The small, historic town of Cleburne, Texas, offers all the joys of Southern living: delicious food, warm hospitality, fun events and much more. From shopping for antiques and eating a local cuisine to seeing a Shakespeare play and touring historic homes, you can do it all and more here. Cleburne’s charming character is undeniable from the moment you step foot in town. Find out what makes this town one of the most delightful destinations in Texas!
Antique Alley and Yard Sale
April 20-22, 2018
Every April, the Antique Alley Texas puts on the Antique Alley and Yard Sale that spans across several towns, for 25 miles, from Cleburne to Grandview. Started in 1999, the Antique Alley & Yard Sale is a treasure hunting adventure that involves numerous antique shows and yard sales that are held in farm fields, barns, schools, churches and nonprofits. Leave room in your luggage to collect all the unique items your heart desires. Whether you want to redecorate your home, restock your antique business, collect classic car parts or you just want to get a head start on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gifts, look no further than this festival.
Cleburne Shakespeare in the Park
June 8-9, 2018
For the fourth year in a row, Cleburne Shakespeare in the Park will be performing the bard’s most famous comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Winston Patrick McGregor Park. Bring your lawn chair, blanket and snacks and settle in for a fun night under the stars. Tickets purchased in advance start at $10 and $15 at the gate. Children and students can enjoy the performance for $5.
1628 West Henderson Road, Cleburne
Cleburne Wine and Art Festival
September 29, 2018
Wine and art go hand in hand at the annual Wine Festival. The popular event, held at the downtown Market Square, features wine from six Texas wineries, arts and crafts, food trucks, stunning art displays and live entertainment. Wine tastings include a glass and 10 tastings for $25 a person. All contributions will help the local animal shelter.
302 S. Main Street, Cleburne
Candlewalk Tour of Historic Homes
Usually held on the first Saturday in December each year, the Candlewalk Tour is a fun way to take in Cleburne around the holidays. This one-of-a-kind tour has been going on for 40 years, taking visitors into historical homes that are decked out from roof to lawn in Christmas decor. Homeowners are more than happy to share their creative decor and renovation ideas with you. Several local businesses also open their doors to ticket holders to participate in special activities, music and exhibits. Purchase your ticket ($12 in advance) at the Layland Museum or from the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce.
201 N. Caddo Street, Cleburne
Bus Depot Antiques and Marketplace
The art deco Bus Depot in downtown Cleburne is home to a variety of antique vendors. On the east side, a magnificent mural done by renowned local artist Stylle Read remembers the building’s past. Inside, more than 35 vendors sell a wide array of goods, including vintage decor, painted furniture, jewelry, and handmade items. They even make custom signs, so make sure to take home a souvenir to remember your wonderful time in Cleburne.
215 E. Henderson, Cleburne
Red Horse Antiques
Built between 1898 and 1904 to serve as a Montgomery Wards department store, this large building now houses Red Horse Antiques that offers a treasure trove of antiques. After hours of shopping, replenish at the Red Horse Cafe, which serves delicious home cooking.
216 E. Henderson, Cleburne
The Castle Collection
Looking for a bridal registry? Look no further than the Castle Collection. The registry service has been operating since 1974, selling hard-to-find items, clothing, jewelry and home goods. You can also pick out items for goodie bags, or make your own with decorative crafts to make your special day a memorable one for your family and friends.
137 S. Ridgeway, Cleburne
Hamilton General Store
Looking for unique furniture, household items or a creative class? Then, head to Hamilton General Store, a family-owned and-operated business with homegrown Southern charm. Sign up for painting classes, or just browse the store for seasonal items that match your style.
143 S. Ridgeway Drive, Cleburne
The Shabby Shack
At the trendy Shabby Shack, the Bicknell family has made sure you have a memorable experience shopping at their store. Selling various brands, the store has a bevy of goods, from adorable clothing to branded merchandise to seasonal gifts. Even if you don’t leave with a lot, you’ll have an amusing time checking out the wares.
1663 W. Henderson, Suite 5, Cleburne
Shades of purple create a soothing color palette at the Purple Turnip, a perfect spot for a date night. The menu’s dishes include Southwestern crab cakes, grilled chicken breast with portobello mushrooms and herb crusted tilapia. Don’t leave without trying the delicious Mississippi mud cake.
104 N. Pendell, Cleburne
Located in a saloon type building on S. Main Street, Heroes Café is the place to go for some chicken fried steak or a juicy burger with jalapeno cheddar sourdough. The restaurant is especially known for its mouthwatering buttermilk pie, so come hungry!
115 S. Main St. Cleburne
Fly by Night Cattle Company Steakhouse
Fly By Night restaurant offers a true Texas experience. Bill and Jennifer Craft own this ranch-turned-restaurant. Fly by Night serves great Southern food from family recipes in a setting filled with family relics and authentic Texas artifacts. Enjoy a cold brew or sip some wine on the porch as you watch the sunset.
2701 CR1125, Cleburne
Thai Garden Cafe
The authentic flavors of Thai cooking are brought to Texas at the family-run Thai Garden Cafe restaurant. At this local favorite, enjoy traditional, flavorful Thai noodles, curries and rice in a charming, simple setting.
504 S Main Street, Cleburne
Make your Cleburne stay memorable at The Liberty Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection® Member and an upscale historic downtown boutique hotel. The location is close to the town’s main attractions, including Layland Museum, Plaza Theatre Company, Gone with the Wind Remembered Museum and Songbird Live.
205 S. Caddo Street, Cleburne
Anglin Rose Bed & Breakfast
Travel back in time to 1892 when you a stay at the Victorian Anglin Rose Bed & Breakfast. Surrounded by centuries-old oak trees in the charming historic Cleburne, the fully restored B&B features three themed bedrooms that transport guests to the Old World. Relax with a good book on the quaint little balcony, overlooking the trees, or by the fireplace inside. Anglin Rose is also available for weddings and offers packages to make your dream wedding come true in a magical setting.
808 S. Anglin, Cleburne
River Rock Bed & Breakfast Cottages
Take a break from daily life and escape to the River Rock Bed & Breakfast, where serene cottages offer a respite from it all. Whether you are looking to spend the day hiking or biking the nearby Buffalo Creek trail, or just relaxing with a cup of coffee or browsing antique stores, everything is nearby when you stay at River Rock. The cottages can be rented for one or more nights, and the main part of the cottage can be rented for just the day.
206 West Dabney, Cleburne
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