Boonville Days Living History Fair

Boonville Days 2011Join the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History for the 6th annual Boonville Days Living History Fair.

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

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2010

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History for the 6th annual BOONVILLE DAYS ~ LIVING HISTORY FAIR! This year also marks the 3rd 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

Admission is free to the Outside & Brazos Center activities.

Paid 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 Stampede 20113rd 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 exhibit, Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting.

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

This event is sponsored by the City of College Station, the Arts Council of Brazos Valley, and the Brazos County Historical Commission.