday 11:30am-8:30pm. Admission Cost: General Daily $11, 2-day ticket $17, Seniors & Students $2 discount, handicap and children under 12 are free. Location: Inside the Automobile and Centennial buildings and on the Esplanade, Fair Park, Dallas. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Phone number for more information: 214-821-4174 or visit www.ntif.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in March.

March 5, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Bandera: Best of America By Horseback Trail Ride. Enjoy a trail ride in the Hill Country State Natural Area and be part of the filming of a TV series. Ride includes evening meal, entertainment by Gary Pratt, a Purina sponsored national entertainer. Cost: $50. Location: Hill Country State Natural Area. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 830-796-3045 or visit www.bestofamericaby or www.horseback.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

March 5, 2005 - FAIR - Harlingen: Jackson Street Market Days. An old fashioned open-air street fair with antiques, crafts, sidewalk sales, produce cart, and food vendors. Part of Jackson Street is blocked off for this event. Sponsored by the Harlingen Downtown Merchants Association. Time: 9am - 4pm. Cost: Free. Location: Jackson Street in downtown Harlingen. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (956) 423-4933. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held monthly, 1st Saturday of each month.

March 7-11, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Houston: Space Center Houston Day Camps. Does your child want to become a space cadet? Space Center Houston offers EXCITING Day Camps for children ages 4-14 that are out of this world. Campers will learn in a fun and unique environment where they can explore the wonders of space through hands on activities and one-of-a kind space exhibits. Camp topics include Rockets, Space Suits, Robotics, Planets, Stars, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and much more. Time: 8:30am-3:30pm. Cost: $50 - $65/day. Location: 1601 NASA Parkway Houston, TX 77058. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information, call 281-244-2148. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held every Spring Break, Summer and Holiday Break.

March 9, 2005 - CONCERT - New Braunfels: Comal Country Music Show. A house band and three featured artists provide country music for the listening audience. Snack bar provides delicious sandwiches and desserts. Time: Doors open at 6pm. Cost: $4. Location: 380 S. Seguin. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-629-4547. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: 2nd Wednesday of each month.

March 12, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Athens: 19th Annual Athens YMCA Triathlon. This annual event is considered a Sprint Triathlon, one of the first of the season. This triathlon has been rated as an outstanding for the beginning triathlete and a great warm-up for the experienced competitor. Event consists of a 300m swim (swim pool), 12-mile bike, and 5k run. Event host hotel is the Best Western. Call 1-800-982-3819 to make reservations, and ask for the YMCA Triathlon Rate. Time: 9am. Cost: $40/triathlete; $60/relay. Location: 915 S. Palestine. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 903-264-9622. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in March.

March 12, 2005 - FAIR - Bandera: 3rd Annual Wild Hog Explosion. Event features team competition for all age levels in wild hog catching, pork rib cook-off, hog kissing contest, arts & crafts, carnival, piggy pictures. Also, an All Bike Rally with Hill Country Poker Run. Benefits Bandera County Kronkosky Library. Cost: Adults $5, Children $3, Military free. Location: Mansfield Park. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 830-796-4447. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in March.

March 12, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Brenham: Flower & Garden Show. Delightful outdoor show featurning plants, garden decor and accessories, gardening demonstrations, arts & crafts, farmer's market, festival food, children's activities, live music around the square, pet parade. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: N/A. Location: Downtown around the square. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-836-3339. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, in March.

March 12, 2005 - CONCERT - Burnet: Simple Sounds Concert Series. Concert series in an all acoustic venue. Small intimate setting -- just the musician(s), his instrument(s), and the listeners in a totally natural environment. Concert is held in the former speak-easy area of Longhorn Caverns. Time: 6pm -8:30 pm. Cost: $12 Adult, $11 Senior, $8 Child. Location: 6211 Park Road 4 S. Burnet, TX 78611. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 512-756-4680. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held year round - typically every 2nd & 4th Saturday - Some Friday's and Holidays.

March 12, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Flatonia: Flatonia Market Days. Antiques, produce, arts & crafts, canned goods, household items, toys, jewelry and much more. Local merchants will have sidewalk sales and/or special prices. The E. A. Arnim Museum will be opened. Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Cost: free. Location: 208 E. North Main. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 361-865-3920. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, second Saturday in March, April, September, and October.

