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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.


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!

Brenham Winter Antiques Show

January 2nd, 2013 by Pamela Murski

Tractor BBQ Pit on Wheels!

Brenham Winter Antiques Show

Jan. 12 – 13

 Knights of Columbus Hall

Rural Texas Antiques

2804 Gun & Rod Rd.
Brenham, TX
(on FM 577 – 1/4 mi. north of Hwy 290)

Sat: 9 am – 5 pm
Sun: 10 am – 4 pm

Book your  room at the ranch and be just 5 minutes away!

Texas Antiquing

December 28th, 2012 by Pamela Murski

Fantastic Stoneware Antiquing in Round Top Texas

Wondering what to expect and what all the excitement is about at our famous antique shows?   The quote below says it all when it comes to how great Texas is and the wonderful antiquing to be found…especially during the  semi-annual Round Top Antiques Fairs.  Book your room today and make plans to attend!

“This past year marked the 44th year of the annual Round Top Fall Antique Show. Thousands of people flock to South Texas each year in hopes of discovering something fabulous, and just as many return home with a Texas treasure in tow.

This year,

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Shopping Antique Weekend and Before

August 23rd, 2012 by Pamela Murski

Have you heard about the semi-annual AntiqueWeekend in Round Top and other rural communities between Houston and Austin.  (It’s not  actually just a weekend but 2-3 weeks straight of  vendors setting up and selling their wares from near and far.)  It’s an amazing collection of hundreds and hundreds antique (high end to reproduction), collectibles &  junk stores and probably (thousands) of booths. You can get  home-decor ideas, as well as pick up vintage pieces at some great prices…haggling is encouraged!

Still undecided? Here are 6 reasons why you should make the trip, just 90 minutes outside Houston:

1. Stay at the B&BThe perfect launch pad

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