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Weekends thru May 30, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Waxahachie: Scarborough Faire®, the Renaissance Festival. One of the largest and most popular Renaissance Festivals in the nation, complete with entertainment, crafts, food, drink, games, and fun! Join the festivities as hundreds of prominent entertainers perform, over 200 Artisans display and demonstrate their craft, and food and beverage vendors offer a delicious variety of over 60 menu items fit for a King. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For ticket information and directions refer to ScarboroughRenFest.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

(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.

(April 26) thru May 1, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Concan: 6th Annual Nature Quest. Learn about birds, native plants, wildflowers, butterflies, bats, and more, through field trips, workshops, seminars, and evening programs. Located 70 miles west of San Antonio, the area is known for hills carved into canyons by the crystal waters of the Sabinal, Leona, Frio, Dry Frio, and Nueces Rivers. Diverse vegetation, spectacular wildflowers, monumental trees, abundant wildlife, lovely butterflies and birds--including many rare and endangered species--are just a few reasons the River Region is perfect for natural adventures in every season. Time: Daily for six days. Cost: $5 - $25 per course. Location: Field trips, workshops, and seminars take place all over Uvalde County. Headquartered in Concan at House Pasture Cattle Company Restaurant. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 1-800-210-0380, or visit www.thcrr.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in April.

(April 29) thru May 1, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Freer: Freer Rattlesnake Round Up. Join us at the Freer Cactus Corral for the biggest Party in Texas featuring concerts with nationally known country western and tejano artists. Fun for the whole family including carnival, parade, arts/crafts, stage shows, dare devil snake show, fried rattlesnake meat, talent contest & much more. Region: South Texas Plains. Time: Fri 5:30pm-midnight, Sat 10am-1am, Sun 10am-6pm. Cost: $10 adult, $5 under age 12, parking $2. Admission and parking are free on Sunday. For More Information, please call 361-394-6891. Held annually.

(April 29) thru May 1, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Jefferson: 58th Annual Historic Pilgrimage Home Tour and Spring Festival. Each Spring, some of Jefferson's oldest and most beautiful homes open their doors to welcome the warm weather & guests. Four historic homes are on display this year. Region: Texas Piney Woods. For additional information call 1-888-467-3529 or (903) 665-2672. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

(April 29) thru May 1, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Medina: Medina Outdoor Expo. An outdoor expo held in the perfect rural town and park-like setting of Medina, Texas. Provides a diverse natural resource education and travel opportunity. Learn about hunting, fishing, birding, camping and gardening. Dozens of workshops, tours, vendors and special activities. Time: Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Cost: $5 per day, 3-day pass $12. Location: Hwy 16 - Downtown Medina. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 830-589-7224 or visit www.medinatexas.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last weekend in April.

(April 30) thru May 1, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Sonora: Cinco de Mayo Celebration & Sutton County Car Expo. Celebrate Texas with some of the best Tex-Mex food ever. Family fun for everyone. Children play games, Mom shops, and Dad browses through the many cars and motorcycles. Arts & Craft Fair, Children's Rides & Games, Food Booths, Car & Motorcycle Show, Softball Tournament, Parades, Dance under the stars. Come hungry and enjoy. Cost: Free. Location: Sutton County Park & Civic Center, Loop 467, Sonora, Texas 76950. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 325-387-2880. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, first weekend in May.

(April 2) thru May 7, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Quitman: 40th Annual Dogwood Fiesta. Festivities include a Parade, Car, Truck, & Tractor Show, Craft Fairs, 3-on-3 Basketball tournament, a 5K Fun Run/Walk, Pet Fair, two pageants, and an Annual Golf Tournament. The dogwoods featured in the Fiesta can be seen every weekend during the event. Brochures and maps are available at the Chamber's office, 101 E. Goode St., Quitman, TX 75783. Time: varies by weekend. Cost: varies by weekend. Location: varies. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 50,000. For complete schedule of events, including dates & times, visit www.quitman.com. For more information, call 903-763-4411. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in March or April.

(April 13) thru May 6, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Corpus Christi: Buccaneer Days. Pirate Flags will again be hoisted over beautiful Corpus Christi Bay during the celebration of Buccaneer Days. Join in the fun and festivities of the PRCA Rodeo, fireworks on the bay, various water events, our Illuminated Night Parade, Junior Parade, Coronation pageant, senior and ethnic events, athletic tournaments and eleven days of thrilling carnival rides. Times and costs vary. Location: Corpus Christi Marina and Bay front. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information, call 361-882-3242. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, April through early May.

