It’s really hard to believe that it’s been one whole year since our very first blog. We’re so grateful to have you as our guest and hope to continue to present all the Texas country adventures, charm and unique characteristics of Fayette County’s small towns to you every month. Last December we talked about how Round TopFayettevilleSchulenburgLa GrangeFlatonia and many others are truly worth the short drive from Houston, Austin and San Antonio and it rings true even more today.

Shop till you drop and then drop here.

The holly, jolly holidays have arrived in full force. We think you should treat yourself to a sweet weekend away. You could pick up handmade gifts, local art and the party outfit you won’t see anywhere else. And you could do it without those big city crowds.

Our restaurantsstoreshotels and B&B’s are only about an hour and a half from you. You do know about Henkel Square MarketFloy Farm Design and Junk Gypsy, right? And the Art Connections Gallery, the Rhinestone Angel, the busy b and The Garden Company? If you didn’t, you’ll be thrilled that you do now. Peeps, these are small, independently owned shops featuring one-of-a-kind Christmas gift items. You can shop till you drop! And when you’re ready to drop, we’ve got your back.

Parades, softly lit trails and history in the making, or remaking.

From parades to historical home tours to softly lit, decorated trails, here are a few potential adventures you’ll revel in. You can check all the times and dates right here.

On Thursday, December 7th, join in the celebrations at Schmeckenfest 2017. (We can’t pronounce it either.) 🙂 This10th Annual Wassail Tasting & Christmas Extravaganza begins at 5:00 in the Fayette County Courthouse Square in the heart of La Grange. The enchanting Trail of Lights at Monument Hill in La Grange kicked off December 2nd and only goes through the 16th so put it on your calendar.

The town of Winedale is moments from Burton and Round Top off of FM 2714. The tiny town features a can’t-miss mid-19th century Folk life Reenactment on Saturday, December 9th. Take in an earlier time with everything from folk life demonstrations to wagon and hay rides to storytellers and crafts for children. And it’s free!  Also on the 9th, you can tour the Knittel Home and other historic structures in Burton for only $10. Burton is right next to Winedale on FM 390. Christmas shopping and good stuff for the kids take place at the Krist Kindl Market in the Texas Cotton Gin Museum.  Community caroling and a tree lighting ceremony wrap up the evening!  For more information, click here.

Santa, wagon rides and a hotel that’s gone grand.

In the quaint, artsy town of Fayetteville right off of Hwy 71, there are some wonderful places to stay and play. Check out everything to do here. The Malota Christmas Light Extravaganza runs from December 2nd through December 23rd.  Santa will drop in for Fayetteville’s Country Christmas on Saturday, December 9th. Enjoy wagon rides and extended restaurant hours. Santa photos take place at the Grand Fayette HotelEmail them today to plan on staying the night or anytime in the near future. This gorgeous, iconic hotel has just been completely redone! And once a year, their Chamber of Commerce hosts the Fayetteville’s Christmas Homes Tourshowcasing Fayetteville’s unique architecture and Christmas lights.

Eat, drink and be merry in Fayette County!

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Join us to ring in the holidays with a sweet weekend away. You’re welcome to like our Facebookpage and bookmark our blog so you won’t miss out on anything we’re stirring up next year. Road trip anyone?

Texas. Have you discovered Fayette County yet? Happy Holidays!

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