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Texas Exibits & Other Events 2005

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JANUARY

Thru January 1, 2005 - 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.

Thru January 1, 2005 - 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.

January 2005 - EXHIBIT - Houston: Individual Artist Fellowship Series. Space 125 is a nonprofit gallery dedicated to showcasing the work of Houston artists whose artistic accomplishments have been recognized by the Cultural Arts Council through its Individual Artist Fellowships Award program. Space 125 is located on the ground level of the Houston Center for the Arts, 3201 Allen Parkway (one block west of the intersection of Waugh and Allen). The gallery will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 10am-2pm. and by appointment. Funding for Space 125 is provided by the City of Houston through the Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County and by William J. Hill/Houston Oil Producing Enterprises. Time: 6pm-9pm. for openings. Cost: free. Location: Space 125 Gallery, 3201 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 713-527-9330 or visit www.cachh.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Exhibits run for 6 weeks.

January 8-9, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Brenham: Antiques Show. A shopping extravaganza with more than 50 vendor booths. Offers a variety of items, with an emphasis on country and formal furniture, antique glassware, English and American pottery and porcelains, jewelry, pewter, vintage quilts, eclectic memorabilia, Texana items and collectibles. Admission: $4. Hours: 9am-5pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday. Location: Knights of Columbus Hall, 2804 Gun and Rod Road. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For information, call 979-251-9455 or 888-273-6426 or visit www.brenhamtexas.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

January 12-15, 2005, - EXHIBIT - Columbus: Rodeo Student Show. A great review of aspiring young artists from Columbus area schools. Location: 1014 Milan Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-732-8398. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

January 15-16, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Amarillo: 49th Annual Panhandle Boat, Sports & Travel Show. Features boats, camp trailers, booths and craft products. Includes a bass tank with live fish and seminars. Saturday 9am to 8pm, Sunday 10am to 6pm. Admission: Adults $5, Seniors (65+) $3, Kids (6-15) $3, Kids 5 & under FREE. Location: Amarillo, Texas, Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan St., 806-622-1143. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

January 17, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Freeport: Martin Luther King Parade. A parade celebrating the accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King. The parade goes through Freeport and features area bands, churches and community leaders. Time: TBA. Cost: Free. Location: West Second Street. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information, call 409-238-4342. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually on the Martin Luther King holiday.

January 21-22, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - McAllen: Rio Grande Valley 19th Annual Woodcarving Show. Noon-6 pm Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday. Donation is $2. Children under 12 are free. Location: McAllen Civic Center. Region: South Texas Plains. For additional information, call 956-581-2448 or 956-702-3834. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

January 22-23, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Houston: Houston Spring Branch Lions Club "5th Week Trade Days". This is a Trade Days for vendors to sell antiques, hand made arts, crafts, collectibles, jewelry, bath lotions and soaps, woodwork, plants, paintings, pottery, baskets, folk art, yard art, and more. Time: 9am -6pm. Cost: Event free to public; $1 parking. Location: Houston Farm and Ranch Club, One Abercrombie Drive Houston, Texas 77084. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information, call 713-464-4241 or visit www.lions2s2.org/HoustonSpringBranch.htm. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Event held in each month of year with 5 Saturdays.

January 22 - March 12, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Columbus: Thelma Moore. A celebraton of art with an afternoon tea, in honor of the exhibit of new work by Columbus treasure, Thelma Moore. 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.

January 29 - 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.

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FEBRUARY

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

February 19-20, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - New Braunfels: Old Gruene Market Days. Over 100 vendors feature uniquely crafted items, and packaged Texas foods. Enjoy entertainment, restaurants and over 25 permanent shops. Time: 10am. Cost: Free. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-629-6441. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held the 3rd Sat & Sun of the month starting in February.

February 25-27, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Port Aransas: Celebration of Whooping Cranes & Other Birds. Celebrating the endangered whooping crane, this festival features presentations by world renowned conservation and nature experts, guided birding tours, both by boat and bus, educational exhibits, workshops, nature related juried trade show, and an opportunity to see the last wild migrating flock of whooping cranes in North America. Cost: $20 registration. Location: Various places in Port Aransas. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-800-45-COAST (26278). Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last weekend in February.

