Texian Market Days

Saturday, October 20, 2018

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

at the George Ranch Historical Park

The Fort Bend History Association is proud to present the 35th annual Texian Market Days festival, held at the George Ranch Historical Park. Bring the whole family to discover more than 150 years of Texas history! Enjoy hands-on activities, battle re-enactments, live entertainment, first-person costumed interpreters, historic home tours, games, cowboys, vintage vehicles, food, craft vendors and more. Texian Market Days is our biggest living history event of the year — you don’t want to miss it!

Battle Re-Enactments • Food Trucks • Vendors • Pioneer Folk Life
Cowboys & Cowgirls • Games • Cattleworking Demonstrations • Historic House Tours
Live Music and Entertainment • Hands-On Activities • And More!


  • Discounted tickets available at any Houston-area H-E-B Business Center!
  • TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE GATE: $20 – Adults | $15 – Seniors | $10 – Children Ages 4-12
NEW FOR 2018: Come dressed in full historic costume and receive half-off festival admission at the gate! (Not sure what “full historic costume” mean? Check out our costume guides below.)

Women’s Historic Costume Guide
Men’s Historic Costume Guide
Children’s Historic Costume Guide

Schedule of Events

Click here to download the PDF Festival Map & Entire Schedule of Events

Most activities at Texian Market Days are ongoing all day; however, a few occur at specific times:

Texas Revolution Battle Re-Enactments: 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Civil War Skirmishes: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Dr. Bushrod’s Medicine Show: Noon, 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Goat-Milking Demonstration: 9:30 a.m.
Cattleworking Demonstrations: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
Houston Square Dancing Association: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Ballet Folklorico Herencia Mexicana de Houston: 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
WWII Firearms Demo: 12:30 p.m.
Fort Bend Rodeo Sweethearts: 1:30 p.m.

Times subject to change.

2018 Presenting Sponsor: 

El Patron Sponsor:

Cattle Baron Sponsors:

Lida D. McNeill

Mary Catherine “Polly” Shouse

Cobbler Collaborator:

Chow Down Sponsor:

Festival Map Sponsor:

Medical & Security Brigade Sponsor:

Special Friends:

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing | Barbara Roane Bleil | Descendants of Mary Ann Carrico

OCuSOFT, Inc. | Lytle & Moore, LLP | Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land | The Hlavinka Equipment Company

Friday, October 19, 2018: SCHOOL DAY

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ideal for grades 4-7, the Texian Market Days school day is our biggest field trip day of the year! Enjoy historical re-enactments, hands-on activities, old-fashioned games, cattle demonstrations, live entertainment, historic house tours and more! To book your school group, email education@georgeranch.org or call 281-343-0218 x220.

Food Vendors:

Click here to download the 2018 Food Vendor form.
Contact: Kristi Farquar, 281-343-0218 x267

Craft Vendors:

Click here to download the 2018 Craft Vendor form.
Contact: Ana Alicia Estrada, 281-342-6478


Click here to download the 2018 Sponsor Opportunities Packet.
Contact: Zarinah K. Poole, 281-342-1256


Click here to complete the Volunteer Registration Form.
Re-enactors contact: Krystal Willeby, 281-343-0218 x278
General volunteer contact: Jessica Avery, 281-342-6478

Sponsorship Opportunities

Site Sponsor – $8,000

 1830s Jones Stock Farm

1860s Ryon Prairie Home

1890s Davis Victorian Complex

1930s George Cattle Complex

1890s George House Complex

El Patron Sponsor – $5,000

Cattle Baron Sponsor – $3,000 – Limited Availability

Branding & Underwriting Opportunities

Medical & Security Brigade – $2,000 – One Available

Weary Wagon Host – $2,000 – Four Available

Visitor Maps – $1,500 

Survey Incentive – $1,000

Festival Flyers – $500

Cowboy Cobbler Collaborator – $1,000

Chow Down – $1,100 or In-Kind

Ranch Ticket Package – $500

Family Ticket Package – $250

School Programs Donation

Texas History Signs – $75/sign; 12 available.

The Texian Market Days festival is a community event benefiting the:

Photos courtesy: Roy Kasmir, Deidre Black and the Fort Bend History Association.