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January - June 2006

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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 22, 2006 .

 

 

 

JANUARY

Thru 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: $15 per family vehicle, $25 commercial van and pick-up load, 16+ 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. 10 through Jan. 1.

Thru 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, carriage rides, 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 19 through January.

January 14-15, 2006 - 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. Time: Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 10am-4pm. Cost: 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 979-865-5618. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

January 16, 2006 - 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 979-233-3306. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually on the Martin Luther King holiday.

January 19-21, 2006 - EXHIBIT - Columbus: Rodeo Student Show. A great review of aspiring young artists from Colorado County. Hours: Wednesday and Saturday 10am-2pm, Thursday and Friday 10am-4pm. Cost: call. Location: 1014 Milam Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-732-8385 or visit www.columbustexas.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

January 21, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Columbus: Dinner Theater. Join us at the Stafford Opera House in Columbus for dinner and professionally produced theater. The state's largest flat floored opera house, this historic site features a raked stage and painted curtains reproduced to look just as those that hung around the stage in 1886. Call for reservations and performance schedule. Time: 6:30 - 9:30. Cost: $30. Location: 425 Spring Street, Columbus, Texas 78934. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-732-8385 or email ccvb@sbcglobal.net. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

January 28 - March 11, 2006 - EXHIBIT - Columbus: Mothers and Daughters. A group show of two generations in art. Dorothy Johnson and Pat Johnson, Eila Parks and Ella Motley, Mary Richter and Christi Hellrung. Time: call. Cost: call. Location: 1014 Milam Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-732-8385 or visit www.columbustexas.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

January 29, 2006 - EXHIBIT - Port Arthur: Stitch Me a Story: Quilts by Pat Flynn Kyser. Join us at the Museum of the Gulf Coast for Stitch Me a Story, a wonderful temporary exhibition featuring the personal artistry of quilter Pat Flynn Kyser. On Sunday, January 29 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., the Museum will host a FREE opening reception including a guest presentation given by Mrs. Kyser. The exhibition will remain on view in the Rotating Gallery through March 19, 2006. Cost: Adults $3.50, Seniors $3, Children $1.50. Location: Museum of the Gulf Coast 700 Procter Street, Port Arthur, TX 77640. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 409-982-7000 or visit museumofthegulfcoast.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

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FEBRUARY

February 3, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Bryan: First Fridays in Historic Downtown Bryan. First Fridays in Historic Downtown Bryan has artist demonstrations, horse drawn carriage rides, live music, happy hours and more. Time: 6-9pm. Cost: Carriage Rides are $5 per person, Artist demonstrations are free. Location: Carriage rides at La Salle Hotel, 120 S. Main St. & Art Gallery is at Frame Gallery, 216 N. Bryan Ave. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-778-3688 or visit www.downtownbryan.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held on the first Friday of every month.

February 11, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Austin: Rodeo Austin Gala. The Rodeo Austin Gala is a black tie event held annually at the Palmer Event Center. 3,000 guests come dressed in their finest for a delectable dinner, drinks, extensive silent auction, and big name entertainment. The 2006 entertainment is the country super star group Big & Rich. Put on your black tie and boots and join us for one of Austin's premier events. Time: Begins at 6pm. Cost: Tables of 10 range from $1500-$5000; Individual tickets available for $150 each. Location: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 512-919-3000 or visit www.RodeoAustin.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in February.

February 18, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Jacksonville: Jacksonville Jaycees 10th Annual Cook-off. CASI Sanctioned Chili and Unsanctioned BBQ Cook-off with Arts and Craft Fair. All cooks and family oriented vendors welcome. Public gets in free. Taster kits are $3 per person. Bring the whole family. Time: 10am-4pm. Cost: Free. Location: Cherokee County Expo Center (Showbarn) on Loop 456 South of Jacksonville. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 903-586-3632. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd weekend in February.

February 18-19, 2006 - 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.

February 24-26, 2006 - 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.

