Events in Fort Stockton

Though you can often find fun one-off events in Fort Stockton throughout the year, spring and summer are some of the most exciting times to visit. A major highlight takes place in April, when car nuts come from all over to race in or watch one of the toughest road races in the nation. Late fall to early winter is a busy time to visit as well, with two popular annual events that help you get in the holiday spirit. Below are some of the best times to plan your trip to this exciting place for good times with some friendly Texans.


Pecos County Livestock Show
Each year at the Pecos County Coliseum, students from the Future Farmers of America and the 4-H Club gather to present and auction off their steers, heifers, rabbits, goats, sheep, and hogs. 
U.S. Highway 285
Fort Stockton, TX 79735


Texas History Day
The Annie Riggs Memorial Museum welcomes children for exhibits and special presentations on the history of Pecos County and the great state of Texas. 
301 South Main Street
Fort Stockton, TX 79735


Big Bend Open Road Race
The most challenging open road race in the country for more than 20 years, the Big Bend Open Road Race is a 118-mile loop from Fort Stockton to Sanderson and back that’s open to everyone older than 18. Festivities include a car show, a party at Rooney Park, and a parade through town showcasing all the Vipers, Mustangs, Camaros, and other hot rods primed for the competition.
1000 East Railroad Avenue
Fort Stockton, TX 79735

June - August

Summer Off the Patio
During the summer, the Annie Riggs Memorial Museum hosts free concerts on its patio every Thursday night. Wine and refreshments are available for purchase, so come hungry and thirsty.
301 South Main Street
Fort Stockton, TX 79735

Blue Moon on the Park
Head to Zero Stone Park every other Thursday during the summer for this free outdoor concert series featuring Texas musicians, sponsored by the Fort Stockton Public Library.
401 South Main Street
Fort Stockton, TX 79735


Annual Water Carnival
On the third weekend in July, the Comanche Springs Pool hosts this 80-year tradition that features local residents as the stars of a synchronized-swimming musical production.
200 West Spring Street
Fort Stockton, TX 79735


Old Fort Days
Step inside of a teepee, take a horse ride, watch a (staged) old West gunfight, enjoy a historic play, and more at this annual celebration on the grounds of Historic Fort Stockton.
301 East 3rd Street
Fort Stockton, TX 79735


Arts and Crafts Fair
This long-running annual show fires up the Saturday before Thanksgiving, with the toys and gifts you’ll find at the various booths perfect for putting under the Christmas tree. Food and door prizes help make it a great way to spend a day.
1674 Airport Drive
Fort Stockton, TX 79735


Christmas Parade
Join the holiday revelers as they make their way through Fort Stockton to Zero Stone Park for refreshments, Christmas music, and photo ops with Santa.
West Dickinson Boulevard
Fort Stockton, TX 79735

Pecos County Pecan Exhibition and Food Show
Pecos County is famous for its pecan orchards, and every year the city of Fort Stockton hosts this competition to determine the area’s best, as well as the tastiest desserts made from the flavorful nuts.
1000 West Dickinson Boulevard
Fort Stockton, TX 79735

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