Play Faire Park

If you’re looking for affordable fun in Abilene, look no further than Play Faire Park. This colorful mini golf course has been serving the Big Country since 1947 and has been dubbed one of the oldest, continuously operated courses in Texas. The Park has two 18-hole golf courses packed with plenty of whimsical and “old school” challenges such as the loop-d-loo, spinning wheel and castle drawbridge.

The facility is not solely a miniature golf course—they host monthly tournaments, live music weekly, special events, parties and much more. The Park is also well known for hosting annual music festivals and even tie-dye clinics on the grounds!

In October, Play Faire Park will host the 7th annual SOLID Groove Music and Arts Festival. There will be two stages and 26 performances by artists that call the Big Country home. This year, there will be artist booths and a children’s area with inflatables. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs and coolers to enjoy this family-friendly event. On Friday, October 7, Walker Lyle will perform at 7 p.m.; Old Banner, 8 p.m.; Colton Owsley, 9 p.m. and 7 Stories, 10 p.m. On Saturday, October 8, Blinded by Bears will take the stage at 1 p.m.; 3 Shades Blue, 2 p.m.; Tony Barker, 3 p.m.; Yan Hartman Project, 4 p.m.; Meatball, 5 p.m.; Twyla Foreman and the Reserves, 6 p.m.; Slim Chance and the Survivors, 7 p.m.; Los Smokin Blues Primos / SOLID, 8 p.m.; Lance Richburg, 9 p.m. and Hunters & Gatherers, 10 p.m. On Sunday, October 9, Daniel Mathis will perform at 2 p.m.; Sherry Ball Luster, 3 p.m. Brenton Dowdy, 4 p.m.; Ignite, 5 p.m.; Kirk House, 6 p.m.; Catclaw Creek, 7 p.m. and Soul Church, 8 p.m. Cost: Friday, $6; Saturday, $10; Sunday, $6. Festival Pass: $15 per person for all three days. Tickets can be purchased at Relics Home or at The Park.

Play Faire Park is located at 2300 N. 2nd St. in Abilene. During the fall, they are closed Monday. Open Tuesday through Thursday, 3-10 p.m., Friday, 3-11:30 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Sunday, 1-10 p.m. One round of miniature golf typically costs $3-5 dollars per person. Group rates are available. Info: 325-672-2977 or click here.