(April 15) thru May 31, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Henderson: East Texas Wildflower Trails. Driving tours showcase the best spots for viewing wildflowers, historic sites, museums, dining, and shopping. Special events are scheduled for each weekend, including an antique tractor show, flea markets, and equine events. Various locations. Region: Piney Woods. For more information, call 866-650-5529. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 1, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Bandera: St. Stanislaus Parish Festival. BBQ, games, entertainment and auction. Time: 11am-5pm. Location: Mansfield Park. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 830-796-7641 or visit www.stanislausfest.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in May.

May 5-8, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Port Neches: Port Neches RiverFest: Tunnel Boat Races. Four days of fun on the River! Come and celebrate the beauty of Southeast Texas from the banks of the Neches River at the waterfront park in Port Neches. Carnival, along with live entertainment by Boogie Kings and Artist Richard Hight of VisualMpact, must see show and lots more--plus—"Thunder on the Neches" Tunnel Boat Races. THRILLS! CHILLS! And SPILLS! Racing at it's finest, produced by SPORT. Fireworks Display, Arts and Crafts Flea Market, Food Vendors, Talent Show for all ages, Best Burger Cook-off, Horseshoe Tournament, Basketball 3 on 3 Tournament, Antique/Classic Car Show. Time: Thurs thru Sunday. Cost: free. Location: end of Merriman and Grigsby Ave. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 409-722-9154 or visit www.sportracingtour.com or www.champboatracing.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 2nd weekend in May.

May 6-7, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Bandera: Ranch Rodeos. Family fun at weekly ranch rodeos, held Fridays at Twin Elm Ranch, and Saturdays at Lightning Ranch. Time: Both begin at 8pm. Cost: $5. Location: Twin Elm Ranch Fridays, Lightning Ranch on Saturdays. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call Lightning Ranch 830-535 4096, Twin Elm Ranch 830-796 3628. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 6-9, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Odessa: Fiesta West Texas. Cinco de Mayo celebration with carnival rides, folk dancing, car show, rodeo, concerts and more. Time: 12 Noon-12 Midnight, Sun. 12 noon-10pm. Cost: Admission Charged. Location: 42nd St. & Andrews Hwy. Region: Texas Big Bend Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 432-580-8112. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually first weekend of May.

May 7, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Bandera: Cowboys On Main Street. Every Saturday, enjoy cowboys on horseback, strolling musicians, storytellers and more on Bandera's Main Street. Sponsored by The Frontier Times Museum's Living History Project. Time: 1pm-4pm. Cost: free. Location: Main Street, Bandera, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call 800-364-3833. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, March-September.

May 7, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Denton: 18th Annual Cinco de Mayo. This Mexican cultural festival starts with a parade at 10am. Activities include live music and dance, piñata-making and other arts and crafts for children, and vendors offering a variety of Mexican cuisine, jewelry and novelties. From 8pm-1am, a dance will be held inside the Civic Center. There, winners of the La Reyna de Cinco de Mayo pageant will be announced. Time: 10am-5pm (Dance 8pm-1am). Location: 321 E. McKinney, Denton Civic Center Park. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (940) 349-8289 or visit www.dentoncinco.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 7, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Ennis: Cinco de Mayo Festival. Come and celebrate our Annual Cinco de Mayo festivities here in the charming Ennis, Texas! Festival will include vendors for Arts and Crafts, Food, Children's Activity Area, along with Low Rider Car/Bike Show, Forklorico Dancers, Live Entertainment, Menudo Cook-Off, Miss Cinco de Mayo Pageant. Everyone welcome! Sponsored by: The Hispanic Community of Ennis, Texas. Time: 11am-8pm. Cost: None. Location: 1405 Lake Bardwell, Ennis, Texas 75119. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 972-875-5847. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 2 weeks before or after Cinco de Mayo (May 5).

May 7, 2005 - CONCERT - Harlingen: Blues on the Hill. The series will feature blues music performed by a headline act and local artist. Lawn chairs and beach towels are welcome. No outside beverages please. Food and Drinks will be available on site. Sponsored by Parks & Recreation Dept. Time: Evening event. Cost: Free. Location: McKelvey Park, 1325 S. 77 SunShine Strip. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call Jeff (956) 427-8870. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3 times from May thru Aug.

