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The Winter Round Top Antique Show 2015

November 29th, 2014 by Pamela Murski

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While Round Top, Texas is a tiny little town boasting a population of less than one hundred people, it also happens to host one of the largest antique shows in the county in the Round Top Antique Show. Coming this winter, the first show of three in 2015 is the Round Top Antique Show, which will be going on January 23rd and 24th.


About the Round Top Antique Show

The Round Top Antique Show was created in 1968 and offers three shows a year where you can come to find the finest antiques in the country. The Winter Round Top Antique Show 2015 is hosted in the big red barn on the premises. In this 30,000 square foot barn, you can only imagine the amount and variety of quality antiques you will be able to find. The show has a $5 admission fee at the door, with children entering for free. The cost is well worth it when you consider all the great finds you can come across while you’re there.

What You Can Find

As evidenced by the photographs in the Round Top Antique Show gallery, you can find all sorts of antiques at the show. You can find a wide variety of home fixtures, such as beautiful antique rugs, unique old time silverware, china and mugs, classic furniture, and unique antique lamps. In addition to this, you can also find a variety of traditional Texas antiques. In past shows, this has included boot spurs, military uniforms, flags, and cowboy hats. Although there is no guarantee of what types of antiques you may find, that’s part of the joy of attending an antique show. Just the opportunity to browse through a barn of seemingly endless antiques is worth the price of admission.

Where to Get More Information

For more information, visit the Round Top Antique Show website, FAQ page or the official Round Top Antique Show media press release. In addition to these information resources, the Round Top Antique Show also has a social media presence, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. You can find occasional bits of information and updates through Facebook and Twitter, while Pinterest and Instagram offer a place to find more photos of the various antiques that were found there.

Where to Stay

While you’re in town to visit the Round Top Antique Show 2015, make it a weekend and let Murski Homestead provide you with some welcoming and comfortable Texas hospitality. Just a short drive of about 30 minutes from Round Top, TX, Murski Homestead is the perfect place to relax after a long day shopping for antiques. This scenic, country style bed and breakfast is a great getaway for romance or relaxation, offering four cozy rooms. So come down and join us at Murski Homestead, enjoy a relaxing stay with gourmet breakfast, and shop for some excellent antiques.

Round Top Antiques Fairs…shop til you drop!

September 27th, 2014 by Pamela Murski


Bar W Field, Warrenton

© 2013 David Stall Photography

Round Top Antiques fairs shoppers, this is it . . .
The BIG Show Week is Here!
The second weekend of the Round Top Antiques Fair has officially come to a close. Next week the last of the shows, some of the biggest and most exclusive shows of the Round Top Antiques Fairs, will open for the first time during this Fall 2014 AntiqueWeekend event. And, as fast as they open, they will close. Just a week from now, the Fall 2014 AntiqueWeekend shows and events will all be over. Done. Finished. Gone.
This NEXT week is the BIGGEST week of

the FALL 2014 Round Top Antiques Fairs AntiqueWeekend event.

Tuesday, September 30th 


Marburger Farm opened for early buyers today from 10:00am to 2:00pm at a premium admission price of $25. One of the largest, self-contained, show sites Marburger Farm has it’s own parking, ten tents, and a dozen building for more than 350 dealers on 43 acres. After Tuesday they will open at 10:00am each day and close at 5:00pm, except Saturday when they will close at 4:00pm. Admission will be $10 per person and includes parking.

In addition to Marburger Farm, more than 50 other free show sites will be open.


Wednesday, October 1st

More shows open at 9:00am Wednesday, including The Original Round Top Antique Fair, Big Red Barn, Carmine Dance Hall, and the Folk Art Fair. Wednesday is the first day of the 2013 Fall AntiqueWeekend that all the show sites and fields will be open.

Thursday, October 2nd

Every show site and field everywhere will be open on Thursday.

Thursday night is also the world famous JUnk-o-RAMa Prom, an event that shouldn’t be missed! Show up at the Junk Gypsies tent at the Zapp Hall Antique Show in your wildest Junk Gypsy prom dress – and hat – and dance the night away to live music.

Friday, October 3rd

Every show site and field everywhere will be open – this is after all AntiqueWeekend !

Saturday, October 4th

The last day for about half the show sites. Come early, stay late.

