You’re going to want to get up early Saturday, September 10, to take in all the fun the Brazos Valley has to offer with the Caldwell Kolache Festival, the Washington County Fair and the first ever Street Food Throw-down in Bryan all vying for your appetite and your attention.
Drive 30 miles west of Bryan on Hwy. 21 to Caldwell where you can be “Czech for a Day” with authentic Czech kolaches, culture and heritage from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the 27th Annual Kolache Festival and Quilt Show. Observe countless traditions of the Czech culture including stenciling, egg decorating, basket weaving, carving, woodcraft, sculpting and a quilt show and raffle at the Civic Center on Hwy. 21. Enjoy polka dancing, singing time-honored Czech songs, and tasting foods rich in Czech culture. Admission is free. Call (979) 567-0000 or visit www.burlesoncountytx.com for more information.
Head 45 miles southwest of College Station to Brenham when the oldest county fair inTexas kicks off September 10-17 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Brenham.
For the 147th year, enjoy the rodeo plus great musical entertainment, food and carnival rides plus exciting fair exhibits, livestock judging and more. Other attractions include a Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Antique Farm Equipment, Livestock shows, and the crowning of the Fair Queen. For a schedule of events, call 1-888-BRENHAM or visit www.washingtoncofair.com.
Finally, you can head down Briarcrest Drive in Bryan from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Saturday for the first “Gourmet Food Truck Mash-Up” that will include a “Slider Chowdown Contest” at noon as part of the fun. Chef Tai’s Mobile Gourmet, Madden’s Street Cuisine and Stover Bros. Cafe have all teamed up to show off their unique approach to food in the Village Foods parking lot at Briarcrest and 29th St. in Bryan. Visit www.cheftai.com, www.petermadden.co for more details.