Capture a glimpse of the Living History and Culture of Texas during the 1800s

130709_300dpi-Texian-Heritage-Logo-editedIf excitement is what you crave, the Texian Heritage Festival at Fernland Historical Park in Montgomery, is the place to be Saturday, Oct. 7!

For affordable family fun full of entertainment and activities for all ages, you can’t beat this event. The festival will open at 10 a.m. and last until 5 p.m., followed by three full hours of music by Michael Player and Dancing Under the Texas Prairie Sky — all for $5!

Plans are underway to bring Texas history to life during the 2017 Festival, and this year’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever before, so SAVE THE DATE and make plans now to bring lots of friends and neighbors with you.

This family fun outdoor event depicts the 1800s with shoot-outs, cannons, reenactments, demonstrators, dancers, entertainment, and a Kids’ Korral with lots of hands-on activities. A variety of vendors will line up on the south side of the park, and food will be available in the center of the park. Dulcimers, fiddles, cowboy poets, storytellers, and singers will entertain festival-goers on the Wiesner Automotive Stage.

Also, returning this year are festival favorites — the Chicawa Aztec Dancers, the Wolf Creek Pistalero Shootists, Larry and Claudia Heidbreder with their Longhorn steers, Liberty and Justice, demonstrating the working history of Texas cattle and so much more. Demonstrator activities throughout the day include soap making, wood carving, cowboy roping, quilting, and chair caning, and much more.

Feature Sack Race - DSC_3371The Kids’ Korral will have ongoing activities throughout the day. Children can pan for gold, make their own corn cob dolls, play ring toss games, learn to rope, and participate in field games. Potato sack races, tug of war, and other activities will be scheduled on the grass adjacent to the children’s activities. Nanna’s Story Time will entertain kids with the adventures of Keeko and all his animal friends and Papa’s Story Time will present fascinating stories about Texas history.

Kids of all ages are welcome!

You won’t want to miss the dozens of reenactors converging on Fernland, including the Texian Heritage Army and Encampment. Guests will be entertained with Texas Revolution era cannons, 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. Boy Scouts will also return this year to participate in their annual flag retirement ceremony.

So, make plans now to capture a glimpse of the living history of Texas, and join in the FUN for kids and adults of all ages, including Frontier-Style Children’s Activities!

Admission is $5, and it’s FREE for children 12 and under. FREE Parking!2013-THF_Indian-Dancers_3445

Horseman at Texian Heritage Festival

Horseman at Texian Heritage Festival

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LJC Band at Texian Heritage Festival

LJC Band at Texian Heritage Festival