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

Fort Stockton, Texas – Wizarding World of Fort Stockton


September 1, 2018


The Garage Coffee, Music & More; Fort Stockton, Texas


Harry Potter fans unite for a whole day of family fun; food/drink vendors, games and Harry Potter-themed activities. Wear your costume!

For more information call #432-701-0588 or check the site,
thegaragetx.com/event/wizarding-world-of-fort-stockton-2018

Waco, Texas – Margarita and Salsa Festival


August 25, 2018


Extraco Events Center, Waco, TX


Check out the 23rd annual Margarita and Salsa Festival in Waco featuring food, margaritas, and live country music. This event averages 10,000 attendees. Proceeds of the event benefit Heart O’ Texas Fair and Rodeo scholarship program.


For more information, visit the website,
extracoeventscenter.com

Austin, Texas – 14th Annual Bat Fest


August 18, 2018 from 4pm to midnight


Congress Ave Bridge, 100 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704


Admission: $15 cash; children 8 and under are FREE with paid adult


Austin is well-known by chiropterologists (people who study bats) especially at night under the Congress Avenue Bridge where over 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge at dusk. To celebrate, Austin throws this annual party and boy has it grown! This year there will be 3 stages featuring live music, over 75 arts/crafts vendors, food/drink vendors, children’s activities, and bat-themed activities and costume contests.

For more information
www.roadwayevents.com/event/bat-fest

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