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Planning a visit to Texas? Or maybe you're a local that's just looking for what's going on. Here's a sampling of some of the popular local events in the state.

 

San Antonio & Southern Plains Events

October 2014

October 20-26, 2014
AT&T Championship Head out to the AT&T Canyons Course and enjoy a day in the sun watching this golf tournament. Tee times vary.

November 2014

November 7-16, 2014
Wurstfest New Braunfels hosts this fun event filled with great German food, brews from around the region, and entertaining events for all to enjoy. Times vary.

March 2015

March 23-29, 2015
Valero Texas Open Over 140 players converge on the AT&T Oaks Course in San Antonio for this golf tournament. Times vary per day.

Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex Events

October 2014

October 9-11, 2014
World Prayer Force Join the community of the World Prayer Force at the Best Western PLUS Forest Hill Inn and Suites as they bring others together for prayer and teachings.

May 2015

May 25-31, 2015
Byron Nelson Championship

Part of the FedExCup, this tournament takes place in Irving at the TPC Four Seasons. Tee times vary.

May 2015

May 18-24, 2015
Crown Plaza Invitational at Colonial Golfers gather at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth hosts this tournament. Tee times vary.

Greater Houston Area Events

March 2015

March 30 - April 5, 2015
Shell Houston Open The Golf Club of Houston hosts this game of the FedEx Cup. Tee times vary per day.

Austin & Hill Country Events

April 2014

April 2-5, 2014
October 1-4, 2014

The Round Top Antiques Show Round Top hosts this unique antique show. Antiques are displayed for viewing and buying throughout the city in various venues. Each location has different operating hours.

September 2014

October 31 - November 2, 2014
Formula 1 United States Grand Prix

Head on out to Circuit of The Americas in Austin and watch as F1 drivers race around this specially built track in their only U.S. racing event.

October 2014

October 10-12, 2014
2014 U.S. Vintage Racing National Championship Circuit of The Americas in Austin hosts this fun event for the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association as 30 historic cars take the track for the first time.
October 31- November 2, 2014
Fan Fest

In conjunction with the F1 races, Circuit of The Americas in Austin will also host three stages of live music and refreshments from the local area for the motorsports fans.

October 3-5 and 10-12, 2014
Austin City Limits Music Festival

Come on out and enjoy the amazing foods and sounds of this unique event at Zilker Park in Austin.

October 3-5, 2014
Oktoberfest

Join the community of Fredericksburg as they celebrate German heritage with great drinks, German food, and live entertainment and fun. Times vary per day.

October 2014

October 3-4, 2014
Greens & Grapes Golf Tournament

Come on out to the Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Golf Course in Fredericksburg for a unique round of golf. There will be a fun gift, contest, or refreshment waiting for you at each hole. Times vary.

November 2014

November 7-16, 2014
Wurstfest New Braunfels hosts this fun event filled with great German food, brews from around the region, and entertaining events for all to enjoy. Times vary.

December 2014

December 14, 2014
HITS Running Festival Pick your running distance and join in on this fun event hosted by HITS Endurance at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin. Start times based on distance to run.

March 2015

March 17-22, 2015
SXSWeek

The Austin Convention Center and various venues around Austin fill with music and media enthusiasts during this fun and energetic event. Times vary.

October 2015

October 23-25, 2015
2015 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix

Racers from all over the world compete at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin during the 17th race of the F1 world championship.

Amarillo, Lubbock & the Panhandle Events

October 2014

October 4, 2014
2014 Abilene Heart Walk Join in on this non-competitive 5K walk around Nelson Park. The walk begins at 9 a.m.
October 24-25, 2014
Haunted Abilene Get into the Halloween mood by paying a visit to the Swenson House and touring some of most haunted locations in Abilene. This year’s theme is based on the Grimm’s Fairy Tales. The scares begin at 7 p.m.

December 2014

December 5-26, 2014
24th Annual Christmas Lane

View the outdoor displays around town and have the kids take a photo with Santa at the Abilene State Supported Living Center. The lights come on at 6 p.m.

Big Bend Country Events

November 2014

November 8, 2014
2014 Wing Wars

Foodies gather for the Amarillo chicken wing cook-off with live music and plenty of beverages. The grills light at 4 p.m.

November 2014

November 21-22, 2014
2014 Artwalk

Downtown Alpine transforms into a vessel for local artists, concerts, and culture during the two day festival. The festivities begin at 10 a.m.
 

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