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Texian Market Days Celebrates 30th Year!

Friday, September 6, 2013

On Saturday, October 26, Texian Market Days returns to the George Ranch Historical Park for its 30th year in a row. This celebration of Texas heritage has something for everyone with an assortment of food and craft vendors, battle re-enactments, live music and hands-on activities that both children and adults will enjoy. The George Ranch Historical Park is located in Richmond, Texas at 10215 FM 726.

Texian Market Days will offer a school-specific program on Friday, October 25, geared toward field trip groups.

“We typically get a great crowd of school groups on Friday when the field trips come in”, said Susan Rezeppa, Educational Coordinator for George Ranch Historical Park. “The children really enjoy all the hands-on activities offered at each historic site, and they always leave the Park with big grins on their faces after traveling through over 100 years of Texas history. Many of them enjoy it so much that they bring their parents back on Saturday to see all the reenactments.”

Be ready for cannon fire, the smell of black powder, and clouds of gun smoke hanging in the air when Texian Market Days welcomes the general public to various battle reenactments on Saturday, October 26. The 1830s Jones Stock Farm will be turned into a campground for Mexican Soldados and Texian Soldiers as they re-live the battle of Thompson’s Ferry. Across the field, Union and Confederate soldiers will have skirmishes in the Civil War era at the 1860s Ryon Prairie Home. The 1890s Davis Victorian Mansion will feature The Tanners’ stage show, one of the elite few attractions that has attended the festival and received rave reviews since the every beginning, 30 years ago. In addition, the cowboys will be offering a variety of hands-on activities at the 1930s George Cattle Complex, where guests can also see Miss Mamie’s 1919 Model T.

Tickets for the 30th annual Texian Market Days on October 26 are just $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-15, and children under 4 years old are free. For more information for guests, sponsors, volunteers and vendors, visit www.texianmarketdays.com or call George Ranch Historical Park at (281) 343-0218.

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