November

ABILENE: Nov. 1-3 Thanksgiving Marketplace One weekend a month, more than 40 local artists, crafters, and merchants show and sell their wares of reclaimed, re- stored, and upcycled goods. Seasonal decor, furniture, art, estate sale goods, and goods already stateside—not massively imported—are the anchor of selections. Goods are also created from raw products and shoppers can find locally made confections, fashions, and sterling jewelry. WareHouse 14 Marketplace, 1502 South Treadaway. 325-829-0855; facebook.com/pg/warehouse14marketplace

ABILENE: Nov. 1 Art Adventure This monthly mom and tot program for preschoolers combines different aspects of visual and verbal literacy by exposing the children to books and art based on the featured artist in the gallery. National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, 102 Cedar St. abilenevisitors.com/calendar

ABILENE: Nov. 2-3 24fps International Short Film Festival This unique short film festival, now in its 20th year, is a juried competition for student and independent filmmakers worldwide. Two evenings of short film programs feature projects of 20 minutes or less. Past winners have gone on to receive student Academy Awards, and exhibit at the Cannes and Sundance Festivals. Historic Paramount Theatre, 352 Cy- press St. abilenevisitors.com/calendar

ABILENE: Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Family Fun Saturdays A come-and-go family program where little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, 102 Cedar St. abilenevisitors.com/calendar

ABILENE: Nov. 3 Jeff Boyer’s Big Bubble Bonanza Guinness Book of World Records- holder and master bubble wrangler Boyer blows bubbles like no one else, creating big bubble effects such as bubble rainbows with people inside and gigantic bubbles that blow their own bubbles. Mixing comedy, music, and millions of bubbles, Boyer engages and delights audiences of all ages. Historic Paramount Theatre, 352 Cypress St. abilenevisitors.com/calendar

ABILENE: Nov. 8-10 ABWA Christmas in November Peruse arts, crafts, gifts, and prizes. Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St. abilenevisitors.com/calendar

ABILENE: Nov. 29-Dec. 1 Happy Holidays Gift and Furniture Show One weekend a month, more than 40 local artists, crafters, and merchants show and sell their wares of reclaimed, restored, and upcycled goods. Seasonal decor, furniture, art, estate sale goods, and goods already stateside—not massively imported—are the anchor of se- lections. Goods are also created from raw products and shoppers can find locally made confections, fashions, and sterling jewelry. WareHouse 14 Marketplace, 1502 South Treadaway. 325-829-0855; facebook.com/pg/warehouse14marketplace

ABILENE: Nov. 29-30 Thanksgiving Throwdown Enjoy drag racing at its finest. The Big Country Raceway, 5601 W. Stamford St. abilenevisitors.com/calendar

AMARILLO: Nov. 7-10 Working Ranch Cowboy Association World Champion- ship Ranch Rodeo Cowboys from ranches across the West come to town for this serious rodeo. Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St. 806-374-9722

AMARILLO: Nov. 29 Center City Electric Light Parade This annual parade kicks off the holiday season in Amarillo. Downtown Amarillo, Polk Street. 806-372-6744

COLEMAN: Nov. 1 Coleman County Deer Hunter Festival Paid admission to this event makes you eligible for all door-prize drawings. There are 20 guns plus other prizes to be given away. Bill Franklin Cen- ter, 13152 SH 206. 325-280-9931

COLORADO CITY: Nov. 1 Hunter’s Apprecation Dinner A fajita dinner is served and patrons enjoy raffles for guns, deer feeders, and lots of other hunting accessories. Door prizes are also handed out. Railhead Building, 150 E. First St. 325-728-3403

COLORADO CITY: Nov. 16-17 Holiday Palooza Shop a collection of arts and crafts, antiques, home décor, great gifts, and food vendors. Railhead Building, 150 E. First St. 325-728-3403; coloradocity chamberofcommerce.com

DALHART: Nov. 11 Veteran’s Day Parade Parade honors all military personnel. A ceremony is held immediately afterward. Downtown Denrock, Denrock Avenue. 806-244-5646; dalhart.org

DUMAS: Nov. 16 Candy Cane Lane
This annual event features Christmas lights, holiday-themed lighted displays, food booths, arts and crafts booths, a Santa House, free pictures with the jolly old man himself, wagon rides, school choirs, and bands. To kick off the holiday, Santa throws the switch that turns on the Christmas lights throughout downtown. Moore County Courthouse, 715 S. Dumas Ave. 806-922-3451; dumaschamber.com

