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Visiting Big Bend Country

The Plains of West Texas are a vast expanse of fascinating culture. The Guadalupe Mountains and Monahan Sand Hills offer immense desert landscape and the wonder of the Rio Grande valley. Hubs like Abilene showcase their West Texas roots at events such as the Western Heritage Classic. The classic features ranch rodeos, campfire cook-offs, and the Cowboy Poets Society, a fun old-west collection of fun for the entire family. The Plains is home to West Texas A&M University, which is located in Canyon, a small city south of Amarillo and boasts the four-time Lone Star Conference champions - the “Buffs”. Beautiful Landscapes, fun festivals and exciting sports greet visitors traveling through West Texas.

Take a trip to West Texas and see for yourself why it’s called Big Bend Country.

The Lubbock Memorial Civic Center hosts the 32nd Annual Lubbock Arts Festival April 8th - 10th. The 2011 festival celebrates visual, culinary and performing arts - bring the kids, there are several special children's exhibits on the schedule. The 2011 featured accent art are the colorful sculptures of Herb Williams. His exhibit “Colorful Crayon Art”, highlights 30 contemporary pieces entirely molded from Crayola Crayons. As this vibrant arts festival and exposition continues to grow, it is widely being recognized as one of the best in West Texas.

Spring brings a flood of food and wine events to San Angelo. February through April sees a few of the most celebrated including; the Wine and Dine Gourmet Dinner at San Angelo Country Club on February 19th; the Uncorked Wine and Food Pairing at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts on April 28th; and the Fork and Cork Tasting Finale at the Fort Concho Stables on April 29th. San Angelo is perfect this season for foodies and wine connoisseurs. If you find yourself in West Texas this time of year, be sue to reserve a seat at the table of your choice.

Take a day trip to El Paso and see where Texas meets New and Old Mexico. El Paso is a diverse blend of culture and tradition drawing from Spanish Conquistadors to Native Americans. The sun kissed desert's surrounding El Paso are a getaway to a rich heritage and culture. Hike the Organ Mountains in Aguirre Springs for some exercise, or tour the Aztec Caves and learn about the geology, vegetation and wildlife of this Native American area. El Paso in the westernmost tip of Texas is home to the Rio Grande Rift and is surrounded by the Chihuanhuan Desert - a land affluent in natural gifts; El Paso draws millions of visitors year round.

With over 15 West Texas Best Western hotels to choose from, there is sure to be one that is convenient and meets your needs. With so much to see, do and learn in the Plains of Texas, make Best Western your host as you experience West Texas firsthand.

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Big Bend Country Events

June 2015

June 11, 2015
2015 ArtWalk

Enjoy the culture of downtown Abilene by exploring unique presentations from restaurants, shops, museums, and more. The event begins at 5 p.m.

June 27, 2015
2015 George Lopez

Enjoy side-splitting laughter from the one-and-only George Lopez at the Amarillo Civic Center. The show begins at 8 p.m.

June 6, 2015
Key City Rhythm & Blues Festival

The city of Abilene and the Frontier Texas! museum host the 2015 Key City Rhythm & Blues Festival. See top R&B artists like Rodney Patterson, The Happy Fat Band, and Marcia Ball. Gates open at 1 p.m.

June 18-20, 25-27
Fort Griffin Fandangle

The city of Albany, just northeast of Abilene, hosts the 2015 Fort Griffin Fandangle. Across two weekends, June 18-20 and June 25-27, you can see "Texas' oldest outdoor musical." 

June 19 - 21, 2015
Big Spring Cowboy Reunion & Rodeo

Make your way to Big Spring, just outside of Odessa, and check out the 2015 Big Spring Cowboy Reunion & Rodeo. Events are held at the Big Spring Rodeo Bowl. Admission for adults is $12, and $8 for kids. This is the 81 edition of the event.

June 10 - 13, 2015
19th West Texas Western Swing Festival

This summer, Snyder hosts the West Texas Western Swing Festival. One of the premier swing dancing festivals in the state, this event is held over four days at the The Coliseum in downtown Snyder.

July 2015

July 18, 2015
2015 Craftapalooza & Fabulous Vintage Market

Peruse unique, handcrafted items, boutiques, jewelry, home decor, and so much more at the Abilene Civic Center. The market opens at 10 a.m.

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