October

Addison April 18-Nov. 21: Addison After Dark The third Saturday of every month from April through November, enjoy free live music, movies, and food trucks. Each month has a different theme, and entertainment options are always changing, giving visitors a unique experience in Addison. When: April 18-Nov. 21 Where: Addison Circle Park ADDISON, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-450-2800 Website: addisonafterdark.com

 

Arlington Oct. 3: Ruthie Foster in Concert Hailing from Austin, the award-winning singer-songwriter has found herself singing duets with Bonnie Raitt, standing on stage with the Allman Brothers at New York’s Beacon Theater, and trading verses with Susan Tedeschi. Her. latest album, “Joy Comes Back,” described as “some folk, some blues, some soul, some rock, some gospel,” illustrates Foster’s genre-spanning talent. She has been nominated for three Grammys and has won multiple Blues Music and Austin Music Awards, plus the Grand Prix du Disque from Académie Charles-Cros in France. When: Oct. 3 Where: Levitt Pavilion Arlington ARLINGTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-543-4301 Website: levittpavilionarlington.org

 

Arlington Oct. 10-11: River Legacy Fall Festival A family-friendly fall festival combines the best of After Dark in the Park and the city’s Eco-Fest through a variety of games, crafts, and activities such as animal encounters, food vendors, bounce houses, and a climbing wall. Geared for children ages 2 to 10. When: Oct. 10-11 Where: River Legacy Living Science Center ARLINGTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-860-6752 Website: riverlegacy.org

 

Arlington Oct. 10: Styx in Concert From “Renegade” to “Come Sail Away,” Styx draws from more than four decades of barn-burning chart hits, joyous sing-alongs and hard-driving deep cuts. The group brings its signature rock style to Levitt Pavilion Arlington for the annual benefit concert presented by Texas Health/Arlington Memorial Hospital. When: Oct. 10 Where: Levitt Pavilion Arlington ARLINGTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-543-4301 Website: levittpavilionarlington.org

 

Arlington Oct. 16: Carolyn Wonderland in Concert Equipped with the soulful vocals of Janis Joplin and the guitar-slinging skills of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carolyn Wonderland reaches into the depths of the Texas blues tradition with the wit of a poet. When: Oct. 16 Where: Levitt Pavilion Arlington ARLINGTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-543-4301 Website: levittpavilionarlington.org

 

Arlington Oct. 16: Carolyn Wonderland in Concert Equipped with the soulful vocals of Janis Joplin and the guitar-slinging skills of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carolyn Wonderland reaches into the depths of the Texas blues tradition with the wit of a poet. When: Oct. 16 Where: Levitt Pavilion Arlington ARLINGTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-543-4301 Website: levittpavilionarlington.org

 

Arlington Oct. 17: Hayes Carll in Concert The musician’s latest album, “What It Is,” finds Carll neck-deep in life. His signature cleverness and aptitude for so-personal-you-might-miss-it political commentary is as strong as ever rooted solidly in the present, revealing an artist in the emotional and intellectual here and now. The result is a musically ambitious and lyrically deep statement of an artist in his creative prime. When: Oct. 17 Where: Levitt Pavilion Arlington ARLINGTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-543-4301 Website: levittpavilionarlington.org

 

Arlington Oct. 18: Josh Ward in Concert Houston native Josh Ward has amassed seven consecutive No. 1 hits on the Texas Regional Radio Chart in just two years, distinguishing him as a new generation, heavyweight champ of old-school country music. Through tenacity and hard work, Ward has grown into one of the most respected and appreciated musicians in the state. When: Oct. 18 Where: Levitt Pavilion Arlington ARLINGTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-543-4301 Website: levittpavilionarlington.org

 

Arlington Oct. 31: Terror at Texas Live! Don your favorite costume for a Halloween Bash featuring DJ Dynamix. The costume contest has prizes valued at over $5,500. Security has final say regarding costume weapons during the party, so stick to objects that are obviously fake and stay away from metal or anything that can be used as a weapon. Face masks are allowed. When: Oct. 31 Where: Texas Live! ARLINGTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-852-6688 Website: texas-live.com

 

Belton Oct. 10: ASCO Spartacus Dash Established by ASCO Equipment in 2012, this is Belton’s only obstacle course race that is held annually at Confederate Park. The 3-mile course follows Nolan Creek and is filled with over 15 challenging and fun obstacles designed by ASCO in Belton. When: Oct. 10 Where: Confederate Park BELTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-340-4577Website: ascospartacusdash.com

 

Belton Oct. 17-18: Sami Show Marketplace Since 1975, the Sami Show Marketplace has provided a unique shopping experience. Visit many small businesses all under one roof, including artists, craftsmen, jewelers, boutiques, gourmet foods purveyors, home decor shops, and bath and body specialists. When: Oct. 17-18 Where: Bell County Expo Center BELTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-441-7133 Website: samishow.com

 

Bowie Oct. 3: Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival Bringing back the history of the community, this daylong family-friendly event has become a downtown tradition, with a fiddler’s contest, Piston Heads Car Show, heirloom quilt and multimedia art shows, kids’ coop activities like an egg toss, live music, dance performances, a pumpkin patch, and heritage market. When: Oct. 3 Where: Bowie Community Development BOWIE, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-872-6246 Website: cityofbowietx.com

 

Brenham Sept. 24-Oct. 11: “Crimes of the Heart” The three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of their grandfather, who is living out his final hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest, is unmarried at 30 and facing diminishing prospects; Meg, the middle sister, outgrew small-town Hazelhurst and has returned after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is currently out on bail after having recently shot her husband. Their troubles are hilarious (and many!) and are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and the awkward young lawyer who tries to help Babe. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, this warm-hearted, zany play by Beth Henley teems with humanity and humor. When: Sept. 24-Oct. 11 Where: Unity Theatre BRENHAM, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-830-8358 Website: unitybrenham.org

 

Brenham Oct. 16-18: Texas Arts and Music Festival Watch a muralist’s creative magic appear on the exterior wall of another building in historic downtown Brenham. Hear live music all weekend long, find tasty street food and stunning street art, and even participate in a kickoff dance party. There are barrel train rides and art projects for kids. When: Oct. 16-18 Where: Downtown Brenham BRENHAM, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-337-7580 Website: texasartsandmusicfestival.com

 

Brenham Oct. 18: The Butcher’s Ball With a focus on sustainable ranching practices, The Butcher’s Ball brings together Texas’ most talented chefs, butchers, ranchers, and advocates for a day of demonstrations, discussions, tastings, and competition at one of the state’s most beautiful spots, Rockin’ Star Ranch. This is a celebration of food, drink, music, and education, meant to shine a light on local culinary and creative communities, bring awareness to sustainable farming and ranching practices, raise funds for local charities, and make the connection between the producer and the consumer. When: Oct. 18 Where: Rockin’ Star Ranch BRENHAM, Texas More Information: Phone: 800-778-3196 Website: butchersball.com

 

Bryan Oct. 3: Buffalo Stampede Half Marathon and 5K Runners stampede their way through Bryan/College Station, Texas as the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History hosts its 12th annual Buffalo Stampede. The course begins at the museum, is USA Track and Field certified, and the races are timed with Chronotrack system disposable bib tags to allow for accurate timing of all runners. All ages are welcome, and trophies and medals are awarded for the top female and male runners in each age division. All runners receive finishers’ medals. When: Oct. 3 Where: Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History BRYAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-776-2195 Website: http://bit.ly/BuffaloStampede20

 

Bryan Oct. 17: Messina Hof Wine and Roses Festival Located at the Messina Hof estate winery, this weekend festival celebrates the 36th anniversary of the budding of the vines and the blooming of the roses. Guests gather to enjoy wine tasting, local vendors and artisans, pairing classes, and the famous grape stomp competition. When: Oct. 17 rescheduled dateWhere:Messina Hof Winery and Resort BRYAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-778-9463 Website: messinahof.com/wineandroses

 

Bryan Oct. 18: Messina Hof Wine and Roses 5K Fun Run Run an unforgettable event that includes a beautiful course through the vines of Messina Hof Winery and Resort, state-of-the-art timing and results, a custom shirt, custom race-bib, commemorative wine glass, breakfast created by the Vintage House chef, and an unforgettable wine stopper medal when you cross the finish line. Custom wine bottles are awarded for the winning runners. When: Oct. 18 rescheduled date Where: Messina Hof Winery and Resort BRYAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-778-9463 Website: messinahof.com/events/post/wine-and-roses-run

 

Bryan Oct. 18: Cooking Party: Personal Favorites of Chef Chris Every month Messina Hof hosts a demonstration focusing on a specific cuisine or technique. Whether you’re a beginner or already quite the chef, you’ll appreciate the selection of information on spices, cuts of meat, and kitchen tools. When: Oct. 18 Where: Messina Hof Estate Winery BRYAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-778-9463 Website: messinahof.com/events

 

Bryan Oct. 23, 24, 30, 31: Spooky Cellar Tour Grab your best ghoul-friends and head to Messina Hof this Halloween for the Spooky Cellar Tour. The night begins with a glass of Sparkling Ghost Wine and then a stroll around the estate while hearing the history of the winery, including tales and lore of the area. When: Oct. 23, 24, 30, 31 Where: Messina Hof Estate Winery BRYAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-778-9463 Website: messinahof.com/events

 

Bryan Oct. 24: Murder Mystery Dinner: Horror at Homecoming At a Messina Hof Murder Mystery Dinner, guests are the actors and storytellers, and before the date of the event, each guest receives a character assignment. Dinner is led by an equally thematic host, who sets the stage and guides guests through the story. Between dinner and other themed activities, each character is able to interact and collect clues as to who the murderer is. When: Oct. 24 Where: Messina Hof Estate Winery BRYAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-778-9463 Website: messinahof.com/events

