October

ABILENE: Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Big Country Balloon Fest The 23rd annual weekend of family fun includes hot air balloons, live entertainment, children’s games and inflatable rides, a silent auction, food and craft vendors, and a balloon glow on Friday and Saturday nights. Red Bud Park, 3125 S. 32nd St. hotairballoon.com/big-country-balloon-fest 325-795-0995

ABILENE: Oct. 6-7 SDPC Door Car Shootout The race features three classes: Big Tire, Small Tire, and Street Tire. Guaranteed payout for all classes. The Big Country Raceway, 5601 W. Stamford St. bigcountryraceway.com 325-721-2021

ABILENE: Oct. 13-14 Speedway Southern Challenge Head out to the speedway for a weekend of thrilling car racing. Abilene Speedway, 6825 US 80. abilenespeedway.com 325-725-3849

ABILENE: Oct. 28 Boo at the Zoo Dress up your little beasts and bring them to the zoo for a day of trick-or-treating, costume contests, games, and animal fun. Abilene Zoo, 2070 Zoo Lane. abilenezoo.org 325-437-4914

ALBANY: Sept. 16-Feb. 3 “Cell Series: Kelly O’Connor” A widely acclaimed exhibition series that presents the work of living artists within the “challenging” upper galleries of the historic 1877 jail structure. Sustaining the passion of the OJAC founders in supporting and exhibiting contemporary artists, visitors encounter works by artists who attempt to interpret and translate the world we universally experience with often surprising and enlightening results. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325-762-2269

ALBANY: Sept. 16-Feb. 3, 2018 “Ronald Watson” Ronald Watson utilizes strict systems of order, an artist’s intuition, and the viewers’ perception to construct complex and intriguing sculptures with acute attention to detail and craftsmanship. Watson’s work conveys a sense of stability in a world that is perceived to be in a state of chaos. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325-762-2269

ALBANY: Sept. 16-Feb. 3, 2018 “Texas Moderns: Bill Bomar” The fourth in a series of fall exhibitions focusing on artists active in mid to late 20th century Texas will feature the work of Bill Bomar. Often associated with the artists of the Fort Worth Circle, Bomar was also an art collector, supporter of other artists, and one of the founders of the Old Jail Art Center. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325-762-2269

AMARILLO: July 14-Oct. 1 “Biennial 600: Architecture” The seventh in an ongoing series of juried biennial exhibitions exploring specific areas of artistic practice, material, and/or content. This year’s show focuses on architects and artists working at the intersection of art and architecture. This exhibit will be juried by Rand Elliott, FAIA, or Elliott + Associates Architects in Oklahoma City. Amarillo Museum of Art, 2200 S. Van Buren St. amarilloart.org 806-371-5050

AMARILLO: Aug. 1-Oct. 14 America’s Horse in Art Show This exhibit brings together top Western artists who collectively create a view of the American Quarter Horse and its place in America’s heart. American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum, 2601 I-40 E. aqha.com/museum 806-376-5181

AMARILLO: Oct. 27-Nov. 25 American Quarter Horse Photography Show A stunning exhibit featuring American Quarter Horse Association member photography. The photos tell the story of America’s horse and the love the nation has for it. American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, 2601 I-40 East. aqha.com/museum 806-376-5181

BROWNFIELD: Oct. 13-14 Terry County Harvest Festival On Friday, enjoy Texas music and a motors car show, with food trucks and vendors. On Saturday, a morning parade downtown on Broadway is followed by an all-day festival including a car show, food trucks, vendors activity booths, music, and entertainment. Coleman Park, 510 S. First. brownfieldchamber.com 806-637-2564

CANYON: Through Feb. 24, 2018 “When Georgia Was Here” Drawn from the PPHM’s art collection and from public and private collections nationwide, the exhibition will present a new perspective on American art contemporaneous with Georgia O’Keefe’s time at WTAMU 1916 and 1918. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. panhandleplains.org

CHILDRESS: Oct. 28 Delbert Days Car Show An annual open car show held in honor of the late Delbert Wilson. Bring cars, trucks, motorcycles, and tractors, and enjoy a fun day with family and friends. Delbert Days Car Show, Avenue D and Main Street. 940-937-3633

