Historic Sealy
 

Sealy Event Calendar
 

Sealy Area Event Listings

We're a fun loving bunch of people and we've always got something going on.  Here you'll find a list of each month's main events in Austin County that we're sure you'll enjoy. Come visit for a weekend excursion, we've got plenty of places to stay.

 

 

2019

July 2020
August 2020
September 2020
October 2020
November 2020
December 2020
January 2021
Februrary 2021
March 2021
April 2021
May 2021
June 2021
 
Links to our major events:
Austin County Fair
Sealy Fantasy Of Lights
Sealybration

 

 

Sealy Chamber Events Calendar

For a complete monthly calendar of all daily happenings visit the Sealy Chamber monthly calendar page.

Austin County Adventure Guide View the Austin County
Visitors' Guide online!

Austin County Adventure Guide Download the
Austin County
Adventure Guide!

Online Austin County MapView the
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Map Online

Census 2020 Job Opening

We need help in Austin County to get applicants for the 2020 Census taker jobs.
By working for the Census Bureau our community has a special opportunity to help make our community an accurate
and complete count. The count happens every 10 years and needs to be as complete and accurate as possible.
It helps to determine where $675 Billion dollars can be divided in our nation.

This money helps with:
• Medicaid
• School lunch programs
• Community development grants
• Road and school construction
• Medical services
• Business location

www.2020census.gov/jobs

Census 2020 Job Opening

Census 2020 Job Opening

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JULY   2020

Austin County Jail Musuem

Historic Jail Tours

Tour the 1896 jail with its hanging gallows and formidable cells.
Changing exhibits highlight Austin County history.

Temporarily Unavailable
Available for tours by appointment beginning August 1, 2020

36 South Bell in downtown Bellville
713-385-7141
(No charge)

Austin County Museusm Association

 
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Celebrate America!

Bellville Farmers Market

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Bellville Farmers & Artisan Market  (first Saturdays)
Saturday, July 4, 2020

July 4th is 1st Saturday! 8am-Noon
Early Bird Farmers Market!
Start your 4th of July right…early at 8am!
Pick Fresh Watermelon & Cantaloupe for the Picnic!
Farm Eggs make the best Deviled Eggs!
WHOLE Cakes, Pies, Breads & More!

Under the Jim Bishop Pavilion at Chesley Park
just one block from the historic downtown square.
See vendor list ‘Bellville Farmers Markets’ Facebook page
BellvilleFarmersMarket.com
Bellville Farmers Market on Facebook
Bellville Market Day on Facebook

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Bellville Farmers Market

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HAPPY FOURTH!

Buckshot Band
at The Kenney Store

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Let's celebrate...Kenney style!

Doors open at 5pm
Music 8:30-12:30
NO COVER!

Please check TheKenneyStore.com  for the very latest information
. 979-865-2404

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Kenney Canceled

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Kenney Agricultural Society Hall
July 4th Celebration
  - CANCELED
Saturday, July 4, 2020

118th Annual BBQ Celebration

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Bingo

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BINGO Night
at Sealy American Legion Post 442
Monday, July 6, 2020

We are practicing social distancing!

Introducing Monday Night Bingo!

Beginning Monday, July 6, we are adding Bingo Mondays. This will be a different play schedule, and different games! Let's keep Bingo in Austin County.

Doors open at 5:30pm. First ball called at 7:15pm
Questions: email Post442Bingo@yahoo.com
Facebook.com/AmericanLegionSealy

1630 Meyer Street in Sealy, just north of I-10, exit 720
Texas Bingo license 2138

 

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Sealybration 2020 poster

12th Annual
SEALYBRATION

Friday & Saturday, July 10–11, 2020  CANCELED
(Second weekend in July)


B&PW Park
1008 Main Street in Sealy

Sponsor: Sealy Community Foundation

Come out and enjoy a patriotic, family-friendly, fun-filled weekend with lots of great activities taking place in Sealy.

In celebration of the 12th annual Sealybration, the Sealy Community Foundation has planned a party for everyone, and much more.

Please check for the very latest information:

Sealybration.SealyCommunityFoundation.com

Facebook.com/SealyCommunityFoundation

The Sealybration is organized by the Sealy Community Foundation which is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of education opportunities and non-profit charities. The events of the Sealybration are sponsored by and operated through local adult and children non-profit organizations. All money and proceeds collected by the Sealybration will be distributed back to Austin County.

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Sealybration

Festival

 

Weimar Farmers Market

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Weimar Farmers Market
Saturday, July 11, 2020

Fresh produce from local farmers!

Craft and homemade items!

Every 2nd Saturday of the month from March-November.

Set-up will be in parking lot of Mary's Pool Service.

email chamber@weimartexas.org for more information

or visit the Weimar Farmers Market Facebook Page

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Wallis Arts & Craft Show

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17th Annual
Arts & Craft Show
at the Wallis American Legion 
July 11
, 9am-4pm &
July 12, 10am-4pm

Sponsored by the Wallis American Legion Post 200

330 Legion Road in Wallis

Beat the heat and enjoy the unique crafts & goods.

Plenty of Hamburgers & Chopped BBQ on Buns,
Desserts & Drinks, along with Live Musical Entertainment will be served up at this historic location.

There’s a $1 Admission for Hourly Door Prizes.

Contact 281-743-3678 or Email: jgiese3866@aol.com

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July 13 and 17 Youth Shooting Camp

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Texas Premier
Youth Shooting Camp

Monday, July 13, 2020
& Friday, July 17, 2020

The focus of this camp is to educate and expose young men and women to firearms and shooting in a fun, safe environment.

Texas Premier Sporting Arms
TexasPremierSportingArms.com

 

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Bingo nights

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BINGO Night
at Sealy American Legion Post 442
Monday & Tuesday, July 13 & 14, 2020

We are practicing social distancing!

