October

It’s here! Don’t miss The Texas Country Reporter Festival on Oct. 27!

WAXAHACHIE: Oct. 27 “Texas Country Reporter Festival” –  Meet Bob & Kelli, hosts of Texas Country Reporter, for one of the biggest and bets street fairs in the state. This 23rd annual event features artists, craftsmen, music, and food from all over the Lone Star State—much of it featured on the TV show over the years. Historic Downtown Waxahachie, 100 W. Main. waxahachiecvb.com 469-309-4040

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ALPINE: Oct. 20-27 “Trans-Pecos Ultra A” 163-mile ultra marathon through Big Bend Ranch State Park. Runners meet up in Alpine and then celebrate the conclusion of the race at the Big Bend Brewing Company tap room. 150 Quail Run Road. trans-pecosultra.com 432-294-5284

EL PASO: Sept. 1-Nov. 4 “Celebration of Our Mountains” Events hosted during the fall include hikes, walks, talks, and more. Various locations. celebmtns.org/events

EL PASO: Sept. 22-Oct. 20 “El Paso Chopin Music Festival” The festival will host performances by Eric Zuber, Richard Dowling, and Lucy Scarborough. Chamizal National Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial St. elpaso-chopin.com 915-584-1595

EL PASO: Oct. 1-31 “Tom Lea Month Exhibits”, activities, and programs along the Tom Lea Trail celebrate the life, work, and legacy of noted artist Tom Lea. The focus in 2018 is celebrating the 80th anniversary of the completion of the “Pass of the North” mural in the R.E. Thomason Federal Building and United States Courthouse. Tom Lea Institute, 201 E. Main, Suite 100. tomlea.com 915-533-0048

EL PASO: Oct. 11-12 “Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez“ Founded in 1952 by choreographer Amalia Hernandez, Ballet Folklorico brings together the music, dance, and costume of Mexican folklore from pre-Columbian civilizations through the modern era. Plaza Theatre, 1 Pioneer Plaza. 915-231-1100

EL PASO: Oct. 12-14 “Chalk the Block“ A free three-day public arts festival held each year near the El Paso Museum of Art, this event is an opportunity for artists in all disciplines to showcase their art with live painting, performances, live music, art installations, art classes, and more. Downtown El Paso. chalktheblock.com

EL PASO: Oct. 12-13 “Downtown Street Festival“ Four stages light up with a variety of local bands; the Convention Center hosts hot-rods, souped-up rides, and DJs in the O’Reilly Car Show; live artists paint El Paso-themed art in the streets; and food trucks serve juicy turkey legs, aguas frescas, and more mouthwatering festival eats. TFCU will also be presenting firework displays. Downtown El Paso. 915-534-0600

EL PASO: Oct. 27 “Chamizal Cultural Festival“ Listen to the tales told by native storytellers. Hear the bright sounds of mariachi bands during this year’s mariachi competition. Catch the scent of leather when the vaquero shows you what it means to be a cowboy. Experience the traditions that have endured, and come to love the distinct flavors of borderland culture. Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial Street. nps.gov/cham 915-532-7273

EL PASO: Oct. 27 “El Paso Wine Fest“ More than 300 wines from different countries and grape varietals will be available for sampling along with decadent culinary delights from more than 15 of the area’s top restaurants. Representatives from some of Napa Valley’s top wineries will be on hand to showcase their wines and answer questions. 114 W. Mills Ave. elpasowinefest.com
915-588-8558

MONAHANS: Oct. 26-27 “Remote Plane Fly-In“ Remote plane owners from all over gather to fly and demonstrate various types of remote planes. Ward County Event Center,
1525 E. Monahans Parkway. monahans.org
432-943-2187

November

ALPINE: Nov. 9-10 Center for Big Bend Studies Conference This annual event brings historians, archeologists, folklorists, and other researchers studying the past and present of the Big Bend region and northern Mexico. Morgan University Center at Sul Ross State University, East Sul Ross Avenue. cbbs.sulross.edu 432-837-8179

ALPINE: Nov. 16-17 Artwalk Alpine’s biggest arts festival spans two days to showcase art exhibitions in many local businesses against a backdrop of live music. Downtown Alpine, 105 E. Holland Ave. artwalkalpine.com 432-837-3067

EL PASO: Sept. 1-Nov. 4 Celebration of Our Mountains Events hosted during the fall include hikes, walks, and talks. Various locations. celebmtns.org/events

EL PASO: Nov. 2-4 A Christmas Fair This annual shopping gift market has officially kicked off the holiday season in El Paso for the past 43 years. The event, recognized as an El Paso tradition, is staged with more than 220 merchants and an average of 15,000 shoppers. El Paso Convention Center. jlep.org/achristmasfair

EL PASO: Nov. 4 Carol Burnett With a new Netflix special coming out, the award-winning actress, comedian, and best-selling author is set to head out on tour with a stop in El Paso at the Plaza Theatre for “An Evening of Laughter and Reflection.” Plaza Theatre, 1 Pioneer Plaza. 915-231-1100

EL PASO: Nov. 9-11 Franklin Mountain Trail Runs This is a true Texas mountain race in the Franklin Mountains in Far West Texas. Most of the trail is low desert with runnable terrain and some easy technical segments. The climb to the North Franklin Peak is a combination of steep climbing and switchbacks. Franklin Mountains State Park. trailracingovertexas.com

EL PASO: Nov. 10-11 “The Sound of Music” The hills are alive! The spirited, romantic, and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony-, Grammy-, and Academy Award-winning best score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” and the title song. Plaza Theatre. 915-231-1100

EL PASO: Nov. 15-Jan. 1, 2019 WinterFest The Downtown Arts Festival Plaza and surrounding areas will come to life with lights, food, holiday shopping, festivities, and the coolest thing of all: an outdoor ice skating rink located near the Plaza Theatre. Downtown El Paso. winterfestep.com

EL PASO: Nov. 17 Flyin Horse Half Mara- thon, 10K, and 5K With three distance options, this event is fun and memorable for runners of all levels. The race begins and ends in Anthony, the “Gateway to Texas,” but crosses into New Mexico to take runners through two states in one race. 100 Richard White. raceelpaso.com

VAN HORN: Nov. 23-Dec. 10 Trans Pecos Big Buck Tournament An annual desert mule deer tournament. Van Horn Convention Center, 1801 W. Broadway St. vanhorntexas.us 432-283-2682

 

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