February 25, 2006 - EXHIBIT - Munday: 11th Annual Knox Prairie Cotton Pickin' Quilt Show. We have over 100 quilts, many vendors, an excellent home cooked meal for $5 per person, and we also offer some classes and demonstrations. While you are in Munday, be sure and stop in at our local antique, craft, and quilt stores. We also have local lodging as well. Time: 10am-4pm. Cost: $2 per person. Location: Munday Elementary School, 1111 West Main Highway 222, Munday, Texas 76371. Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 940-422-4540. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last Saturday in February.

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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 28) thru March 11, 2006 - EXHIBIT - Columbus: Mothers and Daughters. A group show of two generations in art. Dorothy Johnson and Pat Johnson, Eila Parks and Ella Motley, Mary Richter and Christi Hellrung. Time: call. Cost: call. Location: 1014 Milam Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-732-8385 or visit www.columbustexas.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

March 2-15 - EXHIBIT - Washington: "Let the Convention Go On …". Brings together some of the most important founding documents of the Republic of Texas, including the handwritten Texas Declaration of Independence, Journals of the Convention, drafts of the Contstitution, and more. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Call for fees. Location: Star of the Republic Museum, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, FM 1155. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 936-878-2214 or visit www.starmuseum.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

March 3, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Bryan: First Fridays in Historic Downtown Bryan. First Fridays in Historic Downtown Bryan has artist demonstrations, horse drawn carriage rides, live music, happy hours and more. Time: 6-9pm. Cost: Carriage Rides are $5 per person, Artist demonstrations are free. Location: Carriage rides at La Salle Hotel, 120 S. Main St. & Art Gallery is at Frame Gallery, 216 N. Bryan Ave. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-778-3688 or visit www.downtownbryan.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held on the first Friday of every month.

March 10, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Austin: Cowboy Breakfast. Start off your morning right with free grub, cowboy kettle coffee and live entertainment. Just put on your best Western gear and join us for the Cowboy Breakfast. This free event encourages all Austinites to come out and help kick off the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo. Time: 6am-10am. Cost: FREE. Location: Auditorium Shores (across from Palmer Event Center). Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 512-919-3000 or visit www.RodeoAustin.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Friday before Rodeo Austin.

March 11, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Flatonia: Flatonia Market Days. Antiques, produce, arts & crafts, canned goods, household items, toys, jewelry and much more. Local merchants will have sidewalk sales and/or special prices. The E. A. Arnim Museum will be opened. Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Cost: free. Location: 208 E. North Main. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 361-865-3920. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, second Saturday in March, April, September, and October.

March 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.

March 11, 2006 - 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.

March 13-17, 2006 - 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 - May 13, 2006 - EXHIBIT - Columbus: Danville Chadbourne. Solo exhibition of new works by nationally renowned San Antonio clay sculptor. Hours: Wednesday and Saturday 10am-2pm, Thursday and Friday 10am-4pm. Cost: call. Location: 1014 Milam Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-732-8385 or visit www.columbustexas.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

March 18-19, 2006 - EXHIBIT - Freeport: 16th 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 18-19, 2006 - 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.

March 25-26, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Washington: "True Texas Women". Explore the lives of women who helped to settle Texas. Relive those hectic days as Texas evolved from a Mexican colony to an independent republic and ultimately the 28th state in the Union. Time: Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-4pm. Cost: call for admission fees. Location: Barrington Living History Farm, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, FM 1155. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 936-878-2214 or visit www.birthplaceoftexas.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

March 30 - April 22, 2006 - 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.

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APRIL

(March 18) thru May 13, 2006 - EXHIBIT - Columbus: Danville Chadbourne. Solo exhibition of new works by nationally renowned San Antonio clay sculptor. Hours: Wednesday and Saturday 10am-2pm, Thursday and Friday 10am-4pm. Cost: call. Location: 1014 Milam Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-732-8385 or visit www.columbustexas.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

(March 30) thru April 22, 2006 - 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 1, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Bandera: Annual Silver Sage Corral Benefit Chili Cookoff. Hosted by the 11th Street Cowboy Bar, there will be an auction in addition to music and cookoff activities. Location: 11th Street Cowboy Bar. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 830-796-4849. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, first week in April.

