Bluff Dale residents are laboring in preparation for a few annual events on Labor Day weekend.
And you will not believe all that the tiny little town has in store - from arts and crafts and tasty eats to live music and a chance to mingle with old friends and make new ones.
On Saturday, Sept. 4, the quaint little town, nestled between Stephenville and Granbury on US Highway 377, will be abuzz with action as residents and area crafters peddle their wares at the sixth annual Bluff Dale Arts and Crafts Show. Stained glass, Chunky Monkey Jewelry, Ge-Bo's Jewelry, birdhouses, wood crafts, life-like dolls and an array of handcrafted goods will be available for purchase.
"The show just gets bigger and better every year," said Bluff Dale resident and show organizer Georgia Scott.
Scott reminds shoppers that the Bluff Dale Study and Garden Club will sell a slew of crafts "under the tent" to benefit the Bluff Dale Volunteer Fire Department, which relies on contributions to keep the truck rolling.
The crafters will be hard to miss as they set up shop along Highway 377 near the post office from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Scott promises that the goods and fellowship will offer "a fun day in the county."
Later that day, at 7 p.m., one of Erath County's historic sites, the Bluff Dale Tabernacle, will be alive with the sound of live music, which will pipe across the countryside until 10 p.m.
Then on Sunday, homecoming for all "Bluff Dalians," past and present, will start at 11 a.m. at the Tabernacle, which is located at the corner of Glenn and Holmes streets. Live music, an informational program about the town's historic suspension bridge and the sharing of timeless tales will reunite the community and those who once called Bluff Dale home. A pot luck lunch will follow, so don't forget to bring your prized dish. Homecoming registration begins at 10 a.m.