Two North Texas towns will be celebrating their foundings this weekend. Both Howe Founder’s Day and Bonham Heritage Day will be held Saturday in each city’s downtown area. Also this weekend, people can take the time to learn how to use their phones to take nature photos. Country music legends, Big and Rich will be performing at Choctaw Casino and then on Sunday, state historic sites will host free days. Here are five events for this weekend in Texoma.
1. 32nd Founder’s Day Festival
Howe’s annual Founders Day day event will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in downtown Howe. Vendors can register online at no charge at http://howechamber.com/2017/11/founders-day/. Performances will be by Tommy Katona and Texas Flood and Bent Creek. There will also be a kid train, bingo, wine tasting, vendors, lawnmower races, games and more. For more information, visit the Facebook page Howe Area Chamber of Commerce.
2. Heritage Day
Reenactments of the Wild West, Car and Truck show, Tractor Pull, and many vendors will be stationed in downtown Bonham on Saturday. The town’s 12th annual Heritage Day celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. There will be dancing, musical performances and an awards ceremony. For more information, visit visitbonham.com.
3. Nature photography
A cellphone photography class at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge in Sherman will be held Saturday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The refuge is located at 6465 Refuge Road, Sherman. Learn how to use the time-lapse, slow motion, video, square, and panoramic cellphone features. This is a free class and no reservations are required. Please download the app “Snapseed” on your phone prior to the class. For more information, call the refuge at 903-786-2826.
4. Big Kenny and John Rich
Country music duo Big and Rich will be in Texoma this weekend. Performing Saturday at Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, Oklahoma, the pair will take the stage at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are still available for the show. For more information, call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.
5. Free day
Sunday is the Texas Historic Sites Free Day. Visit area historic sites for free. Eisenhower Birthplace will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 609 S. Lamar Ave., Denison. Tours begin at the top of each hour. The last tour is at 4 p.m. For more information, please call 903-465-8908. Visit Sam Rayburn State Historic Site between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday and see Rayburn’s Cadillac and the home he built in Bonham.