13 - Caldwell
30th ANNUAL KOLACHE FEST-IVAL...
Downtown on the Courthouse Square, enjoy kolaches, food and
craft vendors, Czech bands, quilt show, Antique Tractor Show &
car show. FREE. (979) 567-0000.
20–21, Oct 18–19, Nov 15–16, Dec 3–4 - New Braunfels
OLD GRUENE MARKET DAYS...
the exceptional handmade quality of sculptors, potters,
jewelers, unique crafts-man & specialty Texas-made foods,
while enjoying live entertainment & 25 specialty stores &
restaurants. Historic Old Gruene.
13–20 - Brenham
146th ANNUAL WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR...
The “Oldest County Fair in Texas” features Shows, Rodeos,
Music and Fun! Nashville entertainment, carnival, crafts,
food, livestock & poultry auctions, commercial exhibits &
attractions. For additional details, visit website
or call (979) 836-4112.
18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18 Gruene Historic District / New
Braunfels - COME AND TASTE IT...
Meet Texas’ best winemakers & craft brewers at The Grapevine
in Gruene Historic District on the third Thursday each month.
Complimentary tastings of craft beer & three select wines,
plus samples of food offered for sale. Event features live
music and prize giveaways. (830) 606-0093 or
20 - San Marcos
JUNIOR TEXAS WATER SAFARI...
This is a 16-mile race for
young canoeists and kayakers held annually on the third
Saturday of September on San Marcos River. The adventure
begins at City Park and ends in Staples. Registration:
8am at City
Park. Free for spectators. Visit
call (888) 200-5620.
25–October 12 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS “BOEING BOEING”...
A hilarious ride in this
classic swinging ’60s farce, full of flirtatious hijinks,
slamming doors and utter confusion! Call for tickets. Unity
Theatre, 300 Church St. (979) 830-8358. For details:
26–October 4 - Burton
LABAHIA ANTIQUE SHOW @ LABAHIA HALL...
LaBahia Antique Show (during the Round Top Festival) at 8am
with dealers across the country offering a wide variety of
antiques, collectibles, vintage items and porcelain
restoration at the show. Country cooking all day. Free
admission & parking. LaBahia Hall at 290W/237TX, Burton, TX.
28 - Serbin
the Texas Wendish Heritage Museum Complex & historic St. Paul
Lutheran Church —one of Texas’ Painted Churches. A fun,
family-oriented day features music by THE OAK WILT BOYS.
Offering delicious foods, including homemade Wendish noodles.
Competitions, kid’s activities, car show & vintage machinery,
demos, exhibits & more. Free admission.
27–28 - Bryan
TEXAS REDS STEAK & GRAPE FESTIVAL...
This signature event tempts all ages to
experience tasty Texas wines & dine on steak specialties.
Enjoy arts/crafts, grape stomp, steak grilling cook-off, Kid’s
Zone, and live headliner musical entertainment. Historic
Downtown Bryan. FREE. For more info, visit
texasredsfestival.com, or call (979) 209-5120.
1–4 - 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 & acres of
free parking. $10 admission fee covers all days. For details:
(888) 273-6426 or
4 - Cameron
ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR AND 20th FUN RUN...
Join us for a full
day Saturday Under the majestic oaks in downtown’s City Park.
Discover diverse artisan treasures form across central Texas.
Booth fees: $45 (15x15). Contact: Chamber of Commerce, PO Box
432, Cameron TX 76520. Email
; or call (254) 697-4979.
9–11 - Gruene
Historic District / New Braunfels
28th ANNUAL GRUENE MUSIC & WINE FEST...
This Americana event benefiting local charities features the
best in live Texas music and the best in Texas food and wines
at Gruene Hall and The Grapevine. All four days are filled
with vintner and music events, wine, food & beer samplings and
the Great Guitar Auction. For tickets & info, visit
or call (830) 629-5077, or toll free from San Antonio (830)
11 - Burnet
The 1870-1880s period is celebrated on the
grounds of historic Fort Croghan with old-time skills
demonstrations, including lye soap-making, rope-making,
quilting, and much more. Free admission & free parking. (512)
11 - 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.
Stage-coach rides are weather-dependent. 10am-3pm. Fanthorp
Inn State Historic Site. FREE admission; suggested donation of
$10 adults & $5 children for stage rides. For details: (936)
11–12 - Chappell Hill
CHAPPELL HILL SCARECROW FESTIVAL...
Stroll through this historic town, and enjoy over 400 juried
vendor booths of home decor, gardening, jewelry and pet
accessories. Plus great food, entertainment, and numerous
children’s activities, including pumpkin decorating contests.
Come for “best family fun in the state.” 1-888-BRENHAM.
18 - Burton
ANNUAL BARN DANCE AND DINNER GALA...
