Fall Festival at The Robinson Family Farm

The Robinson Family Farm in Temple is open for the season!  Stop by during their Fall Festival dates from September 18th to October 31st.  Open on Saturdays and Sundays. The Robinson Family Farms have all kinds of attractions like a corn maze, pumpkin patch, axe throwing, and so much more!  The local favorite is family-friendly and picture-worthy!


Fall Festival at The Robinson Family Farm

The Robinson Family Farm in Temple is open for the season!  Stop by during their Fall Festival dates from September 18th to October 31st.  Open on Saturdays and Sundays. The Robinson Family Farms have all kinds of attractions like a corn maze, pumpkin patch, axe throwing, and so much more!  The local favorite is family-friendly and picture-worthy!


Fall Festival at The Robinson Family Farm

The Robinson Family Farm in Temple is open for the season!  Stop by during their Fall Festival dates from September 18th to October 31st.  Open on Saturdays and Sundays. The Robinson Family Farms have all kinds of attractions like a corn maze, pumpkin patch, axe throwing, and so much more!  The local favorite is family-friendly and picture-worthy!


Family Fun Fest and Fireworks Show

This event marks the 23rd annual H-E-B Family Fun Fest and Fireworks Show. The celebration starts at 4 pm with food vendors and activities. The fireworks celebration takes place at 9:30 pm.  Enjoy time together with others who are equally as excited to celebrate the United States of America and all the things America has accomplished since winning its independence.


Father-Daughter Dance

February 4th and 5th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center.

Young ladies, 10 and under, and their fathers will share a night full of fun, dancing, and laughter while creating a lifetime of memories! Light refreshments will be served and daughters will also receive a special gift.

Tickets go on sale January 1st, 2022! Get your tickets online at templeparks.com before they sell out!


Father-Daughter Dance

February 4th and 5th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center.

Young ladies, 10 and under, and their fathers will share a night full of fun, dancing, and laughter while creating a lifetime of memories! Light refreshments will be served and daughters will also receive a special gift.

Tickets go on sale January 1st, 2022! Get your tickets online at templeparks.com before they sell out!


Father’s Day In Temple

Father’s Day Weekend In Temple

Father’s Day is right around the corner.  This special holiday celebrates all the beloved dads and fathers by making sure they feel especially loved.  Father’s Day takes place on June 20th, 2021.  With this holiday coming up soon, its time to think about how you can celebrate the fathers in your life.  Between local dining restaurants and activities, Temple has plenty to make the holiday fun. At Discover Temple, we believe dads deserve to celebrate the entire weekend.  Let’s kick off Father’s Day with some special events happening on Saturday night.

Saturday Activities

If you want a head start on Father’s Day celebrations, take the family to Bird Creek Burger Co. for a hearty, savory lunch.  American classics like hamburgers and fries are always a hit, so why not take it a step further and offer them lunch at a gourmet-style burger restaurant?  Bird Creek Burger Co. is a local, downtown Temple restaurant with delicious, flavorful entrees.  After lunch, take a minute to relax and enjoy some quality time together at home or out shopping in Temple while you wait for the next big activity to start.

The Great Race is a fun, exciting classic car rally that makes pit stops through various towns on the ten-day journey to the finish line.  Temple is The Great Race’s first overnight stop on the tour this year.  Head to Santa Fe Plaza to meet and greet drivers and their coordinators. While there take a look at some vintage, classic cars ranging from 1916 to 1973.

After you’ve had your fun checking out the classic cars that can be found at this checkpoint,  head over to Belton for a fun night of entertainment at Bold Republic Brewing Co.  Bold Republic is hosting an event for all the dads in the Bell County area.  The event on Saturday is Father’s Day Name That Tune Bingo.  Purchasing a $2 bingo card will grant you access to hours of entertainment and opportunities to win prizes like free beer. Free beer?  Dads everywhere will swoon.  This lively, local brewing company’s event is sure to be a hit with every dad.

Sunday Morning Activities

On the day of Father’s Day, get a kickstart to the day by treating dad to a cup of coffee from another downtown favorite, First Street Roasters.  After you are done drinking some hot, caffeinated coffee, head over to Crossroads Park for a free family activity of disc golf.  With several courses in the area, disc golf is a fun pastime for local Temple and Belton residents.  Crossroads Disc Golf course is a fun course to try with the family.  With 27 holes, and a mixture of open and wooded areas, dads will find this course to be a fun challenge they are ready to conquer.  This activity is likely to entertain the family for hours if you want to try to get through all 27 holes in the course.

Next, take a midday lunch break.  Pizza is a classic dish that dads and families enjoy.  Head over to Treno Pizzeria and Taproom for some creative and customizable pizza options. Some specialty pizzas are local favorite such as the Smokey Bird, Margherita, and the King Brisket.

Sunday Afternoon Activities:

After this delicious meal, head over to the neighboring city of Belton for a lake day afternoon.  Belton Lake has several access points for boat ramps. At these access points, there are trails, fishing spots, and swimming areas.  For dads who love the outdoors, this is an activity they will thoroughly enjoy.  Bring your fishing and outdoors supplies and take a few hours to relax and have a good time out on the water.

