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, we've got plenty of places to stay.

For a complete monthly calendar of all daily happenings, click on the calendar graphic>
to visit the Sealy Chamber monthly calendar page.

 

2019

 
 
 
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Links to our major events:
Austin County Fair
Sealy Fantasy Of Lights
Sealybration

 

 

January 2020
Februrary 2020
March 2020
 

 

 

Sealy Chamber Events Calendar

Austin County Adventure Guide
Download the
Austin County
Adventure Guide!


APRIL   2019

 

Touch A Truck in Sealy April 6

Touch A Truck
Saturday, April 6, 2019
10am-2pm
Sealy High School Parking Lot

Sponsored by Sealy PTA

Get up close & personal to dozens of trucks!

Balloon animals, Face painting, Bounce houses, train rides, Music

FOOD TRUCKS!

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Mudbugs on Main Street Sealy April 6

Mud Bugs on Main
Saturday, April 6, 2019
4-9pm
Main Street & Folkes in downtown
Sponsor: Sealy Main Street Board

Live Music, Food, BYOB
All you can eat crawfish:
Presale $35, at the gate $40
Tickets available for purchase at:
• City Hall
• Twisted Willow
• Citizens State Bank
• Bliss on Main
Visit us on Facebook for more info


. Market Days on the Square
Saturday, April 6, 2019  (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
9 am – 4 pm
Historic Downtown Bellville
979-865-3407

Texas Select - Forged in Fire - Bellville Texas

Forged in Fire - Texas Select

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Texas Select
Forged in Fire
Saturday & Sunday, April 6 & 7, 2019
(First Weekend in April)

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

 

Spring Fest 2019

Spring Picnic Mariachi band

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Sealy Area Historical Society
2019 Sealy Spring Fest
Saturday, April 13, 2019
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



25th Annual
Attwater's Prairie Chicken Festival

Saturday & Sunday, April 13 & 14, 2019 
(Second Weekend of the Month)
Sponsor: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Attendance: 12,500+
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

Prairie Chicken

In April, 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.

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.

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

MS150 Bike Ride

MS 150 Bike Ride
Saturday & Sunday, April 27-28, 2019

Attendance: 13,000 +bike riders
Peddling from Houston to Austin raising money for multiple sclerosis.
All Day
Austin County Fair Grounds in Bellville & throughout Austin County

The BP 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 13,000 cyclists, 3,500 volunteers, and countless spectators along the route and at the finish line in Austin. The fundraising goal for the 2018 BP MS 150 was $14 million dollars to bring hope to many who are affected by multiple sclerosis.
BPMS150 website

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Cat Spring Vol Fire Dept BBQ

Cat Spring
Volunteer Fire Department BBQ

Saturday, April 27, 2019
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  2019

Frydek Grotto Celebration
Sunday, April 28, 2019
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, Sealy 979-885-3131

Houston Chronicle Story May 25, 2013

Austin Chronicle Story Jan. 28, 2011

Frydek Grotto

 

Texas Wrestling - Eye of the Tiger in Sealy

Eye of the Tiger Wrestling in Sealy
Sunday, April 28, 2019

at the W.E. Hill Community Center
1000 Main Street (west area of town)

Doors open 4pm, Bell at 5pm

Tickets available at NewTexasPro.com

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Fruehling Saengerfest in Bellville

16th Annual
Fruehling Saengerfest
Sunday, April 28, 2019
(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

Saengerfest

. Kenney Store Crawfish Fest

 

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MAY  2019

 

Sea of Mud

San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site presents the

"Sea of Mud" Archeological Exhibit

March 30 through September 2, 2019


Texas’ Newest History Museum at San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site will host the “Sea of Mud” archeology exhibit from March 30 through September 2, 2019. Learn about the Mexican army’s misfortunes during the Texas Revolution when 2,500 Mexican soldiers and 1,500 female camp followers foundered in the muddy fields in Wharton County.

