March 9–12 - Denton
STORYTELLING FESTIVAL... "Ear
Candy - Sweet Sound of Story". Featured tellers are Don White,
Dolores Hydock, Clare Murphy, and Carolina Quiroga-Stultz,
plus storyteller concerts, ghost stories, Liar's Contest,
kids' activities & workshops. Denton Civic Center.
March 11 - Dublin
ST. PATRICK'S CELEBRATION...
Capital of Texas" presents a festival of fun, including arts &
crafts and food vendors, children’s play area, live music,
dance, parade, Shamrock Shuffle Run, carnival, gun & knife
show, pageants, family-friendly entertainment & much more!
March 18–19 - Granbury
38th GENERAL GRANBURY'S
BIRTHDAY PARTY BEAN, BRISKET & RIB COOK-OFF...
Hosted around the downtown Historic Courthouse Square,
celebrate the birthday of the town's namesake with arts &
crafts booths, bean-eating contest, outhouse races, and
entertainment. (682) 936-4550.
April 7–9 - Ennis
ENNIS BLUEBONNET TRAILS
FESTIVAL... Discover a
springtime celebration of fine arts & crafts, performing
artists, bluebonnet & wildflower trails, car show (Saturday
only), children's activities, live music, and entertainment.
Downtown Ennis. In its 66th year as Texas' Official State
April 8 - Celina
5th ANNUAL CELINA CAJUN &
CRAWFISH FESTIVAL… Enjoy an
authentic five-ton crawfish boil , kid zone, vendor booths,
live gator show, and five rocking Zydeco & Cajun bands,
including Wayne Toups, Steve Riley, Pine Leaf Boys, Roddie
Romero and Band Courtbouillon. Free admission. 11am-10pm.
Historic Downtown Square.
April 21–23 and September 15–17 - Grandview-Sand
ANTIQUE ALLEY TEXAS +
30 MILES OF SHOPPING...
This biannual event covers 30+ miles.
Grandview offers 100's of downtown sidewalk /railroad easement
vendors & award winning Masonic Lodge BBQ. Maps at Pop & Grans
Antiques. Pasture sales galore between Grandview & Cleburne.
Do not park on highway! (817) 240-4948. Facebook.com/AntiqueAlleyTexas.
April 22 - Denton
24TH ANNUAL REDBUD FESTIVAL...
This award-winning event celebrates "The Redbud Capital of
Texas" and Arbor Day with a Home and Garden Show, free
seminars, Kids Zone, live music & environmental activities.
Don't miss the live TRASHion Runway Show with designer
fashions made from reused & recycled items. Free admission.
10am-4pm. Held at Denton Civic Center.
April 22 - Princeton
PRINCETON SPRING ONION
FESTIVAL... Enjoy craft and
activity booths, food vendors, 5K Run,
Silent Auction, Onion Cook-off, Tennis Tournament,
and much more. Held at Princeton High School, 1000 East
Princeton Drive (Hwy 380).
April 22–23 - Terrell
Enjoy all-day family fun! State championship BBQ cook-off, car
show, 5K run, quilt show with vendors, dog show, arts &
crafts, health fair/business expo, carnival, live
entertainment, pig races, White Tiger Discovery Program,
Heritage Museum, #1 British Flying Training School Museum and
Rail Car & more. 9am-5pm. Ben Gill/Lions Club Park on Hwy 80.
April 28–29 - Granbury
8th ANNUAL GRANBURY WINE
WALK... A casual venue
offering visitors the opportunity to mingle with 20 Texas
wineries, food purveyors, cheese makers, artists, musicians &
vendors at booths around the historic Granbury Square. Fri
2pm-8pm & Sat 11am-7pm. Tickets: $27 online & $35 at gate.
Granbury Wine Walk, a 501C(3) non-profit, benefits local
charities & scholarships. Visit
for more info.
April 28–30 - Muenster
42nd ANNUAL GERMANFEST...
Enjoy continuous entertainment, plus great German food booths,
Texas wineries, arts/crafts, large BBQ cook-off, fun run,
carnival rides, bike rally, and much more. Music by Zane
Williams, Das 1st Lustig, Alpine Village and Alpenmusikaten.