Let's keep Bingo in Austin County.

Doors open at 5:30pm.
First ball called at 7:15pm

Questions: email Post442Bingo@yahoo.com
Facebook.com/AmericanLegionSealy

1630 Meyer Street in Sealy,
just north of I-10, exit 720

Texas Bingo license 2138

 

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Bens

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Ben's Chuck Wagon
BBQ Chicken & Sausage To Go
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

$10 a plate
Lunch pick up from 11am–1:30pm  Dinner pick up from 5-7pm
Taking Preorders until the day of till 9am (recommended)
Then first come first served until we sell our.

To order Text or Call 979-478-7538
Email ben@benschuckwagon.com

Pick up at Ben's Chuck Wagaon 4104 Polack Rd, Wallis

Check us out on Ben's Chuck Wagon Facebook page

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Austin County Fair Shrimp Boil

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Austin County Fair Shrimp Boil

Friday, July 17, 2020

6:30–8pm

$30 per person

Dessert and Auction

Advance Tickets available at:

Austin County Fair Office,
First National Bank of Bellville,
any Fair Board Director
or at AustinCountyFair.com

Proceeds benefit the Austin County Fair Memorial Scholarship Fund

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Buffalo Creek Winery Wine Nights

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Emery's Buffalo Creek

Friday Karaoke Nights
July 17
, 2020

Come join us for a relaxing night of fine wine, east and good music!

Beer, Wine, Sodas and Food will be available for purchase.

4:30–6:30 Happy Hour 1/2 price drinks
7pm Music Starts

Emery's Buffalo Creek
10827 Hwy 36 just outside of Bellville

979-865-0702
ebcvenue@outlook.com

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BBQ Dinner

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Barbecue Chicken Dinner
Sunday, July 19, 2020  

Sealy American Legion Hall
1630 Meyer Street

Serving from 10:30 to 1pm

DRIVE THRU ONLY

Benefiting Friends of the Sealy American Legion

Facebook/AmericanLegionSealy

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Industry Volunteer Fire Department

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70th Annual
Industry Volunteer Fire Department Summer Celebration
Saturday, July 25, 2020
(Fourth Saturday of the Month)
Sponsor: Industry Volunteer Fire Department
Annual Fundraiser
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Industry Fireman’s Hall
16632 Fordtran Blvd., Industry 78944
Contact (979) 357-9998 or (979) 357-2220

IndustryVFD.org
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Bellville Farmers Market

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Darryl Worley
at The Kenney Store
Wednesday, July 29, 2020



Wednesday Night Concert Series...

Get tickets at TheKenneyStore.com

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Buffalo Creek Winery Wine Nights

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Emery's Buffalo Creek

Friday Wine Nights
July 31, 2020
With Live Music

Come join us for a relaxing night of fine wine, east and good music!

Beer, Wine, Sodas and Food will be available for purchase.

4:30–6:30 Happy Hour 1/2 price drinks
7pm Music Starts

Emery's Buffalo Creek
10827 Hwy 36 just outside of Bellville

979-865-0702
ebcvenue@outlook.com

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Jon Stork at Kenney Store

 

Jon Stork
at The Kenney Store
Friday, July 31, 2020



Taking the stage at 8pm
NO COVER

Please check TheKenneyStore.com  for the latest information

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AUGUST    2020

 

Austin County Jail Musuem

Historic Jail Tours

Tour the 1896 jail with its hanging gallows and formidable cells.
Changing exhibits highlight Austin County history.

Available for tours by appointment
beginning August 1
, 2020

36 South Bell in downtown Bellville
713-385-7141

(No charge)

Austin County Museusm Association

 
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Bellville Farmers Market

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Bellville Farmers Market  (first Saturdays)
Saturday, August 1
, 2020

9am–12pm

Under the Jim Bishop Pavilion at Chesley Park
just one block from the historic downtown square.


BellvilleFarmersMarket.com

Bellville Farmers Market on Facebook
Bellville Market Day on Facebook

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Sealy Annual Gala

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1st Annual
Sealy Rotary Annual Gala
Sunday, August 2, 2020
Hosted by Rotary Club of Sealy
5–9 pm
at the Sealy Liedertafel,116 Lux Rd

Come out for our 1st Annual Gala! We will be having a dinner, live music, dancing, a silent auction, and dessert auction. It will be held at Liedertafel. More information to come, pass it on to your friends and neighbors. All proceeds go back into the Colonel Paul Dronka Rotary Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $40. See you there!

Visit our Facebook Page for more information.

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Sporting Clays

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13th Annual
Bellville FFA Alumni
Sporting Clay Tournament
Friday, August 7
, 2020

Come out and participate in one of the top sporting clay events in the state. Our 2020 tournament we will be at the 7IL Ranch in Cat Spring.  
Whether you are a pro shooter or a beginner, the tournament provides fun, fellowship, and great food for your enjoyment.

Visit bellvilleffa.ffanow.org
Look under the 2020 Sporting Clays Tournament tab for information and Forms.

Questions about the tournament, contact John Spiess, at (979) 877-9922.

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Sporting Clays

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Austin County 4-H
Jubilee & Sizzler
Heifer & Steer Show
Saturday, August 8 & Sunday Aug 9
, 2020

Austin County Fair Grounds
1076 East Hill, Bellville 77418

AustinCountyFair.com

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Buffalo Creek Winery Wine Nights

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Emery's Buffalo Creek

Friday Karaoke Nights
Aug 14
, 2020

Friday Wine Nights
Aug 28, 2020 With Live Music

Come join us for a relaxing night of fine wine, east and good music!
Beer, Wine, Sodas and Food will be available for purchase.

