The Fayette County Fair

Thursday, August 30, 2018 thru Sunday, September 2, 2018 – La Grange, Texas

The Fayette County Fair is held annually on labor day weekend.  The fair includes a carnival, livestock shows, live entertainment, cook-offs, and more. The parade in downtown La Grange on Saturday at 10:30am .

The entertainment this year includes: Thursday – Blue Sunset Band (6 pm), Friday –  Conjunto Cats (7 pm),  Premiere Entertainment Lucha Libre Wrestling (8 pm), Saturday – Michael “Boxer” Dean (3 pm), The Czechaholic Band (4 pm), The Lonely Road Band (6 pm), Texas Unlimited Band (7 pm), and Easton Corbin (10 pm), Sunday – Karaoke with DJ Eric Tillery  (3:00 pm), Snake River Red (6 pm), The Bellamy Brothers (7 pm), and Flatland Cavalry (9 pm).

Free parking will be available at the Fairgrounds on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Easy-Way Express will be available as well. It’s easy and safe! Take the air-conditioned shuttle bus from the covered sidewalk corner of Prosperity Bank in downtown La Grange, to the Fayette County Fair Main Gate, beginning at 6:00pm each evening, and return from the Fair to downtown anytime until closing.

Additional parking will also be available across the road from the Fairgrounds, next to the St. Mark’s Medical Center.

 

$35 season passes are available from the Queen Contestants beginning July 9th at 7 pm.   The passes can also be purchased on line at Fayette County Fair Ticket Information beginning July 10th. (This pass is good for ALL FOUR DAYS!)

Day passes will be available at the gate.  

 

Visit their webpage at http://www.fayettecountyfair.org/.

Texas Heroes Day

Saturday, September 15, 2018 – Monument Hill & Kreische State Historic Sites, La Grange

Come out to the park at 414 State Loop 92, La Grange, Texas to celebrate Texas Heroes Day . The day begins with a performance by the Monument Hill Singers singing songs by Texans imprisoned in Mexico. Throughout the day, there will be demonstrations of pioneer activities such as: spinning, rug weaving, basket making, soap making, corn shelling. There will be an auction of a Texas flag. At the end of the day, costumed re-enactors will conduct a solemn wreath laying ceremony with black powder rifle volleys.

This will be a great time to tour the park that La Grange is blessed to host in our area. See the amazing view of the Bluff and the Colorado River. Bring your entire family. There will be something for all ages to enjoy. Enjoy seeing our Texas history come alive.

The event is sponsored by The Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery Docent Organization. For more information call 979-968-5658.

 

Texas Antique Weekend

Thursday, September 20 – Sunday, October 7, Round Top and Warrenton

The Texas Antique Weekend is held twice a year.  The event consists of more than 60 antique collectors, décor and fashion shows in barns, dance halls, under tents and in fields in and around the Round Top – Warrenton area over a three week period.

The “weekend” event originally was held over a three day period but now extends over two and one-half weeks that end the first weekend of April and October every year.

Visit their webpage at http://www.antiqueweekend.com/indexmain.html

Fayetteville Lickskillet Days Festival

Saturday, October 20 – Sunday, October 21, 2018 – Fayetteville, Texas

Come to the Fayetteville Lickskillet Days Festival to celebrate Fayetteville’s German and Czech heritage. This annual event has been going on since 1976.  Rumors are that the town of Fayetteville was at one point called “Lick Skillet”. When late-comers complained about all the food being gone, they were told to “lick the skillet”. So get there EARLY!

This family friendly event includes kids’ activities, pumpkin patch, kiddy train ride, ice-cold refreshments, hamburgers, pastries, pies & kolaches, arts and crafts, silly contests, live music, horseshoe tournament, raffles, and a home town parade.  The parade starts at 10 am on Sunday.  Tours of the historic Courthouse, jail, and Fayetteville Area Heritage Museum will also be available.

The event is sponsored by Fayetteville’s Chamber of Commerce.  Call for more information 979-877-5290.

Visit their webpage at Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce.

Flatonia Czhilispiel 46

Friday, October 26 – Sunday, October 28 – Flatonia, Texas

Czhilispiel  is a celebration of Flatonia’s Czech and German heritage. The name comes from a play on the word “Chili” with a “z” added for a Czech flair + the German word “speil” meaning play. This festival has been going on since 1973 making this Flatonia’s 44th time hosting the event. Proceeds are used to help with local needs. The event is held every year on the fourth full weekend of October.

The event includes a Czhilin, Beans & BBQ Cook Off. Jackpot Margarita contest for the adult Czhili competitors. Other events include an auction, 5K, golf tournament, car & truck show, and lots of children games. The organizers will be announcing more events  soon so keep checking the link below.

Come see the Grand Parade on Sunday at noon.

The live music this year includes:

Friday:

6:00pm to midnight –  Dance Party with DJ Superman

Saturday:

1:00pm to 3:00pm – Brandi Behlen

1:30pm to 4:30pm – Praha Bros

5:30pm to 6:30pm – Bartitch Hippies

7:30pm to 8:30pm – Damon Curtis Band

9:00pm to 10:30pm – Kody West

11:00pm to 12:30am – Jason Boland & The Stragglers

Sunday:

10:00am to 12:00pm – D’Vine Testament

1:30pm to 4:00pm  – Broken Alibi

5:00pm to 8:00pm – Los Kolaches

 

Visit their webpage at www.flatoniachamber.com.

 

 

Unplug Modems During Lightning Storms

PLEASE remember to unplug your high-speed modem and router during lightning storms.  Surge protector can’t always protect your equipment.  If your internet connection runs through the phone line, disconnect the cord from the jack because power surges can also travel through the phone line and fry your equipment.

 

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For more information, click the “GigaNet fiber service” tab under the Internet menu or give us a call at 979-242-5911.

 

 

 

 

Watch Out For Fraudulent Email

If you receive an email claiming to be from Colorado Valley Communications that is requesting your account name and password, you are likely the target of a scam. Colorado Valley Communications will never ask for personal information, like your password, over email. If you believe your Colorado Valley account has been compromised, change your password immediately.

When you receive an email that looks suspicious, here are a few things to check for:

  • Check that the email address and the sender name match
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If you have questions about suspicious emails please call us at (979) 242-5911 or (800) 242-5911 or email info@coloradovalley.com.