The fine Texas temps this time of year are just perfect for some fishingshopping, and chillin’ in Fayette County while the weather is still, well, cool!

 Festivals, ghosts and dueling pianos.

If you’re up for a unique, unexpected experience, the famous piano duo of Meliton and Martinwill play in sync with hypnotic poetry at Festival Hill in Round Top on Saturday, April 8th. We’ve told you about this magic place before. Check it all out here.

And it’s festival time! An All-you-can-eat Shrimp Boil kicks off the Texas Cotton Gin Festival on Friday night the 21st in Burton, Texas, minutes from Round Top. The fun, free festival starts at 10:00 Saturday the 22nd. Here are some places to stay. Only 500 tickets are sold for the Flatonia Crawfest, also on April 22nd, at the American Legion Hall in Flatonia. You can easily go from one “fest” to another! Isn’t beer, a silent and live auction and wines from Moravia Vineyard enough reason to go? Here’s how to get here from Austin.

If you’re looking for fabulous lodging close to the Crawfest, treat yourself to the Olle Hotel. Why? We hear ghosts love it there.  The Trip Advisor reviews are worth reading. And from the Olle, it’s a sweet walk down Wehmeyer Rd. to a bluebonnet sighting worth exploring! It’s just a few minutes to E Co Rd. S – take a left, then a right onto E Old Hallettsville Rd.

Bikin’ and bloomin’ bluebonnets. 

More bluebonnets can be seen all along small country roads, like when you take TX-529 from Houston all the way to Round Top. Who wants to hang on Hwy 290 when spring is in the air? You get to go through Bellville where some good country cookin’ awaits.

Ride Texas tells us there’s a scenic 42-mile ride to view the painted churches in Schulenburg if you’re on that H.O.G.

The winding country roads of Fayette County make this area a magnet for cyclists year-round. But, the last weekend of April, the BP MS150 “rides” into town. Over 13,000 cyclists bike from Houston, TX to Austin, TX to help raise a lot of money for multiple sclerosis. Most of our local hotels and campgrounds are filled but don’t let that stop you from looking for lodging!


The fascinating history, enchanting environment and culture are just a few of the countless reasons our delightful corner of paradise is perfect for a weekend away. You can always reach out to us with any questions. We have a pretty good idea of what’s going on.

There’s lots of buzz around wineries here. We’ll tell all in our May blog.

When you love fresh air, festivals, food and fun, Fayette County is the perfect place to be.

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