2nd Annual "Merry Hometown Christmas" Parade, Concert, Chili Supper and Santa!

2nd Annual "Merry Hometown Christmas" Parade, Concert, Chili Supper and Santa!

The 2nd annual Chamber “Merry Hometown Christmas” event will take place on Friday, December 20, at Memorial Park & Pavilion downtown (weather permitting).   This year, the event will also feature a Christmas concert by the Tarleton State University Jazz Ensemble!  

The event kicks off with photos with Frosty & Rudolph from 5:00 to 6:00 at City Hall, followed by the Lighted Christmas Parade at 6:30, Chili Supper at 7:00, Photos with Santa following the parade, and Concert at 7:30. 

All groups from Strawn or the surrounding area are invited to participate.    Please contact the Chamber at 254-595-0197 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to volunteer.

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Trail Ride

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Trail Ride
Strawn Texas
November 8-9, 2013

Celebrating trails improvement at Palo Pinto Mountains State Park, located 4 miles north of I-20 and half-way between Fort Worth and Abilene.
Come on Friday evening for BBQ followed by an auction to support trails committee expenses and stay to ride Saturday morning on the new trails and other ranch roads. Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday; ride out at 9:00 a.m. Saturday. No other meals provided and bring a sack lunch for Saturday on the trail.
Primitive camping only (no hook-ups or pens), Plenty of parking under huge trees. Negative Coggins required and bring one or more items to auction. Funds raised will be used for equipment fuel, water, and ice for trails work.
Friday check-in will begin after 3:00 p.m. and Saturday check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. Cost for the event is $10.00. 
From I-20 exit to Highway 16 north to Strawn 
From US Hwy 180, travel south on Hwy 16 to Strawn
In Strawn take FM 2372 west. Park entrance is on the left, watch for TPWD sign. Trail Ride Signs will be posted.
Event sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and PPMSP personnel, Texas Equestrian Trail Riders Assn., Inc, North Texas Range Riders, Brazos Valley Hounds, and other trail clearing folks who have worked on the new trails.Please RSVP so we know how many we need to plan to feed on Friday by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 254-595-2119


Strawn vs. Gordon 2013!

Strawn Vs. Gordon!

At Strawn this Friday, September 27th.

Tailgate party starts at 6:30 pm.

The Bash on The Bricks Festival-Downtown Strawn April 27th.

April 27th, 2013!  Save this date.  There will be an arts & crafts fair by the City Hall, Antique Car show downtown, Hamburgers and Hot dogs sold at the pavilion.  This event is in conjuction with the Palo Pinto Historical Tour.  bash_on_the_bricks.pdf  For more information on the historical tour please see the following link:Palo Pinto County Historical Commission

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Star Gazing Party

Star Party!
Saturday April 6 beginning at 5 p.m. at Palo Pinto Mountains State Park

Bring your own telescope or use one of ours to explore the heavens and learn about nearby constellations.

This event is hosted by: Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas
Fort Worth Astronomical Society
Strawn Chamber of Commerce 
Palo Pinto Moutains State Park

Additional info contact John Ferguson at 254-210-3015

Directions: Exit I-20 at 361 exit, go north on Hwy 16 four miles, turn west on FM 2372 for two miles and then follow the signs.


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City of Strawn
P.O. Box 581
118 East Housley St.
Strawn, Texas 76475
phone: 254-672-5311