April – May 2018
42nd Annual Germanfest
Muenster, Texas 76252. German food, beverage and rides inside the park require tickets instead of cash. Ticket booths are located throughout the park. Free admittance to the Germanfest if you are wearing complete ethnic German attire. Fest hours: Friday Noon to midnight, Saturday 10 a.m. to midnight, Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For question contact the chamber at 940-759-2227.
2018 Cruisin’ Kemp Car Show
Annual car show April 28, 2018 at the east parking lot of Sikes Senter Mall, presented by the Museum of North Texas History in downtown Wichita Falls. $20. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Judging begins at noon. Cruise up and down Kemp begins at 2 p.m. For questions call 940-322-7628.
Country Craft Show for Sanctified Hope
Iron Skillet Restaurant Parking Lot, 2001 Santa Fe Drive off I-20 at Exit 409, Weatherford, TX. Join us as we showcase local vendors with wonderful handcrafted items. Hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 817-757-2750 for info.
Eighter From Decatur Food Truck Challenge
Come out May 5 to be a part of the Eighter from Decatur Food Truck Challenge 10 a.m. thru 10 p.m.
Leonard Park, 1000 W. California St., Gainesville, TX 76240. To honor the birthday of the playscape in Gainesville’s Leonard Park, the annual Spring Fling Celebration is held the first Saturday in May at Leonard Park from 10 am to 5 pm. Arts and crafts vendors come from all over, and the day is filled with wonderful arts and crafts including handmade baby shoes, jewelry and beads, bird houses and feeders, seed bombs, handmade wooden crosses, hair bows and halos, candles and face painting to name a few. There is also great food available at the celebration. Typically on the menu are corn dogs, funnel cakes, twisted taters, brisket tacos, chicken strips, sno-cones, cotton candy, kettle corn and much, much more! 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 940-668-4530 for more information.
1801 E South 11th St, Abilene, TX 79602. Make your way May 10 through 13 to the Taylor County Event Center for a weekend full of fun for the entire family. Spectators will enjoy top working cowboys vie for the champion title in the ranch rodeo. Also watch cowboys, cowgirls and youth show in the ranch horse competition. There will also be a parade for onlookers to watch and a street dance. Additional attractions are live music, food, vendors, chuck wagon cook off, the highly-sought after matched horse races and the world’s largest bit and spur show. For more information and a daily schedule visit www.westernheritageclassic.com.
Butterfield Stage Days
Bridgeport Riding Club, Bridgeport, Texas. Start your summer off right, with the fun and bright lights rodeo brings. Nightly performances start at 5 p.m. For more information call 940-683-2076.
Memorial Auditorium, 1300 7th Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76301.
On a winter’s night in Dublin 14 years an idea to create a musical show with exceptional talent, classically and traditionally trained Irish female musicians, Celtic Woman was born. Since its debut, global musical sensation Celtic Woman’s concerts continue to touch the hearts of a huge audience that spans the globe. Both an accomplished recording ensemble and a world-class performing collective, Celtic Woman celebrates Ireland’s rich musical and cultural heritage, while continuing its remarkable legacy of introducing some of Ireland’s most talented singers and musicians onto the world stage. It’s a universal celebration of life. It’s traditional, it’s contemporary, yesterday, today and tomorrow. Experience Celtic Woman on their worldwide Homecoming Tour. Celtic Woman continue to transcend national and cultural boundaries to celebrate the timeless emotion of Ireland’s centuries-old heritage. A one-of-a-kind live act, Celtic Woman combines the country’s finest musical talents with epic stage production to present a uniquely inspiring live experience. Homecoming represents the next chapter of their extraordinary musical journey. Tickets go on sale to the public at the Kay Yeager Coliseum Box Office, by phone at 940-716-5555 or online at WFMPEC.com.
Make your way out to Archer City May 18 through the 19 for the second annual Western Heritage Days! This two-day event will celebrate the unique western heritage and spirit of Archer County with locally made food, music and fun for the whole family. Visitors will enjoy a variety of local vendors, showcasing folk crafts and original art as well as a parade, costume contest, live music and dance! For more information call 940-642-9416.