I just came upon this nifty little Lego convention hosted by the DFW LUG (Dallas-Fort Worth Lego Users Group).

Per the website:

  • See hundreds of LEGO creations
  • Millions of LEGO pieces
  • Lots of LEGO to play with
  • Meet and talk with the builders
  • Buy rare and custom LEGO parts and sets from various vendors
  • View speed build competitions
  • Meet your local LEGO User Group
  • Pull back car races

Exhibition Hours:
  • Saturday, July 1, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, July 2, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.*

Cost of tickets (at the door):
  • Adults – one day – $10

  • Family of 4 – one day – $20

More options are available.

Brick Fiesta Mini-figure Pack – $10

Get more info – Click Here

Fort McKavett will be hosting a living history day June 10 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

According to the website: “From blacksmithing and tailoring to photography and carpentry, many historic trades will be featured, displaying the life of craftsmen before factories made them obsolete. After you visit the fort, be sure to swing down the Ft. McKavett Volunteer Fire Department to support their efforts in their annual barbecue cook-off!”


Fort McKavett State Historic Site

7066 FM-864

Fort McKavett , Texas 76825

For more information: TexasFortsTrail.com

One of my favorite places to visit is Schlitterbahn waterpark. They actually have several locations in Texas – New Braunfels, Corpus Christi, Galveston Island, and South Padre Island. The company has evolved from just a waterpark into a whole resort offering guests lodging to rent if they prefer to stay overnight.

Sclittercon XIV, hosted by the American Coaster Enthusiasts group, will include two days admission, fantastic brunch, two dinners, a special behind the scenes tour, exclusive float ride, two evening ERTs, a nighttime float (back by popular demand), two evening heated pool parties, and an evening dessert party. All this for an advance rate of $25 for members, and $45 for non-members. View flier here:

Event details: HERE

General Park info: ww.schlitterbahn.com

It’s crawfish season, ya’ll, and the Crawfish Festival in Fredericksburg draws a big crowd every year with enticements such as the Gumbo Cook-off, live music and bands (this year features Little Texas, Roger Creager, Bush Halloway Band, Bayou Roux, and Fred Rusk).

Tickets are $10-$12 per adult, $5 for children 6-12, children under 6 are FREE.

Crawfish prices range; sold in 1lb, 2lb and bucket sizes.

Note: Coolers, lawn chairs and outside food are not allowed.

Complete details HERE

They call it “Funtier Days” even though it’s only for one day, but it definitely looks like Fun!

According to the website, “Shop with over 75 vendors on the Courthouse Square in downtown Bandera. Sponsored by the Bandera County Chamber of Commerce.”

But that’s only a part of the activities happening in Bandera on this weekend.

Saturday, May 27th: From 11-12pm there will be a Memorial Day parade followed by the Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters from 2-3pm at the Bandera Visitors Center. From 1-4pm there will be cowboys and reenactments along Main Street.

Saturday and Sunday: PRCA Rodeo at Mansfield Park – $12 for adult, $6 for children 6-12


Fort McKavett is hosting West Texas Heritage Days which feature living history (Native American demonstrations, Chuck Wagon demonstrations), military drills and firing demonstrations, the Texas Camel Corps (Yes, Texas had CAMELS! That’s a long story…), a Texas Longhorn herd, Sahawe Indian Dancers, live music, food and much more.

May 5-6 from 8:00am 5:00pm

Get more info here: TexasFortTrail.com

Frontier Forts Muster Day’s 16th anniversary is coming to Fort Worth, Texas May 12-13, 2017 and looks like a must-do for history lovers!

Fort Worth is already a western heritage mecca and you can watch the Cattle Drives through the streets. Excellent barbecue can be found around the stockyards.

According to the website, “Exchange Avenue in the Stockyards will be lined with encampments of historic fort sites from the Texas Forts Trail and elsewhere in Texas. Approximately 10 forts and related programs will participate in the event. Designed to highlight frontier-era life, Frontier Forts Days brings together authentic wagons, flags, music, colorful uniforms and military gear from Texas landmarks.”

There will be food, music, authentic gear and wagons, colorful costumes and uniforms.

Additional information can be found by CLICKING HERE

Posted by: wendyquest | April 24, 2017

#Travel #Texas – #SanAntonio – First Saturday

If you’re in the San Antonio area next Saturday, and you don’t mind the heat, I highly recommend a visit to the Alamo for the First Saturday period demonstrations and weapons exhibits sponsored by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Admission is Free.

Hours: 10:00 am until 4:00pm

Alamo plaza
300 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, Texas, 78229
Phone: (210) 225-1391

CLICK HERE for more info.

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 come on out to Grapevine, Texas for the 16th Annual Spring into NASH Farm a family friendly historical/agricultural festival.

Entry is FREE, but some activities/rides might require the purchase of coupons/tickets.

According to the website: There will be “heritage toys, kitchen gardening, cotton planting, farm animals, tractor-drawn wagon rides, field cultivation, wood carving demonstrations, jump rope making, wood-burning stove cooking demonstrations and blacksmith demonstrations.”

Hours: 10am – 2pm

Physical Address: 626 Ball St., Grapevine, TX 76051

For more information, check out: grapevinetexasusa.com

Scarborough Renaissance Festival – Waxahachie, Texas – April 8 – May 29, 2016

This is one of the best renaissance festivals in Texas (and probably the region) and it seems to get better every year. Tons of activities, shows, entertainment, and costumed guests/actors. Come in your own medieval costume if you so choose! I forgot to mention the food…love the smoked turkey legs!

Online tickets are $21.00 for Adults and $13.00 for kids 5-12, or you can purchase your tickets at the gates. Keep in mind, the festival is on rain or shine. Some years have been rainy and VERY muddy.

There are other options you can purchase in addition to your tickets (while they last) – Seamus’ Beer Tasting Show ($30), Flynn’s Wine Tasting Show ($30), Royal Ale Festival ($10), Mother’s Day Brunch ($20), Mythical Monster Museum ($3), and Vow Renewal Toasting ($35).

CLICK HERE for more info

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