May 7, 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.

May 7, 2005 - FAIR - Huntsville: Josey Park Craft Fair. The weekend of The General Sam Houston Folk Festival is going to get bigger and better for Huntsville and our guest. The Josey Park Craft Fair will debut the same weekend as the Folk Festival. The Josey Park Craft Fair will be a perfect compliment to the other outstanding events already scheduled that weekend, Airing of the Quilts, Fireman´s Fun Day and Classic Car Show. Time: 9am-5pm. Cost: $0. Location: 2216 Sam Houston Ave. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 936-294-7505. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, first weekend in May.

May 7-8, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Abilene: 23rd Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Dignitary dinner is Friday. Includes softball tournament, food booths, flea market, children's games, horse rides, train rides, ballet folklorico dancers, outdoor dance and more. Time: 10am-11pm Saturday; Noon - 10:30pm Sunday. Location: St. Vincent Pallotti Catholic Church. Region: Panhandle Plains. For additional information call (325) 676-8975 or visit www.hispanicabilene.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 7-8, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Del Rio: 28th Annual George Paul Memorial Bull Riding Competition. Non-stop action and live entertainment make this event a must-see. The first stand-alone bull riding in the country, it honors George Paul, World Champion Bull Rider 1968. Paul rode 79 bulls consecutively without being thrown, a record, which stands unbroken. Known as the "Academy Awards of Bull Riding", with top ranked bulls, bull riders, and rodeo bullfighters, it's pure excitement from start to finish. Del Rio & Ciudad Acuna attractions add more fun. Time: Sat 7pm, Sun 3pm. Cost: General Admission $17/Reserve Seating Sat $25/Sun $30. Location: Val Verde County Fairgrounds off North Main Street. Region: Texas Big Bend Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-775-9595. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last weekend in April or 1st weekend in May.

May 7-8, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Seabrook: 9th Annual Wooden Keels and Classic Wheels. Enjoy the display of fine classic automobiles and vintage wooden yachts at the Lakewood Yacht Club. An average of 250 classic cars and 70 vintage boats will be on display. Food and beverages will be available. Time: Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm. Cost: $17 in advance, $20 at the gate. Free parking and shuttle bus to yacht club. Location: 2425 NASA Road 1 - Lakewood Yacht Club. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 281-474-2511. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st weekend in May.

May 11, 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.

May 11-15, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Irving: EDS Byron Nelson Championship PGA Golf Tournament. The best golfers in the world come each year to this PGA tour event. Location: Four Seasons Resort and Club, Las Colinas. Region: Texas Prairies & Lakes. For more information, call (214) 742-3896. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in May.

May 13 & 14, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Bandera: Ranch Rodeos. Family fun at weekly ranch rodeos, held Fridays at Twin Elm Ranch, and Saturdays at Lightning Ranch. Time: Both begin at 8pm. Cost: $5. Location: Twin Elm Ranch Fridays, Lightning Ranch on Saturdays. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call Lightning Ranch 830-535 4096, Twin Elm Ranch 830-796 3628. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 13-15, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Baytown: Longneck Festival. Family fun for Young and Old, Lots of Food and Fun, Barbecue Cookoff, Children's exhibits and playground, Educational and entertaining exhibits, Live Entertainment, Free Fish give-a-way at conclusion of festival, Concerts, and more. Time: 6pm-11pm Friday; 10am-10:30pm Saturday; 10am-8pm Sunday. Cost: Admission charged for concert areas, Children's Play areas, and Rock Wall Climbs; Exhibits free. Location: Exhibits at Eddie V. Grey Wetlands Center and Baytown Nature Center, Concerts at N.C. Foote Park. Region: Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 281-420-5811 or log onto website at www.longneckfestival.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in May.

May 14, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Bandera: Riverfest. Held annually along the banks of the Medina River in Bandera City Park. Sponsored by Bandera Business Association. Arts & Crafts, entertainment, fiddler's contest, children's activities, kayak races,(kayak provided), "toob roping", and the ever popular Everything But a Boat River Regatta. Bring your swimsuits and river shoes and enjoy. Cost: yes. Location: Bandera, Texas, City Park on the Medina River. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 1-800-364-3833 or visit www.banderariverfest.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, second week in May.

