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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ALBANY: Sept. 15-Feb. 2, 2019 “René Treviño: A New Codex” Contemporary Mexican-American artist René Treviño will create an installation comprised of his own work alongside his personal selections from the Old Jail Art Center’s Pre-Columbian collection. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325-762-2269

ALBANY: Sept. 15-Feb. 2, 2019 “Texas Moderns: Sam Gummelt” A fall exhibition highlighting Sam Gummelt. His reputation as one of Texas’ leading non-objective abstract artists began in the 1970s coinciding with the Post-modern trend. Since that time, Gummelt has continued to stay the course and commit himself to modernist investigations. Boarded storefronts, doorways, windows, and other geometric structures are the inspiration for many of his multimedia creations. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325-762-2269

CANADIAN: Oct. 20-21 “Fall Foliage Festival“ This event celebrates autumn’s beauty
with fall foliage tours, an arts and crafts show, car show, quilt show, and nature showcase and outdoor classroom. Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Visitors’ Center, 119 N. Second St. canadiantx.com 806-323-6234

COLEMAN: Oct. 6 “Fiesta de la Paloma Festival“ has arts and crafts, food, and more. Downtown. colemantexas.org 325-625-2163

COLORADO CITY: Oct. 5-6 “Boer Goat Cookoff“ Cooks compete to make the best goat, pork ribs, brisket, beans, and dessert. Awards also are given for Best of Show, Friendliest Camp, and Classiest Camp. Ruddick Park, 1205 E. Eighth. 325-728-5252

COLORADO CITY: Oct. 13-14 “Railhead Pumpkin Patch and Holiday Shoppe Pumpkins“, sweet treats, and fall decor are available for purchase, alongside games to play, photo spots, and the Chamber Choo-Choo. Railhead Building, 150 E. First St. coloradocitychamberofcommerce.com
325-728-3403

DALHART: Oct. 21 “St. Anthony’s Catholic School 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 last few years include farm and ranch supplies, trips, jewelry, outdoor playsets, home decor, and more. Rita Blanca Coliseum, 2222 FM 281. stanthonydalhart.com 806-244-4811

DALHART: Oct. 27-28 “XIT Rangers Halloween Boo Barrel Bash“ Dress up in your Halloween best while running barrels at the third annual event. XIT Ranger Arena, FM 281. 806-249-2791

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

DUMAS: Oct. 6-7 “Dumas Noon Lions Club Arts & Crafts Show“ This annual event features 40 to 50 arts and crafts vendors from throughout the Panhandle and surrounding states. Moore County Community Building, 1600 S. Maddox Ave. dumaschamber.com 806-935-2123

FLOYDADA: Oct. 13 “Punkin’ Days“ The agricultural roots run deep in this town known as “Pumpkin Capital, USA.” The festival features a plethora of pumpkins and pumpkin-themed fun, a variety of food, a chili and barbecue cookoff, vendors, a pumpkin pie eating contest, and more. Downtown Square, 114 W. Virginia St. floydadachamber.com/punkin-days 806-983-3434

LUBBOCK: Sept. 7-Oct. 27 “West Texas Watercolor Society Fall Show“ Fall exhibition and sale of beautiful water media artworks by members of West Texas Watercolor Society. Legacy Event Center, 1500 14th St. wtws.org 806-794-4655

LUBBOCK: Oct. 5-6 “Barnum” This American musical is based on the life of showman P.T. Barnum, covering the period from 1835 through 1880 in America and major cities of the world where Barnum took his performing companies. The production combines elements of traditional musical theater with the spectacle of the circus. LCU McDonald Moody Auditorium, 5601 19th St. lcu.edu/ tickets 806-720-7429

LUBBOCK: Oct. 5-Nov. 18 “Celebracion“ An annual invitational exhibition of artwork that explores the history and meaning behind the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos. Artists are not limited by choice of media but are asked to focus on the unified theme of Mexico’s centuries-old ritual of commemorating the death of a loved one. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave. buddyhollycenter.org 806-775-3560

LUBBOCK: Oct. 22-24 “West Texas Watercolor Workshop“ During this three-day workshop, join Ruth Armitage, a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, to explore three (or more) different ways to incorporate white into your watercolors. Look beyond saving whites with masking or negative painting and learn to use opaque media as more than an afterthought. Ashmore Inn And Suites, 4019 S. Loop 289. wtws.org 806-632-6289

