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Please note that prices, dates, telephone numbers and hours are subject to change. Please call ahead before making plans. Last updated: April 15, 2005 .

 

 

 

 

September 2, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Bandera: Celebrate Bandera. Held in downtown Bandera to honor Bandera's cowboy and western heritage. Features a dance, longhorn cattle drive, parades, food & entertainment, arts & crafts, reenactments, rodeos, celebrity concert, cowboy church, and Trail Ride to Dodge City. Location: Multiple locations within Bandera, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: 250,000 - 500,000. For more information, call 830-796-4447. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Labor Day Weekend.

September 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, & 30-Oct. 1, 2005 - PLAY OR MUSICAL - Glen Rose: The Promise. A musical drama in Glen Rose, Texas that fuses the timeless story of Jesus Christ with high-quality, state of the art technology bringing to life the birth, ministry, death resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ in majestic splendor. Performances are held each Friday & Saturday night in an outdoor theatre with seating for 3,000. Time: 8:30pm. Cost: Adult $8-$24, Seniors (Ages 62+) $2 off, Students (Ages 13-18 and College students w/school ID) $3 off, Children (Ages 4-12) $4 off. Location: Texas Amphitheater, 5000 Texas Drive, Glen Rose, Texas 76043. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 1-800-687-2661. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Weekends through Oct. 25.

September 2-4, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - South Padre Island: Ruff Rider Regatta. Around the Island catamaran race. Register 5-8pm at Louies Backyard. Race Day start at 'Flats' north of Convention Centre. Location: Louies Backyard. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 956-761-2373 or visit www.ruffrider.net. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Labor Day Weekend.

September 2-4, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Uvalde: Palomino Fest. The festival includes continuous family entertainment featuring a carnival, professional bull ride, Country and Tejano music from various artists including Los Palominos. Time: Fri. 6pm-11pm (carnival), Sat & Sun 12 Noon - 12 Midnight. Cost: $10; Children 10 & under free. Free parking. Location: Uvalde Fairgrounds on Hwy. 90, 75 minutes west of San Antonio at the foothills of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-278-5359 or 830-278-4115, or visit www.palominofest.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Labor Day Weekend.

September 2-18, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Odessa: The Southwest Shakespeare Festival. In September The Globe is alive and kickin'. Fast-growing annual festival featuring plays based on the works of William Shakespeare, performed at The Globe Theatre. The Globe is modeled after Shakespeare's original Globe Theatre in England. Time: Call for performance schedule. Cost: Admission charged. Location: At the Globe Theatre, 2308 Shakespeare Road. Region: Texas Big Bend Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 432-580-3177. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, beginning first week in September.

September 3, 2005 - FAIR - Brady: World Championship Barbeque Goat Cook-Off & Arts & Crafts Fair. There will be the Goat Cook-Off as well as the Arts & Crafts Fair, Food Vendors, and Game Vendors. The event will be followed by a street dance held on the town square featuring Aarron Watson. Time: 9am-6pm. Cost: none. Location: Richards Park on Memory Lane. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information please contact the Brady/McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce at 325-597-3491 or email at dpcofc@hotmail.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Labor Day Weekend.

September 3, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Columbus: 2nd Annual Colorado River 100 Canoe Marathon Race and Adventure Challenge. This challenge down the scenic Colorado River will test your mental and physical strength, while giving you some of the best views the river has to offer. The Colorado River 100 starts in the historic city of Bastrop, and finishes 100 miles down river in the majestic town of Columbus. You deserve a good paddling. Time: 36 hour race. Cost: Varies. Location: Howell Canoe Livery, 528 Jackson, on the Colorado River. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 979-732-8385 or visit www.coloradoriver100.com/home1.htm. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

September 3, 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.

September 3, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - South Padre Island: Labor Day Fireworks. South Padre Island lights up the sky with this annual fireworks display. Time: 9:15pm. Location: Bayside between Marlin & Red Snapper Streets. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 956-761-2373. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Saturday of Labor Day Weekend.

September 3-4, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Bedford: City of Bedford Labor Day Blues Fest. Texas' No. 1 free outdoors blues festival. In addition to great music, there's a children's activity area, air-conditioned arts tent, misting tents and delicious food & drink. Lawn chairs & blankets are permitted; Coolers, pets, tape/video recorders are not. Time: 2pm-11pm each day. Cost: Free general admission. Location: 1613 Hospital Parkway. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 817-952-2222 ext. 513 or visit www.bedfordbluesfest.com. Call 800-900-1755 for special lodging rates. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Saturday & Sunday before Labor Day.