Sunday, October 5th

This is the final day for all show sites and fields. Despite this being an “open for business” day it’s not unusual to find many dealers packing and leaving early in the day. It will have been a long two plus weeks for many of them and they’ll be ready to go home or move on to their next destination.


The half-dozen shows that are opening during the coming week, will also close at the end of the day Saturday, October 4. Yes, many show sites and fields will be here, and be open on Sunday, October 5, but the biggest days of the show will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 2, 3 & 4.

AntiqueWeekend.com™ is your best source of online information.

See our Show Calendar for specific show dates.
The Fall 2014 Antique Weekend event will feature
more than 60 show sites across Fayette County.
See our Show Directory for individual show information.
Once a show location opens their dealers and vendors will be ready for business every day until the weekend of October 4 & 5. The majority of dealers start their day between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and stay open until dusk. Other show sites stay open after dark and are easy to find (they will be the ones with the lights on).




LOOK . . . It’s the Junk Gypsy World Headquarters!

Popular local favorites, The Junk Gypsy Company has just opened their World Headquarters right here in Round Top, Texas. Yee Haw! What fun, and it will be open year-around too! Just can’t get enough.

Just a short run south of the center of Round Top (towards Warrenton) they can be found on SH-237 on the east side of the road. Last weekend they generated quite a traffic jam. We expect that to continue all week – who cares, this is a big deal, come see for yourself.

Round Top Antique Week: There’s Nothing Like It

July 11th, 2014 by Pamela Murski

Round Top Antique Week

Round Top Antique Week

With 47 years of tradition, the Original Round Top Antique Week offers some of the finest antiques in the Washington County area. When you come to stay with us at Murski Homestead anytime throughout the year, you will have the opportunity to experience one of the four amazing fairs offered. All of the Fair locations are less than 20 minutes away from our charming Inn. There’s nothing like this memorable experience! Here are a few things to know about the Original Round Top Antique Week!


The Fair offers three shows each year. The Spring and Fall Antiques Fairs, located in all four of the fairs venues, and the newer Winter Antiques Show, located in the Big Red Barn. As you step through the door of the Big Red Barn, the Big Red Barn Tent, the Continental Tent, or Carmine Dance Hall, you will experience one of the Best Antique Shows in the nation. Discover an irresistible array of gorgeously displayed early Americana, Texas primitive and Continental furniture and accessories at this wonderful event.


The highlight of the Original Round Top Antique week is the collection of Americana antiques at the big Red Barn. Throughout the 30,000 square foot beautiful Barn and the nearby Big Red Barn Tent, visitors will discover a wide selection of stunning antiques. Make sure to make room in your suitcase for all the classic trinkets you will find at the Round Top Antique week!


The Continental Tent offers high quality items from England, France, Italy, Spain, and other European countries, big and small. For all European furniture lovers, this is the place to start! Just down the road from the Big Red Barn, in Carmine, Texas, shoppers will find a hidden gem, the Carmine Dance Hall. The striking Hall has been part of the Round Top Antiques Fair from the event’s beginning. If you are looking for a great place to grab a bite to eat, swing by and enjoy some award-winning BBQ at the Hall.


The 47th Annual Fall Antiques Fair begins October 1st and continues daily until October 4th. The Fall Fair is located at all four of the events sites and tickets can be purchased at any one of them. Tickets for the Spring and Fall Shows, which are 10$, cover all four locations for the entire week! For a map of The Original Round Top Antique week venue, click here!


If you find an exquisite piece of furniture and have no way of transporting it to your car or home, don’t worry! The Event has porters available to carry items to the car and shippers on site to handle large items, making your shopping experience so much more relaxing. In addition, all the buildings and tents are air-conditioned, allowing you to enjoy the event without enduring the heat of Texas! Shoppers don’t have to worry about parking either because free parking is available at each Fair location.


As you are planning your Round Top Antique week, don’t forget to book a room at the Murski Homestead. This B&B offers the perfect way to experience the Texas countryside yet still be close enough to enjoy your Round Top Antique Week events. Murski Homestead will also provide a delicious breakfast before you depart for a full day of shopping. Be sure to book your room at Murski Homestead early before it fills up!




Photo courtesy Juan Antonio Flores Segal.