ELECTRA: Nov. 30 Holiday of Lights Parade Ring in the Christmas holiday with lighted floats and vehicles, the lighting of the angels, and dance performances. Downtown Electra, 112 W. Cleveland St. 940-495-3577; electratexas.org

LUBBOCK: Sept. 6-Nov. 4 West Texas Watercolor Society Fall Show Member artists exhibit and sell their beautiful water media artworks. Legacy Event Center, 1500 14th St. 806-928-6735; wtws.org

LUBBOCK: Nov. 22-Jan. 19 West Texas Watercolor Society Winter Show Member artists exhibit and sell their beautiful water media artworks. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave. 806-928-6735; wtws.org

LUBBOCK: Nov. 25-Jan. 31 “High and Dry” Photography Exhibit Celebrate the unique beauty of the world’s arid and semi- arid landscapes. Since 2001, the Office of International Affairs at Texas Tech University has curated this juried photographic exhibition of peoples and places of the world’s dry lands. Images have been shot as far as Morocco, Iran, and Chile, and as near as Caprock Canyon. Texas Tech University International Cultural Center, 601 Indiana Ave. 806-742-3667; depts.ttu.edu

MINERAL WELLS: Nov. 30 Merry Wells Christmas Festival and Lighted Parade Enjoy artisan-made goods, yummy food, a lighted Christmas parade, live performances throughout the day, photos with Santa, and hot cocoa. Downtown Mineral Wells. 940-325-2557; merrywells.org

POST: Nov. 2,9,16,23 “A Rhapsody of Angels” A live Biblical drama occurs every Saturday in November. Ragtown Gospel Theater, 870 Ragtown Road. 877-724- 8696; ragtown.com

POST: Nov. 8-10 Old Mill Trade Days Shop for arts, crafts, furniture, jewelry, clothing, home decor, homemade candy, candles, goat milk soap, antiques, and gifts. Plus, enjoy live entertainment and food. Old Mill Trade Days, 318 S. Ave. F. 432-934-1479; oldmilltradedays.com

SAN ANGELO: Sept 17-Nov. 3 “Bus Stops: Photos of the Middle of Nowhere by Michael Kruscha” The German artist debuts a series of photographs showing bus stops he found while traveling over many years. His photos show the enormous variety of architectural styles and constructions that exist in different countries, from iron sculptures, wooden or mud-brick shelters, and tin-roof huts, to monstrous concrete constructions. They are places where time stands still and every single shelter tells its own story. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. 325-653-3333; samfa.org

SAN ANGELO: Sept 17-Nov. 3 “Highlights from the Permanent Collection” See se- lections from the Art Museum’s permanent collection. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. 325-653-3333; samfa.org

WICHITA FALLS: Nov. 29-30; Dec. 6-7, 13-14, 20-24 Electricritters With the flip of a switch, more than 60,000 lights on more than 150 lighted displays glitter and sparkle. Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the Butterfly Queen make an appearance each night. River Bend Nature Center, 2200 Third St. 940-767-0843; riverbendnaturecenter.org

 

October

ABILENE: Aug 30-Sept. 1 Texas LULAC Labor Day Softball Tournament Teams from all over Texas and Oklahoma compete. All money raised goes to local scholarships and community sponsorships. Nelson Park Website: abilenevisitors.com/calendar

ABILENE: Oct. 1 Fashions for the Cure Local boutiques showcase the latest fall fashions modeled by local cancer survivors on the runway during this 16th annnual event. The style show and silent auction benefits Cancer Services Network. Convention Center Website: abilenevisitors.com/calendar

ABILENE: Oct. 1-2 USA Softball of Texas Frightfest Fastpitch Tournament Support local athletes as they participate in this two-day tournament. Redbud Park Website: abilenevisitors.com/calendar

ABILENE: Oct. 3-5 Ward Brothers Senior Team Roping Association Finals Calf roping started from the duties of actual working cowboys who needed to catch a calf and tie its legs for branding. Watch as members of this association compete to see who can rope the calves with the greatest speed. Taylor County Expo Center Website: abilenevisitors.com/calendar

