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Here Are the Places and Events That Makes Cleburne so Charming

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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 19-21, 2019

  • 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 7-8, 2019

  • For the fourth year in a row, Cleburne Shakespeare in the Park will be performing the most famous, “Romeo & Juliet” 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 28, 2019

  • Wine and art go hand in hand at the annual Wine Festival. The popular event, held in downtown Cleburne, 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

December 7, 2019

  • 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


Purple Turnip

  • 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

Heroes Café

  • 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


Liberty Hotel

And don’t forget to tell us what fun and friendly places you discover when you visit by tagging your social posts with the hashtag #CleburneCharm!

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