Gonzales, Texas, is just over an hour away from San Antonio and yet, I’d never been. I had no idea that this quaint little town, full of history and a really cool “Come and Take It Festival,” was just down the highway.
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.
About the Come and Take It Festival In Texas
The Annual Come and Take It Festival in Gonzales, Texas, is a celebration which commemorates the first shot fired for Texas Independence. Guests are invited to come enjoy arts & craft vendors, a carnival, live music, a parade, reenactments, petting zoo, chicken flying contest, bingo on the square, food prepared by local non profit organizations, art show, photography contest, quilt show, softball tournament, golf tournament, disk golf tournament, cook-offs and so much more!
If you are looking for all of the tips you could possibly need for the Come and Take It Festival? Keep reading!
Come and Take It Festival Tips
- You’ll need cash to purchase tickets for food and/or the Carnival rides.
- Dress for the weather and wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes. Be prepared to WALK! Parking can be sparse. You’ll likely have to park several blocks away and walk to the Festival.
Make a Plan
- There are so many events happening during the Festival. Getting a schedule and making a plan for your time in Gonzales is essential for a good time!
Know Where to Find the Restrooms
- I think knowing where restrooms are located is a crucial part of any outing! When you make your plan, pinpoint the restrooms. Pack tissues and hand sanitizer in your bag just in case the facilities are out of toilet paper, soap and/or paper towels.
There is SO MUCH to see and do at the Come and Take It Festival so don’t expect to get it all done in one visit unless you spend all your time in the Square. I highly recommend a visit to the Festival, though, because it’s such a blast!