This weekend in Texoma is filled with a lot of family activities. A rodeo is in Bonham and a circus is in Denison. There is also a quilt hop, moth mysteries event and and an animal tracking program taking place at an area park this weekend. All five events are guaranteed to bring the family together.
1. Blazing saddles
The 62nd installment of the Kueckelhan Ranch Rodeo will be held in Bonham. Last year, the rodeo included pony rides, a mechanical bull and carnival-like fare. The rodeo will be held all day Friday and Saturday at 7036 N. State Highway 78 in Bonham.
2. Quilted history
The eighth Bonham quilt hop will be starting in Honey Grove Saturday. In Bonham, the hop will be from 1-4:30 p.m. with a reception following at the Sam Rayburn Library from 5-6:30 p.m. On July 29, the quilt hop will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be at least 300 quilts at the quilt hop. To get a list of hop locations, visit the Bonham Visitor Center at 327 N. Main Street in Bonham.
3. National Moth Month
Eisenhower State Park, 50 Road 20, Denison, is celebrating national moth week with a moth mysteries program from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Friday. First, the group will learn a bit about these fascinating nocturnal critters, and then attract local moths using bright lights and sweet bait. Bring a bright flashlight and bug spray and meet at Cedar Hollow Amphitheater. This event is subject to cancellation due to weather. All programs are free with paid park admission, which is $5 per person 13 years of age and older. For more information, call 903-465-1956.
4. Prepare to be amazed
The Garden Bros Circus will be at Texoma Livestock and Expo Arena, 499 RC Vaughan Rd. in Denison, on July 29. There will be shows at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The circus will be open from 1:30-9 p.m. The Garden Bros Circus recently celebrated 100 years of entertaining families throughout North America. There will be elephants, motorcycle madness, Chinese acrobatic artists, the human slingshot, racing camels, comedy with circus clowns, daring aerialists and cirque artists. The first 100 adult tickets sold online are only $9.95 at www.GardenBrosCircus.com.
5. Catch those critters
You may not actually see wildlife walking around outside, but they leave clues all around. “Tracks, Scat, and What’s That?” will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bonham State Park, 1363 State Park 24, in Bonham. Learn how to spot these clues with a Master Naturalist and make your own plaster cast of a track. Meet by the headquarters building at the flagpole., though this event is subject to cancellation due to weather. For more information, call 903-583-5022. The event is free with paid park entry.