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Kimble Kounty Kow Kick ~ 2
September 1

City Park

Kimble County Chamber of Commerce
402 Main Street; Junction, TX 76849
(325) 446-3190
Music: Country
The Kimble Kounty Kow Kick features arts, crafts, food booths, fiddlers contest, and rides at City Park along the south Llano River. The United Fiddler's Association competes for $600 in prizes plus trophies.

The National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration
September 4-7

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center and Panhandle South Plains Fairgrounds; 1501 Mac Davis Lane

The National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration, Inc.
Monica Hightower, Manager
P.O. Box 6638; Lubbock, TX 79493
(806) 798-7825; (806) 798-5929
Music: Cowboy, Western Swing, Poetry
Activities: Awards show, Cowboy poetry, Music festival, Trade show/convention, Chuck Wagon Cook-off, Youth activities & contests
The 25th Annual National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration is September 5-8, 2013, at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center in Lubbock, Texas. The purpose remains to celebrate, preserve, and pass along our American Western heritage and cowboy culture for those who know and love it, and for those who have never known it before to learn from and enjoy it as well. The event includes entertainers, poetry and storytelling, western writers and authors panels, film and movie seminars, a Youth Wild West Day, horse-handling demonstrations, a horse-themed parade, Native American Indian activities and presentations, the ever-popular Chuck Wagon Cookoff, and exhibits of Western artworks and merchandise. Featured this year are 80+ cowboy and cowgirl poets, 70+ musical acts, 30+ storytellers, some 200 exhibit spaces filled with the best in Western art and goods, 20+ chuck wagons, and more.

Sammons Jazz Fall Series
September 4

Sammons Center for the Arts; 3630 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas

Sammons Center for the Arts
Joanna St. Angelo
3630 Harry Hines Blvd.; Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 520-7789
Music: Jazz
Activities: Music series
Sammons Jazz is the only regular ongoing jazz performance series in the Dallas-Fort Worth area featuring local jazz artists. If you enjoy jazz, you'll probably enjoy this showcase of local jazz artists in an intimate, relaxed, non-commercial and smoke-free setting . . . and at a nominal price for the evening! Sammons Jazz performances are developed around a theme (for example, a be-bop night or a jazz vocal night) and feature two performing groups; the fall series of Sammons Jazz runs from September through December; the spring series from February through May; Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30, ending by 10:00 p.m; there is a short intermission between the two groups; and many patrons appreciate the smoke-free environment of Sammons Jazz. Refreshments and valet parking included in ticket price. As an adjunct to Sammons Jazz, the Center has started a new series called Sammons Cabaret, taking place on the third Thursday of each month from February-May. See web site for details.

Longview Jaycees Gregg County Fair and Expo
September 5-13

Gregg County Fairgrounds; 1123 Jaycee Drive, Longview

Longview Jaycees
Billy Clay
P.O. Box 1124; Longview, TX 75606
(903) 753-4478; Fax (903) 753-5452
Music: Bluegrass, Classical, Country, Jazz, Latin/Spanish, Tejano
Activities: County fair
The Longview Jaycees Gregg County Fair and Expo features a wide variety of entertainment including an array of exhibits, a carnival, magic shows, local musical acts and the Miss Gregg County Pageant. Acts include: Cooke County Line Band, Mr. Jones Band, Coyote Moon Band, Lauren Anderson Band, and the Del Rio Band. Events include: Eugene Wilkes Magic Show, Show-Me-Safari Petting Zoo, Show-Me-Swine Racers, D.A.R.E. Program, FFA Livestock Show, balloon artist by Happy Magic-Doug Sapp, the crowning of Miss Gregg County, and Miss Ashley Alm from Spring Hill High School. We have plenty of good food and exhibitors inside and outside. The Gregg County Fair & Expo is a place for clean family entertainment.

Movies in the Park
September September 5, 19

Milburn Park; 1901 Sun Chase Blvd. Cedar Park, TX

City of Cedar Park Recreation Center
Tara McAlister, Recreation Program Coordinator
1435 Main Street; Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 401-5500; Fax
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as there will be plenty of area available. Concessions will not be available; you are welcome to bring a picnic. Glass containers are prohibited.

