ALPINE: March 2-3 Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering Enjoy a plethora of poets, songwriters, and wordsmiths at the 32nd anniversary of this eclectic event celebrating the oral traditions of the working cowboy. Sul Ross State University, 400 N. Harrison St. 432-837-2326

ALPINE: March 30-April 1 The Alpine Gem & Mineral Show Features indoor and outside vendors, demonstrators, and exhibits of rocks, fossils, mineral specimens, and jewelry. Alpine Civic Center, 801 W. Holland Ave. 432-244-9503

ODESSA: March 3-4. Briar Patch Trade Days. Join the Briar Patch Trade Days as we celebrate our 10th year!  With 2 buildings and over 200 vendor booths, there is sure to be something for everyone!  We are the largest locally promoted trade show in Odessa!  Admission is always FREE!  Hours are Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-4 . 9-6 432-272-1177

PECOS: March 7 Easter Eggstravanza Community egg hunts accompanied by music and fundraising activities from local organizations. Pecos City Park. 432-445-2406


DEL RIO: Feb. 2 Pop-Up Beer Garden A festive evening of live music, local foods, and delicious craft beer. Community Garden, 210 Jones St. 612-850-5617

FORT STOCKTON: Feb. 10-12 Sheep Dog Trials A sheepdog trial is a competitive dog sport in which herding dogs move sheep around a field, fences, gates, or enclosures as directed by their handlers. Precinct 4 Six Shooter Range. 432-336-2264

ODESSA: Feb. 9-11 Midessa Boat, RV Sport, and Gun Show Boats, fifth wheels, travel trailers, motor homes, water crafts, ATVS, guns, resorts, fishing and hunting guides, jewelry, miscellaneous exhibitors, live fishing demonstrations, and much more. Ector County Coliseum, 4201 N. Andrews Hwy. 432-381-3324

PINE SPRINGS: Feb. 3 Desert Discovery (Guided Hike) McKittrick Canyon Nature Trail’s 1-mile loop is a great beginner hike and suitable for families with small children to learn about plant and animal adaptations. Dress for the weather and bring water. Elevation gain of 200 feet. This event will be canceled during inclement weather. Guadalupe Mountains National Park, 400 Pine Canyon Dr. 915-828-3251

PINE SPRINGS: Feb. 17 Pioneer Prosperity Tour Frijole Ranch House & History Museum, the oldest intact settlement of the Guadalupe Mountains, and learn about how people have interacted and depended on this landscape for more than 10,000 years. Guadalupe Mountains National Park, 400 Pine Canyon Dr. 915-828-3251


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