Brackettville, Texas – Cowboys Christmas Ball

March 6-7, 2020

Hundreds of living historians in western and/or Native American costumes are the highlight of this history-infused celebration. For those more athletic types, there is a 5k run you can register for in advance. There will be vendors and juried contests.

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Dallas, Texas – EarthX Conference and Expo

April 26-28, 2019

Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210

Massive Earth Day Celebration put on by environmental organization, EarthX . The Expo takes place April 26 through 28th with lots of vendors, food for purchase, and activities. The Conference features presenters and topics of environmental interest and some networking/collaborating opportunities. The Film Festival spans April 19th through 28th at various theatres.

The Expo is free if you register online ahead of time; otherwise $5.00 per person. Conference, Gala and Film prices vary – see website for more details.

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Goliad, Texas – Under the Green Flag

February 23-24, 2019

Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-12pm

Presidio La Bahia, 217 Loop 71, Goliad, Tx 77963

Living history reenactments of the 1812 Spanish siege of Presidio La Bahia (the “first Texas revolution”). Historians dress as men under the command of Gutierrez de Lara and Augustus William Magee as they wrestle control of Texas from the Spanish (years before the 1835-6 War for Independence).

Admission is $5.00 for adults, $4.50 for seniors, $2 for children (6-11), FREE for children under 6.

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Stafford, Texas – Greater Houston Train Show

February 16, 2019 – 10am – 4:30pm

Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road @ Murphy Road

The Greater Houston Train Show draws vendors and railroad enthusiasts from all over the southwest for this annual event. Lots of model railroad displays and operating layouts, photo contests, clinics and presentations, and vendors with lots of interesting things for sale.

Ticket prices: $12.00 per family, $6.00 per adult, $1.00 for children 12-18, and FREE for children under 12. FREE parking.

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Grand Prairie, Texas – Asia Times Square

February 1-3, 2019

2615 – 2625 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75051

Come celebrate the annual Lunar New Year (also known as Chinese New Year) with activities and dragon dances. Visit local shops or eat at nearby restaurants.

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Bandera, Texas – Frontier Times Jamboree

January 27, 2019 – 1pm – 4pm


Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th Street, Bandera, Texas

Old-fashioned country jamboree with music and fun in historic Bandera. This activity is held every fourth Sunday of the month. While you’re there, take the opportunity to visit other historical sites nearby.

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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

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