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Looking for a getaway with open skies, wildflowers, and friendly faces? Stephenville, Texas, is the destination for you. Conveniently located an hour southwest from the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Stephenville is the perfect location for a weekend getaway.

Bosque River Trail

Known as the ‘Cowboy Capital of the World’ you can live out your Western dreams right here in Central Texas. Need a cowboy hat? Boots? Get a custom-made hat at one of our local shops, and boots at any of our Western retailers. Our stores here in Stephenville have everything you need for the complete cowboy style you’ve dreamed of. Grab your boots and take a stroll downtown to see the Cowboy Capital Walk of Fame, attend a rodeo, and count the cows as you travel into the area. Come see for yourself how our community of Stephenville takes pride in having shaped the legacy of rodeo sports for decades past, and for what is to come.

Newton’s Saddlerack

Experience all the wonderful things Stephenville has to offer. Stay at an artsy, one-of-a-kind Bed and Breakfast. Find the perfect antique for your collection at our local flea market. Shop our locally owned boutiques for your next favorite outfit. Discover Texas-made and international wines in a sophisticated and cozy wine bar. Travel back in time at the Historical House Museum. Indulge in an elevated meal from the Cowboy Master Chef himself. Explore our town by biking along the Bosque River Trail. The fun doesn’t end there—as a pet friendly community, you can bring your beloved pets along for the trip, too!

Larry Joe Taylor’s Texas Music Festival

It’s almost Mountain Time… Stephenville has been home to one of the greatest and largest music festivals in the state for 34 years and counting. Come experience Larry Joe Taylor’s Texas Music Festival this April and see what Melody Mountain Ranch is all about. With six full days of hosting more than 50 musical acts on four different stages, this festival should be on every Texas music lover’s bucket list. Book your campsite and purchase your tickets now!

Moo-La Fest

Don’t just visit us in the spring—Stephenville is the place to be all year round. Kicking off the summer season, the City of Stephenville will host the 5th annual Moo-La Festival on June 1–3, 2023. Taking place on the first weekend of June, Moo-La Fest will be home to numerous activities to pay homage to our community’s rich dairy heritage. With tethered hot air balloon rides, live music, a top-notch carnival, food vendors, and much more, the Stephenville City Park is the place you will want to be.

Visit Stephenville, where you’ll be greeted in true Texas fashion this spring. We hope to see you soon.

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