September 8-11, 2005 - FAIR - Columbus: Colorado County Fair. Live music featuring nationally known artists, parades, pageants, livestock, food, art & photography, BBQ, baked goods, carnival rides & games, rodeo and so much more. Time: Varies. Cost: Varies. Location: 602 Walnut. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-732-9266 or visit www.coloradocountyfair.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 2nd weekend in September.

September 8-11, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Grapevine: GrapeFest. Join wine novices and connoisseurs at the largest wine festival in the Southwest. Sample award winning Texas wines at this annual event offering four full days of fun! Visit Grapevine's winery/tasting rooms via complimentary shuttle vans. The international wine area will feature wines from many countries. Listen to live music on stages located throughout historic Main Street. Get "into" the action at the competitive GrapeStomp you and your partner could win the coveted Purple Foot award! Volunteers are needed and welcomed at GrapeFest. Uncork the fun at GrapeFest! Time: Thursday: 11am-10:30pm (free), Friday: 10am-5pm (free), Friday: 6pm-11:30pm, Saturday: 10am-11:30pm, Sunday: 11am-6pm. Admission Cost: General Daily $6, Seniors & Students $3, Daily Admission Family rate $15, Weekend Pass, $10, Souvenir Weekend Pass, $15. Location: Main Street, Downtown Historic Grapevine. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 817-410-3185 or visit www.tourtexas.com/grapevine/grapefest. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Annual event held the second week in September.

September 9-10, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Sweet Home: 5th Annual Sweet Home Music Fest. Come visit us in beautiful Downtown, Sweet Home, Texas. The proceeds support our local school, Volunteer Fire Dept., and other community causes. As the festival continues to grow, we add attractions to accommodate the entire family. The event will start on Friday evening with a free outdoor concert. Then Saturday the fun continues with a barbecue cook off, car, truck, & motorcycle show, arts and crafts, horseshoe tournament, food, games, and an entire day & night of live original music. There will be space available for camping so we invite everyone to join us for the campfire pickin' parties & song swaps all weekend long. Location: FM 531. Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. To inquire about sponsorship, event entry, or further information Contact John Reeves 361-293-5759 or visit www.sweethomemusicfest.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 2nd Weekend in September.

September 9-17, 2005 - FAIR - Odessa: Permian Basin Fair & Exposition. The Permian Basin's largest annual event. Nine fun-filled days feature live entertainment, a livestock show, great food, a petting zoo, a carnival, arts & crafts and much more. Time: Fri 5pm - midnight, Sat 10am - midnight, Sun 10am-10pm, Mon-Thurs 5pm-10pm. Cost: Adults $6, Seniors & Children (12 & under) $4. Location: 42nd St. & Andrews Hwy. Region: Texas Big Bend Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-877-550-3232. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, weekend following Labor Day.

September 10, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Denton: Arts, Antiques & Autos Extravaganza. Juried art booths, Attic Treasure Appraisals, classic car show, special Kid Zone, Chalk Art Fest and festival foods make this event fun for the entire family. Find that special object d'art, have a family heirloom appraised, enjoy strolling entertainment or check out the dream machines lining the historic downtown square. For info: www.dentonmainstreet.org. Time: 10am to 5pm. Cost: FREE. Location: 101 S. Locust, Historic Downtown Square. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 940-349-8529. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 2nd Saturday in September.

September 10, 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.

September 10, 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.

September 10 & 24, 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. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call 830-895-7962. Please mention this listing when inquiring. The Market takes place on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month, April-December, except August.

September 10, 2005 - CONCERT - Midland: Viva West Texas. Main Attractions include a parade, food vendors, performance by the Hispanic Cultural Center of Midland, children's activities, Mariachi Harmonia, and an evening concert. Time: 4pm-12am. Cost: $5. Location: Downtown Midland - Centennial Plaza 107 N. Main. Region: Texas Big Bend Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 432-682-2960. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

September 10-11, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Gruene: Second Annual Texas Metal Arts - A Festival at Gruene. There will be demonstrations and exhibitions of 25 metal artists with work ranging from fine jewelry to blacksmithing, in Gruene Historic District. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: 1601 Hunter Road. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call Zeke & Marty at 903-852-3311 or go to www.texasmetalarts.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

September 10-11, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Houston: Pickin' & Peddlin' Bluegrass Festival at Traders Village. Some of the best Bluegrass bands in Texas converge on Traders Village in NW Houston each September for two days of pickin' and grinnin' beneath the 2.5-acre Blue Expo. Music begins at 10am both days at the Carmax Concert Stage. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free admission, $2 parking. Location: Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge, Houston, TX 77041. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 281-890-5500. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, second weekend in September.

