Becker Vineyards Annual Grape Stomp, Plaza Classic Film Festival, Texas Ranch Roundup, and Hotter 'N Hell Hundred

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Inside the Plaza Theatre in El Paso  

Plaza Classic Film Festival

El Paso
Aug. 2-12

The 10-day celebration of classic film brings in about 40,000 people, including star power. In previous years Al Pacino, El Paso native Debbie Reynolds, Rita Moreno, and Richard Dreyfuss have all made an appearance.

Photo: courtesy El Paso Community Foundation/Plaza Classic Film Festival

Cowboys riding with American and Texas flags  

Texas Ranch Roundup

Wichita Falls
Aug. 17-18

The 38th annual event simulates events at the cattle roundups of the late 1800s and early 1900s, showcasing the hard work of true cowboys at 10 Texas ranches.

Photo: Michael Amador

Cyclists riding in a race  

Hotter ’N Hell Hundred

Wichita Falls
Aug. 23-26

The largest single-day 100-mile bicycle ride in the nation—and one of the largest in the world—grew out of efforts to find a special way for Wichita Falls to celebrate its 1982 centennial.

Photo: courtesy Hotter ’N Hell Hundred/ Richard Carter

Feet stomping grapes in a barrel  

Becker Vineyards Annual Grape Stomp

Aug. 25-26; Sept. 1-2

Toast the end of harvest season by making wine the old-fashioned way. The second weekend features a Lucy & The Italian Woman Contest, where attendees channel their inner Lucille Ball.

Photo: iStock

Patrons examine fresh peppers  

Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

Aug. 26

Whether you prefer your drops to be infused with serrano, habanero, or jalapeño, on the sweeter side, or slap-your-mama spicy, celebrate your love of the sauce.

Photo: Will van Overbeek

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