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2005 Events

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February

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

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March

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

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April

April 20-23, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Fort Stockton/Sanderson: Big Bend Open Road Race. An action packed day (Saturday) of racing fun. This type of open road racing attracts racers and enthusiasts from all over the U.S. The event includes all types of cars from street legal to highly modified cars to Nascars. Anyone can enter. Speed categories from 85 mph to Unlimited (over 200 mph). Time: 8am-10pm. Cost: Free to attend, Fee to enter. Volunteers needed! Call for more information. Location: Hwy. 285 between Fort Stockton and Sanderson. Region: Texas Big Bend Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 432-336-8525, ext. 16. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 4th weekend in April.

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May

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: Fri. 3pm- Midnight, Sat. 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 7-8, 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.

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June

June 1 - August 15, 2004 - OTHER EVENT - Marfa: Marfa Glider Club Texas Glider Rally. Gliders return to skies over the Marfa - Fort Davis area each summer to enjoy the exceptional thermal updrafts. Pilots from across the USA gather to fly "cross country" for distances of over 500 miles. Marfa Airport was the site of the 1970 World Gliding Contest and several US National Competitions. Glider rides and lessons available in a two seat glider. Visit the website: www.flygliders.com and click on "Marfa Soaring". For glider ride reservations with the Marfa Glider Club call 1-800-667-9464. Time: daily. Location: Marfa Municipal Airport. Region: Texas Big Bend Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 800-667-9464. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

June 29, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Pecos: Old Timer's Reunion. A time which the old timer's gather to reunite with old acquaintances to mingle and watch the annual rodeo parade together. Time: 9am. Cost: FREE. Location: West of the Pecos Museum, Pecos, TX. Region: Texas Big Bend Country. For more information, call 432-445-5076. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, first day of rodeo (first 4 days of July).

June 29, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Pecos: West of the Pecos Rodeo Parade. Horse Riders and rodeo participants along with several organizations from around the West Texas Area come together to show off their best. Time: 10am. Cost: FREE. Location: Junction Hwy. 17 & Business 20. Region: Texas Big Bend Country. For more information, call 432-445-2406. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, first day of rodeo (first 4 days of July).

June 29, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Pecos: Old Timer's Reunion Luncheon. Right after the Reunion, they will be serving delicious B-B-Que for donations. Time: 11:30am. Location: Pecos Senior Citizen Center, Pecos, TX. Region: Texas Big Bend Country. For more information, call 432-445-3272. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, first day of rodeo (first 4 days of July).

June 29, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Pecos: Reeves County Sheriff's Posse BBQ. The best BBQ in West Texas is served and everybody gets together to mingle. Time: Noon. Cost: $5. Location: Reeves County Sheriff's Posse Barn. Region: Texas Big Bend Country. For more information, call 432-445-2406. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, first day of rodeo (first 4 days of July).

June 29 - July 2, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Pecos: 123rd West of the Pecos Rodeo. Four exciting evenings filled with calf roping, bronco riding, barrel racing, and much more. Time: 7:30pm. Cost: varies on seating. Location: Buck Jackson Rodeo Arena. Region: Texas Big Bend Country. For more information, call 1-800-588-2855. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, first 4 days of July.

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JULY

July 2, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Odessa: Firecracker Fandango and Independence Day Parade. Independence Day festivities with a parade, games, food and family fun, culminating in the biggest aerial fireworks display in West Texas. Time: Parade starts 10am, Fandango 6pm-midnight. Fireworks 10pm. Cost: $4 per person for Fandango, Parade is free. Location: Parade starts from Odessa College parking lot and ends at Noel Heritage Plaza. Fandango is at 4th & Lee Streets. Region: Texas Big Bend Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 432-335-4682. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually on Saturday, on or near July 4th.

July 8-10, 2005 - FESTIVAL - El Paso: Ysleta Mission Festival. Three days of fun, games, entertainment, and food. Entertainment by El Paso's best bands, Mariachi groups and Matachin Dancers. Take a tour of the Mission Trail, which includes the Socorro, Ysleta and San Elisario Missions. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Region: Texas Big Bend Country. For more information, call 915-859-9848 or 915-858-0338. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

July 29-30, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Monahans: Butterfield Overland Stagecoach & Wagon Festival. Includes parade, entertainment, dances, arts and crafts, bull rides, and barbecue. Location: Ward County Fairgrounds. Region: Texas Big Bend Country. For more information, call 432-943-2187. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

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