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Monahans Sandhills State Park, TX Events

January

30 - 11 Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo Odessa - Bull Riding, roping, barrel racing and much more. Starts nightly at 7:30 p.m. ... more

12 - 4 Downstream: Paintings by Joyce Howell Odessa - This exhibition of paintings provides an in-depth look at the abstract interpretations of the natural environment. With the merging of pattern, color, ... more

February

1 - 3 Midessa Boat, RV, Sport & Gun Show Odessa - Boats, gun show (opens Friday), RVs, 5th Wheels, motorhomes, give-aways, win free fishing trip, free resort stays, cash, booths representing resorts, ... more

19Annual Shrimpfest Odessa - Every year, on the last Monday in February, the Ellen Noël Art Museum hosts the winter season event for Odessa. Shimpfest - a Cajun-style, all-you-ca ... more

March

2 - 14 Annual Animation Festival at the Gallery Odessa - Features the work of area High School, College & University students and a competition with scholarship awards. Open 1-5 p.m. daily. ... more

15 - 17 Odessa College Rodeo Odessa - 400 college students from 14 colleges around the state compete.7:30 p.m. ... more

April

30 - 1 CeltFest Odessa - The largest Celtic music and cultural festival of its kind between Dallas & Phoenix. Scottish & Irish entertainers, vendors, games, dog events and mor ... more

31Flower Market Odessa - Flower Market is one-stop shopping for beautiful plants, flowers and fun gift and garden items. This is a fundraising event supporting the George and ... more

15Cruisin' for Alzheimers Benefit Car Show Odessa - All cars, trucks and bikes are encouraged to join us in the fight against Alzheimer's. It is an open class show with trophies going to the top judged ... more

May

27 - 29 Fiesta West Texas & Expo Odessa - Saturday, May 3rd Main Stage La FIERA de Ojinaga - 6:00pm Los Nortenos de Ojinaga - 7:30pm La Reunion Nortena - 9:00pm La Maquinaria Nortena - ... more

28Odessa International Musicfest Odessa - Enjoy music from around the world - Hispanic, jazz, bluegrass, special "Tiny Tots" concert and more. Presented by the Odessa Council for the Arts & Hu ... more

June

26Mudbug Odessa - Annual Fundraiser benefiting Meals on Wheels. Door prizes, band, all you can eat of boiled shrimp, crawfish, fried catfish and all the trimmings. 5:30 ... more

13 - 16 Annual West of The Pecos Rodeo Pecos - Welcome to Pecos! Home of World's First Rodeo! Steer Wrestling, Steer Roping, Saddle Bronc, Calf Roping, Bull Riding, Bareback Bronc, Barrel Racing, T ... more

16 - 17 Permian Basin Gun Show Odessa

July

3Firecracker Fandango Odessa - Independence Day Parade, sponsored by the Odessa Jaycees, Parade starts 10 a.m. from Odessa College parking lot. Fandango at 4th & Lee Streets, 6 p.m. ... more

August

21Annual Cantaloupe Fly-in & Lions Club Pancake Breakfast Pecos

4 - 5 Odessa Propbusters' Big Bird Fly-In Odessa - Gathering & Flying of 1/4 Scale Models & 80" Wing Spans or Greater. 9 a.m. until Dark both days. ... more

18 - 19 Permian Basin Gun Show Odessa

September

17Hawaiian Beach Party City Celebration Pecos - Brings an end to summer. Dress up Hawaiian-style. ... more

24 - 25 Diez y Seis de September Festival Pecos - Includes vendors, live music and much more from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday and noon to midnight on Saturday. ... more

25Diez y Seis de September Parade Pecos - Parade begins at the rodeo grounds and moves north on Cedar Street, turns right on 3rd and travels on to the festival. ... more

22Art a la Carte and A Day at the Circus Odessa - The Museum will host Art a la Carte, a free family art day, on Saturday, September 28, 2013. This year’s theme is "A Day at the Circus." The day beg ... more

October

14 - 15 Reeves-Loving County Fall Fair & Livestock Show Pecos - Includes two days of continuous fun, games, food vendors, exhibits and much more. Livestock show is on Saturday. ... more

14 - 15 Reeves County Sheriff's Posse Championship BBQ Cook-Off Pecos - See who cooks the best barbecue west of the Pecos River. Dance is held Friday. ... more

28OktoberFest! Odessa - The Ellen Noël Art Museum announces a new tradition with a fun event for the whole community: A German style OktoberFest! It will be held on Friday e ... more

7Tom Lea Day Odessa - The Ellen Noël Art Museum will host Tom Lea Day on October 14, 2012. The celebration of this noted Texas artist is in conjunction with the annual Tom ... more

9 - 11 Permian Basin International Oil Show Odessa - Every even-numbered year, the Permian Basin International Oil Show, Inc. brings together people from every phase of the petroleum industry. Leaders ... more

November

27Ellen Noël Art Museum - Dia de los Muertos Family Art Day Odessa - The Ellen Noël Art Museum is pleased to present its annual Dia de los Muertos Family Art Day on Saturday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Visitors of all ages wil ... more

3Odessa Annual American Flag Rretirement Ceremony Odessa - To show respect for the American Flag. To demonstrate the proper retirement of torn and tattered American Flags. To show support for our current Servi ... more

17 - 18 Tejano Super Car Show Odessa - One of the most prestigious car shows to be held in the west side of Texas. The one-of-a-kind show doesn't just cater to the lowriders; there is somet ... more

Monahans Sandhills State Park Camping

Monahans Sandhills Camping
Monahans Sandhills CampingMonahans Sandhills State Park offers 26 campsites with water; electricity, and shade shelters at $10 per night; campsites with water for tent campers; an equestrian day-use area, of approximately 600 acres, that has a staging area with hitching posts and water for horses; a group dining hall (constructed in 1903 first used as a railroad section house) with a kitchen and a restroom; an interpretive center with restrooms and a snack machine; a self-guided, 1/4-mile nature trail; and one working oil well. The Group Dining Hall is available for family reunions, birthday parties, etc.

Also, there are picnic sites with shade shelters; a group picnic pavilion; a trailer dump station; and restrooms with showers (heated in the winter). Sand toboggans and disks can be rented at park headquarters.

Monahans Sandhills State Park Equestrian

Monahans Sandhills Equine Trails
Monahans Sandhills Equine TrailsMonahans Sandhills State Park has an 800-acre day-use equestrian area with no marked trails. A trailer parking area is provided and has a fenced corral where riders can tie and water their horses. Potable water is available in the area. The general terrain is heavy sand, with brush and a few mesquite trees. Visitors must provide their own horses.

Monahans Sandhills State Park Visitors Centers

Monahans Sandhills Visitor Center
The Dunagan Visitor Center at Monahans Sandhills State Park features hands-on exhibits of the cultural and natural history of the Sandhills, including Dune Dynamics, Permian Basin Heritage, and Wildlife Habitat. Scenic windows offer spectacular viewing of birds and other wildlife as they come to food and water. Park orientation is available. The Visitor/Interpretive Center is built to ADA specifications.

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