PARADE OF QUILTS...
Czech us out! Shop owners display a profusion of heirloom and
contemporary quilts throughout downtown stores during the
month of March. Flatonia is located at Exit 661on I-10,
between Houston & San Antonio. (361) 865-3920.
3,10,17,24,31 - April 7,14,21,28 and May 5,12,19,26 – Brenham
WINE DOWN AT PLEASANT HILL WINERY...
"Wine Down" on Fridays on the deck and watch the sun set.
Enjoy wine by the glass or share a bottle with friends. Cheese
boards available. 3pm-sunset. Every Friday in March, April and
May. Pleasant Hill Winery, 1441 Salem Road.
www.pleasanthillwinery.com. (979) 830-VINE (8463).
4–5 - Washington
TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION...
Come celebrate the 181st anniversary of Texas Independence!
Experience life in the Republic of Texas. Costumed
re-enactors, period craft demonstrations, military encampments
and Texas tunes, 10am-5pm. Washington-on-the-Brazos State
11, April 8, May 13 - Anderson
STAGECOACH DAYS… Fanthorp
Inn visitors experience cross country travel via stagecoach.
Learn about the Inn's history & 1840s-60's stage lines
connecting Texas towns. Presentations throughout the day.
Coach rides 11am-3pm (dependent on weather & teams) with
suggested adult ride donation of $10 & children $5. Open to
all ages; children must be accompanied by adult. Feb through
July, Sept on second Saturday.
16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug 17, Sept 21, Oct
19, Nov 16 & Dec 21 - Gruene Historic District / New Braunfels
COME AND TASTE IT... Meet
Texas' best winemakers the third Thursday of each month. Enjoy
complimentary wine & beer tastings & learn directly from the
craftsman. Live music & food samples complement the wines on
Gruene Historic District's Grapevine patio. Also live
entertainment nightly at Texas' Oldest Dancehall.
17–18 - Round Top
ROUND TOP FESTIVAL INSTITUTE HERBAL FORUM
& WORKSHOP... Limited groups
on Friday; events all day Saturday include a plant sale.
or call (979) 249-3129.
18-19, April 15-16, May 20-21 - New Braunfels / Old Gruene
OLD GRUENE MARKET DAYS...
Browse outside booths of authentic artists & craftsmen in this
turn-of-the-century town set on the beautiful Guadalupe River.
Also visit Historic Gruene Hall & over 25 specialty shops and
restaurants. Every third weekend except Dec/Jan.
18, 25 & April 1, 8 - Independence
COLES HOMES TOURS...
Enjoy free tours of early Texas homes and the Mound Hill
Schoolhouse in Old Baylor Park.
24–April 1 - Burton
LA BAHIA ANTIQUE SHOW AT LA BAHIA
HALL... During the Round Top
Festival, 8am. Late shopping til 7pm on March 24. A wide
variety of antiques, collectibles, vintage items and porcelain
restoration at show. Free admission/parking. 290W/237TX.
25 - Flatonia
SPRING MARKET DAY WITH TEXAS INDEPENDENCE
RELAY EXCHANGE... Arts &
crafts, jewelry, hand-crafted one-of-a-kind items, food,
drinks, music & more! CHEER on the TIR runners on South Main
St. Downtown Flatonia. (361) 865-3920.
30– April 9 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS "DOUBT, A
Sister Aloyoins takes
matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father
Flynn of the unthinkable. Unity Theatre, 300 Church Street.
Thurs 7:30pm, Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun 4pm. (979) 830-8358.
1 - Schulenburg
4th ANNUAL SCHULENBURG SAUSAGEFEST...
Enjoy live music, sausage-making contests in 5 categories,
street dancing, arts & crafts, children's activities, antique
cars & tractors, homemade wine & sauerkraut contests, tasty
foods & much more. Downtown Schulenburg on Historic North
Main. 12noon-10pm. (866) 504-5294 or (979) 743-4514.
7–9 - Burnet
BURNET BLUEBONNET FESTIVAL...
"The Bluebonnet Capital of Texas" hosts arts & crafts,
entertainment, parade, scholarship pageant, fun runs, pet
parade, destruction derby, carnival, historic gunfighters &
dance. Now in its 34th year! For more details:
or (512) 756-4297.
8– 9 - Chappell Hill
OFFICIAL BLUEBONNET FESTIVAL OF
TEXAS... Stroll through this
historic town to enjoy over 400 juried vendor booths of home
decor, gardening, jewelry, pet accessories, children's items &
more. Plus great food, entertainment, music & fun in the heart
of bluebonnet country. Listed in Texas Highways Magazine as
the #7 most popular event! Call (979) 836-6033, or visit
28th ANNUAL BURTON COTTON GIN FESTIVAL...
The cotton era comes alive! Festivities feature gin tours,
tractor pull, music, parade, auctions, live music, folklife
demonstrations, petting zoo, contests, and more. Texas Cotton
Gin Museum, 307 N. Main Street.
22 - Flatonia
FLATONIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CRAWFEST...