April 1-2, 8-9, 22-23, 29-30, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Brenham: Heritage Home Tours. Visit Brenham's oldest house, the Giddings-Wilkin House containing many original furnishings. Stroll the verandah and rooms at the Giddings Stone Mansion. Both properties are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Time: N/A. Cost: $5. Location: Brenham. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, visit www.brenham-mansion.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 1-2, 8-9, 15, 22-23, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Brenham: Antique Rose Emporium Open House. Roses and more roses, children's events. Time: Sat. 9am-6pm, Sun 11am-5:30pm. Cost: free admission. Location: 9300 Lueckemeyer Rd. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 979-836-9051 or visit www.weAREroses.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 1-2, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Salado: 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 3-23, 2006 - 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. Held annually.

April 4-8, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Round Top: Marburger Farm Antique Show. Shop at one of the nation's most progressive antique shows. 375 vendors having a great time selling their wares in a fun-filled atmosphere on 43 acres. 27 acres of free parking. Vendors from 33 states, Canada, England, Italy and France. Time: Tuesday 10am-2pm, Wed-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm. Cost: $20 for early buying and $8 Regular Admission. Location: 2248 S. Hwy 237, Round Top, TX 78954. Located halfway between Round Top and Warrenton on Hwy 237. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 800-947-5799 or visit www.roundtop-marburger.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held semi-annually, the week of the first Friday in April and October.

May 5, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Columbus: Rajun Cajun Fest. Sponsored by the Colorado County Fair Association, this event features a boiled crawfish meal, scholarship auction and a dance with live music. Time: 6pm-12 midnight. Cost: $25 per person; You may attend the dance only for a $10 cover. Location: Hwy 71 Columbus, Texas. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-732-8385 or visit www.columbustexas.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 7 - May 7, 2006 - EXHIBIT - Alpine: Mucho Talento! A celebration of Hispanic heritage and Hispanic Heritage influence through painting, sculpture, creative writing, and photography. New works by Big Bend regional artists, and emerging artists. Time: Reception is May 5 at 9pm. Cost: call. Location: 117 N. Sixth Street, Alpine, Texas 79830. Region: Texas Big Bend Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call (432) 837-3180 or visit http://www.bigbendartscouncil.org/upcomingshows.htm. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 7, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Bryan: First Fridays in Historic Downtown Bryan. First Fridays in Historic Downtown Bryan has artist demonstrations, horse drawn carriage rides, live music, happy hours and more. Time: 6-9pm. Cost: Carriage Rides are $5 per person, Artist demonstrations are free. Location: Carriage rides at La Salle Hotel, 120 S. Main St. & Art Gallery is at Frame Gallery, 216 N. Bryan Ave. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-778-3688 or visit www.downtownbryan.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held on the first Friday of every month.

April 7-8, 2006 - 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. Train boards at 6:40pm with a 7pm departure. Enjoy food and music - as well as Grapevine wine - on the round trip adventure. Experience one of the most unique ceremonies in Texas on Saturday, with the "Blessing the Vines & Wines" at Delaney Vineyards, 2000 Champagne Blvd. (near Glade Road and Hwy. 121). The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. 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: $39. Location: Grapevine, Texas. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 817-410-3185 or Click Here to Purchase Tickets!. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 8, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Flatonia: Flatonia Market Days. Antiques, produce, arts & crafts, canned goods, household items, toys, jewelry and much more. Local merchants will have sidewalk sales and/or special prices. The E. A. Arnim Museum will be opened. Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Cost: free. Location: 208 E. North Main. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 361-865-3920. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 2nd Saturday in March, April, September, and October.

April 8 , 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 8 , 2006 - 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.

April 8-9, 2006 - 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 15 - May 31, 2006 - 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, 2006 - 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.