September 10-11, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Houston: Bayou Bend Ranch Rodeo. A Working Ranch Cowboys Association (WRCA) sanctioned event - pitting Texas' finest working ranch hands from a number of the historic ranches from across the state. Each team will be comprised of 4-6 cowboys competing in Ranch Bronc Riding, Wild Cow Milking, Team Penning and Team Branding. Come help us "open the chutes" on Houston's newest, western heritage celebration! Time: Sat: 8am-11pm, Sun: 12pm-6pm. Cost: $14/day or $20 wknd pass; Children 11 & under free. Location: All events held at Houston Farm & Ranch Club in West Houston. One Abercrombie Drive (Hwy 6 near I-10) Houston, TX 77084. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. More information and tickets available at www.hfrc.org, or call 281-463-6650. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 2nd weekend in September.

September 11, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Houston: All-Truck Show at Houston's Traders Village. The All-Truck Show at Houston's Traders Village presents more than 100 classic and custom trucks of all shapes and sizes benefiting The Children's Miracle Network. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free admission, $2 parking. Location: Traders Village - Houston, 7979 North Eldridge, Houston, TX 77041. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 281-890-5500 or visit www.tradersvillage.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

September 11, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Johnson City: Patriot Day. A candlelight ceremony commemorating the tragic events of September 11, 2001, held on the front patio of the national historical park Visitor Center. Remarks from park staff and community leaders and a musical tribute, followed by refreshments. Lest we forget. Time: 8pm. Cost: free. Location: Park Visitor Center, Ladybird Lane and Avenue G. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (830) 868-7128, ext. 244. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually on September 11.

September 11, 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.

September 14, 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.

September 14-17, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Brenham: 137th Washington County Fair. "Oldest County Fair in Texas." Shows, rodeos, music and fun! Nashville entertainment, carnival, crafts, food, livestock and poultry auctions, commercial exhibits and attractions. Cost: Admission fee. Location: Washington County Fairgrounds. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 979-836-4112. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

September 16, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Columbus: Columbus Health Fair, Walk & Duck Race. This annual event includes a two-mile walk, duck race, and free cholesterol, blood pressure, hemocult kits, free literature, etc. Sponsored by Columbus Community Hospital. Time: 7:30am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: Columbus Community Hospital. Columbus is in Central Texas, between Houston and San Antonio, at Hwy 71 & IH-10. 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.

September 16-18, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Anahuac: Texas GATORFEST. A weekend of family fun, food and entertainment awaits one and all at historic Fort Anahuac Park. Texas GATORFEST is truly the most unique festival in the state, combining the alligator and family fun for a good old Texas two-stepping good time. Witness the Great Texas Alligator Roundup, take an airboat ride or a river boat tour, enjoy three stages of entertainment, Texas Artisans, merchants and the scenic waterfront beer garden. Take a whirl on the adult carnival rides and treat the kids to the kiddie rides, pony rides and petting zoo. On Saturday and Sunday, witness the Great Texas Alligator Roundup and visit the Alligator Education Tent to get an up close and personal view of live gators, which outnumber Chambers County citizens by almost 3 to 1. Time: Friday 6pm until 12 midnight. Saturday, 10am until 12 midnight. Sunday 12 noon until 6pm. Cost: $10/Adult - $5/Students 18 & under & Seniors 65 & over - Under 5 Free - Parking Free. Location: Historic Fort Anahuac Park. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call the "Gator Hotline" at 409/267-4190 or visit the official website at www.texasgatorfest.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, weekend following the opening of alligator season in Texas on September 10.

