January 2022

Smart Connected Community Celebration
Monday, Jan. 10, 1:00 pm – Town Hall

An exciting announcement about our community connectivity and the first such designation in Taylor County. Jointly sponsored by the Town of Buffalo Gap and the Buffalo Gap Chamber of Commerce in support of Taylor Telecom

Flea Market
Settlers Park, 100 Vine St.
Sat/Sun Jan 22/23

See “What do Do” page for details

February 2022

Open House for the Whole Community
Sunday, February 27, 4:00 -5:30 pm. The Barn at Cliff Spring, 917 CR 151.

This open house will help neighbor-meet-neighbor and share information about our community. Featuring an introduction by Mayor Perry, a keynote historical review by H.C. Zachry, an update on the Historic Village by Scott Clowdus, and a look at our school district by Superintendent Glean Teal.  Don’t miss it!

Please RSVP to info@BuffaloGapTX.com so we’ll have enough seating and refreshments.

Sponsored by the Buffalo Gap Chamber of Commerce for all area residents. See our Facebook page for more details!

Flea Market
Settlers Park, 100 Vine St.
Sat/Sun Feb 19/20

See “What to Do” page for details!  Produced by the Town of Buffalo Gap.

March 2022

Flea Market
Settlers Park, 100 Vine St.
Sat/Sun Mar 19/20

See “What to Do” page for details!  Produced by the Town of Buffalo Gap.

April 2022

Easter Egg Hunt & Lunch
Saturday, April 9, 11:00 am
Church of Christ, Buffalo Gap

Our annual Community Easter Egg Hunt is back!  Co-sponsored by the Buffalo Gap Church of Christ and the First Baptist Church of Buffalo Gap, the free event will begin with a “hunt” at 11:00 am, and a community blessing, games, and complimentary lunch following at 11:30.  Bring your own basket and get your photo taken with the Easter bunny. Happily brought to you by the Chamber of Commerce.

Meet-the-Candidate Forum
Sunday, April 10, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Presbyterian Encampment, Buffalo Gap

Meet the candidates for our challenged town aldermen / city council positions. Your Chamber will host a one-hour moderated Q&A with the incumbents and challengers for three open seats. Election is on May 7. Only residents within city limits of Buffalo Gap may vote in the election but all area residents are welcome to attend this forum. Sponsored by the Buffalo Gap Chamber of Commerce

Flea Market
Settlers Park, 100 Vine St.
Sat/Sun April 16/17

See “What to Do” page for details!  Produced by the Town of Buffalo Gap.

MAY 2022

Bluebonnet Festival
May 1, Refuge Ranch

This festival brings together the community to celebrate life, legacy and relationships. Honoring Mabel Reynolds, a 104-year-old previous resident who planted the first bluebonnet seeds at Refuge Ranch in the 1950s, then began introducing seeds throughout the Buffalo Gap Cemetery over many decades. Today, thousands of bluebonnets cover both areas for people to admire God’s creation. Enjoy old-fashioned fun with activities, games, music, and food. RSVP

Flea Market
Settlers Park, 100 Vine St.
Sat/Sun May 21/22

See “What to Do” page for details!  Produced by the Town of Buffalo Gap.

June 2022

Adventure Run Benefitting Camp Able
June 4, 2022
Sponsored by Adventure Run

Victory Celebration
Saturday, June 4
11:00 – 4:30 pm
Old Settlers Grounds, Buffalo Gap

A family-friendly community “street dance” in the park to help welcome the victors of the Adventure Run.

Chamber Membership Meeting
Thursday, June 16
7:30 am
Buffalo Gap Historic Village
For Chamber members or those interested in membership.  Come learn how to support your community and get benefits in return!

Flea Market
Settlers Park, 100 Vine St.
Sat/Sun June 18/19

See “What to Do” page for details!  Produced by the Town of Buffalo Gap.

July 2022

Fourth of July Parade
Monday, July 4, 9:00 am

Don’t just come SEE a parade — come BE the parade!  Decorate your golf cart, four-wheeler, little-red-wagon, horse-and-buggy, bicycle, baby stroller, Fido, your in-laws, and / or the kids!  Trophies for Best Float, Best Vehicle, Best Adult Costume, Best Kid Costume, and Best Dressed Pet.  Fellowship, family, and fun!  No entry fee.  Entrants gather at the Church of Christ at 8:30 – parade route will go behind the elementary school and end at Old Settlers’ Reunion.  Sponsored by the Buffalo Gap Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Buffalo Gap.

Star Party
Saturday, July 30

Abilene State Park
9:00 – 11:00 pm

Join the Big Country Master Naturalists for a night of stargazing.
Please check the weather and the Park’s official Facebook page before coming out for the event.

Meet at the soccer field across from the swimming pool. Red lights only, please, so as not to interfere with the night vision of other guests.

Entrance fees will be waived for this event.

Tour de Gap

Old Settlers’ Reunion Grounds
Saturday/Sunday, July 23/24

The 39th edition of this Classic Midsummer Texas Ride will once again take place in Buffalo Gap. Sponsored by Tour de Gap and benefitting Big Brothers Big Sister Lone Star Abilene. Website for all details: Tour de Gap – A Texas premiere cycling event of the summer. In Buffalo Gap, Texas – near Abilene

Flea Market
Settlers Park, 100 Vine St.
Sat/Sun July 16/17

See “What to Do” page for details!  Produced by the Town of Buffalo Gap.