April 22-23, 2006 - 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: $5 for adults, Children & teens free. Times: Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday Noon-5pm. Location: TASUS Texas Corporation, 211 TASUS Way (south from the square on Austin Ave. across Leander Rd to 211 TASUS Way). Region: Texas Hill Country. For additional information call 512-869-0052 or visit www.georgetownquiltshow.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 22-23, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Washington: "Doctor, Soldier, Farmer, Statesman". Celebrate the life and careers of Dr. Anson Jones, last president of the Republic of Texas and "Architect of Annexation." Time: Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am-4pm. Cost: call for admission fees. Location: Barrington Living History Farm, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, FM 1155. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 936-878-2214 or visit www.birthplaceoftexas.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 26-30, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - San Antonio: North American Bluebird Society Convention, "Red, White & Bluebirds." Honors and promotes bluebirds and other native cavity-nesting species including Ivory-billed Woodpecker and Chimney Swifts. Texas Hill Country field trips (birds, bats, natural history, popular tourist attractions), presentations, workshops, and special events with an accent on Mexican free-tailed bats. Speakers include David Luneau, "The King of Natural Cavities: The Ivory-billed Woodpecker; Dr. Gary McCracken, "Bats Attack Insects Over Texas...Billions Perish!!!; June Osborne, "Treasures of the Texas Hill Country"; and, Keith Kridler, "Bluebird Tales of Texas." Time: Activities throughout the day each day. Cost: $47 member/$55 non-member (or $30/35 for just one day), additional fees for optional field trips and events. Location: San Antonio Airport Hilton, 611 N.W. Loop 410 (near San Pedro). Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 512-268-5678 or visit www.NABS2006.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 28-30, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Medina: Medina Outdoor Expo. An outdoor expo held in the perfect rural town and park-like setting of Medina, Texas. Provides a diverse natural resource education and travel opportunity. Learn about hunting, fishing, birding, camping and gardening. Dozens of workshops, tours, vendors and special activities. Time: Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Cost: $5 per day, 3-day pass $12. Location: Hwy 16 - Downtown Medina. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 830-589-7224 or visit www.medinatexas.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last weekend in April.

April 29, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - El Paso: 15th Annual Thanksgiving Conference & Celebration. On April 30, 1598, A Spanish conquistador, Don Juan De Onate, arrives at the Rio Grande somewhere between present day Socrro & San Elizario, TX. A Mass of Thanksgiving is celebrated, followed by a communal feast. "The Importance of the Native American Contribution to the Spanish Explorer," "The Role of the Salt War in the development of the Hispanic Community," Historical re-enactments, gunfights, native American arts & crafts, food booths. Time: approx. 8am-4pm. Cost: none. Location: 20 miles SE OF downtown El Paso, along the Mission Trail, 1521 San Elizario Rd. Region: Texas Big Bend Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. Sponsored by the San Elizario Genealogy & Historical Society. For more information, call 915-851-1682 or visit www.rootsweb.com/~txseghs. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

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MAY

(April 15) thru May 31, 2006 - 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: Texas Piney Woods. For more information, call 866-650-5529. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 5, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Bryan: First Fridays in Historic Downtown Bryan. First Fridays in Historic Downtown Bryan has artist demonstrations, horse drawn carriage rides, live music, happy hours and more. Time: 6-9pm. Cost: Carriage Rides are $5 per person, Artist demonstrations are free. Location: Carriage rides at La Salle Hotel, 120 S. Main St. & Art Gallery is at Frame Gallery, 216 N. Bryan Ave. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-778-3688 or visit www.downtownbryan.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held on the first Friday of every month.

May 6, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Bandera: Cowboys On Main Street. Every Saturday, enjoy cowboys on horseback, strolling musicians, storytellers and more on Bandera's Main Street. Sponsored by The Frontier Times Museum's Living History Project. Time: 1pm-4pm. Cost: free. Location: Main Street, Bandera, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call 800-364-3833. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, March-September.

May 6-7, 2006 - EXHIBIT - Seabrook: 10th 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 50,000. For more information, call 281-474-2511. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st weekend in May.

