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Bluebonnets, SausageFest, Live Music and more!

April is shaping up to be a beautiful month and we've got plenty to do and lots for you to see. The bluebonnets are out, the festivals are back, and the weather is just right for some fishing, biking, and fresh air hiking.

Below the list of events you will find a write up of many great people, places and things to do in Fayette County Texas!

Here's a list of events for the coming 8 weeks. For more information on the wonders of Fayette County, go to http://www.visitfayettecounty.com/

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Upcoming April and May Events

Week of April 9

Friday, April 13 - 6:30 PM
Saturday, April 14 - 6:30 PM
The Lyric Theatre New Showtimes
The Lyric Theatre, 120 E South Main St, Flatonia, TX 78941 361-596-3005
April 13th & 14th The Lyric begins the new Showtimes officially,  Doors opening at  6:30 pm, and Showtime at  7 pm.   This weekend The Lyric will be showing Anchorman - The Legend of Ron Burgundy, with Will Ferrell. Learn More - Facebook
Friday, April 13 - 8 PM
GUY FORSYTH W/ JESKA BAILEY - $25
The Bugle Boy - 1051 N Jefferson St, La Grange, TX 78945
Guy is known today as a musician with gripping, powerful vocals as well as a master of numerous instruments. Last year’s 2-disc live record, Unrepentant Schizophrenic Americana, was received very well by critics and fans alike. Learn More
Friday, April 13, 7 PM - 11 PM
Dylan Pointer & Cody Reynolds
The Stone Cellar & Round Top Dance Hall 550 N. Washington (Hwy. 237) Round Top, Texas 78954
Texas singer/songwriter playing original and cover music! Learn More
Friday, April 13 - 8 PM
Cistern Country Store/Bar Presents DJ Superman
Cistern Country Store/Bar 12604 N State Highway 95 Cistern, Texas 78941
Karaoke & Dancing, Country, rock, HipHop and more. Dj Superman will performing at the Cistern Country Bar and Store. Located in Cistern, Texas' - a premier destination for burgers, quality fun, amazing entertainment, and hours of fun. Learn More
Saturday April 14 - 9 AM to 3 PM
Fayetteville Lions 2nd Annual Car and Music Picnic, Free
112 N. Washington. Fayetteville, TX
Part of the square will be roped off for Antique and Custom car parking with overflow on the grass at the fire station. Bring that special, favorite car, even if it is not antique or custom. Lets see what you have! Prizes for Unique Cars, Oldest Cars, etc. Car registration $25. Lions will be selling sausage on a stick, breakfast items, chili and nachos, ice cream sundaes, and Kettle Popcorn. The features of the day are cars, food and the Picking Park music on the Square! See you there. Call (713) 875-2628 for more information.
Saturday, April 14 - 11 AM - 11 PM
Schulenburg Sausagefest, Free
Downtown Schulenburg 979-743-4514
The only festival in Texas to have a Sausage making contest! Cook off also features homemade wine, sauerkraut, and pickles.  Dancing in the street to live music, children's activities, food, arts and crafts, and so much more! We hope you can make it out to this year's event! Learn More - Facebook
Saturday, April 14 - 12 PM - 3 PM
Round Top Area Historical Society Museums, Free
397 E. Mill St. Round Top Texas
Round Top Area Historical Society will have their museums open on Saturday, April 14th from noon until 3 p.m. free to the public. On display is a much slower, harder life style of the German families that inhabit Round Top from the 1820's up until the year 2000, as well as artifacts of early inventions like the coal fuel steam iron and one of the earliest perm machines used by local hairdressers. Learn More
Saturday, April 14 - 1 PM - 5 PM
Blissful Folly Farm Live Music - Nathan Hinojosa Free
6002 FM 2981 La Grange, Texas 78945
Spring is happening at Blissful Folly Farm. Join us for live music on April 14th from 1 pm until 5 pm. Blissful Folly farm hosts an apiary, a herd of dairy goats, sounthdown sheep, assorted chickens, guineas & donkeys, an acre of tempranillo grapes and an assortment of fruit trees. Learn More
Saturday, April 14 - 1 PM - 10 PM
The Fayetteville Picking Park live Acoustic Bluegrass Jam, Free
On the square Fayetteville, Texas
Free to the public and participants. Bring a lawn chair. A slow jam will begin at 1 p.m. in the Old Fire Station led by Lou Lou Barbour. Jams will take place all throughout the square during the day. All levels of players welcome. The Old Fire Station will close at 10 p.m. but there will still be jamming in the gazebo and the square after 10 p.m.
Saturday, April 14 - 2 PM - 8 PM
Wig Heavier than a Boot, Free
Art Connections Gallery, 123 N. Main Street, La Grange, Texas 78945
A collaborative project from photographer David Johnson and poet Philip Matthews titled Wig Heavier than a Boot. The project intersects art-making rituals with performative acts in the rural landscape, the project roots itself in a consciousness who calls herself Petal, as whom Matthews manifests and Johnson photographs. The photographs are a record of a ritual done as a gender-queer body in a rural environment.  We'll host a poetry reading from Philip and Jesus I. Valles and a Gallery Talk from 2 to 3 p.m., followed by a reception from 4 to 8 p.m. More info here.
Places to visit
The E.A. Arnim Archives & Museum
Arnim Museum  |  101 E. North Main Flatonia, TX 78941 - 361-865-3455
Hours: 
  • Thursdays & Fridays: 1pm - 4pm
  • Saturdays: 10am - Noon & 1pm - 3pm
  • And by appointment
Dedicated to preserving the history of the Flatonia area, including its people and its culture, the E. A. Arnim Archives and Museum makes its collections available to the public for both research and entertainment. Learn More
Saturday, April 14 - 7 PM - 11 PM
Jeff Woosley & The Dancehall Kings - $15
The Stone Cellar & Round Top Dance Hall 550 N. Washington (Hwy. 237) Round Top, Texas 78954
Live Music - Jeff Woosley & The Dancehall Kings. $15 Advanced online tickets; $20 at Door. Learn More
Saturday, April 14 - 8 PM
SARAH PEACOCK - $22
The Bugle Boy - 1051 N Jefferson St, La Grange, TX 78945
If you think Wonder Woman is a badass, then you’ll definitely want to meet Sarah Peacock. 1.2 million miles, 2,800 shows, and fourteen years of nonstop crushing it while flying solo is one heck of a road trip. Sarah Peacock bridges gaps between Country, Blues, Americana, and Rock-N-Roll. Her music is raw, truth telling, and fiercely unique. Learn More
 