May 14, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Bandera: Cowboys On Main Street. Every Saturday, enjoy cowboys on horseback, strolling musicians, storytellers and more on Bandera's Main Street. Sponsored by The Frontier Times Museum's Living History Project. Time: 1pm-4pm. Cost: free. Location: Main Street, Bandera, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call 800-364-3833. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 14, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Columbus: Annual "Ride the Rolling Hills" Bike Challenge. Includes century cyclists, tandem cyclists, prize drawings. Begins at beautiful Beason's Park on Hwy 90, winds through the countryside and ends at Beason's Park. Time: Call. Cost: Call. Location: Beason's Park on Hwy 90. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-732-8385. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 14, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Georgetown: Market Days. Arts & crafts, antiques & collectibles, and festive foods on the lawn of the historic Williamson County Courthouse. Time: 10am-5pm. 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.

May 14, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Goliad: Goliad Market Days. Over 170 booths of arts, crafts, food, antiques, collectibles, metalwork, woodwork, jewelry, pottery, soaps, potpourri, clothes, plants and much more to be found in 3 adjacent locations. Time: 9am-4pm. Cost: free. Location: Goliad Downtown Courthouse Square. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 800-848-8674. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held the 2nd Saturday each month, March - December.

May 14 & 28, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Kerrville: Kerr County Market Days. Over 75 vendors featuring fresh produce, crafts including furniture makers, metal smiths and other art. Food vendors are also available offering BBQ sandwiches, turkey legs, German sausage, and other baked goodies. Hours are 9am-4pm. Location: Kerrville, Texas, Kerr County Courthouse Square, 830-895-7962. Region: Texas Hill Country. Please mention this listing when inquiring. The Market takes place on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, April through December, except August.

May 14, 2005 - FESTIVAL - New Braunfels: New Braunfels Wein und Saengerfest. A special Heritage festival blended with old but familiar traditions in our rich German Heritage, music and wine making. Held in charming Historic Downtown New Braunfels near the banks of the Comal River, this festival has something for everyone. Wineries from throughout Texas will showcase their best wines during a wine tasting event. A variety of musical entertainment will perform throughout the day, with an old fashioned street dance Saturday night on the Plaza. An Art Show and Market will feature talented artists and craftsman. Other special events include a Grape Stomp, a GRAPE BAKE cooking contest, wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, an Ethnic Pet Parade, and food & beverage booths. Come experience the charm of New Braunfels for this fun event. Time: 10am-11pm. Cost: Free for Art & Music & related events, $$ for Wine Tasting Event. Location: 100 Main Plaza, New Braunfels, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 830-608-2100, ext. 236 or 252. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, second Saturday in May.

May 14, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Richmond: Farming and Ranching Heritage Festival. Enjoy antique tractors on display, calf roping and horse-training seminars and cattle-working demonstrations. Join us for our first annual celebration of Texas' 20th century agriculture, and a Saturday-night under the Texas stars. (There is a special fee for the evening's activities.). Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: $9 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $5 children (5 to 15). Location: 10215 FM 762. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 281-343-0218. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 14-15, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Brady: Heart of Texas Thunder Drag Boat Races. Sanctioned by the Southern Drag Boat Association and brought to you by the Brady Chamber of Commerce. The Fastest Liquid Quarter Mile in the Hill country. Time: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm. Cost: Sat $8, Sun $12. Location: Brady Lake FM 2028. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 325-597-3491. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held Annually.

May 15, 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.

May 16-22, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Fort Worth: Bank Of America Colonial Golf Tournament. This is one of the oldest and most prestigious PGA Tour events. Since 1946 it's been played at Colonial Country club, home of Ben Hogan, one of golf's greatest players. Location: Colonial Country Club, 3735 Country Club Dr. Region: Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 817-927-4280. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in May.

May 19-21, 2005 - FAIR - Giddings: Lee County Fair. Three-day event including a parade, 3 nights of CPRA rodeo action, arts and crafts and one of the States most recognized barbecue cook-offs. The Lee County Fair is the newest fair in the state of Texas, featuring some of the biggest names in the entertainment business and the state of Texas noodle contest. Location: Hwy 290, 3 miles West of Giddings, toward Austin. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (979) 542-2311. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd weekend in May.