May 6-7, 2006 - EXHIBIT - Sonora: 3rd Annual Sutton County Car Expo. Saturday will feature a "Show & Shine" and a "Sonic Cruise Night" parade. Sunday will feature actual judging of categories and a "Sound-Off" event. Awards to be given immediately after competition ends. Tex-Mex cuisine at its best, dance, parade, children's rides & games. This is a USACI sanctioned Car Show. Time: All Day. Cost: Free Admission. Location: Sutton County Civic Center & Park Complex. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 325-387-2880. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held each year in conjunction with the Cinco de Mayo Festival, first Weekend in May.

May 13, 2006 - 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 13, 2006 - 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 13, 2006 - 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 13 & 27, 2006 - 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.

May 20, 2006 - 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 20-21, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - New Braunfels: Old Gruene Market Days. 100 vendors feature uniquely crafted items, and packaged Texas foods. Enjoy entertainment, restaurants and over 25 permanent shops. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 25,000. For more information, call 830-832-1721 or visit www.GrueneMarketDays.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held the 3rd Sat & Sun of the month starting in February.

May 26, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Athens: Annual Texas Fiddlers Contest & Reunion. The Reunion is known nationwide and as far as we know, is the oldest one that has run continuously year after year. The big attraction is the Fiddlers Contest. This is broken down into five divisions- over 65 years, under 65 years, 19-30 years, 18 years of age & under, and a ladies division. There are food vendors and a carnival just off the downtown square. On Thursday night before the Fiddler's Contest on Friday, there is a Jam Session which begins around 7:30 pm. From 8pm-12pm on Friday there is a Street Dance. Time: 9am-12 midnight. Location: Courthouse Square downtown Athens, Texas. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 903-675-1859. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last Friday in May.

May 27, 2006 - 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 27-28, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Bandera: Arts & Crafts Show. Annual Arts & Crafts show on Courthouse Square, Bandera. Sponsored by Bandera County Artists Association. Time: Sat. 8:30am-6pm, Sun. 10am-2pm. Location: Bandera Courthouse square. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 830-589-2291 or email bevscottage@aol.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last weekend in May.

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JUNE

(May 20) thru July 15, 2006 - EXHIBIT - Columbus: First Annual Juried Exhibition. This first annual exhibit will be juried from slides and open to Texas artists within 90 miles of Columbus. Juror and Awards. Time: call. Cost: call. Location: 1014 Milam Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-732-8385 or visit www.columbustexas.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

June 1 - August 15, 2006 - 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 2, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Bryan: First Fridays in Historic Downtown Bryan. First Fridays in Historic Downtown Bryan has artist demonstrations, horse drawn carriage rides, live music, happy hours and more. Time: 6-9pm. Cost: Carriage Rides are $5 per person, Artist demonstrations are free. Location: Carriage rides at La Salle Hotel, 120 S. Main St. & Art Gallery is at Frame Gallery, 216 N. Bryan Ave. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-778-3688 or visit www.downtownbryan.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held on the first Friday of every month.

June 9-10, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Fairfield: 9th Annual Show of Wheels & Cruise. A two-day event with nighttime cruise and dancing in the square on Friday night, 9-11pm, with Vince Vance. 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: 118 E. Commerce, 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.

June 10, 2006 - 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 10, 2006 - 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 10 & 24, 2006 - 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 17-18, 2006 - 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.

June 18-24, 2006 - 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 24, 2006 - 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 24, 2006 - 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 24, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Old Town Spring: Summertime Nights in Old Town Spring. Artwalk and shopping in the cool of the evening on the streets of Old Town Spring. Shops serve treats to customers. Shop 'til you drop. Time: 5pm-8pm. Cost: none. 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.

June 28, 2006 - 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 Pecos rodeo (first 4 days of July).

June 28, 2006 - 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 the rodeo.

June 28, 2006 - OTHER EVENT - Pecos: Old Timer's Reunion Luncheon. Right after the Reunion, they will be serving delicious BBQ 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 the rodeo.

June 28, 2006 - 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 the rodeo.

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