Selected Community Events
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 www.brazosvalleymuseum.org. The Museum, located in the Brazos Center, is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-5pm.
9th Annual Boonville Days Heritage Fair
The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History- 3232 Briarcrest Drive Bryan, TX 77802
Held the first Saturday in October, the Fair features scores of demonstrations of 19th century Texas skills, crafts, art, and music & dance. Because Brazos Valley has a rich and diverse heritage, this includes a wide variety of ethnic groups, re-enactors, artisans, and others. The event is free to the public, and visitors may also enjoy free admission to the Museum.
Six years ago, the Buffalo Stampede Races were added, and now feature a half-marathon and a 5k race. Attracting runners from all over the state, the races are held at 7:30 am on Saturday morning. Three years ago, a Chuck Wagon Cook-Off was also added, featuring authentic period wagons from the 19th century. The cook-off lasts two days, Friday and Saturday, and features delicious food cooked for the public on Saturday.
The best heritage fair in Brazos County, Boonville Days reaches more than 1,000 people each year! Please call or email the Museum for more information:
979.776.2195; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit us on the web: www.brazosvalleymuseum.org; or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/brazosvalleymuseumofnaturalhistory.
Wolf Pen Creek Park
Bring the whole family to Wienerfest this year! There will be live music, pet vendors, and the Fun Run. However, it wouldn't be Wienerfest without the Wiener Races and costume contest for your four-legged furry friends! Come on out to Wienerfest and join the fun!
Pecan Harvest Festival at Royalty Pecan Farms
Royalty Pecan Farms 10600 Hwy 21 E Caldwell, TX 77836
The annual Royalty Pecan Harvest Festival is a free public event that promotes local culture and agritourism. Visitors enjoy orchard tours, artists and gourmet food vendors, wine tasting, live entertainment, games, door prizes, and other family fun. The festival grounds are located behind our gift shop on a bluff overlooking 500 acres of lush pecan trees. Admission is free, but some vendors may require fees. Get details at RoyaltyPecans.com.
38th Annual Scarecrow Festival
Chappell Hill, Texas
Scarecrows, pumpkin patch, 400 vendors, food, live music
Chappell Hill Historical Society
Bluebonnet Festival of Texas
Apr 13, 2013 - Apr 14, 2013 Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM, Sunday 12 PM - 5 PM
Downtown Chappell Hill
Celebrate spring at the Official Bluebonnet Festival of Texas, listed as Texas Highways magazines #7 most popular event. 300-plus vendor booths, food, live entertainment and music, and fun in the heart of bluebonnet country. Sat. 10:00am-6:00pm; Sunday, noon-5:00pm. Free Admission.
123rd Annual Maifest
May 3, 2013 - May 5, 2013 N/A
Bring the entire family and enjoy one of the oldest German Festivals in Texas ! A colorful parade, spectacular performances, "all you can eat" Blue Bell ice cream with the Noon Lions Club, German food and live entertainment, quality arts and crafts booths, kids' activities at the "hands-on" German Village and lots of family fun!
Free admission to the festival and shuttles to historic downtown shopping.
The Fruitful Herbal Harvest
Mar 22, 2013 - Mar 23, 2013 N/A
Round Top Festival
March 22 and 23, Round Top Festival will host Herbal Forum, “The Fruitful Herbal Harvest.” Come and explore the world of herbs and grow in knowledge and understanding while learning exciting new ways to utilize these ancient plants. There will be plants for sale, workshops, bookshops, and gift shops. For registration and more information please visit festivahill.org or call (979) 249-3129
Festival of Minis
Apr 26, 2013 - Apr 28, 2013 8 AM each day
Brazos County Expo Complex
Brazos County Expo, (979)823-3976, email@example.com
Wiener Fest 2012
Oct 27, 2012 N/A
Wolf Pen Creek
Weiner Fest is the largest annual fund raiser for the Aggieland Humane Society (formerly Brazos Animal Shelter). It has food, music, dachshund races, wanna-be-a-wiener races, kid zone, costume contest, 5k fun run, and shopping. Entrance to the event is free and all proceeds go to the Aggieland Humane Society.
Christ's Way Baptist Church Annual Fall Festival
Oct 31, 2012 6 - 8 PM
CWBC @ 3885 Copperfield Drive, Bryan
CWBC will hold its annual Fall Festival as an alternative to trick-or-treating. Join us for FREE games, candy, inflatables, face painting, hay rides, train rides, food and more! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Child friendly costumes are welcome.
