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Things To Do in Texas This Weekend: June 9-11

Written by , published June 7, 2017

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June is cooking up some delicious events this weekend, including the Shrimporee in Aransas Pass, Pie Fest in Cisco, the Jacksonville Tomato Fest, and the Texas Blueberry Festival in Nacogdoches.

Find more exciting things to do using the Texas Highways Events Calendar database.

ATX Television Festival

Austin: June 8-11
The first festival devoted to the small screen bills itself as "TV camp for grownups"—it functions like a traditional film festival with premieres of new TV series, current hits, and cult favorites. This year's panelists include Edward James Olmos, the cast and crew of NBC's This Is Us, and Will Ferrell.

Chisholm Trail Roundup

Lockhart: June 8-10
The barbecue capital of Texas' largest annual festival celebrates its 45th year, featuring a full event rodeo, a carnival, the Queen's Court Coronation, a grand parade, an auction, food and craft vendors, and live music on two stages from the likes of Reckless Kelly, The Bellamy Brothers, Justin Trevino, and Nathan Colt Young.

Republic of Texas Biker Rally

Austin: June 8-11
The only weekend Austin gets louder than SXSW is when the ROT Rally rolls into town—complete with some 40,000 bikers ready for four days of live music, camaraderie, camping, and an 11-mile parade through downtown. Around 200,000 people are expected to come out to watch the bikers in their leather and denim glory.

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Texas Blueberry Festival

Nacogdoches: June 9-10
The annual favorite kicks off with the Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park, featuring The Purple Hulls, The Baker Family, The Blake Brothers, and The Sabine River Bend Band. The 28th annual festival continues Saturday with sweet blueberry entertainment, arts and craft vendors, tasty treats, shows and more.


Aransas Pass: June 9-11
The largest shrimp festival in Texas, now in its 69th year, offers live entertainment and dancing all weekend, as well as culinary events, carnival rides, and a parade. 

Pie Fest

Cisco: June 9-10
This old-fashioned summer celebration features plenty of family-friendly fun including pie-baking contests, live entertainment, and—of course—food. 

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Taste of Dallas

Dallas: June 9-11
The foodie fest kicks off with a one-night-only tasting experience featuring more than 40 top Dallas restaurants. The festivities at Fair Park continue through the weekend with barbecue, burgers, and brews; an expanded family fun zone with indoor rides and games; and a marketplace where ticketholders can sample their way through dozens of local dishes.

Czech Kolache Klobase Festival

East Bernard: June 10
Czech out this small-town event, a celebration of Czech heritage and culture. Enjoy dancing to live Czech-style music or watch the pros take a spin, in addition to arts and crafts, raffles, children's activities, and plenty of kolaches for sale.

Kite Festival

Texas City: June 10
The event features competitions in kite flying, a kiteboarding hydrofoil race and tanker surfing, plus a homemade kite contest. Enjoy frozen treats and an inflatable cooling water tunnel for kids–and kids at heart—to get out of the heat.

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Tomato Fest

Jacksonville: June 10
This beloved festival is ripe with tomato-loving events, including eating and peeling contests, tomato archery, salsa making, a Chili's street dance, and more. 

Bacon, Blues, and Brews 

Belton: June 10
Its hog heaven at this porktacular festival featuring pig-themed activities for the entire family, including a bacon cookoff, bacon-wrapped delights from the region's best restaurants, live blues music, local art, and more. 

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