Saturday, April 14 - 8:30 PM
Henry K's - Mike Stroup and Bill Pekar
105 W South Main. Flatonia, Texas 787941
Come out to Henry K's in Flatonia to see Mike Stroup and Bill Pekar perform. Mike is an acoustic guitarist and vocalist living on a Longhorn ranch in central TX and Bill Pekar is a veteran singer/songwriter. Learn More
 
Saturday April 14 - 9 PM - 1 AM
Cistern Country Store/Bar Presents Turkey Creek
Cistern Country Store/Bar 12604 N State Highway 95 Cistern, Texas 78941
Live Music and Dancing with Turkey Creek!. The Cistern Country Bar and Store located in Cistern, Texas' - a premier destination for burgers, quality fun, amazing entertainment, and hours of fun. 
Learn More
 

Week of April 16

Places to visit
The Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum
The Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum 311 Baumgarten Street Schulenburg, TX 78956 979-743-6559
  • Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
  • 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • General Admission $4.00
  • Senior Citizens $2.00
Experience the development and manufacturing of model aircraft in an era when aviation and rocket technology was in its infancy. The Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum in Schulenburg, Texas features interactive exhibits and over 30 displays, a factory wing, and the historic home of Joe Stanzel. Learn More
Thursday, April 19 - 7 PM
The Stone Cellar & Round Top Dance Hall - Mike Stroup & Annie Rost
The Stone Cellar & Round Top Dance Hall 550 N. Hwy. 237 Round Top Tx.
Come listen to some great sounding music by the talented Mike Stroup and Annie Rost playing Country/Americana. The Stone Cellar - Home of the 25 craft beers on Tap in the Heartbeat of Round Top, TX! Learn More
Friday, April 20 - 7 PM - 11 PM
The Stone Cellar - Doug Kent
The Stone Cellar & Round Top Dance Hall 550 N. Washington (Hwy. 237) Round Top, Texas 78954
Texas native Doug Kent, is a music maker and story teller. He loves to share his smile with strangers, and gives everything he has to creating music that moves people both literally and figuratively.Doug's music could be categorized as Americana with twists of straight-up country and turns of undeniable pop (albeit blue collar). At the end of the day, Doug Kent is in a category of his own and it's a damn good one. Learn More
Friday, April 20 - 8 PM
Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds - $25
The Bugle Boy - 1051 N Jefferson St, La Grange, TX 78945
Dana brings her vibrant, melodic vocals and finger picking to a body of complex songs. Drawing from jazz and bluegrass, carrying a contemporary beat, the sound is roots-rooted flung-into-the-future folk. Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds work to leave their audiences glowing with the magic music can bring: genuine human connection. Learn More
Friday April 20 - Sunday April 22
17th Annual Poetry Festival at Roundtop  - $125
Round Top Festival Institute 248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954
Poetry at Round Top is an annual festival presenting the nation’s most exciting and prominent poets over three days of readings, workshops, and conversations on craft. Located on the gorgeous Festival Hill campus between Austin and Houston, in Round Top, Texas, Poetry at Round Top presents an immersion experience like no other poetry conference or festival in the country. Learn More
Friday April 20 - 8 PM - Midnight
Cistern Country Store/Bar Presents Wesley Pearson
Cistern Country Store/Bar 12604 N State Highway 95 Cistern, Texas 78941
Country Entertainer Wesley Pearson and Classic Country Dancing. The Cistern Country Bar and Store located in Cistern, Texas' - a premier destination for burgers, quality fun, amazing entertainment, and hours of fun. Learn More
Friday, April 20 - 8:30 PM
Henry K's presents the Sean Orr Trio
105 W South Main. Flatonia, Texas 787941
Come out to Henry K's in Flatonia to see Sean Orr Trio perform. Sean is a fiddler/singer and seventh generation Texan who fronts "Texas Gold" specializing in Texas style Country music including but not limited to: Texas/Western Swing, Honky Tonk, Cajun and Old Time Fiddle Tunes.  Learn More
Saturday, April 21 - 7 AM - 2 PM
Energy Riders Houston "Safe, Fun, Cycling" Training Ride- $35
Fayetteville Historic Town Square - 112 N Washington St - 812-391-6518
Energy Riders Training Series - Fayetteville Ride.  Energy Riders remains a collection of individuals with a passion for safe cycling and training. Picnic to be held at southwest corner of historic Fayetteville town square throughout event. For more information see our website or contact Steve Johnson by email or phone at 281-630-6459. Website | Email