Burton Cotton Gin Museum hosts a gala dinner & barn dance with
music by the Bret Graham Band. Dinner 6pm-11pm. Tickets $50
per person. Proceeds used to maintain & preserve Historic
Burton Farmers Gin. Held at La Bahia Hall in Burton. (979)
24–26 - Kerrville
KERR COUNTY FAIR...
Exhibits, petting zoo, cook-off, bull riding, dance, carnival
& midway, children’s activities, stage entertainment, vendors,
food & beverages, something for everyone! Hwy 27 East. In its
24– 26 - Flatonia
CZHILISPIEL 42... Come celebrate the 41st
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, Arts/Crafts, Special Events, Grand Parade,
Carnival & much more. Czech Us Out!
25 - Elgin
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
Po1rk Cook-off, royal coronation & more! Historic Downtown. On
Hwy 290, just 19 mi. east of Austin.
25–26 - Gruene Historic District / New Braunfels
22nd 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.
8–9 - Gruene Historic District / New Braunfels
31st ANNUAL TOUR DE
GRUENE BICYCLE CLASSIC...
Participants enjoy a leisurely ride
through the Texas Hill Country or competitive time trials with
prizes for the best course records.
live music at Gruene Hall in Gruene Historic District. To
register: (210) 862-3524.
8–9 - Georgetown
17th ANNUAL HILL COUNTRY ARTS & CRAFT
Sat 9am-4pm & Sun 11am-4pm. Over 100 booths of juried artists
that hand craft and home make all their art, perfect for
holiday giving. For seventeen years, the crowds have come to
enjoy some of the finest shopping in Central Texas. #2 Texas
Drive, Georgetown TX (5 miles west of I-35 on Williams
Drive/FM 2338). For inquiries: (512) 948-7393.
8 - San Marcos
VETERAN'S DAY CELEBRATION...
The community of San Marcos pays tribute
to military war heroes with a parade & celebration through the
streets of downtown. Admission is free and the parade starts
at 10:00 am. For more information, visit
call (512) 393-8400.
21–22 - College Station
CELEBRATE THE WORLD AT BRAZOS VALLEY
Enjoy culture displays, salsa judging contest, storytelling,
international cuisine, arts/crafts, demonstrations, live
Latin music & dance lessons on Friday 6pm & more. 10am-5pm.
Wolf Pen Creek Park.
22 - Brenham
HOLIDAY HOME TOUR...
historic homes beautifully decorated for the holidays, and
shop for holiday gifts. Shopping hours are 10am-6pm. Home
tours 1pm-4pm both days. Giddings Stone Mansion, 2203 Century
Circle, Brenham. 1-888-BRENHAM, (979) 836-1690 or
29 - 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.
1, 5, 6 - Flatonia
CHRISTMAS IN FLATONIA...Dec 1
Christmas Village Lighting & Santa; Dec 5 - Wonderful Winter
Wine Walk (5pm-9pm); and Dec 6 - Christmas Market,
Cookie/Candy Carnival and Santa. Civic Center 9am-4pm. 208 E.
N. Main St. Exit 661 on I-10. (361) 865-3920.
3–6 - San Marcos
28th ANNUAL SIGHTS & SOUNDS OF
Get the entire
family into the Christmas spirit by joining in on the
fun-filled activities at Sights & Sounds. Start your Christmas
shopping early at the arts & crafts marketplace, visit Santa's
village, ride the carousel, view a live nativity scene and
enjoy holiday foods. Admission: free for kids 12 & under;
adults $5 nightly. For more info:
4–21 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS “PLAID TIDINGS”...
The hilarious, heavenly For-ever Plaid quartet returns to
earth in this holiday treat wrapped up in a harmonious package
with a big bow on top! Unity Theatre, 300 Church St.
5 - Brenham
DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS STROLL AND LIGHTED PARADE...
entertainment and holiday shopping as you stroll the
beautifully-lighted streets of Historic Downtown Brenham. The
downtown lighted parade is sure to put everyone in the holiday
spirit. Free admission & free parking. 1-888-Brenham.
6 - Cameron
Join us for Cameron's Annual Christmas Parade and fun in the
decorated historic square of downtown Cameron. Get a snack at
the food booths, listen to the music and have your picture
taken with Santa. Festivities start at 5:30 pm, with parade at
6:30 pm. What a great way to recapture your childhood
Christmas spirit with lights, music, floats & Santa!
11–13 & Dec 18–20 - 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. (830) 964-2324.
13 - Burnet
CHRISTMAS AT FORT CROGHAN...
Costumed interpreters present the heritage of
Fort Croghan with holiday decorations typical of the late
1800’s period. 5:30-8:30pm. Free admission & free parking.
Fort Croghan Museum & Grounds, 703 Buchanan Dr. (TX29 West).
17, 2015 - Brenham
Treat yourself, your spouse & your friends to a fun afternoon
and evening of sipping wine and swirling through historic
Downtown Brenham from 3-7pm. For a small fee, enjoy a tasty
wine sampling and a collectible wine glass. For additional
www.BrenhamUptownSwirl.com. To order tickets, call