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3rd Annual Chuck Wagon Cook-Off

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History- 3232 Briarcrest Drive Bryan, TX 77802
The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History announces its third annual Chuck Wagon Cook-Off, on Friday and Saturday, October 3-4th. It is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy cowboy cookin’ in style by the best!

Teams will compete in an authentic Chuck Wagon Cook-Off as part of The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History’s Boonville Days. On Friday afternoon the public is invited to see the wagon judging, and crews in period dress!

Though judges will choose the best cooks, the public is invited to taste and see for themselves! On Saturday, October 4th, attendees may enjoy lunch prepared on an authentic chuck wagon; a chance to experience the Old West!

Lunch includes: Chicken fried steak, potatoes, bread, beans, and peach cobbler. Tickets are limited and available for $10. For those who wish to secure their tickets, they may be reserved by calling the Museum at 979.776.2195. Pat Gavin and the Buckaroo Band and other musicians will be providing music to keep your feet tapping along with the beat. Join us for some good old-fashioned cookin’ and cowboy fun!

This is a family friendly event, so the museum will have activities to keep the young’uns entertained by learning to make pinch pots and other period crafts. Visitors can also browse through the Museum’s Discovery Room, Library, and exhibition gallery, and explore our Texas history display and the current exhibit on crystallography. If you are interested in volunteering or being a re-enactor for Boonville Days, please contact the museum at (979)776-2195 or

To learn more about this and other Museum events, activities and exhibitions call , or visit our website at The Museum, located in the Brazos Center, is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-5pm.

Sarah Hoffschwelle

Brazos Bark and Build

Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater
Brazos Bark and Build is a community-wide dog house design competition held at Wiener Fest in Wolf Pen Creek on October 4th. The dog houses will also be on display and open for auction the week prior at Post Oak Mall, starting on September 26th. This event seeks to spread awareness and raise money for Aggieland Humane Society. There are many opportunities for you to get involved, be that as a builder, sponsor, volunteer, or bidder! If you (or your canine friend) has an interest in design or dogs, please support this local effort to help our community’s homeless pets.

Brazos Bark and Build Committee,, 979-694-1791

Art and Essay Contest: Community History, Heroes, and Heritage

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Call for original art work and essays reflecting local history, heroes and heritage: Let us celebrate the stories and traditions of local history, heroes and heritage! Students in grades K-12 throughout Region VI Education Service Center are invited to participate. Region VI's 15 counties are Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Leon, Madison, Milam, Montgomery, Polk, Robertson, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker and Washington.

First-place entries become part of the collection of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Download entry forms online at

Monica Lerma, 979-691-4006,

The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest Showcase

Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA) 1900 Kane Street Houston, TX 77007
Texas Folklife will return to Houston with its Big Squeeze Accordion Contest in search of talented young squeezeboxers. A free and open to the public talent showcase will be held at MECA in Houston on Sunday, February 23, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Reserve your spot or get more information at Texas Folklife: and (512) 441-9255.

Sarah Rucker,, 512-441-9255