29th Annual Cotton Gin Festival - Free Admission

Saturday, April 21 - 10 AM
Texas Cotton Gin Museum - 307 N Main St Burton, TX 77835
Join the excitement of the Burton Cotton Gin Festival held annually on the third Saturday in April. Starts off with Main Street Parade and includes the Children's Bicycle Parade... 
  • Contests (bubble gum blowing, pie eating, seed pulling)
  • Food Booths, Craft Booths
  • Tractor Show and Pull
Tickets Info and Schedule of Events
The Texas Quilt Museum
The Quilt Museum in La Grange has a great collection of quilt art. More quilts will be on display than ever before. “Contemporary Quilt Art from the Collection of International Quilt Festival” and “19th Century Quilts from the Collection of International Quilt Festival” will run April 5-June 24, 2018. Learn More
Saturday, April 21 - 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Henkel Square Market's 3rd Annual Crawfish Boil - $8.50 per lb.
Square Market 201 N. Live Oak Round Top, Tx
Make plans to spend the day at Henkel Square Market enjoying the 3nd Annual Crawfish Boil. The mudbugs will be prepared for you by Houston's Ragin' Cajun. The cost is $8.50 per lb. Call for (979) 249-5840 for more information.
Saturday, April 21 - 6 PM - 12 AM
Flatonia Chamber of Commerce Crawfest - $35
American Legion Hall 1225 US-90, Flatonia, TX
A Feast of Crawfish, A serving of Shrimp, Joel’s Sausage, Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Moravia Vineyard Wine, Beer & Tea. Live Music and Silent Auctions. Three Guns Car Drawing Give-A-Ways. The cost is $35 per person. Tickets can be purchased at Flatonia Chamber Office. Call (361) 865-3920 or email flatoniacofc@sbcglobal.net.
Saturday April 21 - 8 PM
NAKIA, LEX LAND, SUZANNA CHOFFEL & REBECCA LOEBE - $25
The Bugle Boy - 1051 N Jefferson St, La Grange, TX 78945
In the spring of 2011 the only TV show anyone was talking about was the runaway ratings smash, The Voice. Nakia was a part of that inaugural season where he met fellow singers Rebecca Loebe (Team Adam) and Lex Land, who would go on to appear on Blake Shelton’s team during season 2, and Nakia’s long-time friend, Suzanna Choffel who landed on Team Blake during Season 3. Nakia has put together a special show to highlight some of that talent called “Voices In The Round” where he will be joined by fellow Voice alum to swap songs and stories. Learn More
Friday, April 20 - 7 PM - 11 PM
The Stone Cellar - Keith Hickle
The Stone Cellar & Round Top Dance Hall 550 N. Washington (Hwy. 237) Round Top, Texas 78954
Texas singer/songwriter sensation! Learn More
Saturday, April 21 - 8:30 PM
Henry K's presents the Pettit Brothers
105 W South Main. Flatonia, Texas 787941
Come out to Henry K's in Flatonia to see The Pettit Brothers perform. The Pettit Brothers, Darryl and Lonnie, have been performing together for 50 years, playing country, bluegrass and hillbilly music. With their unique voices and down-to-earth appearances they have been making a name for themselves as an authentic old school country band, the kind that gets to be rare these days.  Learn More
Saturday April 21 - 9 PM - 1 AM
Cistern Country Store/Bar Presents Vic Rodriguez
Cistern Country Store/Bar 12604 N State Highway 95 Cistern, Texas 78941
Vic Rodriguez, Karaoke & Dancing. The Cistern Country Bar and Store located in Cistern, Texas' - a premier destination for burgers, quality fun, amazing entertainment, and hours of fun. Learn More

