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Admission is free Friday night during Downtown's First Friday event. Saturday admission is $5 per person ages 13 and up.For the steak and wine connoisseurs, Bryan is the place to be October 7-8. Admission is free on Friday and will include all the regular First Friday Downtown Bryan activities in addition to the festival. Admission on Saturday is $5 per person for ages 13 and up; ages 13 and under are free.

Texas Reds features fine Angus beefsteaks, which will be provided by Bryan’s Ruffino Meats and Food Service. Twenty Texas wineries are featured annually at the festival, chosen by the Festival committee from their applications based on awards, pricing and varieties offered. Once inside the festival, guests can purchase steak, wine tasting and Kid Zone tickets. Prices and packages are available at Texas Reds.

Admission is free Friday night during Downtown’s First Friday event. Saturday admission is $5 per person ages 13 and up.For the steak and wine connoisseurs, Bryan is the place to be October 7-8. Admission is free on Friday and will include all the regular First Friday Downtown Bryan activities in addition to the festival. Admission on Saturday is $5 per person for ages 13 and up; ages 13 and under are free.

Texas Reds features fine Angus beefsteaks, which will be provided by Bryan’s Ruffino Meats and Food Service. Twenty Texas wineries are featured annually at the festival, chosen by the Festival committee from their applications based on awards, pricing and varieties offered. Once inside the festival, guests can purchase steak, wine tasting and Kid Zone tickets. Prices and packages are available at Texas Reds.

Other grape attractions during the weekend include the Friday morning golf tournament at Travis B. Bryan Golf Course and Saturday’s Mary Crowley 5K Run for Hope. The area in front of the historic Carnegie Library on Main Street is the site of the Texas Reds four-barrel grape stomp. Guests interested in being on a grape stomp team – tickets are $5 per person and each time must have two members – will be benefitting the Texas Reds 4H scholarship program. Interested participants apply at the Grape Stomp Saturday from 12 noon to 6 p.m. The Grand Champion Stomp Off will take place at 6:30 p.m., and Bryan Broadcasting will announce awards at 7 p.m.

The Festival also hosts an artist showcase at 202 South Bryan St. for artists to market their art. Artists who wish to showcase their art at the event must be residents living and working in Texas.

The festival’s entertainment headliner this year is four-time Grammy Award nominee country artist Joe Nichols. Nichols will be headlining the main stage on Main Street in Historic Downtown Bryan on Saturday, October 8, at the closing of the 5th Annual Texas Reds Festival.

Don’t forget to bring the kids along to share the fun. The Kid Zone, under the direction and operation of the Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley, will be more integrated into the main event than in previous years. Offering moonwalks, obstacle courses, storytelling and more, the Kid Zone is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. A wristband allows the wearer unlimited access to all Kid Zone events.

Tickets and registration for Cook Off teams as well as more information about the Festival and a list of events are available at Texas Reds.

Proving that Texas Reds offers something for every taste, Brazos Valley authors will hold a book fair on Saturday. Interested writers who would like to sign up may email hsheff3218@aol.com. The book fair is sponsored by Brazos Writers, an affiliate member of the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley. For more information, visit Texas Reds.

Keep the Festivals Coming

Weinerfest, October 22

Wienerfest kicks off at 8:15 a.m. with a 5K run at Wolf Pen Creek in College Station Dog beauty pageants, wienie races, wanna-be-wienie races, live music; food and drinks are also featured. For more information, Wienerfest.

Ballpark Boofest, October 29

Ballpark Boofest runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Brazos Valley Bank Ballpark in Bryan offering a safe, fun environment for families to celebrate Halloween with lots of free candy, games, trick-or-treating and a costume contest.

Worldfest, November 11-12

Brazos Valley Worldfest takes Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater around the world in order to promote and celebrate the international diversity and heritage of the Brazos Valley. For more details, visit Worldfest