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Early Settlers Day Celebration
July 8, 2017
Hockley County Courthouse Square
802 Houston St
Levelland, TX 79336

Theme this year is :  Hometown - America - Levelland


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Every second Saturday in July, one of the biggest events on the South Plains is held in Levelland. Celebrate the city's rich heritage with good food, music, fellowship, arts, crafts, a parade, and much more!

Early Settlers Day is a time to pay tribute to those who first settled in the area as musicians and vendors surround the downtown square and county courthouse to have a good time and honor the pioneers of the past.

Early Settlers Day includes numerous food festivals, over 100 trade booths and a large music stage. Each year brings a new theme but the same old good times. Help celebrate with the early settlers of the past and the pioneers of the future.

Some of this year's activities include:

Parade, Turtle Race, Stick Horse Race, Pancake Breakfast, Kiddie Train Rides, Pony Rides, Water Slides and an Antique Tractor Display.

Parade & Vendor Information
Early Settler's Day 2017 is almost here!! Vendor applications, guidelines and other information are now available HERE!  Parade information is HERE.  If you have questions or would like to be added to our mailing list please call 806-894-3157 or email dhudson@levelland.com.


Stick Horse & Turtle Races
As part of the Early Settlers Day festivities, the Hockley County 4-H organizes Stick Horse and Turtle Races on the North West corner of the courthouse lawn. 

Turtle Race


General Rules

Anyone age 1-10 is eligible to participate!

Entry forms must be completed prior to race.

Event will begin at promptly 1:30am at north entrance of courthouse.

Contestants must bring your own turtles.

One race for all age groups.

Prizes given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place turtles in race.

Prizes given for best-decorated turtles. (1st, 2nd and 3rd places)

Stick Horse Race

General Rules

Anyone age 2-7 is eligible to participate!

Entry forms must be completed prior to race.

Event will begin at 11:30am (or immediately following parade) at north entrance of courthouse.

Contestants must bring your own stick horse.


Some horses available for day use only.

One race will be held for each age group.

Prizes given for each age group.




Levelland Chamber of Commerce
1101 Ave. H
Levelland, TX 79336
Ph. 806-894-3157
Fx. 806-894-4284