From car shows to wine tastings, classical music to pet parades, Texans know how to celebrate summer. Nearly every city hosts a festival or celebration where you can find good food, drink and music. There’s a wide range of offerings, from family-friendly events with carnival rides to a classical music series drawing artists from all over the world. Here is a sampling of Texan summer festivals that are well worth the drive:
16th Annual Buda Country Fair and Wiener Dog Races: Sunday, Buda City Park, Buda. At this delightful and unique event, dachshunds race and people enjoy a cook-off, bake-off and washer tournament. A pet parade, kids’ games and musical entertainment are part of the fun. Free for kids younger than 12; all others $3. http://www.budalionsclub.com/
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