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Trans Pecos Festival of Music & Love

Trans Pecos is magic, and it happens once a year: a gathering of friends, music, art, camping, sandlot baseball and a night sky full of stars in Marfa, Texas. The festival leaves you plenty of time to explore Marfa and the surrounding high desert. Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!
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802 S Highland Ave, Marfa, TX 79843, USA
Every September, El Cosmico puts on an exuberant 3-day celebration of music, love, freedom, and everything else kick-ass West Texas. Bring your own tent, rent one of El Cosmico's safari tents, book a yurt, or go extra glam with one of their decked...
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9207 TX-17, Toyahvale, TX 79786, USA
Did you know that the world's largest spring fed swimming pool is located in the high desert in West Texas? I'd heard of Balmorhea on a previous visit to Marfa, so when the weather got relentless this time, I drove north, in search of cold water...
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213 S Dean St, Marfa, TX 79843, USA
Marfa is a place of outstanding artists and makers. One of them–no doubt–is Ginger Griffice. I've known Ginger since meeting her at Trans Pecos last year and I've been a frequent shopper at her Marfa Brands Store, where she sells her soaps, fun...
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2701 US-90, Alpine, TX 79830, USA
Big Bend Saddlery is the real deal–Cowboys shop here for saddles, ropes, buckles, cast-iron cookware, chaps, knives, jackets, and of course, HATS. Wide or narrow rim size, rim bend up, down or flat, top of the hat flat, top of the hat round,...
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105 S Highland Ave, Marfa, TX 79843, USA
One of my most favorite recent additions to Marfa is the stunning and thoughtfully designed Hotel St. George. The new structure, owned by a longtime Marfa resident, occupies the same location as its historic namesake which shut down in 1929.

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103 North Nevill Street Box 1106 Showroom is Open by Appointment, Marfa, TX 79843, USA
It's easy to miss Garza Marfa's showroom on a brief visit, because it is located a few blocks off the beaten path. Usually open by appointment (call (432) 729-1946 or email info@garzamarfa.com), and sometimes–in typical Marfa fashion–just randomly...