If you are in Texoma in the fall, there is a festival near you!
If it is fall in North Texas there is a festival, fair, art tour, and carnival close by as the communities surrounding Lake Texoma celebrate their heritage with uniquely themed events. From September thru November, Saturdays are dedicated to fair food, strolls along Main Street America, benefit golf tournaments, air shows and fundraising events that are just too much fun!
The National Aerobatic Championships are held in September at the North Texas Regional Airport at Perrin Field, so the clear blue autumn skies of Texoma will be alive with airplanes looping and diving as pilots show off their skills at this judged event.
Celina and Gainesville light up the skies in early September with Hot Air Balloon Festivals featuring live entertainment, helicopter rides, balloon rides, and fun for kids of all ages. Ivanhoe, home of Homestead Winery, holds its Wine and Music Festival in late September.
Later in the month The Sherman Municipal Lawn turns into a glorious hub of activity for this annual welcome to autumn. “Autumn Arts Fest” begins with a 5K, 10K and Fun Run and Pancake breakfast, and then a day of festivities for all ages begins! Art Shows, theatre productions, Museum tours, youth activities, and continual live entertainment fill the downtown Sherman area. Up to 100 Arts & Crafts and food vendors fill the Sherman Municipal lawn. The festival ends with a concert.
Speaking of fall events, put these two on your “must do list” – The Blue Ribbon Ball, held at the Mayor Arena at Loy Lake Park in Denison benefits the Ag programs in Grayson County and the Boot Scootin Ball, held at the Bar K R Ranch in Pottsboro is the major fundraiser for the Pottsboro Volunteer Emergency Services. These are diamond and denim events that offer live entertainment, dinner, auctions and dancing. Order tickets early these sell out quickly!
Every county in the area has a Fair with food vendors, carnival rides, livestock shows, tractor pulls, live music, beauty pageants, and all kinds of contest for homemade foods, arts and crafts. In addition to the Autumn and Arts Festival, Sherman celebrates the season with the Stroll, a wine tasting and Best Bites of Texoma competition in the historic area of downtown. The evening winds up with a blues concert.
In October The Whitesboro Peanut Festival is a crowd favorite – winning the Best of Texoma Award for several years. Denison’s Main Street Fall Festival, Eisenhower Birthday Celebration and. “I Like Ike” 5K/Fun Run, and the Pottsboro Frontier Days offer tons of festival food, vendor booths and carnivals. If you love gardening in the fall the Grayson County Master Gardeners Fall Home Show at Loy Lake Park is a must do! Neil Sperry is often the keynote speaker.
The whole season wraps up with Denison’s Fall Art Walk, a two day event held on the first weekend of November. Celebrating the Holiday of Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead through a wide variety of Gallery Exhibits, live Art Demonstrations, Parades, Live Music, a bustling Mercado, International Foods and Beverages and events for all ages and interests!
For dates, times, locations and event schedules check out the Events Calendar.