4:30–6:30 Happy Hour 1/2 price drinks
7pm Music Starts

Emery's Buffalo Creek
10827 Hwy 36 just outside of Bellville

979-865-0702
ebcvenue@outlook.com

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March 28 Lions Clay Shoot

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Sealy Lions Club Sporting Clay Shoot
Saturday, August 29, 2020

Sponsored by the Sealy Lions Club

Texas Premier Sporting Arms
TexasPremierSportingArms.com

SealyLionsClub.com

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SEPTEMBER    2020

 

Austin County Jail Musuem

Historic Jail Tours

Tour the 1896 jail with its hanging gallows and formidable cells.
Changing exhibits highlight Austin County history.

Aailable for tours by appointment
beginning August 1, 2020

36 South Bell in downtown Bellville
713-385-7141

(No charge)

Austin County Museusm Association

 
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Bellville Farmers Market & Market Day Fall 2020

 

 

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Market Day on the Square & Farmers Market
Saturday, September 5, 2020
(First Saturday of the Month)
Sponsor: Bellville Chamber of Commerce

Vendors set up to show Art, Crafts, Antiques, Collectibles, and Unique Items along with Local Shops on the Square. Live Entertainment!
Free to the public
9am–4pm

Farmers Market  9am–Noon at the Jim Bishop Pavilion,
only 1 block from the Historic Downtown Bellville square.
979-865-3407

Bellville Market Day on Facebook

Bellville Farmers Market on Facebook

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New Ulm Fire Department Celebration

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70th Annual
New Ulm Volunteer Fire Department Celebration
September TBA, 2020

New Ulm Fireman's Park
Rain or Shine
Barbecue Beef, Mutton & Pork

Serving starts at 11am.
Drive Thru Line for plates to go

New Ulm VFD on Facebook

 

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Sealy Citywide Garage Sale

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At this time the Sealy City Wide Garage Sale
is still on the calendar.

Please keep watching for any updates as the time gets closer.

17th Annual
Sealy Citywide Garage Sale
Friday & Saturday,
September 18 & 19
, 2020
Yard & Garage Sales throughout Sealy and beyond!

It's  a picker's paradise!
The Sealy Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the
City Wide Garage Sale this year!

Let us know if you would like to have a yard sale or garage sale so we can add you to the map! We do have prime spots along 90 to set up at a nominal fee of $15.
You can visit the event page to sign up directly
Or you can call (979) 885-3222 or email events@sealychamber.com

Please share with your family and friends!

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90 Miles on 90

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90 Miles on 90
Friday & Saturday,
September 18 & 19
, 2020  < CANCELED


With heavy hearts, the 90 Miles on 90 committee announced the September 18 & 19 event will be canceled.

With this said, they do want you to mark your calendar for next year
June 4 & 5, 2021.

Two full days!  Free to Shop!
It's a picker's paradise!

More than 90 miles of yard sales, antiques, city-wide garage sales & farmers' markets along Highway 90 and in the communities along Highway 90 from Sealy to McQueeney!  Sealy, Columbus, Glidden, Weimar, Schulenburg, Flatonia, Waelder, Harwood, Luling, Seguin, Geronimo & McQueeney!

Facebook/90MilesOn90
 
Get your Home Garage Sale or Yard Sale on the map for free by contacting your local Chamber of Commerce. Sealy Area residents may contact the Sealy Chamber
at 979-885-3222, events@sealychamber.com
or visit SealyChamber.com to register your home sale location.

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Golf Tournament Sponsorship

Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament Thursday, September 24, 2020
Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament Thursday, September 24, 2020
Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament Thursday, September 24, 2020

Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament Thursday, September 24, 2020 Sponsor Regsitration Form
Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament Thursday, September 24, 2020 Player Registration Form
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19th Annual
Sealy Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Legendary Oaks Golf Course
43279 Urban Rd.
Hempstead, TX 77445

LegendaryOaksGC.com

Thursday, September 24, 2020
Lunch and Sign-in: 11:00 am
Tee Off: 1:00 pm
Ball Drop: 5:00 pm
Dinner & Awards: 5:30pm

Contact (979) 885-3222

Registration Fee:
$125.00 Per Player
$500.00 Per Team

Sealy Chamber at 979-885-3222,
or visit SealyChamber.com to register.

 

Americas Best Value Inn Countryside Inn Sealy Texas

Holiday Inn Super 8 Motel

 

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MOdern Burlap Market September 28

 

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3rd Annual
Modern Burlap Market

Saturday, September 26, 2020
9am–4pm at the Austin County Expo Center in Bellville

Modern Burlap Market is hosted by Bellville-based lifestyle brand Modern Burlap founded by Samantha Lischka.

It will include carefully-curated vendors from across the country, daytime activities, live music, local eats, fresh flowers, photo backdrops, and more.
Free admission & parking.

Family friendly. Stroller friendly. Good family fun!

ModernBurlap.com

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Immaculate Conception Church Bazaar

 

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Immaculate Conception Bazaar
Sunday, September 27, 2020
(Last Sunday of the Month)
Sponsor: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

10am – 6pm
Serving starts at 10:30
at the Sealy Knights of Columbus Hall
Hwy 90 West in Sealy

BBQ Dinner /$10 per plate. Kolaches & Strudels, Cakes & Pies,Homemade Mexican Food. Raffle Prizes! Entertainment throughout the day.

Live music. Fun for all ages. Kiddie Games, cake walk, grocery bag booth, gift card booth, snow cones, country store, raffle, ring toss booth, toy booth, plant booth, live and silent auctions, and much more!

