16–17, Oct 21–22, Nov 18–19, Dec 2–3 - 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.
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
22–24 - Bryan
ANNUAL TEXAS REDS STEAK & GRAPE FESTIVAL…
Enjoy 20 Texas wineries, numerous craft beer breweries, over
30 bands on five stages, steak cook-off, brunch, KidsZone and
food vendors. Sat 11am-10pm; Sun 12noon-5pm. Historic Downtown
Bryan. For more info, visit
or call (979) 822-4920.
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
www.labahiaantiques.com, 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
www.gruenemusicandwinefest.org, or call (830)
629-5077, or tollfree from San Antonio (830) 606-1601.
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 - Burnet
Experience life in the 1850-1880s on the grounds of historic
Fort Croghan. Log cabins, blacksmith, rope making, flint
napping, biscuit baking, quilting And more. Free admission &
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 - Cameron
44 FARMS STEAKTOBER FEST...
Join us for our 5th Annual SteakToberFest on Cameron's
historic downtown square. Steaks from 44 Farms are featured in
the cook-off, and a YO Steakhouse chef will cook your steak.
Buy your ticket now! Enjoy the festivity's artisans, wineries,
museums, Old Jail historians providing tales of Cameron, and
musicians from all genres keep everyone "steppin' in time".
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)
27–29 - Flatonia
Come celebrate the 45th Annual Czhilispiel as the historic
area of the town is once again blocked off for all to enjoy 3
days of live entertainment. Jackpot Rita, parade, carnival,
arts & crafts, CASI Czhili Cook Off, giant biergarten, food,
special events, contests, and concerts.
www.flatoniachamber.com. (361) 865-3920.
28 - Elgin
30th HOGEYE FESTIVAL...
Texas' biggest small-town block party. 10am to 6pm. "The
Sausage Capital of Texas" presents live music, handmade
arts/crafts, carnival, cow-patty bingo, car show, kid's
activities, BBQ Pork Cook-off, royal coronation & more!
Historic Downtown. On Hwy 290, just 19 mi. east of Austin.
28 - Boerne
ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL…
About 40 tractors, all built before 1960, are featured by
Tri-County Antique Tractor Pullers Association. Saturday,
10am-4pm at Agricultural Heritage Center & Museum, 102 City
Park Rd. For details: (210) 383-4618 or (830) 537-5509.
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.
www.texasclayfestival.com. (830) 629-7975.
4–5 - Brenham
CHRISTMAS AT THE MANSION...
Heritage Belles bring the 1869 Giddings Stone Mansion alive!
Hermann Furniture hosts a Christmas-themed,
beautifully-decorated open house at the Giddings Stone
Mansion. An afternoon tea and home tour kick off the holiday
season. For details, go to
www.giddingsstonemansion.com. For tea tickets, call
4–5 - Austin
TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL…
Free book festival at the Texas State Capitol & surrounding
area. Presentations & book signings by 300 authors, panels,
cooking demonstration tent, exhibitors, local foods,
entertainment, children’s events. 50,000 attendance.
11th St at Colorado. (512) 477-4055.
16–18 - Bryan/College Station
BRAZOS VALLEY WORLDFEST -
CELEBRATE THE WORLDWIDE CULTURES...
Enjoy performing groups, cultural
displays, dance lessons, storytelling, international
food, arts & crafts, stage performers and Latin music.
International Film Series 6pm on Nov 16-18. Saturday
festivities 10am-4pm. Brazos County Expo in Bryan.
25 - Anderson
TWILIGHT FIRELIGHT AT FANTHORP…
Celebrate the holiday season with a journey back to the 1850s!
Enjoy the ambiance of the candlelit inn, period music, living
history, poetry, stagecoach rides, and holiday fare.
4:30-7:30pm. Tickets sold in front of Courthouse 4:30-7:30pm.
Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site. (936) 878-2214.
29–December 3 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS "THE BEST
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER"...
The Hardman kids are the worst in the history of the world.
Watch how they turn the Christmas pageant upside down! Unity
Theatre, 300 Church St. Call for tickets: (979) 830-8358.
1–2 - Brenham
DOWNTOWN BRENHAM'S CHRISTMAS STROLL AND
Enjoy live entertainment and holiday shopping as you stroll
the beautifully-lighted streets of Historic Downtown Brenham.
Saturday downtown lighted parade is sure to put everyone in
the holiday spirit. Free admission & free parking.
1–2 - Flatonia
CHRISTMAS IN FLATONIA...
Dec 1 - Wonderful Winter Wine Walk, 5:30 to 9pm - Lots of
samples for $20! Dec 2 - Merry Market 9am-4pm with Santa, Arts
& Crafts and a Cookie/Candy Carnival - Civic Center, 208 E.
North Main St. in Flatonia. Exit 661 on IH-10. (361) 865-3920.
2 - Elgin
HOLIDAY BY THE TRACKS...
Catch the holiday spirit in Historic Downtown Elgin! Before or
after cutting your Christmas tree from one of two local tree
farms, enjoy live music, caroling, shopping & kid's
activities. There are also pictures with Santa and a lighted
holiday parade at dusk. 9am-3pm. Only 19 miles east of Austin
on Hwy 290.
www.elgintx.com. (512) 285-4515.
7–9 & December 14–16 - Canyon Lake
NORTH POLE VILLAGE...
Discover the magic of Christmas where children can write a
letter to Santa, pet puppies, adopt a toy, go "fishing",
select Library books, make a craft, decorate cookies, get
their face painted, go on a hayride, see a nativity and sit on
Santa's lap! 6pm-9pm. CRRC Recreation Center, 125 Mabel Jones
Dr., Canyon Lake, TX.
www.crrcofcanyonlake.org. (830) 964-2324.
9 - Winedale
CHRISTMAS IN WINEDALE...
Enjoy 19th-century folk-life demonstrations, stagecoach rides,
historic homes decorated as they would have been in the
mid-1800s, farm animals, storytellers, children's crafts,
musical entertainment, family friendly event. FREE. 12-4pm.
Winedale Historical Complex, 3738 FM-2718, Round top. For more
9 - Cameron
Join us for Cameron's Annual Christmas Parade. Come see the
decorated historic downtown Cameron, museums and Old Jail. Get
a snack, listen to the music and check the Old Town Cameron in
miniature of the 1940s. Get your picture taken with Santa.
Festivities start at 5pm, with Candyland themed parade at 5:30
pm. Recapture your childhood Christmas spirit with lights,
music and floats!
www.cameron-tx.com. (254) 697-4979.
28–29 - Cameron
CAMERON CHAMBER CHRISTMAS BASKETBALL
Come join us for our 20th Annual Cameron Area Chamber of
Classic Basketball Tournament. 18 teams of the best basketball
talent, no just in Central Texas, but across the state. 12
boys & 12 girls' teams play hard, giving spectators thrilling,
often edge-of-your-seat game play.
13, 2018 - Brenham
Treat yourself, your spouse and your friends to a fun
afternoon and evening of sipping wine and swirling through
historic Downtown Brenham from 3-7pm. For a small fee,
attendees enjoy a tasty wine sampling and a collectible wine
glass. For details or to order tickets, call (979) 337-7384.
1–16 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS "ALL MY SONS"...
An intense drama concerning the relationships between fathers
and sons and between business and personal ethics. Downtown's
Unity Theatre. Thurs 7:30pm, Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun 4pm.
Call for tickets: (979) 830-8358.