 

Bryan Oct. 31: Wiener Fest In order to raise money for homeless pets and to create a fun event to increase awareness of Aggieland Humane, Wiener Fest brings a day full of events including a costume contest, vendors, food trucks, live entertainment, a kids’ zone, and of course the famous Wiener Races. Not a wiener dog? Have fun with the Wanna-Be-Wiener Races too. Bring your pup and kids for a fun-filled day for the dogs. When: Oct. 31 Where: Aggieland Humane Society BRYAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-775-5755 Website: aggielandhumane.org/wienerfest

 

Cameron Oct. 24: Steak, Stein, and Wine Festival Join the Cameron Chamber of Commerce for this annual event that’s packed with activities, entertainment, and victuals on the historic downtown square. Peruse local artwork, handcrafted items, antiques, and collectibles at the shops in the retail district. Learn about the town’s history at three museums, with fun activities and speakers at Old Town Cameron Railroad Museum. The “Steak Flights” offer a tasting of various cuts of 44 Farms beef prepared by celebrity chefs, while the farm-to-table Steak Dinner features 44 Farms ribeye steaks under a lighted tent on the square. Enjoy the Classic Car Show, treat yourself to samplings of local wineries and breweries, and listen to live music from South Highway 77 Band, KCD Band, and other bands. When: Oct. 24 Where: Downtown Cameron CAMERON, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-697-4979 Website: steaksteinwinefestival.com

 

Canton Oct. 16-17: Texas Star Quilters Guild Annual Quilt Show Support the art of quilting and enjoy this year’s show theme of embroidered quilts. The annual, judged quilt show includes numerous vendors, demonstrations, door prizes, a quilt guild bazaar, a silent auction that includes wooden barn quilts, and a scavenger hunt for children. An embroidered quilt is raffled off as well. When: Oct. 16-17 Where: Canton Civic Center CANTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-896-7100 Website: texasstarquilters.wixsite.com/tsqg

 

Chappell Hill Oct. 10-11: Scarecrow Festival Chappell Hill’s magical land of scarecrows is back, and this year’s festival boasts more than 250 juried exhibitors (home decor, gardening, artists, craftsmen, jewelry, and clothing), delicious country-style food, live entertainment and music, and tours of the historic community. A special children’s activity corner provides pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, and a barrel train. When: Oct. 10-11 Where: Downtown Chappell Hill CHAPPELL HILL, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-203-1242 Website: facebook.com/ChappellHillScarecrowFestival

 

Cleburne Sept. 6-Oct. 25: JN Long Cultural Arts Complex Interpretive Show Preparation for this signature event begins in April when the Cleburne Camera Club chooses photos from its members to submit to the Johnson County Art Guild. The art guild members then choose photographs that inspire them to interpret the photo. Interpretations may be in any medium and can be literal or highly interpretive. This year, a member of the Texas Woodcarvers Guild joins the fun and is carving a piece inspired by one of the photos. A unique aspect of this exhibit is the inclusion of poetry and prose written by the creative writers and poets of Johnson County. When: Sept. 6-Oct. 25 Where: J.N. Long Cultural Arts Complex CLEBURNE, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-641-4908 Website: cleburneculturalarts.com

 

Cleburne Oct. 24-25: Santa Fe Days and Powwow The 15th annual Native American celebration and children’s powwow has representatives from the Five Civilized Tribes. There is food, fun, music, and entertainment. When: Oct. 24-25 Where: Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum CLEBURNE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-998-0261 Website: jcchisholmtrail.com

 

Corsicana Oct. 22-25: “Cinderella Brimming with talent, this timeless classic enchants the audience inside the historic 1921 vaudeville-era Palace Theatre. Adapted for the stage by the musical greats Rogers and Hammerstein, the play is filled with warmth and hilarity, and the audience is delighted when the slipper fits. When: Oct. 22-25 Where: Palace Theatre CORSICANA, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-872-5241 Website: thewlac.com

 

Glen Rose Oct. 16: Discovery After Dark Program And Tour Watch the stars and listen to the nighttime sounds, as you venture out into the park at dark. Start with an interactive learning experience where you can discover nocturnal animal adaptations. Then, using spotlights, go on a guided sunset tour focused on the nightlife of Fossil Rim. Afterwards, adventure on a hike after dark. When: Oct. 16 Where: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center GLEN ROSE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-897-2960 Website: fossilrim.org

 

Dallas Sept. 19-Oct. 31: Autumn at the Arboretum For the 15th year, Autumn at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, highlights the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring pumpkin houses and creative displays utilizing more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash. The festival also features breathtaking colors of fall, including 150,000 autumn flowers that accent the scene. When: Sept. 19-Oct. 31 Where: Dallas Arboretum DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-515-6615 Website: dallasarboretum.org

 

Dallas Oct. 11: Turtle Creek Tour of Homes The Turtle Creek Corridor is filled with luxurious homes, and visitors have the opportunity to get an exclusive look into four of the finest. Tour participants may visit each residence in the order they choose. When: Oct. 11 Where: Various locations DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-526-2800 Website: turtlecreekassociation.org

 

Dallas Oct. 20: Dallas Chamber Symphony Presents Schumann 4Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay leads the Dallas Chamber Symphony in its final concert of the season, “Schumann 4.” Dallas Chamber Symphony’s concertmaster violinist Kazuhiro Takagi and principal cellist Jesús Castro-Balbi solo with the orchestra on Johannes Brahms’ formidable Double Concerto. The program also features Mendelssohn’s popular “A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture” and Robert Schumann’s “Symphony No. 4.” When: Oct. 20 Where: Moody Performance Hall DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-449-1294 Website: dcsymphony.org/schumann-4

 

Decatur Oct. 4: Cruise Nights on the Courthouse Square Enjoy a classic car show around the Wise County Courthouse with stores and restaurants open late for visitors. When: Oct. 4Where:Downtown Decatur DECATUR, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-399-9558 Website: decaturmainstreet.com

 

Dublin Oct. 2-3: Threads of Texas Quilt Show Over 100 quilts from members of Town ‘N Country Quilt Guild are on display. Concessions are available, as well as scissor sharpening and door prizes. When: Oct. 2-3 Where: St. Mary’s Catholic Church DUBLIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-968-4300

 

Elgin Oct. 22: Hogeye Stroll Enjoy the Hogeye Stroll in downtown Elgin with The Pearls Before Swine Art Show and Hogalicous Dessert contest. Beautiful art, live music, locally made desserts by young and adult locals, and extended store hours. When: Oct. 22 Where: Historic Downtown Elgin ELGIN, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: hogeyefestival.com

 

Elgin Oct. 23: Hogeye Street Dance Head to Depot Street to enjoy live music with Kenny Orts and No Chance, food vendors, and a carnival. When: Oct. 23 Where: Depot Street at Veterans’ Memorial Park ELGIN, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: hogeyefestival.com

 

Elgin Oct. 24: Hogeye Festival The annual festival is held the fourth Saturday of October in Historic Downtown Elgin and features handmade arts and crafts, live music, delicious food, a farm equipment exhibit, kids’ activities, and plenty of pig puns to go around. Events include Lindsy Kay Wing Children’s Costume Pet Parade, Road Hog Car Show, Gordon Swenson Memorial Barbecue Pork-Off, a carnival, Cow Patty Bingo, and a cornhole tournament. When:Oct. 24 Where: Historic Downtown Elgin ELGIN, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: hogeyefestival.com

 

Fort Worth Nov. 22: “Puente Nuevo Contemporary artist Justin Favela made this large-scale artwork from the materials used to construct piñatas. He draws on his own Mexican and Guatemalan heritage to reinterpret artwork from the past in exciting installations. His work bridges past and present and creates connections across cultures, bringing dynamic color, energy, and fun to your Carter experience. When: Through Nov. 22 Where: Amon Carter Museum of American Art FORT WORTH, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-738-1933 Website: cartermuseum.org

 

Fort Worth Aug. 15-Nov. 1: “Acting Out: Cabinet Cards and the Making of Modern Photography” Cabinet cards were America’s main format for photographic portraiture through the last three decades of the 19th century. Inexpensive and sold by the dozen, they transformed getting one’s portrait made from a formal event taken up once or twice in a lifetime into a commonplace practice shared with family and friends. Building on the museum’s history as a leader in American photography, this exhibition reveals how photography studios and their sitters across the United States introduced immediacy to studio portraiture and transformed their sessions into avenues of fun and personal expression. When: Aug. 15-Nov. 1 Where: Amon Carter Museum of American Art FORT WORTH, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-738-1933 Website: cartermuseum.org

 

Glen Rose Oct. 8-10: Wine and Art Festival A family-friendly festival celebrating Texas wine and local artists, the second annual Wine and Art Festival includes a VIP wine pairing dinner, 12 Texas wineries, 12 chefs, a charity auction, food, a craft fair, and a children’s play area. All proceeds support local Somervell County charities. When: Oct. 8-10 Where: Glen Rose Square GLEN ROSE, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-291-8367 Website: glenrosewineandartfestival.org

 

Glen Rose Oct. 16: Discovery After Dark Program And Tour Watch the stars and listen to the nighttime sounds, as you venture out into the park at dark. Start with an interactive learning experience where you can discover nocturnal animal adaptations. Then, using spotlights, go on a guided sunset tour focused on the nightlife of Fossil Rim. Afterwards, adventure on a hike after dark. When: Oct. 16 Where: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center GLEN ROSE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-897-2960 Website: fossilrim.org

