October

ALICE: Oct. 7-8 Rod Run Pre-1970s car show with games, food, fun, and music for the entire family. JWC Fairgrounds, 3001 S. Johnson. alicetxchamber.org 361-664-3454

ALICE: Oct. 25-28 Jim Wells County Fair Features displays, vendors, exhibits, food, a carnival, rodeo, and a cookoff. JWC Fairgrounds, 3001 S. Johnson. alicetxchamber.org 361-664-3454

EDINBURG: Oct. 27 Los Muertos Bailan Festival An educational approach and opportunity to learn more about this fascinating tradition of Mexico. Spend the evening in a colorful tribute to loved ones. The fetival will feature Mexican artisans with authentic handcrafted work, themed artistic paintings, delicious food booths, live music, fun crafts, Dia de los Muertos costume contests, and more. Edinburg City Hall Courtyard, 415 W. University Dr. edinburgarts.com/losmuertosbailan 956-478-0341

FLORESVILLE: Oct. 5 Opry A family-friendly event for all who enjoy toe-tapping or dancing to live classic country music. Wilson County Show Barn Ball Room, 435 Texas 97. facebook.com/floresvilleopry 830-391-1062

GEORGE WEST: Oct. 21 Artisans Market Shop hundreds of artisan items including handcrafted jewelry, furniture, afghans, plants, wreaths, blankets, soaps, photography, South Texas oil paintings, and quilts. Food trucks on site. Buck West House, 400 N. Nueces. georgewest.org 361-449-2033

GOLIAD: Oct. 14 Filibusterers at the Presidio Get a firsthand look at a filibusterering soldier as he would have appeared during the numerous campaigns to wrest Texas from Spanish control circa 1812–1821. Visitors are encouraged to interact, ask questions, and learn more about life on campaign during this turbulent yet exciting period of Texas history. Presidio La Bahia, 217 Loop 71. presidiolabahia.org 361-645-3752

LA VERNIA: Sept. 23-Oct. 31 Corn Maze, Petting Zoo, Pumpkin Patch Enjoy a 10-acre corn maze with five miles of trail, a pumpkin patch with picture stations, a petting zoo with live baby animals, hay bales to climb, games to play, hayrides, and more. Circle N Maze, 558 CR 345. circlenmaze.com 210-274-3816

MCALLEN: Oct. 7-8 PalmFest Celebrating its 12th year, this event highlights the unique and vibrant history of Deep South Texas. More than 50,000 people are expected to come out for its major attractions, historical displays, art, family games, rides, cooking competitions and demonstrations, live entertainment, and diverse food and beverage. McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd. palmfest.com 956-681-3800

SAN ANTONIO: Sept. 21-Dec. 31 Fall Hudson Showroom and Main Space The Hudson Showroom, named after the Hudson automobile dealership that formerly occupied the space, features exhibitions that showcase work reflecting the organization’s international scope. Previous featured artists include Jim Hodges, Catherine Opie, and Allen Ruppersberg. Artpace, 445 N. Main Ave. artpace.org 210-212-4900

SAN ANTONIO: Oct. 7. Holly Days Arts & Crafts Fair at Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church, 16245 Nacogdoches Rd., San Antonio, TX 78247. Admission is free. All arts & crafts items are handmade. Approximately 60 vendors will be present. This fair is sponsored by the Women of Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church. The proceeds from this fair will fund mission projects locally, nationally, and around the world. Vendor applications are available on the church website: www.holytrinitypres.org. 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. www.holytrinitypres.org 210 653-5331

SAN ANTONIO: Oct. 11 “Fore” the Blind Charity Scramble Following the American Blind Golf National Championship Tournament—a unique golfing experience where championship blind golfers come to San Antonio from all over the U.S., Canada, Scotland, and England to play—is this scramble where sighted golfers are paired with blind golfers. All proceeds benefit the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind and Vision Impaired. Republic Golf Club, 4226 SE Military Dr. salighthouse.org/events 210-531-1533

SAN ANTONIO: Oct. 21 Herb Market This educational and fun event features activities for children, seminars on growing and using herbs including cilantro—the international herb of the year, cooking demonstrations, and vendors and artisans offering herbal products and crafts. Pearl Brewery Farmers Market, 300 Pearl Pkwy. sanantonioherbmarket.org 866-923-2226

SAN ANTONIO: Oct. 27 Taste of Success Casino Night The fifth annual night of dining, dancing, and gaming also celebrates 15 years of empowering San Antonio’s workforce to achieve upward economic mobility. Enjoy more than 30 tastes from local chefs and bars with energetic casino tables and a riveting silent auction. Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway. successfulconnections.org 210-737-1515

 

September

ALICE: Sept. 8-9 Fiesta Del Centro Includes music, food, vendors, a cookoff, and fun for entire family. Downtown, 500 E. Main. alicetxchamber.org 361-664-3454

EAGLE PASS: Sept. 15 Mexico’s Independence Celebration Food booths, fun, and the traditional “grito”—or shout for independence. San Juan Plaza, Jefferson and Madison streets. consulmex2.sre.gob.mx/eaglepass 830-773-9255