September 16-18, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Abilene: 34th Annual Altrusa Antique Show. Dealers from around the United States exhibit at this show and sale. Time: Fri & Sat 11-6 Sun 12-5. Cost: $2 advance, $4 at the door. Location: 1100 North 6th Street. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. For more information, call 325-676-6211. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

September 16-18, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Brownwood: Brownwood Reunion Celebration. Mayor Massey officially invites you to come celebrate our version of Mayberry, Brownwood, Texas with us. We are excited to be celebrating the Fifth Anniversary Spectacular of the Brownwood Reunion Celebration. Country legends will be featured stage entertainment and the other 20 city blocks will be filled with surprises, attractions, friends, great cooking, crafters, parades, bull rides, Dare Factor competitions, web fan cams, military displays, good times and so much more. Come and be a part of history at the Brownwood Reunion Celebration! Time: Friday: 5pm-12pm, Saturday: 10am-12pm, Sunday: 11am-5pm. Addmission to festival grounds is FREE. Admissions to nightly concerts range from $15-$35. Location: 600 E. Depot Brownwood Texas 76801. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. Average attendance: 200,000-500,000. For more information, call 325-641-1182. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, third Weekend in September.

September 16-18, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Plano: 26th Annual Community Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival. A 3-day event with something for everyone. Over 100 hot air balloons fill the Plano sky while festival attendees are entertained by concerts, the Kids Fun Zone, a Festival Marketplace, and tantalizing food vendors. Plus this year features a Friday night "street dance", and a spectacular Saturday night fireworks. Time: Friday: 4pm, Saturday: 7am-10pm, Sunday: 7am-7pm. Cost: One time entrance ticket $4, Saturday or Sunday All-Day Pass $6, Weekend Pass $15. Children under 36 inches tall are free. Location: Oak Point Park, 2800 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For ticket info & other details, contact Jo Via at 972-867-7566 or visit www.planoballoonfest.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

September 16-24, 2005 - FAIR - Amarillo: Tri-State Fair. Midway, rides, games, food booths, concerts, free shows, animal exhibits, a rodeo and more. Location: Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds 10th and Grand Street. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 806-376-7767. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, third week in September.

September 17, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Flatonia: Fall Market Day & Citywide Garage Sale. Antiques, produce, arts & crafts, canned goods, household item, toys, jewelry and much more. Local merchants will have sidewalk sales and/or special prices. The E. A. Arnim Museum will be opened. Time: 8:30am & 4:30pm. Cost: none. Location: North 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, third Saturday in September.

September 17, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Richmond: Fiestas Patrias. Celebrate two Mexican national holidays! "Diez Y Seis de Septiembre" commemorates Mexico's independence from Spain in 1825, & Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico's freedom from French forces in Mexico in 1862. Music, food & craft booths, watermelon and jalapeno eating contest, a car show, children's activities & the Fiestas Patrias Queen coronation. Time: Noon to 6pm. Cost: Free. Location: Fort Bend Museum 500 Houston Richmond, Texas 77469. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 281-342-6478. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

September 17, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Selma: Selma's 6th Annual Heritage Day. Family fun, local history displays, live entertainment, food, gunslingers, Old West Stagecoach, pony rides, arts & crafts, and an evening dance. Proceeds benefit Selma Stage Stop. John Harrison & William McCulloch ran stage from Austin to San Antonio in the 1850's. Trip took 18 hrs. Stage left Austin at 3am, arrived San Antonio at 9pm, next night. Stops were at Manchac, San Marcos, Bonita, New Braunfels, Selma and San Antonio. Time: 10am-10pm. Cost: Free Admission. Location: City Hall Complex, 9375 Corporate Drive, Selma, Texas. Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 210-651-6266. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

September 17-18, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Houston: Hot Sauce Festival. Featuring award winning hot sauce, salsa, jams, spices, marinades, chips, dips and more fiery food products. Ongoing stage entertainment, free kids activities, cold drinks, a wide variety of food, "amateur salsa competition", contests, prizes, arts & crafts, pepper merchandise, and more. Time: Sat. 11-6, Sun. Noon-5. Cost: $3. Location: Houston Farm and Ranch Club #1 Abercrombie Dr. Houston, TX 7707. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 281-558-3518 or email carolfmhou@houston.rr.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in September.

September 17-18, 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.

September 20-25, 2005 - FAIR - New Braunfels: Comal County Fair. One of Texas' oldest and largest county fairs with exhibits, carnival, rodeo and entertainment. Location: 801 E. Common Street. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-625-1505. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

September 22-24, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Abilene: 4th Annual West Texas Book & Author Festival. Writing & Publish workshops, Cook-book Gala, Cooking demonstration, "Hall of Texas Authors" with more than 100 Texas authors and publishers who display, sell & autograph books. Presentations are held throughout the day. Abilene Public Library & Abilene Civic Center Call for more information. Location: Abilene Public Library 202 Cedar. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. For more information, call 325-676-6025, Ricki Brown. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 4th weekend in September.

