The Texas Independence Day Celebration is joining the growing list of festivals on the square this year.
The three-day event is scheduled March 1-3. Plans include vendor and historical exhibits around the square to display clothing, food, art and gadgets from 19th century Texas.
Organizers hope to draw some of the best chuck wagon cooks in the state for a chuck wagon cook-off during the festival.
Children’s activities include stick horse races and cow milkin’ contests.
Students will be submitting essays, exhibits, artwork and video presentations on the topic, “Turning Points in Texas Independence.” Awards will be given for elementary, middle school and high school competitors, with cash prizes ranging from $75 up to $300 for Best of Show. Entry information can be obtained at the schools, or by contacting the Historic Granbury Merchants Association at 817-5299.
Texas Independence activities at Granbury Square Plaza includes entertainment, a dance, a live and multimedia “Texas Heroes” presentation and historical reenactments.
And it wouldn’t be a Granbury festival without a parade. Entries are expected to include horse-drawn buggies, covered wagons, floats depicting historical events and the high school marching band.
The Texas Independence Day Celebration is the first festival on the calendar this year.
Texas Independence Day
Celebration, March 1-3
Historic vendors, chuck wagon cook-off, historic parade, historic reenactments, historic exhibits, music, dancing, activities for the kids, student history fair, multimedia presentations.
GENERAL GRANBURY’S BIRTHDAY,
Vendor booths on the square, birthday cake, parade, barbecue cook-off and activities.
GRANBURY WINE WALK,
Wine tasting, vendors and music on the square.
MEMORIAL DAY, May 25-27
Memorial Day activities at various locations.
FOURTH OF JULY EVENT, July 4-6
Parade on square and fireworks over the lake Thursday, July 4. Variety of vendors and activities.
WARRIORS FOR CHRIST
BIKER BASH, Aug. 31- Sept. 2
Activities on the square, motorcycle runs, biker contests and motivational speakers.
HARVEST MOON FESTIVAL,
Vendors on the square, variety of pumpkin contests and live entertainment.
NIGHT OF LIGHTS, Nov. 29
Christmas parade on the historic square.
CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF HOMES,
Homes and historic buildings are open for touring, musical entertainment featured around the historic square.