I Love La Grange – Shop Local Campaign

February 1-28, 2017

During the month of February and you have an opportunity to show your love for our community! To show some love to our local businesses, beginning February 1 through February 28, you will receive a wooden nickel for every $25 purchase made at participating small businesses in La Grange.

Bring your nickels to the La Grange Visitors Center in the Historic Casino Hall at 254 N. Jefferson and enter for a chance of win some great prizes!

What do you love about La Grange? Tag your favorite photo of La Grange with #ilovelagrangetx on Instagram between February 1-28. The photo with the most likes will win a gift card to a local restaurant and some La Grange swag too!

Participating Merchants Include:

Big State Coffee House and Roastery
The Busy B
Cottage Gatherings
D&D Ace Hardware
Farmers Lumber Company
Flair and Company
Frogs and Flamingos
Heritage Hallmark
Julie B
Kat’s Korner
Kat’s Too
Le Petite Gourmet Shoppe
Los Pinos Imports
The Mustard Seed
Pop-A-Top Bottle Shop
Prickly Pear
Schmidt Jewelry
Tara’s Boutique
Texas Heroes Museum
Texas One Stop
We Stitch

Best Little Quilt Show in Texas

February 24-25, 2017

Fayette County Fairgrounds
US Hwy 77 N,
La Grange TX 78945

Pack up your sewing needles, gather your pattern books, and grab your besties, it’s time for the Best Little Quilt Show in Texas.  Dozens of beautifully crafted quilts will be on display along with a raffle to win your very own quilt.

For more information, please visit



Sunday, May 21, 2017
Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center
Fayette County Fairgrounds
US Hwy 77 N, La Grange TX 78945

Tribute to the Immigrants of 1906-1910
Food • Music by The Majek Orchestra • Tours • Classic Car Show

For more information, please call (888) 785-4500 or visit http://www.czechtexas.org/events.shtml.


Small Business Workshops

Small Business Workshops  – Open to the Public
Thursday, April 13, 2017

How to Grow Your Small Business, 9am-12pm
This workshop is designed to educate business owners and managers about improving operations. We discuss topics such as employee service before customer service, rewarding employees, marketing, positioning, effective social media, social proof such as testimonials and how to claim your business on apps like Google, Yelp and TripAdvisor.  Register today!

Texas Friendly Hospitality, 1pm-4pm 
The second half of the afternoon is designed for front-line employees of local businesses. We cover Communication, Image, Greetings, Asking, Active Listening, Assisting, Dealing with Upset/Difficult Customers, Lasting Impressions, and Giving a Little Extra.
Other discussions include attitude, best practices, disabled customers, telephone etiquette, and handling complaints properly. Participants will receive a “Texas Friendly” certificate from the State of Texas.  Register today!

Purchase tickets for both events here.

Movie Nights on the Square

Join us under the stars for free family movies!

Friday, June 9: Zootopia
Friday, June 23: The LEGO Batman Movie
Friday, July 7: The Secret Life of Pets

Movies will be shown on the Fayette County Courthouse Lawn, 151 N. Washington Street.

All Movies Start at 8:30pm. Everyone is Encouraged to bring a Chair or Blanket.

And before the movie, enjoy LIVE MUSIC presented by Chris Topher & the Smokin’ Guns. 7pm-8pm.

Aztec Dance Extravaganza

Saturday, June 17, 2017
Meet & Greet with Performers 12:30pm-1:30pm
Performance begins at 2pm
Historic Casino Hall – 254 N. Jefferson Street

Mitotiliztli Yaoyollohtli Aztec dance company is a family of danzantes who present full scale performances as well as workshops and school presentations. With authentic and stunning regalia, they dance with ceremonial dedication to this traditional art form, and deliver stunning and energetic performances.

Some of their dances are storytelling presentations with war staffs and stylized, interpretive dance movements. Working with youth and children, the group engages these audiences by bringing them into the dance circle and teaching them danza steps.

Tickets are available here or at the La Grange Visitors Center in the Historic Casino Hall.  All tickets are $10 each.

Texas Heroes Day

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Saturday, September 16, 2017
Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites
414 State Loop 92, La Grange, TX

Enjoy a day with your family honoring the Texas Heroes who fought and died for the Republic of Texas. This event commemorates the men of the Dawson Massacre and Mier Expedition.

The program will feature:

  • Pioneer craft demonstrations
  • Re-enactors
  • Cannon & musket salutes
  • Dulcimer music
  • Historic flag display
  • Guided tours

Texas Heroes Day is sponsored by The Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery Docent Organization. For more information contact (979) 968-5658.

Oktoberfest on the Square

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Fayette County Courthouse Square
151 N. Washington Street, La Grange, TX 78945

Join us for an Oktoberfest to remember. With over 100 different varieties of craft beer, authentic German cuisine, and live music, you can’t afford to miss out! Ticket prices include 12 samples of craft beer along with a commemorative beer mug. Let’s not forget there will also be plenty of tasty treats.

Underneath the event tents, you will find live music and the authentic German cuisine of sausage and pork schnitzel plates available.

Children’s activities will be held on the courthouse lawn.  They will be sponsored by Camp Lone Star.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the La Grange Visitors Bureau, 254 N. Jefferson Street.  For more information, please call 979-968-3017.


Heritage Fest & Muziky – Celebration of Czech Music & Culture

October 20-21, 2017
Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center
Fayette County Fairgrounds
US Hwy 77 N, La Grange TX 78945

Heritage Demonstrations
Biergarten – Music – Craft Vendors
Antique Farm Equipment Show – Antique Car Show
Museum and Village Tours
Muziky, Muziky Performance

For more information, please call (888) 785-4500 or visit http://www.czechtexas.org/events.shtml.

Shop Small Saturday

Saturday, November 25, 2017
La Grange Visitors Center, 254 N. Jefferson Street

As the holiday shopping season extravaganza approaches, join the City of La Grange’s Main Street & Visitors Bureau in supporting our local small businesses.  Shop Small Saturday is a celebration of local businesses in communities across the nation.

This Year’s Events:

  • Pioneer Bank on the Square is sponsoring a Breakfast for all shoppers.
  • Shop Small Goodie Bags available at the La Grange Visitors Center with receipt from a purchase at a Small Business on Small Business Saturday.
  • Coupon Book with tons of discounts at local small businesses.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the discounts that were available in the 2016 Shop Small coupon book:

Busy B 20% off one regular priced item
Cottage Gatherings 20% off one regular priced item
Farmers Lumber Company 20% off YETI Merchandise (excluding tumblers)
Heritage Hallmark 20% off all candles
Julie B 20 % off one item (excludes any special orders and Unode 50)
Kat’s Korner– 20% off storewide (some exceptions may apply)
Kat’s Too– 20% off storewide (some exceptions may apply)
La Grange Main Street– 20% off any purchase of $20 or more
Le Petite Gourmet Shoppe– Free Gift with purchase
Mantiques– 20% off all items (Excludes Costa Sunglasses)
The Mustard Seed– 20% off one item regular price (not valid on sale items)
Prickly Pear– 20% one item
Schmidt Jewelry– 20% off any one item (Excluding Richard Schmidt Jewelry Design)
Tara’s Boutique– 20% off any purchase of $50.00 or more
We Stitch– $10.00 off  your purchase
D&D Ace Hardware– 20% off one home décor item