I always wanted to do small town living. I mean, heck, I grew up in the South Side of Chicago. That is as far opposite of small town living that I can think of. Still my neighborhood seemed on the small side.

Then I moved to Canyon, TX, a far cry from Chicago but still not all that small; even in the late eighties and nineties. When I say small town living one of the communities that comes to mind is Happy, TX. I have been there several times. Of course the town without a frown.

You can head out for some small town fun this weekend. After our first few days of school have hit us some fun is in order. Happy, TX, is ready to fulfill that void.

credit: Happy TX

Happy Days Celebration is happening this Thursday through Saturday. Of course the big day being on Saturday. There will be a lot of fun happening not that far from Amarillo/Canyon.

Saturday morning you can get some shopping accomplished with their Arts & Crafts Sale. What kind of celebration would it be without a parade. They have you covered going down Main Street starting at 10:30am.

Of course you need to eat so there is also a barbecue open to the public starting at noon. So make sure you come hungry. Plus small town living is great since there are a few days of rodeos, dancing and even a washer pitching competition. I am not really sure how to washer pitch as I just not too long ago learned to play cornhole.  I feel, though, it will be a big time.

So Happy only being a 36 mile drive from Amarillo and only seventeen minutes from Canyon this seems like a good time for the weekend. Grab your family and experience the great community of Happy, TX, and all the hospitality they have to offer.

The Charm of Main Street and Downtown Borger, Texas

This once-lawless Wild West boomtown is now a quiet town of 13,000 nestled in the Texas Panhandle. Located 40 miles north of Amarillo and 13 miles from Lake Meredith, the city of Borger is your typical small town. Friendly faces and warm greetings will surround you as you stroll down Borger's Main Street--a trip we highly recommend you take at least once in your life time.

How Many in America: From Guns to Ghost Towns

Can you take a guess as to how many public schools are in the U.S.? Do you have any clue as to how many billionaires might be residing there? Read on to find out—and learn a thing or two about each of these selection’s cultural significance and legacy along the way.

LOOK: Famous Historic Homes in Every State