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

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MARCH

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

(January 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.

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

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

March 14-19, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Houston: Space Center Houston Day Camps. Does your child want to become a space cadet? Space Center Houston offers EXCITING Day Camps for children ages 4- 14 that are out of this world. Campers will learn in a fun and unique environment where they can explore the wonders of space through hands on activities and one-of-a kind space exhibits. Camp topics include Rockets, Space Suits, Robotics, Planets, Stars, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and much more. Time: 8:30am-3:30pm. Cost: $50 - $65/day. Location: 1601 NASA Parkway Houston, TX 77058. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information, call 281-244-2148. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held every Spring Break, Summer and Holiday Break.

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

March 19-20, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - New Braunfels: Old Gruene Market Days. Over 100 vendors feature uniquely crafted items, and packaged Texas foods. Enjoy entertainment, restaurants and over 25 permanent shops. Time: 10am. Cost: Free. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-629-6441. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Monthly, 3rd Sat & Sun, starting in February.

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

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

March 31 - April 3, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Galveston: 3rd Annual Featherfest Nature Festival. Join Galveston Island in celebration as 300+ species of birds travel across the Island during Spring migration. Birding field trips, seminars, nature art exhibits, receptions and more. Time: call. Cost: Registration Fee. Location: Old Galveston Square Strand Street. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, contact Renee Adame at (409) 457-4035 or visit www.GalvestonFeatherFest.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st weekend in April.

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APRIL

(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.

(March 31) thru April 3, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Galveston: 3rd Annual Featherfest Nature Festival. Join Galveston Island in celebration as 300+ species of birds travel across the Island during Spring migration. Birding field trips, seminars, nature art exhibits, receptions and more. Time: call. Cost: Registration Fee. Location: Old Galveston Square Strand Street. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, contact Renee Adame at (409) 457-4035 or visit www.GalvestonFeatherFest.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st weekend in April.

April 2-3, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Salado: 4th Annual Wildflower Art Show. The Salado Chamber of Commerce will once again play host to artists and craftspeople from across the state. The Art Show includes many different art mediums such as jewelry, clothing, pottery, painting and sculpture and currently has over 40 participating artists and crafts people. Many favorites such as Pegasus Pottery, artist LaJuana Westerfield, Texas Prairie Pottery and Nanny's Best Goat Soap will be returning to this years show. The Chamber is also delighted to welcome several new artists to the show. Time: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Cost: Free Admission. Location: 601 North Main Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 254/947-5040. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st weekend in April.

April 4-17, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Fredericksburg: Annual Pedernales Valley Wildflower Celebration. Come enjoy an explosion of stunning wildflowers. We offer acres of amazing color and beautiful landscapes. While you're enjoying the best of the Hill Country, stop by Wildseed Farms and attend the grand opening of the Butterfly Haus, featuring native Texas butterflies. For a great shopping experience, come by the Wildseed Farms Market Center for wildflower seed, live plants, Texas specialty foods and wines, ladies fine apparel and gifts galore. Time: 9:30am-6pm. Cost: free. Location: 7 miles East of Fredericksburg, Texas on Hwy 290. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: 250,000 - 500,000. For more information, call 1-800-848-0078. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 9, 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.

April 9, 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 through December.

April 9-10, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Richmond: Runaway Scrape Reenactment. Mexican soldados and Texian settlers skirmish, recreating the dire days of the Runaway Scrape, as Texians fled in advance of Santa Anna's troops in 1836. Time: 9 to 5 with skirmish reenactments at 11am and 2pm. Cost: $9. Location: George Ranch Historical Park; 10215 FM 762; Richmond, TX. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 281-343-0218. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, usually the first weekend in April.

