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Washington County Events in February

January 10th, 2014 by Pamela Murski

Looking for something to do in February?  These Washington County Events are sure to please!  Reserve your room at the ranch for a relaxing nights sleep after enjoying all that we have to offer in this great area!


Saturday, February 8th:  2-4 p.m.

Valentine’s Concert with Dick Smith and Friends

Broadway Melodies…the Best of Broadway

A trip to New York to see a  “Broadway Musical” has been an exciting part of American cultural life for over a century but this year you only need to travel as far as Round Top, Texas to hear the best of Broadway!
The afternoon concert starting at 2:00 pm will feature Dick Smith who has spent a lifetime perfecting his interpretations of the music of America’s greatest Broadway musicals. With performances by his daughter Ryan Smith and a star studded cast of guests artists including Charles Whitaker, Will Lynde, and guest performers from the recent Zack Theater production of Le Miz.You will hear many familiar tunes from Rogers & Hammerstein to Irving Berlin,   Sondheim to Hamlisch,  Guys & Dolls to Wicked, the best of the past and a sampling of the latest on Broadway. Come spend a magical Saturday afternoon with the music we’ve all grown to love.
For more information:  Round Top Festival Institute.
Round Top, TX
February 20
Bluebonnet Opry
Doors open at 5:30, Dinner at 6, Show at 7:30
Enjoy live music by varying artists and the Bluebonnet Opry House Band. Evening contains food, music and door prizes.
Silver Wings Ballroom, 4100 Hwy 105, Brenham, TX
For more information click here
 February 22nd
James Dick, Piano
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Piano playing at its keenest and most stirring conveyance from the Founder and Artistic Director of Round Top Festival Institute.   Be prepared to be lulled by the intriguing music of Schubert, Beethoven and Schumann during this concert!


February 8-9th, 10-4:30
Visit Barrington Farm to learn how early Texans passed the time of day. What games did they play and what crafts did they practice? You will find demonstrators exhibiting such skills and opportunities to perhaps try your hand at a skill you would like to learn! Play mid-1800’s parlor games and just enjoy a day of leisure!
For more information click here!
Barrington Living History Farm, 23400 PR 12, Washington, TX

LIVE THEATRE:play-AlmostMaine

February 13–March 2
 “Almost, Maine…….A Romantic Comedy  by John Cariani
  • 3 weeks, 12 shows…….
  • Thursdays 7:30 pm
  • Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 pm
  • Sundays 4:00 pm

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

Unity Theatre , 300 Church St, Brenham, TX,  979-830-8358

February 20 -23
“Alice in Bed”
This dramatic fantasy, taking place in the 1890’s merges the life of Alice James, the brilliant sister of William and Henry James, with the heroine of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. It is a play about the anguish, grief and rage of women; and about the triumphs and limitations of the imagination.
 For more information click here
Blinn College, Dr. W.W. O’Donnell Performing Arts Center, Brenham, TX


Friday February 7-8,  10- 4 p.m.

Stars Over Brenham Quilt Show:  Judged “Contemporary and Traditional” Quilt Show

A number of vendors will be on hand with demonstrations and products of all types, ranging from quilting supplies to jewelry. In addition, a Boutique filled with a wide variety of upscale items handmade by Quilt Guild members will be available for shoppers as well as numerous Raffles.

Fireman’s Training Center
1101 Hwy 290 W
Brenham, Tx  77833
Click here for Quilt Show Info or call 979-421-2210
washington county events

washington county events

February 10-23
Annual Quilt Exhibit @Winedale Historical Complex:  “Red, White and a Bit of Another Color!”
Winedale Historical Complex – Meadows Conference Center
3738 FM 2714, Round Top
For more information click here or call 979-278-3530 


February 14, 6 P.M. til Midnight
Valentine Dinner & Dance
Fajita Dinner (Design II), dessert (Brenham Olde Towne Bakery) and drinks. Music by Robbie Wooten Band. Live & silent auctions, raffles. Ongoing Custom Golf Cart raffle sponsored by Family Motor Sports & Toys. Benefits Morgan’s Angel Robot Program!!!!! Hosted at the Chappell Hill Fire Department

For more information call 713-299-2963 or email: linda@tlmaintco.com


 February 23rd,  2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Taste of Texas Beer Fest
  • Experience Ten Great Texas Beers
  • Complimentary Beer Glass
  • 2 p.m. –  6 p.m.   – Live Music with Jack the Sax
  • 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Live Music with the Black Cat Choir
  • Enjoy the experience on the Patio (Bybee Square)
For more info:  The Stone Cellar  or call 979-249-3390
204 E. Mill Street, Round Top
All these great events and more await you in Washington County!  Book your room with us at the B&B and enhance your experience while in our area!

Uptown Swirl Set for January 18 in Downtown Brenham

December 27th, 2013 by Pamela Murski

Romantic Weekend Getaways in Texas

Romantic Weekend Getaways in Texas

Downtown Brenham is the place to come for fun in the new year!   What Better way to kick it  than to experience the excitement and fun of an afternoon and evening of wine tasting in quaint stores around Brenham’s historic downtown district!   It is called the Uptown Swirl (wine walk) and this Brenham annual event is coming up!!!!

Girlfriends Getaway in Brenham

Girlfriends Getaway in Brenham

It was loads of fun last year and is sure to be even better this year. I was able to procure some really fantastic champagne, a couple of reds and a white that I thought were extraordinary!  This is the way to sample wine without all the expense of buying the bottle until you find the one or more that perfectly suits your palate!