EDINBURG: Sept. 7-9 South Texas International Film Festival A competitive international film festival strives to showcase visionary local, regional, and international films that have a unique voice and style, to bring together local filmmakers and artists, and help connect the South Texas film industry with the world. Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, 118 Paseo del Prado. stxff.us 956-478-0341

FLORESVILLE: Sept. 7 Opry A family-friendly event for all who enjoy toe-tapping or dancing to live classic country music. Wilson County Show Barn Ball Room, 435 Texas 97. facebook.com/floresvilleopry 830-391-1062

GEORGE WEST: Sept. 16 Artisans Market Shop hundreds of artisan items including handcrafted jewelry, furniture, afghans, plants, wreaths, blankets, soaps, photography, South Texas oil paintings, and quilts. Food trucks on site. Buck West House, 400 N. Nueces. georgewest.org 361-449-2033

GOLIAD: Sept. 23 A Day in the Life of the Presidio Living historians dressed in period clothing occupy the presidio as soldiers would have over 200 years ago. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the interpreters, ask questions, and immerse themselves in the daily life of a Spanish presidial garrison of the Eastern District of the Internas Provincias. Presidio La Bahia, 217 Loop 71. presidiolabahia.org 361-645-3752

LA VERNIA: Sept. 23-Oct. 31 Corn Maze, Petting Zoo, Pumpkin Patch Enjoy a 10-acre corn maze with five miles of trail, a pumpkin patch with picture stations, a petting zoo with live baby animals, hay bales to climb, games to play, hayrides, and more. Circle N Maze, 558 CR 345. circlenmaze.com 210-274-3816

SAN ANTONIO: Through Sept. 4 “Whales: Giants of the Deep” Explore the latest research about the marine animals from their evolution and biology to the important role they play in human cultures. The exhibition uses an engaging blend of science, storytelling, and innovative interactive galleries that give visitors the opportunity to discover more about the world of whales and what lives in the oceans’ depths. The Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway. wittemuseum.org 210-357-1905

SAN ANTONIO: Through Sept. 4 “Wild Weather” This interactive exhibit reveals how scientists are working to better forecast severe weather events and help mitigate the impact on communities, infrastructure, and lives. Experience the extreme weather patterns of tornadoes, hurricanes, heat waves, thunderstorms, and severe winter storms from the safety of the exhibition hall and discover the effects of climate change from around the globe. The Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway. wittemuseum.org 210-357-1905

SAN ANTONIO: Sept. 1-4 Labor Day Artisan River Walk Show Vendors display and sell beautiful handmade merchandise along the river. Artisans vary for each show but usually include pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork, and more. River Walk Extension. thesanantonioriverwalk.com 210-227-4262

SAN ANTONIO: Sept. 2 First Saturday at the Alamo On the first Saturday of every month, the grounds of the Alamo are transformed back in time to the 1830s for a full day of living history fun that the whole family will enjoy. Learn about life in frontier Texas with special demonstrations and crafts. The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza. thealamo.org 210-225-1391

SAN ANTONIO: Sept. 2-3 Volkswagen Car Show and Swap Meet The Oil Drippers Club and Traders Village host this show under a 50,000-square-foot pavilion with more than 300 Volkswagen cars and buses, and more than 30 swap-meet vendors. Bring the family and enjoy food, carnival rides, and great street entertainment. Traders Village San Antonio, 9333 SW Loop 410. tradersvillage.com 210-623-8383

SAN ANTONIO: Sept. 12-14 Bud Light, The Taste Sample delicious food from more than 30 of the city’s finest restaurants during three glorious days along the beautiful San Antonio River Walk. More than 1,400 food-lovers attend annually. San Antonio River Walk. thesanantonioriverwalk.com 210-227-4262

SAN ANTONIO: Sept. 21-Dec. 31 Fall Hudson Showroom and Main Space The Hudson Showroom, named after the Hudson automobile dealership that formerly occupied the space, features exhibitions that showcase work reflecting the organization’s international scope. Previous featured artists include Jim Hodges, Catherine Opie, and Allen Ruppersberg. Artpace, 445 N. Main Ave. artpace.org 210-212-4900

SAN ANTONIO: Sept. 22-23 A Salute to Texas Quilt Show The judged show will include more than 300 quilts, from traditional to modern. There will be a boutique, a raffle quilt, more than 40 vendors, a variety of live demonstrations, and hourly door prizes. San Antonio Event Center, 8311 Meadow Leaf Dr. sanantonioquilt.org 505-331-2215

SAN ANTONIO: Sept. 30 Rock Stars and Stripes: The American Rock Experience A live theatrical rock concert featuring the greatest American rock music of all time, starring former Boston vocalist/guitarist David Victor. The show features the greatest hits of The Eagles, Boston, Aerosmith, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Bruce Springsteen, and more American rock stars with a cinematic rock ’n’ roll road trip across America. The Tobin Center for the Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle. rockstarsandstripesshow.com 210-614-2554

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