According to weather forecasts, cooler temperatures arrive in Central Texas this weekend. While it won’t be quite sweater weather, these projected 80-degree days most definitely foreshadow fall—and fall festival season in Texas. What are you waiting for?
This weekend (September 21-22), at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site— where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed on March 2, 1836—staff will present programs on the area’s 19th-Century cotton trade and folk-medicine remedies at 11, 1, and 3. And at the site’s Barrington Living History Farm, a two-day event called “It’s Cotton Pickin’ Time” welcomes visitors to help harvest the farm’s annual cotton crop. Not only can you try your hand at picking, ginning, carding, and weaving the farm’s heirloom variety of cotton (called Lone Star cotton, of course!), you can learn how the industry shaped Texas history. See www.birthplaceoftexas.com.
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