Calendar of Events

Cooking

February 2023

Feb 4
9:00a
End Date

Cowboy Coffee

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger to learn how cowboys would brew coffee on the range rounding up longhorns, and try it for yourself!
Feb 4
10:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot

Tyler State Park
Connections to the past through cooking.
Feb 4
11:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Class

Eisenhower State Park
Sit around the campfire with us and learn about the rich history and many uses of the Dutch Oven. Live cooking demonstration and taste testing of a main course dish using a Dutch Oven. Registration required.
Feb 11
2:00p
End Date

Tea for Texas

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Do you love tea? Want to try something new? Get a taste for wild valley tea from native plants!
Feb 18
9:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven 101

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Dutch Oven Cooking - Mouthwatering meals made here! Reservations required to participate.
Feb 18
10:00a
End Date

Smokehouse Secrets

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Discover how to preserve meat before refrigeration.
Feb 18
11:00a
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking Class

Eisenhower State Park
Sit around the campfire with us and learn about the rich history of the Dutch Oven. Live cooking demonstration and taste testing of a delicious dessert dish.
Feb 18
1:00p
End Date

Dutch Oven 101

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Dutch Oven Cooking - Mouthwatering meals made here! Reservations required to participate.
Feb 18
2:00p
End Date

Steeped in Legacy

Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park
Celebrate the phenomenal Texas Ebony tree with fresh Ebony Cowboy Coffee and fireside tales.

March 2023

Mar 4
10:00a
End Date

Cowboy Coffee

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger to learn how cowboys would brew coffee on the range, and try it for yourself!
Mar 11
9:00a
End Date

Pioneer and Settler Day!

Lake Livingston State Park
🎉 Join us for a frontier-themed day at the park. We will feature different programs starting at 9 am that cover how people lived and worked in the pioneer era.
Mar 12
10:00a
End Date

Cowboy Coffee

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger to learn how cowboys would brew coffee on the range, and try it for yourself!
Mar 15
2:00p
End Date

Dutch Oven Cooking

Copper Breaks State Park
Join a park ranger to learn basic skills of cooking with a Dutch oven.
Mar 18
2:00p
End Date

Art in the Park

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Calling all artist! Creativity takes courage. - Henri Matisse
Mar 25
8:30a
End Date

Dutch Oven 101

Cooper Lake State Park - Doctors Creek Unit
Cast iron cooking - cowboy classic! Reservations required to participate.
Mar 25
1:00p
End Date

Dutch Oven 101

Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit
Dutch Oven Cooking - Mouthwatering meals made here! Reservations required to participate.

April 2023

Apr 8
10:00a
End Date

Easter at the Farm

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Celebrate Easter at an early 20th-century German-Texan farm.
Apr 22
10:00a
End Date

Family Adventure Fest

Falcon State Park
🎉 Join us for a one-day event full of wild activities for everyone to enjoy here at the park. This year's event will offer outdoor activities for all ages focusing on different skills such as archery, kayaking, fishing, outdoor cooking, camping, hiking and much more!

May 2023

May 13
10:00a
End Date

A Day in the Life of a Cedar Chopper

Colorado Bend State Park
🎉 Take a tour of what tent life might have been like for the hard-working Cedar Choppers. Take time to enjoy some good Dutch oven recipes.

October 2023

Oct 21
10:00a
End Date

Harvest Heritage Festival 2023

Cedar Hill State Park
🎉 Come join us for our annual Harvest Heritage Festival here at Cedar Hill State Park!

November 2023

Nov 18
11:00a
End Date

100-Year Celebration Dutch Oven Cook-Off

Lake Tawakoni State Park
🎉 Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks with us and put your campfire culinary skills to the test!