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OCTOBER    2020

 

Bellville Farmers Market & Market Day Fall 2020

 

 

 

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Market Day on the Square & Farmers Market
Saturday, October 3, 2020
(First Saturday of the Month)
Sponsor: Bellville Chamber of Commerce

Vendors set up to show Art, Crafts, Antiques, Collectibles, and Unique Items along with Local Shops on the Square. Live Entertainment!
Free to the public
9am–4pm

Farmers Market  9am–Noon at the Jim Bishop Pavilion,
only 1 block from the Historic Downtown Bellville square.
979-865-3407

Bellville Market Day on Facebook

Bellville Farmers Market on Facebook

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Austin County Jail Musuem

Historic Jail Tours

Tour the 1896 jail with its hanging gallows and formidable cells.
Changing exhibits highlight Austin County history.

Aailable for tours by appointment
beginning August 1, 2020

36 South Bell in downtown Bellville
713-385-7141

(No charge)

Austin County Museusm Association

 
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Austin County Fair Fest
First Week in October
, 2020

The fair begins early again with various events and contests including BBQ Cookoff & Margarita Contest, 5K Stampede, Stinky Sneaker Contest, Lil' Wrangler Rodeo & Mutton Bustin’, Fair Queens Contest, Bull Blowout, Beer Fest, Arm Wrestling and more! Petting Zoo open daily.
Country Store open most days.

93rd Annual
Austin County Fair & Rodeo
October 14-18, 2020

Stock Show, Petting Zoo, PRCA Rodeo,
Arts & Crafts, Midway Carnival,
FOOD, FOOD, FOOD!
Live Entertainment every day!

Austin County Fair Grounds
1076 East Hill, Bellville 77418

Austin County Fair Parade
Thursday, October 15
, 2020
10am  Downtown Bellville

The parade, which is considered the official kick-off of the Fair, gathers many spectators as it winds around the square in Bellville and down Highway 159 to the Fairgrounds. Veteran parade-goers know to come early to obtain the best spots for viewing.

AustinCountyFair.com
979-865-5995

Sponsored by the Austin County Fair Association

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Archeology Month at San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

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Texas Historical Commission
Friends of the San Felipe de Austin SHS

Archeology Awareness month in October

A L L   O F   O C T O B E R

San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site


We invite you to come and participate in our October Archeology program and immerse yourself in Texas history!

Introduce the entire family to Archeology and the history of San Felipe de Austin with our Archeology Tour of San Felipe de Austin SHS/Colonial, Texas.

Archeological Investigations/Hands-on Archeology

Throughout the month of October, come to San Felipe de Austin state historic site and learn more about how the use of archeology will help shape future site development plans. Hands-on activities related to archeology throughout the day on Saturdays & Sundays.

We hope to see many out in attendance, thanks for your help!

Sponsored by Texas Historical Commission san-felipe@thc.state.tx.us
and San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site.  VisitSanFelipeDeAustin.com 979-885-2181

San Felipe de Austin SHS
Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm
220 2nd St.
San Felipe, TX 77473
GPS: N29° 48' 20" W96° 5' 50"

CONTACT:
Bryan McAuley bryan.mcauley@thc.state.tx.us
Shelley Wong shelley.wong@thc.state.tx.us
Sealy Chamber of Commerce sealyCOC@sbcglobal.net

Colonial Capital of Texas

ColonialCapitalOfTexas.com
Friends of the San Felipe de Austin SHS

 

 

183rd Anniversary of Texas

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Plate

Bone Fork

Archeology Month

 

Guardian Angel Catholic Church

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Guardian Angel Catholic Church
Fall Harvest Festival & Bazaar

Sunday, October 18, 2020
(Third Sunday of the Month)
Sponsor: Guardian Angel Catholic Church

Thanksgiving Masses at 7:30 am & 9:30 am
Barbecue Beef, Chicken & Sausage
Homemade Dressing and all the trimmings
Serving begins at 10:30 am
Drive-thru service for plates!

Grand Auction begins at 1pm under the Pavilion
• Safe Protection from Rain & Shine!
• Lots of Entertainment & Booths
• Homemade Desserts • Raffle
• Games • Food • Rides

Dancing & Music all day. Everyone’s Invited!

Guardian Angel Catholic Church
5610 Demel Street in Wallis 77485
979-478-6532

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Pickin & Grinnin Music Festival Bellville

BLuegrass Music Weekend

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32nd Annual
Bluegrass Music Weekend
Pickin' & Grinnin' Music Festival
Thurs, Fri, & Sat
October 29, 30 & 31
, 2020

Bands from all over the US, Canada, & Mexico. Several stages of live entertainment. All Day!

Coushatte RV Ranch
between Sealy & Bellville 
2812 Nelius Road 77418

Get Tickets Here

Anyone wishing to perform on stage
or for more info please contact
Colee at 936-697-5949
or email: coleebiller@aol.com

TxBluegrassMusic.com

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Bras for a Cause .

6th Annual
Bras for a Cause
October TBA, 2020
Saddleback Saloon in Historic downtown Sealy

Volunteers decorate and donate bras which are then auctioned off while being modeled by local male celebrities. Past models have included Sealy Assistant Manager Warren Escovy, Austin County Judge Tim Lapham, Wallis Mayor Steve Bockel, Judge Dan Leedy and Saddleback Saloon owner Tom Mendenhall. 

All proceeds go to various charities.

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Boo Bash

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14th Annual
BOO BASH
Halloween on Main Street


Halloween Night
Saturday, October 31
, 2020
5pm–7:30pm
Historic Main Street in Downtown Sealy

The whole family is invited to Downtown Sealy for treats, games, costume contests food trucks, live music and much more!
Free Admission.

For photos and article of the 2019 Boo Bash visit SealyNews.com
or call The Sealy News at 979-885-3562.

