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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
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Culinary Experience! Dinner in the Fields…..50 Miles to Harvest

September 28th, 2013 by Pamela Murski

Murski Homestead is proud to partner with this great venue and offer  special pricing on rooms for all who have tickets to this inaugural culinary event!  Call us today at 877-690-0676 to book your room for the special Citadel Price!

  BRENHAM   *    TEXAS    * * * * * *

The Historic Citadel of Washington County

Join us for this unique culinary experience.  Celebrated Chef Jesse Griffiths will prepare an elegant five course home-style dinner in the field at the historic Citadel of Washington County.  Dine with the local farmers who grow the food and enjoy the fifty mile harvest.  Live music, local wine samplings and featured folk artists will give guests a memorable event not to be missed.  Cash Bar will be available.

Cost: $200 per person      Purchase Tickets Online Friday, Nov. 1, 2013  Gates open at 5:30pm   Supper Served at 7pmLocation: 3401 Hwy 290 E, Brenham TXFor more information Call 979.530.7993  or  719.499.3557

Chef JESSE GRIFFITHS embodies the forefront of the new hunting-cooking movement. He has gained national praise for his strictly local butcher shop and supper clubs (Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Country Living, Garden & Gun) and his series of practical hunting schools are the first of their kind. In less than a year, they have drawn students from around the country and have gained attention from the New York Times, Texas Monthly, and others. Jesse was nominated as Food & Wine’s The People’s Best New Chef in 2011, and is the owner and chef of Dai Due with his life/ work partner, Tamara Mayfield. The couple received Austin’s Edible Communities Local Hero award in 2012.  Jesse is the author of Afield: A chef’s guide to preparing and cooking wild game and fish, a James Beard Award finalist in 2013.

Event Organizer / Farmer BRAD STUFFLEBEAM “A pioneer of the local food movement in the Lone Star State” (Texas Agriculture Magazine) and 2012 recipient of the Houston Mayor’s Award: Champion of Food Justice, Brad has been a professional organic horticulturist in Texas since 1991, the past President of the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (TOFGA), current USDA Council Member of Southern SARE, Board Member for the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance and a full-time farmer in Washington County Texas. Brad has been an educator and organizer for many of the largest organic farming events in Texas. Brad and his wife Jenny own HOMEsweetFARM serving their local community and the Houston area through a unique Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program with a Farm Market in downtown Brenham. Featured in numerous articles and books, his enthusiasm and passion has inspired others in their quest for real food.

The Gates open at 5:30 pm for guests to explore the Historic Citadel, previously closed to the public for over 70 years.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and local wine tastings while Local Folk Artist LEON COLLINS and others display their work through out the grounds.  Dinner with the farmers will be served under the Pecan Trees at 7pm.

Break Bread with the Farmers:

  • Blue Heron Farm, Fieldstore,TX
  • Finca Pura Vida, Fayetteville, TX
  • Hatfield Farm, Navasota, TX
  • Home Sweet Farm. Brenham, TX
  • Longhorn Beef Co., Columbus,TX
  • Yonder Way Farm, Fayetteville,TX

Brought to you in part by      HOMEsweetFARM       979.530.7994       email us here

Texas Wineries: Gumbo Cookoff and Texas Wine

September 10th, 2013 by Pamela Murski

Bluebonnet Wine Trail

Windy Winery Vintners

Texas Wineries are so much fun!  Just north  of Brenham and 10 minutes from the ranch you will find Windy Winery, the only local winery  that is home to wine made only with Texas grapes.  It is always a delightful place to stop in for a tasting, a bottle of wine to enjoy on the porch or for one of their fun adventures…..just like their annual Gumbo Cookoff 

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Chappell Hill Lavender and Wine Festival

August 2nd, 2013 by Pamela Murski

Experience Lavender Farms near Brenham B&B

Experience Lavender Farms near Brenham B&B

Chappell Hill Lavender and Texas Wine ????  This is a great combination and exciting summer festival near Brenham Texas and the Bed and Breakfast!   Both  are located just 15 minutes away from the ranch…the 3 of us make a complete circle of travel and so easy to do! Don’t miss the upcoming  Festival!

This article from Your Houston News.com gives you a really good overview of what to expect.  “The scent of fresh lavender is in the air! The Chappell Hill Lavender Farm hosts the 9th annual Lavender and Wine Fest on Saturday, August 10, 2013, 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.

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Texas Wineries: Crush For Fun at Pleasant Hill Winery

July 16th, 2013 by Pamela Murski

Crush For Fun Lodging

Winery Stomp & Grape Crushing

Texas wineries are becoming more and more popular and available to the public with really great wine to taste and buy!  It’s time to pick, crush and make wine again at the Texas wineries in Brenham, Texas!  Got a question or need advice?  Email us!   Ready to book?  Click here!  Pleasant Hill Winery and Windy Winery both start their harvesting fun July 20 and you don’t have to buy your ticket in advance!
This annual Texas Wine event which lasts for 4 weekends is fun and exciting.  Don’t know much about Texas wine, grapes, picking, stomping, etc?  No problem, you don’t have to.  Just book your room, come on up for the weekend and we’ll get you headed in the right direction.  We are so pleased to have 3 wineries just minutes away from Murski Homestead. 

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