September

Washington County Fair

Established in 1868, the Washington County Fair is the first and oldest county fair held in Texas! Mark you calendar for the middle week of the month to enjoy a variety of events at this annual event, including concerts, rodeos, livestock shows, arts and craft shows, special attractions, carnival, commercial exhibits, and more. There's something here for everyone!

October

Scarecrow Festival

Enjoy Chappell Hill’s magic land of scarecrows the second weekend of the month! The Festival boasts more than 250 juried exhibitors (home décor, gardening, artists, craftsmen, jewelry, clothing, etc.), delicious country-style food, live entertainment and music, and tours of the National Register Chappell Hill community. A special Children’s Activity Corner provides pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, barrel train, and more.

Texas Arts & Music Festival

Watch a muralist’s creative magic appear on the exterior wall of another building in historic Downtown Brenham. The third weekend of the month, rock to live music all weekend long; find yummy street food, street art and even a kickoff dance party. Barrel train rides and art projects for the kids.

November

Fall Festival of Roses

Eight acres of award-winning display gardens at the renowned Antique Rose Emporium provide the lush setting for this annual festival the first weekend of the month. The weekend of learning features two days of lectures from rose and plant experts, as well as a day of tours. Along with the learning, there is so much to see and buy – heirloom roses, of course – then tried-and-true perennials, tiny succulents and drought-tolerant offerings, bulbs, garden supplies, and more.

Christmas at the Mansion

Come enjoy self-guided tours of homes with historic and architectural significance, hosted by Heritage Belles in period costumes the first weekend of the month. Richly decorated for the season by noted designer Jennifer Hermann, the 1870s Giddings Stone Mansion is also the setting for two reserved-seat luncheons. Then, enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and shopping at Hermann Furniture where a percentage of store sales benefit the Heritage Society of Washington County. Homes included on the tour are the Giddings Stone Mansion (1870), and the Giddings Wilkin House Museum (1843). Tour homes are wheelchair accessible.