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Festivals and Events. For exact festival dates, contact the local visitors bureaus here

Map Call Festival/Event City Founded Rate Range Festival Month
Big Spring CVB Big Spring 1880 Varies Jan-Dec
Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-up Sweetwater 1958 Free Mar  
Western Heritage Classic Abilene 1985 May  
Fort Griffin Fandangle Albany 1938 $-$$ Jun  
Pops in the Park Patriotic Music & Fireworks Big Spring 1998 Free Jul
Texas Cowboy Reunion Stamford 1930 $ Jul  
Hotter 'N Hell Hundred Wichita Falls 1982 Aug  
Apple Butter Festival Idalou 1994 $ Sep  
Comanche Warrior Triathlon Big Spring 2007 $$$ Sep
National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration Lubbock 1985 $-$$ Sep  
Fair On The Square Canyon Free Oct  
Old Rip Fest Eastland 1981 Free Oct  
Old Sorehead Trade Days Stanton Free Oct IFEA
World Championship Ranch Rodeo Amarillo 1996 $$-$$$ Nov  
Candlelight at the Ranch Lubbock 1979 Free Dec  
Canyon Art Festival Canyon $ Dec  
Lone Star Riverboat Valentine's Day Cruise Austin 1987 $$ Feb  
South by Southwest Austin 1986 $$$ Mar  
Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo / Rodeo Austin Austin 1938 $-$$$ Mar  
Wild Hog Explosion Bandera 2003 $ Mar  
Burnet Bluebonnet Festival Burnet 1983 Free Apr  
Louisiana Swamp Thing & Crawfish Festival Austin 1995 $$ Apr  
Old Settlers Music Festival Austin 1987 $$$ Apr  
Spring Roundup Art Exhibition & Sale Kerrville $ Apr  
Cinco de Mayo / Sutton County Car Expo Sonora 2003 $ May  
Cowboys on Main Bandera Free May  
Fiesta Amistad Round Rock 1968 $ May  
Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival Fredericksburg $ May  
Kerrville Festival of the Arts Kerrville 2014 Free May  
MayFest Marble Falls 1977 Free May  
Texas Masters of Fine Art & Craft Exhibition Kerrville 2004 Free May  
Texas Natural & Western Swing Festival San Marcos 1993 Free May  
Wein & Saengerfest New Braunfels 2004 Free May  
Kerrville Folk Festival Kerrville 1972 $$$ May-Jun  
Bandera RiverFest Bandera 1998 $$ Jun  
Blanco Lavender Festival Blanco 2005 Free Jun  
Boerne Berges Fest Boerne 1967 Free Jun  
Republic of Texas Biker Rally Austin 1992 $ Jun  
Texas Water Safari San Marcos 1963 Jun  
West Texas Championship Cook Off Sonora Free Jun  
Frontier Days & July 4th Celebration Round Rock Free Jul  
Lone Star Riverboat July 4th Fireworks Cruise Austin 1987 $$ Jul  
Batfest! - Night of the Bat Austin 2004 $ Aug  
Gillespie County Fair Fredericksburg 1881 $ Aug  
LakeFest Drag Boat Races Marble Falls 1991 $-$$$ Aug  
San Antonio Film Festival San Antonio $$$ Aug IFEA
Celebrate Bandera Bandera 2002 $ Aug-Sep  
Brownwood Reunion Celebration Brownwood 2001 $ Sep  
Kerrville Triathlon Kerrville $$$ Sep  
 
Austin City Limits Music Festival Austin 2002 $$$ Oct  
Down by the Riverside Fall Festival Kerrville $ Oct  
Fredericksburg Food & Wine Festival Fredericksburg 1990 $$ Oct  
Oktoberfest Fredericksburg 1981 $ Oct  
Texas Mesquite Arts Festival Fredericksburg 1992 Free Oct  
Wurstfest New Braunfels 1961 $ Nov IFEA
 