PERRYTON: Oct. 18 “Moonlight Madness“ A shopping event on Main Street includes discounts with participating merchants, food, games, a pumpkin patch, a costume contest, nonprofit organizations, giveaways, and more. Downtown Perryton, First-Fifth avenues and Main Street. 806-435-6575

POST: Oct. 12-14 “Old Mill Trade Days“ Shop for arts, crafts, furniture, jewelry, clothing, home decor, homemade candy, candles, goat milk soap, antiques, unfinished wood alphabets, crosses, and more, plus live entertainment and food. 318 S. Avenue F. oldmilltradedays.com
432-934-1479

POST: Oct. 27 “Halloween Carnival“ This seasonal event features a haunted house. Old Mill Trade Days, 318 S. Avenue F. oldmilltradedays.com 432-934-1479

SAN ANGELO: Through 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: Sept. 20-Jan. 20, 2019 “Inside Out” This exhibit about American women is an exploration of women’s status and roles in western society as reflected in fashion, from foundation to silhouette. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 “Art Thursday“ Features free art activities for children and their families. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 5-7 “Remuda Quarter Horse Show“ Three days. Five judges. This event will feature walk-trot trails, barrel racing, and more. First Community Credit Union Spur Arena, 200 W 43rd St. rqha.org 325-653-7785

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 11 “Fort Concho After Dark Night“ tours of the fort with true and possibly scary tales taken from the records. Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 S. Oakes St. fortconcho.com 325-481-2646

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 12-14 “Comic Con“ Shop with vendors and find that one-of-a-kind art for your wall, the next collectible for your collection, and unique items from local crafters. There will be a cosplay contest, gaming tournaments, card and board games, and more. Foster Communications Coliseum, 50 E. 43rd St. sanangelocomiccon.com 325-655-4136

SAN ANGELO: October 12-27 “ Downtown San Angelo Ghost Walks”. Back for a 4th year, our popular Ghost Walks are always a complete sell out! Come explore beautiful historic downtown San Angelo and learn about San Angelo’s history as we journey through the streets to some of the oldest and most haunted buildings. Dusk https://www.betheatre.com/ghost-walks-2018 325-716-4125

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 13 “Baseball Symposium Talks“, displays, and events to celebrate the heritage of baseball in Texas. Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 S. Oakes St.
fortconcho.com 325-481-2730

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 13 “Family Day Health and Wellness“ Includes hands-on art activities. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: October 13 & 20 “Haunted Hayride”. MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Prepare to be scared! Go on a 20-minute, terrifying hayride through the haunted wilderness of the Southside of San Angelo State Park. 7pm https://www.facebook.com/events/1459900670776185/ 325-942-8096

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 18 “Downtown & Cultural District Stroll“ The museum is open for free during the event. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 19 “The New Chinese Acrobats” Witness feats of strength and flexibility from this company created in collaboration with Cirque Éloize. Representing the evolution of Chinese acrobats, this group mixes new techniques and ancient Chinese folk art traditions. Murphey Performance Hall, 72 W. College Ave. sanangelopac.org 325-284-3825

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 19-20 “Murder Mystery Event“ A self-guided tour of the grounds with guests questioning “suspects” about a “murder” on site; based on men and women who lived at Fort Concho 140 years ago. Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 S. Oakes St. fortconcho.com 325-481-2646

SAN ANGELO: October 20 “Asian-American Cultural Festival” Asian Bazaar 2018 October October 20. Free admission and open to the community, “Asian Bazaar!” will feature Asian food, Asian-inspired crafts and merchandise, cultural music and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, children’s activities, silent auction, and more. 11am-5pm aaawtexas.net/ 325-655-4136

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 20-28 “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. “En plein air” is the French term for painting out in the open air. It’s a week where visitors and communities can watch over the shoulders of professional artists as they paint their creative interpretations of the area, ask questions, attend the free talks and demos, eat lunch with an artist, and take home a moment in time painted by one of the artists. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. enpleinairtexas.com 325-656-2500

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 21 “Chamber Music Series Concert“ San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Oct. 22 “U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants in Concert“ The band performs a wide variety of music ranging from classical transcriptions and original works to solo features, light classics, popular favorites, and patriotic selections. Murphey Performance Hall, 72 W. College Ave. sanangelopac.org 325-284-3825