The new 10,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art museum also offers visitors a chance to see unique objects on display including a desk that once belonged to Stephen F. Austin, an 1830s cast iron printing press, and many artifacts recovered during archeological investigations at the site. Located at 220 2nd Street in San Felipe. Museum hours 9am-5pm daily.

VisitSanFelipeDeAustin.com
979-885-2181

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San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

San Felipe State Historic SIte Museum

San Felipe State Historic SIte Museum

Honey / Bee Jubilee

Honey / Bee Jubilee
in New Ulm

Saturday, May 4
, 2019
10am–6pm, rain or shine
New Ulm

Join us in New Ulm on May 4, 2019 from 10am to 6pm for the family-friendly Honey/Bee Jubilee!

Discover honey- and bee-related food, health and beauty products, artwork and fine crafts.  Educate yourself about bee-habitat tax exemptions, the importance of bees in agriculture and the economy, the health benefits of honey. Enjoy a Honey Judging contest, a Honey Bake Off, games for our youngest Beelievers, and live music, food, and beverages at the New Ulm Bee-Stro all day.

The Jubilee is free of charge, so buzz on over to New Ulm, and experience the sweet life!  Check out the schedule and activities updates on our Honey/Bee Jubilee page at NewUlmTexas.com, or email us at info@NewUlmTexas.com

. Crawfish & Wine at Cast Iron Winery

2nd Annual
Crawfish & Wine
at Cast Iron Winery

Sunday, May 5
, 2019
2pm

Come out for Crawfish, Wine, & Music.
$5 per pound while it lasts.
Get a free pound with every bottle of wine purchased.

Cast Iron Winery, 1657 Meier Road, Sealy. Exit Beckendorff Road from I-10,
go North. Right on Old Columbus Road North, Left on Meier Road.

CastIronWinery.com

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Saddleback Saloon Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Saddleback Saloon
Sunday, May 5
, 2019
12-6 pm
DJ BlacRob. Cornhole Tournament. Fajita plates $10

207 Main Street in Sealy  979-885-7346

 

Trivia Night Rematch - Sealy Rotary Club


Trivia Night Rematch

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Come join the Sealy Rotary Club 6–8pm for a night of food, fun and games!
Get your team (2-4 people) together and get ready! The Backdrop Events will be offering delicious food and drink from their bar menu. See if you are the “The Trivia Master” and win one of our door prizes!
Backdrop Events: 3701 Outlet Center Dr., Suite 60   Visit our event page on Facebook

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Kenney Store Bass Fishing

Bass Fishing Tournament at Kenney Store
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Sign up at Kenney Store no later than
5-10-2019  Entry: $40 per team (2 person team) for Big Bass and 3 Fish Stringer 3 bass per tea, 14 inches or longer.
Bit Perch: $5 per team for big perch pot
Catfish: $5 per team for big catfish pot .Prizes!

Proceeds will be donated to the Kenney VFD.

For info contact The Kenney Store 979-865-2404 Cody Plagens 979-277-2610
Gary Dollar 979-551-0692

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Peter’s Hall Community Picnic
Sunday, May 12, 2019 (Always on Mother’s Day)
Food, Games, Music, Cake Walk, Live Entertainment,
Raffle and Live Auction at 1pm
Lunch Served 11am – 1pm
Games and Music 11am – 5pm
Peters Hall
756 Trenc
hmann Road, between Sealy & Bellville

 

Saddleback Saloon May events

 

Dillon Carmichael at The Kenney Store

Dillon Carmichael at The Kenney Store
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

6pm–10pm

Just down the road from Bellville in downtown Kenney, Texas.

Tickets available online at TheKenneyStore.com

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FFA Booster Sporting Clays event Sealy

Sealy FFA Booster Club
Sporting Clays Tournament
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Sponsor: Sealy FFA Booster Club
Texas Premier Sporting Arms
7311 Hwy 36 South in Sealy TexasPremierSportingArms.com
Register now, email sealyffabooster@gmail.com or contact: Travis & Lezlie Askew 979-877-9623

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Blieblerville VFD Celebration

19th Annual
Bleiblerville Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry

Sunday, May 19, 2019
(Third Sunday of the Month)
Sponsor: Bleiblerville VFD
Benefit Fish Fry ~ Fun for the whole family!
11am – 6pm
Bleiblerville Fire Station
3912 FM 2502, Bleiblerville 78931
Contact (979) 830-5181

 

Shelby VFD Celebration 2019 .