Septemberfest ~ 2
September 5-7

Museum of the Southwest; 1705 West Missouri Avenue, Midland, Texas

Museum of the Southwest
Audrie Palmer
1705 West Missouri Avenue; Midland, TX 79701
(432) 683-2882 ext 304
Music: Blues, Children's, Country, Rock, Western Swing
Activities: for children, art festival
Septemberfest is a three day event with a preview party on Friday night. Held the weekend after Labor Day, the event features artists, entertainers, and a children's area with games and crafts. Always popular, the entertainment area features local dancers, individual musicians, bands and choirs.

West Texas Fair and Rodeo
September 5-13

Taylor County Expo Center; 1801 East South 11th Street, Abilene, TX

Taylor County Expo Center
Rochelle Johnson
1700 Highway 36; Abilene, TX 79602
(325) 677-4376; Fax
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Rodeo, Trade show/convention, Regional Fair
Annual fair & PRCA rodeo, livestock shows, carnival, commercial exhibits, creative arts, celebrity kitchen, parade.

Jackson Street Market Days
September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6

Jackson Street; Between Fourth and Commerce

Jackson Street Market Days / The Antique Emporium
June Ramirez
123 East Jackson; Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 423-4041
Music: Blues, Folk/Acoustic, Rock
Jackson Street Market Days is an old-fashioned, open air market featuring antiques, collectibles, jewelry, crafts, plants, and more. Food vendors and live music too. Free and open to the public from 9 am - 3 pm.

Buddy Holly's Birthday Bash
September 7

The Buddy Holly Center; 1801 Crickets Ave

The Buddy Holly Center
Vassandra Okoruwa
1801 Crickets Avenue; Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 775-3560; (806) 775-3566
The Buddy Holly Center (Lubbock, TX) invites the public to attend Buddy Holly's Birthday Bash to honor Lubbock's most famous native son. Enjoy live music by Texas musicians, guided tours, educational activities, family activities, screenings of The Real Buddy Holly Story, and birthday cake.

The Woodlands Township Concert in the Park Series
September 7, October 26

Northshore Park; 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive

The Woodlands Township
Stephanie Johnson
2801 Technology Forest Boulevard; The Woodlands, TX 77381
(281) 210-3950; (281) 210-3956
Music: Bluegrass, Cajun/Zydeco, Children's, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Latin Pop, Reggae, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: Concert season, Music festival
All concerts are held at Beautiful Northshore Park. 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Four States Fair and Rodeo
September 12-21

Four States Fairgrounds; Loop 245 and East 50th Street

Four States Fair
James Curtis, CEO
3700 East 50th Street; Texarkana, AR 71854-8392
(870) 773-2941
Music: Big Band, Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Rock
Activities: County fair, Rodeo, Singing contests, Street dance
The Four States and Fair Rodeo features PCRA rodeo, carnival, exhibits, crafts, horse shows, livestock shows, and live entertainment. Past performers include Neal McCoy, Wade Hayes, Woody Lee, Tracy Byrd, Tracy Lawrence, Colin Ray, Sawyer Brown, James T. Horn, M.C. Potts, John Conlee, Mark Chesnutt, Lee Ann Womack, Hank Williams III, Tom Wopat, and Texas the Band, T. Graham Brown, Exile, Kenny Chesney, Trini Triggs, T. G. Sheppard, Michael Twitty, Classic Rock All Stars, Scott Whitaker, Na Na Sha, Chris LeDoux, Hotel California, John Conlee, Al "LilFats" Jackson, Hunter Hayes.

Pasadena Livestock Show, Rodeo and Championship Bar-B-Que
September 12-20, 25-27

Pasadena Fairgrounds; 7601 Redbluff

Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo Association
Rex Davis
7601 Red Bluff Road; Pasadena, TX 77507-1003
(281) 487-0240
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Cowboy, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: Awards show, County fair, Rodeo, Singing contests, Street dance, Trade show/convention
Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo believes that we are one team, one association and one vision. We are a group of volunteers with a common goal working as one unit to achieve success through student education. Our vision is to benefit the community, support youth and education, and preserve cowboy heritage. We strive to promote education and preserve the way of the cowboy. Area businessmen and cowboys & cowgirls work side by side to bring the community together in one working unit. Our organization strives to meet and expand those expectations. By continuing with the dream of our forefathers our volunteers will help make this association a success and improve the quality of citizens that this community produces. 65th Annual Rodeo - September 12-20th, 32nd Annual Cook Off - September 25th-27th.

