1–31 - Flatonia
PARADE OF QUILTS...
Czech us out! Shop owners display a profusion of heir-loom and
contemporary quilts throughout downtown stores during the
month of March. Flatonia is located at Exit 661on I-10,
between Houston & San Antonio.
www.flatoniachamber.com. (361) 865-3920. Email:
4,11,18,25; April 1,8,15,
22,29 and May 6,13,20,27 -
Brenham - WINE DOWN AT PLEASANT HILL WINERY...
“Wine Down” on Fridays on the deck and watch the sun set.
Enjoy wine by the glass and a cheese board or share a bottle
with friends. 3pm-sunset. Every Friday in March, April & May.
Pleasant Hill Winery, 1441 Salem Road.
www.pleasanthillwinery.com. (979) 830-VINE (8463).
17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug 18, Sept 15, Oct
20, Nov 17, Dec 15 - Gruene/ New Braunfels - COME AND TASTE
Meet Texas’ best wine-makers the third Thursday of each month,
except January. Enjoy complimentary tastings of three featured
wines and one select craft brew. Music, prizes and food
samples. On Gruene Historic District’s Grapevine Patio. Also
live entertainment nightly at Texas’ oldest dance hall. (830)
12, 19 and April 2, 9 - Independence - COLES HOMES TOURS...
Enjoy free tours of early Texas homes and the Mound Hill
Schoolhouse in Old Baylor Park.
12, April 9, May 14 - Anderson
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 an adult. February
through July and September on the second Saturday.
18-19 - Round Top
ROUND TOP FESTIVAL INSTITUTE HERBAL FORUM
Limited groups on Friday & events all day Saturday include a
plant sale. Register at
or call (979) 249-3129.
19–20, April 16–17, May 21–22 New Braunfels - OLD GRUENE
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 and over 25 specialty shops &
www.GrueneTexas.com; (830) 832-1721; or
25–April 2 - Burton
LA BAHIA ANTIQUE SHOW AT LA BAHIA
During the Round Top Festival, 8am. A wide variety of
antiques, collectibles, vintage items and porcelain
restoration at the show. Free admission/parking.
www.labahiaantiques.com. Held at 290W & 237TX, Burton,
26 - Flatonia
SPRING MARKET DAY WITH TEXAS INDEPENDENCE
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. For details:
26 & April 23 - Anderson
MUSIC MAKES A CELEBRATION...
On these 4th Saturdays, experience life & music of early
Texans & travelers at Fanthorp Inn. Tap a tambourine or take a
turn on the dance floor led by our dance instructor. Costumed
guides also describe workings of an Inn & its successful
Innkeeper. Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site, 579 S. Main off
Hwy 90 (ten miles east of Hwy 6). 11am-3pm. (936) 878-2214.
2 - Schulenburg
3rd 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
www.schulenburgsausagefest.com. (979) 743-4514. (866)
7–17 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS “JERRY FINNEGAN’S
Enjoy an intimate Studio Series comedic drama. Brian has spent
the last 10 years of his life wrestling with an unrequited
his best friend’s sister. But now she’s about to get married.
Unity Theatre, 300 Church Street. Thurs 7:30pm, Fri/Sat 8pm,
Sun 4pm. (979) 830-8358.
8–10 - Burnet
BURNET BLUEBONNET FESTIVAL ...“The
Bluebonnet Capital of Texas” hosts arts/crafts, entertainment,
parade, scholarship pageant, fun runs, pet parade, destruction
derby, carnival, gunfighters and dance. Call for more details:
15–16 - Burton
27th 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.
www.cottonginmuseum.org. (979) 289-3378.
16 - 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. American Legion Hall.
Tickets: $30 per person. Flatonia is located at Exit 661 off
I-10, between Houston & San Antonio.
www.flatoniachamber.com. (361) 865-3920. Email:
29–30 - Cameron
CAMERON DEWBERRY FESTIVAL ...
Cameron celebrates Spring with the Dew-berry Festival! Come
enjoy a cake and cobbler bake-off, youth fishing tournament,
classic car show, arts & crafts fair, and much more! It’s
where the fun begins. (254) 697-4979. Check out
for updates on more events.
6–7 - Brenham
126th 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 and kid’s
activities! Free admission.
1-888-BRENHAM (273-6426) or
14 - 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 Dr. Saturday, 9am-4pm. For more info:
www.crrcofcanyonlake.org or (830) 964-3003.
3–4 & June 9–11 - Lockhart
“BBQ CAPITAL OF TEXAS”
CHAMPIONSHIP COOK-OFF & 44th CHISHOLM TRAIL ROUNDUP ...Join
a western celebration with a RODEO, carnival rides & games,
horseshoes, auction, live music concert & dances, arts/crafts,
car show, bike ride and food vendors, all at the Lockhart City
Park. Saturday Grand Parade downtown.
11–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.
17–18 - Stonewall
55th 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
18–19, July 16–17, Aug 20–21
New Braunfels - OLD GRUENE
Shop the exceptional handmade quality of sculptors, potters,
jewelers, unique craftsmen and Texas-made foods, while
enjoying live entertainment and 25 specialty stores &
restaurants. Historic Old Gruene. (830) 832-1721.
2–3, 9–10, 16–17, 23–24, 30–31; 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.
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - 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.
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 and
children’s activities begin at 10:30am.
4 - Washington
23–24, July 30–31, Aug 6–7, Aug 13–14 - Brenham
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 & fireworks extravaganza.
Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site. For details,
call 1-888-BRENHAM or visit
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.
www.pleasanthillwinery.com. (979) 830-8463.