Boonville Days Living History Fair 2012

Boonville Days 2012Join the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History for the 7th annual Boonville Days Living History Fair on Saturday, October 6, 2012, and first ever Chuck Wagon Cookoff on October 5-6, 2012.

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

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History for the 7th annual BOONVILLE DAYS ~ LIVING HISTORY FAIR! This year also marks the 4th Annual Buffalo Stampede Half Marathon and 5K Race at 7:30 am starting at the Brazos Center. Come join in the race fun, and afterwards bring the entire family to celebrate the history of the Brazos Valley at Brazos County’s only living history fair!

Admission

 

Twin City Properties

Admission is FREE thanks to Twin City Properties.

 

Activities

Buffalo Stampede 20124th Annual Buffalo Stampede Half Marathon and 5K Race

Time: 7:30 AM

More Details: See Buffalo Stampede

 

Demonstrations and EventsFair Activities Inside and Outside

Time: 9 AM - 4 PM

This year’s Boonville Days will be BIGGER and BETTER than ever before! Activities will take place both inside the Museum and on the Brazos Center grounds. Pat Gavin and the Buckaroo Band along with other musicians will be providing music to keep your feet tapping along with the beat. Miz Claudia Jean and her longhorn steers are also parading into town to showcase 19th century Texas culture.

Learn about Brazos County’s pioneer history: visit with characters in period costume, see an authentic stagecoach, enjoy cowboys, civil war reenactors, musicians, dancers, artists, and much more. Visitors to Boonville Days will also have the opportunity to observe first-hand demonstrations of frontier skills and trades including flint-making, spinning, quilting, weaving, print-making, and blacksmithing. This is a family friendly event, so the museum will have activities to keep the young’uns entertained by 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 exhibits.

If you are interested in volunteering or being a re-enactor for Boonville Days, please contact the museum at (979) 776-2195 or email info@brazosvalleymuseum.org.

Crafts

  • Corn Husk Dolls
  • Masks
  • Pinch Pots

Demonstrations

  • Quilters, spinners, weavers
  • Pottery
  • Woodcarving
  • Flint-knapping
  • Blacksmithing

Music and Dance

  • The Occasional String Band
  • Pat Gavin and the Buckeroo Band
  • Mariachi Band
  • Lil Wranglers
  • Stetson Trio
  • Star of Texas Dulcimers
  • Kenny Lewis, cowboy poet
  • Square Dancers
  • Sweet Strings on the Brazos dulcimer and pioneer music
  • Contra Diction

Education

  • Rio Brazos Audubon
  • 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

Sponsors

This event is sponsored by The Eagle, the City of Bryan, the City of College Station, Producers Cooperative Association, and the Brazos County Historical Commission.