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Join the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History for the 18th annual Texas Heritage Festival: Boonville Days! As part of the festival, runners and walkers of all ages are invited to join in the 15th annual Buffalo Stampede Half Marathon and 5K Race at 7:30 am starting at the Brazos Center. After the race, the entire family can enjoy other fun activities at this free heritage festival! 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 have the opportunity to observe demonstrations of frontier skills and trades including flint-knapping, spinning, weaving, wood carving, and blacksmithing. This is a family friendly event, so there will be free pony rides, train rides, and other activities for children. The Museum and Boonville Heritage Park will be open free with exhibits and more to enjoy.Visitors can also savor delicious cowboy lunches prepared by authentic Chuck Wagons teams! Wagon teams in period dress complete set up on Friday and cook and serve lunches at noon on Saturday. Lunch tickets for the Chuck Wagon noon meal will be pre-sold at the Museum for $20 (includes bottled water, chicken fried steak, beans, potatoes, corn bread or biscuit, and cobbler). Tickets go on sale September 15! Pat Gavin and the Buckaroo Band will be back to perform great old time cowboy music in the Chuck Wagon area.
Guests can also visit Boonville Heritage Park, a unique local heritage site just a mile from the Museum. Once there, visitors may view a restored & furnished 19th century dogtrot cabin, replica buildings of the Boonville Court House, a smoke house, the Masonic lodge and other re-enactors and booths!
Date: October 14th 9am- 4pm
Location: Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History