37th Annual Shivaree Festival

Kick off your summer with Gatesville's 37th Annual Shivaree Festival, June 4th and 5th at Faunt Le Roy Park. With Food, Challenges, Free Concerts, Kids Stop, Races and much more.... there's fun for the whole family!

The Festival starts at 6pm on Friday with the BBQ Competition!

Bring your tastebuds for this one! The BBQ Cookoff will take place on both days of the Shivaree Festival and your vote helps decide the winner. This event is sponsored by the Gatesville Fire Department and is sanctioned by the Lone Star BBQ Society

The Arts and Crafts Booths will be opened both days too! Enjoy a summer afternoon or evening strolling through the Artisan and Handmade goods. This is a great place to support local artists and to buy beautiful and unique gifts!

Your kids will love the Kids Stop Area which will feature fun games and crafts that they can do for FREE! There will also be a Petting Zoo and Pony Rides available (for a fee).

Friday Night wraps up with a FREE evening concert featuring Rayla Ray from 6-9 p.m.  ...But Saturday Morning starts a whole new day of Shivaree Activities!

First up is the Scamper. The Scamper is a 5K / 10K Run/Walk and Kids K Fun Run. The Races start at 7:30 am with the Kids K. The 5K Run/Walk starts at 7:45 am and the 10K Run/Walk begins at 8:00 am. The course take competitors through rolling terrain and neighborhood streets before returning to Faunt le Roy Park

Participants in the Kids K (.62 mile) must be ages 10 and under. Please, no pets or in-line skates. Finisher ribbons will be given to each child participating in the Kids K.

Registration is $25 May 27th thru race day. Race day registration begins at 6:30 am at the starting point. Need more info? Contact the Chamber at 254-865-2617

Dad will love the Car Show! Proudly sponsored by the Stanley Autogroup of Gatesville, the Car Show will be held at the Entrance to Fount Le Roy Park. All Classes and years welcomed and there is NO REGISTRATION FEE so bring your sweet ride down here! Vehicles will be registered between 8:30AM-10:30AM and judging will begin at 2:00PM. The top 15 cars in show are awarded along with special guest choice award. Dash Plaques and Koozies will be given away to participants. For details, please call Courtney Hobgood at 254-223-4001

Saturday also brings a slew of other fun events to Shivaree. There will be a Dodge Ball Tournament at 10 am, there will be a Military Exhibit and appearances throughout the event by the Cen-Tex Gunslingers.

Some of the other fun events and challenges that will occur during the Festival include a Horseshoe & Washer Tourney, a Talent Competition, a Frozen T-Shirt Contest, Mechanical Bull Challenge, Wiener Dog Races and Hot Dog & Watermelon Eating Challenges.  Wait till you see those Weiner Dog's go!!  

Shivaree winds down Saturday Night with a FREE Concert featuring The Chain Link Band & Pat Waters from 7 p.m. until 12 a.m. Plenty of time to do some dancin' under the stars!

Friday, June 4th   6 PM-9 PM

Saturday, June 5th 9 AM-5 PM / 7PM-12AM

The Shivaree Festival is hosted by the Gatesville Chamber of Commerce who are happy to provide community wide, low cost entertainment and fun.

June 4th & June 5th

Faunt Le Roy Park

Downtown Gatesville


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