62nd Annual
Shelby VFD Celebration

Sunday, May 26
, 2019


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 music by Charles and the Fabulous 4

Drawings for Raffle Prizes During the Dance.

 


 

 

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JUNE   2019

Austin County Jail Musuem

Historic Jail Tours

Saturdays 11am - 3pm
or by special appointment/tours

36 South Bell
Bellville

713-385-7141

Austin County Museusm Association

 

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Cat Spring June Fest

See you next year....164th Annual
Cat Spring Agricultural Society June Fest
Saturday, June 6, 2020
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

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Wallis wine & food fest

Wallis Wine & Food Fest
Saturday, June 1, 2019
4-8pm

Start enjoying at 4pm with Wine Tasting, Live Music and Food at Mynarik Park in Wallis. The Wallis Wine and Food Festival will promote local Wineries, Food and Vendors. We will have live music and fun for everyone. Tickets will be available for wine tastings prior to the event as well as on the day of.  Upon check in you will receive your wine passport for the day including 2 tastings at each of the wineries as well as information about each of the wineries and the wines you will be tasting. Come out for a good time and make sure to bring your friends!

WallisWineFoodFest on Facebook

Mynarik Park
6340 Hwy 60, Wallis, Texas 77485

 

90 MIles on 90

90 Miles on 90
Friday & Saturday, June 7 & 8
, 2019
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!

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.

Download a PDF of  Addresses and Maps below, or visit the Event Page for more info.

90on90


TG Sheppard at The Kenney Store .


TG Sheppard at The Kenney Store
Tuesday & Wednesday, June 11 & 12, 2019

6pm–10pm

Just down the road from Bellville in downtown Kenney, Texas.

Tickets available online at TheKenneyStore.com


 

 

Trivia Rematch in Sealy

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Trivia Night Rematch
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Come join the Sealy Rotary Club 6–8pm for a night of food, fun and games!

Get your team (2-4 people) together and get ready!

The Backdrop Events will be offering delicious food and drink from their bar menu.

See if you are the “The Trivia Master” and win one of our door prizes!


Backdrop Events
3701 Outlet Center Dr., Suite 60  

Visit our event page on Facebook

 

 

Milheim Fathers Day BBQ

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Millheim Harmonie Verein’s Annual Father’s Day Barbecue
Sunday, June 16, 2019
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

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


 


KC Music Fest

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Sealy KC Music Fest
Sunday, June 23, 2019
(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

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

KC Music Fest

 

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JULY   2019

 

Austin County Jail Musuem

Historic Jail Tours

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

Saturdays 11am - 3pm
(or by appointment)

(No charge)

36 South Bell in downtown Bellville

713-385-7141

Austin County Museusm Association

Each Saturday, 11 am-3 pm (or by appointment).

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

Please call 713-385-7141 for more information.
(No charge).

 

 

Kenney Agricultural Fourth of July Celebration

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117th Annual
Kenney Agricultural Hall Fourth of July Celebration
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Beef, Pork & Mutton
Serving 11am – 1pm
Refreshments & Entertainment througout the day.
Cake Walk

 

 

SealyBration 2019 temp

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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11th Annual
SEALYBRATION

Friday & Saturday, July 12 & 13, 2019
(Second weekend in July)

B&PW Park
1008 Main Street, Sealy

Sponsor: Sealy Community Foundation

Come out and enjoy a fun-filled weekend with lots of great activities taking place over the weekend in Sealy.

Sealybration Events:
5-Alarm 5-K
BBQ Cookoff
Bean Bag Tournament
Kidzone
Stars & Strikes Softball Tournament
Vendors
VIP Experience, and more!

please check
SealyCommunityFoundation.org
for the very latest information.

