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GUIDE 2012


MARCH February 28-March 18


Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo – Houston Since 1931, features one of the world’s largest livestock shows with over 35,000 entries all vying for top titles, ribbons, trophies and premiums in the show ring. Held at Reliant Center at Reliant Park. www.hlsr.com


March 3


Texas Western Swing Festival – Belton Music fans come to see the best compete. Held at Bell County Expo Center. www.bellcountyexpo.com


March 3-4


176th Anniversary of Texas Independence – Washington T e 176th anniversary of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence will be recognized during a free two-day festival at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. T is celebration brings the Republic of Texas era to life. Enjoy endless opportunities for family-oriented activities. www.birthplaceoftexas.com/Events.htm


March 8


Art Walk – Abilene Bring the entire family to historic downtown where restaurants, shops, museums, galleries, and entertainment await you. Free admission. Held downtown on Cedar Street. www.center-arts.com


March 9-10


49th Annual Dolly Johnson Antiques and Art Show – Fort Worth Only two days per year and only in Fort Worth, the oldest antique and art show in the American west will throw open its doors at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Look for 75 top exhibitors from west coast to east coast, unpacking antique and vintage fi nds including Americana, French, English, Art, Jewelry, Garden, Industrial, Primitive, Western, and Mid-Century Modern. www.dollyjohnsonAntiqueandArtShow.com


March 9-12


LaSalle County Fair and Cook-off – Cotulla Featuring fun for the entire family including children’s activities, entertainment, agricultural exhibits, animals, cooking contests, music, rides, commercial vendors, great food, and attractions. Held at the LaSalle County Fairgrounds. www.wildhogcookoff .com


March 9-18


South by Southwest (SXSW) Music, Film and Interactive Conference Festival – Austin New media presentations, music showcases, and fi lm screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas


and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving fi eld, long after the events’ conclusion. Held at many locations throughout Austin. www.sxsw.com


March 10


Round Top Guitar Festival – Round Top T ree diff erent programs feature Enrico Tamayo, the Bandini/Chiacchiaretta Duo, and the Canadian Guitar Quartet. Held at Festival Concert Hall. www.festivalhill.org/events


March 10-11


Texas Antiques and Garden Show – Cat Spring, Texas Fine antique furniture, glass, china, sterling silver, primitives, paintings, basketry, linens, estate jewelry, quilts, old toys, and many more fabulous collectibles! Also lots of spring plants and old garden furnishings; www.ruraltexasantiques.com


March 16-17


Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Day River Parade & Festival – San Antonio A family-friendly day of music, food and fun! Floats release 110 pounds of environmentally friendly green dye into the San Antonio River. T e event transforms the 2.5 mile river into a miniature Emerald Isle where a proclamation is read, temporarily re-naming the river “T e River Shannon.” Admission is free. www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com


March 18-20


Supreme Golf and Leisure Show – Dallas Since 1990, one of the largest golf shows in Texas. Features long putt, nine-hole putting, children’s putting area, seminars, speakers, as well as lessons from Northern Texas PGA professionals. Held at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas. www.northtexasgolfexpo.com


March 22-April 1


South Texas State Fair – Beaumont T e South Texas State Fair off ers outstanding livestock and poultry shows, hundreds of commercial exhibits, food concessions, and new and exciting attractions for the entire family. Held at Beaumont – Ford Park. www.ymbl.org


March 24


“Head for the Hills” Bicycle Ride – Chappell Hill Enjoy the beautiful rolling hills of Washington County during the height of wildfl ower season! T ree challenging courses fully supported with refreshments and rest stops. Free event t-shirt with prepaid registration by deadline and a post-ride hamburger cookout. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Washington County. www.wcrotaryclub.org


March 24-25


Texas Onion Festival – Weslaco Come celebrate the development of the world famous Texas 1015 Onion which was developed in Weslaco. T e festivities will kick off with live music on two stages and lively onion-eating


contests. T e fun will last all day with music performances, strolling acts, magicians, two performances by the Dancing Horses, a mobile game theater, laser tag, paint ball, arts & crafts, the Texas Culinary Center Kitchen, and so much more! Via la onion! www.weslaco.com/OnionFest


March 24-25


Wildfl ower Art Show – Salado Come and enjoy a spring art show in Salado. Over 75 artists exhibit their wares. Food vendors. www.Salado.Com


March 26


Texas Topaz Day – Mason Celebrate our state gem and those that create them! See displays of Texas topaz, gem faceting demonstrations, and famous diamond replica gems. Free Admission. www.texas-topaz.com


March 30-31


Savor Dallas – Dallas Come to the best upscale wine and food festival in Texas! T is 8th annual event will showcase the area’s innovation and leadership in the culinary and artistic traditions with a dazzling array of celebrity chefs, wine and spirits tastings, special vintner events, beautiful arts venues, fashion, live jazz, and more. www.savordallas.com


March 30-April 1


Tomball German Heritage Festival – Tomball Come help Tomball celebrate its12th annual German Heritage Festival with live music, authentic German food, beer, and dancing to live German music concerts. T ere are open-air markets of arts and crafts, antiques, unique gift items, and German-themed mementos. Held in Downtown Tomball. www.tomballsistercity.org


Corpus Christi Festival of the Arts – Corpus Christi T is annual event celebrates and promotes Corpus Christi as a cultural center. Features music, theater, dance, cinema, and the visual arts. T e festival will take place all over the city. www.ccfestivalarts.org


March 31-April 1


55th Annual Zilker Garden Festival – Austin A family-friendly event, the garden festival off ers something for everyone including a fl ower show, live music, gardening talks, Kid’s Corner, and food court. Plan to arrive early and bring your wagon! Held at the Zilker Botanical Garden. www.zilkergarden.org


APRIL April 3-7


Marburger Farm Antique Show – Round Top Whether you are a seasoned collector, designer, or a curious newcomer to the world of antiques, we invite you to visit the world-renowned Marburger Farm Antique Show, which has been a favorite source of antiques for more than a dozen years. Features more than 350 dealers from across the United States and the world


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