 

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NOVEMBER   2020

 

Bellville Farmers Market & Market Day Fall 2020

 

 

 

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Market Day on the Square & Farmers Market
Saturday, November 7, 2020
(First Saturday of the Month)
Sponsor: Bellville Chamber of Commerce

Vendors set up to show Art, Crafts, Antiques, Collectibles, and Unique Items along with Local Shops on the Square. Live Entertainment!
Free to the public
9am–4pm

Farmers Market  9am–Noon at the Jim Bishop Pavilion,
only 1 block from the Historic Downtown Bellville square.
979-865-3407

Bellville Market Day on Facebook

Bellville Farmers Market on Facebook

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Austin County Jail Musuem

Historic Jail Tours

Tour the 1896 jail with its hanging gallows and formidable cells.
Changing exhibits highlight Austin County history.

Aailable for tours by appointment
beginning August 1, 2020

36 South Bell in downtown Bellville
713-385-7141

(No charge)

Austin County Museusm Association

 
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San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

Annual Father of Texas Celebration

227th Anniversary of Stephen F. Austin’s Birth!

 

Saturday, November 14, 2020
(Second Saturday of the Month)
9am–5pm

San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site
220 2nd St., San Felipe, Texas 77473
(48 miles west of Houston, IH 10 exit 723)

Free admission; Donations are accepted.

 

Stephen F. Austin

History Celebration focusing on Stephen F. Austin, Mexican Texas and the ultimate march to independence.

 

A very special history event hosted at the site to commemorate the stories of Stephen F. Austin and his settlers, the event will offer themed programming related to historical events that occurred around Austin’s birthday in the years 1821-1836.

The event will include hands-on programming for children and families, living history demonstrations including surveying and printing activities, guest authors/lecturers, thematic tours of the grounds and the museum and much more. That Saturday will also mark the conclusion to Texas Archeology Month as the site finishes up some active excavation work near the museum. This is a free event (donations accepted).

As the headquarters of Stephen F. Austin’s Colony in Mexican Texas, the historic town of San Felipe de Austin played a pivotal role in the arrival of American settlers and the ultimate story of independence. Serving as a political, economic and social crossroads in early Texas, San Felipe de Austin and its residents have deep connections to the events that took place at all of the prominent Texas Revolution sites including the Alamo.

A wide array of stories and activities will help attendees celebrate this chapter of Texas history in style. Local stakeholders have commemorated Austin’s birthday at the site since the 1920s.

The event is hosted by the Friends of the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site as well as area supporters including Walmart and the Mark A. Chapman Foundation.

The site and museum are open every day from 9 am to 5 pm

Come celebrate with us with fun and informative activities for all ages.

 

 

San Felipe de Austin

SFA Celebration

San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site Museum

San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site Museum

San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

 

For more information contact Bryan McAuley at 979-885-2181
bryan.mcauley@thc.texas.gov

VisitSanFelipedeAustin.com

ColonialCapitalOfTexas.com

Colonial Capital

 

San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

 

San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

 

 

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COLONIAL TEXAS HERITAGE DAY PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS,
Colonial Texas Heritage Day has its origins in honoring Stephen F. Austin’s November 3rd birthday. San Felipe was the home of Stephen F. Austin, the “Father of Texas,” during all his life in Texas, except the last few months after his home burned, and

WHEREAS,
Conventions of 1832 and 1833 and the consultation of 1835 were held at San Felipe as a prelude to the Texas Declaration of Independence, and

WHERE AS,
The colonists realized a confrontation with the Mexican Government was inevitable, it was clear to them that lines of communication would have to be kept open with the colonists. As a result, the Texas Postal System was established in San Felipe in 1835, and San Felipe was the Colonial Capital of Texas and was the Social, Economic, and political hub until 1836, and

WHEREAS,
During the Texas Revolution, William B. Travis, a San Felipe Lawyer, and his men, left for the Alamo and whereas, Travis’ immortal message of “Victory or Death” was sent to San Felipe “by Express night & day,” and

WHEREAS,
A company of men led by Moseley Baker, with the San Felipe Flag, handmade by the women of the settlement, defended the river crossing after the town was burned on March 29, 1836 to slow the advance of the Mexican Army, and

WHEREAS,
the “ranging” companies that would eventually be known as Texas Rangers began at San Felipe; and whereas, the Texas Declaration of Independence was published by the Telegraph and Texas Register in 1836 in San Felipe and later signed at Washington-on-the-Brazos.

 

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DECEMBER   2020

 

Fantasy of LIghts Sealy

 

34th Annual
Fantasy of Lights Festival
& Kids Fantasy

Fri, Sat & Sun, Dec 4, 5 & 6, 2020
(First Weekend of the Month)
Sponsored by the Sealy Community Foundation

Saturday All Day at Abe & Irene Levine Family Park
406 Main Street, Sealy 77474
Across from Sealy City Hall

Directions
Both routes will take you directly to Levine Park.

From I-10 East or West - Exit 720 for TX-36
and travel North on TX-36. Take a Left and travel West on Main Street.

From TX-36 traveling South from Bellville -
Take a Right and travel West on Main Street.

 

 

Kid's Fantasy.  Several days of fun!
The Annual Christmas Festival is a long standing tradition complete with a Bar-B-Q cook-off, multi-day Softball Tournament,
Jingle Bell Fun Run, Live Entertainment and Kid's Fantasy with activities on Saturday,
and of course the Annual Lighted Christmas Parade on Saturday at 6 pm.

Kid's Fantasy
Full access to both Levine Park Activities, Snow Hill & Zipline $10.
Levine Park activities only (no Snow Hill or Zipline) $5.

Visit Facebook.com/SealyCommunityFoundation for the very latest and schedule of events!

Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 5
, 2020
(First Saturday of the Month)

The lights – just look at the lights!
The Fantasy Park looks like a fairyland lighted by beams of millions of tiny stars with one giant star hovering over it all. The angels are heralding the birth of the Christ Child. Look – are those the three Wise men coming afar? So many others are here also. There's Santa, Frosty the Snowman, the Sugarplum Fairy, a toy train, Christmas trees, toy soldiers, and the nativity scene. Then, out of the darkness at the end of main Street, march hundreds of children singing, bands playing, and floats covered with lights, slowly making their way down to Fantasy Park.

The parade begins promptly at 6 pm and continues to about 7:30 pm. Activities all day preceding the lighting of the park.

Abe & Irene Levine Family Park
406 Main Street, Sealy

Toll-Free 877-558-7245
Facebook.com/SealyCommunityFoundation

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Small Town Christmas

 

 

 

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38th Annual
Small Town Christmas

Fri. Dec 4 & Sat. December 5
, 2020
(First Saturday in December & the Fri. before)
“The Official Small Town Christmas Event of Texas!”
Sponsor: Bellville Chamber of Commerce

The Lighted Christmas Parade is on Friday evening
with the Grand Entrance of Santa!
Small but boastful lighted Christmas parade in Historic Downtown Bellville.

Saturday brings Live entertainment, Breakfast with Santa, Gingerbread House decorating, Children’s wonderland and much more including Market Day and Farmers Market.

Contact (979) 865-3407  BellvilleSmallTownChristmas.com

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Bellville Farmers Market & Market Day Fall 2020

 

 

 

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Market Day on the Square & Farmers Market
Saturday, December 5, 2020
(First Saturday of the Month)
Sponsor: Bellville Chamber of Commerce

Vendors set up to show Art, Crafts, Antiques, Collectibles, and Unique Items along with Local Shops on the Square. Live Entertainment!
Free to the public
9am–4pm

Farmers Market  9am–Noon at the Jim Bishop Pavilion,
only 1 block from the Historic Downtown Bellville square.
979-865-3407

Bellville Market Day on Facebook

Bellville Farmers Market on Facebook

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Merry Christmas from the Sealy CVB

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JANUARY  2021

Sealy KC Sports Fest & Casino Night

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22nd Annual
Sealy KC Sports Fest & Casino Night
Saturday, January 9
, 2021

(Second Saturday of the Month)
Sponsor: Sealy Knights of Columbus #3313

All-you-can-eat beef stew will be served.
Meal is included in the price of a Sports Fest raffle ticket.
SealyKofC.org

 

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Pancake Supper 2021

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14th Annual
Pancake Supper
Friday, January 22
, 2021
5pm-8pm
Sponsor: Sealy American Legion Post 442

All the pancakes you can eat! $10
Children under 6 eat FREE!
Sealy American Legion Hall

Tickets available at the
Sealy Chamber of Commerce

 

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Sealy Chili Dilly January 23, 2021

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3rd Annual
“Sealy Chili Dilly”
January 23, 2021

Chili cookoff at Levine Park,
open to the public 12-5pm.

Chili, beer & fun!
So plan to come cook & compete, or just have some great food & fun, and tell us what YOUR taste buds say.

We will have 2 categories of chili this year –
1. Texas Chili, this is an authentic chili with beef and no fillers such as beans and things.  
2. Dilly Chili – This is the wild card chili and all goes.

Chili Cook-off awards will be at 4:30 at the Main Stage.

Awards will be given for first through third place for Texas Chili and Dilly Chili, and one winner for People’s Choice.

SealyChamber.com

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FEBRUARY  2021

 

Austin County
Go Texan Kickoff Meal & Auction

Saturday, February 20, 2021  
(Third Saturday of the Month)
Sponsor: Austin County Go Texan Committee

Ribeye Meal and Auction.
Gun Raffle and chances for Rodeo Tickets

$25 per ticket - Advance Only
Cat Spring Hall

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Salt Grass Trail Ride
February, 2021

SaltGrassTrailRide.com

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MARCH   2021

Market Day on the Square
& Farmers Market

Saturday, March 6, 2021
(First Saturday of the Month)
Sponsor: Bellville Chamber of Commerce

Bellville Farmers Market on Facebook

Bellville Market Day on Facebook

 

 

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Classic Car Stampede

Austin County Cruisers Classic Car Stampede March 14, 2020

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17th Ever Austin County Cruisers
Classic Car Stampede
March 13
, 2021
(Second Saturday in March)
Sponsored by Austin County Cruisers

9 am – 1 pm
at the Jim Bishop Pavilion at North Bell Street & Chesley Park in Historic Downtown Bellville. Free to the public. Rain or shine.

• Free Registration!
• Designated Parking & Judging for 1976 & Older Vehicles only.
• Open for Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles
• Door Prizes
• Top Fifteen, Top Truck & Top Motorcycle among others.
• Event T-Shirts for sale

Registration begins at 8:30 am
Awards Presented at 1 pm AustinCountyCruisers.com

 

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The Sealy Chamber of Commerce Presents:
The Carson & Barnes Circus
TBA, March
, 2021Carson & Barnes Circus
Carson and Barnes Circus will be joining us here in Sealy again for your enjoyment. You'll find the big top at Kathy's Korner just outside of Sealy
at 9027 Southeast, I-10 Frontage Rd.
Two performances: 4:30 & 7:30 pm

 

Sealy Chamber of Commerce Sponsoring Circus in Sealy

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Buy your tickets online and pick them up at the chamber office at any time or at will call the day of the Circus.

Visit SealyChamber.com for tickets and more details!

