Greetings from Marfa, Texas!
We are preparing for the winter months, and looking forward to the quiet beauty that these cold weather days bring to west Texas.
Pinto Canyon Road in the snow. Photo by Sarah M. Vasquez.
If you are lucky enough to be in Marfa on a snow day, you will be blown away by how the desert grasslands transform. As tourism slows down, Marfa becomes a cozy, quiet place for holiday shopping, sightseeing, and delicious meals.
J.D. throws a snowball. Photo by Sarah M. Vasquez.
The First Christian Church on a snow day. Photos by Sarah M. Vasquez.
This year we begin a new tradition for the holiday season with the Marfa Holiday Bazaar! Plan a visit to Marfa to do your holiday shopping this year.
Marfa's holiday celebration will kick off on Friday, December 10 with lighting the Presidio County Courthouse, carolers, and hot chocolate. Friday also marks the start of the Marfa Lights Holiday Decorating Competition. Grab a map of contestants to cruise around town and choose your favorites.
On Saturday and Sunday the Bazaar will set up around the historic County Courthouse and along Highland Ave. Local businesses, artists, and makers will have special gifts for everyone on your list from 10 am to 5 pm.

On Saturday enjoy live music as you shop, crafts for kids, and have a photo taken with our friend, Santa Clause! All free and open to everyone!

More information and announcements will be posted on the Marfa Chamber of Commerce website here.
Can't make it to Marfa, but still want to support our small businesses? Here are a few local shops with online ordering.
Wrong Marfa is a stylish shop on Highland Ave that is part shop / part gallery. You can find beautifully bizarre and intricate wood carvings inspired by country living, border life, and pop culture created by co-owner Camp Bosworth. If you can't fit the 4 ft carved Dairy Queen cup in your trunk, there are plenty of unique pieces by artists and makers from around the world.
Esperanza Vintage and Art is a beautifully curated collection of unique clothing, jewelry, objects, and art brought together by owner, Jennifer Esperanza. If you are looking for that special item that just calls out your name, you're likely to find it here. There is a treasure at every price point, so don't skip a visit to Esperanza online or in person during your next visit.
Cobra Rock is a Marfa staple, where dream team Colt and Logan have been designing and hand-making minimal, western inspired desert boots since 2011. While you're patiently waiting for your just-for-you handmade boots to arrive, add their signature scent or a handmade leather wallet to your basket. They make excellent stocking stuffers.
If Marfa swag would be the perfect gift for someone on your list, look no further than The Marfa Store. This is not your average tourist shop. Here, you will find souvenirs as special and unique as the Marfa experience. The friendly staff take a real interest in each visitor to the shop. Each item is stylish, sophisticated, and chosen with care by the fabulous owners.
Marfa has many unique, locally owned and operated small businesses. We can't think of a better to find special gifts. For a complete list of Marfa retail, visit our Shopping page here.
You may not think of Marfa as a food destination, but these Marfa restaurants may change your mind.
Convenience West was recently named one of the top 50 BBQ joints in Texas by Texas Monthly Magazine. Pit-master, Mark Scott, was born and raised in Marfa and has been a local celebrity for his cooking (and other talents) for many years. CW is open Friday and Saturday for dinner. You can order ahead from their website, or eat on-site from 5 pm until they sell out.
Award winning chef, Alex Gate, has been honing in on a perfect dining experience here in Marfa. For those who enjoy fine dining with style, and a west Texas flare, be sure to make a reservation at Cochineal. Choose to visit on Tuesday and Wednesday for a more casual tapas menu, or Friday and Saturday for the Prix Fixe course dinner inspired by seasonable ingredients. The cocktail menu and wine list have something to pair with every dish. A great date night location, or perfect to celebrate every day.
The Water Stop is a go-to spot for brunch and dinner in Marfa. Not only are they open a whopping seven days a week (a rarity in our small town), but the food is delicious, and inventive yet familiar. Fresh juice and specialty cocktails accompany hearty fried chicken sandwich or a filling salad. Dinner gets cranked up a notch with options like steak, pasta, charcuterie boards, and much more.
There are many more outstanding restaurants to choose from in Marfa. For the most up-to-date hours and availability, view our Food and Drinks page here.
Need help planning your visit to Marfa? Give us a call or shoot us an email.
We'll share the latest information and recommendations based on your interests. We love Marfa, and we love to help our visitors find their way to a great experience. We hope to see you soon!
Marfa Visitor Center
Phone: +1 (432) 729-4772
Monday-Friday:  8am to 5pm 
Saturday-Sunday:  10am to 4pm