Dickens on Main & Weihnachts Parade Boerne 2000 Free Nov-Dec  
Sights & Sounds of Christmas San Marcos 1985 $ Nov-Dec IFEA
Walkway of Lights Marble Falls 1990 Free Nov-Jan  
Kerrville Renaissance Festival San Antonio Free-$$ Dec IFEA
Whooping Crane Festival Port Aransas 1996 $$$ Feb  
Charro Days Fiesta Brownsville 1938 $ Feb-Mar  
Fulton Oysterfest Fulton 1979 $ Mar  
Tour of Homes Rockport 1989 Apr  
Windfest Portland 1973 $ Apr  
Buc Days Corpus Christi 1938 $ Apr-May IFEA
Great Texas Birding Classic Port Aransas 1996 $$$ Apr-May  
Festival of Wines Rockport 1996 $$ May  
Nautical Flea Market Rockport 2001 $ May  
Shrimporee Aransas Pass 1948 $ Jun  
Deep Sea Roundup Port Aransas 1935 $$$ Jul  
Rockport Art Festival Rockport 1969 $ Jul  
Texas International Fishing Tournament South Padre Island 1939 $$$ Jul-Aug  
Hummer Bird Celebration Rockport 1988 $ Sep  
Harvest Moon Regatta Port Aransas 1987 $ Oct  
Rockport Seafair Rockport 1974 $ Oct  
 
Sand Castle Days South Pardre Island 1987 Free Oct  
Texas Jazz Festival Corpus Christi 1959 Free Oct  
 
Kingsville Ranch Hand Festival Kingsville 2012 Free Nov  
Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival Harlingen 1994 Free-$$$ Nov  
Rockport Film Festival Rockport 2007 $$-$$$ Nov  
Caroler's Afloat & Boat Lighting Parade Port Aransas 1996 Free Dec  
AT&T Cotton Bowl Arlington 1937 $$$ Jan  
Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Fort Worth 1896 $$-$$$ Jan-Feb  
Bryan College Station CVB College Station 1859 Varies Jan-Dec
McKinney CVB McKinney 1849 Varies Jan-Dec
McKinney Main Street McKinney 1848 Free Jan-Dec IFEA
Sundance Square Fort Worth 1800s Free Jan-Dec IFEA
Visit Frisco Frisco 1904 Varies Jan-Dec
Visit Plano Plano 1840 Varies Jan-Dec
2nd Saturday On The Square Lancaster 1900 Free Feb-Dec  
Texas Storytelling Festival Denton 1985 $ Mar  
Bluebonnet Festival of Texas Chappell Hill 1965 Free Apr  
 
Bluebonnet Trails Ennis 1950 Free Apr  
Burton Cotton Gin Festival & Parade Burton 1989 Free-$$$ Apr  
Delta County Fair & BBQ Cookoff Cooper $ Apr  
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival Denton 1980 Free Apr  
Lucky B Bison Festival Bryan 2000 Free Apr  
Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival Fort Worth 1985 Free Apr IFEA
Muenster Germanfest Muenster 1975 $ Apr  
New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail Grapevine 1992 Free Apr  
Original Round Top Spring Antiques Fair Round Top 1968 Free Apr  
Real Texas Festival Mesquite 2006 $-$$ Apr  
Smithville Jamboree Smithville 1958 Free Apr  
 
Spring Into Nash Grapevine 2002 Free Apr  
Yesterfest - Pioneer Day Celebration Bastrop 1989 Free Apr  
Scarborough Renaissance Festival Waxahachie 1981 $$ Apr-May  
Bangs Mayfest Bangs 1994 Free May  
Cottonwood Art Festival at Cottonwood Park Richardson 1970 Free May  
Fort Worth Music Festival Fort Worth May  
Founders Day Festival Rockwall 2004 Free May  
Main Street Fest Grapevine 1984 $ May  
Mayfest Fort Worth 1973 $ May  
 
National Polka Festival Ennis 1967 Free-$$ May  
South Texas Cowboy Gathering & Western Music Festival Seguin 2016 $$ May  
Taste Addison Addison 2014 $$$ May  
Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival Richardson 1993 $$$ May IFEA
Dog Days of Denton Denton 1993 Free May-Jun  
Denton Airshow Denton 1997 $$ Jun  
Elgin Western Days Elgin 1970 Free Jun  
Watermelon Thump Luling 1954 Free-$$ Jun  
Round Top Festival Institute Round Top 1971 $$ Jun-Jul  
Shiner Half Moon Holidays & BBQ Cook-Off Shiner 1979 Free Jun-Jul  
Addison Kaboom Town Addison 1986 Free Jul  
Belton 4th of July Celebration & PRCA Rodeo Belton 1924 $$ Jul  
Fireworks on the Brazos Washington 1999 Free Jul  
Frisco Freedom Fest Frisco 2006 Varies Jul  
SealyBration Sealy $$ Jul  
Taste of Dallas Dallas $ Jul  
Tour de Paris Bicycle Rally Paris 1985 $$$ Jul  
 
Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic Fort Worth 1973 $$$ Jul  
Central Texas State Fair Belton 1988 $ Aug  
Navasota Blues Fest Navasota 1995 $$ Aug  
Schulenburg Festival at Wolters Park Schulenburg 1978 $$ Aug  
 
Addison Oktoberfest Addison 1988 Free-$$ Sep  
Comanche County Pow-Wow Festival Comanche 1980 $ Sep  
GrapeFest Grapevine 1987 $ Sep  
Kolache Fest Hallettsville 1995 $$ Sep  
Kolache Festival Caldwell 1984 Free Sep  
McKinney Oktoberfest McKinney 2008 Free Sep  
Plano Hot Air Balloon Festival at Oak Point Park Plano 1980 $ Sep IFEA
Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival Bryan 2007 Free Sep  
WestFest West 1975 $ Sep  
State Fair of Texas Dallas 1886 $$ Sep-Oct  
Austin County Fair & Rodeo Bellville 1927 $$ Oct  
Butterfly Flutterby Grapevine 1997 Free Oct  
Calvert Fall Fest Calvert Free-$$$ Oct  
Cuero Turkeyfest Cuero 1973 $$ Oct  
Czhilispiel Festival Flatonia 1973 Free-$ Oct  
Fall Fest Clifton 2002 Free Oct  
Fall Pumpkin Fest Mesquite Free Oct  
Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Fort Worth 1988 Free Oct  
Gonzales Come and Take It Festival Gonzales 1957 Free Oct  
Hogeye Festival Elgin 1987 Free Oct  
LoneStar Storytelling Festival Frisco 2004 $-$$ Oct  
National Championship Barbecue Cookoff Meridian 1987 $ Oct  
Possum Fest & Great Outdoors BBQ & Chili Cook-Off Graford 1994 Free Oct  
Pumpkin Festival Paris 2000 Free Oct  
Scarecrow Festival Chappell Hill 1977 Free Oct  
SCREAMS Halloween Theme Park Waxahachie 1996 $$$ Oct  
 
Texas Mushroom Festival Madisonville 2002 Free-$$ Oct  
Waco Cultural Arts Fest Waco Free Oct IFEA
World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest Sulphur Springs 1970 $ Oct  
Yorktown Western Days - Ziegfest Yorktown 1958 Free Oct  
First Monday Trade Days Canton Free Oct-Dec  
Brazos Valley Worldfest Bryan Free Nov IFEA
Chi Omega Christmas Market Dallas 1977 $$ Nov  
Columbus Folk Fest Columbus Free Nov  
Fort Worth Greek Food Festival Fort Worth 1967 $ Nov  
Santa's Wonderland College Station 1997 $$ Nov-Dec  
Whistle Stop Christmas Cleburne 1996 Free-$$ Nov-Dec  
Christmas in the Square Frisco 2005 Varies Nov-Jan  
Armed Forces Bowl Fort Worth 2003 $$$ Dec  
Christmas in the Park Mesquite Free Dec  
 
Christmas in the Stockyards Fort Worth Free Dec  
Fantasy of Lights Festival Sealy 1986 Free-$$$ Dec  
Mesquite ProRodeo Winter Classic Mesquite 1958 $$-$$$ Dec  
Norwegian Country Christmas Tour Clifton 1992 $$ Dec  
SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo Odessa 1933 $-$$$ Jan  
Odessa CVB Odessa 1881 Varies Jan-Dec
Odessa Shakespeare Festival Odessa 1962 $$ Mar  
Fiesta West Texas Odessa 1996 Varies May
Mex-Tex Family Fiesta Midland 1989 $$ Jun  
Coolest Fourth of July Fort Davis 1973 $ Jul  
Davis Mountains Hummingbird Festival Fort Davis 1996 $$$ Aug  
Permian Basin Fair & Exposition Odessa 1976 $$ Sep  
AIRSHO - Midland International Airport Midland 1957 $$ Oct  
Arts & Crafts Fair Fort Davis 1982 Free Nov  
Merry Marketplace Odessa 1983 Free Nov  
 
