When citizens throughout Montgomery County and surrounding communities joined forces to share their vision of bringing Texas history to life, they developed a plan to bring the biggest and best historical event the county has ever experienced to Fernland Historical Park in Montgomery – Texian Heritage Festival.
In just a few short weeks those plans will become reality as dozens of reenactors converge on Fernland including the Texian Heritage Army and Encampment. Guests will be entertained with Texas Revolution era cannon fire, army camp live, equestrian (cavalry) demonstrations, and reenactments showing the significance of the flags of the Texas Revolution, along with the history of the Lone Star Flag.
Below you will find information about the Texian Heritage Festival, and you are invited visit TexianHeritage.org to sign up for the Texian Heritage Gazette…which will bring periodic festival announcements, updates and progress reports to everyone who signs up to receive our email newsletters.
We’ve also made it easy for anyone to join the newsletter email list by visiting our Facebook page where they will find a link marked “Email Signup!” at the top of the page.
Sponsorships Still Available:
Presenting sponsor, Spirit of Texas Bank, is joined by the following sponsors to bring the inaugural event of the Texian Heritage Festival to Montgomery:
- Montgomery Economic Development Corporation (City of Montgomery);
- Impact Printing;
- Wiesner Auto Group;
- Rotary Club of Lake Conroe;
- MidSouth Synergy;
- WordSpresso; and
- Jim’s Hardware
You are invited to participate in this effort by joining these sponsors to help with this charity event at one of the levels listed on the Texian Heritage website. Whether you sponsor as an individual or at a corporate level, there are sponsorship categories for every budget, including both monetary and in kind. Visit http://texianheritage.org/sponsor/ for details.
We look forward to partnering with you to bring the inaugural Texian Heritage Festival to Fernland Historical Park in Montgomery. We are dedicated to supporting local organizations, and are excited to announce that the 2013 Texian Heritage Festival will benefit three area 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations:
- Montgomery County Emergency Assistance
- Montgomery Historical Society
- Fernland Historical Society
Chili Cook-Off Teams Welcome:
Are you the best Chili cook in the county?
We’ll give you a chance to prove it on October 19 when you reach for the top prize with your secret concoction of meat, spices, peppers and whatever else tickles your taste buds and opens your sinuses. So, if you’re ready to prove you make the “chiliest chili” in the county, visit http://texianheritage.org/cook-off/, read the rules, and send your information to Dennis Duvall.
We are still accepting vendors for this event, and welcome inquiries at this web page: http://texianheritage.org/vendor-application/
The vendor fee is $75 per booth BEFORE October 1; afterwards, it will be $100.
With an anticipated crowd of more than three thousand this year, vendors should load up all their wares and be prepared for a great day! We are not accepting mass-produced, imported items, and prefer handcrafted … home cooked … pioneer-style … farm fresh … original … authentic … home made … and so on …
Volunteer Opportunities Available:
Many volunteer opportunities are available for you and/or your organization to get involved, helping to ensure that this inaugural event will be a huge success! Go to this web page for volunteer information: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48AAAE2BA2F85-volunteer
Be sure to mark your calendar with big, bold letters for OCTOBER 19, and come on out for the most fun you can possibly have and learn about Texas History while you’re there … and it’s just ONE DOLLAR to get in.
Photo Gallery courtesy of Pat Spackey