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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 7, 2005 .

 

 

 

 

November 3-6, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Abilene: Christmas Carousel. This sale of holiday gifts, sponsored by the Jr. League of Abilene, benefits community projects and numerous charitable causes. Thursday, Preview Sale (advance tickets only). Time: Fri & Sat 10-6 Sunday 12-5. Cost: $5 Adults, $3 Sr. Citizens. Location: Abilene Civic Center 1100 North 6th Street. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. For more information, call 325-676-6211, Civic Center. Booth Rental: 325-677-1879, Jr. League. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

November 3-6, 2005 - FESTIVAL - San Antonio: New World Wine & Food Festival. The San Antonio New World Wine & Food Festival promotes San Antonio as a premier wine and food destination and a culinary and cultural gateway to Mexico and Latin America. The foods and wines showcase New World regions including Texas, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean and also emphasize the region's roots in Old World cultures and countries. Location: Various locations throughout San Antonio. Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 210-930-3232. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st weekend in November.

November 4, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Bandera: 42nd Annual Hunters Bar-B-Que & Outdoor Expo. Exhibits, entertainment, Texas sized auction. Sponsored by the Chamber Of Commerce. Time: Doors open 3 pm, serving begins 5 pm, auction begins 7 pm. Location: Bandera, TX, Mansfield Park. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-796-3045 or visit www.banderahuntersbbq.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, opening of hunting season.

November 4-5, 2005 - PLAY OR MUSICAL - Columbus: Live Oaks, Dead Folks. Take a stroll through Odd Fellows Cemetery and meet the ghosts of Columbus' past. As told by local re-enactors, these strange, heroic, and sometimes tragic tales will have you wiping away tears of both joy and sorrow. A fun and unique way to learn about Texas history, while celebrating those who lived through it. Hosted by the Nesbitt Memorial Library in association with area volunteers. Time: Varies. Location: Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery. 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 in the Fall.

November 4-6, 2005 - FESTIVAL - George West: 17th Annual George West Storyfest. Join us for this annual family-oriented festival featuring a Chuckwagon Dinner, storytelling, cowboy poets, music, craft demonstrations, historic re-enactments, tropical rainforest exhibit, arts & crafts, children's activity area, food, street dance and much, much more. Free Admission. Time: 10am-1am. Location: Live Oak County Courthouse Square, downtown George West. Region: South Texas Plains. For more info call 888-600-3121 or visit our website: www.georgeweststoryfest.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in November.

November 4-13, 2005 - FESTIVAL - New Braunfels: 45th Annual Wurstfest. This annual "Salute" to sausage is a family funfest in the Texas-German tradition, Texas' answer to Munich's Oktoberfest. Over 40 groups provide the finest in Alpine and Bavarian style entertainment, while local vendors provide the sausage and other delightful foods. Local and area tours available. This is fun for the entire family. Time: Opens 5pm Weekdays, 11am Saturdays & Sundays. Cost: $8 at the Gate, $6 in advance, Children 12 and under free. Location: Wurstfest Grounds in Landa Park in New Braunfels. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000-200,000. For more information, call 1-800-221-4369. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, always begins on the Friday before the first Monday in November.

November 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.

November 5, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Houston: Fall Motorfest at Traders Village. Hundreds of vintage and classic vehicles on display at Houston's Traders Village. Giant Swap Meet, too. Presented by the Vintage Chevrolet Club of American - San Jacinto Region. Time: 9am-4pm. 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, first Saturday in November.

November 6-9, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Amarillo: World Championship Ranch Rodeo. See real cowboys from the U.S. and Canada, who actually earn their day-to-day living on a ranch, compete for the title of World Champion in events like wild cow milking, bronc riding, team penning and more. Time: 7pm. Location: Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum 3rd and Buchanan. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 806-374-9722. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually early November.

November 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.

November 10-13, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Harlingen: 12th Annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival. Featuring guided field trips to top birding locations, seminars, workshop, and evening lectures. Birders' Bazaar, with over 60 vendors, is free and open to the public Thursday-Sunday, plus free Children's Program with hands-on activities on Saturday and Sunday. Advance registration and payment is required for field trips and workshops. Time: Starting at 5am (Various times). Cost: Different fees for birding events. Location: Harlingen Municipal Auditorium & Casa de Amistad-1209 Fair Park Blvd. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information, contact the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-531-7346 or visit www.rgvbirdfest.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 2nd weekend (Thursday-Sunday) in November.

