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
BosqueArtsCenter.org

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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
edgewoodheritagefestival.com

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
wurstfest.com

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

For more information
dentondayofthedeadfestival.com

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
NashFarm.org

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
fortcroghan.org

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
visitsouthlaketexas.com/166/Oktoberfest

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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hair_jewellery

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
TexarkanaMuseums.org

Honey Grove, Texas – Davy Crockett Festival


September 29, 2018


Honey Grove Downtown Square, Honey Grove, TX 75446


Per the website: This is the annual Fall Festival for Honey Grove. Named after our namesake, Davy Crockett. This event attracts people from far and wide. There are vendors of all sorts, selling hand made wares, foods, crafts, Antiques, Toys, etc. It’s a perfect time to get information out to the public about your business or services in the area. There is also live entertainment, games and other festive activities. This is a family friendly event and we welcome any and everyone to come enjoy the Sweetest Town in Texas, Honey Grove.


FREE entry; vendor prices vary

For more information
honeygrovechamber.com/

Addison, Texas – Addison Oktoberfest


September 20-23, 2018


Addison Circle Park: 4970 Addison Circle Dr. Addison, TX. 75001


Good-natured family fun event where you may see attendees dressed in lederhosen and carrying beer steins. There are two stages will lots of groups and performers to entertain you. A full schedule is on the website. Other events include Dachshund Races and Parade, Bier Barrel Bowling, and for those true German-lovers, a German Spelling Bee.


Ticket prices are $10/adult and FREE for kids 12 and under. Food and drinks are purchased with “Tasty Bucks” which cost extra. There are also packages available for purchase. Free parking nearby.


For more information, call 800-233-4766 or click
AddisonOktoberfest.com

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