ABILENE: Oct. 4-6 Halloween Spook-tacular Marketplace More than 40 spook-tacular local artists, craftsmen, and merchants show and sell their wares of reclaimed, restored, and up-cycled goods one weekend a month at this local show focused on locally made and locally owned goods. Seasonal decor, furniture, art, estate sale goods, and goods already stateside—not massively imported—are the anchor of boo-tiful selections you’ll want for the season. Goods are also created from raw products and shoppers can find locally made confections, fashions, and sterling jewelry. WareHouse 14 Marketplace Phone: 325-829-0855 Website: facebook.com/pg/Warehouse14Marketplace/posts

ABILENE: Oct. 4 Art Adventure This monthly mom and tot program for preschoolers combines different aspects of visual and verbal literacy by exposing the children to books and art based on the featured artist in the gallery. National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature Website: abilenevisitors.com/calendar

ABILENE: Oct. 4-6 West Texas Book Festival Sponsored by Friends of the Abilene Public Library, this 19th annual event includes presentations and workshops featuring local and regional authors, a cookbook gala, and the Boots & Books Luncheon with a special guest speaker. Presentations are held throughout the week and all day Saturday. Abilene Public Library Website: abilenevisitors.com/calendar

ABILENE: Oct. 4-6 USTA Adult Open Tournament Mixed, 18 and older tennis players. Rose Park Tennis Center Website: abilenevisitors.com/calendar

ABILENE: Oct. 5 West Texas Food Truck Festival Sample treats at food trucks from all over the area while enjoying live music at this full-day event. Back Porch of Texas Website: abilenevisitors.com/calendar

ABILENE: Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 Family Fun Saturdays A come-and-go family program where little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the gallery. National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature Website: abilenevisitors.com/calendar

ABILENE: Oct. 8 Bunco for Breast Cancer Tournament Proceeds from this 17th annual event benefit The Hope Fund and will be used to provide 3D mammograms to women unable to afford breast cancer screenings, medical supplies for uninsured patients experiencing lymphadema as a result of breast cancer treatment, and lodging assistance for patients receiving multi-day breast cancer treatment at Hendrick Cancer Center. This year’s theme is Jungle Safari. Taylor County Expo Center Website: abilenevisitors.com/calendar

ABILENE: Oct. 10 ArtWalk: Great Gurney Race The second annual fundraiser for Global Samaritan Resources, in conjunction with ArtWalk, features free entertainment down the middle of Cypress Street. Downtown Abilene Website: abilenevisitors.com/calendar

ABILENE: Oct. 18-19 Abilene Speedway Summer Challenge Head out to the speedway for a weekend of thrilling car racing. Abilene Speedway Website: abilenevisitors.com/calendar

ABILENE: Oct. 18-19 ASC Crossover Volleyball Tournament Watch players compete in this collegitate tournament. McMurry University Website: abilenevisitors.com/calendar

ABILENE: 19-20 Texas Gun and Knife Show Provides a safe environment for the public to come shop for guns, knives, and ammo. Convention Center Website: abilenevisitors.com/calendar

ABILENE: Oct. 24 Noah Project 40th Anniversary The organization celebrates 40 years with guest speaker Taylor Armstrong. Convention Center Website: abilenevisitors.com/calendar

ABILENE: Oct. 24-27 Western Horseman Stock Horse World Championships This show is open to any exhibitor. There are two complete shows with placings and awards for each day. Points earned on both days of competition are added together to determine the Stock Horse World Champions. Taylor County Expo Center Website: abilenevisitors.com/calendar

ABILENE: Oct. 25-26 Haunted Abilene This family-friendly event has a haunted house, haunted graveyard, scary movies, a children’s area, and a scary maze garden. Food, popcorn, and more will be available for purchase. Swenson House Website: abilenevisitors.com/calendar

ABILENE: Oct. 26 Abilene Philharmonic: Visions of America The Abilene Philharmonic’s second performance of the season features symphonic photochoreography provided by Westwater Arts. During the performance of Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait and Rodeo Suite, photos are projected on multiple digital displays above the orchestra creating a full multimedia concert experience. Convention Center Website: abilenevisitors.com/calendar

ABILENE: Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Paramount Film Series: “The Changeling” The Paramount Film Series presents the 1980 horror film about a grief-stricken composer who leaves his home in New York City for a giant, secluded house near Seattle and soon starts to feel the presence of a ghost, a boy who drowned in the bathtub there. Starring George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere. Rated R. Historic Paramount Theatre Website: abilenevisitors.com/calendar

