Tuesday, February 3, 2015

New & Improved

Our New Website is Live!

Change can be hard to embrace, but in the world of technology and the internet, it nearly happens on a daily basis!

We're trying to do our part in keeping up with the new website technology, so we've launched a new website and hope you'll find it as easy to use as it is to maintain! Here's a screen shot of it...

You can find us online at VisitBrenhamTexas.com, just like before! Within our site you can find lodging and book a room, peruse all the dining options for our area, plan a getaway, see what events are coming up and so much more!

And if you've gotten used to our "5 on FRIDAY" blogs, they will now be found there. Look for THE SCOOP at the very top or bottom of each page. Here's a glimpse of what it looks likes...

If you have any trouble at all, please let us know! We want to make sure it's easy to find the info you're looking for and that you enjoy visiting Brenham & Washington County!

We'll see you soon! :-)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

5 on FRIDAY: Jan 23-25, 2015

1) Round Top's Winter Antiques Show - Sat & Sun at the Big Red Barn and Sat & Sun at many other locations (click on the picture).

2) Learn about grape pruning & enjoy lunch at Windy Winery. RSVP to 979-203-5500. Cost is $10. Details

3) Enjoy Brenham's parks - walking trails, sports fields, playgrounds, and plenty of shade trees for a picnic. In fact, this Saturday you can "Walk With a Doc" at Hohlt Park at 9am.

4) Check out the art scene - there's a great selection in Round Top at several different galleries in Henkel & Bybee Square. Downtown Brenham also has an art gallery featuring a variety of pieces from watercolor to photography!

5) Meander the nooks and crannies of an area you haven't explored yet. Take selfies and post them using the hashtags #BrenhamSelfie and #VisitBrenham. We'd love to see what you find!


Friday, January 16, 2015

5 on FRIDAY: Jan 16-18, 2015

This is gearing up to be a beautiful weekend in Washington County and we have plenty of fun planned...

1) Uptown Swirl - wine walk throughout Downtown Brenham - Saturday, 3-7pm. We have glasses to sell in the Visitor Center thru noon on Saturday, or you can purchase online thru 5pm on Friday. You can also purchase Saturday at 3pm at the Courthouse, while supplies last. Come early!! Glasses are $35 each and include over 50 wine tastings, munchies, keepsake glass & lots of fun!

2) Butchering & Curing at Washington on the Brazos - watch and learn about the butchering & curing process as a necessary way of life in the mid-19th century.

3) Organ concert at Round Top Festival Institute on Saturday at 3pm. Linda Patterson & Friends will be wow you with their musical talent for the first concert of 2015. Tickets are sold online.

4) Farmers Market at Home Sweet Farm in Downtown Brenham on Sunday, 11-4.

5) Live Music at The Kenney Store and The Stone Cellar on Fri & Sat nights. In fact, The Stone Cellar is also celebrating their grand re-opening in their new location on Saturday.


Y'all have a GREAT time this weekend!!

Friday, January 9, 2015

5 on FRIDAY: Jan 9-11, 2015

There's a possibility of yucky weather this weekend, but thankfully we have plenty of indoor fun in and around Washington County to keep you going...

1) Antiques Shopping! Both Sat & Sun you can enjoy shopping for new-to-you treasures in Brenham and Round Top. Details

2) Live Music! The Kenney Store is hopping with locals every Thurs-Sat nights with live music, cold beer and yummy food. The Stone Cellar also has music most weekends, as well as good pizza and over 20 different beers on tap.

3) Museums! Small town charm brings history to life in each museum - Brenham, Burton, Independence, Washington & Chappell Hill. Make a point to visit them all!

4) Wine Tasting! We've got 4 wineries now, all of which are open both Sat & Sun and have indoor tasting rooms. Details

5) PLAY! Whether you've got kids or not, you'll find plenty of fun at Horseshoe Junction, inside & out. If laser tag & arcades aren't your thing, next door is the movie theater and just down the road is the bowling alley. Plenty to keep you busy, warm & dry!


Friday, January 2, 2015

5 on FRIDAY: Jan 2-4, 2015

Happy 2015! Here are a few suggestions for what to do in Washington County this weekend...