Original Terlingua International Championship Chili Cookoff Terlingua 1966 $$ Nov  
Christmas & Chili Market Monahans 2007 Free Dec  
Frontier Christmas Fort Davis 1992 Free Dec  
Hyundai Sun Bowl El Paso 1935 $$-$$$ Dec  
Starbright Village Odessa Free Dec-Jan  
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Houston 1932 $$-$$$ Feb-Mar IFEA
Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas Port Arthur 1993 $-$$ Feb-Mar  
Mardi Gras! Galveston Galveston 1867 Free-$$ Feb-Mar  
Bayou City Art Festival Downtown Houston 1971 $$ Mar  
Nederland Heritage Festival Nederland 1973 Free Mar  
 
South West International Boat Show Houston $$ Mar  
Tomball German Heritage Festival Tomball 2001 Free Mar  
Railfest Rosenberg 1854 $ Apr  
San Jacinto Day Festival & Battle Reenactment La Porte 1836 Free Apr  
Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair Sugar Land 2004 $$$ Apr  
Sylvan Beach Festival La Porte 1957 $ Apr  
Texas Crawfish & Music Festival Spring 1986 $-$$$ Apr  
Clear Lake Greek Festival Seabrook 1993 $ May  
Galveston Historic Homes Tour Galveston 1975 $$ May  
Pasadena Strawberry Festival Pasadena 1974 $-$$$ May IFEA
Port Neches RiverFest Port Neches 2001 Free May  
Texas Crab Festival Crystal Beach 1985 Free May  
Texas Music Festival, Village Fair & BBQ Cook-off League City 1955 $-$$ May  
Wooden Keels & Classic Wheels Seabrook 1995 $$$ May  
Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival Beaumont 2008 $$ Jun  
Great Texas Mosquito Festival Clute 1980 $-$$ Jul  
Houston International Jazz Festival Houston 1990 $$$ Aug  
Music Fest Santa Fe 2007 Free Sep  
Texas City Music Fest By the Bay Texas City 2007 $ Sep  
Texas Gatorfest Anahuac 1989 $$ Sep IFEA
Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo Rosenberg 1937 $$ Sep-Oct  
Texas Rice Festival Winnie 1969 Free-$ Sep-Oct  
Texian Market Days Richmond 1984 $$ Oct  
 
The Original Greek Festival Houston 1969 $ Oct  
Lone Star Rally Galveston 2002 Free Oct-Nov  
 
Texas Renaissance Festival Todd Mission 1974 $$$ Oct-Dec  
Martyn Farm Harvest Celebration Houston 1974 $ Nov  
Wings Over Houston Airshow Houston 1984 $$$ Nov  
Festival of Lights Galveston 2002 $ Nov-Jan  
Dickens on the Strand Galveston 1973 $ Dec  
German Christmas Market & Festival Tomball 2008 Free Dec  
Texas Bowl Houston 2006 $$$ Dec  
Old Town Spring Spring Free  
Texarkana Museums System Texarkana 1966 $ Sep  
Washington's Birthday Celebration Laredo 1898 Free-$$$ Jan-Feb IFEA
Del Rio Chamber of Commerce & CVB Del Rio 1883 Varies Jan-Dec
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo San Antonio 1949 $$ Feb  
Goliad Massacre Living History Program Goliad 1985 $ Mar  
Hidalgo BorderFest Hidalgo 1976 $-$$ Mar IFEA
Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show Mercedes 1939 $$$ Mar  
A Night in Old San Antonio San Antonio 1938 $$ Apr IFEA
Fiesta Oyster Bake San Antonio 1916 $$ Apr IFEA
FIESTA San Antonio San Antonio 1891 Free-$$ Apr IFEA
Ford Mariachi Festival San Antonio Free Apr  
King William Fair San Antonio Free-$$ Apr IFEA
Poteet Strawberry Festival Poteet 1948 Free-$$ Apr IFEA
San Antonio Highland Games & Celtic Music Festival Helotes $$ Apr IFEA
Vida Verde Festival McAllen 2008 $ Apr  
America's Armed Forces River Parade San Antonio Free-$$ May  
Culinaria San Antonio Wine & Food Festival San Antonio 2000 $$$ May  
Hill Country Run Motorcycle Rally Luckenbach 1996 $$$ May  
Run for the Hills 5K Run Bulverde 1999 $$ May  
Tejano Conjuto Festival en San Antonio San Antonio 1981 Free-$ May  
Texas Folklife Festival San Antonio 1972 $$ Jun IFEA
Laredo International Sister Cities Festival Laredo 2003 Free Jul  
Jazz'SAlive San Antonio 1984 Sep  
Taste of the River Walk San Antonio 1986 $$$ Sep  
Corpus Christi BikeFest McAllen 1994 $$$ Oct  
 
