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NORTH TEXAS EVENTS
SPRINIG  2017 

MARCH

  March 9–12 - Denton
32nd TEXAS 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. www.tejasstorytelling.com. 940-380-9320.

  March 11 - Dublin
ST. PATRICK'S CELEBRATION...
"The Irish 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! City Park. dublintxchamber@embarqmail.com. (254) 445-3422. www.dublintxchamber.com.

  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. www.granburysquare.com.

APRIL

  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 Bluebonnet Trail. www.visitennis.org. (972) 878-4748.

  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. www.celina-tx.gov.

  April 21–23 and September 15–17 - Grandview-Sand Flat-Cleburne-Alvarado-Venus-Maypearl
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.
www.AntiqueAlleyTexas.com.

  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. www.kdb.org. (940) 349-8737.

  April 22 - Princeton
PRINCETON SPRING ONION FESTIVAL...
Enjoy craft and activity booths, food vendors, 5K Run,  Silent Auction, Onion Cook-off, Tennis Tournament, 3-on-3 Basketball,  and much more. Held at Princeton High School, 1000 East Princeton Drive (Hwy 380). www.princetononionfestival.com.

  April 22–23 - Terrell
HERITAGE JUBILEE...
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. (972) 563-5703. www.terrelltexas.com .

  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 www.granburywinewalk.com 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. For details: www.germanfest.net.

  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. www.dentonjazzfest.com. (888) 381-1818 or (940) 565-0931.

  April 29 - Corsicana
42nd ANNUAL DERRICK DAYS FESTIVAL...
Celebrating 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! www.derrickdays.com. (877) 648-2688.

MAY

  May 4–6 - Nocona
CRUISIN' 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:  (940) 825-3526.

  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 (972) 287-5184.

  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 info: chamber@breckenridgetexas.com, 254-559-2301, or www.breckenridgetexas.com .

  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: electracoc@electratel.net; (940) 495-3577; www.electratexas.org.

  May 13 - Greenville
AUDIE MURPHY DAYS...
A celebration honoring the military and Audie Murphy--the most decorated hero of WWII. Speakers include actor Tommy Cook as a special guest! Enjoy entertainment, static displays & more. For more information, contact Audie Murphy / American Cotton Museum: Visit www.amacmuseum.com, or 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. www.nationalpolkafestival.com. (972) 878-4748.

JUNE

  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 www.amacmuseum.com.

  June 3–4 - Waxahachie
47th ANNUAL GINGERBREAD TRAIL TOUR OF HOMES...
Tour five historic homes, and enjoy an antique car show, and courthouse tours.  www.gingerbreadtrail.net. (972) 937-0681.

  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. www.ciscotxpiefest.com.

  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 nightly. www.fortgriffinfandangle.org or fandangle@bitstreet.com. Tickets & Info: (325) 762-3838.

JULY

  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. www.peachpedal.com or www.peachfestivaltx.com. (888) 594-3801.  v.

 
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