November 11-13, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Abilene: Christmas in November. Arts, crafts and gifts. Cost: Free. Location: Abilene Civic Center 1100 North 6th Street. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. For more information, call 325-676-6211, Civic Center. Booth Rental: 325-673-1142, Bette Pitcock. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

November 11-13, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Seabrook: Sailebrate Seabrook Now. A unique event to promote the numerous attractions and shopping opportunities in our community. Visitors to Seabrook will enjoy wonderful place to shop, eating in restaurants -- from casual to waterfront, staying in the hotels or bed & breakfast inns, kayaking in the small lakes, or boating in the Gulf. Deck the Halls, holiday Sales, Back Bay Market, Music Sounds of Seabrook, Pelican Path Passbook, Realtors Open House tours. Cost: none. Location: City of Seabrook, Texas 77586. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information, call 281-474-9922. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

November 11-13, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Seguin: Pecan Fest. A nutty fun time is on tap for Seguin Pecan Fest. Bike Tour, Hot Air Balloons, AVA Volksmarch, Chili Cook-off, Bake Show & Sale, Silent Auction, Pecan Products including in-shell pecans, Crafts & Gift Items. Free entertainment each day. Time: 9am-6pm Sat., 10am-3pm Sun. Cost: Free Admission. Location: Seguin and Guadalupe County Fairgrounds, State Highway 123 Business. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 800-580-7322. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 2nd weekend in November.

November 12, 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.

November 12, 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.

November 12, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Henderson: Heritage Syrup Festival. Experience mule driven sugar cane crushing in the fall. Watch the syrup team cook the juices into a brown sugar syrup on the Depot Museum grounds. Enjoy over 30 folk artists, food, antique tractors and entertainment. Take the many hayride shuttles to the Historic National Register Historic downtown location. Shop the 130 plus arts & crafts vendors also enjoy the children's section. Entertainment includes: Bluegrass and County Western music, cloggers, square dancers and the antique car exhibit. Time: 9am-5pm. Location: 100 East Main Street. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 866.650.5529. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, second Saturday in November.

November 12 & 26, 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.

November 12, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Old Town Spring: Home for the Holidays. Shop in a turn-of-the-century town with over 150 shops decorated for the season. A fairyland amosphere with entertainment on weekends and fantastic shopping for the fall and Christmas seasons. Cost: Parking $3. Location: 123-F Midway. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: 50,000-200,000. For more information, call 800-OLD TOWN. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, second weekend in November thru Christmas.

November 12, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Sonora: 39th Annual Sutton County Game Dinner. This is one of the oldest Game Dinners in the State of Texas. Over $50,000 worth of door prizes, with over 50 quality rifles and shotguns, camping equipment,ice chests, televisions and many other great high quality door prizes. Coolers welcome and a traditional menu of Wild Game and local specialties served. Time: 6pm. Cost: $7, children under 10 free. Location: Sutton County Civic Center Hwy 290 West Sonora, Texas 76950. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 325/387-2880. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 2nd Saturday of November.

November 12-13, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Houston: Annual Texas Championship Native American Pow Wow at Traders Village. The Pow Wow brings together American Indian dancers, singers and artisans for a weekend of historic entertainment. Time: 11am-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. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, second weekend in November.

November 12, 2005 - January 1, 2006 - EXHIBIT - Athens: The Christmas Park Land of Lights. More than a mile long, bejeweled with over 2 million lights, and complete with festive music, it's sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Time: Open every night 6 pm to 10:30 pm. Cost: $10 minimum per vehicle, Over 5 people $2 each. Location: Off Loop 317 between Hwy 175W and Hwy 31W. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 903-675-7469. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Nov. 13 through Jan. 1.

November 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.

November 17-December 30, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Abilene: 9th Annual Celebration Park. A narrated soundtrack guides you through the one-mile drive lined with more than 1,500 decorated trees throughout 40 acres with more than one million lights; Laser Light Show; Biblical journey in light from the splendor of Creation to the glory of Heaven;traditional Christmas scenes. Time: 6:30pm-10pm. Cost: $15 per car /over 6 passengers $1 each additional person. Location: 3 Miles East of Abilene near Clyde on I-20. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. For more information, call 325-691-5098, Office. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

November 19, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Bandera: Toys For Kids Trail Ride. Join us for a trail ride through the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area. Time: Registration at 9am. Cost: $15 per person, includes ride & lunch; Children free. Location: Hill Country State Natural Area, 10 miles south of town on FM 1077. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (830) 796 7001 or email beaux2@indian-creek.net. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, third week in November.