Sealybration

Festival

 

KC Hall PayoutSKC Gift Card Payout

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Sealy Knights of Columbus
Annual $10,000 Gift Card Payout Gala

Saturday, July 20, 2019

6pm–midnight
KC Hall, 1310 Highway 90 West in Sealy

Dinner will be served from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Dancing and the drawing will start at 8pm.
You are guaranteed to have a great time!

Sealy KC $10,000 MasterCard (Gift Card) Payout and Gala tickets are now available for purchase. Only 300 Tickets sold!

 

Sealy Knights of Columbus Council #3313
1310 Highway 90 West
Sealy, Texas 77474
979-885-6370
SealyKOFC.org

 

 

69th Annual
Industry Volunteer Fire Department Summer Feast
Saturday, July 27, 2019
(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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AUGUST    2019

 

Austin County Jail Musuem

Historic Jail Tours

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

Saturdays 11am - 3pm
(or by appointment)

(No charge)

36 South Bell in downtown Bellville

713-385-7141

Austin County Museusm Association

 

 

 

 

Trinity Lutheran Church
Annual BBQ & Auction

Sunday, August 10, 2019 
(Second Sunday of the Month)
Sponsor: Trinity Lutheran Church

Dine In or Drive Thru
Advance Tickets Only:
Limited number of meal tickets to be sold

Serving 11am-1pm

Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
402 Atchison, Sealy
(979) 885-2211

TLCSealy.org

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Sealy Dance

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Public Dance
Sealy American Legion

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Music by the Donnie Wavra Orchestra
(Polkas, Waltzes & more)

Sponsor: Texas Heritage Music & Dance Club

2-5:30pm

Public Welcome for only $8 each.
Children 18 & under free when with parents.

Door Prizes, Silent Auction, 50-50 Pot

936-894-2804
luvtopolka@aol.com

thmdc.com

 

 

47th Annual
Bellville VFD Celebration

Friday, August 17, 2019
(Third Friday of the Month)
Sponsor: Bellville VFD
BBQ, Family Activities, Live & Silent Auctions
4 pm
Austin County Fair Convention & Expo Center
1076 East Hill
Contact Bellville Chamber (979) 865-340

 

 

 

 

5th Annual
John & Grace Mumme Memorial
Bellville Chamber Golf Tournament
Four Person Scramble
TBA
  2019

Bellville Golf & Recreational Club
2426 Hwy 36 N
Bellville, Texas

Visit BellvilleChamber.com for more info
or contact 979-865-3407

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SEPTEMBER    2019

 

Austin County Jail Musuem

Historic Jail Tours

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

Saturdays 11am - 3pm
(or by appointment)

(No charge)

36 South Bell in downtown Bellville

713-385-7141

Austin County Museusm Association

 

 

Market Day on the Square
Saturday, September 7, 2019
(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
9 am – 4 pm

Historic Downtown Bellville
979-865-3407

 

Immaculate Conception Bazaar
Sunday, September 29, 2019 (Last Sunday of the Month)
Sponsor: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

11am – 6pm


BBQ meal/$10 per plate, serving starts at 10:30 am
Live & silent auctions, many booths and stands.
Live music by Kovanda's Czech Band


Sealy Knights of Columbus Hall
Hwy 90 West in Sealy
979-885-3868

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OCTOBER    2019

 

Market Day on the Square
Saturday, October 5, 2019 (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
9:00 am – 4 pm
Historic Downtown Bellville
979-865-3407

Austin County Jail Musuem

Historic Jail Tours

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

Saturdays 11am - 3pm
(or by appointment)

(No charge)

36 South Bell in downtown Bellville

713-385-7141

Austin County Museusm Association

 

 


Austin County Fair Fest
October 3-5, 2019


The fair begins early again this year 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.

