Fairs, festivals, and other special events provide year-round recreation in Texas. Some are of national interest, while many attract visitors from across the state. Each county profile in the Counties section also lists events in the Recreation paragraph and following town names. Information here was furnished by event coordinators. To have your town’s event included on this page, submit your information here.

Abilene: West Texas Fair & Rodeo; September; 1700 Hwy. 36, 79602; www.taylorcountyexpocenter.com. Since 1897. rjohnson@expoctc.com. (325) 677-4376.

Albany: Fort Griffin Fandangle; June; PO Box 155, 76430; www.fortgriffinfandangle.org. Since 1938. info@fandangle.org. (325) 762-3838.

Alvarado: Johnson County Pioneers & Old Settlers Reunion; August; PO Box 217, 76009. Since 1893.

Amarillo: Tri-State Fair; September; 3301 SE 10th Ave., 79104; www.tristatefair.com. (806) 376-7767.

Anderson: Grimes County Fair; June; PO Box 435, 77830; www.grimescountyfair.com. (936)825-5995.

Angleton: Brazoria County Fair; October; PO Box 818, 77516; www.bcfa.org. Since 1939. (979) 849-6416.

Aransas Pass: Shrimporee; June, 130 W. Goodnight, 78336; www.aransaspass.org. Since 1949.

Athens: Texas Fiddlers’ Asso. Reunion; May; Since 1932.

Austin: Rodeo Austin; March; 9100 Decker Lake Rd. 78724; www.rodeoaustin.com. Since 1937. Info@rodeoaustin.com. (512) 919-3000.

Austin: Art City Austin; April; PO Box 5705, 78763; www.artcityaustin.org. info@artcityaustin.org. (512) 609.8587.

Bay City: Matagorda County Fair & Livestock Show; February; PO Box 1803, 77404; www.matagordacountyfair.com. Since 1945. mcfa@matagordacountyfair.com. (979) 245-2454.

Bay City: Bay City Rice Festival; September; PO Box 867; 77404; www.baycitylions.org. info@baycitylions.com.

Beaumont: South Texas State Fair; October; 7250 Wespark Cr., 77705; www.ymbl.org. Since 1943. info@ymbl.org. (409) 832-9991.

Bellville: Austin County Fair; October; PO Box 141, 77418; www.austincountyfair.com. ACFair@austincountyfair.com. (979) 865-5995.

Belton: 4th of July Celebration & PRCA Rodeo; July; PO Box 659, 76513; www.rodeobelton.com. (254) 939.3551.

Belton: Central Texas State Fair; Aug.-Sept.; PO Box 206, 76513; www.centraltexasstatefair.com. (254) 933-5353.

Big Spring: Howard County Fair; September; PO Box 2356, 79721; www.hcfair.org. Since 1973. howardcountyfairtx@gmail.com.

Boerne: Boerne Berges Fest; June; PO Box 748, 78006; www.bergesfest.com.

Boerne: Kendall County Fair; September (Labor Day Wknd.); PO Box 954, 78006; www.kcfa.org. Since 1906. info@kfca.org. (830) 249-2839.

Brenham: Washington County Fair; September; 1305 E. Blue Bell Rd., 77833; www.washingtoncofair.com. Since 1870. washingtoncofair@sbcglobal.net. (979) 836-4112.

Brownsville: Charro Days Fiesta; February; PO Box 3247, 78523; www.charrodaysfiesta.com. Since 1938. charrodaysfiesta@sbcglobal.net. (956) 542-4245.

Burnet: Burnet Bluebonnet Festival; April; 101 N. Pierce St, 78611; bluebonnetfestival.org. Since 1986. (512) 756-4297.

Burton: Cotton Gin Festival; April (3rd wknd.); PO Box 98; 77835; www.cottonginmuseum.org. Since 1990. texascottongin@gmail.com. (979) 289-3378.

Caldwell: Kolache Festival; September; 301 N. Main Street; www.burlesoncountytx.com. 77836; (979) 567-0000.

Caldwell: Burleson County Fair; September; PO Box 634, 77836; www.burlesoncountytx.com. (979) 567-3938.

Canyon: TEXAS! Outdoor Musical; June–August; 1514 5th Ave., 79015; www.texas-show.com. Since 1966. info@texas-show.com. (806) 655-2181.

Chappell Hill: Bluebonnet Festival; April; PO Box 547, 77426; chappellhillhistoricalsociety.com. chappellhillfestivals@gmail.com. (979) 203-1242.

