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
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 - 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
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.
20–24 - Elgin
Come experience exciting rodeo action. Carnival, arts &
crafts, live music, and dance on Friday night. Longest parade
in Central Texas on Saturday morning. Only 19 miles east of
Austin on Hwy. 90. (512) 285-4515.
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
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 - McDade
MCDADE WATERMELON FESTIVAL…
Join in a special salute to the melon in its 69th year with a
parade, watermelon auction, vendors, waterslide, music, food,
car show & Queen’s coronation. Street dance on July 7th
(8pm-12pm) features Kenny Orts Band.
McDade Watermelon Fest, PO Box 783, McDade, TX 78650.
8, 15, 22, 29 - Brenham
"HOT NIGHTS, COOL TUNES" CONCERT
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
22–23, July 29–30, Aug 5–6, Aug 12–13 - Brenham
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.
12 - Chappell Hill
CHAPPELL HILL LAVENDER AND WINE FEST…
Countryside neighborhood festival with Chappell Hill Lavender
Farm and Windy Winery, featuring tastings, crafts, vendors,
music, lavender cuisine, demonstrations and more. Free
admission. For more information, call 979-251-8114, or visit
the website at
19 - Jonestown
6th ANNUAL SWIFT FEST…
Celebrate chimney Swifts—the graceful migratory birds that
make Jonestown their seasonal home. Festivities include live
music, nature-themed vendors, games, food, bird & reptile
show, and the amazing whirlwind of these swifts returning to
their evening cistern home! Held at 18649 Hwy. 1431. 4:30pm to
31–September 3 - Boerne
112th ANNUAL KENDALL COUNTY FAIR...
Activities include a parade, livestock show, rodeos, bull
riding, Queen's Pageant, arts & crafts, daily & nightly
entertainment, and kid's activities. Labor Day Weekend. Herff
Park-Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Road. Gate
admission includes all activities, plus FREE parking. (830)
16–23 - Brenham
149th ANNUAL WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR...
The "Oldest County Fair in Texas" features Shows, Rodeos,
Music and Fun! Nashville entertainment, carnival, crafts,
food, livestock and poultry auctions, commercial exhibits and
attractions. For more details, call (979) 836-4112, or visit
the website at
22–30 - Burton
LA-BAHIA ANTIQUE SHOW & SALE...
Dealers from across the country offer antiques, collectibles,
vintage, porcelain restoration at the show & more. 8am start.
Late shopping till 7pm, Sept. 22nd. LaBahia Hall, 290W/237TX.
Free admission & parking. For additional information, visit
or call (979) 289-2684.
25–30 - Round Top
ORIGINAL ROUND TOP ANTIQUES FAIR...
One of the "10 Best Antique Fairs in the Country" by Better
Homes & Gardens Magazine. Over 350 upscale antique vendors
across four location sites. Championship barbeque and acres of
free parking. $10 admission fee covers all days. For details:
(888) 273-6426 or
5–8 - Gruene Historic District / New Braunfels
GRUENE MUSIC & WINE FEST...
This Americana event benefiting local charities features the
best in live Texas music and the best in Texas food & wines at
Gruene Hall and The Grapevine. All four days are filled with
vintner & music events, wine, food /beer samplings & Great
Guitar Auction. For tickets/info, visit
or call (830) 629-5077, or toll-free from San Antonio (830)
7 - Anderson
Learn the way people lived in 1850's Texas, ride our bright
red replica stagecoach pulled by the Percheron draft horses
Willie and Waylon, tour the Inn, enjoy music, and reminisce
with our cowboy poet. 11am-3pm. Donations of $4 adults, $2
children accepted. Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site in
Anderson. (936) 878-2214.
14 - Anderson
Experience a day at an 1850's stagecoach inn. Hear hammers of
the blacksmith ring out, watch spinners & weavers ply their
trade, listen to beautiful dulcimer music, and other period
presentations. Stagecoach rides are weather-dependent.
10am-3pm. Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site. FREE admission;
suggested donation of $10 adults & $5 children for stage
rides. (936) 873-2633.
14–15 - Chappell Hill
CHAPPELL HILL SCARECROW FESTIVAL...
Stroll through this historic town, and enjoy over 250 juried
vendor booths of home decor, gardening, jewelry & pet
accessories. Plus great food, entertainment, and numerous
children's activities, including face painting, pony rides &
more. Come for the "best family fun in the state." (979)
28 - Elgin
30th HOGEYE FESTIVAL…
Texas’ biggest small-town block party. 10am-6pm. “The Sausage
Capital of Texas” presents live music, handmade arts/crafts,
carnival, cow-patty bingo, car show, kid’s activities, BBQ
Park Cook-off, royal coronation & more! Historic Downtown. On
Hwy 290, just 19 miles east of Austin.
28–29 - Gruene Historic District / New Braunfels
ANNUAL TEXAS CLAY FEST...
Respected potters and sculptors from around Texas display,
sell their wares and demonstrate a variety of techniques.
Hands-on activities available for children.