May 20 & 21, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Bandera: Ranch Rodeos. Family fun at weekly ranch rodeos, held Fridays at Twin Elm Ranch, and Saturdays at Lightning Ranch. Time: Both begin at 8:00 pm. Cost: $5. Location: Twin Elm Ranch Fridays, Lightning Ranch on Saturdays. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call Lightning Ranch 830-535 4096, Twin Elm Ranch 830-796 3628. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 20-22, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Castroville: Castroville May Days Festival. This is a festival that celebrates the heritage of Castroville, promotes a positive image, and creates a sense of community spirit, while highlighting the many venues in our beautiful city. The event will begin with a carnival. The main festival will commence with a ribbon-cutting by the Castroville May Days Queen in Houston Square, followed by a 5K Fun Run in Castroville Regional Park. Other activities include a cook-off (Sausage, BBQ and Sweets), Historical dancers, Music, Family activities, Food, Texas Film Festival, Petting Zoo, Open Air Market, Classic car show, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Buffalo Soldiers Encampment, Jolly Trolley, Face Painting, Square dancing in the streets, Swimming, and more. The Castroville Airport Association will be conducting "Young Wings over Castroville", a program in which children ages 7-17 are given free airplane rides, and the Landmark Inn will be sponsoring their annual Pioneer Days from 9am-3pm. Time: 10am-9pm. Cost: $4 per person ages 6 and up. Location: Castroville Regional Park, 816 Alsace St. Castroville, TX 78009 and Houston Square Lorenzo St. Castroville, TX 78009. Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call (830) 931-4070 ext 49, or visit www.castrovillemaydays.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 20-22, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Columbus: 50th Annual Live Oak Festival. Celebrate a timeless Texas tradition. Featuring Robert Sanders' Steamboat Jazz, the acoustical country of The Weary Boys, and the emotive voice of singer/ songwriter Christy Claxton. Set among gently blooming magnolias, centuries old live oaks, and beautifully restored historic buildings, this springtime event features a mosaic of live music, antiques, surrey rides, magical acts, the lovely Magnolia Belles, a local melodrama, dinner theater, street dances and more. Time: Vary. Cost: Free. Location: 425 Spring Street, Courthouse Square, Downtown Columbus. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 979-732-8385. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd weekend in May.

May 20-22, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Grapevine: Main Street Days. Bring the whole family to this festival celebrating Grapevine's agricultural and railroad heritage. Enjoy arts and crafts, street dances, a stew cook-off, and exciting rides on the midway. Four non-stop stages feature entertainment from classic rock to country bands. Enjoy delicious food and drinks. See the settlers' camp, the Heritage Gunfighters, American Indian drum and dancing and more, all on Main Street in Grapevine. Time: Fri. 6pm-11pm, Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 11am-6pm. Cost: $5 adults. Location: Downtown Main Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 817-410-3185. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, third week in May.

May 20-22, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Montgomery: Fire on the Strings Bluegrass Festival. Best Bluegrass Festival in the Southwest, featuring national performers as well as regional and local bands, craft and food vendors. Two National contests- Texas State Flatpicking and Texas State Banjo competition and Jr. Texas Bluegrass Champion contest. Great indoor auditorium seating over 1,000. Beautiful RV park with swimming pool (Reserve at 1-866-496-6370). Time: 12:00 Friday through Sunday at noon. Cost: $35 for weekend. Location: Haven's Landing RV Resort, 19785 Hwy. 105W, Montgomery, TX 77356 (12 miles west of I-45, across from Lake Conroe). Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 281-879-9441 or visit www.bayareabluegrass.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd weekend of May.

May 20-22, 2004 - FESTIVAL -Pasadena: 32nd Annual Pasadena Strawberry Festival. Pasadena Strawberry FestivalEnjoy continuous live entertainment, strawberries, arts & crafts, children's games, carnival rides, enormous variety of foods, beauty pageants, specialty acts, commercial exhibits, barbecue cook off, demonstrations by various craftsmen, the State Mud Volleyball Championship Tournament, the "World's Largest Strawberry Shortcake", and MUCH, MUCH, MORE!! Proceeds from the festival funds scholarships to local students, books for college libraries, and community projects that preserve and promote the study of Texas history. Hours: Friday: 3pm-midnight; Saturday: 10am-midnight; Sunday: 10am-7pm. Prices: General Admission: $8; Senior Citizens (55+): $4, under 5 free. Half Price Friday night for Senior Citizens 55+. Location: Pasadena Fairgrounds -7603 Fairmont Pkwy @ Red Bluff Rd. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information, visit the Pasadena Strawberry Festival Info Page or call 281-991-9500. Held annually, 3rd weekend in May.

