Marathon Quilt and Craft Show

Marathon Quilt and Craft Show

The Marathon Quilt and Craft Show is a long-running, free event held one Saturday each year at the Community Center in Marathon, usually in September.

GETTING HERE

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.

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New Moon Nights in Marathon

New Moon Nights in Marathon

Come to Big Bend for great night skies! Marathon’s New Moon Fest celebrates dark starry nights with educational talks, star parties, tacos, music, and more!

Marathon’s “WestFest” is the Best Fest!

Marathon’s “WestFest” is the Best Fest!

It’s a casual atmosphere of fun and food at West Fest every year where cabrito rules but there are also brisket, ribs, salsa and dessert competitions plus so much more.

Marathon does Christmas the right way

Marathon does Christmas the right way

If you’re in the Big Bend during the holidays, be sure to check out Marathon. It’s a little town off Hwy 90 that knows how to have big fun during Christmastime.

MARATHON HISTORY

MARATHON HISTORY

Brief History of Marathon Texas
Marathon  is located in a broad basin between the Glass Mountains to the north and the Del Norte-Santiago range to the south. This area is a transition zone between the higher mountain grasslands and the thorny chaparral of the Chihuahuan Desert, as well as a remarkable fusion of “old” and “new” mountains.

Marathon

Marathon

Marathon was established with the coming of the railroad in 1882. However, the establishment of Big Bend National Park made Marathon the closest gateway town to the Park, and a jumping off point for Park visitors.