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Texas Festivals and Events in August

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August marks the end of summer and, of course, towns across the Lone Star State aren't about to let summer slip away without a few big festivals and events. From fishing tournaments to music festivals, Texas has an event for everyone in August.

1. Texas International Fishing Tournament

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Held in the waters around Port Isabel and South Padre Island, the Texas International Fishing Tournament is the largest salt water fishing tournament in Texas. The tournament has bay, offshore and fly fishing divisions and draws around 1,200 participants annually.

2. Main Street Stroll

Held in downtown Round Rock the second Sunday of every month, the Main Street Stroll is a free, family-oriented event featuring artists, musicians and street performers.

3. Navasota Blues Festival

Held at the Grimes County Fairgrounds, Navasota's annual Blues Festival features local, regional and international performers.

4. North Texas State Fair

Held in Denton on an annual basis for over seven decades, the North Texas State Fair features a rodeo, live music, games, carnival, barbecue cook-off and more.

5. Hotter 'n Hell 100

Attracting over 11,000 cyclists from across the country, the Hotter 'n Hell 100 is one of the most popular 100-mile cycle events in the nation.

6. Texas Legends Billfish Tournament

With hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line, the Texas Legends Billfish Tournament has no problem drawing a crowd. Anglers may leave out of any Texas port. Weigh-in is at Robert's Point Park in Port Aransas.

7. Harvest Wine Trail

With 22 participating Hill Country wineries, the Harvest Wine Trail offers a variety of special events, tastings, tours and entertainment.

8. Austin Ice Cream Festival

Held at Waterloo Park, the Austin Ice Cream Festival is a great way to cool off from the summer heat. The festival itself includes games, activities, live entertainment and, of course, ice cream.

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