November 19-20, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Brenham: Poinsettia Celebration. Beautiful plants and breathtaking poinsettias in different colors and sizes, including 6-foot poinsettia. Plant seminars, Poinsettia Christmas tree, entertainment, food! Cost: n/a. Location: Ellison's Greenhouses, 2107 E. Stone, Brenham. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 979-836-6011. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

November 19-20, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Brenham: Holiday Heritage Home Tour. Heritage Belles in period dress guide guests through four historic Brenham homes beautifully decorated for the holidays. Cost: $7 per person. Location: 2203 Century Circle, Brenham. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 979-836-1690. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

November 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.

November 19-20, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Plano: 27th annual Christmas Crafts Fair. The City of Plano Parks & Recreation´s annual Christmas Crafts Fair caters to shoppers wanting to adorn their homes with unique & original holiday decorations. The show features handmade holiday decorations of fabric, wood, ceramic, & glass including Santas, angels, tree skirts, ornaments, yard art & wreaths. Shoppers will find jewelry & clothing for adults & children, along with candles and soaps. See the wonderful selection of salsas, jams, & dips. Time: Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday noon-5pm. Cost: free. Location: 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 972-941-7250. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, weekend before Thanksgiving.

November 21 - January 1, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Kilgore: Christmas in the Oil Patch. Experience "Christmas in the Oil Patch" at the Oil Museum, the World's Richest Acre Park and star-topped oil derricks, cut a Christmas Tree, Christmas stories in our festive library, tour lighted neighborhoods, and visit the historic Post Office and Heritage Square with a 35' Christmas Tree, shopping, and festive entertainment. Time: 6pm-8pm. Cost: free. Location: Downtown Kilgore. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 903-984-5022. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, November through January.

November 25, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Fort Worth: Verizon Wireless Parade of Lights. Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. (DFWI) and Verizon Wireless present Fort Worth's most beloved holiday tradition, the annual Verizon Wireless Parade of Lights(tm). The dazzling event celebrates the beginning of the holiday season with shimmering floats, giant balloons, sparkling antique cars, marching bands, costumed characters plus a visit from Santa Claus and his elves, which make for a memorable holiday experience for the entire family. Time: 6pm. Cost: FREE. Location: 500 Main Street, in historic downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 817-336-ARTS (2787) or visit the official website at www.verizonwirelessparadeoflights.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Friday evening following Thanksgiving Day.

November 25-27, 2005 - FESTIVAL - McKinney: Dickens of a Christmas. It's been called a scene that even Charles Dickens would be proud of. The Downtown McKinney Association has presented "Dickens of a Christmas" for over 20 years. Take a trip back into time as you browse the wonderful shops (over 50 of them) and stroll amid Carolers, elves and even St. Nick. Fill your senses with the sounds and smells of Christmas. Also enjoy the museums as they present open houses and candle light tours. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free admission; some activities charge a fee. Location: Historic Downtown McKinney. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 972-562-6880. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually during Thanksgiving weekend.

November 26, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Ballinger: Christmas In Olde Ballinger. Coronation of Miss Merry Christmas, parade, downtown festivities, arts/crafts & food booths & Santa. Time: 9am-5pm. Location: Ballinger Court House Lawn, Hutchings Ave & Broadway. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 325-365-2333 or 365-5611. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last Saturday in November.

November 29, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Abilene: City Sidewalks. KTXS-TV Christmas Lights Parade, Community Tree Lighting, Gingerbread House Contest & more. Rediscover the charm of Christmas in downtown as merchants, museums and galleries open their doors for an evening of holiday cheer. Time: 6pm-8:30pm. Parade at 6:30pm, Tree Lighting @ 7:30pm. Cost: Free. Location: Downtown Abilene. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. For more information, call 325-676-6211, Civic Center. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

November 29 - December 1, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Amarillo: Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show. One of the largest shows of its kind. Featuring over 700 exhibitors and 30,000 plus visitors. Time: daily. Location: Amarillo Civic Center 3rd and Buchanan. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 806-378-4297. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, week following Thanksgiving.

 

 

 

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