 

Granbury Oct. 2-3: Lakefest As an appreciation for the community’s support, Granbury is hosting this free, outdoor Texas country music festival. There is live music, food, and fun for the whole family. When: Oct. 2-3 Where: Lake Granbury Conference Center GRANBURY, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-573-5548 Website: lakegranburyconferencecenter.org

 

Granbury Oct. 9-11: Oktoberfest Ketzler’s Schnitzelhaus and Biergarten brings this traditional German festival right to the heart of Granbury, Texas. Head to the historic Granbury square to experience German fare, music, vendors, and drinks, of course. This festival grows year after year. When: Oct. 9-11 Where: Historic Granbury Square GRANBURY, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-573-5548 Website: visitgranbury.com/events/annual-events/oktoberfest

 

Granbury Oct. 10: Brazos River Corvette Show The Brazos River Corvette Club (BRCC) is having their 15th annual Corvette show located on Granbury’s historic square and during Oktoberfest. The car show is exclusively for Corvettes from C1 through C7. When: Oct. 10 Where: Historic Granbury Square GRANBURY, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-573-5548

 

Granbury Oct. 16-18: Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts Granbury is bursting with vibrant artists and talent throughout the community. Find food, local entertainment, and seasonal activities at this long-running festival that showcases over 100 artists, makers, and craftspeople. When: Oct. 16-18 Where: Historic Granbury Square GRANBURY, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-573-5548 Website: visitgranbury.com/events/annual-events/harvest-moon-festival-of-the-arts

 

Granbury Oct. 17: That Dam Half, 10K and 5K Marathon Picturesque Granbury, Texas is the backdrop for this year’s That Dam Half, 10K, and 5K runs. Take in that small-town feeling with some of the greatest views of the lake, historic downtown area, and beautiful park trails. Races start and finish in Hewlett Park right across the street from Granbury City Beach and within walking distance to the Granbury historic downtown area. When: Oct. 17 Where: Hewlett Park GRANBURY, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-573-5548 Website: visitgranbury.com/event/that-dam-half-marathon-10k-%26-5k/11587

 

Grapevine Sept. 1-Nov. 22: Grapevine Vintage Railroad Train Excursions Travel along the Historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards on Saturdays and Sundays. Unique train ride options are provided as well as a variety of special fall events, including Labor Day, Halloween, and Witches Brew trains. When: Sept. 1-Nov. 22 Where: Cotton Belt Depot GRAPEVINE, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-410-3185 Website: gvrr.com

 

Grapevine Oct. 3: New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail and Blessing of the Vines With tradition and flair, Grapevine celebrates newly released wines, beautiful works of art, and good times with friends. When: Oct. 3 Where: Historic Downtown Grapevine GRAPEVINE, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-410-3185 Website: grapevinetexasusa.com

 

Grapevine Oct. 16: Nash Farm Barn Dance Grab your dance partner for this fun event. Enjoy the Lone Star String Band, a fried chicken box supper, and pie bidding. When: Oct. 16 Where: Nash Farm GRAPEVINE, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-410-3185 Website: nashfarm.org

 

Grapevine Oct. 17: Fall Round-Up Experience life on the farm at the 20th annual Fall Round-Up at Grapevine’s Historic Nash Farm. Activities include pony rides, pie making, farm animals, live music, and food. When: Oct. 17 Where: Nash Farm GRAPEVINE, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-410-3185 Website: nashfarm.org

Grapevine Oct. 17: Butterfly Flutterby Witness hundreds of butterflies being released into the wild as they migrate to Mexico. Butterfly releases are held three times throughout the day. A butterfly-themed parade kicks off the event along with dozens of activities including games, scavenger hunts, and face painting. When: Oct. 17 Where: Grapevine Botanical Gardens GRAPEVINE, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-410-3185 Website: grapevinetexasusa.com

 

Grapevine Oct. 17, 24: Murder Mystery Dinner: Till Death Do Us Part At a Messina Hof Murder Mystery Dinner, guests are the actors and storytellers, and before the date of the event, each guest receives a character assignment. Dinner is led by an equally thematic host, who sets the stage and guides guests through the story. Between dinner and other themed activities, each character is able to interact and collect clues as to who the murderer is. When: Oct. 17, 24 Where: Messina Hof Grapevine Winery GRAPEVINE, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-442-8463 Website: messinahof.com/events

 

Grapevine Oct. 24: Nash Farm’s Bewitched by the Barn Enjoy a night at Nash Farm’s historic barn for tales of old, popcorn, and cider. Stories get spookier as the night wanes. When: Oct. 24 Where: Nash Farm GRAPEVINE, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-410-3185 Website: nashfarm.org

 

Grapevine Oct. 24-25: Trick ‘r Treat Trains Enjoy Halloween fun for all ages. Practice trick-or-treat skills while in costume and enjoy treats. When: Oct. 24-25 Where: Cotton Belt Depot GRAPEVINE, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-410-3100 Website: gvrr.com

 

Grapevine Oct. 31: Witches Brew Train Scare up some fun on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s Witches Brew Train. Tickets include two pints of Texas craft brew in a souvenir mug, hors d’oeuvres, and special entertainment. Costumes are not required, but strongly encouraged. When: Oct. 31 Where: Cotton Belt Depot GRAPEVINE, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-410-3100 Website: gvrr.com

 

La Grange Oct. 3: Oktoberfest Tons of entertainment under the event tent along with more than 100 kinds of craft beer to sample means this Oktoberfest is bound to be a great time. Wine samples are available throughout various boutiques, and don’t forget to try homemade schnitzel and German noodles. Bring the kids to enjoy activities provided by Camp Lone Star of La Grange. When: Oct. 3 Where: Fayette County Courthouse Square LA GRANGE, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-968-3017 Website: visitlagrangetx.com

 

Lewisville Oct. 17: Best Little Brewfest in Texas Sample around 100 different craft beers from 60 independent brewers. Patrons get a souvenir tasting cup and card good for 12 two-ounce samples. Through Cloud 9 Charities, this event supports Alzheimer’s respite care and teen suicide prevention with all the profits going to these organizations. There is live music and a brewer’s competition, plus free parking and a complimentary shuttle service. When: Oct. 17 Where: Wayne Ferguson Plaza LEWISVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-219-3400 Website: bestlittlebrewfestintexas.com

 

Madisonville Oct. 26-31: Haunted Fairgrounds The Madisonville Volunteer Fire Department hosts an outdoor haunted trail through the fairgrounds. There are ghosts and goblins along the walk-through event. Food concessions and glow-in-the-dark accessories are available for purchase. Music flows through the air while people wait in line to walk through the haunted-house-style trail. When: Oct. 26-31 Where: Madison County Fairgrounds MADISONVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 936-348-9333 Website: visitmadisonville.org

 

McKinney Sept. 5, 2020-Feb. 15, 2021: Dinosaurs Live! Encounter the 46-foot tall T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the nature trails at the 15th annual exhibit. The exhibit always gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together. See the dinosaurs move and hear them roar. An outdoor fossil dig is available for kids. The dinosaur trail is great for jogging strollers, but not suitable for strollers with small wheels or wheelchairs. When: Sept. 5, 2020-Feb. 15, 2021 Where: Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary MCKINNEY, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-562-5566 Website: heardmuseum.org/dinosaurslive

 

McKinney Oct. 16-18: Third Monday Trade Days This is the oldest and largest monthly trade days and flea market in North Texas. Shop from more than 450 vendors who offer almost anything you can imagine. Find unique gifts, delightful home decor, trendy clothing and accessories, garage sale items, antiques and collectibles, and specialty items along with many fantastic food concessions at this open-air market. Free admission. When: Oct. 16-18 Where: Third Monday Trade Days MCKINNEY, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-562-5466 Website: thirdmondaytradedays.com

 

Mesquite Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Devil’s Bowl Speedway Enjoy auto racing every Saturday at the Southwest’s most famous dirt track. With its half-mile, oval clay track, Devil’s Bowl Speedway hosts the best in auto racing. When: Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Where: Devils Bowl Speedway MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 800-541-2355 Website: visitmesquitetx.com

 

Mesquite Oct. 8-11: Treasure Barn Sale Preview Party and Barn Sale Join Historic Mesquite, Inc. for its annual Treasures Barn Sale at Opal Lawrence Historical Park. Located in the red barn, browse items donated by the public to help the fundraising efforts of Historic Mesquite, Inc. Shoppers can find anything from antique items to vintage toys to barely used clothing and linens. When: Oct. 8-11 Where: Opal Lawrence Historical Park MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-216-6468 Website: visitmesquitetx.com

 

Mesquite Oct. 10-11: Haunted Campout Have a spooky good time at Camp Rorie Galloway. Bring your tent and your favorite costume for spook-tastic activities that may include zip lining, costume and tent decorating contests, and delicious s’mores by a roaring fire. When: Oct. 10-11 Where: Camp Rorie Galloway MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-216-6260 Website: visitmesquitetx.com

 

Mesquite Oct. 17: PumpkinFest Welcome the fall season at this annual festival. Coordinate a family costume and enjoy events and performances like a live jousting show and competition, the William Tell Archery Show, Sky Kings Falconry Show, the Wolf Den Maze, and other activities. When: Oct. 17 Where: Valley Creek Park MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-216-6260 Website: visitmesquitetx.com

 

Mesquite Oct. 24: Day of the Dead Celebration At this all-day event, celebrate Day of the Dead and the cultural traditions of the holiday with fun workshops, dancing, and music. When: Oct. 24 Where: Mesquite Arts Center MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-216-6444 Website: visitmesquitetx.com

 