CarsonBarnesCircus.com

Location Sponsor:Kathy's Korner

Keepin' It Clean Sponsor:

M&M Disposal

Carson Barnes Circus in SealyCarson Barnes Circus in Sealy

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27th Annual
Attwater's Prairie Chicken Festival

TBA, March, 2021

Sponsor: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Tours, lectures, activities for all ages.
Special Tours Sat. every hour from 7am to 4pm and Sun. from 7am to 4pm

Tours Offered to Celebrate Attwater’s Prairie Chicken Festival

The public is invited to the Attwater’s Prairie Chicken (APC) Festival for a chance to see the critically endangered birds during the booming season – a time the males gather to perform their elaborate courtship ritual.

Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge
10,528 acre wildlife refuge to preserve and restore coastal prairie habitat for the critically endangered Attwater's prairie-chicken.
FWS.gov/refuge/attwater_prairie_
chicken/
Eagle Lake, Texas 77434

Friends of Attwater Prairie Chicken: Attwater.org
Eagle Lake Chamber of Commerce 979-234-3021


 

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Prairie Chicken

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) staff and volunteers will be conducting guided tours to the “booming” grounds, which provide the best chance to see the typically elusive birds.

Participants will tour areas that are normally closed to the public and will hear first-hand how the FWS and its partners are working to recover the APC, including refuge management efforts and coastal prairie ecosystem issues. The tours are about two hours in length.

All the walking and driving tours will begin at the refuge’s visitor center.

Those interested in learning more about the festival should contact the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge at (979) 234-3021, ext. 221 or 223.

The APC is an endangered grouse that is unique to Texas gulf coastal areas. Over a century ago, there were around one million APCs living on six million acres of the Texas and Louisiana gulf coastal prairie. Today, less than one percent of their original habitat remains and their numbers are extremely low. The festival brings much needed attention to a bird that, though critically endangered, continues to remain on the landscape thanks to strong partnerships and sound science.

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BOOTS AND BLUE JEANS

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Boots and Blue Jeans
TBA March, 2021

Sponsored by the Blinn College Foundation

6-10pm
American Legion Hall in Sealy
All-in Raffle, Live and Silent Auctions, Rib-eye Steak Dinner, Dancing.
Jerry Mikeska's Catering Service, Columbus
$40 per person

Live Music

Proceeds benefit Blinn College - Sealy scholarships. For more info call 979-627-7997 or visit Blinn.Edu/Sealy

 

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APRIL   2021

 

Texas Select - Forged in Fire - Bellville Texas

Third Annual
Texas Select from Forged in Fire
Saturday & Sunday, April 2 & 3, 2021

Meet over 15 bladesmiths from the History Channel's
Forged in Fire tv show.
Live Demonstrations!
Tour the Historic Blacksmith Shop and the incredible Carriage House.

Free to the public
10 am – 4 pm at Phenix Knives, 305 E. Main Street,
just a couple of blocks from the Historic Downtown Square in Bellville.
979-865-3407

PhenixKnives.com

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Forged in Fire - Texas Select

Forged in Fire - Texas Select

Forged in Fire - Texas Select

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Spring Fest 2019

Spring Picnic Mariachi band

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Sealy Area Historical Society
Sealy Spring Fest
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Always the 2nd weekend in April.
10am-5pm

An Old-Fashioned Picnic with Old-Fashioned Games & Entertainment
for all ages from 10am–5pm​
at the Santa Fe Museum grounds
211 East Main Street, Sealy

For additional information visit
SealyHistoricalSociety.org

or email nnaron@gmail.com
or call 832-492-4244

Spring Picnic Polish Dance Sealy

Spring Picnice Native Indian Dance Sealy

 

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Cat Spring Vol Fire Dept BBQ

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Cat Spring
Volunteer Fire Department BBQ

April TBA, 2021
Sponsor: Cat Spring Volunteer Fire Department

Music, Auction, Kids Activities, Gun Raffle, Country Store and Great Food!
Meal: 5pm – 7pm
Auction: 6:30 pm


Cat Spring Agriculture Society Hall
13035 Hall Road in Cat Spring 78933
979-877-0511
CatSpringVFD.com

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Frydek Grotto Celebration 2020

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71st Annual
Frydek Grotto Celebration

Sunday, April 25, 2020
Last Sunday of April

Sponsor: St. Mary's Catholic Church

Great Food All Day, Music, Auction, Kolaches, Cake Walk, Kids Activities
Mass 9:30am, BBQ 11am

St. Mary's Catholic Church Grounds FM 1458
124 Zaruba Road in Sealy
Call 979-885-3131 for more information.

Houston Chronicle Story May 25, 2013

Austin Chronicle Story Jan. 28, 2011

Frydek Grotto

 

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Saengerfest

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18th Annual
Fruehling Saengerfest
Sunday, April 25, 2021
(Fourth Sunday in April)
Sponsored by Bellville Lions Club
& Bluebonnet Chapter of the Texas German Society.


German Music, Singing Festival
and Bar-B-Que Chicken & Sausage Dinner
Activities begin at 11am

Concordia Hall, 952 S. Tesch Street in Bellville

Contact 979-865-3407 or Robert Herridge 979-865-0935

BellvilleLions.org
Bellville Lions on Facebook

Saengerfest

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MAY  2021


Austin County Jail Musuem

Historic Jail Tours

Tour the 1896 jail with its hanging gallows and formidable cells.
Changing exhibits highlight Austin County history.

36 South Bell in downtown Bellville
713-385-7141

(No charge)

Austin County Museusm Association

 
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Honey Bee Jubiliee

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HoneyBee Jubilee
FM 109 in New Ulm

Saturday, May TBA, 2021
Sponsored by the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce

Join us for all things bees in New Ulm for the family-friendly HoneyBee Jubilee!

Honey & Bee Gifts. Local Artisans. Kids Activities. Displays. Learning. Local Honey Tasting.  Food & Drink. Live Local Entertainment. Buzz on over to New Ulm, and experience the sweet life!