Week of April 23

Tuesday April 24-27
4 day Oil Painting Workshop with Robert Johnson and Rick Hodgins
The Gallery at Round Top. 203 E Austin St, Round Top, TX 78954
From the intermediate to the most advanced, you will explore and discover the mastery of classical oil painting techniques.  A lesson in portrait painting will be held on the last day of the workshop. Tickets and Info

All levels - Beginners to Intermediate. Learn about painting classes every Monday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, with the internationally recognized artist, Karen Vernon. Cost $50. Click here to learn more.
Thursday, April 26 - 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Third Open Mic Poetry Night 
206 W. Mill St. Round Top, TX 78954-5270 ROUND TOP FAMILY LIBRARY
April is National Poetry Month, come read one of your poems aloud. Open to youth and adult poets, emerging and established writers. Community, please show your support by attending this free, fun event. There will be a reception to follow the readings. Poets, please contact Laura Guidry at phone: 713-408-6411 or email: lqguidry@hotmail.com to sign up.
Thursday, April 26 - 7 PM - 10:30 PM
The Stone Cellar - Karaoke Night
The Stone Cellar & Round Top Dance Hall 550 N. Washington (Hwy. 237) Round Top, Texas 78954
Kountry Chick Karaoke Night! We're also serving up Chicken Fried Chicken with fixins from 6:30 till 830PM. Regular food menu is also available. Learn More
Friday, April 27 - 7 PM - 11 PM
The Stone Cellar - The Risky Liver Band
The Stone Cellar & Round Top Dance Hall 550 N. Washington (Hwy. 237) Round Top, Texas 78954
Let's welcome The Risky Liver Band in the Pub playing your favorite Traditional/Texas Country & Classic Rock music! Get ready to hit the dance floor. Learn More
Friday, April 27 - 8PM - Midnight
Cistern Country Store/Bar Presents Vic Rodriguez
Cistern Country Store/Bar 12604 N State Highway 95 Cistern, Texas 78941
Vic Rodriguez, Karaoke & Dancing. The Cistern Country Bar and Store located in Cistern, Texas' - a premier destination for burgers, quality fun, amazing entertainment, and hours of fun. Learn More
 
Saturday, April 28
BPMS150
Fayette County Fair - 400 W Fair Grounds Rd  - La Grange, TX 78945
The BP MS 150 is a two-day fundraising bike ride organized by the National MS Society. The ride is the largest event of its kind in North America with 13,000 cyclists, 3,500 volunteers and countless spectators along the route and at the finish line in Austin. The 2015 BP MS 150 had a record breaking year raising $20.3 million dollars, bringing hope to many who are living with multiple sclerosis. More information
Saturday, April 28 - 7 PM - 11 PM
The Stone Cellar - The Bad455’s
The Stone Cellar & Round Top Dance Hall 550 N. Washington (Hwy. 237) Round Top, Texas 78954
Make way for The Bad455's bringing their very own brand of "jump, stomp & shuffle" served up Texas style. Serious audiophiles will recognize sounds redolent of Texas Blues, stirred up with classic British Rock, served over New Orleans-style Boogie-woogie, and with just a dash of rockabilly. You don't want to miss this night of great entertainment! Learn More
Saturday, April 28 - 9 PM - 1 AM
Cistern Country Store/Bar Presents Kowboy Kountry
Cistern Country Store/Bar 12604 N State Highway 95 Cistern, Texas 78941
Kowboy Kountry, Karaoke & Dancing. Hard Country and classic rock. The Cistern Country Bar and Store located in Cistern, Texas' - a premier destination for burgers, quality fun, amazing entertainment, and hours of fun. Learn More
Sunday, April 29 - 1 PM - 5 PM
Blissful Folly Farm Live Music -The Hot Attacks and BFF Pick Up Party Free
6002 FM 2981 La Grange, Texas 78945
Come see the Hot Attacks perform at Blissful Folly Farm from 1 PM onward. Sunday is also the BFF Pickup Party. Blissful Folly farm hosts an apiary, a herd of dairy goats, sounthdown sheep, assorted chickens, guineas & donkeys, an acre of tempranillo grapes and an assortment of fruit trees. Learn More