Clifton: Norse Smorgasbord; November; 152 County Rd. 4145, 76634; www.oursaviorsnorse.org. oslcnorse1869@gmail.com. (254) 675-3962.

Clute: Great Texas Mosquito Festival; July; 100 Parkview Dr., 77531; www.mosquitofestival.com. Since 1981. (979) 265-8392.

Columbus: Colorado County Fair; September; PO Box 506, 78933; www.coloradocountyfair.org. info@coloradocountyfair.org. (979) 732-9266.

Conroe: Montgomery County Fair; March; PO Box 869, 77305; www.mcfa.org. Since 1957. (936) 760-3631.

Corpus Christi: Buc Days; April–May; PO Box 30404, 78463; www.bucdays.com. info@bucdays.com. (361) 882.3242.

Corsicana: Derrick Days; April; 301 S. Beaton St., 75110; www.derrickdays.com. Since 1976. (903) 654-4850.

Dalhart: XIT Rodeo & Reunion; August (1st full wknd.); www.xitrodeoreunion.com. Since 1937.

Dallas: State Fair of Texas; September–October; PO Box 150009, 75315; www.bigtex.com. Since 1886. info@bigtex.com. (214) 565-9931.

Decatur: Wise County Old Settlers Reunion; July (last full week).

De Leon: De Leon Peach & Melon Festival; August; PO Box 44, 76444; peachandmelonfestival.net. Since 1917. pmdeleon@cctc.net.

Denton: North Texas State Fair & Rodeo; August; 2217 N. Carroll Blvd., 76201; www.ntfair.com. Since 1929. info@ntfair.com. (940) 391-3452.

Edna: Jackson County Youth Fair; October; 284 Brackenridge Parkway, 77957; www.jcyf.org. Since 1949.

Ennis: National Polka Festival; May; PO Box 1177, 75120-1237; www.nationalpolkafestival.com. ennis4u@swbell.net.

Fairfield: Freestone County Fair; June; www.freestonecountyfairandrodeo.com.

Flatonia: Czhilispiel; October (4th full wknd.); PO Box 610, 78941; www.flatoniachamber.com. Since 1973. flatoniacofc@sbcglobal.net. (361) 865-3920.

Fort Worth: Pioneer Days; September; 131 E. Exchange Ave., Ste 100B, 76106; www.fortworthstockyards.org.

Fort Worth: Southwestern Exposition & Livestock Show; January-February; PO Box 150, 76101; www.fwssr.com. Since 1896. contact@fwssr.com. (817) 877-2400.

Fredericksburg: Food and Wine Fest; October (4th Sat.); 703 N. Llano St., 78624; www.fbgfoodandwinefest.com. Since 1990. creativemarketing1975@gmail.com. (830) 997-8515.

Fredericksburg: Night in Old Fredericksburg; July; 302 E. Austin, 78624; www.gillespiefair.net. Since 1963. info@gillespiefair.com. (830) 997-2359.

Fredericksburg: Oktoberfest; October (1st wknd.); PO Box 222, 78624; www.oktoberfestinfbg.com. Since 1980. creativemarketing1975@gmail.com. (830) 997-4810.

Freer: Freer Rattlesnake Roundup; May; PO Box 717, 78357; www.therattlesnakeroundup.com. Since 1966. freercofc@yahoo.com. (361) 394-6891.

Galveston: Dickens on The Strand; December; 502 20th St., 77550; www.dickensonthestrand.org. Since 1973.

Galveston: Galveston Historic Homes Tour; May; 502 20th St., 77550-2014; www.galvestonhistory.org. Since 1974.

Gilmer: East Texas Yamboree; October; PO Box 854, 75644; www.yamboree.com. Since 1937. gilmerareachamber@gmail.com. (903) 843-2413.

Glen Flora: Wharton County Youth Fair; April; PO Box 167, 77443; www.whartoncountyyouthfair.org. Since 1976. wcyf@whartoncountyyouthfair.org. (979) 677-3350.

Graham: Art Splash on the Square; May.

Graham: Red, White & You Parade & Festivities; July; 608 Elm St.; 76450; www.visitgrahamtexas.com. (940) 549-0401.

Granbury: Annual July 4th Celebration; July; 116 W. Bridge St., 76048; www.granburychamber.com.