March 12, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Georgetown: Market Days. Arts & crafts, antiques & collectibles, and festive foods on the lawn of the historic Williamson County Courthouse. Time: 10-5. Cost: Free. Location: Downtown Square. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 512-868-8675. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held the 2nd Saturday of each month March - December.

March 12-13, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Old Town Spring: Springfest-Wine, Art, and Food Festival - Texas Style. Just 20 miles north of Houston, a Hill Country Event without leaving town. Festival celebrates the Wines and Wineries of Texas, with up to 19 wineries having attended in the past, and 38 wines to taste. The festival is in its 6th year, and set to explode with expansion. Festival organizers are adding a Go Texan Food Vendor area where participants can taste, sample, and purchase food products made in the Great State of Texas. Local restaurants are invited to participate in a Taste of The Town food tasting, with restaurants located within the various wine stations located throughout the town. The Art Show and Sale is expanding and relocating to the center of town, in a festive area down the main street. In addition, a Student Art Show and Sale are being added. Since the event takes place on the streets of the town, the 150 shops, art galleries, museums, and restaurants are also available to festival attendees with a wide variety of products from around the world. Great tastes, great art, and great shopping, all to kick off Spring Break weekend. Time: Saturday 10-7 & Sunday noon - 6. Cost: TBA. Location: Streets of Old Town Spring. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 800-OLD-TOWN. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in March.

March 12-26, 2004 - OTHER EVENT - Austin: Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo. Includes a 22 county livestock show, and much more. Cost: $5 to park, $3 to enter gate, Rodeo tickets serve as a gate pass. Location: Travis County Exposition and Heritage Center, Austin, Texas. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call (512) 919-3000 or visit www.staroftexas.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in March.

March 13, 2005 - CONCERT - New Braunfels: Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist. In the tradition of a New Orleans style gospel brunch, we are serving up awe-inspiring gospel music coupled with a mouth-watering buffet. Tickets can be purchased online at www.gruenehall.com, by calling 830-629-5077 or in person at Gruene Hall. Time: TBA. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-606-1601. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held monthly, 2nd Sunday, starting in February.

March 18-20, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Freeport: 15th Annual Joy Ride Rod Run. This is a two-day Classic Car Show & Rod Run. Fans have a chance to mingle with fellow auto lovers and cruise around the Brazosport Area. Time: TBA. Cost: $3 for Adults. Location: Freeport Municipal Park, 500 N. Brazosport Blvd. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information, call 281-444-8680. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd weekend in March.

March 18-20, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Houston: Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park. The Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park kicks off spring as Houston's premier outdoor fine art event. 300 national fine artists are juried and invited to show and sell their original art at this event. Nestled in prestigious Memorial Park, five miles from Downtown, two miles from the famous Galleria, Bayou City Art Festival is an art lovers delight. While strolling and shopping the festival it is difficult for both patrons and artists to remember they are in the heart of the fourth largest city in the United States. The Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park is consistently ranked in the top 50 Fine Art Festivals in the country by leading art publications. Time: 10am-6pm. Cost: $7 adult /children 12 & under free. Location: Memorial Park South Picnic Loop. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 713 521-0133. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in March.

March 18-20, 25-27, and April 1-3, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Palestine: Texas Dogwood Trails Celebration. Three weekends of fun as spring unfolds the beauty and mystery of the Dogwood tree. Enjoy the arts/crafts booths, BBQ Cookoff, parade, home show, train ride, Chili cook-off, tours through Davey Dogwood park, dinner theater, concerts and more. Time: various events each day at different times. Cost: various costs depending on event, some events are ticketed and some are free. Location: various locations around town. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-800-659-3484. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last two weekends of March & first weekend in April.

March 18 - April 3, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Tyler: 45th Annual Azalea and Spring Flower Trail. Mile after mile of azaleas, dogwood trees and spring flowers that you have to see to believe. The breathtaking beauty of our Azalea and Spring Flower Trail has been praised by visitors as a floral wonderland and a photographer's paradise. We invite you to enjoy the vivid colors and sweet scents that only an East Texas Spring can provide. Time: dawn to dusk. Cost: free. Location: Tyler's Historic Azalea District. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-800-235-5712. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, starting the 3rd weekend in March.