April 9-10, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Houston: Houston Spring Branch Lions Club "5th Week Trade Days". This is a Trade Days for vendors to sell antiques, hand made arts, crafts, collectibles, jewelry, bath lotions and soaps, woodwork, plants, paintings, pottery, baskets, folk art, yard art, and more. Time: 9am-6pm. Cost: free to public; $1 parking. Location: Houston Farm and Ranch Club One Abercrombie Drive Houston, Texas 77084. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information, call 713-464-4241 or visit www.lions2s2.org/HoustonSpringBranch.htm. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Event held in each month of year with 5 Saturdays.

April 15 - 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.

April 15-16, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Fairfield: 7th Annual Show of Wheels & Cruise. A two-day event with nighttime cruise and a sock hop in the streets of the Historic Fairfield Downtown Shopping district. The fun continues Saturday morning with 200+ of the finest show cars and street rods in Texas competing for a $500 cash prize. Two stages feature live entertainment from across Texas served up along side of great food, fun. Prizes, karaoke, and a whole lot more. All proceeds from this event benefit the local community and Historic Preservation throughout the Fairfield Main Street Program. Location: 222 Mount Fairfield Texas 75840. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 903-389-8669. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd weekend in April.

April 15-16, 2004 - OTHER EVENT - Grapevine: New Vintage Wine Trail. Ride the Rails and Explore the Grapevine Wine Trail. Begin this festive weekend with a ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad's Jazz Wine Train on Friday evening. The train rocks to a swinging beat as it departs the Grapevine Cotton Belt Depot, 705 S. Main, at 7pm. Enjoy food and music - as well as Grapevine wine - on the round trip adventure. On Saturday, experience one of the most unique ceremonies in Texas as Father Ken Robinson of St. Francis Catholic Church in Grapevine blesses the vines and wines at Delaney Vineyards, 2000 Champagne Blvd (near Glade Road and Hwy. 121) The ceremony begins at 11am. Enjoy the vineyard before stepping onto the complimentary shuttles that depart at noon taking you to Grapevine's other winery tasting rooms along the Grapevine Wine Trail. Wineries will be pouring their new release wines - and New Vintage participants will be the first to experience the flavors of the season. Time: 11-6. Cost: $35. Location: Grapevine, Texas. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 817-410-3185. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 16, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Flatonia: Spring Market Day & Citywide Garage Sales. 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: Free. 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 April.

April 16-17, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - New Braunfels: Old Gruene Market Days. Over 100 vendors feature uniquely crafted items, and packaged Texas foods. Enjoy entertainment, restaurants and over 25 permanent shops. Time: 10am. Cost: Free. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-629-6441. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Monthly, 3rd Sat & Sun, starting in February.

April 16-24, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - The Texas Coast: Great Texas Birding Classic. A competitive birdwatching tournament sponsored by Texas Parks & Wildlife and The Gulf Coast Bird Observatory. Each April teams of birders spend three "big days" counting as many different species as they can find. The top teams at the end of the week earn the privilege of deciding which habitat conservation projects will be funded by the Conservation Cash Grand Prizes. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information, call 1-866-GTBCLAS. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held every April.

April 18-24, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Johnson City: National Park Week. Commemorating the establishment of the National Park Service, special programs will be presented at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Since Yellowstone National Park was created by an act of Congress 131 years ago, over 380 sites have been added to the park system. As President, Lyndon Johnson was responsible for 43 sites, more than any other president. Come and join the celebration while learning about your national heritage. Time: 9am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call (830) 868-7128, Ext 244. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 4th week in April.

April 29 - 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.

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MAY

(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 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 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.

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 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 - 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 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 - 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 21-22, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - New Braunfels: Old Gruene Market Days. Over 100 vendors feature uniquely crafted items, and packaged Texas foods. Enjoy entertainment, restaurants and over 25 permanent shops. Time: 10am. Cost: Free. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-629-6441. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Monthly, 3rd Sat & Sun, starting in February.

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 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.

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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 11, 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.

June 11, 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.

June 11 & 25, 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.