AMARILLO: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jazztober Free jazz concerts hosted by Center City are held every Tuesday evening in October on the lawn of the historic Bivins Home in downtown Amarillo. Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Grounds Phone: 806-372-6744

AMARILLO: Oct. 4 First Friday Art Walk Join local artists when they open their galleries to share the art they create every day at Arts in the Sunset. Food trucks and entertainment are on site. Arts in the Sunset Phone: 806-310-2600 Website: artsinthesunset.org

AMARILLO: Oct. 5, 12 Amarillo Community Market The Market hosts live music and a diverse mix of everything the Panhandle has to offer: herbs and veggies, baked goods, live plants, cut flowers, jellies, jams and pickles, and arts and crafts. Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Grounds Phone: 806-335-6360

AMARILLO: Oct. 16-19 Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association Wrangler World Championship This world championship event determines who is the fastest and most accurate shot from horseback. Open A Arena Phone: 806-376-7767

AMARILLO: Oct. 24-26 National Junior Bull Riders Association Youth age 4-19 take a shot at a national title. Tri-State Expo Phone: 918-256-5213

BURKBURNETT: Oct. 19 Meals on Wheels Fish Fry Enjoy an evening of local entertainment and hot, fresh fish while supporting the Burkburnett Meals on Wheels program. This is the third year and there are approximately 1,000 participants. Burkburnett Community Center Phone: 940-867-2185 Website: facebook.com/events/598853943967756/

COLEMAN: Oct. 5 Fiesta De La Paloma Coleman’s annual downtown celebration features vendors, a cookoff, car show, Miss Coleman County Scholarship Pageant, and a street dance. Coleman Chamber of Commerce Phone: 325-625-2163 Website: colemantexas.org

COLORADO CITY: Oct. 4-5 Boer Goat Cookoff This is a two-day cookoff with division winners in categories of goat, beans, pork ribs, brisket, and dessert. Awards are also given in Best of Show, Friendliest Camp, and Classiest Camp. Ruddick Park Phone: 325-728-5252

COLORADO CITY: Oct. 12-13 Pumpkin Patch This is a great family event full of pumpkins, games, and photo opportunities. Pick out your own pumpkin for decoration or carving. Railhead Building Phone: 325-728-3403

DALHART: Oct. 20 WTAMU Symphony: “Live Cinema” The WTAMU Symphony Orchestra provides the live musical accompaniment while a film plays on the big screen. La Rita Theatre Phone: 806-244-5646 Website: larita.org

DALHART: Oct. 20 St. Anthony’s Oktoberfest In October 1982, St. Anthony’s parishioners started a fundraiser that would not only help the school financially, but also bring the church, school, and community together. Items that have been auctioned the past few years include farm and ranch supplies, trips, jewelry, outdoor playsets, and home decor. Rita Blanca Coliseum Website: stanthonydalhart.com

DALHART: Oct 26 La Rita Theatre Performance: The Quebe Sisters Listen to authentic triple fiddle and three-part harmony sound. La Rita Theatre Phone: 806-244-5646 Website: larita.org

DUMAS: Oct. 5-6 Lions Club Arts and Crafts Show This annual arts and crafts show features 40 to 50 artists and vendors from around the Texas Panhandle and surrounding states. There are giveaways throughout the show and a snack bar. All proceeds benefit local organizations that the club contributes to throughout the year. Moore County Community Building Phone: 806-922-3451 Website: dumasnoonlions.com

EASTLAND: Oct. 5 RipFest Everyone’s favorite day in Eastland includes RipFest with a 5K race, large parade, vendor booths, bounce houses, pony rides, and tons of food. Prizes are given to the top parade floats in various categories. Live music includes the Doc Rockin’ Band, Pat Waters—Host of Drive Across Texas, and the Eastland High School Band. A car show is also part of the fun. Downtown Square Phone: 254-488-2481 Website: eastlandchamber.com/ripfest

EASTLAND: Oct. 31 Boo in the Garden Join all businesses and organizations during Halloween for some spooky fun tricks and treats. You see all types of costumes and great photo opportunities so don’t forget your camera. Grimes Memorial Garden Phone: 254-631-0708 Website: eastlandchamber.com

GRAHAM: Oct. 4-6 Stampede Reining Horse Show For everything from the thrill of competing for the top futurity check of $150,000.00 to the satisfaction of successfully completing a maneuver that had previously eluded you, this horse show satisfies all riders. Young County Arena Phone: 940-521-0434 Website: youngcountyarena.com