April 28-30 - Denton
37th DENTON ARTS & JAZZ
FESTIVAL 2017... Celebrating
music & art with seven stages of FREE entertainment! See Jazz
Stage headliners The Flatlanders, Patrice Rushen & Friends,
Brave Combo and many more. Also enjoy great food, fine
arts/crafts & kid's activities. FREE admission! Quakertown
Park (two blocks off Courthouse Sq.). No pets or coolers.
(888) 381-1818 or (940) 565-0931.
April 29 - Corsicana
42nd ANNUAL DERRICK DAYS
Corsicana's rich oil heritage annually since 1976. An entire
week's worth of cultural arts, entertainment & family events
culminate with a street festival. Enjoy marketplace
& food vendors, live entertainment, a carnival, parade,
horseshoe tournament, cook-off, zip line & more!
May 4–6 - Nocona
Enjoy the Poker Run Car Cruise Thursday, two days of Vicari
Car Auction Friday & Saturday, plus vendors and car show
Saturday. For information, call Nocona Chamber of Commerce:
May 4–7 – Seagoville
8th ANNUAL MAYFEST...
Enjoy live entertainment, carnival rides, food & craft
vendors, car show, tractor show & more! Presented by
Seagoville Chamber of Commerce. For vendor opportunities, call
May 5–6 - Breckenridge
STEPHENS COUNTY FRONTIER
DAYS... Enjoy vendors, food,
fun zone, Breckenridge Talent Search, carnival, live
gunfighters, and other family entertainment while listening to
live music. Held at Breck Trade Days, in conjunction with Bob
Drake Memorial Chuck Wagon Cook-off. Free admission. For more
May 12–13 - Electra
34th ANNUAL ELECTRA GOAT BBQ
COOK-OFF... Cook-off with over
$2500 prize money. Six cooking events include goat, chicken,
ribs, brisket, jackpot beans & steak. Kid's games, craft
booths and FREE dance at the Fairgrounds. Email:
May 13 - Greenville
AUDIE MURPHY DAYS...
A celebration honoring the military and Audie Murphy--the most
decorated hero of WWII. Speakers include Col. Richard Kaniss,
actor Brett Halsey and a WWII encampment by Able Company!
Enjoy entertainment, static displays & more. For more
information, contact Audie Murphy / American Cotton Museum:
call (903) 450-4502.
May 26–28 - Ennis
51st ANNUAL NATIONAL POLKA
FESTIVAL... Celebrate Memorial
Day Weekend with Czech & Slovak heritage festivities, folk
dancing, authentic cuisine, Czech costumes, 200 craft & food
booths, 14 live polka bands, country concert, and a giant
parade. Downtown & three Czech Halls.
June 3–4 - Greenville
COTTON BOLL ARTFEST...
This arts & crafts festival features hand-made jewelry,
pottery, artwork & more on the grounds of the Audie
Murphy/American Cotton Museum. For more information, call
(903) 450-4502, or visit
June 3–4 - Waxahachie
47th ANNUAL GINGERBREAD
TRAIL TOUR OF HOMES... Tour
five historic homes, and enjoy an antique car show, and
June 9–10 - Cisco
CISCO TEXAS PIE FEST...
Let's have a good old-fashioned summer celebration in downtown
Cisco, TX. This unique pie-centric festival will have lots of
family fun, games, pie-baking contests, arts & crafts,
entertainment and food. (Wonder what kind of pies will be
there?) (254) 442-2537.
June 16–17 & June 23–24 - Albany
79th FORT GRIFFIN FANDANGLE...
Recapturing wild characters of the old west through a grand
story, plus singing, dancing, horses & a herd of longhorns.
Presented in a renowned amphitheater production, "Texas'
Oldest Outdoor Musical" features a local 400-member musical
cast. Free activities all day. Parade Sat 5pm. BBQ 5pm
Tickets & Info: (325) 762-3838.
July 8 - Weatherford
PARKER COUNTY PEACH FESTIVAL...
Historic Downtown features over 200 arts, crafts, food &
activity vendors, special stage entertainment, children's
events & the Famous Peach Pedal Bike Ride.