Check out the schedule and activities updates on our HoneyBee Jubilee page at NewUlmTexas.com

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MS150 Bike Ride

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Bike MS: Texas MS 150
Saturday & Sunday, May TBA, 2021

Peddling from Houston and Austin to College Station raising money for multiple sclerosis.
All Day. Lunch at Austin County Fair Grounds in Bellville & all day throughout Austin County.

Bike MS: Texas MS 150 is a two-day fundraising bike ride organized by the National MS Society, South Central Chapter. The ride is the largest event of its kind in North America, with over 13,000 cyclists, 3,500 volunteers, and countless spectators along the route and at the finish line in College Station.

BPMS150 website

 

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NATIONAL TRAVEL
AND TOURISM WEEK
#NTTW20

Tourism & Travel month

Travel Texas Alliance

This week is National Travel and Tourism Week!

All week, we will honor the spirit of travel, and recognize the industry’s strength, selflessness and resiliency.

Although we can’t meet in person, we can stay connected, unified and supportive of each other from afar, rallying around the #SpiritOfTravel.

If you're looking for inspiration, head to our Life's Better in a State of Travel campaign page, download the campaign video and share with your community during National Travel and Tourism Week to celebrate the #SpiritOfTravel and rally your community around Travel.

#NTTW20 #lifesbetter #SpiritOfTravel #dreamtexas #travelstrong #travelmatters


Peters Hall Mothers Day Celebration .

Peter’s Hall Mother's Day Celebration
Sunday, May 10, 2021
(Always on Mother’s Day) 
Hosted by Peters-Hacienda Community Hall


Beef & Pork Bar-B-Que!

Serving starts at 11am until we run out!

Raffle Tickets Donation.

Peters Hall 756 Trenchmann Road,
between Sealy & Bellville

For details check out the Facebook Page
or call Mark Melonik 281-898-1346

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Magnolia Days .

Magnolia Days Festival
Friday & Saturday, May 14-15, 2021

Big time fun in small town Texas! Live music, historic homes tour, horse & carriage rides, car show, art show, vendors on the square, beer & wine. Family fun zone and more.

MagnoliaDays.org

Magnolia Days Festival on Facebook

 

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Kenney Store Crawfish Boil .

8th Annual
Crawfish Festival at the Kenney Store
Sunday, May TBA
, 2021

All you can eat crawfish $35! 
Advance tickets only. 
Served: 12:30pm–3:30pm

If bugs aren't your thing there will be a cover charge to join in on the fun & the full kitchen will be open. Get your tickets now!

Reserve a table that includes your all you can eat bands and a guaranteed reserved table. No need to rush to get here to find a table! Take your time. Live music.  Join us for spicy crawfish, cold beer & authentic cajun music!

Visit TheKenneyStore.com for the latest information

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Shelby VFD Celebration

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64th Annual
Shelby VFD Celebration

Sunday, May 23
, 2021
Harmonie Hall in Shelby


Beef & Pork Barbecue served from 11am to 1pm
Barbecue-to-Go at 10:30 am
Free will donation.

Bounce House for the kids!

Auction at 1pm

Free Dance after the auction with Live Music & Dancing.

 Drawings for Raffle Prizes During the Dance.

Shelby VFD on Facebook

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JUNE  2020

 

Cat Spring June Fest

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164th Annual
Cat Spring Agricultural Society June Fest
Saturday, June 5, 2021
5pm-12pm


Family Fun, Live Auction & Great Food!

Meal served at 5pm
Auction 6pm–8:30pm.
Free Dance 8:30pm–Midnight

Cat Spring Agricultural Hall
13035 Hall Rd, Cat Spring

CatSpringAgSociety.org

Contact 979-865-1313 or 979-865-9769

Also visit the Cat Spring Hall on Facebook

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Milheim Fathers Day BBQ

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Millheim Harmonie Verein’s
Annual Father’s Day Barbecue

Sunday, June 20, 2021
Sponsor: Millheim Harmonie Verein

Open Pit BBQ, Brass Band, Bean Bag Tournament, Cake Walk, Dance, Auction
Meal serving begins 11:00 am Entertainment All Day.
To get a feel for what it's about, see the article on TexasMonthly.com

Facebook/MillheimHarmonieVereinHall

Millheim Harmonie Verein Hall
3384 FM 949 Road
Sealy, Texas 77474
Contact 979-865-2583

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HOA Meals on Wheels BBQ Fundraiser

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HOA - Meals on Wheels BBQ
Bellville Annual Fundraiser
Friday, June TBA
, 2021

BBQ Chicken & Sausage Plate by Schovasja

Pickup plates 11am until 12:30pm at the Austin County Fairgrounds

Contact Lloyd Feakes 979-251-2450
or Anita Kramer 979-885-5639

Tickets $10
Purchase Tickets in advance by June 19 To Go Plates Only
Contact HOA Office 979-865-4188

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KC Music Fest

Lodging in Sealy:
American Inn 979-885-3707
Countryside Inn 979-885-7407
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 979-877-0700
Super 8 Motel 979-885-2121
RV Hookups 979-885-3786

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Sealy KC Music Fest
Sunday, June 27
, 2021
(Sunday after Father’s Day)
Sponsored by Sealy Knights of Columbus #3313

Meal, Dancing and Entertainment

Sealy Knights of Columbus Hall
1310 Hwy 90 West, Sealy 77474
For more info call 979-885-6370

SealyKOFC.org
Facebook/TheRealSealyKCs

KC Music Fest

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Sealy Convention and Visitors Bureau
309 Main Street, P.O. Box 586
Sealy, Texas 77474
979-885-3222
979-885-7184
Toll Free: 1-877-558-7245

 

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