The Amarillo Farm & Ranch Show takes place every fall at the Amarillo Civic Center. The show features over 450 companies showcasing the latest agricultural equipment and the newest information through special presentations, workshops and seminars.
Nearly 30,000 attendees from the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles attend the show, along with visitors from New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas. Everyone from farmers to ranch workers to businessmen who deal with farming and everything that goes with it, make it a point to be in Amarillo for this show.
Even though the people in Amarillo like to throw a good party, they like to give back with equal enthusiasm. That's what the Center City Block Party is all about. Held every August, the event takes place in the downtown area of Amarillo.
Music is definitely in the air, as five stages feature 25 bands throughout the seven hour event. Food vendors and attractions consistently attract large crowds, and the festival atmosphere not only keeps everyone in a great mood, it also helps to raise funds for Center City. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.
The Greater Southwest Music Festival annually welcomes students from Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas. In recent years students from 60 schools in 40 cities have resulted in average entries of 64 choirs, 105 bands and orchestras, 18 show choirs and jazz bands and 1,250 solos and ensembles.
The Peddler Show visits Amarillo's Civic Center twice a year. Every early spring and late fall, the show arrives with a wide selection of decorative items for the home, as well as clothes, perfumes, candles and other specialty items.
In addition, there are some delicious food items for sale, like jalapeno peanut brittle and homemade jams and preserves. So get ready to shop 'til you drop at the Peddler Show, and bring your friends to enjoy a whole day of sights and sounds that make up one of Amarillo's favorite seasonal festivals.
The Tri-State Expo is held every year in Amarillo and it includes a fair and rodeo to raise money for scholarships and other forms of giving to the area's youth.
In keeping with its mission statement, the festival provides a wholesome, educational, cultural and recreational experience for area citizens by hosting the Tri-State Fair and Rodeo and other events to help strengthen the Amarillo economy. The event is held every fall, usually between late August to mid-September. Area youth are helped, fine animals and entertainment are showcased, and everybody wins with this Panhandle tradition that has been carried out since 1923.