September 5, 6, 7 - Midland
Museum of the Southwest
presents its 45th annual juried art festival. Enjoy art, live
entertainment, festival foods & hands-on family fun in the
KinderFest area. Festivities are located on the Museum grounds
at 1705 W. Missouri Ave. For more information, call (432)
683-2882, or email
September 29–October 4 - Friona
58th MAIZE DAYS...
the “Cheese-burger Capital of Texas” for its Maize Days’ Miss
Friona Pageant, Saturday parade, arts & crafts, games,
all-school reunion and food vendors. Friona Chamber of
Commerce: (806) 250-3491.
October 4 - Coleman
FIESTA DE LA PALOMA... Enjoy
championship dove and brisket cook-off, arts & crafts, games,
exhibits, art show, musical entertainment, pet show, Miss
Coleman County pageant, food, roping, car show & much more.
Bill Franklin Center / Expo & Rodeo Complex. Email:
October 11–12 - Shamrock
SHAMROCK IRISH CRAFT FEST...
Craft fair with 75 booths with different
varieties of crafts and a full concession stand. Shamrock
Community Center, 915 South Main, Shamrock, Texas. Sat 9-6;
Sun 12-4. Contact: (806) 256-2501.
October 25 - Anson
ANSON MESQUITE DAZE...
and crafts, free live entertainment, food booths, children’s
activities, antiques and collectibles. Vendor space available:
Outside 10x10 $25 + $10 electric & Indoor $35 with electric.
Food vendors (12x12) $50. Historic Downtown Anson. 9am till
or (325) 823-3259.
October 27-November 1 - Terlingua
FRANK X. TOLBERT-WICK
FOWLER ORIGINAL COOK-OFF / CASI TERLINGUA INTERNATIONAL CHILI
CHAMPIONSHIPS ... For almost 50 years, thousands of chili cooks
travel to the ghost town of Terlingua each autumn to compete!
Also enjoy the Ugly Hat Contest, Last-Chance Cookoff, music,
parade, CASI Olympics, horseshoe competition, and additional
competitions for salsa, BBQ & margaritas.
November 8 - Sonora
48th ANNUAL SUTTON COUNTY GAME DINNER
Come to the “Trail Head to West Texas”,
and enjoy exotic game at this annual game dinner spectacular
with over $50,000 in door prizes! Held at Sutton County Civic
November 21-22 - Alpine
Free public arts celebration features
artworks and galleries throughout
downtown. Live music and entertainers, plus open-air art and
food market. (432) 837-3067 or
January 1, 2015 -Terlingua
Cook-off competitors vie on New Year’s Day for the best
black-eyed pea concoction award. Also enjoy other foods, fun &
music at the Terlingua Trading Company. (432) 371-2234.