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Saturday:


9:00 a.m. Visit the Farmers Market in downtown Brenham, just across the street from Ant Street Inn. Shop for baked goods, produce, crafts, and plants. 307 S. Park St.; downtownbrenham.com


10:15 Stop in at Olde Towne Bakery for coff ee and a treat. Satisfy your sweet tooth, or go with something more savory – the pepper-Jack kolaches are a delicious start to any day. 301 S. St. Charles; 979-836-2253; brenhamoldetown bakery.com


10:40 Stroll the shops of Downtown Brenham. A few of our favorites are Hermann Furniture—the oldest furniture store in Texas; Nellie’s – western clothing and accessories; Antique Gypsy – unique gifts and antiques; Beadboard Upcountry – luxury linens and home accessories; Ranch Antiques – beautiful Brazilian furniture.


12:00 p.m. Refresh with lunch at the Funky Art Café. Filled with natural light and local art, Funky Art Cafe in downtown Brenham has an eclectic lunch menu that changes with the seasons. While you’re sipping fl avored iced tea, enjoy views of the playful art in the historic brick building that once served as a blacksmith shop. 202 W. Commerce St.; 979-836-5220; funkyartcafe.com


1:00 Continue your downtown stroll with a bit of local history. From Funky Art Café, stop by Toubin Park (208 S. Park St.) to read about the intriguing tale of Brenham’s extensive cistern systems under its streets and buildings. T e cistern systems have recently been named a State Archeological Landmark. Next stop, the Brenham Heritage Museum, located in the old post offi ce building (105 S. Market St.; brenhamheritagemuseum.org). View Washington County artifacts and learn about live in Brenham in centuries past. Walk across the street to the Brenham Fire Co. #1 Museum and see Samanthe, the 1923 American LaFance Type 38 engine.


3:30 Grab a cup of coff ee at local coff eehouse Mobius. If you’re ready for a snack, try their fresh baked goods. 1120 S. Market St.; 979-251-9955; mobiuscoff eehouse.com


4:15 Head out to Pleasant Hill Winery and catch the last tour and tasting at 4:30. Afterwards, enjoy the sunset and a glass of your favorite wine on the deck overlooking the countryside. 1441 Salem Rd; 979-830-8463; Pleasanthillwinery.com


7:00 Dress up or stay casual for a dinner at BT Longhorn Saloon. Relax at a high-top next to the beautiful antique full-service bar (but modernized with fl at-screen TVs in every corner). If a quiet evening is more your style, opt for the dining room. A few of our favorite dishes include the wedge salad, the Longhorn burger, and the blackened catfi sh with Ponchetrain sauce and dirty rice. 205 S. Baylor Street; 979-421-6700


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