Week of April 30

This is Wildflower Season in Central Texas. Photo credit: Deborah Kainer
Friday, May 4 - 8 PM
THE ROAMIES - $22
The Bugle Boy - 1051 N Jefferson St, La Grange, TX 78945
The ROAMies are an upcoming Indie Folk Pop duo-led band with strong, clear vocals and catchy songs about the ups and downs in life and relationships. Learn More
Friday, May 4 - 8 PM - Midnight
Cistern Country Store/Bar Presents Vic Rodriguez
Cistern Country Store/Bar 12604 N State Highway 95 Cistern, Texas 78941
Vic Rodriguez, Karaoke & Dancing. The Cistern Country Bar and Store located in Cistern, Texas' - a premier destination for burgers, quality fun, amazing entertainment, and hours of fun. 
Learn More
 
Saturday, May 5 - 9 AM

St. Mark's Medical Center Sporting Clay Shoot - $80

Fayette County Gun Club 5338 N. U.S. HWY 77 La Grange, Tx, 78945
Benefiting the St. Mark's Medical Center Foundation, the Sporting Clay Shoot will take place on the 5th of may, with prizes for adults and youth. Teams can register, as can individuals. Don't forget to bring your shotgun. Entries must be recieved by May 1 2018 Learn More
Saturday, May 05 - 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, May 06 - 11 AM - 4 PM

Fayetteville Artwalk 2018 - Free Admission

City of Fayetteville - 202 W Main St. Fayetteville, TX 78940
Fayetteville ArtWalk is a juried fine art show sponsored by ARTS.  The show is held the first weekend in May on the lawn of the courthouse square in the historical community of Fayetteville, Texas.  Fayetteville ArtWalk promotes local, regional and national artists.  There are over 60 participating artists, a schedule of performing musicians and children's art instruction and activities. Learn More
Saturday, May 05, 2018 12 PM - 7 PM

Flatonia Cinco de Mayo - Free Admission

City of Fayetteville - 202 W Main St. Fayetteville, TX 78940
Tejano music, Dancers, Ethnic Foods, Arts, Crafts, Games, and family fun! Car show Judging at 2 PM. All proceeds benefit the Flatonia Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department. For information contact Beverly Ponder at the Flatonia Chamber of Commerce at http://flatoniacofc@sbclobal.net or by phone at 361-865-3920.  Learn More
Saturday, May 5 - 11 AM - 5 PM
12th Annual Songwriter Sereade, $10
Moravia Parish Hall 11135 FM 957 Moravia, TX 78956 
The 12th annual Songwriter Serenade is happening at The Parish Hall in beautiful Moravia, Texas. Come join us for a fun day of live music! 15 songwriters will perform two original songs for a panel of three judges and audience. The winner of the 2018 contest will open a ‘Bugle Boy Venue Concert’ performance by the three event judges. Tickets and more info here
Saturday, May 5 - 9 PM
Henry K's presents Victor Rodriguez
105 W South Main. Flatonia, Texas 787941
Come out to Henry K's in Flatonia to see Victor Rodriguez perform. You can dance and or just sit back with a cold beer or a glass of wine. It's always a good time with our friends and fans!!!  Learn More
Saturday May 5 - 9 PM - 1 AM
Cistern Country Store/Bar Presents Abel & The Boyz
Cistern Country Store/Bar 12604 N State Highway 95 Cistern, Texas 78941
Abel & The Boyz, Country Music and Dancing. The Cistern Country Bar and Store located in Cistern, Texas' - a premier destination for burgers, quality fun, amazing entertainment, and hours of fun. 
Learn More
Sunday, May 6 - 11 AM - 5:30 PM
Holy Rosary Church Mayfest, $10
Hostyn Parish Hall 936 FM2436, La Grange, TX 78945
The Queen of the Holy Rosary Church, Hostyn presents Mayfest on Sunday, May 6th. Join for Bar-B-Q pork and sausage, auctions, and bingo - among many other games. Music throughout the day by the Texas Sound Check and Czechaholics. More Info