Granbury: Harvest Moon Festival; October; PO Box 2011 201 E. Pearl St., 76048; www.granburysquare.com. Since 1977. granburyhgma@gmail.com. (682) 936-4550.

Grand Prairie: National Championship Pow-Wow; September; 2602 Mayfield Rd, 75052; www.tradersvillage.com. Since 1963. dfwinfo@tradersvillage.com. (972) 647-2331.

Grapevine: GrapeFest; September; 636 S. Main St., 76051; www.grapevinetexasusa.com. Since 1986. (800) 457-6338.

Greenville: Hunt County Fair; June; PO Box 1403, 75403; www.huntcountyfair.com. Since 1970. info@huntcountyfair.net. (903) 454-1503.

Groesbeck: Limestone County Fair; March–April; PO Box 965, 76642. limestonefair.org.

Hallettsville: Hallettsville Kolache Fest; September; PO Box 313, 77964; www.hallettsville.com. Since 1995.

Helotes: Helotes Cornyval; May (1st wknd.); PO Box 376, 78023; www.cornyval.com. Since 1967. cornyval@sbcglobal.net. (210) 695-2103.

Hempstead: Waller County Fair; September–October; PO Box 911, 77445. www.wallercountyfair.com. Since 1946. (979) 826-2825.

Hico: Hico Old Settler-Reunion; July; PO Box 93, 76457; www.hico-tx.com. Since 1887.

Hidalgo: BorderFest; March; PO Box 722; 78557; www.hidalgoborderfest.com.

Hondo: Medina County Fair; September (3rd wknd.); PO Box 4, 78861; www.medinacountyfair.net. Since 1980. havefun@medinacountyfair.net. (830) 426-5406.

Houston: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; March; PO Box 20070, 77225; www.rodeohouston.com. questions@rodeohouston.com. (832) 667-1134.

Hughes Springs: Wildflower Trails of Texas; April; PO Box 805, 75656; www.hughesspringstxusa.com. Since 1970. (903) 639-7519.

Huntsville: Walker County Fair & Rodeo; March–April; PO Box 1817, 77342; www.walkercountyfair.com. Since 1979. wcfa@walkercountyfair.com. (936) 291-8763.

Ingram: The Official Texas State Arts & Crafts Fair; September; PO Box 489, 78025; txartsandcraftsfair.com. wgcash@hcaf.com. (830) 367-5121.

Jefferson: Historical Pilgrimage and Spring Festival; May (1st wknd.); PO Box 301, 75657-0301; www.jeffersonpilgrimage.com. Since 1947.

Johnson City: Blanco County Fair; August; PO Box 1257, 78636; www.bcfra.org. info@bcfra.org.

Kenedy: Bluebonnet Days; April; 205 S. 2nd St., 78119. kenedychamber.org. (830) 583-3223.

Kerrville: Kerr County Fair; October; PO Box 290842, 78029; www.kerrcountyfair.com. Since 1980. kcfa@kerrcountyfair.com. (830) 257-6833.

Kerrville: Kerrville Folk Festival; May–June; PO Box 291466, 78029; www.kerrvillefolkfestival.com. Since 1972. info@kerrville-music.com. (830) 257-3600.

Killeen: Take 190 WestArts Festival; 3601 S. WS Young Dr., 76542; www.take190west.com. info@take190west.com. (254) 501-3888.

La Grange: Fayette County Fair; September; PO Box 544, 78945; www.fayettecountyfairnet. Since 1926. info@fayettecountyfair.org. (979) 968-3911.

Laredo: Border Olympics; January–March; PO Box 450037, 78044; borderolympics.net. Since 1947.

Laredo: Laredo International Fair & Expo; March; PO Box 1770, 78043; www.laredofair.com. Since 1963. laredofair@att.net. (956) 722-9948.

Laredo: Washington’s Birthday Celebration; January–February; 1819 E. Hillside Rd., 78041; www.wbcalaredo.com. Since 1898. wbca@wbcalaredo.org. (956) 722-0589.

Longview: Gregg County Fair & Exposition; September; 1511 Judson Rd., Ste. F, 75601; www.greggcountyfair.com. Since 1951. ayohe3184@gmail.com. (903) 753-4478.

Lubbock: 4th on Broadway Festival; July; PO Box 1643, 79408; www.broadwayfestivals.com. Since 1991. (806) 749.2929.

Lubbock: Lights on Broadway Celebration; December; PO Box 1643, 79408; www.broadwayfestivals.com.

