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From antiques to ZZ Top, laid-back La Grange covers it all
September 15 - October 8, 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.
For more info please call Suzy Kirchberg:
Cell phone 979-966-7820
La Grange office: 979-249-4149
NOTICE: New advertiser deadline for the fall 2017 edition is July 15, 2017.
See the videos of some of the show dealers, treasures, places and events here! http://www.youtube.com/user/ShowDailyMagazine
Located about 15 miles southwest of Round Top on the winding Colorado River, La Grange has a long and interesting history. Originally part of Tonkawa and Comanche Indian territory, Anglo settles began moving into the region in the early 1820s, thanks in large part to Stephen F. Austins Old Three Hundred a group of just over 300 families who received special land grants to settle the first Texas colony.
The neighboring town of Rutersville (about 5 miles northwest of La Grange) was originally voted the first capital of the Republic of Texas. The vote was overturned by Sam Houston in favor of the states current government seat: Austin. Rutersville was also home to Texas first school of higher education, Rutersville College (chartered 1840).
German and Czech immigrants began moving into the La Grange area during the late 1840s and left an indelible mark, which is still evident today.
Modern day La Grange has a lot to offer area visitors. Anchored by the towns historic square, day trippers can find antiques, custom-made jewelry, unique home furnishings, wines, specialty coffee and baked goods, not to mention the many historical landmarks, outdoor activities and concerts.
We have great restaurants, fantastic local shopping, museums, historic architecture, the Colorado River running through town and much more, said Randy Boyd, acting Chief Executive Officer of the La Grange Area Chamber of Commerce.
As the website Experience! La Grange notes, Probably the best known chapter in recent La Grange history is the legend of the Chicken Ranch, a brothel made famous by a stage play, movie and the lyrics of a popular song. While the house of ill repute thrived for more than 130 years in the Fayette County countryside, it was officially closed in 1973. The ladies who worked there moved on and the plain white, one-story home was eventually hauled to Dallas where for awhile, it served as a restaurant that served what else? Chicken. Later, the building burned to the ground. All thats left today is the legend.
Music lovers will want to set aside an evening to take in a show at the towns intimate concert hall. Housed in a World War II army barracks located on Hwy 77 in La Grange, The Bugle Boy, which opened in 2005, has rapidly become one of the premier listening rooms in the country. Artists receive the undivided attention of the audience, and the audience gets a live music experience to remember. The focus is on original, independent singer/songwriters, who perform folk, blues, rock, jazz, swing and everything in between. In addition to wonderful music, the Bugle Boy offers coffee drinks, fine wines and beer. Some great concerts are scheduled for the Fridays and Saturdays during Antiques Week, as well as throughout the year. (See their website to find out whos playing or to reserve tickets: thebugleboy.org)
Along with the biannual Antiques Week, other activities that take place during the year include the Best Little Cowboy Gathering in March, Czech heritage cultural events in May, June, October and December, the April BP MS-150 Bike Tour, the Fayette County Fair in September, October cemetery tours, and the German Christmas and Trail of Lights at Monument State Park in December
So if you have time to do more than shop the 24-mile strech of Texas Highway 237, a stop in La Grange is well worth the trip. For more information about La Grange, visit: www.lagrangetx.org