Week of May 7

Friday, May 11 - 8 PM
GLEN TEMPLETON - $30
The Bugle Boy - 1051 N Jefferson St, La Grange, TX 78945
After earning a reputation as one of the best singer-songwriters to play the shotgun bars and honkytonks in Nashville, Glen was recruited by Mike Murphy, owner of Cowboy’s Dancehall clubs in Texas. He toured the circuit playing to several thousand people each weekend for his own shows and was the opening act for a number of top names in country music. Learn More
Friday May 11 - 8 PM to Midnight
Cistern Country Store/Bar Presents the Texas Soundmasters
Cistern Country Store/Bar 12604 N State Highway 95 Cistern, Texas 78941
Texas Soundmasters, Country Music and Dancing. The Cistern Country Bar and Store located in Cistern, Texas' - a premier destination for burgers, quality fun, amazing entertainment, and hours of fun. Learn More
Saturday May 12 - 8:00 AM
Flatonia Rotary Annual Golf Tournament - $50
Flatonia Golf Course - Flatonia, TX 78941
Come out for the Flatonia Rotary Annual Golf Tournament and play a four person best ball scramble, lunch, and a chance to win a 2018 Ford F150 courtesy of Chuck Brown Ford. A 50/50 raffle for just $10 a ticket with a $500 minimum prize (last year's prize was over $1000). 100% of net proceeds benefit charitable community and international programs of the Flatonia Rotary Club. Learn More
Saturday May 12 - 12 PM
2018 Stone Cellar WineFest - $35
The Stone Cellar & Round Top Dance Hall, 550 N. Hwy. 237, Round Top, Texas
Come out to The Stone Cellar for a little wine tasting, live music and shop at our local shops! Registration starts at noon! A $35.00 ticket includes a commemorative wine glass, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and enter a chance to win one of our door prizes from 3 - 5PM! LIVE MUSIC. Learn More or call (281) 851-6779 for more info.
Saturday, May 12 - 12PM - 3 PM
Round Top Area Historical Society Museums, Free
397 E. Mill St. Round Top Texas
Round Top Area Historical Society will have their museums open on Saturday, May 12th from noon until 3 p.m. free to the public. On display is a much slower, harder life style of the German families that inhabit Round Top from the 1820's up until the year 2000, as well as artifacts of early inventions like the coal fuel steam iron and one of the earliest perm machines used by local hairdressers. Learn More
Saturday, May 12 - 1 PM - 10 PM
The Fayetteville Picking Park live Acoustic Bluegrass Jam, Free
On the square Fayetteville, Texas
Free to the public and participants. Bring a lawn chair. A slow jam will begin at 1 p.m. in the Old Fire Station. Jams will take place all throughout the square during the day. All levels of players welcome. The Old Fire Station will close at 10 p.m. but there will still be jamming in the gazebo and the square after 10 p.m.
Saturday, May 12 - 1 PM - 5 PM
Blissful Folly Farm Live Music - Rost, Stroup & Nichols Band Free
6002 FM 2981 La Grange, Texas 78945
Come see Rost, Stroup & Nichols Band perform at Blissful Folly Farm from 1 PM onward. Blissful Folly farm hosts an apiary, a herd of dairy goats, sounthdown sheep, assorted chickens, guineas & donkeys, an acre of tempranillo grapes and an assortment of fruit trees. Learn More
Saturday, May 12 - 7 PM - 11 PM
A Night with the Tribute to George Strait - $22.50 in advanced
The Stone Cellar & Round Top Dance Hall 550 Washington (Hwy. 237) Round Top, Texas 78954
Come experience a true George Strait concert with the one and only Derek Spence & The Southern County Line Band. Put on your boots and come kick up your heels on our historic dancehall to some of George Strait's greatest hits of the 80s & 90s! $22.50 Advance Online Tickets (plus fees) or $25 at Door. $10 for Children 12 & under. Learn More
Saturday, May 12 - 8 PM
SOUTH AUSTIN MOONLIGHTERS - $25
The Bugle Boy - 1051 N Jefferson St, La Grange, TX 78945
The South Austin Moonlighters (SAM) play an eclectic mix of songs, from heartfelt soul, country, greasy New Orleans funk to raucous rock-n-roll. Remarkably it all comes together; creating a magical essence that has earned the band a loyal following, and it insures that no two Moonlighters’ shows are alike. Learn More
Saturday May 12 - 9 PM - 1 AM
Cistern Country Store/Bar Presents Turkey Creek
Cistern Country Store/Bar 12604 N State Highway 95 Cistern, Texas 78941
Live Music and Dancing with Turkey Creek!. The Cistern Country Bar and Store located in Cistern, Texas' - a premier destination for burgers, quality fun, amazing entertainment, and hours of fun. Learn More

