Nestled in the heart of the North Texas Hill Country, Nocona is the best-kept secret in Texas. Located along the Chisholm Trail, the picturesque countryside has many different views of the past, present, and future. Nocona is home to remarkable historical sites and museums, a classic car museum, unique art galleries, a gorgeous lake and golf course, and much more. Come see why Rand McNally voted Nocona as “One of the Top 5 Most Fun Small Towns in America”.
Nocona is steep in heritage. From the thunderous hooves driving the Chisholm Trail to the Native Americans hunting their prey, Nocona has always been an entrepreneurial town. The leather goods industry hosted its first female-owned boot making business in the early 1900s to the world-renowned classic car museum of today. Nocona is the Classic Car Capital of Texas and the only baseball glove factory still in existence in the United States is all right here in Nocona.
Nocona celebrates its heritage with family-friendly events highlighting its past, present and future. We start off the year with a huge Mardi Gras celebration – Mardi Gras. Nocona Style. While Nocona is hundreds of miles away from New Orleans, the spirit of Mardi Gras is alive and well in this historic town. The weekend is filled with parades, Cajun food, music and more.
Several rodeos kick off the Spring months – Bull Fest and the Chisholm Trail Rodeo! Experience our western heritage with these exciting and family friendly events.
There’s something fun for everyone to enjoy at Bullfest – kids of all ages can travel back to the old west with pony rides, the popular Mutton Bustin’ event, calf scrambles, donkey races, the ladies steer scramble, and more.
The Chisholm Trail Ranch Rodeo has been an annual weekend event since 1952. Two nights of buckin' good times at the Chisholm Trail Rodeo Arena. The big parade is held on Saturday afternoon winding through downtown Nocona, honoring all of the participants and their animals. Mutton bustin', grand entry riders, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team and break away roping, barrel racing, and bull riding all make for an exciting and fun event. In 2019, this rodeo was ranked 17th out of 433 UPRA rodeos in money paid out to contestants.
Next is the annual Cruisin’ Nocona event in June. This weekend event starts off with a classic car and motorcycle poker run through the North Texas Hill County, a burnout event that fills the air with smoke, and wraps up with a car show. And in between all of the car activities, we have family-friendly games throughout the weekend.
We have something for everyone in Nocona, Texas. Whether you’re a history buff, classic car fanatic, wine or art enthusiast, outdoor adventurer, cowboy/cowgirl; Nocona, Texas has several adventures that will give you a weekend of FUN.
Get out of the hustle and bustle of a big city and come spend a day or a weekend in a small town that is full of BIG fun. Come and stay for a day, a weekend, a lifetime.
Nocona, TX 76255