CHILDRESS: Oct. 28 Downtown Trick or Treat Kids are provided a safe route to trick-or-treat with merchants and individuals providing candy. Main & Commerce, Main and Commerce streets. 940-937-2567

COLORADO CITY: Oct. 6-7 Boer Goat Cookoff 45 teams compete for prize money by cooking brisket, ribs, beans, and dessert. Ruddick Park, 1501 E. 7th St. 325-728-5252

COLORADO CITY: Oct. 7, 14 Railhead Pumpkin Patch and Holiday Shoppe Pumpkins, sweet treats, and fall decor are available for purchase, alongside games to play, photo spots, a bounce house, and the Chamber Choo-Choo. Railhead Building, 150 E. First St. coloradocitychamberofcommerce.com 325-728-3403

DALHART: Oct. 7, 21 The Purpose Market A seasonal open-air market, with farmers, artisans, chefs, and vendors sharing their passions and purposes, including fresh produce, quality handmade goods, delicious foods and treats, and mission-driven products from around the world. Purpose Coffee Co., 324 Rock Island. thepurposemarket.com 806-249-0099

DALHART: Oct. 13 Lee Roy Parnell in Concert La Rita Theater, 311 Denrock Ave.

DALHART: Oct. 15 St. Anthony’s Catholic School Oktoberfest The first St. Anthony School Oktoberfest was held 35 years ago in October 1982, when parishoners of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church decided to start a fundraiser that would not only help the school financially, but also bring the church, school, and community together. Rita Blanca Coliseum, 2222 FM 281. 806-244-4128

DALHART: Oct. 28-29 Halloween Barrel Bash Dress up in your Halloween best while running barrels. XIT Rangers Arena, FM 281. 806-249-2791

DALHART: Oct. 31 Trunk or Treat Festival Bring your kids out to see trunks decorated for Halloween and filled with candy. Downtown Dalhart, Denrock Avenue. dalhart.org 806-244-5646

ELECTRA: Oct. 26 Scarecrow Festival Enjoy a Halloween costume contest, coloring contest, cakewalk, dunking booth, car bash, food booths, and more. Scarecrow Festival, 100 W. Cleveland. electratexas.org 940-495-3577

FLOYDADA: Oct. 14 Punkin Days A pumpkin festival with related games and activities, retail booths, arts and crafts, a car show, chili cookoff, and more. Downtown Floydada, 100 S. Main St. floydadachamber.com 806-983-3434

LUBBOCK: Sept. 8-Oct. 29 West Texas Watercolor Society Fall Show Fall exhibition and sale of beautiful water media art works by members of West Texas Watercolor Society. Legacy Event Center, 1500 14th St. wtws.org 806-794-4655

LUBBOCK: Oct. 14 Grape Day Try new varietals of wines, explore art booths, take a wine tour, and taste from food trucks. Llano Estacado Winery, 3426 E FM 1585. llanowine.com 806-745-2258

LUBBOCK: Oct. 14 Texas Wine Series Enjoy a scenic run through the vineyards, and enjoy food and wine after the race. Llano Estacado Winery, 3426 E. FM 1585. texaswineseries.com 806-745-2258

LUBBOCK: Oct. 27-28 “The Addams Family” Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. Lubbock Christian University, McDonald Moody Auditorium, Eileen Boulevard. lcu.edu/tickets 806-720-7151

LUBBOCK: Oct. 28 Lubbock Book Festival Celebrating the literary culture and community of West Texas and beyond, the festival will showcase a series of featured authors, who will speak to attendees throughout the day-long event about their published books. The festival program will feature New York Times best-selling authors, award-winning Texas Tech writers, and regional and local favorites who have written on a variety of topics and genres. Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K. lubbockbookfestival.org 806-762-8606

LUBBOCK: Oct. 29 West Texas Latino Artist Show and Dia de lost Muertos Celebracion Sixth annual event promoting art and culture and showcasing Latino artists, local performers, classic cars, and more. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. visitlubbock.org 806-792-1212

POSSUM KINGDOM: Oct. 6-7 Possum Fest Barbecue and Chili Cookoff Cook at the 21st annual cookoff. There will also be an auction and raffle items, plus vendors. Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce, 362 N. FM 2353. possumkingdomlake.com 940-779-2424

