There is plenty of fun to be had this weekend with several events taking place in the Glen Rose area. TGIF!

1. Somervell Expo Center events

The Somervell County Expo Center will come to life this weekend with the Joe Beaver Calf Roping and Whipp Farms Gun Show events. The calf roping will be held from 8 a.m. Saturday through 11 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, and the gun show will be held from 8 a.m. Saturday through 8 p.m. Sunday. 

2. Dinosaur Valley events

There will be lots of fun for the whole family to enjoy this weekend at Dinosaur Valley State Park with the Moonshiner’s Adventure Hike, a Cast Iron Cooking event and Star Party. The Moonshiner’s Adventure will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday and explores the history of moonshine in Texas. The Cast Iron Cooking event will be held from 5-7 p.m. Saturday and will teach the basics of campfire cooking. Star Party in the Valley will kick off at 8 p.m. Saturday and will teach attendees about constellations, galaxies, stars and the moon. Telescopes will be on site, but those attending can also bring their own. For more information on these events visit the Dinosaur Valley Facebook page or call the park at 254-897-4588.

3. The Promise

Celebrating 29 seasons of performances, The Promise is back with a performance from 6:30-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Texas Amphitheater in Glen Rose. The Promise has an award-winning musical score, live animals and a cast and crew of more than 200 people and will have performances running every Friday and Saturday through Nov. 4. For more information visit