T-Bone Walker Blues Fest
September 12-13

Maude Cobb Convention Center; Cotton Street

T-Bone Walker Blues Fest, Inc.
Rick Howell
P.O. Box 5044; Longview, TX 75608
Activities: Music festival, car show
The 2014 T-Bone Walker Blues Fest is in "full-swing". Join us September 12-13 Friday & Saturday for a blend of electric, contemporary and traditional blues. There will be vendors, food and lots of music. Come enjoy some great blues music in its new home.

Texas Gatorfest
September 12-14

Fort Anahuac Park; 6 miles south of exit 810 off of IH-10, Anahuac, TX

Anahuac Area Chamber of Commerce
Sarah Cerrone, Ambassador
P.O. Box R; Anahuac, TX 77514
(409) 267-4190; (409) 267-4190
Music: Cajun/Zydeco, Children's, Country, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Street dance
Texas GATORFEST is truly the most unique festival in the state, combining the alligator and family fun for a good old Texas two-stepping good time! Witness the Great Texas Alligator Roundup, take an airboat ride or a river boat tour, enjoy three stages of entertainment, Texas Artisans, merchants and the scenic waterfront beer garden. Take a whirl on the adult carnival rides and treat the kids to the kiddie rides, pony rides and petting zoo. On Saturday and Sunday, witness the Great Texas Alligator Roundup and visit the Alligator Education Tent to get an up close and personal view of live gators, which outnumber Chambers County citizens by almost 3 to 1. Over 25 food and drink booths will be on hand, providing a menu to please every hungry festival guest.

Tri-State Fair & Rodeo
September 12-20

Tri-State Fairgrounds; 3301 South East 10th Street, Amarillo, TX

Amarillo Tri-State Exposition
Virgil Bartlett
3301 South East Tenth Avenue; Amarillo, TX 79104
(806) 376-7767
Music: Country, Cowboy, Pop, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Awards show, County fair, Rodeo, Trade show/convention
Annual (90 years) family event that encompasses the Texas Panhandle and parts of New Mexico and Okloahoma. Livestock shows, vendeors, 4-H and FFA competitions along with 4 nights of rodeo and 4 nights of live music. Concerts are held outdoors.

September 12

Four Sisters Ranch; 1555 Lemond Road, Utopia, TX

Onion Creek Productions
Aaron Brown
2708 South Lamar Blvd., No 400; Austin, TX 78704
(512) 291-6991
Music: Bluegrass, Folk/Acoustic, Rock
Activities: Music festival
UTOPiAfest is a unique two-day camp out festival offering mind-blowing musical performances and West Texas Hill Country sunsets. Presented in a natural amphitheater on the 1,000-acre Four Sisters Ranch (between Garner State Park and Lost Maples), UTOPiAfest is a true alternative to the large multiple-stage festivals that often favor quantity over a quality audience experience. With a single main stage, fans can enjoy full sets by world-touring bands from a variety of genres – rock, bluegrass, Americana, indie, folk, Latin, and a splash of Japanese punk. Check web site as 2012 artists will be added soon.

West Texas Cowboy Gathering
September 12-13

Fort Concho; San Angelo, TX

West Texas Counseling & Guidance
Terri Holland
242 North Magdalen; San Angelo, TX 76903
(325) 944-2561
Music: Country, Western Swing
Activities: Cowboy poetry, Music festival
On September 12-13, 2014 at Fort Concho in San Angelo, Texas we will hold our second West Texas Cowboy Gathering to benefit West Texas Counseling & Guidance. The event will begin on September 12th at 7 p.m. with a dance by Jody Nix and Jake Hooker that evening. Well known Cowboy musicians and poets will entertain all day September 13th in a historical setting. Performers include T. Gozney And Old Hat Band, Billy Mata And Texas Tradition, Clearwater, Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys, Floyd Domino, Jason Roberts, KR Woods, Clifton Fifer Jr., Cactus Mike, Case Hardin, and Dave Alexander.