May 20-22, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Richardson: Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival. Wildflower! is an award-winning multi-day, multi-stage, eclectic music festival that draws over 50,000 attendees! Festival programming includes two main outdoor performance stages, the Kids/Family Area, strolling entertainers/buskers, interactive displays and exhibits, an artist market, a Singer/Songwriter Contest/Stage, and world and cultural performances inside the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For additional information call (972) 744-4580 or visit www.wildflowerfestival.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, second weekend in May.

May 21, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Bandera: Cowboys On Main Street. Every Saturday, enjoy cowboys on horseback, strolling musicians, storytellers and more on Bandera's Main Street. Sponsored by The Frontier Times Museum's Living History Project. Time: 1pm-4pm. Cost: free. Location: Main Street, Bandera, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call 800-364-3833. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 21, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Canyon Lake: Marketdays. Over 100 vendors to enjoy with Arts, Crafts, Attic Treasures, Great Food and more! Free entertainment, admission and parking. Shop Marketdays then Splash in the river or lake next door! Time: 8am-4pm. Cost: FREE. Location: CRRC Recreation Center below Canyon Dam - 125 Mabel Jones Dr, Canyon Lake, TX 78133. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. Vendor 10x10 outdoor space $25. For more information, call 830-964-3003, www.crrcofcanyonlake.org, or email jbateman@gvtc.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held twice a year in May and Oct.

May 21 - July 16, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Columbus: Shawn Roberts & Friends. Mixed media exhibit featuring hometown boy, Shawn Roberts, who is now living and working in Austin. Also exquisite blown glass by Jeff Ballard. Location: 400 Milam - Courthouse Square. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-732-8385. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 21, 2005 - FAIR - Denton: Denton Air Fair. The Air Fair is open to the public and features fly-ins, an open house. There will be a number of World War II antique aircraft, aerobatic maneuvers, parachute drop, and experimental and vintage aircraft will be on display. Booths and concessions will be available. Time: 8am-5pm. Cost: Fair is free. Small charge for parking. Location: Denton Municipal Airport. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (940) 484-1603. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, third Saturday in May.

May 21, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Fort Worth: Herb Festival. More than 30 vendors present gardening supplies, plants and books. Lectures are also offered. Hours are 10am-4pm. Admission $5; under age 12 free. Location: Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Ft. Worth. Region: Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 817-488-7262. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 21, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Graham: Art Splash on the Square. Art Splash offers a rich blend of fine art and quality artisanship, whimsy and entertainment. Includes a national art competition, Lake Country Art Show, Jr. Rembrandt Art Show, artisans selling their work and demonstrating their craft, food and musical entertainment. Open to the public free of charge. Time: 10-6. Cost: Free. Location: Downtown Square. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-866-549-0401. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd weekend in May.

May 21, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Nocona: Nocona Fun Day. A fun, all-day event featuring antique car show, motorcycle rally, food booths, arts and crafts, kiddy rides. Fun for the whole family. Time: All Day. Cost: Free. Location: Clay Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 940-825-3526. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd weekend in May.

May 21, 2005 - FAIR - Athens: Annual Spring Fair. A festive time at East Texas Arboretum with entertainment including a dog show, art show, lots of arts and craft vendors, food vendors and children's activities. An event you won't want to miss. Time: 10am. Location: East Texas Arboretum, 1601 Patterson Road just off Highway 175W (look for sign). Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 903-675-5630. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, usually mid to late April.

May 21, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Bandera: RiverFest. Bring your swimsuits and river shoes and join in the fun. Kayak Races (kayaks provided); River Rodeo; Fiddlers Contest; Music; Food; Arts & Crafts & the ever popular "Anything That Floats" Regatta. www.banderariverfest.com. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Adults $3; Children under 12 Free; Military Families Free. Location: Bandera City park. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 800-364-3833. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held Annually, 3rd Saturday in may.

