Boonville Days: Texas Heritage Festival 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018

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!

Boonville Days    

About Boonville Days

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!

This event was made possible in part through Eugene Edge III Charitable Trust, Wakefield Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank, 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.

   

 

 

 

Performance Schedule 2018

7:30 Buffalo Stampede Race Begins Race Area - Parking Lot
9 Boonville Days Activities Begin Museum, Grounds and Facility
9 5K Buffalo Stampede Awards Race Stage Area
9 - 4 Pat Gavin and the Buckaroo Band Chuck Wagon Area Stage
9 - 4 Music, Demos, & Reenactors Boonville Heritage Park
9 – 10 Joey McGee-Guitar & Vocals Performance Stage
10 Half Marathon Awards Race Stage Area
10 - 11 Scott & Abby Kunkle Performance Stage
10 - 12 Mo the Buffalo & Bree Worthington Grass Area—Parking Lot
10 - 12 Ticket Sales for Chuck Wagon Lunch Chuck Wagon Area
10 - 12; 1 - 3 Free Western Pony Rides Corral Area—Parking Lot
10 - 2 Thaddeus Boggs (4 shows – 10, 11, 1, 2) Demonstration Tent on Lawn
10 - 4 Free Train & Mechanical Bull Rides Museum Grounds—Parking Lot
11 - 12 Joey McGee-Guitar & Vocals Performance Stage
11 - 12 Singing Cowboy Weatherman- Guitar & Vocals Museum Discovery Room
11 - 12; 1 - 2 Celtaire String Band Museum Gallery
12 - 1 Chuck Wagon Lunches Served Chuck Wagon Area
12 Ballet Folklorico - Los Altos de Jalisco Performance Stage
12:30 Li'l Wranglers Performance Stage
1 Ballet Folklorico - Musa Studio Museum Gallery
2 Chemistry Road Show Brazos Center Concourse
2 – 3 Rachel Bloem & Keith Michael Performance Stage
3 – 4 Brea Robinson & Daniel Gonzales- Guitar & Vocals Performance Stage
3:30 Chuck Wagon Awards Outdoor Pavilion
4:00 The End – Join Us Next Year – Oct 5th!  

 

Chuck Wagon Cook-Off 

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.

Boonville Heritage Cabin 

Boonville Heritage Park

Shuttle vans will also carry visitors to & from Boonville Heritage Park (a few blocks away) where they may view a restored and furnished 19th c. dogtrot cabin, replica buildings of the Boonville Court House, a smoke house, the Masonic lodge, educational activities, booths, and other re-enactors!

 

Museum and Exhibits 

Visitors can also browse through the Museum’s Discovery Room with live animals, and explore our gallery exhibits including a Texas History display. Shuttle vans will also carry visitors to & from Boonville Heritage Park, (a few blocks away) where they may view a restored & furnished 19th c. dogtrot cabin, replica buildings of the Boonville Court House, a smoke house, the Masonic lodge demonstration booths and other re-enactors!

Volunteers 

Sign Up Now!

Those interested in volunteering or being a re-enactor for Boonville Days, please contact the Museum at (979)776-2195 or email events@brazosvalleymuseum.org.

Buffalo Stampede 

Runners will also be stampeding their way through Bryan/College Station, Texas on October 13th at 7:30am as the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History hosts its 10th annual Buffalo Stampede!

Runners of all ages are welcome, and female and male winners in each age division ranging from 12-and-under to 70 plus will receive a beautiful custom trophy or medal!  Half-Marathon & 5K finishers will also receive finishers’ awards.  Overall male and female winners will receive amazing buffalo hats as well as unique buffalo sculpture trophies.

Save money by registering early online at www.brazosvalleymuseum.org where maps and race details are also available. For more information about registration options call the Museum at 979.776.2195. Don’t miss the 10th Annual Buffalo Stampede and Boonville Days!

This exhibit was made possible in part through Hotel Tax Revenue funded from the City of College Station and the City of Bryan through the Arts Council of Brazos Valley. Other sponsors include Twin City Properties and the Brazos County Historical Commission. To learn more about this and other Museum events, activities and exhibitions call 979-776-2195, or visit our website at www.brazosvalleymuseum.org. 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.  

 

Twin City Properties

Admission to this event is free courtesy of Twin City Properties.

 

Photos from Past Boonville Days Heritage Fairs