September Festivals in Texas
Above: Hummer/Bird Celebration, Rockport
Sept. 8-16. West Texas Fair and Rodeo. Parade, livestock
shows, carnival rides, and rodeo displays. Taylor County Expo Center.
Sept. 14. Good Times Barbecue Cookoff. Teams vie for titles
in this popular cookoff.
Sept. 15-23. Tri-State Fair. Carnival, food, live music, rodeo,
free shows, and dancing. Tri-State Fairgrounds.
Sept. 2-3. Batfest. Austins famous bat colony that
resides under the Congress Avenue Bridge is celebrated in this Labor
Day weekend event with music, bat education, crafts, and more.
Sept. 15-17. Austin City Limits Music Festival. This
Texas-sized music festival isnt cheap but fans love it.
Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Old Pecan Street Fall Festival. Sixth Street
is transformed back to Pecan Street for this crafts festival which
also includes street music and food.
Sept. 1-3. Celebrate Bandera. Bandera celebrates in true
cowboy style with everything from arts and crafts to a cattle drive
Aug. 31-Sept. 3. Central Texas State Fair. Family entertainment,
Little Miss/Mr. contest, educational displays, car show, bull riding.
?Bell County Expo Center.
Sept. 27-30. Howard County Fair. Live entertainment, dancing,
food booths, "battle of the cheerleaders." Howard County
Sept. 1-3. 101st Annual Kendall County Fair.
Aug. 31-Sept. 2. World Championship Barbecue Goat Cook-Off. Cabrito is the centerpiece of this barbecue festival which also
includes an arts and crafts fair and a street dance.
Sept. 20-23. Washington County Fair. This event features
a livestock show and rodeo, arts and crafts, food, a carnival, and
even a greased pig contest. County Fairgrounds.
Sept. 1-4. Chili Super Bowl. Yes, this is your chance to
taste from the worlds largest bowl of chili.
Sept. 30. 132nd Anniversary of the Battle of Palo Duro. Reenactors
bring to life this historic battle in Palo Duro Canyon State Park.
Sept. 23-24. 25th Annual Comanche County Powwow. Art shows,
antique tractor and car shows, crafts, food booths. City Park.
Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Bayfest. Festival by the water, boat races,
fireworks, parade, live entertainment.
Sept. 29-Oct. 22. State Fair of Texas. This is the biggest state festival in the country, now in its 120th
Sept. 1-4. Fiesta de las Flores. Live mariachi performances,
folklorico dancers. Washington Park. Labor Day weekend
Sept. 2. Chamizal Festival. Craft demonstrations, music,
kids' activities, dancing. Chamizal National Memorial.
Sept. 16. Spurfest Celebration. Gatesville is the Spur Capital
of Texas so this festivals a natural. Look for demonstrations,
gunfighters, food and antiques.
Sept. 8-10. 44th Annual National Championship Powwow. This
expansive show features dancers from across the US as well as crafts,
demonstrations, and more. At Traders Village.
Sept. 7-10. Grapefest. This three-day festival honors Grapevine
and other vineyards. Events include wine tasting, an antique car
show, tours, an auction, arts and crafts, and a children's carnival.
Main Street district.
Sept. 1-3. Kerrville Wine and Music Festival. Texas wine
and music is celebrated with musicians, arts and crafts, and seminars.
Quiet Valley Ranch, 9 mi S on TX 16.
Aug. 31- Sept. 3. Fayette County Country
Fair. Livestock/poultry show, arts and crafts, live music, food
booths. Fayette County Fairgrounds. Labor Day weekend.
Sept. 12-16. Gregg County Fair and Expo. In operation since
1949, this fair includes a rodeo and music. Gregg County Fairgrounds.
Sept. 7-8. 18th Annual National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration. Cowboy poets and special demonstrations recognize the contributions
of the cowboy; the event also includes a Native American powwow
with dancing, music, and crafts.
Sept. 7-9. Buddy Holly Music Festival. Live music, food, classic
cars, induction ceremony for artists and entertainers connected
to Lubbock, street festival. Historic Depot District.
Sept. 22-30 South Plains Fair. Livestock judging, food judging,
carnival rides, and more old-fashioned family fun fill this Panhandle
Sept. 20-24. Texas Forest Festival. Southern hushpuppy Olympics,
fun run, lumberjack competition. Angelina County Expo Center.
Sep 22-23 Annual Barbecue Cook-Off
Sept. 22-23. Barbecue Cook-Off & Fiddlers Contest. Listen
to fiddlers compete as you sample the barbecue at this IBCA-sanctioned
Sept. 1-3. Marfa Lights Festival. This festival offers live
music, arts and crafts, food and drink, a 5K run, and dancing. Vizcaino
Park. Labor Day weekend
Sept. 27-30. Titus County Fair. This fair includes art contests,
a junior livestock show, live entertainment, and cookoffs. Titus
Sept. 16. 22nd Annual Do Dat Barbecue. Check out East Texas
style barbecue in this cookoff which includes prizes for beef, pork,
and poultry as well as beans.
Sept. 22-24. Plano Balloon Festival. Arts and crafts fair,
entertainment, numerous hot air balloons. Bob Woodruff Park.
Sept. 30-Nov. 19. Texas Renaissance Festival. Return to the
days of the Renaissance with this authentic village which features
period costumes, food, music, jousting, and more.
Sept. 16. Mexican Fiesta. Mariachi bands, folklorico dancers,
crafts, food booths, kids' activities.
Sept. 9. Fall Festival. Arts and crafts, food, music, game
booths, seminars, classic car and tractor shows.
Sept. 2-3. Fiesta en la Playa. Along with live Tejano bands,
this festival includes tamale and jalapeno eating contests, arts
and crafts, mariachis, folkorico dancing, and kids' activities.
Ski Basin Festival Grounds.
Sept. 14-17. Hummer/Bird
Celebration. Bird lovers came to see the annual fall hummingbird
migration so loyally that this pilgrimage grew into an annual event.
The festival highlights the migration of hummingbirds and other
species from throughout the United States on their way through the
Coastal Bend to Mexico and Central America. Activities include birding
tours, seminars, and an art show. The Coastal Bend Audubon Society
together with the neighboring communities of Rockport and Fulton
host the four-day event, which is always in early Sept.
Sept. 24 Wendish Festival. This unique event celebrates Serbins
Wendish heritage with blacksmithing demonstrations, Czech music,
Wendish Easter Eggs, and more.
South Padre Island
Sept. 2. Fireworks Over the Bay. Fireworks on the bay side of
Sep 22-23. SPJST Sixth Annual BBQ Cook-Off.
Sept. 16-17. Texas Train Festival. Temples rich railroad
history is showcased in this special event which includes train
and model train equipment as well as crafts and food.
Sept. 9-10. 25th Annual Quadrangle Street Festival. This
downtown festival features a little bit of everything, from a pet
show to crafts.
Sept. 21-30. East Texas State Fair. Live entertainment, arts
and crafts, exhibits, livestock shows.
Sept. 1-3. Westfest. Wests Czech heritage is showcased
in this Labor Day weekend event which includes a kolache cookoff,
a Polka Mass, lots of live music, and more.