92nd Annual
Austin County Fair & Rodeo
October 9-13, 2019

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 10
, 2019
10 am  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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Texas Historical Commission
Friends of the San Felipe de Austin SHS

183YEARS of TEXAS INDEPENDENCE


Archeology Awareness month in October

O C T O B E R

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

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

October
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 and San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site.
979-885-2181 san-felipe@thc.state.tx.us


VisitSanFelipeDeAustin.com

ColonialCapitalOfTexas.com

Colonial Capital of Texas    

 

183rd Anniversary of Texas

Archeology Month

Plate

Bone Fork

 

San Felipe de Austin SHS
Open: Tuesday–Sunday 8 am–5 pm
15945 FM 1458
San Felipe, TX 77473
979-885-2181
CONTACT:
Bryan McAuley bryan.mcauley@thc.state.tx.us
Shelley Wong shelley.wong@thc.state.tx.us
Sealy Chamber of Commerce sealyCOC@sbcglobal.net
Mailing address:
San Felipe de Austin SHS
PO Box 17
San Felipe, TX 77473

 

18th Annual
Sealy Chamber
Golf Tournament

TBA, 2019
Sponsor: Sealy Chamber of Commerce

Visit SealyChamber.com
for more details or call 979-885-3222
tammy@sealychamber.com

Americas Best Value Inn Countryside Inn Sealy Texas Holiday Inn Super 8 Motel

 



Kiwanis Sealy Fall Classic Bike Ride
TBA, 2019
Sponsor: Hosted by The Kiwanis Club of Houston
8am Start
Sealy Knights of Columbus, 1310 US-90, Sealy, TX 77474
Come and join us for a challenging fall ride on country roads through the hills of Sealy, Texas.
It's A Great Cause and A Lot of Fun.  22, 33, 45 and 60 mile routes available.
To register, or for sponsorship information: KiwanisHouston.org
MS150 Recommended Ride

Kiwanis Sealy Fall Classic Bike Ride

 

 

Guardian Angel Bazaar
Sunday, October 19, 2019
(Third Sunday of the Month)
Sponsor: Guardian Angel Catholic Church

Mass, food, music throughout the day, vendors, games, rides, auction and raffle.
11am–6pm

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

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Pickin' & Grinnin' Festival at Coshatte RV Ranch

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BLuegrass Music Weekend

31st Annual Bluegrass Music Weekend
Pickin' & Grinnin' Festival
Thurs, Fri, & Sat October 24, 25 & 26, 2019

Sponsor: Spring Creek Bluegrass Club
Bands from all over the US, Canada, & Mexico.
Several stages of live entertainment. All Day!

Coushatte RV Ranch Between Sealy & Bellville
2812 Nelius Road

Anyone wishing to perform on stage or for more info
please contact Colee at 936-697-5949 or 281-259-5453
or email: coleebiller@aol.comTxBluegrassMusic.com


Bras for a Cause
TBA, 2019
7pm at Saddleback Saloon in Historic downtown Sealy

Here’s the details: Donate a decorated bra to the Saddleback Saloon between Oct 1-25.
Meet your friends at Saddleback Saloon on Oct 27 to watch Austin County dignitaries model those bras for auction to raise money for a great Cause.
Drink specials all night.  All proceeds go to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Breast Care with Memorial Hermann - Katy.

For more info contact Karen Lopez at 979-885-3562

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Sealy First United Methodist Church Harvest Festival
Sunday, October 27, 2019
(Last Sunday of the Month)
Sponsor: First United Methodist Church of Sealy
Fun for the whole family with food, children’s activities, country store, live auction, costume contest and pumpkin patch
11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Church Fellowship Hall
200 Atichison, Sealy, Texas 77474

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St Peters and Paul Oktoberfest

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Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church Annual Bazaar
Sunday, October 27, 2019
(Last Sunday of the Month)
11:00 am – 5:30 pm

Fun for the whole family with food, kid’s activities, raffle and much more!

Sts Peter & Paul Catholic Church
936 S Front Street, Bellville 77418
Contact (979) 865-2368

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Boo Bash.

14th Annual
Halloween on Main Street
BOO BASH

HALLOWEEN NIGHT
Thursday, October 31
, 2019
5–8pm
Downtown Sealy

Music, Balloons, Face Painting, Hot Dogs,
Cold Drinks, Contests, Games & Treats.

