..........March 2014..........
   
10-14 Spring Break! - Bring the whole family and come enjoy the many attractions in Fort Davis for Spring Break 2014. Nightly Star Parties at McDonald Observatory, special activities at the Fort Davis National Historic Site, camping, hiking and much more throughout town. Book your hotel rooms early - they fill up fast! Visit our Accommodations page for the many choices available.
                        CDRI Spring Break Schedule
     Fort Davis National Historic Site Spring Break Schedule
           McDonald Observatory Spring Break Schedule
   
22 Food Pantry Lunch & Volunteer Training - from 11:00am to noon at the Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County, 609 Compromise St.
 
..........April 2014..........
   
10-12 Viva Big Bend Food Festival - Food, food and more food - need we say more! Taste the flavor of the Big Bend with locations, tastings, cooking demonstrations and more in four cities. Featured in Fort Davis: the Blue Mountain Bistro, the Fort Davis Drug Store and the Mountain Trails Lodge.
New This Year: Chuckwagon Breakfast at the National Historic Site!
Friday, April 11th join Glenn Moreland at Fort Davis for an authentic chuckwagon breakfast. Click here for tickets and details.
   
11-13 Texas Mountain Trail Writers 23rd Annual Writing Round-Up - The 23rd edition of this gathering will feature professional presenters, mountain air, great food & super camaraderie.
2014 Presenters:
Lisa Wingate: award winning writer of romance and mystery fiction WC Jameson: writer of nonfiction adventure, western research and memoirs
Becka Oliver: literary agent, major publishing house experience
For more information contact Rebecca Cross (432)837-2919 or Jackie Siglin (432)364-2399. www.texasmountaintrailwriters.org
   
19 Diabetes Health & Fitness Fair - The Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County will sponsor this health fair with free testing and information at the Food Pantry building, 609 Compromise St.
   
20 "Picnic in the Park" Easter Egg Hunt - The Fort Davis Ministerial Alliance presents the 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Jeff Davis County Park. Bring the the whole family, a picnic lunch and maybe a football or two to toss around as over 5,000 Easter Eggs are hidden throughout the park for the children to find. The "Hunt" starts promptly at 1:30pm.
Admission: 1 canned good for the Jeff Davis County Food Pantry
   
26 McDonald Observatory Open House - In honor of their 75th Anniversary, the observatory invites everyone out to a free open house. Activities will include speakers, tours, viewing through the large research telescopes, hot dogs, balloons and more.
 
26-27 Hammerfest 2.0 - A three stage Texas Bicycle Racing Association sanctioned race through the beautiful Davis Mountains.
           New for 2014: 18 mile Road Race to Crows Nest!
Download details and the application form here.
 
.......... May 2014..........
 
3 Cinco de Mayo Celebration - Come join the residents of Jeff Davis County as we celebrate the Hispanic heritage of our area with ballet folklorico performances, mariachis, vendors and more.
New for 2014: USA Boxing Sanctioned Amateur Boxing Exhibition!
 
.......... June 2014..........
   
21 Missoula Children's Theatre - The Fort Davis Children's Theater, Inc. invites everyone in the Big Bend to experience a wonderful theater performance starring our very own area children. Audition times and dates TBA. Rehearsals June 16-20. Two performances Saturday the 21st.
 
..........July 2014............
4-6 "Coolest" 4th of July Celebration - Jeff Davis County's all-out celebration of our nations independence! Events include a fireworks display, street dance, vendors booths around the historic courthouse, a parade down main street and much more.|
Friday, July 4th:          5K Fun Run! (click here for the entry form)
                               Dance under the stars with Jody Nix. 
Saturday July 5th:      Parade, Food Pantry Annual Baking Contest, 
                              Gunfight, Battle of the Bands, fireworks!
Sunday July 6th:        Battle of the Bands Finals!
                                
VENDOR FORMS:
                  2014 General Rules & Guidelines
      Food                     Arts & Craft                      Non-Profit
   
24-27 Viva Big Bend Music Festival - Some of the best musical acts Texas has to offer with over 50 concerts scheduled over 4 days. Details and lineup TBA.
Saturday July 26th - Fort Davis Day - Kelley Outdoor Theatre
   
.......... August 2014..........
 
21-23 Davis Mountains Hummingbird Festival - The "Hummingbird Capitol of Texas" will host 3 days of lectures, viewings, field trips and discussion on the hummingbirds found throughout the Davis Mountains. Various locations will be available for viewings.
   
.......... September 2014..........
   
25-27 Mule & Donkey Daze  - Fun with our long-eared friends including an all mule rodeo and a donkey adoption day. Time and places TBA.
   
.......... October 2014..........
   
3-4 Smoke in the Mountains Cabrito & BBQ Cook Off - You can just smell the "deliciousness" in the air! Two days of some of the best cooking teams in the West compete in multiple categories with proceeds benefiting the Jeff Davis County Volunteer Fire Department and EMS services. Details and entry forms coming soon.
   
4 Annual Wheels for Meals Charity Bike Ride - Join the many bicyclists in their trek from the Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County to Valentine and back. The length of the ride is up to you. The scenery along the Davis Mountains is beautiful and with two its stops on the way to lunch in Valentine, you are pampered more than any other ride. At the end of the day/ride, there is the special cook out at Dolce Far Niente to share the day’s experiences with all the volunteers and riders. For more information, check out their website – www.foodpantry-jdc.org or info@foodpantry.org
   
.......... November 2014..........
   
8 Harvest Bowl - The Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County celebrates with superb homemade soups, breads and deserts. Local potters offer their handcrafted pieces for sale. Local musicians round off the evening. All to support the Food Pantry and its mission of providing not just food, but healthy foods for healthy bodies and minds.  Join your neighbors and friends for this special evening from 5:00pm-7:00pm.
   
29 Annual Arts & Crafts Fair - Fort Davis' version of "Black Friday" - but on a Saturday! Vendors galore at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church Hall.
   
.......... December 2014..........
   
TBA Frontier Christmas! - Fort Davis' annual celebration of the holiday season including a lighted parade, shopping extravaganza and a Griswold-like "Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree" hunt!
   

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