SLATON: Oct. 31 “Trunk or Treat“ Local businesses, churches, and organizations provide candy and other activities in a fun and safe environment. There will be a best-decorated “trunk” contest. Slaton Town Square, Ninth and Garza streets. Slatonchamberofcommerce.org 806-828-6238

STANTON: Oct. 13-14 “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 St. stantontex.com 432-756-2006

VERNON: Oct. 4-6 “Vernon College Rodeo“ This event features bareback broncriding, bull riding, cowgirl’s barrel racing, cowgirl’s breakaway roping, goat tying, saddlebronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, and tie down roping. Wilbarger County Events Center/Bradley Arena, 301 Wilbarger
St. vernoncollege.edu/rodeo-schedule 940-552-6291

VERNON: Oct. 12-14 “Cowboy Mounted Shooting“ The eighth annual CMSA Lone Star Classic will be hosted by Gulf Coast Mounted Shooters. Wilbarger County Events Center, 301 Wilbarger St. gulfcoastmountedshooters.com 888-960-0003

VERNON: Oct. 19-20 “Red River Barbecue Battle & Bacon Fest“ Sanctioned by Lone Star Barbecue Society, the ninth annual competition includes salsa, steak, brisket, ribs, chicken, and beans, plus a gun raffle, awards, and more. Bacon Fest begins Saturday with a competition separated into appetizer, side dish, main dish, and dessert categories. Events Center, 301 Wilbarger St. vernontexas.net 940-552-2564

WICHITA FALLS: Oct. 13 “Falls Town Food Truck Challenge and Festival“ The Downtown Lions Club hosts more than 25 different food trucks to sample. Downtown Wichita Falls, 713 Ohio Ave. downtownwf.com 940-322-4525

WICHITA FALLS: Oct. 20 “Zombie Crawl“ People gather in zombie costumes and “crawl” through downtown. Downtown Wichita Falls, 714 Ohio Ave. downtownwf.com 940-322-4525

WYLIE: Oct. 25 “Boo on Ballard“ Kids are invited to dress in costume and head for historic downtown Wylie to trick-or-treat with local merchants in a safe, controlled environment. There will be fun events in the park next to downtown. Historic Downtown Wylie, 112 S. Ballard Ave. wylietexas.gov

November

ALBANY: Sept. 15-Feb. 2, 2019 “René Treviño: A New Codex” Contemporary Mexican-American artist René Treviño will create an installation comprised of his own work alongside his personal selections from the Old Jail Art Center’s Pre-Columbian col- lection. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325-762-2269

ALBANY: Sept. 15-Feb. 2, 2019 “Texas Moderns: Sam Gummelt” A fall exhibition highlighting Sam Gummelt. His reputation as one of Texas’ leading non-objective abstract artists began in the 1970s coinciding with the Postmodern trend. Since that time, Gummelt has continued to stay the course and commit himself to modernist investigations. Boarded storefronts, doorways, windows, and other geometric structures are the inspiration for many of his multimedia creations. Old Jail Art Center, 201 S. Second St. theojac.org 325-762-2269

COLORADO CITY: Nov. 2 Hunter’s Appreciation Dinner Fajita supper, plus raffles for deer feeder, hunting accessories, and guns. Rail- head Building, 150 E. First St. coloradocitychamberofcommerce.com 325-728-3403

COLORADO CITY: Nov. 17-18 Holiday Palooza A collection of arts, crafts, antiques, sports memorabilia, home decor, candles, re- purposed items, and food vendors. Be ready to shop in the 23,000-square-foot Railhead Building and the downtown shops for all your holiday needs. Railhead Building, 150 E. First St. coloradocitychamberofcommerce.com 325-728-3403

DALHART: Nov. 12 Dalhart Elks Hoop Shoot Competition Children ages 8-13 can compete in this free competition. All 1st place winners will advance to district in Borger. Allyn Finch Gym, 801 Oak Ave. elks.org 806-679-8087

DUMAS: Nov. 17 Candy Cane Lane
On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, Dumas dolls up its courthouse square in Christmas lights and celebrates with food booths, arts and crafts, a Santa house attended by the jolly old man himself, seasonal singing, and wagon rides. Santa Claus officially opens the Christ- mas season by throwing the switch that turns on Christmas lights throughout the city. Moore County Courthouse, 715 S. Dumas Ave. dumaschamber.com 806-935-2123