May 21, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Gilmer: Cherokee Rose Festival. Includes Run for the roses, antique and classic car show, cow-milking contest, small carnival, pig catching contest, dancers, bandstand, quilt show, baby crawling, hoola-hoop contest, pet show, bubble-gum blowing contest, ice cream crank-off and more. Downtown, around the square. Region: Texas Piney Woods. For additional information phone (903)843-2413 or visit www.gilmerareachamber.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 21, 2005 - FESTIVAL - San Marcos: Texas Natural & Western Swing Festival. Activities include delicious food and Western Swing music Saturday evening at 7:30pm. on the banks of the San Marcos River to Texas-grown, Texas-produced, and Texas-designed items which will be on the Historic Downtown Square Saturday from 10am-5:30pm. Saturday's downtown event will feature a "Texas Grown" farmer's market, Western Swing music, Heritage Crafts and demonstrations, exhibits, a variety of Texas food, and live entertainment. Location: Courthouse Square. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call 888-200-5620. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 21-22, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Columbus: 51st Annual Live Oak Festival and Art Show. Art Show; Melodrama; Craft Booths; Magnolia Belles; Historical Presentations; Dinner Theater; Opry; Food Booths; Street Dance; and Live Music including The Weary Boys, Christy Claxton Duo, Robert Sanders Jazz, Second Hand Rose, Happy Playboys, Johnny Underwood & Benny Okruhlik & the Texas Sound. Time: 5pm Friday to 5pm Sunday. Cost: Free. Location: 425 Spring Street, Courthouse Square in downtown Columbus. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 979-732-8385. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd weekend in May.

May 21 - July 16, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Columbus: Live Oak Art Center. Mixed media exhibit featuring Columbus artist Shawn Roberts, who now lives in Austin. Also, exquisite hand-blown glass by Jeff Ballard. Time: Gallery Hours: Thur & Fri 10-4, Wed & Sat 10-2. Cost: Donations accepted. 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.

May 21-22, 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.

May 22, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Columbus: Greg Lundgren 5K Run. The course starts and finishes at Beason's Park in Columbus. It travels along the Colorado River through beautiful downtown Columbus 3.1 miles. Entry fee includes t-shirt, participant goody bag and refreshments. Trophies awarded to overall male and female finishers. Medals also awarded to top three in each division. Time: Race starts at 8am. Cost: $15-$17. Location: 425 Spring Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-732-8385. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd weekend in May.

May 26 - June 12, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Kerrville: 34th Annual Kerrville Folk Festival. A unique blend of musicians, friends and music lovers enjoying a special time and place in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Camping available. Time: 24 hours, daily. Cost: (rates unavailable at time of posting). Location: Quiet Valley Ranch, Hwy. 16, Kerrville, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call (830) 257-3600. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually beginning the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend and runs 18 days. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 27, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Athens: Annual Texas Fiddlers Contest & Reunion. The Reunion is known nationwide and as far as we know, is the oldest one that has run continuously year after year. The big attraction is the Fiddlers Contest. This is broken down into five divisions- over 65 years, under 65 years, 19-30 years, 18 years of age & under, and a ladies division. There are food vendors and a carnival just off the downtown square. On Thursday night before the Fiddler's Contest on Friday, there is a Jam Session which begins around 7:30 pm. From 8pm-12pm on Friday there is a Street Dance. Time: 9am-12 midnight. Location: Courthouse Square downtown Athens, Texas. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 903-675-1859. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last Friday in May.

May 27, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Bandera: Trail Ride by Hill Country State Natural Area Partners. Enjoy a trail ride in the Hill Country State Natural Area. Sponsored by Hill Country State Natural Area Partners. Cost: yes. 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.net. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, end of May.

May 27 & 28, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Bandera: Ranch Rodeos. Family fun at weekly ranch rodeos, held Fridays at Twin Elm Ranch, and Saturdays at Lightning Ranch. Time: Both begin at 8:00 pm. Cost: $5. Location: Twin Elm Ranch Fridays, Lightning Ranch on Saturdays. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call Lightning Ranch 830-535 4096, Twin Elm Ranch 830-796 3628. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 27-28, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Fredericksburg: Crawfish Festival. Join us for Cajun food, music and fun. All you can eat crawfish dinners, red potatoes, corn, Jambalaya & fried fish plates. Kids area, shopping area. Time: Friday 6pm-12 midnight, Saturday 11am-12 midnight. Cost: Adults $5, under 12 $1. Location: Marktplatz, 100 block, West Main Street. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 830-997-8515 or check out our website - www.tex-fest.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Memorial Day Weekend.

May 27-29, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Bandera: Cowboy Capital Rodeo Association Pro Rodeo. Performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, at Mansfield Park, Bandera, Texas. Cost: yes. Location: Mansfield Park. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 830-796-7207 or visit www.banderarodeo.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, end of May.