Call the church office @ (979)775-5000 for more information or visit www.christsway.org
Texas Reds Festival-Kids Zone
Oct 13, 2012 10 AM - 7 PM
Texas Reds Festival Kids Zone- Oct 12-13
Don’t know what to do with your kids while you’re wining and dining at the annual Texas Reds Festival? Drop them off at the Kids Zone provided to you by The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley! The area will consist of awesome moonbounces, crafts, and activities for your little one to participate in. If you go on our website before the festival, you can get an unlimited pass wristband for only $8- less than the door price! Individual tickets for each game will be $1 otherwise. Find out more here!
You can also volunteer at our Kids Zone, we would love some help!
Lincoln Recreation Center Annual Fall Festival
Oct 25, 2012 5:30 - 8 PM
Lincoln Recreation Center
Put on your best Halloween costume and join the fun and games at the Lincoln Recreation Center Fall Festival on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 5:30-8 p.m. The Lincoln Recreation Center is located at 1000 Eleanor St.
Activity coupons are five for $1 and activities will include joy jumps, face painting, cupcake walk, cookie decorating, the most Horrific Haunted House, an appearance by Charity the Clown and much more. Free refreshments will be available for children, including hot dogs, drinks and Halloween candy.
For more information, contact the Lincoln Recreation Center at 979.764.3779.
979-764-3779 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Allen Academy Fall Festival
Oct 27, 2012 5:30 - 10 PM
3201 Boonville Rd; Bryan, TX 77802
The Allen Parent Association is hosting a safe and family friendly Fall Festival full of carnival games, interactive activities, a spooky haunted house and lots of good food.
Julie Enriquez 979-218-6107
Brazos Contemporary Dance Festival Performance
Sep 14, 2012 - Sep 15, 2012 7:30 PM
Dance Theatre, room 263, READ Building, Texas A&M University
The Brazos Dance Collective is hosting a variety of talented artists from the surrounding area for this year's Brazos Contemporary Dance Festival. This non-profit dance company is excited to announce that dancers from Austin, Bryan-College Station, Denton, Houston, and San Antonio will be performing in the Dance Theatre at Texas A&M. Come join them September 14 & 15 at 7:30 pm to see passionate artists bring you a memorable evening of contemporary dance! The festival also includes dance classes offered on Saturday. Find discounted tickets and more information at brazosdance.org.
Available in advance: www.brazosdance.org/events
$12 general admission, $6 students & seniors
At the door, cash only
$15 general admission, $8 students & seniors
Featuring performances by:
Brazos Dance Collective (BCS)
Amanda McCorkle (Denton)
Big Rig Dance Collective (Denton)
Bonnie Cox (Austin)
Brittany Lopez & Erika Record (Denton)
Lisa Nicks (Austin)
Nicole Roerick (Austin)
UH Dance Ensemble (Houston)
Wendy Ellis (San Antonio)
Stasha Kraguljac, 979-393-8119
Chappell Hill Lavender and Wine Fest
Jun 16, 2011 - Aug 14, 2011 9 a.m. to 3 p.m
Chappell Hill Lavender Farm
The scent of fresh lavender is in the air! The Chappell Hill Lavender Farm hosts the sixth annual Lavender Fest on Saturday, August 13, 2011, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The festival kicks off the blooming season and guests will have the opportunity to cut their own fresh lavender and learn how to make lavender wands.
The popular Tour de Lavender returns this year where guests can explore charming destinations in scenic Washington County. Stops include the Windy Winery, which uses only Texas grapes to make great Texas wine. Try the Lady Lavender wine, and enjoy a hay ride to the vineyard, live music, great food and more.
Other sponsors include the Bluebonnet House & Garden Center, a timeless country gift shop; the Rock Store with historical hand-stitched wall hanging; Chappell Hill Sausage Company; and Bevers Kitchen for great home cooking.
Begin your tour at the Chappell Hill Lavender Farm with so much to see and do. Don't miss the wide variety of craft booths showcasing handmade soaps, lotions, birdhouses, jams, jellies, salsa, linens, candles, jewelry and more. Plus, enjoy live music with Front Porch Friends and sample lavender cuisine. Tour the farm's gift shop with its wonderful selection of lavender-related items.
For a unique, relaxing getaway, Lavender Fest 2011 is the perfect event destination. For more information, call 1-888-BRENAHM or visit www.chappellhilllavender.com.
1-888-BRENAHM or visit www.chappellhilllavender.com.