Please don’t let the slow pace of West Texas fool you, there’s plenty of activity in this desert. A variety of events in Alpine and the West Texas area are always popping up, from weekly farmer’s markets to the grand and glamorous Artwalk in November. Mark your calendars, book your rooms and plan to take in the happenings about town.
- Check out Live Music most weekends at Alpine’s beloved Railroad Blues, our very own “world famous beer & wine tourist trap”.
- The Alpine Farmers Market – Alpine’s two Farmers Markets are held every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. in the courtyard of the Hotel Ritchey (corner of 5th St. and Murphy St.) and at the Big Bend Thrift Store (corner of 5th St. and Ave. A). Get fresh veggies all year plus baked goods, crafts and more. Our little market has been getting bigger and better every week!
The Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering is a two-day event celebrating the oral tradition of the working cowboy in poetry, stories, and music. Enjoy more than 50 performers in the classrooms and on the stages of Sul Ross State University.
More information: www.texascowboypoetry.com
Custom Gear / Western Art Exhibit & Sale. For the past 30 years, the Museum of the Big Bend has exhibited some of the very best cowboy gear and fine Western Art in the longest running event of its kind in the country. Featuring a Preview Party on Thursday, Grand Opening Exhibit and Sale on Friday, and a “Trappings Ranch Roundup” at the Meriwether Ranch on Saturday. The exhibit continues through May.
More information: www.museumofthebigbend.com/trappings-of-texas/
The 27th Annual Big Bend Gem and Mineral Show, at the Alpine Civic Center. Free Admission, Door Prizes, Demonstrations.
More information: Paul Graybeal, (432) 729-4526 or www.moonlightgemstones.com/Gemshow.html