It’s November in the Roundtopolis™—and we’ve got a lot to be thankful for including a bounty of family-friendly fun. There’s a nip in the air. The trees are transitioning to bare, so pockets of sunshine abound. The holiday spirit adds a sparkle to life as surely as the first frost adds a sheen to the landscape. Get out. Get about. Explore the back roads and enjoy all that the season and the Roundtopolis™ has to offer.
Every Monday in November
Community Social at the Rifle Hall in Round Top (food, drink, visiting)
Chappell Hill Quilting Exhibit, Chappell Hill Historical Museum. More info here. (also the two following weekends.)
Winedale welcomes the Buffalo Soldiers. Noon to 3 p.m. Free. After the Civil War, the Ninth Cavalry of Buffalo Soldiers came to Texas and set up camp in forts along the frontier. Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Buffalo Soldier demonstrators will show a typical encampment including tents, equipment and demonstrations. The Lewis-Wagner house will also be open for tours. For more info: [email protected] or 979-278-3530.
Habitat for Horses Barnraiser, Henkel Hall, tickets required.
Big Star Texas Night, Burton Area Chamber of Commerce fundraiser. Tickets required.
Round Top Area Historical Society and the American Legion celebrate the Legion’s 100th year at the Quade-Werchan American Legion Hall in Round Top. 1:30-3 p.m. Details. welcomes the
Round Top Festival Institute welcomes the Houston Brass Band. 3 p.m. Tickets.
Round Top Chili Cook-off Applications Open (fundraiser benefiting Round Top Family Library schedule
Steph Jarvis, director of the Texas Cotton Gin Museum, presents “Burton Farmers Gin to the Texas Cotton Gin Museum.” Bring your lunch and we’ll provide the drinks and dessert. Meadows Large Classroom at Winedale, For more info: [email protected] or 979-278-3530.
3rd Annual Turkey Trot in downtown Round Top (fundraising fun run, 5K, 10K sponsored by Round Top Lions Club
Ladies Night Out, Columbus. Details here.
Christmas Stroll & Lighted Parade and Jingle Bell Market in downtown Brenham (lighted parade, Christmas tree lighting)
Christkindl Market at The Compound. Details here.
Round Top Lighted Christmas Parade & Street Dance in downtown Round Top (lighted floats, food, music)
Round Top Area Historical Society’s Home Tour. Tickets required.
Hot Cocoa Stroll and Lighted Parade in Elgin. Details here.
Trail of Lights at Monument Hill near LaGrange (lights, history)
Chappell Hill Garden Club’s Home Tour. Tickets required.
As always, refer to local chamber websites for even more fun opportunities.