Lubbock: Panhandle-South Plains Fair; September; PO Box 208, 79408; www.southplainsfair.com. Since 1914. info@southplainsfair.com. (806) 763-2833.

Lufkin: Texas Forest Festival; September; 1200 Ellen Trout Dr., 75904; www.texasforestfestival.com. (936) 634.6644.

Luling: Luling Watermelon Thump; June (last full wknd); PO Box 710, 78648; www.watermelonthump.com. Since 1953.

McKinney: Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games; May; 1705 W. University Dr., Suite 108 - 110, 75069; www.texasscots.com. Since 1986. postmaster@texasscottishfestival.com. (469) 424.1930

Marshall: Fire Ant Festival; October; PO Box 520, 75671; www.marshalltexas.com. Since 1984.

Marshall: Stagecoach Days Festival; May; PO Box 520, 75671; www.marshalltexas.com. Since 1973.

Marshall: Wonderland of Lights; November–December; PO Box 520, 75671; www.marshalltxchamber.com.

Mercedes: Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show; March; 1000 N. Texas; www.rgvls.com. Since 1940. info@rgvls.com. (956) 565-2456.

Mesquite: Mesquite Championship Rodeo; June-August (each Fri. & Sat.); 1818 Rodeo Dr, 75149-3800; www.mesquiterodeo.com. Since 1957. info@ mesquiterodeo.com. (972) 285-8777.

Monahans: Butterfield-Overland Stage Coach and Wagon Festival; July; 401 S. Dwight Ave., 79756; www.monahans.org. Since 1994. chamber@monahans.org.

Mount Pleasant: Titus County Fair; September; PO Box 1232, 75456; www.tituscountyfair.com. Since 1975. info@tituscountyfair.com.

Nacogdoches: Piney Woods Fair; October; 3805 NW Stallings Dr., 75964; www.nacexpo.net. Since 1978. nacexpo@co.nacogdoches.tx.us. (936) 564-0849.

Nederland: Nederland Heritage Festival; March; PO Box 1176, 77627; www.nederlandhf.org. Since 1973. (409) 724-2269.

New Braunfels: Comal County Fair; September; PO Box 310223, 78131; www.comalcountyfair.org. Since 1894. ccfa.nbtx@sbcglobal.net. (830) 625.1505.

New Braunfels: Wurstfest; October–November; PO Box 310309, 78131; www.wurstfest.com. info@ wurstfest.com. (830) 625-9167.

Odessa: Permian Basin Fair & Expo; September; 218 W. 46th St., 79764; www.pbfair.com.

Palestine: Dogwood Trails Festival; March–April; PO Box 2828, 75802-2828; www.visitpalestine.com.

Paris: Red River Valley Fair; August–September; 570 E. Center St., 75460; www.paristx-rrvfair.com. Since 1911. rrvfair@suddenlinkmail.com. (903) 785-7971.

Pasadena: Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo; September–October; 7601 Red Bluff Rd., 77507-1035; www.pasadenarodeo.com. contactus@ pasadenarodeo.com. (281) 487-0240.

Port Aransas: Whooping Crane Festival; February (last weekend); 403 W. Cotter, 78373; www.whoopingcranefestival.org. Since 1996. (361) 749-5919.

Port Arthur: cavOILcade; October; PO Box 2336, 77643; www.cavoilcade.portarthur.com. Since 1953. cavoilcade@portarthur.com. (409) 983-1009.

Port Lavaca: Calhoun County Fair; October (3rd wknd.); PO Box 42, 77979; http://www.calcofair.com. Since 1963. calcofair77979@gmail.com. (361) 250-0930.

Poteet: Poteet Strawberry Festival; April; PO Box 227, 78065; www.strawberryfestival.com. Since 1948. info@strawberryfestival.com. (830) 742-8144.

Refugio: Refugio County Fair & Rodeo & Livestock Show; March; PO Box 88, 78377. Since 1961.

Rio Grande City: Starr County Fair; March (1st full wknd.); PO Box 841, 78582; www.starrcountyfair.com. Since 1961. starrcountyfair@aol.com. (956) 488-0122.

Rosenberg: Fort Bend County Fair; September–October; PO Box 428, 77471; www.fortbendcountyfair.com. Since 1937. info@fbcfa.org. (281) 342-6171.

Salado: Salado Scottish Games and Competitions; November (2nd wknd.); 423 S. Main St.; www.saladomuseum.org. office@saladomuseum.org. (254) 947-5232.