Trick or Treat • Games • Fire Prevention
Train Rides • Music • Ghost and Goblins
Halloween Photos by The Sealy News.

Hosted by Sealy News, Sealy Main Street
and The City of Sealy


 

 

NOVEMBER   2019

Market Day on the Square
Saturday, November 2, 2019 (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
9 am – 4 pm
Historic Downtown Bellville
979-865-3407

Austin County Jail Musuem

Historic Jail Tours

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

Saturdays 11am - 3pm
(or by appointment)

(No charge)

36 South Bell in downtown Bellville

713-385-7141

Austin County Museusm Association

 

 

Annual Father of Texas Celebration

226th Anniversary of Stephen F. Austin’s Birth!

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

Saturday, November 2, 2019
(First Saturday of the Month)
9am–6pm
Free admission; Donations are accepted.

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

 

Stephen F. Austin

 

This will be the first special history event hosted at the site since the new museum facilities opened in April. 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

 

 

San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site
   
San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site

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.

 

 

Third Annual
The Bonfire Texas music festival
"Gone to the Dogs"
TBA - Second Saturday in November, 2019
3pm–9pm

BlissWood Bed & Breakfast Ranch
13597 Frantz Road
Cat Spring, TX 78933

Join the The Bonfire Texas music festival that's "Gone to the Dogs!"  (All Border Collie Rescue and Houston Pets Alive - dog rescues that is!) hosted at the beautiful Blisswood Bed & Breakfast authentic Texas-sized ranch.

We will feature fun events for any age including:

• Live music and dancing with
Bellville's favorite rising star David Lewis and his band,
(who just won 2018 Houston Rodeo Rockstar),
• New - Texas music radio star Jesse Raub JR and his band,
• Ken Gaines and Blues Band
• Shopping,
• Beer and Wine Garden,
• Sheep herding with trainer Joy Hall,
• Texas BBQ
• Hay rides
• Dog Dancing
• Big Bonfire suported by the Cat Spring Volunteer Fire Department, and
• S'more fun!

Rain or shine - we are hosting The Bonfire Texas under the Big Show Barn, and bonfire with the Cat Spring Volunteer Fire Department will be right outside, never have to leave the comfort of the covered barn to see the big bonfire!

This event is for kids and those that are kids at heart who want to enjoy the fresh outdoors.
We are raising money for All Border Collie Rescue and Fosters of Blisswood - come out and support and meet some of the beautiful dogs available for adoption!

 

Schedule:
3–6 pm HayRides, BBQ, Wine & Beer garden, dog dancing, sheep herding, more
6:30pm - Bonfire with support from Cat Spring Vol Fire Department, S'mores
6:00pm - Live Music
9:00 pm - Gates Close

TheBonfireTexas.com

Facebook.com/thebonfiretexas

Tickets can be purchased online at EventBrite

 

 

Wallis City-Wide Garage Sale
Saturday, November 9, 2019 (Second Saturday of the Month)
Sponsor: Wallis Chamber of Commerce
Over 100 households hold individual garage sales throughout the city.
Welcome stations provide shoppers with maps and sale locations;
Church and civic groups set up locations to offer great food and tasty beverages.
All Day throughout the town of Wallis.
(979) 478-6712
Wallis City Wide Garage Sale  

 

 

 

DECEMBER   2019

 

Small Town Christmas

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37th Annual
Small Town Christmas

Fri. Dec 6 & Sat. December 7
, 2019
(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.

Historic Downtown Bellville
Contact (979) 865-3407
BellvilleSmallTownChristmas.com

 

33rd Annual
Fantasy of Lights Festival & Kids Fantasy
Sat & Sun, Dec 7 & 8
, 2019
(First Weekend of the Month)
Sponsored by the Sealy Community Foundation

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.

 

The first weekend in December is always very special here in Sealy when our community holds its highly anticipated Fantasy of Lights Celebration. The entire community comes together to celebrate the Christmas season with visitors from all over Texas.