Glen Rose GospelGrass
September 13-14

Oakdale RV Park; 1019 North East Barnard Street, Glen Rose, TX

GospelGrass Productions
Earl Bolling
1390 Sandy Lane; Weatherford, TX 76088
(817) 901-7100
Music: Bluegrass, Gospel
Activities: Music festival, Square Dance
Bluegrass Gospel Music festival - Saturday music from 10 am - 8 pm with a square dance to follow. Sunday includes music and a church service. Featuring music from Grandpa's Neighbors, The Herrins, Full Quiver, Crosspoint String Band, and Jammins, the Sowell Family, Meyer Family, 3 Chords and the Truth, and more to be added. There will be concessions on site. Free admission. Other family attractions are in the area too: The Promise, Dinosaur Valley State Park, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, and the Creation Evidence Museum.

Kolache Festival
September 13

Downtown on the Square; Caldwell

Burleson County Chamber of Commerce
Louemma Polansky
301 North Main Street; Caldwell, TX 77836-1582
(979) 567-0000
Music: Polka
Activities: Awards show, Music festival
The Kolache Festival is a day-long family event featuring arts-and-crafts booths, State of Texas kolache championship competition, and live entertainment with the best Czech musicians in Texas. Festival events include a Fine Arts show, ethnic foods, quilt shows, antique machinery, and a street rod and classic car show. There will also be museums, historical houses, state dignitaries, and collectible characters.

Addison Oktoberfest
September 18-21

Addison Arts & Events District; 4970 Addison Circle Drive, Addison, TX

Town of Addison
Annemarie Martin
P.O. Box 9010; Addison, TX 75001-9010
(972) 450-2851
Music: Polka, German music
Activities: Cultural Festival, Music, Food, Dance, Arts & Crafts
Addison Oktoberfest brings an authentic recreation of the Munich Oktoberfest featuring more than 30 hours of continuous family-oriented entertainment. German entertainers in authentic costumes perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more. A special "Oktoberfest" Spaten Bier is served along with several types of German sausage, sauerkraut, strudel, giant pretzels and more. There are carnival rides, midway games, children's entertainment and activities and a 5K run benefiting Wipe Out Kids' Cancer. Bands may submit materials via the website at: "

Boyd Music Festival
September 20

Town Square; Ladonia, TX

Chamber of Commerce of Ladonia
Gail Levey
P.O. Box 44; Ladonia, TX 75449
(903) 486-8912
Music: Americana, Blues, Country, Jazz, Rap/Hip Hop, Rock, Tejano, Western Swing
Activities: Music festival, Singing contests, Street dance, Arts and Crafts, BBQ, Wine Tasting, Craft Beer Expo
Come to Ladonia for the First Annual Boyd Music Festival on September 20, 2014 and help us celebrate Jim and Bill Boyd’s birthdays and all Texas Music! Jim and Bill Boyd, native sons of Ladonia, are both honored inductees of the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame. The Boyd Music Festival will celebrate the amazing journey of past, present and future Texas Music! We will take over the Town Square and fill it with music, dancing, food, fun, vendors of all types and games for everyone, no entry fee!

Jazz'SALive Festival
September 20-21

Travis Park; 300 East Travis, San Antonio, TX

San Antonio Parks Foundation
Judi Deleon, Vice President
600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, Building 247; San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 212-8423; (210) 386-3722
Music: Gospel, Jazz, Latin/Spanish
Activities: Music festival, Children's Area, Pet Friendly, Children's Symposium Saturday morning at 10 a.m. , Arts and crafts
Jazz’SALive is scheduled the third weekend of September, taking place at historical Travis Park in San Antonio, Texas. International renowned Jazz artists such as Eddie Palmieri, Marlena Shaw, The Yellow Jackets will take the main stage, as well as showcasing of the best regional and local musicians. This one of the largest FREE Jazz festivals in the United States. Our family fun filled and pet friendly event has something for everyone, and is FREE TO THE PUBLIC. A children’s symposium offering a “hands on” approach to instruments used in Jazz takes place Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Booths offering Cajun, Mexican & American cuisine, Arts & Crafts, as well as other unique items. No ice chests or coolers please. Saturday 9/20 - 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. / Sunday 9/21 - noon until 10 p.m.

