Andrews is a community on the move with a wide assortment of activities from which to choose. You may want to join a local civic club or get involved in one of our more than thirty churches. You can also get connected to the internet or read the latest publications at Andrews County Library, which features current, high interest material in variety formats for all ages. The library is proud to carry a large selection of reading material featuring best selling Christian author and well-known minister, Max Lucado. Max Lucado, a graduate of Andrews High School, has written more than 50 books with 28 million copies in print.
Andrews Independent School District offers many avenues for cultural outlets through their local drama, music, and arts programs. In addition, the community is exposed to many cultural and art events through local committees and organizations. Residents can participate in family-oriented theatre productions or display their talents during the annual Andrews Art Guild Show. The Andrews Art Guild Association offers venues for the many talented area artists whose works include pottery, painting, sculpture, and photography.
There are two Bluegrass Festivals held in Andrews each year. The first festival, sponsored by the West Texas Bluegrass Association, is held in June.
The second Bluegrass Festival is always held Labor Day Weekend and is sponsored by the Andrews Oddfellows & Rebekah Lodges. Both festivals are held at Andrews County (Florey) Park, 9 miles north and 1 mile east of Andrews.
Other Exciting Activities in Andrews:
Andrews County Junior Livestock Show
Andrews Chamber of Commerce Banquet
Andrews County Health Fair
Chamber Dinner Theatre
Friends of the Library Gala
Annual Arts and Crafts Shows
Holly Jolly Weekend (Christmas Tour of Homes, Lighting of the Lake Christmas Trees)
Odessa and Midland offer many activities, which residents of Andrews can also enjoy. Community theatres, museums, a symphony and chorale, minor league baseball and hockey games, and arena football games are all within easy driving distance of Andrews. In Andrews, involvement is a quality way of life, which you’ll find to be quite contagious!
updated Oct 20, 2011