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41st Annual Texas State Festival of Ethnic Cultures


The 41st annual Texas State Festival of Ethnic Cultures and Arts and Crafts Show will be held Saturday and Sunday (April 23 and 24).  Entries and applications are currently being accepted for the various Ethnic Festival events.+

Colorado River Bike Fest

  • Saturday
  • April 23, 2016
  • 7:00 AM – Registration
  • 8:30 AM – Event Begins
  • Runnels County Courthouse Square
  • Cost – 30k, 60k, 100k: $20 – T-shirts to first 100 entrants
  • Cost – 5K Fun! Ride/Walk/Run: $10
  • Website

Festival Parade

  • Saturday
  • April 23, 2016
  • 10:00 AM.
  • More information and entry forms can be downloaded and printed at the link below
  • Parade Entry Forms

Arts and Crafts Vendors

  • Vendors set up by 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 23
  • Open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday
  • Open from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Sunday
  • More information and entry forms can be downloaded and printed at the link below
  • Arts and Crafts Vendor Registration Form

Miss Ballinger Pageant

  • Open to current Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior students at Ballinger High School.
  • Junior Miss Ballinger Pageant
  • Open to current Sixth, Seventh, or Eighth grade students at Ballinger Junior High School.
  • More information and entry forms can be downloaded and printed at the link below
  • 2016-2017 Miss Ballinger/Junior Miss Ballinger Application

Classic Car Show

  • $10 Classic Car Entry Fee
  • Drive your car in the parade at 10 AM and then park and enjoy festivities on the courthouse lawn.
  • Cars will be lined up int the parking are on 7th Street at the Courthouse
  • Judging will begin at 2 pm.
  • Call the Chamber to get signed up. 325-365-2333

The Ballinger Area Chamber of Commerce is in search of individual participants for entertainment during the two days of the festival in an open mic setting.  Various Ethnic cultural entertainment is encouraged.

For more information on these events, Contact the Ballinger Area Chamber of Commerce at 365-2333, send a request by email to ballingerareachamber@aol.com, or download the forms above.

3 on 3 Basketball tournament

  • Saturday
  • April 23, 2016
  • To obtain entry forms for the tournament only, contact Coach Michael Bacon at Ballinger High School.

Forms: Parade-FormArts and Crafts Vendor Registration FormMiss Ballinger – Junior Miss Ballinger



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City of Ballinger

City Hall: 325-365-3511, Chamber of Commerce: 325-365-2333
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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