Save the Date: Boonville Days Heritage Fair 2009

Join the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History for the 4th annual Boonville Days Heritage Fair.

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

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2009

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, and much more. Our activity area will keep children busy learning to make pinch pots and other period crafts.

Admission

Outside Activities are FREE!

Admission to Inside Activities:

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

Activities

Demonstrations and EventsBuffalo Stampede 5K Race and 3K Walk

Time: 8:00 AM

More Details: See Buffalo Stampede

Fair Activities Inside and Outside

Time: 10 AM - 4 PM

Demonstrations of Frontier Skills, Games & Crafts for Families, and Barrels of Fun:

Crafts

  • Potholders
  • Corn Husk Dolls
  • Masks
  • Pinch Pots

Food

  • Buffalo Burgers
  • Sandwiches
  • Popcorn and drinks

Demonstrations

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

Music, Dance, and Pottery

  • Celtaire String Band
  • The Occasional String Band
  • Aggie Wranglers
  • Stetson Trio
  • Cowboy Bob French
  • Star of Texas Dulcimers
  • Kenny Lewis, cowboy poet

Education

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

Re-Enactors

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