While certainly not the biggest city in Texas, “The Friendly Frontier” is packed with cultural opportunities while maintaining its small town atmosphere. The city’s local college campuses, agricultural beginnings and numerous historical buildings is a winning combination for all kinds of festivities. Whether you’re looking for Texas country tunes, thrilling rodeo action or finger-licking grub, Abilene has you covered. Ranked as one of the best small towns to live and work, Abilene’s festival scene is growing just like its population. See? You don’t have to live in East Texas to have some good ole’ fun.