The North Texas Fair & Rodeo, a community fixture since 1928, runs from August 21 through 29, in Denton. This year features a comedy gunfight show at the Ole Tumbleweed Crossing with troupe of actors are known for their performance skills at Six Flags and other area venues. The CoServ Extreme Raptors Show is the world’s largest travelling show of raptors rescued from the wild and rehabilitated.
This year’s live music lineup features Charlie Daniels, Ronnie Milsap, Cody Johnson, Randy Rogers and many more top-line country performers.
The annual event includes a rodeo queen pageant, parade, livestock shows and even pedal tractors. Indoor and outdoor vendors offer food, crafts, art and other merchandise as the carnival beckons in the background. Blue, red and white ribbons adorn top entries in the arts and crafts judging competitions, as well as the photography contest.
Gates open at 6 p.m. weekdays and 1 p.m. weekends. Tickets are $15/Adults, $5/children 7 to 12, free/6 and under. Passes are available. Location: 2217 N. Carroll Boulevard in Denton. For more information, visit ntfair.com.