Larry Joe Taylor's Rhymes & Vines Music Festival and Home Brew Contest
September 20

Melody Mountain Ranch; Stephenville

Melody Mountain Ranch, Inc.
Sherry Taylor
4217 County Road 423; Stephenville, TX 76401
(254) 968-8505; (254) 968-8505
Music: Country, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Homebrew competition
Larry Joe Taylor's 7th Annual Rhymes and Vines Music Festival and Home Brew Competition scheduled at Melody Mountain Ranch, just outside of Stephenville, TX. Event includes 3 days of original acoustic and band music. Attendance is approximately 2,000 and plenty of onsite camping is available. Visit our web site for updates on camping, prices, and artist lineup "

Burleson County Fair ~ 2
September 22-27

Burleson County Fairgrounds; 905 South Highway 36 South

Burleson County Fair Association
Dennis J. Gaas, President
P.O. Box 634; Caldwell, TX 77836
(979) 567-3938; (979) 272-8873; Fax
Music: Country, Gospel, Tejano
Activities: County fair
The Burleson County Fair is an old-fashioned fair featuring four days of fun and entertainment with a variety of local good food. The fair kick-off is a parade with Queen candidate floats, school bands, civic organizational floats, horses, and other entries. Attendees may watch the Junior Livestock shows, showmanship contests, Little Miss and Queens Contest, and visit the Creative Living Exhibits which include bake goods, crafts, handiwork and more. The fair concludes with the Youth Auction and featured entertainer. A carnival will also be on site with rides and games for all ages.

Comal County Fair
September 23-28

Comal County Fairgrounds; 701 Common

Comal County Fair Association
Nancy Tuch
P.O. Box 310223; New Braunfels, TX 78131-1059
(830) 625-1505; (830) 609-2860
Music: Country
Activities: County fair, Rodeo
The Comal County Fair is celebrating its 118th anniversary with events such as a parade, bands, a PRCA rodeo, and CBR bull riding. Area bands for entertainment Wednesday through Sunday. Other events include a best-dressed western contest for children, a baby barnyard, livestock show, a carnival, antique tractor pull, kids rodeo clown contest, kids tractor pull, BBQ cook off contest, mutton bustin, and washer pitching tournament.

HAAM Benefit Day ~ 2
September 23

Austin, TX

Health Alliance for Austin Musicians
Keith Donahoe, Chairman
P.O. Box 301496; Austin, TX 78703
(512) 324-3414; (512) 322-5177
Music: Bluegrass, Children's, Classical, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Pop, Punk, Reggae, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: Benefit Day
The Annual HAAM Benefit Day is a celebration of Austin's live music culture and the musicians that make Austin the "Live Music Capitol of the World." Businesses, large and small, participate in this annual event by making a cash donation or by donating at least 5% of the day's proceeds to HAAM. Musicians, most of whom are HAAM members, play throughout the city making this event a true celebration of musician's health! The mission of the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) is to provide access to affordable healthcare for low-income, uninsured working musicians in Austin, focusing on prevention and wellness. For more information: Businesses interested in participating in HAAM Benefit Day 2011 should contact Chris Alberts, Director of Development at (512) 324-9999 ext. 15905 or

Red River Valley Fair
September 23-27

Paris and Lamar County Fairgrounds; Sixth Street and Center Street

Red River Valley Fair Association
Rita Jane Haynes, Executive Director
570 East Center Street; Paris, TX 75460
(903) 785-7971; (903) 783-1111
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Rock
Activities: County fair
The Red River Valley Fair includes a carnival, livestock show, live entertainment, a chili cookoff, children's barnyard, community contests such as antique tractor exhibit, food, clowns, and family entertainment. A different group performs each evening on the outdoor stage which includes Gene Watson and The Plain Label Band. There is also a showcase of agriculture, a home & garden showcase, commercial exhibits, and community exhibits. Aq-Venture, Pre-School Day, and Senior Citizens Day.

