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Things To Do in Texas This Weekend: Sept. 7-9

Written by , published September 3, 2018

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Learn how to time your wildflower seed sowing for a bountiful spring, indulge in kolaches in Caldwell, and explore a new Dalí exhibit at the Meadows Museum in Dallas.

Fall Planting Days

Fredericksburg: Sept. 7-9 
Daily lectures and demonstrations by John R. Thomas at Wildseed Farms show successful and timely wildflower planting techniques. 

National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration

Lubbock: Sept. 7-9
The annual National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration is one of the most exciting explorations into the traditions and customs of the American West. Join us for exhibits showcasing western products and services; the two-day National Championship Chuck Wagon Cook-Off; the ever-popular horse parade; plus hundreds of western performers, poets, and scholars. 

San Angelo Cowboy Gathering

San Angelo: Sept. 7-8 
Listen to 15 award-winning bands such as Jody Nix, Jason Roberts, Jake Hooker, and Billy Mata, among others. There will be vendors for shopping, raffles, a live auction, a cowboy church service, food, cash bar, and much more. 

Neches River Rally

Beaumont: Sept. 8
Enjoy a day on the water as you launch from Collier’s Ferry and explore the Lake Bayou Paddling Trail. Lunch will be provided after the event. 

Xtreme Hummingbird Xtravaganza

Lake Jackson: Sept. 8-9
Head to the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory and watch the thumb-sized hummers dart in and out of nectar-producing flowers, or spy them sipping nectar at feeders. Watch a bird-bander hold a tiny hummingbird while taking measurements of the bird, weighing it, and clamping a thin, number-coded band on one of its teensy-weensy legs. 


LuckenRod Classic Car and Rod Show

Fredericksburg: Sept. 8
Luckenbach Texas' second annual event features a full slate of daytime and evening music and lots of classic cars. 

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Kolache Festival

Caldwell: Sept. 8
This state-renowned festival brings tens of thousands to the downtown square each September. Folks come from around the state to shop local stores and vendor booths, participate in arts and crafts, play games, and eat some wonderful food. Caldwell was officially designated the Kolache Capital of Texas in 1990. 

Bosque Art Classic

Clifton: Sept. 8-22
This 33rd annual national art show and sale features original realistic and representational art. 

Chocolate Festival

Dallas: Sept. 8
Chocolate enthusiasts will convene for the ninth annual celebration of chocolate makers and chocolatiers. Guests are invited to meet the artisans, watch live demonstrations of the chocolate making process, and sample and shop from more than 70 vendor participants. Since it's inception in 2010, the festival has more than tripled in size, showcasing nationally recognized chocolate makers as well as local talents from across Texas. 

Arts and Autos Extravaganza

Denton: Sept. 8
An annual event that includes hot rods, classic and custom cars, trucks, and motorcycles. A chalk art competition is also held alongside the festival and the masterpieces are beautifully displayed on the sidewalks of West Oak Street. Live music, arts and crafts, local vendors, kids games and activities, and festival food round out the festivities. 


Sanger: Sept. 8
The 40th annual event is the highlight of the Sanger community with an average attendance of over 5,000 people. The festivities include live music, vendors, kids' zone, numerous stage performances, Little Miss and Mr. Sanger Pageant, and a variety of festival foods, all in a street-fair atmosphere. 

"Dalí: Poetics of the Small"

Dallas: Sept. 9-Dec. 9 
The Meadows Museum hosts the first in-depth exploration of the small-scale paintings of Salvador Dalí (1904–1989). While many of Dalí’s canvases are known around the world and are among the defining works of the Surrealist movement, the small size of many of these works is frequently overlooked. Nearly half of the artist’s paintings during the early part of his Surrealist period (1929–1936) were actually small format works: some measuring just over a foot, and others as small as 3 x 2 in. Organized by the Meadows as part of its mission to present Spanish art in America. 

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