This weekend in Texoma is all about celebrating the coming of fall. For many Texans, fall means football and this weekend will be filled with events that are unique to the fall, so check out some football games, take part in a festival, get a few nicely priced books or learn about hummingbirds or tennis.

1. Let’s get ready for some football

Whether you are a Bearcats fan or a Yellow Jackets fan, there is a home football game for you Friday. Both Sherman and Denison teams will be playing Friday and both games will be homecoming contests. Tailgating for the Yellow Jackets game will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Forest Park, 300 W. Crawford St. in Denison. The band, drill team and players will be there and then the game begins at 7 p.m. For the Bearcats fans, the game begins at 7:30 p.m. and will include a pregame band performance.

2. Arts and crafts

The 35th Sherman Arts Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Kidd-Key Lawn in Sherman. There will be musical acts and other live performances on multiple stages throughout the day, a huge kid’s alley, lots of food and beverage vendors, car show, arts, crafts, marketplace vendors, woodcarving, children’s and adult art shows, art history displays and more.

3. Books, books, and more books

The Friends of the Sherman Public Library will hold the fall book sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hope on Houston in conjunction with the Sherman Arts Fest. There will be a preview sale for friends members only from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. the night before the sale. Books range in price from 25 cents to $1. Contact the Sherman Public Library at 903-892-7240 for additional information.

4. Celebrating the smallest birds

Refuge Rocks: Hobnob with Hummingbirds will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, 6465 Refuge Rd. in Sherman. Some people call them flying jewels. They can hover and fly backwards. Hagerman will be seeing lots of Ruby-throated hummingbirds migrating south this fall. Registration is optional but helps have enough materials ready for each child who will attend. Please register each child at or by calling 903-786-2826. Parent or a responsible adult must accompany youngsters in the 4-7 age group, and are welcome to attend with children ages 8-12.

5. For the future kangaroos

Area children are invited to participate in Austin College’s ’Roo Bound program from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. This free Saturday morning program is an opportunity for children in kindergarten through 5th grade to spend fun, learning time with members of the Austin College community. This month’s program is titled, “Making a Racquet” and will be led by Austin College’s tennis team coach Ryan Dodd. To register or for more information, contact the Austin College Service Station at 903-813-2333 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays or email