The weekend is coming up with some great events taking place across the area. Make it a good one!

1. Texas Tax Free Weekend

Don’t miss out on savings Friday-Sunday for Texas’ Tax Free Weekend. Get all your kids’ supplies and other school needs at local stores like Barefoot, Bennett’s Office Supply, Dowell Ace Hardware, Factory Connection, Twisted J, HEB, the Tarleton Campus Store, PUNCHY’S and Saddle Rags. This law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes and that can save shoppers about eight percent. For more information visit the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce event page at

2. De Leon Peach & Melon Festival

Round up the family and make a trip to downtown De Leon for the 103rd annual Peach & Melon Festival continuing at 6 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday. The Talley Amusement Carnival will kick off Friday evening followed by a performance by Kenny Ortz. Saturday’s events will include the 5K Watermelon Crawl, gospel/bluegrass music, a seed spitting contest, 42 tournament, tractor pulls and the presentation of Miss De Leon. For more information on the event visit

3. Cowboy Capital Karate Championships

Come out and support local athletes at Stephenville Fudoshin Dojo’s Cowboy Capital Karate Championships taking place Saturday at City Hall at City Limits. More than 400 are expected to participate and the top athletes will go on to compete in the state championships in December. Sponsorships are available and for more information call 254-967-1165 or visit