QUANAH: Oct. 31 Trunk to Treat Dress in costume for train rides, games, food, and the fun of visiting all the decorated trunks. 300 S, Main St. 940-663-2222

RANGER: Oct. 14 Ranger Oil Boom Centennial Celebration A big parade featuring the theme “Most Spectacular Blowout of All” will kick off a week of events celebrating the biggest, wildest, roaringest boom of all. This year marks the centennial year of the oil boom in Ranger, noted as “the boom that won World War I.” For information and schedule, contact the Ranger Historical Preservation Society. Loop 254 West. 254-647-3340

ROSCOE: Oct. 21 West Texas Wind Festival Features food and craft vendors, live music, a mud bog, dancing, and fireworks. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 115 Cypress St. cityofroscoe.com 325-766-4150

SAN ANGELO: Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Race Series Showdown For racing fans around the country, nothing satisfies their urge for speed and raw horsepower like this racing series. This now united sport allows more than 900 teams to run for one national championship; each national event spotlights several pro classes highlighted by the Top Fuel Hydro class. Lake Nasworthy Marina & RV Park, 2680 Camper Road. lucasoildragboats.com 951-870-6381

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 5-Dec. 3 The Ehrlich Collection of American and British Ceramics Individual exhibitions featuring paintings. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 5-Dec. 3 The Garden of Earthly Delights: Exhibitions Featuring the Work of Julie Heffernan and Kathleen Elliot Individual exhibitions featuring paintings. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 13, 2017-Aug. 18, 2019 Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition The fifth biennial juried competition will feature 12 large outdoor sculptures. Sunken Garden Park, 704 S. David St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 14 Family Day Eco Fair Includes hands-on art activities. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 15 Chamber Music Series Concert Begins at 2 p.m. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 19 Downtown Stroll Free admission to the museum during the event. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 19-20 Murder Mystery Event Tour Fort Concho where a “murder” has been committed, and solve the mystery by listening to various characters of the fort’s historic era. Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 3514 Cedar Ridge. fortconcho.com 325-657-4444

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 21-29 En Plein Air Texas Some of the best plein air artists in the country gather for a full week of painting West Texas lands and historic towns out in the open air. Visitors can watch over the shoulders of professional artists as they paint, attend free talks and demos, eat lunch with an artist, and purchase a moment in time painted by one of the artists. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org or enpleinairtexas.com 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 24 Fort Concho Night Tours Tour Fort Concho at night and hear true tales of the scary past. Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 S. Oakes. fortconcho.com 325-657-4444

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 27-29 Cinch Roping Fiesta The San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association initiated the Roping Fiesta in 1954 as a way to help generate revenue for the association in the off season from the stock show and rodeo. First Community Credit Union Spur Arena, 200 W. 43rd St. sanangelorodeo.com 325-653-7785

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 28 Brews, Ewes, and Barbecue An event in the heart of downtown that pays homage to West Texas heritage, traditions, and culture. Naturally, “The Wool Capital of the World” adds lamb to the competition. Downtown San Angelo, 24 W. Concho Ave. downtownsanangelo.com 325-655-2345

STANTON: Oct. 14-15 Old Sorehead Trade Days Shop for arts and crafts, furniture, jewelry, clothing, and antiques, and enjoy live entertainment and food during this event jokingly named for the town’s few “old soreheads.” Historic Downtown Streets and Community Center Complex, 209 N. St. Peter. stantontex.com 432-756-2006

VERNON: Oct. 20-21 Red River Barbecue Battle and Bacon Fest Sanctioned by Lone Star Barbecue Society, the eighth annual competition will begin Friday for salsa and steak. The four cooking categories for Saturday include brisket, ribs, chicken, and beans. Events Center, 301 Wilbarger. vernontexas.net 940-552-2564

WICHITA FALLS: Oct. 27 TexomaMini Maker Faire Part science fair, part county fair, and part something brand new, this community event celebrates the act of making things. With a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), the event provides a place for children, parents, educators, and the community at large to gather and teach, demonstrate, make things, and celebrate the inventive and artistic spirit of the community. Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall, 1000 Fifth St. facebook.com/texomaminimaker 940-867-9032