Plano Sept. 30-Dec. 31, 2021: Plano Scavenger Hunt On this fun-filled Plano scavenger hunt, wind through the storied streets in search of iconic landmarks and great green spaces. When: Sept. 30-Dec. 31, 2021 Where: Let’s Roam PLANO, Texas More Information: Phone: 833-202-7626 Website: letsroam.com/scavenger_hunt/Plano_Scavenger_Hunt?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=txhighplano

 

Plano Oct. 1: Roger Creager in Concert The Courtyard Texas Music Series 2020 presents Roger Creager. Whether it’s climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, jumping off his boat to snorkel with wild dolphins, or snow skiing in the Rockies, the musician tries to get the most out of what the world has to offer. All of this finds its way into his music and live shows. Creager may travel the world, but he never strays far from his small-town South Texas roots and his music encompasses all of him. When: Oct. 1 Where: Courtyard Theater PLANO, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-941-5600 Website: visitplano.com/event/2020-courtyard-texas-music-series

 

Plano Oct. 8, 22: David Lee Murphy in Concert Singer-songwriter David Lee Murphy joins the Courtyard Texas Music Series 2020 as a headlining artist. His new collection of songs, “No ZIP Code,” includes the hit single and duet with Kenney Chesney, “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.” Murphy has written multiple hits for country artists including Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, and Blake Shelton. When: Oct. 8, 22 Where: Courtyard Theater PLANO, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-941-5600 Website: visitplano.com/event/2020-courtyard-texas-music-series

 

Plano Oct. 10: Food and Wine Festival The afternoon is filled with wine tastings (festivalgoers can select from 100 wines), delicious food from 25 local restaurants, live music, shopping, grape stomping competitions, and culinary and mixology demonstrations lead by local culinary experts. When: Oct. 10 Where: The Shops at Willow Bend PLANO, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: planofoodandwinefestival.com

 

Plano Oct. 10: International Festival The International Festival was conceived by Plano’s Multicultural Outreach Roundtable to showcase and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the city. Through multicultural displays, entertainment, food and activities, it promotes cultural awareness and communication between cultural groups and advances Plano’s visibility as an international city. When: Oct. 10 Where: Haggard Park PLANO, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-495-7838 Website: visitplano.com/event/16th-plano-international-festival

 

Plano Oct. 10-11: Music and Arts Festival The festival is held at the famous Southfork Ranch of “Dallas.” Enjoy concerts, fine art displays, a classic car show, a custom motorcycle show, and dozens of fun attractions and highlights. Check out the Taste of Plano Food Garden, with delicious cuisine and cold domestic and craft beers. National recording artists perform throughout the afternoon and evening on the mainstage, while juried visual artists present their work representing the heritage and culture of the city. Admission is $5, with children under 12 years admitted free. When: Oct. 10-11 Where: Southfork Ranch PLANO, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: planoartsfestival.com

 

Plano Oct. 24: Beatles Night Get your tickets to see headliner Hard Day’s Night and opening act Revolution 9 at this Beatles tribute night. A Hard Night’s Day is one of the best known Beatles cover bands in the North Texas area and has played the Cavern Club and the Kaiserkeller in Hamburg, and recorded in Abbey Road Studios in Studio 2. With a catalog of more than 200 songs, the band provides an in-depth, genuine Beatles experience. When: Oct. 24 Where: Amphitheater at Oak Point PLANO, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: visitplano.com

 

Round Top Sept. 28-Oct. 3: Fall Antiques Fair The Round Top antiques show draws hundreds of vendors and buyers from across the United States. Hunt for great deals on antiques, jewelry and accessories, arts and crafts, kitchen items, collectibles, and vintage finds you won’t see any place else. When: Sept. 28-Oct. 3 Where: Various locations ROUND TOP, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-249-4042 Website: roundtoptexasantiques.com

 

Royse City Oct. 17: Royse City Chamber FunFest/Runfest 5K Enjoy a day full of fun with vendors, carnival games bounce houses, train rides, contests, live music from local talent, and a 5K and 1-mile fun run. When: Oct. 17 Where: Downtown Royse City ROYSE CITY, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-636-5000 Website: roysecitychamber.com

 

Saginaw Oct. 17: Saginaw Train and Grain Festival Promoting family, creativity, and entertainment, this festival has live music, local performers, food vendors, crafts, rock climbing, bounce houses, a petting zoo, a car show, and a senior citizens’ craft fair. When: Oct. 17 Where: Saginaw High School SAGINAW, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-232-4640 Website: ci.saginaw.tx.us/1211/Train-Grain-Festival

 

Seguin Oct. 3-4: Guadalupe County Fair and PRCA Rodeo The 137th extravaganza is seven days of first-class shows, dances, midway races, livestock shows, goat roping, rodeo competitions, and delicious concessions. There is also a pet show, hay show, horticulture show, trade fair expo, a wine garden, and lots of kids’ activities. When: Oct. 3-4 Where: Seguin Events Complex SEGUIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-401-5000 Website: gcfair.org

 

Seguin Oct. 17: Kids Day in the Park It’s all about the kids today. Bring out your crew for inflatable rides, entertainment, arts and crafts, face painting, over 40 information and activity booths, and food concessions. When: Oct. 17 Where: Central Park SEGUIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-401-5000 Website: visitseguin.com

 

Seguin Oct. 23: Paint Out in Downtown Seguin Artists meet in downtown Seguin to paint en plein air. When: Oct. 23 Where: Various locations SEGUIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-401-5000 Website: visitseguin.com

 

Seguin Oct. 24: Pecan Fest Once a year, Seguin breaks out of its shell and throws a big party celebrating the community’s famous nut. The weekend-long festival is spread out over all of Seguin. You can’t separate Seguin from the pecan, as Seguin is the home of the World’s Largest Pecan—three of them, actually. From the foodie nut to the history nut, there is something for everyone here. Shop in downtown at Trade Days, experience life as an early settler at the Texas Agricultural and Heritage Education Center (Big Red Barn), be creative with the arts at Teatro de Artes de Juan Seguin, learn about the first freed-slave business at the Wilson Pottery Show, hear the haunting history of the Magnolia Hotel, or embark on your own nutty adventure. When: Oct. 24 Where: Central Park SEGUIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-401-5000 Website: seguingonuts.com

 

Seguin Oct. 25: Riverside Cemetery Tours Iconic ancestors of Seguin’s history make appearances graveside during cemetery tours. A variety of citizens who are buried in the cemetery are presented and portrayed by local “actors” and descendants. When: Oct. 25 Where: Riverside Cemetery SEGUIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-401-5000 Website: seguingonuts.com

 

Seguin Oct. 31: Trunks for Treats Bring the little goblins, princesses, monsters, and fairies out for a safe trunk-or-treat event with lots of candy. When: Oct. 31 Where: First United Methodist Church Seguin SEGUIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-401-5000 Website: visitseguin.com

 

Sherman Oct. 3: Stroll on the Square Wine and Food Tasting Downtown Sherman NOW presents this event featuring Texas wines, sweets and savories from local restaurants and caterers, and live music. When: Oct. 3 Where: Downtown Sherman SHERMAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-816-2811 Website: facebook.com/dntnsherman

 

Sherman Oct. 29: Trick-or-Treat on Travis Street Kick off Halloween and let the kiddos show off their costumes in a safe, family-friendly, and fun way. This sixth annual event takes place in historic Downtown Sherman from 6 to 8 p.m. When: Oct. 29 Where: Travis and Wall streets SHERMAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-892-7230 Website: facebook.com/shermanmainstreet

 

Stephenville Oct. 10-11: Bygone Days on the Bosque and Michael Martin Murphey in Concert Step back in time and experience life as it was in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Local artisans practice and teach their crafts as well as sell their wares, and gun fighters and saloon girls roam the grounds. There are Civil War reenactments, musicians and live entertainment, chuckwagon demonstrations and cooking, food and drinks, cowboy poetry, and tram rides around historic downtown Stephenville. Michael Martin Murphey puts on a concert on the lawn as well. When: Oct. 10-11 Where: Stephenville Historical House Museum STEPHENVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-965-5880 Website: shhm.org

 

Stephenville Oct. 29: Safe Trick ‘R Treat Chamber-member businesses and organizations are set up along the sidewalks around downtown Stephenville for a safe trick-or-treat event. There is also a Fun Zone in the Plaza parking lot with games and activities for kids. The event is free to attend. When: Oct. 29 Where: Stephenville Downtown Square and Plaza STEPHENVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-965-5313 Website: stephenvilletexas.org/safe-trick-r-treat

 

Temple Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25: Healthy Kids Running Series The Healthy Kids Running Series is a national, community-based nonprofit that provides a fun, inclusive five-week running series for ages 2-14, designed for kids to get active, feel accomplished, and lay the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Races range in distance from 50 yards up to 1 mile based on age group. Participants each season are awarded a medal and shirt, as well as race bibs for each race. At the end of the season winners in each division for boy and girl are awarded a trophy based on a point scale and points earned each race. When: Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 Where: Freedom Park TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-340-4577 Website: healthykidsrunningseries.org

 

Temple Oct. 2: First Friday On the first Friday of every month, historic downtown Temple transforms into a giant party. Enjoy street music and performances, drinks, food, and after-hours shopping. When: Oct. 2 Where: Downtown Temple TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-298-5378 Website: discoverdowntowntemple.com

 

Temple Oct. 3: Family Day: Transportation Day From police cars and firetrucks to historic cars and wagons, Transportation Day is all about getting from one place to another. Join along for an exciting day of vehicles from our past, present, and possibly future. When: Oct. 3 Where: Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-298-5167 Website: templerrhm.org