Week of May 14

Thursday, May 17 - 7 PM
FYI Henry Flowers and The Language of Flowers - Free
Round Top Family Library 206 W. Mill St. Round Top, Tx 78954
Since ancient times flowers, herbs and other plants have been used as a symbolic means to convey feelings and as a means of communication. Through books and live floral examples you will learn how to convey your feelings with the language of flowers and won't have to utter a single word.  Learn More
Friday, May 18 - 8 PM
AMERICAN DREAMER - $22
The Bugle Boy - 1051 N Jefferson St, La Grange, TX 78945
American Dreamer is a folk ensemble from Austin, TX. They play original folk music with rich string accompaniment. Their music is an original and lush sound they call ‘orchestral folk’. American Dreamer strives to create a sound that, while steeped in both folk and classical music, is not precisely either, with the hope of exploring the space in between. While their music is fundamentally simple, it unfolds into a multi-layered soundscape. Beautifully blended strings coupled with honest lyrics and rich vocal harmonies provide listeners with a lot to sink their ears into. Learn More
Thursday, May 17 - 7 PM - 10:30 PM
The Stone Cellar - Karaoke Night
The Stone Cellar & Round Top Dance Hall 550 N. Washington (Hwy. 237) Round Top, Texas 78954
Kountry Chick Karaoke Night! We're also serving up Chicken Fried Chicken with fixins from 6:30 till 830PM. Regular food menu is also available. Learn More
Friday, May 18 - 8 PM - Midnight
Cistern Country Store/Bar Presents Vic Rodriguez
Cistern Country Store/Bar 12604 N State Highway 95 Cistern, Texas 78941
Vic Rodriguez, Karaoke & Dancing. The Cistern Country Bar and Store located in Cistern, Texas' - a premier destination for burgers, quality fun, amazing entertainment, and hours of fun. 
Learn More
Saturday, May 19 - 7 PM - 9PM 
The Stand-In (Zaskok), $15
Sanford Schmid Amphitheater 250 West Fairgrounds Road, La Grange, Tx.
The comedy by Brian Stewart is set during 1910 in a small Czech theatre company. Pre-sale tickets are $12 and $15 night of the event. Click below to pre-order tickets now! Tickets can also be purchased at TCHCC during business hours or by mail by Friday, May 18 at 5 pm. Call us at 888-785-4500 before paying by mail. More info.
Saturday, May 19 - 8 PM
KATY GUILLEN & THE GIRLS - $22
The Bugle Boy - 1051 N Jefferson St, La Grange, TX 78945
Katy Guillen and The Girls may have deep roots in the blues, thanks to leader Guillen’s considerable skills and long history as a blues guitarist, but this trio—Katy Guillen (guitar, vocals), Claire Adams (bass, vocals), and Stephanie Williams (drums)—brings a wide range of talents and tastes to the band’s sound. Guillen’s searing and lively licks, William’s heavy, driving drums, and Adams’s rock-solid bass create a dense sonic background for Guillen’s honest and powerful lyrics, delivered with soul and verve and complemented by Adams’s intense harmonies. Learn More
Saturday May 19 - 9 PM - 1 AM
Cistern Country Store/Bar Presents Smokin' Guns
Cistern Country Store/Bar 12604 N State Highway 95 Cistern, Texas 78941
Smokin' Guns, live music and dancing. Hard country, classic rock. The Cistern Country Bar and Store located in Cistern, Texas' - a premier destination for burgers, quality fun, amazing entertainment, and hours of fun. 
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Sunday, May 20 - 10:30 AM - 5PM 
Slavnost (May Fest), $10
Texas Czech Heritage And Cultural Center 250 W Fairgrounds Rd La Grange, TX 78945
Ceremony honoring the Czech immigrants to Texas of any year at 10:30 AM. Contact TCHCC for Immigrant Recognition Forms. Available for the first 25. Meal served beginning at 11:30 AM. Music on the Deck from 12:30-5P by the Travelers Orchestra • Raffle • Country Store • May Pole Dance • Village Tours • Dedication of SPJST Lodge #19 Velehrad in the Czech Village. For more information, call (888) 785-4500 or click here.
Sunday, May 20 - 5 PM
Warrenton Volunteer Fire Department Feast and Fundraiser
Round Top Rifle Association Hall 710 FM1457 Round Top, Texas 78954
Beef and Pork BBQ will be served. Dine in or grab a plate to go. Desserts are also available. Dine In, Plates To-Go, Meat To-Go Serving at 5 p.m., Desserts Available, Auctions, Raffles, and Country store.  Call 281-788-3278 for more information.