Titus County Fair
September 24-27

Titus County Civic Center and Fairgrounds; Highway 271 Business (North Jefferson Avenue) just south of I-30 in Mt. Pleasant

Titus County Fair Association
Steve Russell, President
P.O. Box 1232; Mount Pleasant, TX 75455
(903) 577-8117
Music: Country, Gospel, Regional Mexican, Tejano
Activities: County fair
The Titus County Fair is a four-day event that features academic, agricultural, and sports events for all ages. A wide range of entertainment attractions are scheduled throughout the fair. The Stew Challenge and creative arts contest attract adult participants. Nightly entertainment features country, gospel and Hispanic music. Past performers include Chisholm Canyon, Popular Demand, The Blandells, Robin Lee, Lariat, Brian Black, Charly McClain, and The Calhoun Family. Headliners include Zona Jones and Charla Corn. Thursday night - Johnny Lee. Friday night - Coffey Anderson. Saturday night - Tejas Brothers.

Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference
September 25-28

Holiday Inn Austin Midtown; 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752

Southwest Regional Folk Alliance
Dalis Allen
P. O. Box 291466; Kerrville, TX 78029
(830) 257-3600
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Regional Mexican
Activities: Music festival, Songwriting contests, Trade show/convention
The 14th Annual Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference will be in Austin, Texas, at the Holiday Inn, Austin-Midtown, on Sept. 25 - 28, 2014. We have open mics, Official Showcases and In Room showcases, seminars and panels during the day on Friday and Saturday which address many facets of the music business - booking and tour planning, agents and managers, music law, the internet, getting airplay, studio know how, song sharing and discussion, wellness while on the road and looking for alternate ways to get our music to the world – such as in schools and films. We eat meals together and form wonderful new relationships and renew old ones. And we are certain to have FUN! Artists, managers, agents, venue operators as well as folks who come to listen enthusiastically are all encouraged to attend. Please join us this year!

Bois D'Arc Bash
September 26-27

Downtown Square; Commerce

Bash Committee
Doug Rohrabaugh, Executive Director & Julie Gentle, President & Bash Chair
P.O.Box 290; Commerce, TX 75429
(903) 886-3960
Music: Bluegrass, Children's, Classical, Country, Gospel, Jazz, Rock, Oldies
Activities: Street dance, youth pageant, 5K run/walk, Wine tasting, parade
Golf tournament on Friday, 5K run, parade, pageant, vendors, music, food, and fun. Music starts Friday evening and continues all day Saturday.

Burnet BBQ Cook-off and Music Festival
September 26-27

Burnet County farigrounds; Burnet, TX

Double Eagle Entertainment
Damon Beierle
P.O. Box 441; Burnet, TX 78611
(512) 756-4297
Music: Country, Folk/Acoustic
Activities: Music festival, BBQ Cook-off
The 2012 Cook-off features a new location, new events, and benefits a new charity- proceeds will help support Burnet County Volunteer Fire Departments. Burnet BBQ Cook-off and Music Festival activities include a BBQ cookoff, kid's fishing tournament at RPR's private, well-stocked lake, firefighter challenges, firefighter games that the kids will be involved in, kid's nature education and adventure, Saturday Night Concert with top Texas Artists, and a lot more to be announced soon! $5000 in prize money for Cook-off winners and unique, one-of-a-kind "BBQ Pit Trophies"! Visit for more details.

80s Rock Concert in the Park
September 26

Milburn Park; 1901 Sun Chase Blvd. Cedar Park, TX

City of Cedar Park Recreation Center
Tara McAlister, Recreation Program Coordinator
1435 Main Street; Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 401-5500; Fax
Music: Rock
Activities: Music festival
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy dancing to live 80s rock music. Food concessions will be available, but you are welcome to bring a picnic and your own ice chest. Glass containers are prohibited.

Hallettsville Kolache Fest
September 26-27

KC Hall; KC Hall

Hallettsville Chamber of Commerce
Sharee Rainosek, Executive Director
1614 North Texana; Hallettsville, TX 77964
(361) 798-2662; Fax (
Music: Country, Polka
Activities: Singing contests
The Kolache Fest is a German-Czech celebration featuring live polka and German music all day at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Other activities include Kolache Eating Contest, Kolache Demonstration, the downtown Kolache Parade, Car Show, 42 Domino Tournament, Arts and Crafts, Kids Attractions, Food, Bier gardens and a night time Dance.