 

Temple Oct. 3: State Tractor, Engine, and Truck Show The 49th annual show includes tractor pulls and impressive engines and trucks. There is a flea market with everything from tractor parts to arts and crafts. Homemade ice cream and food trucks are available. Don’t miss the blacksmith demonstrations in addition to corn shelling and wheat thrashing. When: Oct. 3 Where: Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Association TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-760-7358 Website: texasedtea.org

 

Temple Oct. 10-11: Tri-City Gem and Mineral Show Interested in rock hounding and working with gems and minerals? This two-day show presents vendors with a variety of gems, minerals, rocks, beads, and jewelry for purchase. There are free activities for children, displays of rock collections for viewing, silent auctions of rocks and minerals, a contest of member collections, a display of large rocks for touching, and rock hounds to provide information about the hobby. Food vendors are on site. When: Oct. 10-11 Where: Mayborn Civic and Convention Center TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-718-2559 Website: dfarhie.wixsite.com/tcgms

 

Temple Oct. 24: Haunted Hayride Climb aboard the Haunted Hayride as you are taken on a spooky tour. The rides earlier in the day are family-friendly, and haunted rides take place once the sun goes down. When: Oct. 24 Where: Bend of the River Ranch TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-298-5733 Website: discovertemple.com

 

Temple Oct. 31: Main Street Fright Fest No tricks, only treats when you spend Halloween on the Santa Fe Plaza. Vendors line the plaza selling arts and crafts and food. They also have fun, free activities for children such as ring toss and face painting. Be sure to dress to impress—you could take home first place for the costume contest. All activities are free. Admission is two canned goods per family. When: Oct. 31 Where: Santa Fe Plaza TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-298-5900 Website: discovertemple.com

 

The Colony Oct. 17-18: Family Fright Night Don’t miss the 12th annual Family Fright Night filled with Halloween adventures. There’s a spooky campout with a haunted trail, tent trick or treating, costume and scream contests, a scary movie showing, a hayride, a campfire, s’mores, and great food. When: Oct. 17-18 Where: Stewart Creek Park THE COLONY, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-625-1106 Website: thecolonytx.gov/835/Family-Fright-Night

 

Todd Mission Oct. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 31, Nov. 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 27-29: Texas Renaissance Festival Enter the gates of the Texas Renaissance Festival and find yourself in a 16th-century European village with foods from around the world, 400 vendors, 21 stages filled with music and stage acts, and hundreds of performers. Open Saturdays, Sundays, and Thanksgiving Friday. Weekend themes include Oktoberfest, Pirate Adventure, All Hallows Eve, Barbarian Invasion, plus others. When: Oct. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 31, Nov. 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 27-29 Where: Texas Renaissance Festival TODD MISSION, Texas More Information: Phone: 281-356-2178 Website: texrenfest.com

 

Wallis Oct. 18: Fall Harvest Festival and Bazaar Celebrate autumn with family activities, entertainment, vendor booths, homemade goodies, games, food, and rides. There is dancing and music all day long. When: Oct. 18 Where: Guardian Angel Catholic Church WALLIS, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-478-6532 Website: visitsealy.com

 

Waxahachie Oct. 2-4: Vintage Market Days Browse and shop for upscale and vintage-inspired merchandise at this indoor and outdoor market. When: Oct. 2-4 Where: Ellis County Expo Center WAXAHACHIE, Texas More Information: Phone: 918-606-2254 Website: vintagemarketdays.com/market/so-central-texas

 

Waxahachie Oct. 3: Oddfest The sixth annual Oddfest offers art vendors, live music, and food. When: Oct. 3 Where: Singelton Plaza WAXAHACHIE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-938-2062 Website: oddfestwaxa80.wordpress.com

 

Waxahachie Oct. 22-24: Ellis County Livestock Show and Rodeo This PRCA-sanctioned rodeo is combined with a livestock show and other family-friendly events. When: Oct. 22-24 Where: Ellis County Expo Center WAXAHACHIE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-825-6050 Website: ecyexpo.com

 

Weatherford Oct. 18: Autumn Art Walk Usher in the fall season with this annual art event. Area artists are set up around the gardens demonstrating and selling a wide variety of their unique, handmade artwork. Enjoy live music, tasty food, and tours of the house and gardens. When: Oct. 18 Where: Chandor Gardens WEATHERFORD, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-613-1700 Website: chandorgardens.com

September

Addison April 18-Nov. 21: Addison After Dark The third Saturday of every month from April through November, enjoy free live music, movies, and food trucks. Each month has a different theme, and entertainment options are always changing, giving visitors a unique experience in Addison. When: April 18-Nov. 21 Where: Addison Circle Park ADDISON, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-450-2800 Website: addisonafterdark.com

 

Arlington Sept. 4: Brave Combo in Concert The two-time Grammy-winning, Texas-based band performs songs from their groove-infused repertoire that range from revved-up Russian dirge to tripped-out Latin cha-cha to rockified old-school lounge to Tex-Mex hippie shake. When: Sept. 4 Where: Levitt Pavilion Arlington ARLINGTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-543-4301 Website: levittpavilionarlington.org

 

Arlington Sept. 5: AdvoCare Classic: USC vs. Alabama Two of college football’s most prestigious programs, the Alabama Crimson Tide and the University of Southern California Trojans, return to AT&T Stadium for a rematch of their 2016 season-opening contest. This is the first time in the history of the AdvoCare Classic that a rematch is taking place. When: Sept. 5 Where: AT&T Stadium ARLINGTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-892-4000 Website: advocareclassicfootball.com

 

Arlington Sept. 5: The Drifters in Concert Known for songs like “Up on the Roof,” “Under the Boardwalk,” “This Magic Moment,” “There Goes My Baby,” and “Stand by Me,” the Drifters are one of rock ‘n’ roll’s founding vocal groups and have had decades of hits that made them the second most successful recording artists of all time, according to Billboard magazine. When: Sept. 5 Where: Levitt Pavilion Arlington ARLINGTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-543-4301 Website: levittpavilionarlington.org

 

Arlington Sept. 11: Ruben Ramos and the Mexican Revolution in Concert Texas native Ruben Ramos sits at the helm of a family musical legacy born more than 80 years ago. The group’s legacy is firmly rooted in traditional Mexican artistry, then infused with the big-band sound of the 1940s, heavily influenced by blues and rock, and now perched at the pinnacle of Tejano music. When: Sept. 11 Where: Levitt Pavilion Arlington ARLINGTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-543-4301 Website: levittpavilionarlington.org

 

Arlington Sept. 12: Copper Chief in Concert Copper Chief is a central Texas band of four country boys who just love to rock ‘n’ roll. The band draws from every corner of the musical canon while touching on several Southern sounds that come together to birth a sonic experience that’s hard to pin down. When: Sept. 12 Where: Levitt Pavilion Arlington ARLINGTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-543-4301 Website: levittpavilionarlington.org

 

Arlington Sept. 17: Radney Foster in Concert As a young West Texas musician, Radney Foster spent the lengthy drives between tour stops reading John Steinbeck, Larry McMurtry, and Harper Lee. More than 30 years of artist cuts later, there is no question that Foster himself is an established storyteller, writing eight No. 1 hit singles, including his own “Nobody Wins” and “Crazy Over You” with duo Foster and Lloyd. When: Sept. 17 Where: Levitt Pavilion Arlington ARLINGTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-543-4301 Website: levittpavilionarlington.org

 

Arlington Sept. 18: Bob Schneider in Concert Although he’s received little national press or major label support, Schneider has managed to become one of the most celebrated musicians in Austin, if not in Texas. Thanks to his fan loyalty, he has won more Austin Music Awards than any other musician, including Best Album, Best Songwriter, Best Musician, and Best Male Vocals, totaling 59 awards to date. When: Sept. 18 Where: Levitt Pavilion Arlington ARLINGTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-543-4301 Website: levittpavilionarlington.org

 

Arlington Sept. 19: Ambrosia in Concert Celebrating 50 years of unforgettable pop rock, Ambrosia is a soft rock band that has garnered five hit singles, five Grammy nominations, heavy FM airplay, sold-out concerts around the world, and the respect and admiration of the musical community. When: Sept. 19 Where: Levitt Pavilion Arlington ARLINGTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-543-4301 Website: levittpavilionarlington.org

 

Arlington Sept. 20: UTA Wind Symphony in Concert Conducted by Douglas Stotter, the University of Texas at Arlington Wind Symphony has performed at numerous conventions of the College Band Directors National Association and the Texas Music Educators Association. In addition, the ensemble has toured throughout Texas and Mexico and has performed in Carnegie Hall. Concert literature ranges from chamber music to full concert band pieces. When: Sept. 20 Where: Levitt Pavilion Arlington ARLINGTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-543-4301 Website: levittpavilionarlington.org

 

Arlington Sept. 27: UTA Jazz Orchestra in Concert The University of Texas at Arlington Jazz Orchestra has performed invitational concerts at the Montreux International Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland; the first International Jazz Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil; and the first International Jazz Festival in Nassau, Bahamas. Other international tours include Montreal; the American Music Festival in Manila, Philippines; and Beijing, China. When: Sept. 27 Where: Levitt Pavilion Arlington ARLINGTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-543-4301 Website: levittpavilionarlington.org

 

Bedford Sept. 4-6: Bedford Blues and Barbecue Festival Spend Labor Day weekend with three days of live music and tasty barbecue from pitmasters throughout the country. When: Sept. 4-6 Where: Bedford City Hall Complex BEDFORD, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-952-2128 Website: bedfordbluesfest.com

 

