16TH ANNUAL BOONVILLE DAYS

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Location

3232 Briarcrest Drive

Bryan, Texas 77802​

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Chuck Wagon
Meal Tickets

$20 Each,

Pre-Sold at the Museum

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Date and Time

Saturday, October 16th

9 am - 4 pm

A Texas Heritage Festival

Saturday, October 16th
9 am - 4 pm

Join the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History on October 16, 2021, for the 16h annual Boonville Days: Texas Heritage Festival!

 

To kick off the festival, runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to join in the 13th Annual Buffalo Stampede Half Marathon & 5K Race at 7:30 am starting at the Brazos Center.


After the race, the entire family can enjoy other fun activities highlighting Texas History at this free heritage festival!

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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, quilting, 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, Twin City Properties, 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.

About Boonville Days

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Chuck Wagon Lunches

Don't miss the Festival's delicious CHUCK WAGON LUNCHES. Enjoy cowboy cookin’ in style by the best! Teams will cook on site with authentic Chuck Wagons!


Wagon teams will set up in the Brazos Center Park area Friday afternoon (October 15) and will cook the hearty cowboy lunches on site Saturday morning. 


Meal tickets for the Chuck Wagon Saturday noon meal will be pre-sold at the Museum and at the event (while supplies last) for $20 (includes chicken fried steak, beans, potatoes, corn bread, peach cobbler, and bottled water).

 

The lunches are big, so children can share a plate. Meals are only served from 12-1. Tickets are limited, so don’t delay, purchase your ticket today!

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Festival Activities

Visitors to Boonville Days and the Boonville Heritage Park on Saturday, October 16, 9 am—4 pm, will learn about Brazos County’s pioneer history: see characters in period costume; enjoy cowboys, civil war reenactors, musicians, dancers, artists, and much more.

 

The public 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. There will also be a variety of fun period crafts designed to keep children & adults entertained!

Museum and Exhibits 

In addition to all the demonstrations of pioneer history and fun children's games, crafts, and other activities, families can view a variety of live animals, and browse through the Museum's Discovery Room, library, and exhibition gallery. Visitors can also explore the Museum's Texas History display and the current special exhibit: Birds: Masters of Adaptation.

Boonville Heritage Cabin

Like historic buildings? Don't miss a chance to see inside the restored and furnished 19th c. dogtrot cabin, replica buildings of the Boonville Court House, a smokehouse, the Masonic lodge, educational activities, booths, and other re-enactors at Boonville Heritage Park! Learn about the fascinating history of the town of Boonville, the original Brazos County seat.

Shuttle vans will carry visitors to & from Boonville Heritage Park (a few blocks away). Staff will be on hand to share stories about the park and the colorful history of the town of Boonville, the original Brazos County seat.

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Event Schedule

    • Friday

      • ​3:30 wagons are to be in place

      • 6:30 VIP Sponsors and Friends Potluck Dinner

    • Saturday

      • ​7:30 Buffalo Stampede

        • 9:00-4:00 Booths Open, Demonstrations, Live Music​

          • 10:00-12:00; 1:00-3:00 Free Pony Rides​

        • 9:00-12:00 Lunch is cooked

          • 12:00 - 1 lunch is served

Want to volunteer or be a re-enactor for Boonville Days? Please contact the Museum at (979) 776-2195 or email. 

Interested in sponsoring the event? Please see our Sponsorship Opportunities and our Sponsor Form. 

Boonville Days is free thanks to underwriting by the Eugene Edge III Charitable Trust and Twin City Properties and is also sponsored by the City of College Station, the City of Bryan, the Arts Council of Brazos Valley, and the Brazos County Historical Commission. 

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Boonville Days Sponsorship Opportunities

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Become a Boonville Days Sponsor

Interested in volunteering or being a re-enactor for Boonville Days?

BUFFALO STAMPEDE

Join Our Buffalo Stampede Races...

Run or walk the Buffalo Stampede Half Marathon and 5K Race on October 16th, with great medals, fun cheer stations, and delicious race food!

 

Or run or walk the Virtual Buffalo Stampede Half Marathon & 5K. The virtual option is a chance to do a half marathon or 5k at your convenience. Enjoy all the excitement of participating in a race, but on your schedule and at a place of your choice!