Boonville Days 2010

Join the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History for the 5th annual Boonville Days Heritage Fair.

Where: In the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, Texas

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2010

Bring the entire family to enjoy this celebration of our heritage. Activities will take place both inside the Museum and on the Brazos Center grounds. Learn about Brazos County’s pioneer history: visit with characters in period costume, observe demonstrations of frontier skills and trades, see an authentic stagecoach, hear from a cowboy-poet, musicians, dancers, and much more. Our activity area will keep children busy learning to make pinch pots and other period crafts.

Visitors can also browse through the Museum’s Discovery Room, Library, and exhibition gallery, and explore our Texas history display and the current exhibit, Raramuri: Runners of the Sierra Madre.

Admission

Admission includes access to the Museum's permanent galleries.

  • Adults, $5
  • Students, $4
  • Children 4-17, $4
  • Seniors, $4
  • Children under 3, Free
  • Members, Free

Activities

Buffalo Stampede2nd Annual Buffalo Stampede 5K Race and 10 Mile Race

Time: 7:30 AM

More Details: See Buffalo Stampede

 

Demonstrations and EventsFair Activities Inside and Outside

Time: 10 AM - 4 PM

This gathering offers an intimate venue for learning how artists and
craftsmen produce their works of art. Weavers, spinners, basket weavers,
blacksmiths, wood carvers, and lace makers will all welcome you. Come
visit with woodblock artist Ken Kessinger, view beautiful Navajo jewelry
by silversmith Isabel Morgan, and tap your feet to the music of The
Stetson Trio, The Occasional String Band, Star of Texas Dulcimers, The
Celtaire String Band, and others!

Enjoy re-enactments with the Sons of the Confederate and Union Armies
and have fun with the Brazos Banditos, the cowboy poet Kenny Lewis, the
Brazos Valley Quilt Guild, flint knapper Don Clark, the Lone Star Dutch
Oven Society, and many more. Don’t miss a golden opportunity to
celebrate our local art and history, and to view the beautiful exhibits
at the Museum!

Crafts

  • Corn Husk Dolls
  • Masks
  • Pinch Pots

Demonstrations

  • The Gillette Brothers working chuck wagon
  • Quilters, spinners, weavers
  • Pottery
  • Woodcarving
  • Flint-knapping
  • Blacksmithing

Music and Dance

  • Celtaire String Band
  • The Occasional String Band
  • Aggie Wranglers and Little Wranglers
  • Stetson Trio
  • Cowboy Bob French
  • Star of Texas Dulcimers
  • Kenny Lewis, cowboy poet
  • Square Dancers
  • Sweet Strings on the Brazos dulcimer and pioneer music

Education

  • Boonville History
  • Surveying
  • Buffalo Soldier Exhibit
  • Master Naturalists
  • Solar Telescopy Viewing
  • Live Animal Demos

Re-Enactors

  • Union,  Confederate, and Buffalo Soldiers
  • Black Powder demonstrations
  • Cowboy Shootout

Highway 6 A.R.T. - Highway 6 A.R.T. is planned as a way to promote fine art/fine craft and showcase other cultural offerings along Texas Highway 6 from Calvert through Hearne, Bryan, College Station to Navasota.