San Angelo: San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo; February; 200 W. 43rd St., 76903; www.sanangelorodeo.com. Since 1932. (325)653-7785.

San Antonio: Fiesta San Antonio; April; 2611 Broadway St.; 78215; www.fiesta-sa.org. Since 1891. info@fiesta-sa.org. (210) 227-5191.

San Antonio: Texas Folklife Festival; June; 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., 78205; www.texasfolklifefestival.org. Since 1972. itcweb@utsa.edu. (210) 458-2300.

Sanderson: Cinco de Mayo Celebration; May; PO Box 598, 79848; www.sandersonchamber.com. sandersonchamber@yahoo.com. (432) 345-3331.

Sanderson: 4th of July Celebration; July; PO Box 598, 79848; www.sandersonchamber.com. Since 1908. sandersonchamber@yahoo.com. (432) 345-3331.

Sanderson: Pachanga!; November; PO Box 598, 79848; www.sandersonchamber.com. Since 2001. sandersonchamber@yahoo.com. (432) 345-3331.

Santa Fe: Galveston County Fair & Rodeo; April; PO Box 889, 77510; www.galvestoncountyfair.com. (409) 986-6010.

Schulenburg: Schulenburg Festival; August (1st full wknd.); PO Box 115; 78956; www.schulenburgfestival.com. Since 1976.

Shamrock: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration; March; 207 N. Main St., 79079. www.shamrocktexas.net. Since 1947. shamrockedc@gmail.com. (806) 256-2516.

Stamford: Texas Cowboy Reunion; July; PO Box 928, 79553; www.texascowboyreunion.com. Since 1933. tcrrodeo@gmail.com.

Sulphur Springs: Hopkins County Fall Festival; September; 125 S. Davis St., 75482. www.sulphurspringstx.org. hopkinscountyfallfestival@gmail. (903) 243-1925.

Sweetwater: Rattlesnake Roundup; March; PO Box 416, 79556; www.rattlesnakeroundup.net. Since 1958.

Terlingua: Terlingua International Chili Championship; November; PO Box 39, 79852; www.casichili.net. Since 1947.

Texarkana: Four States Fair; September; 3700 E. 50th St., Texarkana AR, 75504; www.fourstatesfair.com. (870) 773-2941.

Todd Mission: Texas Renaissance Festival; October–November (8 weekends); 21778 FM 1774, 77363; www.texrenfest.com. Since 1975. info@texasrenfest.com. (800) 458-3435.

Tyler: East Texas State Fair; September; 2112 W. Front St., 75702; www.etstatefair.com. Since 1914. info@etstatefair.com. (903) 597-2501.

Tyler: Texas Rose Festival; Ocober (3rd wknd.); PO Box 8224, 75711; www.texasrosefestival.com. Since 1933. (903) 597-3130.

Waco: Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo; October; 4601 Bosque Blvd.; 76710; www.hotfair.com. Since 1954. (254) 776-1660.

Waxahachie: Gingerbread Trail Tour of Homes; June (1st full wknd.); PO Box 706, 75168; www.-rootsweb.com/~txecm/ginger. Since 1969.

Waxahachie: Scarborough Renaissance Festival; April–May; PO Box 538, 75168; www.srfestival.com. Since 1980. (972) 938-3247.

Weatherford: Parker County Peach Festival; July (2nd Sat.); PO Box 310, 76086; www.parkercountypeachfestival.org. Since 1985. info@weatherford-chamber.com. (817) 596-3801.

Weatherford: Christmas on the Square; December; PO Box 310, 76086; www.weatherford-chamber.com. Since 1988.

West: Westfest; September (Labor Day wknd.); PO Box 65, 76691; www.westfest.com. Since 1976. (254) 826-5058.

Winnsboro: Autumn Trails Festival; October (every wknd.); PO Box 464, 75494; www.winnsboroautumntrails.com. winnsboroautumntrails@gmail.com. (903) 342-1958.

Woodville: Tyler County Dogwood Festival; March–April; PO Box 2151, 75979-2151; www.tylercountydogwoodfestival.org. Since 1944. dogwood_festival@yahoo.com. (409) 283-2632.

Yorktown: Yorktown’s Annual Western Days Celebration; October (3rd full wknd.); PO Box 488, 78164; www.yorktowntx.com. Since 1959. westerndays@yorktowntx.com. (361)564.2611. I