11–19 - Brenham
147th 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
12 - Caldwell
31st ANNUAL KOLACHE FESTIVAL...
Downtown on the Courthouse Square, enjoy kolaches, food &
craft vendors, Czech bands, quilt show, Antique Tractor Show
and car show. FREE.
18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18 - Gruene /New Braunfels
Meet Texas’ best winemakers & craft brewers the third Thursday
of each month. Enjoy complimentary tastings & learn directly
from these craftsmen. Music & food samples complement the
wines on Gruene Historic District’s Grapevine Patio. Also live
entertainment nightly at Texas’ Oldest Dancehall.
19–20, Oct 17–18, Nov 21–22, Dec 5–6 - New Braunfels
Shop Historic Old Gruene for the exceptional hand-made quality
of sculptors, potters, jewelers, unique craftsman & specialty
Texas-made foods. Enjoy live entertainment and 25 specialty
stores & restaurants.
24–October 11 - Brenham UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS “ALWAYS
Celebrate music legend Patsy Cline with this charming true
story combining humor & heartache and 27 of her unforgettable
hits. Call for tickets. Unity Theatre, 300 Church St.
25–October 3 - Burton
LA-BAHIA ANTIQUE SHOW & SALE...
Dealers from across the country offer antiques, vintage
collectibles, porcelain restoration and more. For additional
information, call 888-273-6426.
26–27 - Bryan
9th ANNUAL TEXAS REDS STEAK & GRAPE
Enjoy 20 Texas wineries, numerous craft beer breweries, over
30 bands on five stages, steak cook-off, Kids Zone & food
vendors. Sat 11am-10pm & Sun 12noon-5pm. Historic Downtown
Bryan. For more information: (979) 822-4920 or
27 - Serbin
27th WENDISH FESTIVAL...Held
at the Texas Wendish Heritage Museum Complex & historic St.
Paul Lutheran Church—one of Texas’ Painted Churches. Enjoy
music by German-Sorbian Volkstheatre Bautzen and Sorbian
Theatre Band, homemade Wendish noodles, competitions, kid’s
activities, exhibits, vintage machinery & more. Free
28–October 3 - Round Top - ORIGINAL ROUND TOP ANTIQUES FAIR...
One of the “10 Best Antique Fairs in the Country” by Better
Homes & Gardens Magazine. Over 350 up-scale antique vendors
across four location sites. Championship barbeque and acres of
free parking. $10 admission fee covers all days. For more
details, call (888) 273-6426, or visit
8–11 - Gruene Historic District/ New Braunfels - 29th ANNUAL
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 and the
Great Guitar Auction. For tickets & info: (830) 629-5077, or
toll-free from San Antonio (830) 606-1601.
10 - Anderson
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 & 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.
10 - Burnet
FORT CROGHAN FESTIVAL...
Experience life in the 1850s-1880s on the grounds of Historic
Fort Croghan. Log cabins, blacksmith, rope making,
flint-knapping, biscuit baking, quilting & more. Free
admission & parking. (512) 756-8281.
10–11 - Chappell Hill
CHAPPELL HILL SCARECROW FEST-IVAL...
Stroll through this historic town, and enjoy over 250 juried
vendor booths of home decor, gardening, jewelry & pet
accessories. Plus great food, entertainment & numerous
children’s activities, including face painting, pony rides &
more. Come for the “best family fun in the state.”
23–25 - Flatonia
Celebrate the 43rd Annual Czhilispiel as the historic area of
the town is once again blocked off for all to enjoy 3 days of
live entertainment, CASI Czhili cook-off, BBQ cook-off, tented
Biergarten, food, street market, special events, games,
contests,& concerts by Aaron Watson and Sam Riggs. (361)
24 - Elgin
28th 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
Pork Cook-off, royal coronation & more! Historic Downtown. On
Hwy 290, just 19 miles east of Austin. (512) 285-5721.
24–25 - Gruene Historic District /New Braunfels
23rd 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. (830) 629-7975.
7 - Boerne
BOERNE CHAMBER WILD GAME DINNER…
Discover exotic dishes including bison sliders, fried
alligator, elk fajitas, crawfish pasta & more. Fabulous
auction items include African safaris, Argentina dove hunt,
guns and more. Kendall County Fairgrounds in Boerne. 5pm-10pm.
Tickets $20 (includes food, soda & water).
7–8 - Georgetown
19th ANNUAL HILL COUNTRY ARTS & CRAFTS
Sat 9am-5pm & Sun 11am-4pm. Over 100 booths of juried artists
with hand-crafted products, perfect for holiday giving. For 18
years the crowds have come to enjoy some of the finest
shopping in Central Texas. 2 Texas Dr., Georgetown TX (5 miles
west of I-35 on Williams Dr./FM2338 to Del Webb Blvd). (512)
14 - Canyon Lake
CRRC HOLIDAY BAZAAR...
Over 100 vendors. 9am-4pm. Just below the dam. 125 Mabel Jones
Dr. Everything Holiday, just in time for your decorating
needs. Free parking. Free admission. For vendor applications:
For information: Kristi Broadway (830) 964-3003.
20–21 - College Station
BRAZOS VALLEY WORLDFEST /
CELE-BRATE THE WORLDWIDE CULTURES ...
Enjoy 20 performing groups, culture displays, salsa & meringue
dance lessons, storytelling, inter-national cuisine,
demonstrations, arts/crafts, equestrian horsemanship & Latin
music. Fri 6pm-10pm; Sat 10am-5pm. Wolf Pen Creek Park.
1, 4 & 5 - Flatonia
CHRISTMAS IN FLATONIA...
Dec 1 - Lighting of Christmas Village & Santa! Dec 4 -
Wonderful Winter Wine Walk (5pm-9pm)! Dec 5 - Merry Market
(9am-4pm) - Cookie/Candy Carnival & Santa. Civic Center, 208
E. N. Main St. Exit 661 on I-10. (361) 865-3920.
3–17 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS “MIRACLE ON 34TH
The Christmas spirit is alive and well in this heart-warming
yuletide classic based on the beloved film and novel—a
nostalgic holiday treat! Unity Theatre, 300 Church St. Call
for tickets: (979) 830-8358.
4–5 - Brenham
DOWNTOWN’S CHRISTMAS STROLL & LIGHTED
Enjoy live entertainment & holiday shopping as you stroll the
beautifully-lighted streets of Historic Downtown Brenham. The
downtown lighted parade is sure to put every-one in the
holiday spirit. Free admission & free parking.
5 - 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.
10–12 & December 17–19 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. (830) 964-2324.
31 - Round Top
NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA...
International Festival-Institute, Hwy. 237 at Jaster Road.
Call for time, admission and reservations. visit
or call (979) 249-3129.
16, 2016 - Brenham
Treat yourself, your spouse and your friends to a fun
afternoon and evening of sipping wine and swirling through
historic Downtown Brenham, 3pm-7pm. For a small fee, attendees
enjoy a tasty wine sampling and a collectible wine glass. For