GRAHAM: Oct. 6-Nov. 3Wildcatter Pumpkin Patch This pumpkin patch benefits Virginia’s House. Admission includes one pony ride, one mini pumpkin, and wagon rides. All sizes of pumpkins are for sale. Wildcatter Ranch Phone: 940-549-3500 Website: wildcatterranch.com

GRAHAM: Oct. 25-26 Senior Pro Rodeo—Bulls and Barrels Enjoy a weekend full of bucking bulls and barrel races. Young County Arena Phone: 940-521-0434 Website: youngcountyarena.com

LEVELLAND: Oct. 18-19 Petticoats on the Prairie This is a two-day juried show and the premier vintage market of West Texas since 2010. Shop unique vendors from all over the U.S. with the best in vintage, furniture, antiques, clothing, handmade goods, industrial, jewelry, repurposed items, and cool junk, too. Mallet Event Center and Arena Phone: 325-242-1086 Website: petticoatsontheprairie.com

LUBBOCK: Sept. 6-Nov. 4West Texas Watercolor Society Fall Show Member artists exhibit and sell their beautiful water media artworks. Legacy Event Center Phone: 806-928-6735 Website: wtws.org

MINERAL WELLS: Oct. 12 Crazy Water Festival The 40th annual Crazy Water Festival is a crazy-fun time for a crazy-good cause. There are vendors, the Crazy 5K, Crazy Car Show, live music, a children’s area, a chalk art competition, and a beer garden. Downtown Mineral Wells Phone: 940-325-2557 Website: crazywaterfestival.org

MINERAL WELLS: Oct. 19 Crazy Fossil Dig Take the entire family on a trip back in time to dig for ancient fossils from another era. There are so many fossils that you’re sure to find plenty. Mineral Wells Fossil Park Phone: 940-325-2557 Website: mineralwellsfossilpark.com/crazy-fossil-dig

NEWCASTLE: Oct. 25-26 Fort Belknap Days Living historians and re-enactors converge on Fort Belknap and show what life was like on the Texas frontier. Fort Belknap Phone: 940-549-0401

POST: Oct. 11-13 Old Mill Trade Days Shop for arts, crafts, furniture, jewelry, clothing, home decor, homemade candy, candles, goat milk soap, antiques, and gifts. Plus, enjoy live entertainment and food. Old Mill Trade Days Phone: 432-934-1479 Website: oldmilltradedays.com

SAN ANGELO: Sept 17-Nov. 3 “John Biggers: A Texas Legend and His Legacy” View artwork by legendary African American artist John Biggers. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Phone: 325-653-3333 Website: samfa.org

SAN ANGELO: Sept 17-Nov. 3 “Bus Stops: Photos of the Middle of Nowhere by Michael Kruscha” The German artist debuts a series of photographs showing bus stops he found while traveling over many years. His photos try to show the enormous variety of architectural styles and constructions that exist in different countries, from iron sculptures, wooden or mud-brick shelters, tin-roof huts, to monstrous concrete constructions. They are places where time stands still and every single shelter tells its own story. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Phone: 325-653-3333 Website: samfa.org

SAN ANGELO: Sept 17-Nov. 3 “Highlights from the Permanent Collection” See selections from the Art Museum’s permanent collection. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Phone: 325-653-3333 Website: samfa.org

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 10 Fort Concho After Dark Night tours of the historic site are led by period-dressed staff who tell scary stories drawn from the facts of the fort’s army days of 1867-1889. Fort Concho National Historic Landmark Phone: 325-657-4444 Website: fortconcho.com

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 19-26 Murder at Fort Concho Following the rules of the classic game Clue, guests receive a set of clues and information regarding a “murder” that has taken place at the fort. Using the clues and speaking with various characters drawn from the fort’s historic days, guests walk about the site and try to solve the murder mystery and identify the culprit. Fort Concho National Historic Landmark Phone: 325-657-4444 Website: fortconcho.com

SAN ANGELO: Oct 20-27 En Plein Air Texas Juried artists paint throughout Concho Valley at free and ticketed events. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Phone: 325-653-3333 Website: samfa.org