ELECTRA: Nov. 24 Holiday of Lights Parade A lighted Christmas parade. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the end of the parade and visit with the boys and girls and hand out bags of fruit and candy. 112 W. Cleveland. electratexas.org 940-495-3577

LUBBOCK: Oct. 5-Nov. 18 Celebracion An annual invitational exhibition of artwork that explores the history and meaning behind the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos. Artists are not limited by choice of media, but are asked to focus on the unified theme of Mexico’s centuries-old ritual of commemorating the death of a loved one. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave. buddyhollycenter.org 806-775-3560

LUBBOCK: Nov. 10-11 Take in the Local Color! Artist Studio Tour This event gives audiences the unique opportunity to purchase original art and observe artists in their working environments, many of which are in private homes. All participating artists are from Lubbock County and all of the studios are located in Lubbock. There will be approximately five artists showcased at each studio location. Artists will be displaying original work in the media of painting, drawing, pottery, fiber, jewelry, glass, wood, photography, and sculpture. Various locations. lubbockstudiotour.org 806-744-2787

LUBBOCK: Nov. 11 Veterans Day Event The Silent Wings Museum will commemorate our country’s veterans this Veterans Day. All visitors will be welcomed with free admission to the museum and activities throughout the day. Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N. I-27. silentwingsmuseum.com 806-775-3049

POST: Nov. 10-Dec. 16 “Bethlehem” This live biblical drama tells about the creation of man and ends with the birth of Jesus. Performances are on Saturday and Sundays, except November 24. Ragtown Gospel Theater, 870 Ragtown Road. ragtown.com 877-724-8696

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

SAN ANGELO: Sept. 20-Jan. 20, 2019 “Inside Out” This exhibit about American women is an exploration of women’s status and roles in western society as reflected in fashion from foundation to silhouette. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29 Art Thursday Features free art activities for children and their families. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Nov. 3 First Saturday at the Chicken Farm A monthly celebration of art, music, and community. There will be artist vendors with great works and gifts, a live music circle hosted by The Chicken Pickers, great food, and clay and painting for the kids to play. Chicken Farm Art Center, 2505 Martin Luther King Drive. chickenfarmartcenter.com

SAN ANGELO: Nov. 10 Family Day for the Dogs! Includes hands-on art activities. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Nov. 14 “The Sound of Music” The spirited, romantic, and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp family will once again thrill audiences. Murphey Performance Hall, 72 W. College Ave. sanangelopac.org 325-284-3825

SAN ANGELO: Nov. 15 Downtown & Cultural District Stroll The museum is open for free during the event. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Nov. 18 Play It Again Concert West Texas Jazz Orchestra performs big band and jazz music. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St. samfa.org 325-653-3333

SAN ANGELO: Nov. 23-25 Chicken Farm Art Center Annual Open House This annual three-day event brings artists from around Texas and nationally to San Angelo and is one of the center’s biggest events of the year. In addition to the 15 resident artists, 30-40 artists display their work and wares in outside booths while live music fills the air during this celebration. Admission is free. There’s wonderful food available from the Silo House and Homemade by Helen, and complimentary hot cider and snacks are provided in the StarKeeper Gallery. Chicken Farm Art Center, 2505 Martin Luther King Drive. chickenfarmartcenter.com 325-653-4936

SAN ANGELO: Nov. 30-Dec. 31 Concho Christmas Celebration The 25th annual celebration and “Tour of Lights” has grown into a 2.5-mile drive along the banks of the Concho River and features more than 3 million lights. The event consists of a live nativity scene, the community tree lighting ceremony, the Lights of Christmas parade, a bicycle ride with Santa, a walk/run event, the annual Tuba Christmas concert, FM radio broadcast, and an extraordinary light show. Concho River, Downtown San Angelo, West First Street, and Park Drive. conchochristmascelebration.com 325-944-4444

VERNON: Nov. 1-4 Southwest Cattle Dog Trials Finals The five dog classes (Open, Ranch, Nursery, Intermediate, and Novice) are represented at the SWCDA Finals Trial held at the end of each trial year. Finals Champions are determined by their performance at the Finals Trial. Wilbarger County Events Center, 301 Wilbarger St. southwestcattledogassoc.com 940-256-2323

WICHITA FALLS: Nov. 17 City Lights Parade Admire the beautifully lit historical down- town district while watching the parade and enjoying the music, food and children’s activities. Downtown Wichita Falls, 715 Ohio Ave. downtownwf.com 940-322-4525

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