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A note regarding COVID-19

Due to suggested National and State restrictions over the spread of Coronavirus, most events have been cancelled, attractions, restaurants, bars, hotels and venues around the state have been temporarily closed or offering restricted hours. Please make sure to check the website, social media and or call ahead to the venue you are interested in visiting, to confirm that they are open.

Stephenville, Texas

Events in Stephenville

Experience the excitement of a true Texas rodeo, taste delicious cuisine, celebrate the holidays, and more at these festival annual events in Stephenville.

Set about 70 miles southwest of Fort Worth, the “Cowboy Capital of the World” is a place of country music festivals, epic bike rides, and more.

The local events calendar here is packed with one-of-a-kind festivals that you won’t want to miss, so read on to see all that’s happening before you visit Stephenville.



Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council Ragin’ Cajun
Eat bucketloads of crawfish—with all the fixings and accoutrements—and dance to live zydeco music while wearing your party mask and shiny beads to support a great cause.
204 River North Boulevard
Stephenville, TX 76401

Running on Faith 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
Get a great workout in while supporting a worthy cause in this annual charity run in Stephenville. Proceeds benefit Faith School.
3000 Northwest Loop
Stephenville, TX 76401


Larry Joe Taylor’s Texas Music Festival
Discover the state’s hottest new talent and watch your favorite legends take the stage at the annual Larry Joe Taylor’s Texas Music Festival in Stephenville. Join fellow campers in swapping tall tales over the campfire and partake in the chili cook-off.
4217 County Road 423
Stephenville, TX 76401

Tarleton State University Stampede Rodeo
Where better to rodeo than the Cowboy Capital of the World? Don’t miss this annual three-day rodeo in Stephenville that is the finale for the National Intercollegiate Southwest Region, when the regional champions are crowned and the region’s team for the College National Finals is determined.
4696 North US Highway 377
Stephenville, TX 76401


City of Champions Shootout
The City of Champions Shootout is an annual youth soccer tournament in Stephenville that brings in the best talent for some fun in the sun.
201 Mistletoe Drive
Stephenville, TX 76401

Cowboy Capital MS Trail Ride
Take in the beautiful scenery and friendly comradery as you support a great cause at the annual Cowboy Capital MS Trail Ride at Tarleton State University's Hunewell Ranch just outside of Stephenville. You can also camp overnight and participate in the 5K or one-mile walk/run, all in support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
5090 County Road 182
Stephenville, TX 76401

May – August

TexStar Ford Summer Concert Series in the Park
Grab a lawn chair or picnic blanket and enjoy live outdoor concerts from old favorites and new talents all summer long at the annual TexStar Ford Summer Concert Series in the Park. The concert series is free fun for the entire family. Past performers have included Gary P. Nunn, Ricky Skaggs, and Roger Creager.
709 Riverside Drive
Stephenville, TX 76401


BBQ, Bands and Bottle Rockets on the Bosque
The county’s 4th of July parade and celebration in Stephenville begins with a great parade in the morning, then later in the evening enjoy live music and fireworks after dark.
709 Riverside Drive
Stephenville, TX 76401


Cowboy Capital of the World Pro Rodeo
Watch cowboys and cowgirls compete at the Cowboy Capital of the World Pro Rodeo, held during Rodeo Heritage Week in Stephenville each September. The week-long festivities include a barbecue cook-off, rodeo queen contest, cowboy church services, and a rodeo dance.
4696 North US Highway 377
Stephenville, TX 76401


Holly Jolly Christmas
Kick off your holiday season right during Stephenville’s Holly Jolly Christmas. Horse-drawn carriage rides, dance performances, cookie decorating, lighted hayrides, crafts, games, holiday shopping, and pictures with Santa and the Grinch are all part of the fun, which starts with the lighting of the official Christmas tree.
Downtown Square and Plaza
Stephenville, TX 76401

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