State Fair of Texas
September 26-October 19

Fair Park; Cullum Blvd. at Parry Avenue

State Fair of Texas, Inc.
Errol McKoy, President
P.O. Box 150009; Dallas, TX 75315
(214) 421-8743
Music: Bluegrass, Children's, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Jazz, Polka, Pop, Tejano, World Beat
Activities: County fair
The State Fair of Texas is a 24-day entertainment showcase presented each fall in historic Fair Park in Dallas. Millions of visitors enjoy free concerts featuring top country and pop artists, a Broadway musical production, performances by the US Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and daily shows on outdoor stages throughout the park. Other attractions include parades, light show, crafts, exhibits, midway rides, livestock, college football, and a gigantic new car show.

Texas Heritage Music Day
September 26-27

Schreiner University; 2100 Memorial Blvd

Texas Heritage Music Foundation
Kathleen Hudson
P.O. Box 291945; Kerrville, TX 78029-1945
(830) 792-1945; Fax
Music: Children's, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Gospel
Activities: Cowboy poetry, Music festival, Songwriting contests
The Texas Heritage Music foundation was started by Dr. Kathleen Hudson in July 1987. The Texas Heritage Music Day, held the last Friday of September, has evolved from living history to a showcase of genres of music, using stories and songs as another way of learning. More than 50 performers spread out on the Schreiner campus from 9-1 telling stories and singing songs. The event includes cowboy music, chuckwagons, Native American stories, and songwriters galore! Two songwriting workshops will be held at the Union Church on campus AND a songwriters workshop will be held on Saturday, September 27. Admission is free with grant money available to help schools in the Hill Country attend. Stage presentations include gospel, conjunto, songwriting, and a tribute to Jimmie Rodgers. Food and drinks for sale at event.

Western Days Festival
September 26-27

Old Town Lewisville; Main & Church Streets

City of Lewisville
Daren Watkins
P.O. Box 299002; Lewisville, TX 75029
(972) 219-3710
Music: Bluegrass, Country, Cowboy, Folk/Acoustic, Rockabilly, Western Swing
Activities: Cowboy poetry, Fiddling contests, Rodeo
Old Town Lewisville will be filled with staged gunfights, stick horse rodeo riders, world champion competitive eaters, gourmet chefs, Old West artifacts, and the best of Texas country music at the annual Western Days festival.

FallsFest ~ 2
September 27

Lucy Park; Seymour Highway at Sunset Blvd.

Junior League of Wichita Falls
Stephanie Taylor
2302 Midwestern Parkway; Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2328
(940) 692-9797
Music: Children's, Country, Folk/Acoustic, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Singing contests
This year, FallsFest turns 29! Since its beginning, FallsFest has continued to develop, improve, and evolve into the premier outdoor festival for the entire family. Yet again in 2013, FallsFest has been voted by the Wichita Falls community as Texoma's Best All-Around Event and Texoma's Best Festival. Endeavors to make this festival bigger and better began when the 60 plus member steering committee undertook their respective challenges in early 2014. Their dedication, along with over 1,700 League and community volunteers giving over 10,000 hours, will again bring to fruition another successful FallsFest. Local businesses also play a foundational role through their generous sponsorships. Continued faithful underwriting of FallsFest has allowed over $1,500,000 to be returned to the Wichita Falls community through partnering entities since 1986.

Medina Lake Cajun Festival ~ 2
September 27

Lakehills Civic Center; Park Road 37, 1.7 mi west of FM 1283, 20 miles west of San Antonio, TX

Medina Lake Betterment Association, Inc.
Robert Caswell
9638 FM 1283; Lakehills, TX 78063-6218
(830) 751-3130; Fax
Music: Big Band, Cajun/Zydeco, Country, Jazz
Activities: Awards show, Music festival, Street dance
The Medina Lake Cajun Festival showcases the music, food and culture of Louisiana. Two stages provide continuous Cajun and Zydeco music with bands from Louisiana. There is also a Dixieland jazz band and second line dancing. Each stage has a large dance floor. Homemade Cajun food is cooked onsite by volunteers and features such items as crawfish pies, jambalaya, crawfish pies , fried catfish & shrimp, red beans and rice , bread pudding with whiskey sauce, and much more. Center of the festival is the "Great Gumbo Cookoff" featuring amateur, professional, and culinary school categories. Gumbos may be sampled by the public. There are also an arts and craft fair, games and souvenirs. The festival is from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Free parking and shuttle service is provided.