1) Enjoy live music at The Kenney Store on Fri & Sat nights. This is a fun, local hangout that serves up yummy food, cold beer, and excellent music every week. There will also be music at The Stone Cellar on Fri night. 25 tap beers, pizza and live tunes.

2) Home Sweet Farm is hosting the first Farmers Market of 2015 on Sunday. Take advantage of the local harvest!

3) Come shopping in Downtown Brenham. Many stores are having BIG sales! You can also purchase your wine glasses for the Uptown Swirl on Jan 17. Ask local merchants about this fun event.

4) Take a country drive along FM 390, FM 1155, or any two-lane road in between. Washington County has beautiful rolling hills and farms - perfect for pictures and relaxation. If you end up in Independence, you can get out and walk around the original Baylor University.

5) Eat lunch or dinner in a new spot. Ever been to the airport diner? What about R-Place? Or the Brazos Belle? There are plenty of yummy spots throughout Washington County to indulge in.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy New Year!

There is a variety of NYE fun going on in and around Washington County this year. If you like to celebrate in style, you'll enjoy any one of our parties. Brenham has plenty of lodging, too, so come on over and stay a couple of days with us!
Dec 31: New Year's Eve Bash
8pm - 1am
Ant Street Inn
Ring in 2015 with live music by The Argyle's and great food by Design II. BYOB - set ups included. Champagne toast at midnight.
$100 per person

Dec 31: NYE at Buffalo Creek
Buffalo Creek, 10827 Hwy 36 S, Bellville, TX
Celebrate New Year's Eve with Buffalo Creek. Special night featuring live music by BRI BAGWELL and The Banned and special guest Bo Brumble. This is sure to be a fun night!

Dec 31:  New Year's Eve Gala
Round Top Festival Institute, 248 Jaster Way, Round Top, TX
The party begins at 7:30 pm with delectable appetizers, sparkling beverages and festive company in the Menke House Parlors, followed by a scrumptious dinner at 8:00 pm. After dinner, dance away 2014 on the Festival Concert Hall stage with The Jackie Myers Band, whose original compositions are influenced by jazz, blues, funk and pop music.

Welcome in 2015 with a complimentary glass of champagne, sparklers, ringing bells, fireworks (conditions permitting) and an invigorating sing-along of Auld Lang Syne. A cash bar will be serving fine wine and beer.

Don’t feel like driving home after the party? Rest easy in one of our cozy rooms for an additional fee, which includes New Year’s morning coffee, juice and yummy pastries in the Menke House Dining Hall.

Dec 31: NYE Party at The Kenney Store - SOLD OUT!
The Kenney Store, 811 South Loop 497, Kenney, TX
Ring in the new year with live music by Kevin Robinson and enjoy festive drinks and food, too! Tickets are $20.

Dec 31: NYE Dinner & Music
R-Place, FM 1155, Washington, TX
Enjoy a delicious dinner and live music prepared by chef and owner, Randy. Choice of two entrees, beef or chicken, plus fresh bread & brie, salad, dessert and a glass of champagne. Live music throughout the evening.
Make a reservation: 281-744-4195

Dec 31: NYE with Wesley Westbrook
Silver Wings Ballroom, 4100 Hwy 105, Brenham, TX
Enjoy a fun New Year's Eve night of live music by Wesley Westbrook, dancing, drinks, food, prizes & giveaways! Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 8pm.
$10 cover

Friday, December 26, 2014

5 on FRIDAY: Dec 26-28, 2014

Now that Christmas is over, let us help you plan your New Year's fun! Check out all the parties going on in Washington County, and the lodging that so comfortably awaits you.

And here are some suggestions for fun this weekend...

1) Live music at The Kenney Store (Fri & Sat) and Buffalo Creek (Sat) - FREE, too!

2) Wine tasting - all four of our wineries are open this Sat & Sun

3) Go Geocaching! The Birthplace of Texas GeoTour awaits - 36 caches throughout the county to collect as you explore the history, beauty and fun of our area.

4) Visit historical sites like Washington on the Brazos, the Burton Cotton Gin, Independence & Chappell Hill.

5) Go shopping! A number of our unique shops are having after Christmas sales.

For more information on any of the above ideas, visit our website. We're open in the Visitor Center on Sat from 10-3, too.

Have fun! :-)