Bellville Sept. 26: Modern Burlap Market Carefully-curated vendors from across the country join together for a market. There is live music, daytime activities, local eats, fresh flowers, and photo backdrops. Strollers are welcome. When: Sept. 26 Where: Austin County Expo Center BELLVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-865-3407 Website: modernburlap.com

 

Belton Sept. 12-13: Sami Show Marketplace Since 1975, the Sami Show Marketplace has provided a unique shopping experience. Visit many small businesses all under one roof, including artists, craftsmen, jewelers, boutiques, gourmet foods purveyors, home decor shops, and bath and body specialists. When: Sept. 12-13 Where: Bell County Expo Center BELTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-441-7133 Website: samishow.com

 

Brenham Sept. 11-19: Washington County Fair Established in 1868, the Washington County Fair is the first and oldest county fair held in Texas. Enjoy a variety of events including concerts, rodeos, livestock shows, arts and craft shows, special attractions, a carnival, and commercial exhibits. When: Sept. 11-19 Where: Washington County Fairgrounds BRENHAM, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-836-4112 Website: washingtoncofair.com

 

Brenham Sept. 24-Oct. 11: “Crimes of the Heart” The three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of their grandfather, who is living out his final hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest, is unmarried at 30 and facing diminishing prospects; Meg, the middle sister, outgrew small-town Hazelhurst and has returned after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is currently out on bail after having recently shot her husband. Their troubles are hilarious (and many!) and are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and the awkward young lawyer who tries to help Babe. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, this warm-hearted, zany play by Beth Henley teems with humanity and humor. When: Sept. 24-Oct. 11 Where: Unity Theatre BRENHAM, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-830-8358 Website: unitybrenham.org

 

Bryan Sept. 20: Cooking Party: Gulf Coast Seafood Every month Messina Hof hosts a demonstration focusing on a specific cuisine or technique. Whether you’re a beginner or already quite the chef, you’ll appreciate the selection of information on spices, cuts of meat, and kitchen tools. When: Sept. 20 Where: Messina Hof Estate Winery BRYAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-778-9463 Website: messinahof.com/events

 

Caldwell Sept. 12: Kolache Festival Celebrate the revitalization of Czech heritage. Learn Czech philosophy, dance to polka music, and sing along to traditional tunes. There is an arts and crafts show with more than 200 vendors, and more than 40 vendors of authentic Czech foods. When: Sept. 12 Where: Downtown Caldwell CALDWELL, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-567-0000 Website: burlesoncountytx.com

 

Cleburne Sept. 6-Oct. 25: JN Long Cultural Arts Complex Interpretive Show Preparation for this signature event begins in April when the Cleburne Camera Club chooses photos from its members to submit to the Johnson County Art Guild. The art guild members then choose photographs that inspire them to interpret the photo. Interpretations may be in any medium and can be literal or highly interpretive. This year, a member of the Texas Woodcarvers Guild joins the fun and is carving a piece inspired by one of the photos. A unique aspect of this exhibit is the inclusion of poetry and prose written by the creative writers and poets of Johnson County. When: Sept. 6-Oct. 25 Where: J.N. Long Cultural Arts Complex CLEBURNE, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-641-4908 Website: cleburneculturalarts.com

 

Corsicana Sept. 3: Asia Featuring John Payne in Concert An active touring stage show, Asia featuring John Payne is a rock group formed in 2007 following a schism in the lineup of Asia. The band is a continuation of singer and bassist John Payne’s career as the band’s frontman, which lasted from 1991 until 2006, when Asia’s original 1982 lineup reunited. The show is presented in a Vaudeville-era restored intimate theater in historic downtown. When: Sept. 3 Where: Palace Theatre CORSICANA, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-874-7792 Website: corsicanapalace.com

 

Corsicana Sept. 12: Mimosas at the Market Sip mimosas while shopping in downtown Coriscana every second Saturday. Complimentary mimosas are poured, and shoppers explore the tree-lined streets, historic buildings, and boutiques. When: Sept. 12 Where: Glam Time Salon and Boutique CORSICANA, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-872-3343 Website: facebook.com/GLAMTimeSalonAndBoutique

 

Corsicana Sept. 17: John Conlee in Concert Country legend John Conlee has had a string of hits since the ’70s such as “Lady Lay Down,””Backside of Thirty,” “Common Man,” “I’m Only in it for the Love,” “Got My Heart Set on You,” and “In My Eyes.” Hear him perform at the historic 1921 vaudeville theatre in downtown Corsicana. When: Sept. 17 Where: Palace Theatre CORSICANA, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-874-7792 Website: corsicanapalace.com

 

Dallas April 25-Sept. 7: “The Science Behind Pixar” Buzz Lightyear, Mike and Sulley, Dory, WALL•E and other characters are headed to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science to take guests to infinity and beyond! Enjoy a unique look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters. Get hands on with science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen. With more than 50 interactive elements, the exhibition takes visitors through eight steps of the filmmaking process, giving an unparalleled view of the production pipeline and concepts used at Pixar every day. Guests can participate in fun and engaging activities, listen to firsthand accounts from members of the studios’ production teams, and come face-to-face with recreations of Pixar’s most beloved characters. When: April 25-Sept. 7 TBD Where: Perot Museum of Nature and Science DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-428-5555 Website: perotmuseum.org

 

Dallas July 7-Jan. 10, 2021: “Berruguete Through the Lens: Photographs from a Barcelona Archive” Paralleling this spring’s major exhibition, “Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain,” this installation features early 20th-century photographs of works by Alonso Berruguete (c. 1488–1561) and his contemporaries from the Archivo Mas in the holdings of the Meadows Museum. Used solely for study purposes since their acquisition in 2003, this is the first time selections from the archive have been exhibited publicly. When: July 7-Jan. 10, 2021 Where: Meadows Museum DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-768-2516 Website: meadowsmuseumdallas.org

 

Dallas Sept. 2: Sammons Jazz: Artistic Director’s Concert Sammons Jazz Artistic Director and Steinway artist Arlington Jones closes the season with two of his own works. He is joined by cellist Dr. Jesús Castro-Balbi and percussionist Jorge Ginorio to perform “Soul Unity Suite” in the first set. The second set features a sneak peek at his jazz opera work-in-progress. This concert, originally scheduled for May 6, was sold out. Any returned tickets available in mid-August. When: Sept. 2 Where: Sammons Center for the Arts DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-520-7788 Website: sammonsartcenter.org

 

Dallas Sept. 4-6: Taste of Dallas Celebrating its 34th year, there’s no other place in DFW where attendees can experience the amount and variety of food, beverages, local goods, and engaging entertainment for the entire family. Taste of Dallas highlights include: Barbecue Bliss, Tacophoria, Global Flavors, Vegan Delite, Taste Curbside, The Foodie Experience, Taste Tavern, the Marketplace, and new this year, The Play Zone: an expanded family area with 40,000 square feet of kids’ activities. When: Sept. 4-6 Where: Dallas Market Hall DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-247-1369 Website: tasteofdallas.org

 

Dallas Sept. 18: Middleditch and Schwartz This is a two-person improvised show. From an audience suggestion, Thomas (from “Silicon Valley”) and Ben (from “Parks and Recreation”) create characters, scenes, and storylines off the cuff, not knowing where they’ll end up. No hooks, no gimmicks, just two weirdos making everything up in front of your eyes. Every show is totally different. When: Sept. 18 Where: Majestic Theatre DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 802-255-1826 Website: soundchronicle.com/tickets/Middleditch_and_Schwartz_Dallas_TX_2020-04-26_20-00?tid=5e3773897b3cd

 

Dallas Sept. 19-Oct. 31: Autumn at the Arboretum For the 15th year, Autumn at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, highlights the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring pumpkin houses and creative displays utilizing more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash. The festival also features breathtaking colors of fall, including 150,000 autumn flowers that accent the scene. When: Sept. 19-Oct. 31 Where: Dallas Arboretum DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-515-6615 Website: dallasarboretum.org

 

Decatur Sept. 6: Cruise Nights on the Courthouse Square Enjoy a classic car show around the Wise County Courthouse with stores and restaurants open late for visitors. When: Sept. 6 Where: Downtown Decatur DECATUR, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-399-9558 Website: decaturmainstreet.com

 

Elgin Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25: Music in the Park Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy a variety of music—from swing and rockin’ oldies to country and international favorites. Bands this year include Two Hoots and a Holler and Beto Y Los Fairlanes. Concessions are available. Part of the Elgin Live Music Series, the event is sponsored by Friends of Elgin Parks, the City of Elgin, and the Elgin Main Street Board. When: Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25 Where: Veterans Memorial Park ELGIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-285-6434 Website: elgintx.com

 

Elgin Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25: Music in the Park Every Friday in September, Friends of Elgin Parks and Elgin Parks and Recreation hosts a different band at Veteran’s Memorial Park as part of the community’s annual live music series. Bring friends and family, beverages, snacks, and a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy this event to its fullest. The participating bands are Two Hoots and a Holler (Sept. 4), Beto Y Los Fairlanes (Sept. 11), Nick Swift (Sept. 18), and the Derailers (Sept. 25). When: Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Park ELGIN, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: elgintx.com

 

Fairfield Sept. 11-12: Show of Wheels Celebrate the love of vehicles at this 23rd annual show. With over 30 judged classes, you’re sure to find the right fit for your car, truck, or motorcycle. Cash prizes for specialty awards, plaques, and trophies are given out. See the Antique Tractor Club’s fine tractors, and enjoy food vendors, live music, and raffles. Early birds who arrive on Friday can take part in the Poker Run, making stops throughout Fairfield to see who wins the best hand. When: Sept. 11-12 Where: Freestone County Courthouse FAIRFIELD, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-389-5792 Website: Farifield Chamber of Commerce

