Nocona is steep in heritage. From the thunderous hooves driving the Chisholm Trail to the Native Americans hunting their prey; Nocona has always been an entrepreneurial town. The leather goods industry hosted its first female-owned boot making business in the early 1900s and leather goods have been a great part of our history ever since. The only American-Made baseball glove factory can be found right here in Nocona, Texas.
Nocona has taken its past and turned it into a thriving, family friendly, fun loving atmosphere with social gatherings throughout the year. We are home to the Horton Classic Car Museum bringing in people to our small town for big events! We now are The Official Classic Car Capital of Texas. No wonder Nocona was listed as one of the “Top 5 Most Fun Small Towns in America” by Rand McNally.
Come To Nocona For a Day, A Weekend, Or a Lifetime.
#DiscoverNocona Events: (2020-2021)
7th Annual Wheels & Grills Cook-off
Wheels & Grills is a two-day, annual cook-off competition. Come camp, cook, and enjoy some of the best company in Texas! If you want to compete but don’t have the culinary skills, there are horseshoe and cornhole tournaments, a classic car show, and MORE!
Halloween in The Park
It’s the spookiest time of the year! Ghosts and goblins parade through the historic downtown area searching for goodies to eat. Our small-town boast of fun traditions and family-friendly events like a costume parade, lively games and Trunk or Treat.
Nocona Hometown Christmas
Experience small town Christmas charm while strolling through historic downtown area. The streets are lit up with sparkling lights, decorated Christmas trees and music floating in the air. Nocona boasts a festive atmosphere with old-fashion celebrations including carolers, parade, concerts, classic cars and more. There’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy while awaiting the arrival of Old Saint Nick.
Mardi Gras Nocona Style
Mardi Gras 2022 is happening February 25th and 26th. Our community adds small town fun to this New Orleans-style family friendly event.
The festivities kick off in late January with the Mardi Gras Ball. This gala event comes alive with fancy costumes and masks and the selection of Mardi Gras King & Queen! A few weeks later, the three-day event begins. Beads, boots, ATVs, dogs, and classic cars can be seen parading the downtown streets. Thursday is the kick-off event with the Krewe de Barkus Pooch Parade! This is where dogs and their owners dress up to win the coveted “Best Dressed”. Friday is the Krewe de Couyons ATV parade, where 4-wheelers are decorated to the hilt in green, gold, and purple, throwing beads and candy to the crowd. Saturday is the BIG day, parade day. You enjoy all the Mardi Gras floats, area bands, horses, cars, and of course, it’s all about the BEADS!