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September 21 - October 7, 2017*
NOTE: Several venues have changed their traditional show dates for the fall 2017 season. See links to specific shows and fields (listed on the left hand side of each town) for exact dates of individual locations.
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Better things found in Burton
For a town with a population of just over 350 people, little Burton, Texas has a heck of a lot going on.
The Pig and Whistle Pub is a swank eatery with white linen tableclothes; a cozy dark-wood bar that serves wine, spirits and a nice selection of beer -- and on weekends its a gathering spot for some great live music. An inviting atmosphere and local hospitality makes visitors feel right at home.
Located in the heart of town, The Brazos Belle restaurant is another surprise. This relaxed bistro with creaky hardwood floors and antique oak tables specializes in authentic French Country cuisine. The menu features treats such as Chef Andres own pate masion, Cassoulet (a slow-cooked blend of fresh duck and country smoked sausage with white beans and vegetables), lamb loin roasted with fresh herbs, among several other wonderful sounding dishes that one might expect to find in a bustling cosmopolitan center rather than in the heart of Hometown, U.S.A.
Chef Andre makes all his entree sauces with the classic French method. Andre, who was born and raised in Tricot, a small village in the Picard region of France, about 50 miles outside of Paris, is a trained chef. "I adapted traditional French recipes, substituting heavier sauces with lighter, more pure-flavored ones," he says. He uses no cream, hardly any butter, very little sugar, and absolutely no preservatives, so even those with special diets can order directly off the menu. (Note: The restaurant does not accept credit cards. Cash or checks only, main entrees range between $10-$28.)
For homemade German-Czech style pastries, the Burton Cafe is a must stop, and their pies are to die for. The menu features mainly American fare, including burgers, steaks and chicken. Those who have given up sweets for Lent can at least enjoy a good cup of coffee after a great meal. Try Market Reality, an interesting establishment that has roasted specialty coffees from Costa Rica, a nice selection of antiques, vintage tools, imported tropical home decor items, and is also a real estate office where those becoming enamoured with all Burton has to offer can peruse the local listings.
But Burton isnt just a paradise for foodies. The stately Knittel Homestead, also located right in town, packs its historical dance hall with architectural antiques, primitives, eclectic picks, pottery and vintage rugs for the areas semiannual Antiques Week. The Homestead's main house also serves as a country inn year round, complete with modern amenities yet tastefully appointed with fine antiques. It makes for a romantic weekend get-away.
Not far from the inn, one finds Heidi Jasters florist and gift shop, The Nesting Co. Another interesting Burton business is The Willow Nest Farm, which features lavish artist-created bird houses and bird condominiums; beautiful antique porcelains and appointments and a nice selection of vintage linens, silk shoes, cotton dresses and ribbons of all sizes. Owners Linda and Ludmil are also exhibitors at the nearby Marburger Farm antique show, and display regularly at the City Wide Garage Sale in Austin and The Houston Urban Market.
Once a month, the towns old train depot becomes a bustling center of activity with their First Saturday Farmers and Artisans Market. Locally grown produce, breads and pastries baked by area restaurants, soaps and canned goods, plus art, crafts and handmade tools are among items one can expect to find. During this seasons Antiques Week, the Market, which is sponsored by Burtons Chamber of Commerce, will be in operation on October 6, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.
For award-winning wines, the vineyard at Saddlehorn Winery is a must. Their Tasting Bar overlooks the fermentation room, so one can actually watch how the wines are made.
History buffs and those who enjoy vintage mechanical contraptions will want to take time for a trip through the Burton Cotton Gin Museum. Their gin is home to a 1925 Bessemer Type IV diesel oil engine. The restored 16-ton Lady B is the largest internal combustion engine of its vintage still operating in America. The Museum offers two tours daily, which examine the cotton production process and its impact on Texas history. Their 23rd annual Cotton Gin Festival takes place just a few weeks after the antiques shows, on the weekend of April 20 to 21st. Festivities include live music, antique tractor displays, local arts and crafts vendors, a parade, country barn dance and dinner, folk life demonstrations, activities for the childern and a whole lot more.
"People dont realize how much Burton has to offer until they actually visit our small town," said Steve Finn, owner of the Knittel Homestead Inn. Like many rural Texas residents, Steve has a knack for understatements.
Burton is located 6.5 miles east of Carmine and the Antiques Week show area, just off of Highway 290.