 

Fort Worth Nov. 22: “Puente NuevoContemporary artist Justin Favela made this large-scale artwork from the materials used to construct piñatas. He draws on his own Mexican and Guatemalan heritage to reinterpret artwork from the past in exciting installations. His work bridges past and present and creates connections across cultures, bringing dynamic color, energy, and fun to your Carter experience. When: Through Nov. 22 Where: Amon Carter Museum of American Art FORT WORTH, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-738-1933 Website: cartermuseum.org

 

Fort Worth Aug. 15-Nov. 1: “Acting Out: Cabinet Cards and the Making of Modern Photography” Cabinet cards were America’s main format for photographic portraiture through the last three decades of the 19th century. Inexpensive and sold by the dozen, they transformed getting one’s portrait made from a formal event taken up once or twice in a lifetime into a commonplace practice shared with family and friends. Building on the museum’s history as a leader in American photography, this exhibition reveals how photography studios and their sitters across the United States introduced immediacy to studio portraiture and transformed their sessions into avenues of fun and personal expression. When: Aug. 15-Nov. 1 Where: Amon Carter Museum of American Art FORT WORTH, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-738-1933 Website: cartermuseum.org

 

Fort Worth Sept. 11-13: Fringe Festival The fifth annual Fort Worth Fringe Festival welcomes performers from all over the state of Texas and beyond, and features a variety of acts, ranging from lesser-known and rarely produced works, dance pieces, storytelling events, puppetry shows, poetry readings, and other acts. When: Sept. 11-13 Where: Fort Worth Community Arts Center FORT WORTH, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-731-2238 Website: fwfringe.com

 

Gatesville Sept. 19: Spurfest Gatesville is turning 150 years old! Celebrate at Spurfest with old-time demonstrations, contests, music, arts and crafts vendors, and over 6,000 spurs in the Lloyd Mitchell Spur Collection. Admission is free. When: Sept. 19 Where: Coryell Museum and Historic Center GATESVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-865-5007 Website: coryellmuseum.org

 

Glen Rose Sept. 25: Discovery After Dark Program And Tour Watch the stars and listen to the nighttime sounds, as you venture out into the park at dark. Start with an interactive learning experience where you can discover nocturnal animal adaptations. Then, using spotlights, go on a guided sunset tour focused on the nightlife of Fossil Rim. Afterwards, adventure on a hike after dark. When: Sept. 25 Where: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center GLEN ROSE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-897-2960 Website: fossilrim.org

 

Granbury Sept. 5-7: Labor Day Weekend Celebration Kick off Labor Day weekend and wrap up another beautiful summer on Lake Granbury. Designed to be great fun for both visitors and locals alike, events this weekend include a festival and lighted boat parade When: Sept. 5-7 Where: Historic Granbury Square GRANBURY, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-573-5548 Website: visitgranbury.com/events/annual-events/labor-day-weekend

 

Grand Prairie Sept. 25-27: Mid-Autumn Moon Festival The free festival features lion dances, games, music, entertainment, a lantern parade, and contests. When: Sept. 25-27 Where: Asia Times Square GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-975-5100 Website: asiatimessquare.com

 

Grandview Sept. 18-20: Antique Alley Texas This event, started in 1999, covers a “shopping trail” through seven towns (Grandview, downtown Cleburne-East, Keene, Alvarado, Venus, Maypearl, and downtown Waxahachie) within two counties. Along the way, find flea markets and pasture sales galore. When: Sept. 18-20 Where: Various locations GRANDVIEW, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-666-5024 Website: antiquealleytexas.com

 

Grapevine May 15-Sept. 20: Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites In this highly immersive and engaging exhibit, families discover the joy and power of reading at any age. Experiences include matching, rhyming, poetry, and storytelling; teaching children to love books, learn words, tell stories, read everything, know letters, and hear sounds. When: May 15-Sept. 20 Where: Visitor Information Center GRAPEVINE, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-410-3100 Website: grapevinetexasusa.com

 

Grapevine May 22-Sept. 7: SummerBlast The 12th annual SummerBlast features fun for the whole family including water parks, special exhibits, outdoor activities, dining, shopping, Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine through Sept. 7, and a special fireworks extravaganza on the Fourth of July. When: May 22-Sept. 7 Where: Various locations GRAPEVINE, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-410-3185 Website: grapevinetexasusa.com

 

Grapevine Sept. 1-Nov. 22: Grapevine Vintage Railroad Train Excursions Travel along the Historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards on Saturdays and Sundays. Unique train ride options are provided as well as a variety of special fall events, including Labor Day, Halloween, and Witches Brew trains. When: Sept. 1-Nov. 22 Where: Cotton Belt Depot GRAPEVINE, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-410-3185 Website: gvrr.com

 

Grapevine Sept. 5, 12: Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market From fruit and vegetables to homemade tamales, nuts and gourmet candies, this market offers shoppers a variety of locally grown products from across Texas every Saturday this summer. Find an eclectic array of items including handmade jewelry, crafts, distinctive home décor and more blended into the market. When: Sept. 5, 12 Where: Town Square Gazebo GRAPEVINE, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-410-3185 Website: grapevinetexasusa.com

 

Hallettsville Sept. 26: Kolache Fest Honoring the beloved kolache, this festival begins with a 5K fun run, followed by a parade, arts and crafts vendors, food concessions, a barbecue cookoff, kolache eating contest, the Kolache Queen pageant, a kolache baking demonstration, and music. When: Sept. 26 Where: Hallettsville KC Hall HALLETTSVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 361-298-2662 Website: hallettsville.com

 

Kyle Sept. 4-6: Pie in the Sky Balloon Festival Please join us Labor Day Weekend for the premier hot air balloon festival, right here in Kyle, the Pie Capital of Texas! Beautiful hot air balloons will illuminate the sky on Friday and Saturday evenings and will float over the Kyle sky Saturday and Sunday mornings.Pie festivities will include a Pie Cafe tent, pie baking contest, pie eating contests, pie vendors (sweet and savory), and more, all of which will solidify our claim to fame as the Pie Capital of Texas. You’ll also be able to enjoy a great live music line-up, an alcohol booth, market vendors of all kinds, a kids play area, and other entertainment to make this festival weekend complete. This is a wonderful family event in our little hometown of Kyle. We would love for Bob and the crew to see what we have to offer. 9:00 am https://pieinthesky.com/ (228) 243-5587

 

 

La Grange Sept. 3-6: Fayette County Fair Taking place every year on Labor Day weekend, the Fayette County Fair offers all of the events and activities you’d expect at an old-fashioned county fair: a Queens Pageant; Little Miss and Mister contest; a parade and carnival; a Senior Citizens Day; country store; creative arts; poultry, livestock and horse shows; 4-H agricultural exhibits; games like horse shoe and washer pitching; a fun run; a petting zoo; a barbecue cookoff; stage shows and strolling acts; and live music with headliners Joe Nichols, 38-Special, and Josh Ward. Enjoy fun for the whole family. When: Sept. 3-6 Where: Fayette County Fair LA GRANGE, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-702-2426 Website: fayettecountyfair.org

 

Lewisville Sept. 25-26: Western Days Festival Held each year in Old Town Lewisville, the Western Days Festival celebrates Western culture with live music on five stages, demonstrations of Western heritage, kids activities, and the World Tamale Eating Championship. There is free parking and complimentary remote shuttle parking. When: Sept. 25-26 Where: Wayne Ferguson Plaza LEWISVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-219-3400 Website: lewisvillewesterndays.com

 

Madisonville Sept. 5: Fourth of July Celebration (Postponed) Celebrate Independence Day at Light Up the Night, a family-friendly event that offers live entertainment, kids games and activities, food, and arts and crafts vendors. This event has been rescheduled from the original Fourth of July date. When: Sept. 5 (new date) Where: Lake Madison Park MADISONVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 936-348-9333 Website: visitmadisonville.org

 

McKinney Sept. 5, 2020-Feb. 15, 2021: Dinosaurs Live! Encounter the 46-foot tall T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the nature trails at the 15th annual exhibit. The exhibit always gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together. See the dinosaurs move and hear them roar. An outdoor fossil dig is available for kids. The dinosaur trail is great for jogging strollers, but not suitable for strollers with small wheels or wheelchairs. When: Sept. 5, 2020-Feb. 15, 2021 Where: Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary MCKINNEY, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-562-5566 Website: heardmuseum.org/dinosaurslive

 

McKinney Sept. 18-20: Third Monday Trade Days This is the oldest and largest monthly trade days and flea market in North Texas. Shop from more than 450 vendors who offer almost anything you can imagine. Find unique gifts, delightful home decor, trendy clothing and accessories, garage sale items, antiques and collectibles, and specialty items along with many fantastic food concessions at this open-air market. Free admission. When: Sept. 18-20 Where: Third Monday Trade Days MCKINNEY, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-562-5466 Website: thirdmondaytradedays.com

 

McKinney Sept. 25-27: Oktoberfest Presented by McKinney Main Street, Oktoberfest is a family favorite, offering authentic German music, food and drink, traditional costumes, dancing, and children’s activities. The “bier garden” covers a total of 14 blocks throughout McKinney’s historic downtown square. Free admission. When: Sept. 25-27 Where: Historic Downtown McKinney MCKINNEY, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-547-2660 Website: mckinneytexas.org/664/Oktoberfest

 

Mesquite Sept. 19: Hip Hop Spring Cowboys Hear excellent concert performances featuring blues, old-school, and hip-hop performances and see traditional rodeo events like bull riding, team roping, barrel racing, tie-down roping, and the popular relay race. When: Sept. 19 Where: Mesquite Arena MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 800-541-2355 Website: visitmesquitetx.com

