April – May 2019
Turkey Fest is the spring family-oriented festival in North Texas. Turkey Fest attracted 6,000 festival goers in 2016. We love to see our fest grow. Our team of volunteers loves this annual event. We see the positive impact on our community, our economy and the Henrietta and Clay County Chamber. Turkey Fest is not just for hunters – it’s for the whole family. We make sure we have activities for everyone and every budget. Plus, coming to the fest is free and there are plenty of free children’s activities to keep the kids occupied. Don’t miss this fun annual event on the courthouse square.
The award-winning Denton Redbud Festival is Denton’s Official Arbor Day celebration – promoting community beautification and Denton pride since 1994. The Denton Redbud Festival features dozens of vendors.
Muenster throws one of the biggest parties in Texas, Germanfest, the last full weekend in April. This three-day festival attracts thousands to mouthwatering German sausage, scrumptious apple strudel, hearty cheese and homemade bread, cakes and pies. So, come to Muenster and let us be your host for food, fun and frolic. Be sure to bring a “guten apetit.”
PRCA Rodeo returns to Wichita Falls. Rodeo starts at 7 p.m. nightly at the J.S. Bridwell Ag Center. Events include barrel racing, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, calf roping and bull riding. Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association is a non-profit organization intending to preserve the heritage of rodeo while benefitting our area youth and community.
District 9 Ropings March 30 and April 27. District finals May 18. Saddles and breast collars to High Point Division Champions. Buckles to Champion Header and Heeler in all divisions.
Sandy Magrath: Dogs of the Southwest art exhibit will open May 1 – June 30 at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center. A meet the artist reception will be 3:30-6:30 p.m. on May 9 at the cente.r Magrath of Norman is inspired by the designs and colors of the Southwest, and by her dogs. She has painted dogs with personality and her work will be available to purchase through the Heritage Center.
The Bluebonnet Help A Horse Spring Horse Show, Adoption Event and Rescue Horse Training Challenge is back for 2019. The event will include the Bluebonnet Rescue Horse Training Challenge. Trainers and non-pros have been working with horses all across the Lone Star State for three months and then compete against each other for prize money, with horses available for adoption. Vendors will be in attendance and the event also will include a silent auction. The Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society is a nonprofit equine welfare and protection organization that helps abused, neglected, abandoned and estray horses throughout Texas. Bluebonnet Equine Human Society works with foster homes located throughout the Lone Star State and with volunteers and new foster homes.
To honor the birthday of the playscape in Gainesville’s Leonard Park, the annual Spring Fling Celebration is conducted the first Saturday in May at Leonard Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendors come from all over, and the day is filled with wonderful arts and crafts including handmade baby shoes, jewelry and beads, bird house and feeders, seed bombs, handmade wooden crosses, hair bows and halos, candles and face painting, to name a few. There also is great food available at this exciting annual celebration. Typically on the menu for guests is a variety of food, including: corn dogs, funnel cakes, twisted taters, brisket tacos, chicken strips, snocones, cotton candy, kettle corn and much, much more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Decatur Chamber of Commerce brings you its third annual Food Truck Challenge from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the downtown area with food, music and a kid’s zone. Awards will be given for best sweet treat, sassy savory, people’s choice, most unique food and best bites.
Come celebrate the longest running continuous event in the Lone Star State. The event will include entertainment, coronation of the 2019 Doan’s King and Queen as well as the Outstanding Woman of the Year and Outstanding Man of the Year. Come enjoy delicious food and soak in the history of the community.