The weekend is approaching along with some much cooler weather! So grab a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy these fun outdoor events.

1. Tarleton Homecoming Parade

Don’t miss the annual Tarleton Homecoming Parade kicking off at 10 a.m. Saturday and will begin at Harbin Dr. by Memorial Stadium, turn left on Washington St. and continue past the front of campus. This year’s theme is “Sharing Our Past, Celebrating Our Future,” and will feature floats, marching bands, horseback riders and vintage vehicles. The parade will be followed by several other Homecoming events and end with the Texans football game against Western Oregon at 6 p.m. 

2. Family Farm Day

Enjoy a free family event from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Veldhuizen Family Farm in Dublin. The Family Farm Day will feature classes and workshops, demonstrations, tours, hayrides, a petting zoo and more. Local vendors will also be on site selling and sampling products and food will be available for purchase. For more information call 254-968-3098.

3. Faith Fest Saturday

Be a part of a European heritage celebration at Faith Lutheran Church’s Faith Fest taking place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday at the church’s family center. The event will feature German food, a silent auction and fun for the whole family. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for ages four-10, and free for kids age three and under. For more information call 254-968-2710 or email Emily Lansmon at