Join the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History for the 9th annual Boonville Days – Heritage Fair on Saturday, October 4th. This year also includes the 6th annual Buffalo Stampede Half Marathon and 5k Race Saturday morning, and the 3rd annual Chuck Wagon Cook-Off on October 3-4. 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.
This year’s Boonville Days will be bigger and better than ever before! Visitors will have a chance to see Miko, a live trained bison, and his handler Bree Worthington, renowned trick cowgirl and National Cowgirl Hall of Fame nominee. Activities will take place inside the Museum and on the park grounds. Pat Gavin and the Buckaroo Band along with other musicians will be providing music to keep everyone’s feet tapping along with the beat. Professor Paisley from the Texian Institute of Oxenology, will be parading back into town with Justice and Liberty, oxen showcasing Texas culture from 1830-1845.
Learn about Brazos County’s pioneer history: visit with characters in period costume, enjoy cowboys, civil war re-enactors, 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.
Enjoy cowboy cookin’ in style by the best at the Chuck Wagon Cook-off, October 3-4! Teams will compete in an authentic Chuck Wagon Cook-Off as part of The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History’s Boonville Days. On Friday afternoon the public is invited to see the wagon judging, and crews in period dress!
Though judges will choose the best cooks, the public is invited to taste and see for themselves. On Saturday, October 4, attendees may enjoy lunch prepared on an authentic chuck wagon; a chance to experience the Old West. Lunch includes: Chicken fried steak, potatoes, bread, beans, and peach cobbler. Tickets are limited and available for $10. For those who wish to secure their tickets, they may be reserved by calling the Museum at (979) 776-2195. Come on Friday afternoon to see the wagon judging, and crews in period dress. On Saturday from 9am-4pm, all other demonstrations will take place, along with the chuck wagon cooking competition and meals for the public. Visitors can also browse through the Museum’s Discovery Room, Library, and exhibition gallery, and explore Texas history displays and the new exhibit: Crystallography, Where Art & Science Collide.
If you are interested in volunteering or being a re-enactor for Boonville Days, please contact the museum at (979)776-2195 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event has free admission thanks underwriting by Twin City Properties, and is also sponsored by Dreamers Oil, City of College Station, the Arts Council of Brazos Valley, and the Brazos County Historical Commission.
To learn more about this and other Museum events, activities and exhibitions call, or visit our website at www.brazosvalleymuseum.org. The Museum, located in the Brazos Center, is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-5pm.