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Backroads of Stephenville, Texas

Home to starry skies, live music, and cowboys—Stephenville, Texas, is the place to be this fall! Conveniently located an hour southwest from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Stephenville is the perfect location for a weekend getaway.

Rodeo Heritage Parade – Downtown Stephenville, Texas

Saddle up and visit Stephenville, commonly known as the “Cowboy Capital of the World,” during Rodeo Heritage Week taking place September 15–24, 2023. Embrace our Western culture as you visit us by exploring the Cowboy Capital Walk of Fame, shopping at our local shops and boutiques, and attend the rodeo-centric events occurring all week leading up to the Cowboy Capital of the World Pro Rodeo from September 22–24!

Larry Joe Taylor’s Annual Rhymes & Vines Texas Music Festival

What’s better than live music from Texas artists and a World Champion Jalapeño Popper Cook-Off? Let us know when you find out, because we can’t think of a better way to spend the weekend right outside of Stephenville! Join us at Melody Mountain Ranch for Larry Joe Taylor’s 18th Annual Rhymes & Vines Texas Music Festival taking place September 27–30, 2023.

Hard Eight BBQ

Indulge in savory BBQ served straight from the pit at Hard Eight BBQ in Stephenville, Texas. Family-owned and operated since 2003, experience an authentic Texas-style meal with southern hospitality and a fun atmosphere you’ll be drooling over.

The Gallery House – Keaton’s Lodge

Relax and unwind at the elegant Gallery House Bed & Breakfast! Built in 1895, this full-service, eclectic home is the ideal place for a getaway in Stephenville, Texas. The Gallery House has been restored with visions of hosting a unique experience for guests in each suite with private art collections, sculptures, and antiques. Located half a block from Tarleton State University and close to Historic Downtown, book a room and see for yourself why the Gallery House is a gem that’s “built to serve Stephenville with stellar hospitality.”

Veldhuizen Cheese Shoppe

Say Cheese! Veldhuizen Cheese Shoppe is a local family-owned farmstead that spans over four generations of working hands in the daily operations. Providing more than 20 various artisan raw milk cheeses, Veldhuizen Cheese Shoppe is the true definition of farm-to-table. Experience the behind-the-scenes cheese-making process with a tour from the team and shop their one-of-a-kind products. Can’t make a tour? Join the Veldhuizen Cheese Club for exclusive, tasty deals delivered to your door.

Stephenville Historical House Museum

We’re dreaming of a white and bright Christmas here in Stephenville, Texas! Visit us this winter and experience true Christmas spirit with family and friends through local events all holiday season such as ChristmasVille, Holly Jolly, and Light Up the Night!

Visit Stephenville and experience a true Texan culture with delicious food, great music, and welcoming hospitality for you and your family.

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