March 19 - May 15, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Columbus: White Bread. A wacky exhibition of ceramics by Dallas artists Angela Gallia and Linda Gossett. Location: 1014 Milam. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-732-8398. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

March 19, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Jasper: Annual Azalea Festival. Annual Event celebrating the colorful burst of springtime azaleas. Held on the beautiful Jasper County Courthouse Square. Enjoy all day entertainment, Arts invitational, Classic Car Show, Poetry Contest, Cake Decorating Contest, Arts & Crafts booths and more. Location: Historic Courthouse Square. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 409-384-2762. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd Saturday in March.

March 19-20, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - New Braunfels: Old Gruene Market Days. 100 vendors feature uniquely crafted items, and packaged Texas foods. Enjoy entertainment, restaurants and over 25 permanent shops. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 25,000. For more information, call 830-832-1721 or visit www.GrueneMarketDays.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held the 3rd Sat & Sun of the month starting in February.

March 25-26, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Kerrville: Easter Fest on the River- Kerrville Chili & BBQ Classic. Cook's party and street dance free to the public on Friday night. Chili and BBQ cook-off, arts & crafts, vendors, food, children's games and rides, Easter egg hunt, live music and more on Saturday. Time: FR 7-11pm, SA 10am-7pm. Location: Flat Rock Lake Country Park 3840 Riverside Drive. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-792-3535. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Easter weekend.

March 25-27, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Kerrville: Easter Hill Country Bike Tour. Supported rides and bike tour throughout the Texas Hill Country. Time: All day. Cost: Contact for registration information/costs. Location: Registration TBA. Rides throughout the Hill Country. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-792-8387. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Easter weekend.

March 26, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Kerrville: Easter Run Classic. An awards ceremony following the race, 1st-3rd places in age categories. Drawing for door prizes for registered walkers and runners. Time: Walk begins at 8am, Run at 9am. Cost: Contact for registration information/costs. Location: Registration location TBA. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-792-8387. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Easter weekend.

March 26-27, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Georgetown: 20th Annual Georgetown Quilt & Stitchery Show. An annual display of quilts and stitchery owned or made by residents of Williamson County. Get your lucky ticket to win the Raffle Quilt or the Stitchery Basket. Shop the vendor booths for wonderful supplies. Enjoy lunch or a snack in the tearoom. Admission: $3/adults 12 and older. Times: Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday Noon-5pm. Location: Georgetown Community Center in San Gabriel Park. Region: Texas Hill Country. For additional information call 512-869-0052 or visit www.georgetownquiltshow.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

March 26-27, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Kerrville: 25th Annual Kerrville Easter Festival and Chili Classic. Saturday events include a walkathon for youth, cook-offs, 5K Easter Run, Armadillo races, Easter egg hunt, Chili Judging, 4x4 bed post derby. Other events include washer pitching tournament and children's activities. Time: Call. Cost: $3 parking donation. Location: On the Guadalupe River at Flat Rock Lake Park, Kerrville, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call (830) 792-3535. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Annual event held Easter weekend.

March 27, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Richmond: Easter Celebration. Join the George Ranch Historical Park for an Easter-egg hunt on the grounds of the Davis Mansion. Time: 9am-5pm. Cost: $9. Location: George Ranch Historical Park; 10215 FM 762; Richmond, TX. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 281-343-0218. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

March 31 - April 3, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Denton: 20th Annual Texas Storytelling Festival. Considered one of the premier storytelling events in the nation and certainly the largest in the Southwest. Top professional storytellers throughout the U.S. will spin tales for all audiences: folktales, stories of cultural heritage (especially the South and West), sports stories, war stories, children's tales - some will warm your heart and others will make you laugh until it hurts. A fun and affordable family outing, not just for kids. Time: Various. Call for information. Cost: Some events are free, others range from $5 to $10. Location: 321 E. McKinney, Denton Civic Center Park. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (940) 387-8336. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in March.

March 31 - April 3, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Galveston: 3rd Annual Featherfest Nature Festival. A 4-day celebration of nature, art and history in the exciting and charming city of Galveston, Texas. Galveston Island has long been recognized as one of the top locations in the United States for birding. With a wide variety of species visible year-round, the Island is considered a central location for novice and expert birders alike. Agenda includes birding, butterfly, dragonfly van led field trips, seminars, workshops, socials, art and music. Time: See website or call for schedule. Cost: Small registration fee for field trips, seminars and workshops, other events are free. Location: Old Galveston Square, 2200 Strand. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 409-737-1990 or visit www.galvestonfeatherfest.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, first weekend in April.

 

 

 

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