WOLFFORTH: Oct. 7 Harvest Festival and Parade The annual festival includes food, craft and merchandise vendors, entertainment, kids activities, and a parade down Main Street. 302 Main St. mywolfforthnews.com 806-855-4159

WYLIE: Oct. 26 Boo on Ballard Costumed kids trick-or-treat in downtown Wylie at this safe, free, family-friendly celebration. Vendors hand out candy on the street, the library hosts costume contests for kids and pets, and the rec center hosts Glow in the Park at Olde City Park with a bungee trampoline, zip line, foam pit, and live DJ. Historic Downtown Wylie, 112 Ballard Ave. wylietexas.gov 972-516-6016

 

September

ABILENE: Sept. 7-16 West Texas Fair and Rodeo Catch the thrills and spills of the rodeo and pack in 10 full days of fun. This old fashioned county fair features children’s activities, entertainment, livestock and horse shows, carnival rides, exhibits, a PRCA rodeo, a wide variety of food, and other events. Taylor County Expo Center, 1700 Texas 36. taylorcountyexpocenter.com 325-677-4376

ABILENE: Sept. 17-23 West Texas Book Festival Sponsored by Friends of the Abilene Public Library, the 17th annual festival features presentations and workshops with 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 and Abilene Convention Center, 202 Cedar St. and 1100 N. Sixth St. abilenetx.com 325-676-6017

ABILENE: Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Big Country Balloon Fest The 23rd annual event includes hot air balloons, live entertainment, children’s games and inflatable rides, a silent auction, food and craft vendors, and a balloon glow on Friday and Saturday nights. Red Bud Park, 3125 S. 32nd St. hotairballoon.com/big-country-balloon-fest 325-795-0995

ALBANY: Sept. 16-Feb. 3 “Cell Series: Kelly O’Connor” Widely acclaimed exhibition series presents the work of living artists within the “challenging” upper galleries of the historic 1877 jail structure. Sustaining the passion of the OJAC founders in supporting and exhibiting contemporary artists, visitors encounter works by artists that attempt to interpret and translate the world we universally experience with often surprising and enlightening results. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325-762-2269

ALBANY: Sept. 16-Feb. 3, 2018 “Ronald Watson” Ronald Watson utilizes strict systems of order, an artist’s intuition, and the viewers’ perception to construct complex and intriguing sculptures with acute attention to detail and craftsmanship. Watson’s work conveys a sense of stability in a world that is perceived to be in a state of chaos. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325-762-2269

ALBANY: Sept. 16-Feb. 3, 2018 “Texas Moderns: Bill Bomar” The fourth in a series of fall exhibitions focusing on artists active in mid- to late-20th century Texas. Often associated with the artists of the Fort Worth Circle, Bomar was also an art collector, supporter of other artists, and one of the founders of the Old Jail Art Center. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325-762-2269

AMARILLO: July 14-Oct. 1 “Biennial 600: Architecture” The seventh in an ongoing series of juried biennial exhibitions exploring specific areas of artistic practice, material, and/or content. This year’s event focuses on architects and artists working at the intersection of art and architecture. This exhibit will be juried by Rand Elliott, FAIA, or Elliott + Associates Architects in Oklahoma City. Amarillo Museum of Art, 2200 S. Van Buren St. amarilloart.org 806-371-5050

AMARILLO: Aug. 1-Oct. 14 America’s Horse in Art Show This exhibit brings together top Western artists who collectively create a view of the American Quarter Horse and its place in America’s heart. American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum, 2601 I-40 E. aqha.com/museum 806-376-5181

AMARILLO: Aug. 25-Sep. 2 AQHA World Championship Show At American Quarter Horse Association’s championship, top senior competitors (age 50 and older) and their American Quarter Horses run through a variety of equine events to determine the winners. Amarillo National Center, 3301 SE 10th Ave. aqha.com 806-376-4811

AMARILLO: Sept. 2 Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch Rodeo One of the keys to turning around the lives of at-risk children is finding positive ways for them to experience a sense of adventure. Each Labor Day weekend, Boys Ranch welcomes thousands of visitors to enjoy an authentic Western barbecue lunch and exciting rodeo action. Youth compete in events like mutton busting, bronc riding, and barrel racing. A relatively new feature is a family-centric festival with games, fun, food, and souvenirs. Boys Ranch, 8 Julian Bivins Blvd. calfarley.org/rodeo 800-687-3722