September 23-25, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Abilene: 11th Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival. Sponsored by Optimist Unlimited Club of Abilene...featuring nightly balloon glow, arts & crafts, games, food booths, children's contests, & street dance on Saturday night. Hare & Hound Race on Saturday & Sunday mornings. Cost: Free. Location: Red Bud Park 3125 South 32nd Street. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. For more information, call 325-692-2637, Lynda Wilson. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 4th weekend in September.

September 24, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Bandera: Cajun Festival & Great Gumbo Cookoff. Authentic Cajun food & music on several stages, Cajun dance contest, arts & crafts. Sponsored by the Medina Lake Betterment Association at the Lakehills Civic Center. Shuttle parking available. Time: 11:30am - 10pm. Cost: $7 adult, under 10 free. Location: Lakehills Civic Center. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-751-2727 or visit www.cajunfestival-medinalake.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last weekend in September.

September 24, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Hallettsville: Kolache Fest. Join us for a day filled with fun, food and music. Outside entertainment in the Biergarten along with music inside the hall. Days events include: downtown parade, arts & crafts, car show, karaoke contests, kolache eating contests, special family area with plenty of rides and attractions. Time: Gates open at 7am. Cost: Adults, $5; Seniors & Children, $3; 6 and under free. Location: 311 Hwy 77 South. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 361-798-2662. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last weekend in September.

September 24-25, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Georgetown: 4th Annual Fiddlin' Fair. Join us on the Historic Downtown Square in Georgetown for some good, old-fashioned fun for all ages. Bluegrass enthusiasts can hang around the stage to hear some of our region's top bluegrass performers, or join the informal jam sessions and pickin' parties. Historic downtown Georgetown, known for its quaint antique and specialty shops, provides the perfect picturesque backdrop for the Festival. Time: Saturday 10am-11pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: Historic downtown Georgetown, Texas. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-800-436-8696. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

September 24-25, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Spring: Old Town Spring Longhorn Rod Run. Vintage car clubs from all over the country display their restored cars on the tree lined streets. Come and enjoy the fresh air and cooler weather as fall arrives. A great family event with more than 150 unique gift shops, 2 Texas wine tasting rooms, and many great restaurants. A fun weekend for the entire family. Bring a canned goods item for the "Star of Hope" to be donated. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: No admission, $3 per car parking cost only. Location: Streets of Old Town Spring. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-800-OLD-TOWN. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last weekend in September.

September 30 - October 2, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Fredericksburg: Oktoberfest. A colorful, festive celebration of Fredericksburg's German heritage. The event was originated in 1810 by the Germany's Prince Ludwig, and has become an annual tradition around the world. Oktoberfest is a community event of family entertainment featuring three stages with continuous oompah music, arts/crafts, polka and waltz contests, Children's fun area ~ Kinder Park, a German Bier Garten, an Oktoberfest Vineyard area, and delicious food and drink all weekend long. Time: Friday: 6pm-12 Midnight, Saturday: 10am-12 Midnight. Cost: Adults $6 daily, Children 6-12 $1, Under 6 Free. Location: Downtown Market Square 100 West Main. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-997-4810. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

September 30 - October 2, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Gonzales: Come and Take It. The first shot of the Texas Revolution was fired in Gonzales on October 2, 1835. "Come & Take It" was the battle cry. It is celebrated with weekend events a parade, sport contest, carnival, arts & craft food and drinks. At Pioneer Village you can watch the reenactment of the battle. Check out the Old Jail Museum, Memorial Museum and the Come and Take It Battleground. Time: all day. Location: Downtown Gonzales. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-888-672-1095. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st weekend in October.

September 30 - October 23, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Dallas: State Fair of Texas. The 2005 Fair highlights include top country and pop artists, a laser light show, fireworks, a fall gardening exposition, gourmet food prepared by celebrity chefs, the USMC Drum & Bugle Corps, a car show, the Oktoberfest Biergarten, agriculture and livestock exhibitions, and much more. Location: Fair Park, Downtown Dallas. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call (214) 565-9931, E-mail: pr@bigtex.com, or visit www.bigtex.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

 

 

 

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