Luminaria San Antonio Free Oct  
PalmFest International Folklife Celebration McAllen 2006 Free Oct  
Western Week Celebration Beeville 1972 $ Oct  
Ford Holiday River Parade & Lighting Ceremony San Antonio 1981 $$-$$$ Nov  
Texas Butterfly Festival Mission 1995 $$ Nov  
Hidalgo Festival of Lights Hidalgo Free-$$ Dec  
Valero Alamo Bowl San Antonio 1993 $$$ Dec IFEA
Winter Arts & Crafts Show San Antonio Free Dec  
A Stitch in Time Quilt Show Jefferson 2003 $ Jan  
Visit The Woodlands The Woodlands 1974 Varies Jan-Dec
Mardi Gras Up River Jefferson 1989 Free Feb-Mar  
Pineywoods Purgatory Bike Ride Lufkin 1991 Mar IFEA
Dogwood Trails Celebration Palestine 1938 $ Mar-Apr  
Tyler Azalea & Spring Flower Trail Tyler 1960 Free-$$$ Mar-Apr  
Tyler County Dogwood Festival Woodville 1944 $ Mar-Apr  
Antique Tractor & Engine Show Henderson 1995 $ Apr  
 
Dayton Ole Tyme Days Festival Liberty 1993 Free Apr  
Rangerette Revels Kilgore 1948 $$ Apr  
The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival The Woodlands 2006 $$ Apr IFEA
Wildflower Trails Henderson Free Apr-May  
General Sam Houston Folk Festival Huntsville 1987 $$ May  
Jefferson Historical Pilgrimage Jefferson 1947 $$ May  
Tops In Texas Rodeo Jacksonville 1963 $-$$ May  
Heritage Festival & Taste of Nacogdoches Nacogdoches 1982 $$ Jun  
Texas Blueberry Festival Nacogdoches 1990 Free Jun  
Tomato Fest Jacksonville 1985 Free Jun  
Texas Shakespeare Festival Kilgore 1986 $$-$$$ Jun-Jul  
Sacred Harp Singing Convention Henderson 1869 Free Aug  
Bluegrass Festival Grapeland 1977 $$-$$$ Aug-Sep  
Texas State Forest Festival Lufkin 1984 $ Sep IFEA
Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival Conroe 1990 $$ Oct  
FireAnt Festival Marshall 1983 Free Oct  
Fright Night Palestine 2010 Free Oct  
PRCA Dodge Series Rodeo Henderson 1992 $ Oct  
Sassafras Festival San Augustine 1991 Free Oct  
Taste of Jefferson Jefferson 1992 $$ Oct  
Texas BigFoot Conference Jefferson 2001 Free Oct  
Texas Rose Festival Tyler 1933 Free-$$ Oct  
Christmas on Commerce & Quilt Show Jacksonville 2013 Free Nov  
Heritage Syrup Festival Henderson 1998 $ Nov  
Nine Flags Festival Nacogdoches 1997 Free-$$ Nov-Dec  
Wonderland of Lights Marshall 1986 $$$ Nov-Dec  
Candlelight Tour of Homes Jefferson 1983 $$ Dec  
Christmas Tree Wonderland New Boston 2006 Free Dec  
Kilgore Christmas Parade Kilgore 1930 Free Dec