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Having celebrated its 45th year in September of 2014, this annual juried arts festival draws artists from far and wide to display their works on the first weekend after Labor Day. Including a Friday night "preview party" and two days of art, live entertainment, festival food and a KinderFest area for kids, SeptemberFest has become the premier arts festival for West Texas and Eastern New Mexico.


Celebrate the birthday of the Museum of the Southwest by traveling back in time to the year the Museum was born—groovalicious 1966! Imagine Midland’s favorite art festival inspired by the music, fashion, slang and . . . all the great television shows that were a part of that decade. Are you feeling it? SeptemberFest 2016: Technicolor Flashback will take place September 9, 10 and 11 on the grounds of the Museum.

 This year’s SeptemberFest weekend is made possible by the generosity of Mrs. Lissa Noël Wagner.

SeptemberFest 2016 Weekend Schedule

Friday, September 9:
Preview Party, 7-11pm
Tickets available at gate; cash or check only.

Saturday, September 10:

Artist booths open 10 am - 6 pm

Sunday, September 11:
Artist booths open noon - 5 pm

SeptemberFest General Admission:
-$5 for ages 12 and up
-$3 for ages 3-11
-Free for ages 2 and under
-Seniors and active military personnel receive kids' rates

Weekend Activities

- Entrance to the Durham Children’s Museum,Blakemore Planetarium and the newly-reopened Turner Memorial Art Museum
- Digistar 5 dome shows in dynamic 3D
- Crafts for kids
- Artist booths
- Live music and entertainment
- Magic shows
- Jumpers for kids*
- Petting Zoo*
- Food truck court*
- Beer booths*

*Tickets available for purchase to enjoy these activities


Entertainment Schedule

10:30 am | Aloha O Hawaii, Polynesian Dance (ShowMobile)
11 am | Dome Show in 3D (Blakemore Planetarium Dome)*
11 am | Classic Cloggers, Clogging (ShowMobile)
11:30 am | Ernesto Calderon, Acoustic Rock (Acoustic Stage)
noon | MAGIC SHOW (Blakemore Planetarium Dome)*
12:30 pm | 3OG, Classic Rock/70s (ShowMobile)
1 pm | Dome Show in 3D (Blakemore Planetarium Dome)*
1:30 pm | Sara Rachel, Contemporary/Country (Acoustic Stage)
2 pm | MAGIC SHOW (Blakemore Planetarium Dome)*
2:30 pm | Georgia + Nate, Southern Rock (ShowMobile)
3 pm | Dome Show in 3D (Blakemore Planetarium Dome)*
3:30 pm | Adam Rivera, Piano Rock (Acoustic Stage)
4:30 pm | Grindstone, Rock/Alternative (ShowMobile)

12:30 pm | Alberto Madrid, Finger-Style Guitar (Acoustic Stage)
1 pm | MAGIC SHOW (Blakemore Planetarium Dome)*
1:30 pm | 158 Breakdown, Hits from the Past (ShowMobile)
2 pm | Dome Show in 3D (Blakemore Planetarium Dome)*
2:30 pm | S&S, Country/Blues (Acoustic Stage)
3 pm | MAGIC SHOW (Blakemore Planetarium Dome)*
3:30 pm | True-Lite Choir (ShowMobile)

*Space for Magic Shows and Dome Shows is limited.


Volunteers make SeptemberFest possible. Want to lend a hand? Contact Kristen Wagstrom at 432.683.2882 x 316 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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