Join us for the 2017 Terlingua Green Scene Festival!
The GREEN SCENE is our annual festival in the Terlingua Ghost Town in West Texas! Like-minded guests and community members come together to promote sustainability through education, demonstrations, art, and music! This event showcases the resourcefulness and creativity of the people in our region. We present a festival which espouses methods of sustainable and independent living. We encourage people to empower themselves by raising their own food, building with materials at hand, and supporting positive local programs. Join us for a day full of information, spectacular art, live music and general good time!
Previous festivals have included demonstrations on rainwater harvesting, organic gardening, gray-water irrigation, alternative building materials, solar power, land reclamation, and so much more! BYO Bottle To promote zero waste, the Green Scene will provide drinking water if you provide your own bottle. This is a GREEN event, no Styrofoam please! So for a good time and a true Terlingua experience, come to the Ghost Town this October 28, 2017. Events kick-off at the Terlingua Community Garden. The fun begins at 11AM and continues well into the starry night. Admission to the 2017 GREEN SCENE Festival is FREE, but a suggested donation of $5 is greatly appreciated! All proceeds from the Festival go directly to the Terlingua Community Garden, a subsidiary of the Big Bend Citizens Alliance, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The goal for this year is $5,000 to benefit our community Recycling program. Proceeds will be used to purchase and install a glass-crushing machine to recycle glass bottles in the Terlingua-Study Butte area.
Saturday, October 28, 2017 in the Terlingua Ghostown.
The 51st Annual Chili Cook-off will be held the first weekend in November 2017. For those who are unaware, there are actually two different cook-offs held on the same weekend. The Frank X. Tolbert Cook-off, or the “one behind the store” as it’s often referred to is scheduled for November 1-4, 2017 in Terlingua. The other cook-off better known as the CASI cook-off which is located at Rancho CASI del los Chisos (just down the road a piece from the Terlingua Ghostown) is scheduled for the same dates, but gates open as early as October 30, 2017. Cost to get in the gate is $40.00 per person for all 4 days. Come on down and check out some of the best chili in the world! For more information on each event, check out their websites. We will see you there!
Come celebrate the holiday season at Marathon’s annual Fiesta De Noche Buena street fair. Experience a magical evening of small town charm as local shops will open for the evening with special art exhibits, unique merchandise, food, drinks and live music. Bring your kids to see Santa and come enjoy the holiday season and festivities!
Getting here can be half the fun, but not if you don’t plan well. Big Bend is one of the most remote areas of the lower 48 states.