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3232 Briarcrest Drive

Bryan, Texas 77802​


Chuck Wagon
Lunch Tickets

$20 Each

Pre-Sold at Museum


Date and Time

Saturday, October 1

9 am - 4 pm

A Texas Heritage Festival

Saturday, October 1, 2022
9 am - 4 pm

Join the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History on October 1, 2022, for the 17th annual Boonville Days: Texas Heritage Festival!


To kick off the festival, runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to join in the 14th 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 (September 30) 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 and go on sale at the Museum September 1!

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Festival Activities

Visitors to Boonville Days and the Boonville Heritage Park on Saturday, October 1, 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: Checkered Past: The Story of Board Games.

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.

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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Boonville Days Sponsorship Opportunities

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

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Become a Boonville Days Sponsor

Event Schedule


  • ​3:30 wagons are to be in place

  • 6:30 VIP Sponsors and Friends Potluck Dinner


  • ​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 Chuck Wagon Lunch preparations

      • 12:00 - 1:00 Chuck Wagon Lunch 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. 


Join Our Buffalo Stampede Races...

Run or walk the Buffalo Stampede Half Marathon and 5K Race on October 1, with great medals, fun cheer stations, and delicious race food!


Or join us for our Virtual Buffalo Stampede Half Marathon & 5K, open October 1, 2022 – January 1, 2023. Enjoy all the excitement of participating in a race, but wherever and whenever you choose!

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