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Pleasant Hill Winery
Stomp grapes, get a T-shirt; tours, tastings have fees

Jeanne Cottle


Elgin Western Days Festival

Elgin, Texas
The 45th Annual Western Days Festival hits historic Elgin June 24-28, 2014. The Queens Revue & Tiny Tot Pageant start off the week’s activities on Tuesday night. Then on Thursday, the carnival hits town with lots of family fun. A free dance will be held on Friday night in Memorial Park. The Grand Finale, Saturday the 28th, is filled with events including a Parade, Carnival, Volleyball, Horseshoe, Washer and Softball Tournaments; Art, Crafts and Food Vendors; and live entertainment throughout the day. Proven as one of Elgin’s best festivals and annual homecoming, this year’s Western Days celebration will be our biggest and best ever. Come out and be a part of this unique and affordable event in Bastrop County which thousands attend.

Gena Carter, Greater Elgin Chamber of Commerce
512-285-4515
www.elgintxchamber.com



Harvest Grape Stomp

Windy Winery, Brenham, Texas
grape picking, stomping. Tastings, food, activities have fees.

Windy Winery


Chappell Hill Lavender & Wine Fest

Chappell Hill Lavender Farm and Windy Winery
Tastings, crafts, vendors, music, lavender cuisine

Chappell Hill Lavender Farm


38th Annual Scarecrow Festival

Chappell Hill, Texas
Scarecrows, pumpkin patch, 400 vendors, food, live music

Chappell Hill Historical Society


Burton Cotton Gin Festival

Apr 25, 2014 Fri. - 6PM | Sat. - 10AM - Midnight

Apr 26, 2014 Fri. - 6PM | Sat. - 10AM - Midnight

Burton
The Cotton era comes alive in Burton, Texas. Gin tours, parades, auctions, live music, folk life demonstrations, carnival, tractor pull, petting zoo, contests and much more! Friday Shrimp Boil & Live Auction, 6:00pm; Sat 10:00am-midnight; Burton Cotton Gin & Museum, 307 N. Main St. in Burton.

979-289-3378, www.cottonginmuseum.org


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.

www.chappellhillmuseum.org
1-888-BRENHAM



123rd Annual Maifest

May 3, 2013 - May 5, 2013 N/A

Fireman's Park
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.


1-888-BRENHAM
www.maifest.org



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
http://brazoscountyexpo.com/event/2013-04-26/festival-minis

Brazos County Expo, (979)823-3976, info@brazoscountyexpo.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.

(979)446-2582
wienerfest2012@gmail.com



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

Downtown Bryan
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!
http://cmbv.org/Texas-Reds-KID-ZONE.html


Lyndzey Person
979-779-5437



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.


Lance Jackson
979-764-3779 | ljackson@cstx.gov



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.

Tickets:
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.