Mark your calendars for January 18, 2014 (3-7 P.M.), book your room and purchase your ticket in advance!  

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Washington County Holiday Foodie Experience

October 29th, 2013 by Pamela Murski

Washington County HolidayAttention, foodies! We are determined to make this holiday season one you’ll never forget. Enjoy local wines and a delicious dinner prepared during our hands-on cooking class. The best part is you’ll take back recipes so your friends and family will be able to get in on the tastiness! After dinner, sip champagne on one of our porches. You’ll wake up to a tasty breakfast that is made from scratch…

If  you think this whets your appetite, it gets even better. Murski Homestead Bed and Breakfast is offering a special add-on package for food-lovers this season!

The Washington County Holiday Foodie Experience includes:

  • Bottle of champagne upon arrival
  • Hands-on cooking class and wine tasting with meal prepared during class
  • Dessert for two from Must Be Heaven – Home of the Famous Holiday Pies
  • Holiday Brunch Morning of Departure

This package can be added to a reservation of at least two nights from November 2013 through January 2014. Pricing is set at $480 on weekdays (Sunday-Wednesday), or $695 on weekends (Thursday-Saturday). Certain date exceptions apply.

Book your stay now or add the Washington County Holiday Foodie Experience to your existing reservation! Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions at (979) 830-1021!

Best Restaurants in Brenham TX

October 22nd, 2013 by Pamela Murski

Best Restaurants in Brenham TXMy mouth is watering just thinking of all the deliciousness in Brenham, Texas. If you love food and new experiences, we have some recommendations for your trip!

First, make your way to Murski Homestead Bed and Breakfast for one of our Texas Cooking Classes and Foodie Events. You’ll create a memorable experience in a relaxing atmosphere. Even better yet, you can leave with the recipes and duplicate them at home! We offer cooking classes and lessons in culinary herbs that are demo-style or hands-on. You can determine how involved you’d like to be in the process.

After sharpening your culinary skills in one of our cooking classes on the ranch, make sure to try out the best restaurants in Brenham TX!

Funky Art Café is great for lunch. It has an interesting and diverse menu. Just like its name, the restaurant is a bit funky in ambiance as it serves up artfully prepared food. It’s snuggled in the back of a historic downtown Brenham building that’s decorated according to season. There’s a purple wall displaying the work of local artists and a menu that changes every four months. At least two homemade desserts will be offered each day.

Now we’re on to the “home of the $100 burger!” The Southern Flyer Diner is located at the Brenham Municipal Airport and is open every day. Nearly everything at the diner is made from scratch. The Southern Flyer Diner is consistently ranked among the “Best of the Best.”

Must Be Heaven is another great option, with a fresh menu and quality ingredients. This unique experience will take you back to the good ole days of ice cream shops and hand-crafted sandwiches. The atmosphere makes everyone want to slow down and enjoy their day! Enjoy a sandwich, soup, and maybe a piece of fruit…just don’t forget to try the pie that is always made fresh!

Stopping by Ernie’s American Bistro is a must on the trip. It specializes in personalized service, where American Bistro Dining and “Slow Food” converge to make eating both a pleasure and leisurely experience. Try the fish tacos or beef tenderloin at Ernie’s. They will not disappoint.

There “ain’t no fib about the rib” at the original Big Daddy’s, also known as Nathan’s BBQ! This place is always hopping. Swing in for some ribs, brisket, chops or a handmade dessert.

And if you enjoy Mexican cuisine, try the fine food at Los Cabos. They offer great lunch specials, and their dinner prices are extremely affordable. Start your dinner with a half-frozen/half on the rocks “Stars Over Texas!”

For another dinner option, try Volare Restaurant. It is rooted in the warm flavors of the Matera countryside and its dishes are infused with international flavors that create distinctive tastes. The menu is always fresh and the dishes are always flavorful.

As you make your reservations at some of the best restaurants in Brenham TX, don’t forget to reserve your room with us at Murski Homestead Bed and Breakfast! Come experience a true Texas guest ranch with more than 100 years of history! Find your perfect room here!

Oktoberfest in Burton and Round Top

October 4th, 2013 by Pamela Murski

Oktoberfest….a traditional German celebration in October…good beer, good food, good music!
2 different towns…..2 great celebrations….both in October…..2 different weekends = more fun!
Need lodging?  Come stay with us for  a complete weekend getaway!
BURTON, TX:  Saturday Oct.12   
Oktoberfest Burton: Get ready for the Best Little German Fest Out in the Country.  North Railroad St. will be transformed into a Texas Country Oktoberfest from 3:00 to 7:30 pm on Saturday, Oct. 12th in downtown Burton.  Eat, sing sport lederhosen, win a door prize, listen and dance to polka music, watch or participate in the wiener dog races, beer barrel roll, stein races and preform the Chicken Dance.  Prizes awarded to the Best Dressed German man and woman.  Enjoy authentic German food, drink and music through out the night at the Burton Café and the Pig and Whistle.
ROUND TOP, TX:  Saturday Oct. 26
Make plans to attend the OktoBerFest at the Round Top Rifle Assn. Hall in  Round Top on Saturday, October 26th  from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
*Admission to the Tasting Hall is $25
*Relax under the pavilion listening to the FREE concert of music provided by the Round Top Brass Band and Enzian Buam
*Sausage and Kraut will be available as well
Tickets are available at Round Top Mercantile Company, Round Top State Bank or www.roundtoprifle.com!  Event is hosted by the Round Top Schuetzen Verein