AMARILLO: Sept. 15-23 Tri-State Fair and Rodeo This favorite family celebration in the Texas Panhandle includes livestock shows, a carnival, and a PRCA rodeo. Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 SE 10th Ave. tristatefair.com 806-376-7767

BIG SPRING: Sept. 9 Comanche Warrior Triathlon Compete in a 500-meter swim, 18-mile bike ride, and 5K run. Dora Roberts Community Center, 100 Whipkey Dr. permianbasinevents.com

BIG SPRING: Sept. 28-30 Howard County Fair Event features a carnival, vendors, music, cooking demos, and more. Howard County Fair Grounds. hcfair.org

BIG SPRING: Sept. 30 Clay Walker in Concert Presented by Franklin and Son Tires and VIP Sports Getaway. Opening act is Deryl Dodd. Howard County Rodeo Bowl. 1205 Robin St. 432-264-5110

CANYON: Through Feb. 24, 2018 “When Georgia Was Here” Drawn from the PPHM’s art collection and from public and private collections nationwide, the exhibition will present a new perspective on American art contemporaneous with Georgia O’Keefe’s time at WTAMU 1916 and 1918. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. panhandleplains.org

CHILDRESS: Sept. 23 Chamber Golf Tournament Support the local chamber by participating in this annual event featuring a four-person scramble. StoneyRidge Golf Course, 910 FM 2530. 940-937-2481

DALHART: Sept. 2, 16 The Purpose Market—Support our Schools A seasonal open-air market, with farmers, artisans, chefs, and vendors sharing their passions and purposes, including fresh produce, quality handmade goods, delicious foods and treats, and mission-driven products from around the world. Sept. 2 event supports local schools. Purpose Coffee Co., 324 Rock Island. thepurposemarket.com 806-249-0099

DALHART: Sept. 16 Relay for Life The event will kick off by celebrating everyone who’s been affected by cancer. Whether someone’s been diagnosed for 10 days or been cancer-free for 10 years, they gather together for the crowd to cheer them on. relay.acsevents.org 806-244-5646

LUBBOCK: Sept. 8-10 National Cowboy Symposium The 29th annual celebration preserves Western heritage and cowboy culture with entertainers, writers, horse-handling, and more. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. cowboy.org 806-798-7825

LUBBOCK: Sept. 8-Oct. 29 West Texas Watercolor Society Fall Show Fall exhibition and sale of beautiful water media art works by members of West Texas Watercolor Society. Legacy Event Center, 1500 14th St. wtws.org 806-794-4655

LUBBOCK: Sept. 9 Apple Butter Festival Apple slingshots, live music, a petting zoo, barbecue, and more. The Orchard, 12206 US 62. theorchardtexas.com 806-892-2961

LUBBOCK: Sept. 14 McPherson Patio Nights Enjoy award-winning wine, live music, and a local food truck on McPherson’s patio. McPherson Patio Nights, 1615 Texas Ave. mcphersoncellars.com 806-687-9463

LUBBOCK: Sept. 22-30 Panhandle South Plains Fair One of Lubbock’s greatest annual events complete with rides, agriculture, animals, and fair food. Panhandle South Plains Fairgrounds, U.S. 82 Frontage Road. southplainsfair.com 806-763-2833

MEMPHIS: Sept. 15-16 Hall County Picnic and Reunion On Friday, enjoy hamburgers at noon on the square. Vendors will be on the square all day Saturday, plus a parade is that morning, a meal on the square takes place that evening, and a street dance on the square ends the day. Memphis City Square, 512 Main St. memphistxchamberofcommerce.com 806-259-3144 or 806-681-1281

POSTOAK: Sept. 29-30 Busy Bee Quilt Show Quilts on display, door prizes, craft Items, a donation quilt, and a trash and treasure sale. Post Oak Community Center, Schmittou and Parsonage roads. postoakquilters.com 940-567-2771

