This annual event brings to the Sul Ross State University campus historians, archeologists, folklorists and other researchers studying the past and present of the Big Bend region and northern Mexico.
What began 25 years ago as a modest open house for local art galleries has grown up over the years into a city-wide celebration of art and music. More than two dozen displays of original artwork will open all over downtown Alpine—many accompanied by live music—in permanent galleries as well as new exhibits popping up just for the weekend.
The three events in October at The Stable Performance Cars in Alpine are: October 5-7 – Alamo Area Corvette Club, October 7-11 Hosting the Terlingua Pre-Event, October 12-14 – Hosting San Antonio Mustang Weekend
A 160-mile ultra marathon through Big Bend Ranch State Park. Runners meet up in Alpine, and celebrate the end of the race at our own Big Bend Brewing Company!
Photographs must be taken in the City of Alpine and its immediate surroundings. Photos within the City are preferred. “Immediate surroundings” includes the roads and ranches between Alpine and its neighboring communities, but not the towns themselves (photos taken in or beyond Marfa, Fort Davis, Marathon, and Terlingua will not be eligible). See the Complete Photo Contest Rules
The contest is open to entries through September 30, 2018. Up to five photographs may be entered per participant.
Please join us in recognizing the 2018 Museum of the Big Bend Heritage honoree, John B. Poindexter. Your presence and support will help us honor this remarkable man. A third generation Texan, John is the Chairman of the Board of J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc., which he formed in 1985. He earlier co-founded KD/P Equities, a private equity investment firm, and served as its Managing Partner. As an officer in the United States Army, he commanded tactical units in the United States, Europe, and the Republic of South Vietnam. Mr. Poindexter holds an MBA and Ph.D. in Economics and Finance from New York University. Before dinner, be one of the very first to see and learn about the Museum Annex project. Larry Speck, principal at PageSoutherlandPage architectural firm will discuss his bold vision and design for this building.
Sanctioned by the Working Ranch Cowboy Association, the Big Bend Ranch Rodeo provides an opportunity for working cowboys to show real cowboy skills and at the same time celebrate our ranching heritage and create exposure for a unique American lifestyle. Held at the Sul Ross State University S.A.L.E. Arena.
A two-day celebration of song and story in far west Texas. Hosted by the Gage Hotel in Marathon. Intimate performance by five master songwriters in a setting that exudes luxurious comfort and charm surrounded by a landscape that captivates and inspires.