September 28, 2017


September 28 – 30….The Panhandle South Plains Fair
- Now a century old, the South Plains Fair is one of Lubbock’s greatest annual gems. New events and features continue to be added to the fair each year. The new midway rides are bigger and faster each year. There is so much to enjoy such as the agricultural exhibits, The Children’s Petting Barnyard, all the vendors in the Commercial buildings, the concerts and variety of shows. There is something for everyone! Throughout the Fair’s past and present, there exists an air of fun and nostalgia that can be equaled in few other places. Generations of people have grown up with the South Plains Fair—a showcase of diversity by day, and a luminous, sparkling array of brilliance by night! Everyone looks forward to the mouth-watering selection of yummy treats at the Panhandle-South Plains Fair! From cotton candy to cheese-on-a-stick, from funnel cakes to turkey legs, from corn dogs to candied apples, you can find something for every taste and then some! Admission: Adults, 13 and over: $10.00, Youth, ages 2 – 12: $5.00, Kids, ages 1 and under: Free, Parking: $5.00 per car. The Panhandle-South Plains Fairgrounds are located at 105 East Broadway in Lubbock, Texas. Parking is available in several lots near the Fairgrounds.

Hours of operation:
Sunday – Thursday: 8am – 11pm
Friday: 8am – Midnight
Saturday: 8am – Midnight.

Carnival hours of operation:
Monday – Thursday: 3pm – 11pm
Friday: 3pm – Midnight
Saturday: 11am – Midnight


September 29….5th Friday Slaton on the Square in downtown Slaton
- Bring your family and come out to shop, eat, and experience art and more on the downtown square in Slaton, Texas. Be prepared for a fun evening and a surprise or two! AROUND THE SQUARE: come see the art and gifts at Multiplicity Art Gallery, check out the shakes at Tiger Nutrition, the quilts and quilting supplies at Quilts-n-More, the goodies at the Slaton Bakery, model trains in action at Slaton’s Model Train Studio, Texas Tech artists at In-Between Art Gallery, the fashions at Never Naked Boutique, the antiques and Slaton history at the Antique Mall and Museum! Plus sidewalk vendors will be selling handmade items. At Multiplicity Art Gallery, local musician, Chris Avila, will be serenading us with songs on his acoustic guitar. Artists Jennifer Greer, Carol Koenig, Christena Stephens, Yvonne Greene, Wayne Greene, Judy Robertson, Donna Rose, Willa Finley, Tom Hicks, Jerry Thompson, Roger Holmes, Marsha Davis, Susan Sheets, June Musick, and Kathryn Thomas always have something new to show you! "flip side at Multiplicity" has new furniture by Rachel Avila! Merchants open: Multiplicity Art Gallery, In Between Art Gallery, Quilts-n-More, Antique Mall and Museum, Slaton Model Railroad Studio, Slaton Bakery, Tiger Nutrition, Never Naked Boutique, Li’l Tiger Day Care, and the Harvey House. NEW THIS MONTH: a continual miniature train ride connecting the Square to the Harvey House! Lubbock Food Truck Alliance will be bringing their trucks once again for us! NEW THIS MONTH: a continual miniature train ride connecting the Square to the Harvey House! Square in downtown Slaton; 6 – 9 p.m.


September 30….Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market - Looking for the best in local produce, handmade and artisan products? If the answer is YES...then visit the Downtown Farmers Market each Saturday at 19th and Buddy Holly Ave from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a taste of downtown Lubbock, and the finest in local produce, meat, dairy, cheese. baked goods and arts. The full 2017 market season will be every through October 28th from 9 a.m. until vendors sell out. For more information, visit We look forward to seeing you every Saturday at the Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market at 19th Street & Buddy Holly Ave.

September 30….A History of Comics with Rob Weiner
- The history of comics is fraught with historical controversy. For nearly a century comics gained little respect both with the general public and in academic circles. Comics were once thought of as the worst literary form of trash that could turn one’s brain into mush (especially young children). In fact, during the 1950s comics were thought to corrupt the youth of America so much so that the Senate held hearings on the evils and dangers of comics. However, the past thirty years have seen the status of comics - also known as sequential art - rise. There are now comics for nearly ever topic imaginable from the superhero stories to historical and scientific textbooks done in the format. The rise of Comics Studies in Universities is one of example of comics finally being given their due as cultural artifacts. This presentation will briefly cover some of the important moments in the history of comics and look at the art and artists associated. This event is free to the public. Join LHUCA for coffee and donuts! LHUCA, 511 Avenue K; 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Community Spotlight:
At'l Do Farms Corn Maize Gives Tribute to Cotton

September 16, 2017 – November 11….At’l Do Farms Corn MaizeJoin the Simpson family for their 17th season at the Corn Maize. Admission is $10 and children 4 and under are free. With Military or College ID – $2 off, Senior Citizen – $2 off. Admission includes Hayride to Pumpkin Patch before sunset, Hayride to Pumpkin Hollow after sunset, Cow Train, Corn Cannon (3 shots) and Barnyard. The regular maze can be a little overwhelming so we have created a special trail (Fairy Tale Trail) through the corn for families with younger kids. Along the journey you will be reading story boards of “The 3 Little Racing Pigs”. It will be a fun adventure! The Windmill Grill & Bakery will be open and serving up Maze favorites. Other activities offered are Campfires – $30 (Call for reservation – 763-5594) and Horse rides– $5 (Saturday & Sunday until dusk). The Maize will be open Halloween night 6-10 p.m. Last ticket sold at 9 p.m.– grounds close at 10 p.m. For more info visit At'l Do Farms, 6323 FM1294;

Hours of Operation:

Closed Mondays, Tuesday – Friday: 6 – 9 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday: 2 – 9 p.m.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

October 7….Creative Learners Reading Fair
October 7....The Roundtable presents: Sheriff Kelly Rowe
October 7….Pride of West Texas Show Chorus
October 8….“Real Life Inspiration for Downton Abbey”
October 12….Presidential Lecture & Performance Series
October 13….New Neighbors Club Luncheon
October 14....Bubblefest 2017 at Science Spectrum

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