Join the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History on October 13, 2018 for the 13th annual Texas Heritage Festival: Boonville Days! As part of the festival, runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to join in the 10th annual Buffalo Stampede Half Marathon and 5K Race at 7:30 am starting at the Brazos Center. After the race, the entire family can enjoy other fun activities at this free heritage festival!
From 9 am – 4 pm learn about Brazos County’s pioneer history: visit with characters in period costume, enjoy cowboys, reenactors, musicians, dancers, artisans, and much more. Visitors will also have the opportunity to observe demonstrations of frontier skills and trades including flint-knapping, spinning, weaving, wood carving, and blacksmithing. This is a family friendly event, so there will be free pony rides, train rides, and other activities for children. The Museum will be open free with more exhibits, activities, and demonstrators inside!
Visitors can also savor delicious cowboy lunches at our 7th annual Chuck Wagon Cook-Off. Wagon Teams in period dress compete for cash prizes Friday afternoon through Saturday. Lunch tickets for the Chuck Wagon Saturday noon meal will be pre-sold at the Museum for $10 (includes bottled water, chicken fried steak, beans, potatoes, and cobbler). Tickets are limited, so don’t delay! Pat Gavin and the Buckaroo Band will be providing music to keep your feet tapping in the Chuck Wagon area.
Shuttle buses will carry visitors to & from Boonville Heritage Park, a unique local heritage site. Visitors may view a restored & furnished 19th c. dogtrot cabin, replica buildings of the Boonville Court House, a smoke house, the Masonic lodge and other re-enactors, booths, and more!
This event was made possible in part through Eugene Edge III Charitable Trust, Wakefield Foundation, Twin City Properties, Producers Co-op, Brazos County Historical Commission and the Hotel Tax Revenue funded from the City of College Station and the City of Bryan through the Arts Council of Brazos Valley.
For more information about race registration, chuck wagon lunch tickets, volunteer opportunities, or this event call 979-776-2195.
The Museum, located in the Brazos Center, is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-5pm. Regular admission fees are: $5 for adults; $4 for student, seniors, and children; and free for children under 3 and Museum members.