QUANAH: Sept. 9 Fall Festival Enjoy arts and crafts, museum tours, sidewalk sales, kids activities, entertainment, food, and games, plus a car, tractor, and truck show. Courthouse Square. 940-663-2222

RANGER: Sept. 16 Roaring Ranger Parade and Festival This year’s parade theme will be “Calm Before The Storm.” The eighth annual event is held immediately afterward and attracts some 2,000 people. Downtown Main Street and Bargsley Park. 254-647-3340 or 254-653-7540

Ralls: Sept 9. 22nd Annual Cotton Boll Festival. This one day event is jammed packed with live music, food, vendors, games and so much more. This event is free to the public and would love for you to join us! 10:00 am – 5:00 pm http://www.rallschamberofcommerce.com/cotton-boll-fest.html 806-253-2342

SAN ANGELO: July 20-Sept. 24 Critical Angles: Featuring the Work of Cathy Cunningham Little Texas artist who uses neon as her primary medium. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: July 20-Sept. 24 Paintings and Sculpture by Jimmy Don Cox An exhibit featuring the artwork of this cowboy, sculptor, and painter of Western art. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Sept. 3 Chamber Music Series Concert Begins at 2 p.m. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Sept. 8-9 Cowboy Gathering An annual meeting celebrates the cowboy way of life and western swing music, all to benefit a local nonprofit. Wells Fargo Pavilion, 200 W. 43rd St. sanangelocowboygathering.com 325-653-7785

SAN ANGELO: Sept. 9 Family Day Fiesta! Includes hands-on art activities. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Sept. 16 Riverfest A fun-filled day for families, friends, and community members to come together and enjoy the beautiful riverwalk downtown. Festivities include the Wacky Rad River Race, a sand volleyball tournament, a golf tournament, a free family concert, a cookoff, a flag football tournament, a river raft race, and a washer-pitching tournament. Downtown San Angelo Riverwalk at Celebration Bridge, 330 S. Irving St. cosatx.us 325-657-4279

SAN ANGELO: Sept. 17 “Play It Again” Concert Program features the West Texas Jazz Orchestra playing big band and jazz music. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Sept. 21 Downtown Stroll Free admission to the museum during the event. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Sept. 23 Archaeology Fair at National Museum Day Free day at Fort Concho with the annual archaeology fair, many crafts and children’s activities, living history, and demonstrations. Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 S. Oakes St. fortconcho.com 325-234-0316

SAN ANGELO: Sept. 23 Lilyfest See more waterlilies on display than at any other botanical garden in the U.S. There will be tours, seminars, a plant sale, food, and entertainment on- site as well. The International Waterlily Collection, Civic League Park, 1000 W. Beauregard Ave. internationalwaterlilycollection.com 832-274-3377

SAN ANGELO: Sept. 23 National Museum Day Free admission to the museum during the event. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Lucas Oil Drag Boat Race Series Showdown For racing fans around the country, nothing satisfies their urge for speed and raw horsepower like this racing series. This now united sport allows more than 900 teams to run for one national championship; each national event spotlights several pro classes highlighted by the Top Fuel Hydro class. Lake Nasworthy Marina & RV Park, 2680 Camper Road. lucasoildragboats.com 951-870-6381

WICHITA FALLS: Sept. 12-16 Texas Oklahoma Fair Fair food is offered on the lighted Midway with exciting rides and games. On military night, all military personnel and their families are admitted free. Free admission to the livestock shows will be featured each evening and all day Saturday. All creative arts will be displayed through Saturday night inside the Exhibit Hall. MPEC, 1000 Fifth St. founderlionsclub.com/texas-oklahoma-fair 940-720-2999

WICHITA FALLS: Sept. 22-23 “Quilting in the Falls” Quilt Show Quilts on display. Multi-Purpose Event Center, 1000 Fifth St. wichitafallsquiltguild.org

WICHITA FALLS: Sept. 23-25 Top of Texas Market Presented by Wichita County Heritage Society, more than 50 vendors will be displaying a wide variety of items, including art, pottery, clothing, leather goods, furniture, gourmet foods, candles, books, kitchen items, cookware, antiques, and more. There will also be demonstrations and taste testing. Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall B, 1000 Fifth St. topoftexasmarket.com 940-723-0623

 

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