The Annual Christmas Festival is a long standing tradition complete with a bar-b-q cook-off, softball tournament, LIVE snowfall, entertainment, arts & crafts, great food, and culminating on Saturday a tree lighting, and Annual Christmas Parade!

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

 

Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 7, 2019
(First Saturday of the Month)
Sponsor: Sealy Community Foundation

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.

6 pm with all day activities preceding the lighting of the park.

Abe & Irene Levine Family Park
406 Main Street, Sealy

Toll-Free 877-558-7245
SealyCommunityFoundation.org

 

Fantasy of LIghts Sealy

 

Market Day on the Square
Saturday, December 7, 2019
(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
9 am – 4 pm
Historic Downtown Bellville
979-865-3407

Austin County Jail Musuem

Historic Jail Tours

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

Saturdays 11am - 3pm
(or by appointment)

(No charge)

36 South Bell in downtown Bellville

713-385-7141

Austin County Museusm Association

 

 


Merry Christmas from the Sealy CVB

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JANUARY  2020

21st Annual
Sealy KC Sports Fest & Casino Night

Saturday, January 11, 2020 (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.
Meal is $10.00 without the purchase of a raffle ticket.
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Pancake Supper Sealy American Legion Hall January 25, 2019

 

Chili Dilly Cook-Off in Sealy .


“Sealy Chili Dilly”

TBD, 2020   (tentative details)

Chili cookoff at Levine Park,
open to the public 12-4pm.

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 begin at 3:30pm 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.

 


FEBRUARY  2020

 

Casino Night CASA for Kids

 

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CASA For Kids
12th Annual
Casino Night & Dinner

Saturday, February 1, 2020
(First Saturday of the Month)
Sponsor: CASA for Kids of Austin, Waller & Washington Counties
Casino Tables & Slots. CASA Bucks included. Register for High Stakes Poker Tournament. Buffet dinner including free souvenir mug and unlimited refills
6–10 pm
Austin County Fair Convention & Expo Center
1076 E Hill, Bellville 77418
Contact 979-277-0088
WeSpeak4Kids.org

 

Austin County
Go Texan Kickoff Dance
Monday, February 15, 2020  
(Third Saturday of the Month)
Sponsor: Austin County Go Texan Committee

Dance with Music,
Live & Silent Auctions, Go Texan Events,
Dominos, Horseshoes & Washers Competitions.

At the historic Bellville Turnverein Pavilion
966 E Main St, Bellville
AustinCountyFair.com

 

Salt Grass Trail Ride
Saturday, February 15–22, 2020
SaltGrassTrailRide.com

 

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MARCH   2020

 

Market Days on the Square
Saturday, March 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
Historic Downtown Bellville
979-865-3407

 

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Classic Car Stampede

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16th Ever Austin County Cruisers
Classic Car Stampede
Second Saturday 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.

• 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

 

 

 

11th Annual
Sealy Rotary Club
Epicurean Evening
TBD  2020     (tentative details)
4–7pm

A nice evening of Music, Wine, Food, Beer & Fun.
Tickets include entry in the Door Prize drawing.

Leidertafel Hall, 116 Lux Road, Sealy

facebook.com/Rotary-Club-of-Sealy-113067022079067/

 

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The Sealy Chamber of Commerce Presents:
The Carson & Barnes Circus
TBD
, 2020    (tentative details)
Carson and Barnes Circus will be joining us here in Sealy again for your enjoyment. This year 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

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!

Location Sponsor:Kathy's Korner Keepin' It Clean Sponsor:

M&M Disposal

Sealy Chamber of Commerce Sponsoring Circus in Sealy

CarsonBarnesCircus.com

 

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Carson Barnes Circus in Sealy

Carson Barnes Circus in Sealy

 

Boots and Blue Jeans
TBD, 2020    (tentative details)

Sponsored by the Blinn College Foundation

6-10pm at the American Legion Hall in Sealy.

Music by The Blue Note Brothers

All-in Raffle, Live and Silent Auctions, Rib-eye Steak Dinner, Dancing.

For more info call 979-627-7997 or visit
www.Blinn.Edu/Sealy


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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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