June 11-12, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Brenham: Brenham Antiques Show. More than 50 vendors from across the U.S. offer a variety of items including furniture, antique glassware, English and American pottery, porcelain, jewelry, pewter, quilts and collectibles. Tickets: Adults $4, children 12 and under admitted free. Location: Knights of Columbus Hall, 2804 Gun & Rod Rd. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 888-273-6426 or 979-251-9455. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

June 18-19, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - New Braunfels: Old Gruene Market Days. Over 100 vendors feature uniquely crafted items, and packaged Texas foods. Enjoy entertainment, restaurants and over 25 permanent shops. Time: 10am. Cost: Free. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-629-6441. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Monthly, 3rd Sat & Sun, starting in February.

June 19-25, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - San Antonio: Miss Rodeo Texas Pageant. The Miss Rodeo Texas pageant is the qualifying state of Texas pageant for the Miss Rodeo America pageant. These Rodeo Queens are the ambassadors for the National Sport of Texas- Rodeo. The ladies are judged on their horsemanship riding ability, equine knowledge, rodeo knowledge as well as personality and appearance. Location: San Pedro Theatre. Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 210-349-5935. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, third week in June.

June 25, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Ballinger: Fireworks Display. Enjoy a fireworks display and eat free watermelon. Time: 5:30pm-10pm. Location: 289 County Road 398 Ballinger, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 325-365-2333. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last Saturday in June.

June 25, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Eldorado: X Bar Ranch Dinner Show. Biscuits O'Bryan- As the cook for the I.O. Everybody Ranch, Biscuits has entertained audiences across the nation with history, clean humor, stories, poems and cowboy philosophy. He delights both young and old leaving smiles on their faces and a better understanding of the cowboy way of life. Biscuits received the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists in 2003 for Best Humorist/Storyteller. Call for menu, exact time, directions and pricing. Time: 7pm. Cost: varies. Location: X Bar Ranch Live Oak Lodge near Eldorado, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-888-853-2688. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last Saturday in June.

June 26, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Old Town Spring: Summertime Nights in Old Town Spring. Artwalk, wine tasting and shopping in the cool of the evening on the streets of Old Town Spring. Shops serving treats to customers. Souvenir wine glasses available for sale. Taste wines from several Texas wineries. Shop 'til you drop. Time: 5pm-8pm. Cost: Free. 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.

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).

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AUGUST

August 6-8, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - San Marcos: Tax Free Weekend. Tax Free Weekend is the most popular shopping weekend at Prime Outlets - San Marcos. In addition to the everyday savings of up to 70% off retail, shoppers who purchase clothing priced at $100 or less during Tax-Free Weekend will be able to do so WITHOUT paying sales tax. Shoppers can also save even more with Prime's free MORECard or by purchasing a coupon book. Several stores will be open continuously throughout the weekend. Time: All Mall Hours. Cost: n/a. Location: Prime Outlets - San Marcos, 3939 I-35 South, San Marcos, TX 78666. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call (512) 396-2201. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st Weekend in August.

August 7, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Kemah: 37th Annual Boat Parade and Blessing of the Shrimp and Pleasure Boat Fleet. Brightly decorated shrimp boats and pleasure craft from canoes to fine Yachts file past the Boardwalk where the officiating ministers bless each boat. Come early and stay late to watch the colorful awards presentation afterwards. DVD available. Time: 1:30pm. Cost: People are free, Boats are $5. Location: The Kemah Boardwalk, Bradford and 2nd Street Kemah, TX 77565. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: 50,000 - 200,000. For more information, call 281-334-2303. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st Sunday in August.

August 20, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - New Braunfels: 11th Annual New Braunfels Summer Model Train Show. Outstanding selections of Thomas the Tank trains, books & DVD's, Lionel, train books & videos, collectibles, model kits in various scales, tools, railroad memorabilia, running layouts in scales from Lionel to Z scale. Buy, sell, or swap. Time: 9am-4pm. Cost: Adult $5, Child $1, Family $8. Location: New Braunfels Civic Center, 280 S. Seguin. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-935-2517. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd Saturday in August.

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