 

Mesquite Sept. 19: Ladies With Flava This community organization encourages that ladies of all ages step out of their shell and shine their light through hip hop and Latin culture. Everyone is invited to celebrate the group’s third anniversary featuring music and dancing. When: Sept. 19 Where: Mesquite Arts Center MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-216-6444 Website: visitmesquitetx.com

 

Mesquite Sept. 25-26: Dallas Half Mile I and II American Flat Track, the most prestigious and competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing in the world, presents these races with some of the fastest bike speeds in racing. When: Sept. 25-26 Where: Devils Bowl Speedway MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 800-541-2355 Website: visitmesquitetx.com

 

Plano Sept. 30-Dec. 31, 2021: Plano Scavenger Hunt On this fun-filled Plano scavenger hunt, wind through the storied streets in search of iconic landmarks and great green spaces. When: Sept. 30-Dec. 31, 2021 Where: Let’s Roam PLANO, Texas More Information: Phone: 833-202-7626 Website: letsroam.com/scavenger_hunt/Plano_Scavenger_Hunt?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=txhighplano

 

Plano Sept. 7: Labor Day Party at the Texas Pool Celebrate the last days of summer at this pool party. Enjoy authentic hot dogs fresh off the grill and a snack bar, play traditional pool games, and enter the Cannonball Contest. A donation to the Texas Pool Foundation gives you in a chance to win a Texas Pool T-shirt. Coolers with food and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome. When: Sept. 7 Where: The Texas Pool PLANO, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-881-8392 Website: visitplano.com/event/labor-day-party-at-the-texas-pool-2

 

Plano Sept. 18-20: Balloon Festival 2020 Celebrating 41 years of ballooning, this festival is a three-day weekend that offers something for everyone, including live music, a fireworks show, a Kids’ Zone with activities and interactive inflatable rides, sky divers, and a variety of food, merchandise, and handmade products for sale, and, of course, the hot air balloons. The balloons launch Friday at 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 7 a.m., and 6 p.m. (weather permitting). The parachute team performs every afternoon at 5:30 p.m., jumping from a plane over the park and landing right in the middle of the launch field. When: Sept. 18-20 Where: Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve PLANO, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-867-7566 Website: planoballoonfest.org

 

Plano Oct. 1: Roger Creager in Concert The Courtyard Texas Music Series 2020 presents Roger Creager. Whether it’s climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, jumping off his boat to snorkel with wild dolphins, or snow skiing in the Rockies, the musician tries to get the most out of what the world has to offer. All of this finds its way into his music and live shows. Creager may travel the world, but he never strays far from his small-town South Texas roots and his music encompasses all of him. When: Oct. 1 Where: Courtyard Theater PLANO, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-941-5600 Website: visitplano.com/event/2020-courtyard-texas-music-series

 

Round Top Sept. 28-Oct. 3: Fall Antiques Fair The Round Top antiques show draws hundreds of vendors and buyers from across the United States. Hunt for great deals on antiques, jewelry and accessories, arts and crafts, kitchen items, collectibles, and vintage finds you won’t see any place else. When: Sept. 28-Oct. 3 Where: Various locations ROUND TOP, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-249-4042 Website: roundtoptexasantiques.com

 

Sanger Sept. 12: Sanger Sellabration Historically, over 5,000 people each year have attended this festival, which is the highlight of the community. Festivities include craft and food vendors, kids’ games, the Little Miss and Mr. Sanger pageant, and wiener dog races all in a street-fair atmosphere. When: Sept. 12 Where: Downtown Sanger SANGER, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-458-7702 Website: sangertexas.com

 

Sealy Sept. 18-19: 90 Miles on 90 More than 90 miles of yard sales, antiques, city-wide garage sales, and farmers’ markets along US 90 from Sealy to McQueeney offer shopper’s a paradise for vintage, unique finds. When: Sept. 18-19 Where: Various locations SEALY, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-885-3222 Website: facebook.com/90mileson90

 

Sealy Sept. 27: Bazaar and Home comingSpend the afternoon with family and friends and have a barbecue dinner, kolaches, strudels, cakes, pies, and homemade Mexican food. There is entertainment throughout the day, plus live music, kids’ games, a cake walk, raffles, plant sales, live and silent auctions, a gift card booth, and a country store. When: Sept. 27 Where: Sealy KC Hall SEALY, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-885-3222 Website: visitsealy.com

 

Seguin Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27: Central Park Fall Concert Series For four consecutive Sunday evenings in September, bands and musical groups take center stage in the Central Park bandstand. Performances include a mix of music with a final patriotic concert that salutes veterans and active military. When: Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27 Where: Central Park SEGUIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-401-5000 Website: visitseguin.com

 

Sherman Sept. 12: Hispanic Heritage Festival Celebrate Texoma’s Hispanic Heritage with a festival open to all, with live music, food vendors, and a celebration of the diverse cultural heritage of the Hispanic community. When: Sept. 12 Where: Sherman Municipal Grounds SHERMAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-892-7230 Website: shermantx.org

 

Sherman Sept. 19: Arts Fest The 39th annual Sherman Arts Fest takes place rain or shine on the Municipal Grounds, Ballroom, and surrounding streets. The fun-filled day features musical acts and other live performances on two stages throughout the day, chalk art, a Kids’ Alley, food and beverage vendors, arts and crafts, a marketplace, a woodcarving exhibit, youth and adult art shows, art history displays, and the Sherman Education Foundation 5K. The event takes place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. When: Sept. 19 Where: Sherman Municipal Grounds SHERMAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-892-7230 Website: facebook.com/shermantx

 

Stephenville Sept. 25-27: Cowboy Capital of the World PRCA Rodeo Each year, thousands of visitors make their way to Stephenville, Texas to experience Rodeo Heritage Week and the award winning PRCA Rodeo. See rodeo performances, mutton bustin’, a downtown parade, the queen contest, a 5K run, music concerts, and art exhibits. When: Sept. 25-27 Where: Lone Star Arena STEPHENVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-965-5313 Website: cowboycapitalprcarodeo.com

 

Temple Sept. 4: First Friday On the first Friday of every month, historic downtown Temple transforms into a giant party. Enjoy street music and performances, drinks, food, and after-hours shopping. When: Sept. 4 Where: Downtown Temple TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-298-5378 Website: discoverdowntowntemple.com

 

Temple Sept. 5: Family Day: Wild West Day Step into the Old West: a land of gold, grit, and gunslingers. Join the museum and explore what life was like as America expanded westward. Learn about the gold rush, wagon trails, and cattle ranching. When: Sept. 5 Where: Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-298-5167 Website: templerrhm.org

 

Temple Sept. 12: Dueling Pianos in the Park Combine two sharp-witted, incredibly talented musicians on a stage, then add in a crowd of people and the result is an evening of fast, funny, and unforgettable entertainment. When: Sept. 12 Where: Lions Amphitheater TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-298-5440 Website: ci.temple.tx.us/158/Parks-Recreation

 

Temple Sept. 19-20: Temple Model Train Show The Central Texas Area Model Railroaders (CentraMOD) proudly hosts this 38th annual train show. Train enthusiasts enjoy a carnival of model train exhibits, operating layouts, and model train and memorabilia sales. Parking is free. When: Sept. 19-20 Where: Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-290-0112 Website: centramodrr.com

 

Temple Sept. 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25: Healthy Kids Running Series The Healthy Kids Running Series is a national, community-based nonprofit that provides a fun, inclusive five-week running series for ages 2-14, designed for kids to get active, feel accomplished, and lay the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Races range in distance from 50 yards up to 1 mile based on age group. Participants each season are awarded a medal and shirt, as well as race bibs for each race. At the end of the season winners in each division for boy and girl are awarded a trophy based on a point scale and points earned each race. When: Sept. 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 Where: Freedom Park TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-340-4577 Website: healthykidsrunningseries.org

 

The Colony Sept. 26: Mother and Son Adventure Day Moms and sons can exclusively enjoy some quality time filled with adventure and outdoor exploration. Put your skills to the test with archery, fishing, and horseshoes. When: Sept. 26 Where: Lions Club Park THE COLONY, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-625-1106 Website: thecolonytx.gov/840/Mother-Son-Adventure-Day

 

Waco June 6-Sept. 27: Paw Patrol Adventure Play The heroic Paw Patrol pups need your help in Adventure Bay. You and your family join Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Everest, Rocky, Zuma, and Tracker as you explore your unique abilities, overcome challenges, and help friends. There’s no job too big and no pup too small. When: June 6-Sept. 27 Where: Mayborn Museum, Baylor University WACO, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-710-7981 Website: maybornmuseum.com

 

Waxahachie Sept. 19: C10s Trucks in the Park This Chevy truck show features more than 1,000 C10 trucks and live music. When: Sept. 19 Where: Getzendaner Park WAXAHACHIE, Texas More Information: Phone: 469-309-4040 Website: c10sinthepark.com

 

Waxahachie Sept. 26: Chautauqua Assembly The history of the Chautauqua is celebrated with reenactments, exhibits, and entertainment. When: Sept. 26 Where: Chautauqua Auditorium WAXAHACHIE, Texas More Information: Phone: 469-309-4040 Website: waxahachiechautauqua.org

 

Waxahachie Sept. 26-27: Gingerbread Trail Historic Home Tour Tour a selection of historic homes with all of the latest features by some of the region’s best designers and contractors. When: Sept. 26-27 Where: Various locations WAXAHACHIE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-937-0681 Website: gingerbreadtrail.net

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