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Washington County Events Calendar for Early 2015

December 15th, 2014 by Pamela Murski

Washington County Events Calendar for Early 2015

The end of 2014 is just around the corner, New Year’s Eve celebrations will be fun, fast and over with, New Year’s Day will  appear and 2015 will officially begin!  Now is the time time to think ahead and look what is coming so that you can begin to plan the new year and your visits to the ranch for some getaway time!  To whet your appetite and tease you, some of the fun upcoming events for early 2015  that we have discovered on the Washington  County Events Calendar include the following:

Washington County Events Calendar

Washington County Events Calendar

January 10-11

  • Brenham Winter Antiques Show: Washington County Fairgrounds, 1305 E Blue Bell Rd, Brenham (only 5 minutes from the B&B)
 Look for antique to vintage : Americana, Texas furniture, glass, china, pottery, sterling silver, regional paintings, & estate jewelry. Look for vintage baskets, Oriental rugs, Jewelry, old toys, quilts, linens, stoneware & advertising memorabilia.  For more information call 979-865-5618 or visit their site www.ruraltexasantiquesshows.com
  • Live Music at The Kenney Store:  811 South Loop 497, Kenney, TX
Live music every Fri & Sat nights by varying artists. Come early for dinner, stay late for dancing!  www.TheKenneyStore.com
  • Lone Star Gallery Trade Days:   at the Lone Star Gallery, 4214 S Hwy 237, Warrenton, TX 78961
The Lone Star gallery presents…. LSG Trade Days. Second Sat & Sun of every month. Featuring vintage, antique, re-purposed, shabby, & more.  Visit their site for more info:  www.LoneStarGallery.com
  • Butchering & Curing:  Barrington Living History Farm, Washington on the Brazos, Washington, TX
Join us for our annual butchering and curing weekend, where we will be butchering a hog on Saturday and beginning the curing process on Sunday. Butchering livestock was a very necessary way of life in the mid-19th century. Many of the animals raised on the farm were raised for that purpose.  For more info call 936-878-2214 or visit their  website www.BirthplaceofTexas.com

January 17

  • Linda Patterson & Friends in Concert:  at Round Top Festival Institute, Hwy 237, Round Top, TX
Enjoy an afternoon of Organ Music combined with a Variety of Instruments.  Door opens at 2:00 PM. Visit their website for details and tickets:  www.FestivalHill.org
  • Uptown Swirl: in Downtown Brenham
Enjoy swirling about Downtown Brenham as you taste many different wines and shopping with your girlfriends! Get your tickets online and in advance to ensure you get one of the 2015 keepsake glasses:  www.DowntownBrenham.com

February 7

  • Light in the Dark: at Barrington Living History Farm, Washington on the Brazos, Washington, TX
Seeing in the dark is something we take for granted today, but making your own light is frugal and satisfying. On Barrington farm, the home of the last president of Texas, Anson Jones, they would have been using purchased and homemade candles. The slaves might have used grease lamps, rush lights, or started their fires with flint and steel. Try your hand at candle dipping,  tour the house, kitchen, barn, and slave quarters.  www.BirthplaceofTexas.com

February 16 – 28 

  • Quilt Exhibition:  Winedale Historical Complex, 3738 FM 2714, Round Top, TX
“Seeing Double: Paired Versions of Popular Quilt Patterns” :  A Quilt exhibition featuring a selection of quilts from the Winedale Historical Quilt Collection; The University of Texas at Austin  dating from late 1700s to current dates.  www.cah.utexas.edu/museums/winedale.php

February 19 – March 8

  • Live Theatre  “A Piece of My Heart”:  Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun at Unity Theatre, 300 Church St, Brenham
This is a powerful, fact-based drama of six courageous women who went to Vietnam: four nurses, an intelligence officer, and a country western singer (booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops). The play portrays each young woman before, during, and after her tour in the war-torn nation and their struggles to make sense of a war that irrevocably changed them. A play with the music and soul of a tumultuous era in our history, it has recently been named “The most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation,” by The Vietnam Vets Association.    For more information:  www.UnityBrenham.org


Ready to book your room now and start the countdown til you come?  If not,  read on because there is more on the Washington County Events Calendar!


February 28 – March 1

  • Texas Independence Day Celebration:   Washington on the Brazos, PR 12, Washington, TX
Celebrate the 179th anniversary of Texas independence where Texas became Texas.Historic re-enactors, musicians, soldiers and craftsmen.  For more information:  www.BirthplaceofTexas.com


March 14 

  • Texas Ranger Day:  507 N Railroad Street, Burton, TX
Enjoy history, re-enactments, cook-off, live music. www.BurtonHeritageSociety.org
  • Chappell Hill Art Walk:  Downtown Chappell Hill, TX
Juried local artists from the area offering their work and designs for sale.  For details call 979-836-6033 or visit online:  www.ChappellHillHistoricalSociety.com

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