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We cordially invite you to visit and partake of our yearly festival!

De Leon, Texas was established on July 7, 1881 and named as such because of its close location to the Leon River. De Leon, population 2,400 is known as “The Busiest Town, Friendliest People.” Since 1914 De Leon, Texas has been hosting a festival to celebrate the town heritage and its history with Peaches & Watermelons.

In addition to the Peach & Melon Festival, held August 1-5, the De Leon Chamber of Commerce hosts its Golden Saturday events.

This year’s Golden Saturday will be held on August 6, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Basically, we close off the downtown area and throw an old-fashion festival of fun.

Where is De Leon?

De Leon is located directly in the center of Texas, in Comanche County. It is:

  • 92 miles west of Fort Worth
  • 85 miles east of Abilene
  • 103 miles west of Waco
  • 25 miles west of Stephenville
  • 40 miles northeast of Brownwood

Where can I stay?

De Leon has one motel, the De Leon Inn, 408 W. Navarro, 254-893-2037

The City Park has campsites with hookups available. Contact De Leon City Hall at 254-893-2065

Proctor Lake also has campsites. Visit their website

Or check out these websites:

Where can I eat?

C&P Pizza located at 125 N Texas in Downtown De Leon

Two or More Café located at 166 N Texas St in Downtown De Leon

Hwy 6 Café located at 432 W Navarro Avenue in De Leon

Dairy Queen located at 508 N Texas in Downtown De Leon

Subway located at 100 E Navarro Avenue in De Leon

Cook’s Fish Barn located at 3669 Hwy 36, Comanche TX 76442

Planning to make the event into a mini trip?

You can contact the Chamber of Commerce Office and give us an idea of which area you’d like to explore, and she’ll gladly send you back tips and suggestions of places you might like to visit, stay, shop, eat or explore. .

Need Antique Car Parts?

Visit Terrill Machine!


Would you like to showcase your classic car at the car show?

Click here to get the application form.


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