Fredericksburg, Texas – Hill Country Indian Artifact Show

January 26, 2019 – 8am-4pm

$6.00 admission (ages 14+)

Lady Bird Johnson Park (Pioneer Hall), 432 Lady Bird Dr (Hwy 16 South), Fredericksburg, TX

Interesting show and market for those who enjoy Western History. Lots of Native American art and pottery, arrowheads, bead work, jewelry, books and more. This group features several such shows a year if you can’t make this one.

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Houston, Texas – MLK Grande Parade

January 19-21, 2019

Parades start at San Jacinto Street and Elgin Street

The MLK Holiday weekend starts Saturday (January 19th) with the 13th annual MLK Youth Parade at 12pm. The parade features over 20 marching bands and hundreds of performers.

Sunday (January 20) – 18th annual Battle of the Bands takes place at W.W. Thorne Stadium from 4pm-7pm. High School bands from around the country compete.

The holiday weekend wraps up on Monday (January 21) with the 25th annual Grande Parade (featuring this year’s theme of “It Takes a Village”) starts at 10am.

Buy your tickets online because they sell out. Prices range from $10 up to $25 online.

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Clifton, Texas – Books on the Bosque

November 9-10, 2018

Bosque Arts Center, 215 College Hill Drive, Clifton, Texas 76634

Two day writer’s conference with dinner and sessions featuring some famous authors (including Stephen Harrigan, Ann Weisgarber, Lisa Wingate, Reavis Wortham, Kari Rich, Anna Mitchael, Karen Blumenthal, Jan Peck, Christine Ford, Michelle Staubach Grimes, Tom McDermott, and Scott Sutton). Author signings and marketplace.

Weekend Combo (2 day) ticket is $100; Saturday morning is FREE; Saturday afternoon is $50.

For more information call 254-675-3724 or click on

Edgewood, Texas – Heritage Festival

November 10, 2018 – 8:45am to 4pm

Heritage Park Museum of East Texas, Edgewood, TX

Per the website: Edgewood’s Heritage Park area bustles with folk art exhibits as artisans and vendors demonstrate age-old skills like blacksmithing, manual printing, weaving, hand quilting and soap making. And shoppers keen on finding unique and handcrafted Christmas ideas find inspiration amid the festival’s varied offerings from painters, wood sculptors and others. Of note, local artist Tori Walker, annually designs a new collectible Christmas ornament bearing the likeness of one of the buildings in Heritage Park Museum.

Vendor prices vary

For more information call 903-896-1940 or click on

New Braunfels, Texas – Wurstfest

November 2-11, 2018

Wurstfest Grounds (Landa Park) – New Braunfels, TX

10 days of German food, entertainment, music, carnival rides and games. Plus tons of things to do/see around town as well. See the website for schedules and local attractions.

Advance Purchase: Online purchase through midnight, Thursday, November 1: $12

General Admission: Online and gate purchase: $15

FREE WURSTFEST ADMISSION during these times:
Friday, November 2: 4-7pm
Monday, November 5: 5-10pm
Tuesday, November 6: 5-10pm
Wednesday, November 7: 5-10pm
Sunday, November 11: 3-10pm

Purchase drink tickets for soda/beer; vendor prices vary

For more information call 830-625-9167 or click on

Denton, Texas – Day of the Dead Festival

October 27, 2018

Industrial Street District – Denton, TX

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos and Halloween with lots of family-friendly activities including coffin races, a pumpkin patch (with trick or treats, kids games, bounce house, etc), twilight lantern parade, and costume contests.

FREE event; vendor prices vary

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Grapevine, Texas – Fall Roundup

October 20, 2018 – 10am to 2pm

Nash Farm – 626 Ball Street, Grapevine, TX 76051

Come explore the 5.2 acre farm built in 1869 by Thomas Jefferson Nash. The day promises lots of historic experiences (like wood carving and blacksmith demonstrations) as well as family-friendly activities (petting zoo, pony rides). Live music. Food.

Admission is free; vendor prices may vary

For more information call 817-410-3185 or click on

Burnet, Texas – Fort Croghan Day

October 13, 2018 – 9am to 4pm

Fort Croghan Museum – 703 Buchanan Drive, Burnet TX 78611Burnet, TX

Stop by the Museum for an interactive day learning about life during the eighteen hundreds, including some blacksmithing, cooking in a wood-burning stove, pretend lessons in the one-room school house, etc.

Free Event

For more information call 512-756-8281 or click on

Southlake, Texas – Oktoberfest

October 5-7, 2018

Southlake Town Square – Southlake, TX

Most cities around Texas host their own Oktoberfest and Southlake is no exception. Check out the kids zone, sports zone and the ever-popular Wiener Dog Races. Don’t miss the Stein Hoisting contest or the Swiss longhorns!

Entry is FREE; vendor prices vary

For more information call 817-481-8200 or click

Texarkana, Texas – Death and Dying: Customs and Curiosities

September 15 – November 30, 2018 – 10am to 5pm

Ace of Clubs House & Ahern Home, 420 Pine Street, Texarkana, Texas 75501

Exhibit featuring burial customs and mourning during the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

Per the facebook site: “Gracefully Southern: Mourning Customs of the Victorian South” is open at the Ace of Club House. Paired with “Gracefully Southern: Mourning Customs of the Edwardian South” at Ahern house, they will look at funeral beliefs and traditions in the Victorian and post WWI era, with both houses dressed to appear as if a family member has recently died. Open until the 31st October.

Although found before this, jewelry made from or incorporating hair of an individual became common in the Victorian period. Initially made by companies, later instruction guides were produced to allow people to produce items own at home – allowing people confidence that the hair was from the individual they wanted rather than substituted by the business (and making it affordable). Although made for regular wear, these items could also be designed as mourning jewelry, using the hair of a recently deceased close family member, and worn as a memento of that individual. For more information on this, see

This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information call 903-793-4831 or click on

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