Czech us out! A feast of crawfish, shrimp, sausage, potatoes,
corn, beer, wine, tea, live music, dancing. Silent & live
auctions. Door Prizes, 6pm-12 midnight. Flatonia American
Legion Hall. Tickets:
$30 per person. Flatonia is located at Exit 661 off
I-10, between Houston & San Antonio.
(361) 865-3920. Email:
5–6 - Brenham
127th MAIFEST CELEBRATION...
Enjoy one of the oldest German festivals in Texas with your
family. Colorful parade, spectacular performances, "all you
can eat" Blue Bell ice cream with the Noon Lions Club, German
food, live entertainment, quality arts/crafts & kid's
activities! Free admission. 1-888-BRENHAM (273-6426).
6 - Taylor
TAYLOR BLACKLAND PRAIRIE DAYS...
A Main Street festival held in the Historic Downtown District
in Taylor. A great family event featuring unique shopping,
arts & crafts, live entertainment, good food, children's
activities, and more. 10am-4pm.
20 - Canyon Lake
COMMUNITY WIDE GARAGE SALE...
Over 100 booths with furniture, garage/yard items, antiques,
gifts & re-gifts, and food. Free parking & admission. 10x10
booth indoors $35 (limited # available), outdoors $25. CRRC
Rec Center, 125 Mabel Jones Drive, Saturday, 9am-4pm.
(830) 964-3003 for more info.
1–18 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS "LEADING LADIES"...
Two down-on-their-luck actors resolve to impersonate an
elderly woman's nephew to inherit her fortune, only to
discovery relatives aren't nephews but nieces! Unity Theatre,
300 Church Street.
4–July 16 - Round Top
ROUND TOP MUSIC AT FESTIVAL HILL
2016... 100 young musicians
from around the world study & perform in a series of orchestra
& chamber music concerts with renowned international faculty,
conductors & soloists. The Festival & Chamber Orchestras
perform several times during June. Individual & season tickets
available. Round Top Festival Institute, Hwy 237 at Jaster
Road. (979) 249-3129.
16–17 - Stonewall
56th PEACH JAMBOREE & RODEO...
Parade, dances, queen's contest, rodeo, peach cobbler,
peach-pit spitting & peach-eating contests, food, live music,
Kid's Peach Patch, washer & 42 tournaments, peach judging &
auction, and more! (830) 644-2735, or visit
17-18, July 15-16, Aug 19-20 - New Braunfels
Shop the exceptional handmade quality of sculptors, potters,
jewelers, unique craftsman & specialty Texas-made foods, while
enjoying live entertainment & 25 specialty stores &
restaurants. Historic Old Gruene.
17 - Brenham
Juneteenth is a hometown celebration of freedom. Enjoy food
and craft vendors, entertainment and DJ music. Parade 10:30am,
Downtown Brenham. Other activities noon-5:00pm, Fireman's
Park. Free admission. 888-BRENHAM (273-6426). Visit
1–2, 8–9, 15–16, 22–23, 29–30; Aug 6–7, 13–14 - Brenham
HARVEST GRAPE STOMP... Start
with a hayride out to the vineyard. Pick grapes, bring them
back, pour them in the barrel, then step in & stomp or squish
to music, which makes all the stress in your life fade away!
Then as a memento, step out with your purple feet onto a
keepsake t-shirt! Sat 11am-6pm & Sun noon-5pm. Windy Winery,
4232 Clover Rd., Brenham. (979) 836-3252.
4 - Washington
HEB PRESENTS "FIREWORKS-ON-THE-BRAZOS…
Celebrate our nation's independence where Texas declared her
independence! Free Blue Bell ice cream treats and Coca-Cola
drinks, live patriotic concert, and a fireworks extravaganza.
Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site. For details,
call 1-888-BRENHAM or visit
4 - Chappell Hill
FOURTH OF JULY PARADE & SUMMER COWBOY
EVENT… Chappell Hill's 40th
Annual 4th of July Parade--the "Best Small Town Parade in
America!" Featuring floats, cowboys, antique cars, & the
renowned Marching Kazoo Band. Starts 10am in Downtown Chappell
Hill. Cowboy demonstrators, pony rides & children's activities
begin at 10:30am. Free admission.
8, 15, 22, 29 - Brenham
22–23, July 29–30, Aug 5–6, Aug 12–13 - Brenham
"HOT NIGHTS, COOL TUNES" CONCERT
SERIES… Cool off around the
square in downtown Brenham. Enjoy live music every Saturday in
July. Park benches and lush grass provide curbside seating,
and the sale of beverages and food support this great series
of musical events. Each concert begins at 7pm. Free admission
& parking. 1-888-BRENHAM or
FUN AT PLEASANT HILL WINERY…
Crush for Fun 2016! Get purple feet, a special T-shirt ("I
picked. I stomped. I made some wine.") and a picture to show
your friends. Sat 11am-6pm, Sun noon-5pm. Pleasant Hill
Winery, 1441 Salem Rd., Brenham. (979) 830-8463.