3232 Briarcrest Drive

Bryan, Texas 77802​


Boonville Gold Rush Raffle


Date and Time

Saturday, October 3rd

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

A Texas Heritage Festival

Saturday, October 3rd

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Drive-Through Event!

Join the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History on October 3, 2020, 9 am - 12 pm, for a drive-through Boonville Days! This year, the Museum's free drive-through festival honors all the frontline heroes serving our community during the global COVID-19 pandemic. 


Runners and walkers are also invited to join the Virtual Buffalo Stampede Half Marathon & 5K Race. Learn More.

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The community is invited to our Boonville Days Heritage Festival, a free drive-through event in the Museum parking lot, 9 am - 12 pm, on Saturday, October 3rd

There will be entertainment along the drive-through, including Pat Gavin and the Buckaroo Band, with their authentic chuck wagon; a full-size 19th -century stagecoach replica from the Buggy Barn Museum; re-enactors in period dress; “Mo” the live Bison; and more! Visitors may also pick up a free activity/craft packet while supplies last to take home and enjoy with their families. 


This event was made possible in part through Eugene Edge III Charitable Trust, Wakefield Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank, Twin City Properties, Producers Co-op, 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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Raffle tickets for the Boonville Gold Rush will also be on sale during the drive-through Boonville Days from 9 am -12 pm! Win an authentic 2020 United States Mint American Buffalo $50 Gold Coin (24-karat bullion) worth $2500, celebrate the 15th Annual Boonville Days, and support the only natural history museum in the Brazos Valley!


Tickets may be purchased now online and at the Museum for only $25 per ticket or 5 for $100. Ticket sales end October 3rd at 12 pm. The winning ticket will be drawn Saturday, October 3rd at 5 pm and the winner will be notified immediately by email or text.

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Chuck Wagon Cook-Off - Returns in October 2021!

This year due to COVID-19 concerns the CHUCK WAGON COOK-OFF has been postponed to October 2021. Join us next year for the 9th annual CHUCK WAGON COOK-OFF. Date to be announced in 2021.

Festival Activities

Visitors to Boonville Days and the Boonville Heritage Park will learn about Brazos County’s pioneer history; the drive through event will also have re-enactors in period dress from the Texas Revolutionary War to Buffalo Bill! Visitors may also pick up a free activity/craft packet while supplies last to take home and enjoy with their families.

If you are interested in volunteering or being a re-enactor for Boonville Days, please contact the Museum at (979) 776-2195 or email events@brazosvalleymuseum.org. If you are 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 City of College Station, the City of Bryan, the Arts Council of Brazos Valley, and the Brazos County Historical Commission.

Boonville Heritage Cabin

Visitors to Boonville Heritage Park (a few blocks away) may view a restored and furnished 19th c. dogtrot cabin, replica buildings of the Boonville Court House, a smoke house, and the Masonic lodge.

Boonville Heritage Park with Bluebonnets

Boonville Days Sponsorship Opportunities

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Become a Boonville Days Sponsor

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


Don't Miss Our Virtual Race...

Run or walk the Virtual Buffalo Stampede 

Marathon and 5K Race anytime, anywhere from Oct 3rd – Jan 3rd! 


Enjoy all the excitement of participating in a race without the big crowds, the long lines, and the pressure of running with other participants. This is your chance to do a half marathon at your own pace!