What's Shivaree?

Shivaree is an annual summer festival in Gatesville, Spur Capital of Texas.

During the day there will be entertainment for the kids, market vendors, a jeep show, IBCA barbeque cookoff, and the Miss Shivaree pageant.  Shivaree will culminate with Roger Creager LIVE with a street dance on the square in Gatesville. 

Come out with the whole family for fun in Gatesville!

May 31st

12 noon
  IBCA BBQ Cookoff Check-in begins
7:00 PM
  IBCA BBQ Cookoff Cooks Meeting
7:30 PM
  IBCA BBQ Cookoff Bloody Mary Judging

June 1st

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Color the Shivaree Color Run
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  Kids Activities and Market Kick off
9:00 AM
  Weenie Dog Race Registration Opens
10:00 AM
Weenie Dog Race
12:00 PM
  Shivaree Savage Jeeps Judging
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Miss Shivaree Pageant
5:00 PM
  IBCA BBQ Cookoff Winners Announced
6:00 PM
  Miss Shivaree Pageant Winners Announced
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  Concert and Dance featuring:
    Shivaree Star
    Roger Creager

Shivaree Activity Map

Click here to download a PDF Map to find your way around to Shivaree Activities

Presenting the 2019 Shivaree T-shirt!

Available in youth and adult sizes starting at $20/each.  Buy at The Cotton Belt Depot Visitors Center or at Shivaree on May 31st - June 1st.


Travel, Dining, & Lodging

Event Venue Details

Gatesville Shivaree 2019 takes place throughout downtown Gatesville: all around the City Square (centerpiece is the historic Coryell County Courthouse,) Raby Park, and Faunt LeRoy Park. Join hundreds of attendees at one of the best Summer Festival venues in Central Texas!


Presented by

Gatesville Chamber of Commerce, 2307 S. Hwy 36, Gatesville TX 76528



(254) 865-2617