May 27-29, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Ennis: 39th Annual National Polka Festival. The festival, celebrating Ennis' Czech Heritage, includes the following activities: a Friday night Pre-Party featuring the King and Queen Dance Contest, 5K race and fun run on Sat., giant parade on Sat., arts/crafts/food booths, children's activity area, 14 live bands, and more. This festival features 4 spacious air-conditioned halls, free parking, free shuttle buses from downtown to all halls. Ennis is located just 25 minutes south of Downtown Dallas on I-45. Don't miss this great family event. Time: Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 12:00-4pm for art/crafts/food in downtown; Hall entertainment- Friday 7-11pm, Sat. 11:30am-12:30am; Sunday 1pm-9pm; 8am (Sat.)-Polka Race-5-K Run; parade: Sat @ 10am. Cost: Free for downtown activities; admission fee- one daily admission includes all four auditoriums (meals not included). Location: Downtown Ennis Historic District and at 4 Czech Fraternal Auditoriums. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call Toll free 1-888-366-4748. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Memorial Day Weekend.

May 27-30, 2005 - FAIR - Kerrville: Official Texas State Arts & Crafts Fair. The Best of the Best - this year's Fair displays the works of 200 of Texas' finest artists and artisans. While browsing, tap your toes to the rhythm of Texas music ranging from bluegrass to classical. Or take in a demonstration of the Badlands Ranger Company. Time: 4-8 Friday, 9-6 Sat/Sun, 9-4 Monday. Cost: $6 per day. Location: 2100 Memorial Blvd - Schreiner University Campus. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-896-5711. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually Memorial Day Weekend.

May 28, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Bandera: Cowboys On Main Street. Every Saturday, enjoy cowboys on horseback, strolling musicians, storytellers and more on Bandera's Main Street. Sponsored by The Frontier Times Museum's Living History Project. Time: 1pm-4pm. Cost: free. Location: Main Street, Bandera, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call 800-364-3833. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 28, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Fredericksburg: Jaycees Crawfish Festival. Crawfish eating & peeling contests, Louisiana-Styled music & food. Crawfish sold by the pound, jambayla, boudin plus red beans and of course some Texas favorites too. Horseshoe and washer pitching, arts and crafts, BBQ cook off, fun children's area with jumping castles, race cars, face painting, games and rides. Time: Friday TBR; Saturday 10am-Midnight. Cost: Saturday Adults $5; Under 12 Free. Location: Downtown - Market Square. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-997-2350. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 4th Saturday in May.

May 28, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Rockport: 9th Annual Rockport Festival of Wines. The Texas Maritime Museum, located adjacent to Rockport Harbor, will showcase Premium and Ultra-premium wines of Texas, California and Australia. Festivities throughout the event will include live entertainment, cooking and wine seminars, gourmet specialties, and wine and beer tasting. Proceeds from the Festival benefit the Texas Maritime Museum. Time: 4pm-10pm. Cost: $15 includes 4 wine tastes and a commemorative wine glass. Location: 1202 Navigation Circle. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 361-729-1271. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually the weekend before Memorial Day.

May 28-29, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Bandera: Arts & Crafts Show. Annual Arts & Crafts show on Courthouse Square, Bandera. Sponsored by Bandera County Artists Association. Time: Sat. 8:30am-6pm, Sun. 10am-2pm. Location: Bandera Courthouse square. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 830-589-2291 or email bevscottage@aol.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last weekend in May.

May 28-30, 2005 - FESTIVAL - San Antonio: Return Of The Chili Queens. A return to that historical and colorful time in Market Square when the Chili Queens set out their tables in the open plazas and served their traditional foods and chili con carne. Sponsored by the El Mercado Merchants Association. Free. Location: Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St. Region: South Texas Plains. For more information, call 210-207-8600. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Memorial Day weekend.

May 29 - August 21, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Canyon: Capturing Western Legends: Russell and Remington's Canadian Frontier. PPHM is the only venue west of the Mississippi River hosting the exhibit focusing on Charlie Russell and Frederic Remington’s work in Western Canada. Showcased are many paintings that are rarely seen and a story line that will delight the casual visitor and the connoisseur. Location: 2503 4th Ave., Canyon. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 806-651-2244. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

 

 

 

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