Murphy Maize Days
September 27

Murphy Municipal Complex; 206 North Murphy Road

City of Murphy
Caitlyn Meehan, Manager of Recreation Services
206 North Murphy Road; Murphy, TX 75094
(972)468-4444; Fax
Music: Country, Rock
Activities: Music festival, Singing contests
The festival will be held on September 28, 2013 at the Murphy Municipal Complex (206 N. Murphy Road Murphy, TX 75094) from 10am- 8:30pm. There will be live music all day, great food, drinks, market vendors, kid zone, and much more! Admission is FREE! Karaoke Corn Idol singing competition. Main Stage Lineup: The Bigsbys, Big Gus and the Swampadelics, Prophets and Outlaws, Matt Caldwell, 2Tons of Steel (opener), Zane Williams (headliner) September 28, 2013!

Pecan Street Festival
September 27-28

East Sixth Street; Between Congress and IH-35, Austin, TX

Special Events Management Group, LLC.
Luis Zapata, Executive Producer
501 North Interstate Highway 35, Suite 205; Austin, TX 78702
(512) 574-6153
Music: Country, Folk/Acoustic, Rock, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, Arts & Crafts. Performing Arts
The Pecan Street Festival is a FREE, bi-annual juried arts and crafts festival held on historic 6th Street in Austin, Texas every first weekend in May and every last weekend in September. The show proudly features over 275 artisan vendors from all over the world who display and sell homemade art and craft work. Festival goers can find a variety of art mediums including paintings, sculpture, woodwork, mixed media, metalwork, photography, apparel, digital prints, glass art, stonework, pottery, knitting, ceramics, candles, fine art, one-off furniture, jewelry, home decor, leather goods, games, and other useful and whimsical household items. Like Austin itself, Pecan Street Festival attendees are diverse. Some come to buy art. Some come for the food, others for the music, but they all come to take part in a tradition that is 100% Austin and has been known for the last 30 +years as a great way to spend a weekend. The festival has been managed by Special Events Live since 2006.

Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival
September 27

Downtown Bryan; 105 Main Street, Bryan, TX

City of Bryan
Gwynne Shillings, Special Events/Marketing Coordinator
1309 East Martin Luther King Blvd.; Bryan, TX 77803
(979) 209-5518; Fax
Music: Children's, Country, Cowboy, Jazz, Rock, Rockabilly, Tejano
Activities: Music festival, Street dance
The Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival in Historic Downtown Bryan epitomizes the host city’s slogan: The Good Life, Texas Style. Thousands pack the charming streets of Downtown Bryan for the two-day festival, enjoying the best in Texas wines and Texas steaks. The event is held annually in the end of September.

Fiesta Latinoamericana!
September 28

Dallas Arts District; 2301 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

DFW International Community Alliance
Anne Marie Weiss
9064 Stone Creek Place; Dallas, TX 75243-6213
(972) 661-2764
Music: Latin Pop, Regional Mexican, Tejano
Activities: Music festival
Fiesta Latinomamericana! is the Latino cultural festival for the City of Dallas. The Latino celebration has hands-on activities for the entire family that revive vibrant artistic traditions, with global music and dance from across the Americas.

Wendish Fest
September 28

St. Paul Lutheran Picnic Grounds and Texas Wendish Heritage Society Museum; 5 miles southwest of Giddings via U.S. 77 and Farm Road 448

Texas Wendish Heritage Society
Raymond Arldt
1011 CR 212; Giddings, TX 78942
(979) 366-2441; (979) 366-2441
Music: Country, Polka, Ethnic Dance
Activities: County fair, Music festival
The Annual Wendish Fest will be held in Serbin, Texas (located 5 miles southwest of Giddings off of Farm to Market Road 448). Activities include the annual Coffee Cake Bake-off, tours of the historic painted church, noodle-making, sausage stuffing, blacksmithing, children's coloring contest, washer pitching, cross cut saw contest, children's train rides and Kornelia Thor from Germany will demonstrate her skill in decorating Windish Easter eggs.