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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 2016

June 17 & 18, 2016
2016 El Paso Downtown Street Festival

A two-day festival set in downtown El Paso featuring everything from headlining concerts by the Goo Goo Dolls and Seether to food and other festival activities. Tickets are on sale now.

June 9-11, 2016
5th Annual Children's Art & Literacy Festival

Historic downtown Abilene hosts three days of book readings, panel talks, art displays, and more, all celebrating children's books and encouraging kids to read. Head on down this summer – tickets are on sale now.

July 2016

July 18, 2016
2nd Annual Route 66 Festival

Eight blocks of historic Route 66 in Amarillo is set to host live music, tasty food, classic car shows, and a lively market. It all starts at 10 a.m.

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