Come see why Stephenville has been listed among “The 100 Best Small Towns in America!”  

Stephenville is the Erath County seat and is located about 70 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Texas. Agriculture is Stephenville’s leading industry and Erath County is the state’s leading milk producer with approximately $140 million in production.

Our downtown historic district covers over 22 full city blocks surrounding the 1892 Erath County Courthouse and is included in the National Register of Historic Places.

Our remarkable square features streets paved with Thurber bricks during the 1920s.

Stephenville is the proud home of Tarleton State University, the founding member of the Texas A & M System. Tarleton was recently moved to Division I of the NCAA sports.

We are proud to be consistently recognized as one of the safest college towns in America, and Tarleton has been recently named the safest college in Texas.

Say goodbye to summer and hello to Stephenville this fall!

Stephenville is open for business and ready to serve you with safe practices, and fun for the whole family.

As a pet friendly community, you are welcome to bring your dog along for the trip!

The Purple Goat restaurant features an outdoor patio, dog-park. Or pick up a picnic at any of our delicious restaurants, and explore our beautiful scenic back roads.

Our 51st Annual Cowboy Capital of the World Pro Rodeo is held the last full weekend of September each year at Lone Star Arena.

Join us for the last competition weekend before the finals in Las Vegas and watch the best of this sport compete!

We are also home to a rich ranching and rodeo heritage of legendary men and women who shaped this sport into what it is today.

More cowboys per capita choose Stephenville as their home than any other city in the country.

As the seventh Texas Music Friendly Community to be certified by the Office of the Governor, it’s no wonder why tens of thousands of visitors flock to our amazing indoor and outdoor venues year round.

We are proud to be known as the other live music capital of Texas!

If you love Texas music, then you’ll love the annual Larry Joe Taylor Music Festival! This year’s event will be held at Melody Mountain Ranch October 19-24.

There’s music on multiple stages throughout the festival, with camping and one-day or multi-day passes available.

Calf Scramble

Pick up your pumpkins at Lone Star Family Farm and Corn Maze each fall and get lost in family fun!

With the corn maze, hayrides and farm animals, there’s fun for all ages.

Plus their fall-themed backdrops are picture-perfect for fall family photos.

Rustic Wedding Destination

Dreaming of the charm of a wedding in the country? Well look no further than these beautiful settings in Erath County.

Our picturesque venues combined with an array of local talented florists, delicious caterers, photographers, videographers and event planners will take away all the stress of planning your big day.

The N at Hardway Ranch is an absolute jewel box located along the banks of the Paluxy River and embodies true rustic elegance.

As Hard 8’s signature venue, treat your guests to the delicious BBQ which made this a love brand throughout Texas and beyond. 

Dove Creek Ranch has a quaint charm that will capture your heart and calm your soul.

This enchanting spot features a rock alter to take your vows and a gathering barn for your reception. Nestled in a grove of mature trees, this ranch will be a delightful scene for the wedding of your dreams.

Chapel on the Bosque

The historic Chapel on the Bosque located on the Stephenville Historical House Museum grounds is a beautiful, quaint locale.

Located on the banks of the Bosque River near downtown Stephenville, this turn of the century chapel has stunning stained glass windows making it the perfect setting for your wedding.

The museum grounds offer a variety of buildings to tailor your wedding plans and portraits to suit your nuptial needs.

Make Stephenville your one-stop-shop for your country wedding and portraits. These charming settings will be the perfect backdrop for your scenic wedding, and leave the details to the locals.

Summer in Stephenville

Since 1783, people have enjoyed the fascination of hot air ballooning, and to this day, the enchantment continues!

Our Moo-La Fest hot air balloon festival kicks off National Dairy Month the first weekend in June.

In addition to hot air ballooning, Moo-La Fest will features dairy activities, tethered and balloon rides, live music, a carnival, a Kid’s Zone, food trucks and vendors, beer and wine, local artisan cheeses, and balloon glows.

Moo-La Fest honors our community’s rich dairy heritage each year.

Our July 4 events start with an old-fashioned parade, events in the park where kids can swim at Splashville.

The evening features a concert line-up at the Birdsong Amphitheater, followed by fireworks at dark.

Staying in Stephenville

Pet-friendly Hampton Inn

With so many upcoming events and attractions, we invite you to check out our accommodations.

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