Bridgeport is a growing community that still has its small-town appeal and rich historical fabric. Several community events are hosted each year by area organizations. Those events are listed below.
Sponsored by the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce, Butterfield Stage Days is Bridgeport’s largest annual celebration. This event celebrates the toll bridge over the Trinity River built for the Butterfield Stage in 1860. A post office was later established near the bridge, giving birth to Bridgeport. Butterfield Stage Days offers plenty of food and fun for all ages. The event takes place on the second weekend of each May.
Sponsored by Bridgeport Main Street, a children’s costume parade is led downtown on October 31st by the Mayor. The children visit the doorsteps of each of the downtown merchants to receive goodies and show off their costumes.
On Halloween night, there is also a neighborhood trick-or-treating event sponsored by the Bridgeport Police Department. Bounce houses, safe goodies, games, and events are available for children.
On the first Sunday in December, the Wise County Toy Run gathers gifts for the needy children in Wise County viewers can spectate a motorcycle rally from Decatur to Bridgeport.
Sponsored by the Bridgeport Main Street Program, the parade takes place on the first Thursday in December in downtown Bridgeport. Entries are open to the public. To enter contact Bridgeport Main Street at (940) 683-3411.