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2019 Texian Market Days Festival

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Don’t miss the 36th Annual Texian Market Days Festival on October 25-26, 2019 at the George Ranch Historical Park in Richmond, Texas. Discover more than 150 years of Texas history with hands-on activities, battle re-enactments, music and entertainment, historic home tours, cowboys, food, artisan vendors and more!

Texian Market Days Festival

The Texian Market Days Festival is a rain-or-shine community event put on by the Fort Bend County Museum Association and held on the grounds of the George Ranch Historical Park. We think Texas history is worth preserving and sharing, and we hope you will join us in our mission to educate and inspire tourists and Texans alike with the rich, colorful stories of our past.

Friday: SCHOOL DAY 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $7/student
Ideal for grades 4-7, the Texian Market Days school day is our biggest field trip day of the year! Enjoy historical re-enactments, hands-on activities, old-fashioned games, cattle demonstrations, live entertainment, historic house tours and more! To book your school group, email education@georgeranch.org or call 281-343-0218 x220.

Tickets
$20 for adults
$15 for seniors
$10 for children ages 5-15
Children under 4 are FREE!

Location
George Ranch Historical Park
10215 FM 762 Road
Richmond, TX 77469
Phone: (281) 343-0218

For More Information
Fort Bend Museum Asso: Call 281-343-0218; Email info@georgeranch.org
School Day: Call 281-343-0218 x220; Email education@georgeranch.org

Volunteer for the Texian Market Days Festival
Whether you choose to dress up or help us run the ticket booths, our volunteers are an essential part of the festival! Call Jessica Avery at 281-342-6478 to inquire about volunteer opportunities.

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Tentative Texian Market Days Festival Activities:

Cowboys and cannons, cobbler and crafts: Texian Market Days Festival is a living link to the sights, smells and activities of more than 150 years of Texas history. Four different historic sites anchor the festival:

1830s Jones Stock Farm, which demonstrates pioneer life of Stephen F. Austin’s “Old 300” settlers; Printing Press & Land Grants • Scrimshaw • Cotton Ginning and Carding • Corn Husk Doll Making • Historical Toys • Militia Drill • Frontier Survival • Ongoing Jones Stock Farm Tours • Period Broom-Making • Block Printing • Period Gun Display • Cannon Drills & Firing • Smokehouse & Open-Air Cooking Demonstrations • Texian & Soldado Camp Life • Early Texas Medicine • Candle-Making • Sewing & Clothes-Making

Battles: 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Cavalry Demonstrations: 11:30 a.m. & 3 p.m.

1860s Ryon Prairie Home, which gives visitors a glimpse into life during Civil War-era Texas; One Room School House • Period Quilting • Sugar Cane Press • Butter-Making • Historic Laundry • Soldiers’ Aid Society • Games: Hoops & Sack Races • Ongoing Ryon Prairie Home Tours • Victorian Dancing • Soap Making • Civil War Nursing • Chuckwagon & Dutch-Oven Cooking with Samples • Civil War Confederate and Union Camp Life • Wood-burning Stove Cooking

Battles: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

1890s Davis Victorian Mansion, a beautifully-ornate original historic home with a working blacksmith shop and Sharecropper’s cabin; Toy Making: Buzz Saws • Sharecropper Laundry • Sharecropper Tack & Harness Care • Victorian Games: Graces and Tug-of-War • Ongoing tours of the 1890s Davis Mansion • Blacksmith Demonstrations • Wood Carving • Railcar Tour • 1890s Beekeeping • Line Camp Tours • Victorian Suffragette Rally • Tanner Family Camp • Texas Artifacts, Maps & Scale Model

1930s George Cattle Complex, the George family’s original turn-of-the-century ranch home, complete with cattle pens and a giant treehouse; WWII Plane Spotting • WWII Military Shoulder Insignia • Square Dancing • Archeology Dig • Bull-riding on a practice drum • Games: Coffee-Can Stilts, Hopscotch, Washers • Ongoing tours of the George Home • Vintage Crafters • Antique Vehicles • Bach House Tours • Brazos Bend State Park • Fort Bend Master Gardeners Booth • WWII Camp • Fort Bend Rodeo Sweethearts • ?Cattle demonstrations every hour on the hour

Texian Market Days Festival

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