AUGUST 2022

Lake Hike
Abilene State
Saturday, August 6
9:00 am

On the first Saturday of each month, join the Big Country Master Naturalists at Abilene State Park for a 5-mile hike around Lake Abilene.  You will need to obtain an entrance permit at the park headquarters. We will meet at the first parking lot by the lake entrance. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for the weather, and bring plenty of water.

Flea Market
Settlers Park, 100 Vine St.
Sat/Sun Aug 20/21

See “What to Do” page for details!  Produced by the Town of Buffalo Gap.

Star Party
Saturday, August 27
Abilene State Park
8:30-10:30 pm

Join the Big Country Master Naturalists for a night of stargazing.

Please check the weather and the Park’s official Facebook page before coming out for the event.

Meet at the soccer field across from the swimming pool. Red lights only, please, so as not to interfere with the night vision of other guests.

Entrance fees will be waived for this event.

SEPTEMBER 2022

Lake Hike
Abilene State
Saturday, September 3
9:00 am

On the first Saturday of each month, join the Big Country Master Naturalists at Abilene State Park for a 5-mile hike around Lake Abilene.  You will need to obtain an entrance permit at the park headquarters. We will meet at the first parking lot by the lake entrance. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for the weather, and bring plenty of water.

Flea Market
Settlers Park, 100 Vine St.
Sat/Sun Sept 17/18

See “What to Do” page for details!  Produced by the Town of Buffalo Gap.

Star Party
Saturday, September 24
Abilene State Park
8:00-10:00 pm
Join the Big Country Master Naturalists for a night of stargazing.

Please check the weather and the Park’s official Facebook page before coming out for the event.

Meet at the soccer field across from the swimming pool. Red lights only, please, so as not to interfere with the night vision of other guests.

Entrance fees will be waived for this event.

OCTOBER 2022

Lake Hike
Abilene State
Saturday, October 1
9:00 am

On the first Saturday of each month, join the Big Country Master Naturalists at Abilene State Park for a 5-mile hike around Lake Abilene.  You will need to obtain an entrance permit at the park headquarters. We will meet at the first parking lot by the lake entrance. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for the weather, and bring plenty of water.

Scarecrow Festival
Buffalo Gap History Center
October 22 – November 5
Free to the public on Saturday, October 22
(Free all the time to residents in the 79508 zip code)

The 3rd annual Scarecrow Festival features artwork by local students. Opening Day (October 22) is free to the public and includes games, activities, food, and fun for all. Sponsored by the Buffalo Gap Historic Village in partnership with the Center for Contemporary Arts at the Taylor County History Center.

Flea Market
Settlers Park, 100 Vine St.
Sat/Sun Oct 15/16

See “What to Do” page for details!  Produced by the Town of Buffalo Gap.

Star Party
Saturday, October 22
Abilene State Park
7:30-9:00 pm
Join the Big Country Master Naturalists for a night of stargazing.

Please check the weather and the Park’s official Facebook page before coming out for the event.

Meet at the soccer field across from the swimming pool. Red lights only, please, so as not to interfere with the night vision of other guests.

Entrance fees will be waived for this event.

November 2022

Lake Hike
Abilene State
Saturday, November 5
9:00 am

On the first Saturday of each month, join the Big Country Master Naturalists at Abilene State Park for a 5-mile hike around Lake Abilene.  You will need to obtain an entrance permit at the park headquarters. We will meet at the first parking lot by the lake entrance. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for the weather, and bring plenty of water.

Preservation & Progress
Dinner with Kelli & Bob Phillips
Thursday, November 17
The Barn at Cliff Spring

Details to come soon, but mark your calendars now. You won’t want to miss this one!

Star Party
Saturday, November 19

Abilene State Park
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Join the Big Country Master Naturalists for a night of stargazing.

Please check the weather and the Park’s official Facebook page before coming out for the event.
Meet at the soccer field across from the swimming pool. Red lights only, please, so as not to interfere with the night vision of other guests.Entrance fees will be waived for this event.

Flea Market
Settlers Park, 100 Vine St.
Sat/Sun Nov 19/20

See “What to Do” page for details!  Produced by the Town of Buffalo Gap.

Tree-Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, November 26

Ushering in Santa! Held at the Buffalo Gap Elementary School. Sponsored by the Buffalo Gap Chamber of Commerce.

December 2022

Fa La La in the Forest
Abilene State Park
Saturday, Dec. 10, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Sponsored by the Abilene State Park and the Buffalo Gap Chamber of Commerce.

Flea Market
Settlers Park, 100 Vine St.
Sat/Sun Dec 17/18

See “What to Do” page for details!  Produced by the Town of Buffalo Gap.

Star Party
Saturday, December 17
Abilene State Park
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Join the Big Country Master Naturalists for a night of stargazing.

Please check the weather and the Park’s official Facebook page before coming out for the event.

Meet at the soccer field across from the swimming pool. Red lights only, please, so as not to interfere with the night vision of other guests.

Entrance fees will be waived for this event.