SLATON: Oct. 19-20 Sausage Festival and Oktoberfest Enjoy two days of German-style sausage sales, live music and dancing, and food and beverage trucks. Funfest on Sunday includes games, silent/live auctions, and quilt and cedar chest raffles. Also on Sunday, plates of cooked sausage, smoked chicken, and German potato salad are available. St. Joseph Hall Phone: 806-239-6056 Website: facebook.com/slatonsausage

SNYDER: Oct. 4-5 White Buffalo Days This celebration with late 19th century roots celebrates an old proclamation that dubbed Snyder the “Land of the White Buffalo.” In honor of the sacred beast, the multiday event features a variety of vendors boasting everything from crafts and activities to food. Downtown Snyder Phone: 325-573-3558

SNYDER: Oct. 4-5 Snyder Bike Rally This family-oriented bike rally offers vendors and a variety of entertainment. The Coliseum Phone: 325-573-3558

SNYDER: Oct. 18-19 Holly-Days Bazaar An arena is filled with food, clothing, contests, toys, jewelry, handmade gifts, home décor, and giveaways. The Coliseum Phone: 325-573-3558

SNYDER: Oct. 31 Halloween in the Park Children play fun games and get candy at this free event. Towle Park Phone: 325-573-3558

STANTON: Oct. 12-13 Old Sorehead Trade Days Shop for arts and crafts, furniture, clothing, jewelry, and antiques, and enjoy live entertainment and food at this event jokingly named for the town’s few “Old Soreheads.” Historic Downtown Streets and Community Center Complex Phone: 432-756-2006 Website: stantontex.com

SWEETWATER: Oct. 4-6 Nolan County Fair and Rodeo Festivities include a parade, vendors, chuckwagon cookoff, 4-H county fair, match horse races, and rodeo competitions. Nolan County Coliseum Phone: 325-235-3484 Website: http://nolancc.com/events.html

SWEETWATER: Oct. 12 Monthly Chamber Movie: “Hotel Transylvania 3” Enjoy a free showing of “Hotel Transylvania 3” along with popcorn and water provided by the Sweetwater and Nolan County Chamber of Commerce. The movie begins at dark. Sweetwater Reporter Parking Lot Phone: 325-235-5488 Website: sweetwatertexas.org

SWEETWATER: Oct. 12-13 40+ Team Roping Fall Classic Contestants aged 40 and up compete in a two-day team roping. Nolan County Coliseum Phone: 325-235-3484 Website: nolancc.com

VERNON: Oct. 18-19 Red River Barbecue Battle Barbecue in this competition is sanctioned by the Lone Star Barbecue Society. Trophies are awarded in four categories: brisket, ribs, chicken, and pulled pork. The grand champion receives $500 and the reserve champion receives $250 along with bragging rights. There is also corn hole and horseshoe tournaments. Wilbarger County Event Center Phone: 940-552-2564 Website: vernontexas.info

WICHITA FALLS: Oct. 3 Sculpture Garden After Dark Stop in for live music, entertainment, and free kid-friendly fun. Enjoy the Sculpture Garden exhibit and grounds, and take a tour of the galleries inside. BYOB. Kemp Center for the Arts Phone: 940-767-2787 Website: artscouncilwf.org/sculpture-garden

WICHITA FALLS: Oct. 3 After Hours Artwalk At this monthly celebration of art in Downtown Wichita Falls, explore art studios, galleries, restaurants, and shops, and meet local artists. Historic Downtown Wichita Falls Phone: 940-322-4525 Website: downtownwf.com

WICHITA FALLS: Oct. 26-27 Sheppard AFB Air Show: USAF Thunderbirds The Thunderbirds have the privilege and responsibility to perform for people all around the world, displaying the pride, precision, and professionalism of American Airmen. In every hour-long demonstration, the team combines years of training and experience with an attitude of excellence to showcase what the Air Force is all about. Sheppard AFB Phone: 940-676-2732 Website: afthunderbirds.com

WICHITA FALLS: Oct. 26-27 Wichita Falls Comic Expo Immerse yourself in this two-day, family-friendly pop culture comic expo. Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall Phone: 940-716-5500 Website: wfmpec.com

WYLIE: Oct. 24 Boo on Ballard Kids dress in costume and head downtown to trick-or-treat with local merchants in a safe, controlled environment. Wylie Parks and Rec also presents Glow in the Park at Olde City Park down the street, with bungee trampoline, a foam cannon pit, and a live DJ. All events are free. Historic downtown Wylie Phone: 972-516-6016 Website: wylietexas.gov/living/events/boo_on_ballard.php

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