Brownwood, Texas is a community of 19,288 friendly folks located at the Top of the Texas Hill Country. Explore our community this weekend while there is no shortage of events and things to do! Spend the weekend and discover why Brownowod, Texas is close to home but far from ordinary.

Here is a day by day weekend guide for Friday, September 21 – Sunday, September 23

Friday

THE TURTLE RESTAURANT
514 Center Ave

Arrive into town Friday evening in time to enjoy a meal at the Turtle Restaurant!

The Turtle Restaurant is offering a prix fix dinner before the showings of Always Patsy Cline 5:00-6:30 and Sunday Brunch 11:00- 2:00 featuring some of Patsy’s favorite dishes. The specialty menu includes the following:

Choice of: Southern Clam Chowder House Salad with House Vinaigrette

Main Course Options: 

Patsy’s Braised Rabbit w/ Country Mashers and Farmer Veggies Patsys Favorite Fried Chicken Salad With Boiled Dill Dressing

Dessert: Hilda Hansley’s (Patsy Cline’s Mother) Three layer Black Walnut Cake

Pre-Fix of $18 per person excluding tip, tax and beverages Additional $9 for a big piece of Mrs. Hansley’s Black Walnut Three Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and chopped black walnuts.

Make an early reservation by calling 325.646.8200 so you won’t be late the the show! The Turtle will also have available their full regular menu. If you are arriving late to town friday, but still wanting to make time for show grab a custom cocktail, or glass of wine at the Turtle Enoteca.

For their full menu, and to learn more about the Turtle Enoteca, Gelateria, and Restaurant visit:  www.theturtlerestaurant.com

After grabbing dinner at The Turtle Restaurant walk over to the Lyric Theatre for a live preformance.

OPENING PREFORMANCE AT THE LYRIC THEATRE
September 21, 2018

Always…Patsy Cline is based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. Having first heard Cline on the “Arthur Godfrey Show” in 1957, Seger became an immediate and avid fan of Cline’s and she constantly hounded the local disc jockey to play Cline’s records on the radio. In 1961 when Cline went to Houston for a show, Seger and her buddies arrived about an hour-and-a-half early and, by coincidence, met Cline who was traveling alone. The two women struck up a friendship that was to culminate in Cline spending the night at Seger’s house—a friendship that lasted until Cline’s untimely death in a plane crash in 1963. The relationship, which began as fan worship evolved into one of mutual respect. It is the kind of relationship that many fans would like to have with their heroes. Over a pot of strong coffee, the two women chatted about their common concerns. When Cline finally left for Dallas, her next job, the two women had exchanged addresses and telephone numbers. Seger never expected to hear from Cline again, but soon after she left, Seger received the first of many letters and phone calls from Cline. The pen-pal relationship provides much of the plot of the show. The play focuses on the fateful evening at Houston’s Esquire Ballroom when Seger hears of Cline’s death in a plane crash. Seger supplies a narrative while Cline floats in and out of the set singing tunes that made her famous Anytime, Walking’ After Midnight, She’s Got You, Sweet Dreams, and Crazy to name a few. The show combines humor, sadness and reality. It offers fans who remember Cline while she was alive a chance to look back, while giving new fans an idea of what seeing her was like and what she meant to her original fans.

Ready to call it a night? Find a place to rest your head for the night, by exploring our accomodations page

Saturday

THE ARTISAN MARKET
September 22 at 9:00 am – 12 pm
700 Main Street

FIRST DAY OF MARKET FOR THE SEASON! The Artisan Market provides hand crafted, home baked, and locally grown items for the community on a seasonal schedule the 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9-12.  Come shop the first artisan market of the season and stroll through the many vendors! The Artisan Market is lead by Rebecca Morelock of Baked Artisan Goods. 

 

Top Photo: Baked Artisan Goods, by Rebecca Morelock
Bottom Photo: Arrow & Oaks, with Owner Lark Terry

After shopping walk downtown to explore our boutiques, grab lunch at one of our downtown eateries, finish shopping and enduldge in gelato from The Turtle Gelateria, or grab a delicious cupcake from Flower Pour Bakery. 

SEPTEMBER SIPPING EVENT AT LA SORELLA
September 22 at 6pm – 11pm
2803 Austin Avenue

La Sorella + Rancho Loma Vineyards are excited to partner and offer wine tastings at La Sorella! The event will also feature Asian fusion cuisine from Josh Tye of the Chuck Dragon food truck and live music by Zak Webb.  Tickets are $15.00 and do not include food, but does include 5 wine tastings of RLV wine!

Sunday

WINE BOTTLE ENGRAVING AT SPIRIT OF TEXAS WINERY
September 23 from  1- 4 pm

If you are still around Brownwood, Texas on Sunday, stop by Spirit of Texas Winery for their wine bottle engraving event. For $5 get up to 7 words hand engraved (plus the cost of the bottle of wine). Free to their Wine Club Members. Need it shipped in Texas? Spirit of Texas Winery can do that too! Spirit of Texas Winery is a small winery located in outside of Brownwood.  It’s owned by Moira & Brian McCue. They both had separate careers and decided they wanted to do something together. They bought the property in July of 2016 and started working on turning an overgrown mesquite-filled property into a winery & vineyard. Wine bottle engraving is done by the Texas Scribe which makes the perfect gift for any occasion. Choose your favorite quote, occasion, names or special dates.

Before leaving Spirit of Texas Winery! Be sure to grab a photo infront of the “i love you & wine so much” and #VisitBrownwood.

Looking for more opportunities. Check our our Plan Your Visit interiery guide!