Washington County Events in January

December 16th, 2013 by Pamela Murski

Washington County Events for January:  Time to kick of the New Year off with a weekend getaway to Washington County! Here’s just a sampling of what to do…….need help or more ideas?  Email us:  pamela@murskihomesteadbb.com or  Give us a call 877-690-0676

Washington County Events

Antiques Shows

 Brenham Winter Antiques Show:   January 4 & 5.   Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This new location at the Washington County Fairgrounds Event Center, 1305 E Blue Bell  Road, Brenham, TX  is an all-indoor show.  Show planner,  Rural Antiques Shows of Texas,  features time honored furniture & collectibles of the 19th & 20th centuries plus all manner of vintage objects that can be used in creative ways around the home & yard.  Antique hunters will find period glass, china, sterling, original paintings, estate jewelry, vintage baskets, old toys, linens, period advertising signs and those hard to find collectibles so popular today.  Food, catered by The Garden Cafe, will be available  on site both days.

Butchering and Curing:    January 11 & 12

For foodies and and the new breed of home farmers, you  don’t want to miss this educational program at Barrington Living History Farm, home of Dr. Anson Jones, last president of the Republic of Texas.   It is located within Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historical Park off Highway 105, between Navasota and Brenham on FM 1155

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. Pork has been preserved by drying, salting and smoking for centuries. There are different ways of curing, but they all serve the purpose of preserving it to eat later.

We will be butchering a hog on Saturday and beginning the curing process on Sunday.  This program will be ongoing, so if you want to see every step you have to attend the entire event.  Steps will not be repeated once the resources have been used up.   And, please be aware that the program is weather dependent.

Uptown Swirl

Washington County Events

Brenham UpTown Swirl:  January 18  from 3 – 7 p.m.

What better way to kick off the new year than to give or receive an afternoon and evening of wine tasting in quaint stores around Brenham’s downtown district!   With 27 different participating locations, each will offer different wines for tasting.  Part of the fun (beside tasting some really great wine) is getting to see all the great wares offered in each shop and looking for that special keepsake to take home with you.  A taste of some of the stops for tasting and shopping with a really cool vibe that we recommend you not miss

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Winter Antiques Show to be Held at Washington County Fairgrounds

December 6th, 2013 by Pamela Murski

The Washington County Fairgrounds, located just a half mile away from Murski Homestead B&B, always has something going on throughout the year from hosting the oldest state fair in September to horse shows, cattle shows, livestock sales, flea markets and trade days, Demolition Derby…..to the Washington County Fairgrounds Winter Antique Show put on by Rural Antiques Shows. 

Washington County Fairgrounds

Washington County Fairgrounds Winter Antiques Show

The Brenham Winter Antiques Show is being held at the Washington County Fairgrounds, their first time at this new venue.  The dates for this years Winter Antiques Show are the first weekend of the new year:  Saturday, January 4 and Sunday, January 5, 2014.  Saturday’s show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday’s show hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This new location at the Washington County Fairgrounds Event Center, 1305 E Blue Bell  Road, Brenham, TX  is an all-indoor show.  Featuring the time honored furniture & collectibles of the 19th & 20th centuries plus all manner of vintage objects that can be used in creative ways around the home & yard.  Antique hunters will find period glass, china, sterling, original paintings, estate jewelry, vintage baskets, old toys, linens, period advertising signs and those hard to find collectibles so popular today according to Rural Texas Antiques Shows spokeswoman.  Each day luncheon will be available  on site  and catered by The Garden Cafe both days.

With the B&B just a half mile down the road, Murski Homestead is the perfect place to stay and launch your shopping excursion each day.  Come back to the bed and breakfast after a day of shopping and slip into our outdoor spa for a relaxing soak and get ready for another day of antique shopping, downtown boutique and gift shopping, fun and fascinating winery tours and tastings on our local Bluebonnet Wine Trail, getting in on a visit to some of our great historical sights while in town and enjoying some fine fare at one of our great restaurants.  The list of things to do is endless.  You  may just decide to stay here at the ranch and finish up your weekend truly relaxing and rejuvenating before heading back to the city.

Whatever you decide, you can’t find a closer spot to come home to each day after your antique shopping foray at the Washington County Fairgrounds Winter Antiques Show!  Don’t want to go out to locate dinner after your day of shopping and relaxing soak in our outdoor spa?  We can take care of that with our Inn House Menu!  Be sure to order your private meal from the ranch in advance of your stay……we deliver to your room some of the best food rockin’ in Washington County!  So  book your favorite room now and make plans to come on up!