West Texas Festivals

Plan a late winter camping trip to the great city of Abilene. It has interesting attractions such as Frontier Texas and Buffalo Gap Historic Village, along with the zoo and several museums. In addition, two major events are coming up – Outlaws and Legends and the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup.



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Outlaws and Legends

March 31 and April 1 are the dates of a music festival called Outlaws and Legends. Quite a big local gala, it has been featured in Texas Monthly, Texas Highways and other publications. Attending the concerts is a nice way to relax and celebrate Texas Independence Day. A few of the performing artists scheduled for this year’s event include Lee Ann Womack, Cody Johnson, Mark Chesnutt and Kevin Fowler.

Click here to purchase tickets. The location is The Back Porch of Texas at 3350 N. Clack Street in Abilene.

Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup

Where else but in West Texas can you attend a rattlesnake parade and watch a snake-eating contest! On March 10 to 12, Sweetwater will host the World’s Largest Rattlesnake Roundup, an event that will also include a carnival, guided hunts, dance and cook-off. It will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum at 1699 Cypress in Sweetwater.

Stay With Us

We’d like to introduce Lowell and Rosanne Forbes as our new General Managers. They look forward to meeting you.

Spring is a busy time at Abilene KOA, so book early. We have a new Park Model RV that houses five to seven people, and it has its own private bathroom! Call 800-562-3651 to make reservations. For information, visit our website, call 325-672-3681 or email manager@texaskoa.com. The address is 4851 West Stamford Street in Abilene, Texas.


Abilene’s Historic Paramount Theatre

The Paramount Theatre in Abilene keeps the past alive in a beautiful way. Built in 1930 and restored in 1986, it exudes the grandeur of the early days of the motion picture industry.


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All the entertainment below can be enjoyed in this venue in the coming weeks.

It’s a Wonderful Life

A Christmas favorite that stars James Stewart and Donna Reed, It’s a Wonderful Life will be playing on December 9 and 10. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for adults and children. The Friday showtime is at 7:30 p.m., and the Saturday showtimes are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Christmas Music

The community will be offering the following music performances this month:

  • On December 13, the Abilene Community Band will present a Christmas Concert. Starting time is 7:30 p.m., and admission is free.
  • The Messiah, Handel’s renowned masterpiece, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on December 18. Seats are reserved at $16.
  • Flying J Wranglers will perform their White Mountain Christmas Concert on December 20. The show starts at 7 p.m., and admission is $20 for adults and $15 for children.

Calamity Jane

Another fabulous old movie, Calamity Jane will be playing on January 31. Most people will fondly remember this western classic that stars Doris Day. It starts at 7:30 p.m., and admission is $6 for adults and $5 for adults and children

Stay With Us

To book your spot at Abilene KOA, call 800-562-3651. For information, visit our website, call 325-672-3681 or email manager@texaskoa.com. The address is 4851 West Stamford Street in Abilene, Texas. We hope to see you soon.

Take in the Local Festivities in Abilene

We welcome you to stay at Abilene KOA when you’re taking in the sights of West Texas. The ongoing community events in the city will ensure you have a pleasant time.

Cruise Night


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If you love classic cars, make plans to attend the 34th Annual Cruise Night on October 1. This family-friendly event involves a cruise of vintage cars along with live entertainment and dancing. The cruise will take place on North 1st Street from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the dance will be held downtown from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free.

Trade Days of West Texas

On the second weekend of every month, Abilene residents and visitors can shop until they drop at Trade Days of West Texas. You can browse through antique, vintage and handmade merchandise as well as pick up snacks from food trucks. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Parking and admission is free. The next scheduled event is on October 7 to 9.

Art Walk

On the second Thursday of every month, the cultural district in downtown Abilene comes alive. People from neighboring areas of the state flock to the city to enjoy galleries, museums, shops and restaurants. The art walk is free, and hours are from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. October 13 is the date of next month’s gala.

Stay With Us

You’ll find our Texas-size convenience store will save you trips into town to pick up necessities. To book your spot, call 800-562-3651. For information, visit our website, call 325-672-3681 or email manager@texaskoa.com. The address is 4851 West Stamford Street in Abilene, Texas. We hope to see you soon.

Race Over to Abilene for Thanksgiving

If you’re looking to eat guilt free this Thanksgiving, tie up your laces and head out to Abilene, TX. Stay at Abilene KOA for a family-friendly holiday vacation.

abilene turkeyThe 11th Annual Abilene Runner’s Club Turkey Trot will take place on Nov. 27, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. at Shotwell Stadium. There will also be a 1- mile fun run for children and families, which will start at 9:30 a.m. The Turkey Trot is the largest running and walking event in Abilene, and offers special rates for kids 12 and under, adult teams of four, and families of two adults and two children 12 and under. Awards will be given to all children 12 and under, overall male and female, masters and the top three of each age group.

The Turkey Trot benefits the West Texas Rehab Center, a private, non-profit organization that provides outpatient care to more than 500 patients a day. The West Texas Rehab Center has been open since 1953 and is a nationally respected outpatient rehab facility.

To view details about the Turkey Trot and register online, visit the event website.

Rest Your Legs at Abilene KOA

Come to the Friendly Frontier, with easy access to I-20 and highways 277/83/84. We provide RV hookups, cabins, and tent camping sites. Our site is complete with newly tiled bathroom and shower facilities, and games like basketball, horseshoes and pool. Call 800-562-3651 or visit our website to reserve your holiday vacation.