The first weekend in October, the little town of Gonzales, Texas, swells with visitors from all over in honor of the Come and Take It Celebration. Before Texans cried, “Remember the Alamo,” a fight over a single cannon began the Texas Revolution. A white flag with the cannon and the phrase “Come and Take It” flew over a group of Texans resisting the Mexican army. The group successfully held off the army thus starting the Texas Revolutionary War with the Battle of the Gonzales.
This post was a part of a sponsored trip to Gonzales, Texas. The partnership included lodging, food & beverage, and compensation for the event. The opinions reflected are honest and unbiased based upon the individual blogger experience.
Celebrating Come and Take It in Gonzales, Texas
Fast forwarding nearly 200 years, Gonzales is still celebrating this pivotal event. The center of town is filled with food vendors, concert stands, and an old-school carnival. A parade marches alongside Civil War era homes and a re-enactment plays at the Pioneer Village. From morning until night, it is historical fun for all ages and we were fortunate enough to be invited to join in.
Four Texas Travel Talk members and their families headed to central Texas for all the #ComeandTakeIt fun. And despite rain and heat, they all had a fabulous time taking in every bit of the celebration. Here is just a glimpse at our Come and Take-It-Over trip.
Family Fun Everywhere
Balloons, Photo Boards and Petting Farms were among the fun at the Come and Take It Celebration. Kids if all ages joined in, including a few of our own crew!
The Pioneer Village offered an authentic re-enactment that took us all back in time. The volunteer cast is committed and provides a distinctively one of a kind experience. You can learn more about this event in this post by our Texas Travel Talk team member, Jill Robbins.
Photo Credit: Sara Dawkins Phillips
Even the modern has a vintage feel with the streets of town offering nostalgia at every turn from antique stores to ice cream shops. A walk down the streets is much like a ride in a time machine.
One of those sweetly nostalgic spots is Sweet B’s Desserts – a throwback to the classic sweets shop. Freshly made bakery treats are accompanied by collections of tea towels and other delightful kitchen accessories.
At the Robert Lee Brothers Memorial Library, the team took in the incredible artifacts from the Texas Revolution and beyond. All in all, Gonzales, Texas provided history and family fun at every turn. It was a rewarding weekend and one that is sure to be remembered for many years to come.