WHAT TO DO: Weekend of October 13th
Updated: Mar 25
Step back in time as Fort Griffin portrays life as it was in the 1870s at the post and the nearby wild west town. Activities include military interpretations from various time periods with artillery, infantry, and cavalry demonstration, blacksmithing, gun fights, Drummer Boy ice cream, 1800s children’s games, period music by Time Was..., Native American culture and dancing, Texas longhorns, the Texas Camel Corps, and frontier living.
Established in 1997 by some Big Bend National Park employee, the 20th annual ride continues as a benefit for the park for the maintenance of hiking trails. Registration is $40.00 person; the fee includes all events listed in Schedule of Events.
Family fun at a three day small town festival like no other in the "turkey capital of the world"
A grand parade will kick off the day-long event with FREE live music, competitions, games and demonstrations to accompany food and craft vendors. The 80th annual fair is preceded Friday night by the Old Settler’s Reunion beans and corn bread dinner, followed by BINGO and prizes, under the Cedar Street tent on the square.
Large scale artworks on concrete by experienced and first time artists from around Texas, live music, and interesting food. The festival will present more than 50 local artists, experienced street painters, children, youth, and even the general public an opportunity for artistic expression and a venue to perform.
This celebration has been a part of San Marcos for thousands of years. Native dancers gather in their hand-crafted native regalia. Booths with authentic Native American arts and food will be at the celebration.