Week of May 21

Friday, May 25 - 8 PM -Midnight
Cistern Country Store/Bar Presents J.W. & Company
Cistern Country Store/Bar 12604 N State Highway 95 Cistern, Texas 78941
Karaoke and Dancing, country, rock and hiphop. The Cistern Country Bar and Store located in Cistern, Texas' - a premier destination for burgers, quality fun, amazing entertainment, and hours of fun. Learn More
Saturday, May 26 - 9 PM - 1 AM
Cistern Country Store/Bar Presents EZ Country
Cistern Country Store/Bar 12604 N State Highway 95 Cistern, Texas 78941
Karaoke and Dancing, country, rock and hiphop. The Cistern Country Bar and Store located in Cistern, Texas' - a premier destination for burgers, quality fun, amazing entertainment, and hours of fun. Learn More

A UNIQUE CELEBRATION OF CULTURAL CREATIVITY

written by Cindy Stephens with the Fayette County Tourism Association

Shopping for art in La Grange and Fayetteville, Texas can be much more of an intimate experience than romping around in a large big city art gallery. Art here isn’t just about watercolors of farm scenes. While those can still be spectacular, it’s about a celebration of cultural creativity that is unique to the towns of Fayette County.

Highly skilled, award winning artists, wildlife and painted paper collages.
 
Fayette County offers artwork from highly skilled, well-trained artists like John Schaeffer in La Grange, whose paintings of vintage cars and other works are featured at the renowned Lost Pines Art CenterBill Anzalone is a permanent artist showing his work in Houston’s highly respected Meredith Long gallery. La Grange resident Sally Maxwell is a pioneer in scratchboard art and is recognized for capturing the beauty and emotion of leopards, lions, zebras, polar bears and other wildlife.
 
Dick Bour resides in the town of Fayetteville and creates stained glass pieces for clients all over the world. Kathleen Durst, mentioned briefly in our March blog, has her work currently showcased at the La Grange Cotton Gin, a fabulous gallery/gift shop right near the square. Her painted paper collages using oil, chalk pastels and ink are a must-see. And those colors…..

Eat, drink, shop and a little secret.
 
In La Grange, the Art Connections Gallery showcases artworks by over 110 artists. And, you can eat, drink and keep shopping so easily. It’s all in the square. From Reba’s Pizzeria to Bodega Wine Market to Vin 114 and Bistro 108, on and on…in Fayetteville, the Red and White Gallery in the square has exhibited works by Mark KohlerMary Quiros and will feature Bill Anzalone (mentioned above) on May 5th, just to name a few. Four beautifully appointed rooms are ready for you in the Red and White Inn directly above the gallery. And we’ll let you in on a little secret: About six miles down the road is Pivo’s Ice House. We can’t tell you any more.

Sausage, mudbugs, classic cars and more down-home fun.
 
So much is happening in April in Fayette, County! The Schulenburg Sausage Fest is a can't-miss  event on April 14th.  And... wait for it. The sausage tossing contest starts @ 5:30. Really. On the same day, you can stop in Fayetteville for the 2nd Annual Car and Music picnic taking place right on the square. And it’s definitely mudbug time so join in the fun in Flatonia at the Flatonia Crawfish Festival  beginning at 6:00 p.m. on April 21st.  It’s in the American Legion Hall at 1225 US 90. Peeps, these towns are so small, you won’t have any problem going from one to another. And on the 21st. we promise small town, down-home fun at the 29th Annual Cotton Gin Festival in Burton, Texas. We’ve told you about Burton – moments away from Round Top. On May 5th, plan on attending an art walk like none. other. More in our May blog.

Welcome to great music, an updated motel, polka and a killer steak.
 
And we must do some bragging about our new members: You’ve heard us talk non-stop about Stone Cellars in Round Top. On April 14th, Jeff Woolsey and the Dancehall Kings shake up the stage. And welcome Oak Motel. Check out all their fabulous updates! You can get there from herePolka Lover’s Club of Texas Museum @ the Fayette Fairgrounds operates as an outreach facility for the education of future generations in the promotion of polka music and dance. And the Houston Chronicle chose Kloesel’s Steakhouse as one of the best places to grab good grub on a Texas road trip. It’s in the tiny town of Moulton, Texas, right outside of Flatonia.
 
You know we’re just down the road from you. And when you join us, toss your agenda out the window. There are just way too many places to eat and shop and hang out throughout every small town that make up this enchanting area.
 
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We’re a population of predominantly “artivores.” We did just make that up. It works for us. You could become one. Or, maybe you already are.
 
So escape the hustle of the city galleries and come here to talk to some pretty savvy lovers of art. Choose a piece that speaks to your soul. We promise we have just what you’re looking for.
 
 Fayette County. Come experience everything.

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