The downtown district of Belton is where you will find the perfect spot, Miller’s Smokehouse. This barbecue restaurant is dad-worthy.  Nothing beats a good brisket or pulled pork, and at Miller’s Smokehouse there’s plenty of barbecue items to choose from.  Family dinner here is an excellent choice to wow and excite dad at the prospect of a great barbecue meal.

And for the dads that are still full of energy and ready for more,  head over to Spare Time for a night of bowling, laser tag, or arcade games.  Additionally, Spare Time offers a daily special called Sunday Funday.  You can grab some shoes and bowl all day for only $9.99 a person.  If you’re looking for more reasons to head outdoors, Spare Time also has several outdoor activities for the family such as batting cages, go karts, ropes course, and sand volleyball. Let the fathers feel like kings of the competition at this fun family activity.

Fathers Are For Celebrating

Father’s Day can be celebrated through many activities.  Dads can spend the day doing activities such as eating good food, relaxing at the lake, or battling it out on arcade games.  Whatever you decide to do this Father’s Day, make the most of this time together.  Dads will enjoy the time spent with some of their favorite people and the memories that are made.  Happy Father’s Day!


Freshness Of Farmers Markets

 

Summer is just around the corner and with it comes a need for time outside enjoying the warm weather that has finally arrived.  With the weekends longing to be filled with amusements and things to do, there’s no better time to explore the outdoors through local market events.  With an abundance of farmers in Bell County, it comes as no surprise that farmers markets are a summer staple. The local farmers, bakers, and crafters come together to sell their home-grown and homemade goods.  If you long for a day full of shopping and supporting county farmers, Temple is the place to be.

Temple Farmers Markets

Officially open for the season, the Farmers Market at West Temple Park hosts events on Tuesdays from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm through Sept 30th.  Located at 121 Montpark Rd, this market is a much-needed stop on your tour of Bell County’s best farmers’ markets.  The frozen food sitting at home doesn’t sound as appetizing with the variety of local options mere steps away.  Rich in flavor and fresh off the farm, locally grown produce is the real treat at these market days.  Additionally, The Downtown Temple Farmers Market offers another great opportunity to sample your soon-to-be favorite local farmers’ fruits and vegetables.  This special event is typically held once a month in the City Hall Parking Lot.  The upcoming farmers markets are held on the second Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Small Farm Market is open Thursday-Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm.  Located at 5242 Cedar Ridge Park Rd, this market has local produce and home goods. Come out to this farm for another exciting farmers market experience.

These farmers markets provide a lovely escape from a busy work week with a morning of shopping for local treats.  Summer days are for making memories, as well as soaking up a little vitamin D and taking the day easy. What is the secret to taking care of all three of these checkpoints in one activity? Stopping by a local farmers market.  You can enjoy the outdoors in addition to casually strolling around the booths overflowing in produce with unique flavors and aromas. It is easy to make these events memories to last. With their assortment of home-grown produce, sweet jams, and savory snacks, the local farmers markets are sure to leave you feeling content and anxiously awaiting the next one.

Belton Farmers Markets

Along with the farmers markets being held around Temple, events have started in the surrounding cities of Belton and Salado.  Located just a short drive away, these farmers markets keep the excitement fresh and provide a change of scenery with new locations and vendors.  Belton holds several farmers markets throughout the month . On every third Saturday of the month, Belton Market Days takes place.  From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. take a stroll through Downtown Belton for locally harvested honey, homemade salsas, and vibrant, flavorful vegetables.

While some of the farmers markets occur once monthly, a few host market days several times throughout the month. For instance, the Water Street Farmers Market is held every Saturday and located in the heart of Downtown Belton. This market boasts an array of vendors, including jewelry and craft-makers, and hearty items like chicken jerky and goat cheese. Similarly, the Bell County Farmers Market is another fantastic stop, holding events on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays starting at 7:00 a.m. This market is held at various locations in Belton and Temple. For more information regarding locations for market days, the Bell County Farmers Market Facebook page regularly updates the location details. Plan an early morning trip here to get the best pick of the crops.

Salado Farmers Markets

Located less than a half-hour away, the Barrow Brewing Co. is continuing with their market days.  Barrow Brewing started their market days in 2020.  With new vendors ready to participate, Barrow Brewing has decided to open again for the season from April to September.  These events are held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  What’s more, the adults in your circle can stop in and sample some local craft beers as you walk around, enjoy the day, and see what the vendors have to offer.

Rogers and Troy Farmers Markets

Located in Rogers, Texas the Central Texas Farmers Market is held on May 31, 2021.  This farmers market is a semi-annual event and boasts over 40 vendors.  This market has activities for everyone.  One activity the children will enjoy is learning about the bees found on the Walker Honey Farm.  The Central Texas Farmers Market offers raffle drawings for prizes as an incentive when you make purchases at vendor booths.  Each vendor purchase awards you a raffle ticket towards prize drawings that happen throughout the day.  For pet-owners who want to spend the day with their four-legged friends, the Walker Honey Farm also allows leashed dogs on the grounds. This special occasion is fun for the whole family and one that will be the talk of the county for the remainder of the season.

For those wanting a more intimate gathering, the city of Troy hosts a market day that still gives the opportunity to shop local, while sticking to a smaller scale of size. This farmers market is located on 201 E Main St. in Troy and runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Though on the smaller side compared to some of the bigger markets in the area, this market boasts having caring and passionate vendors as well as plenty of arts and crafts to see.

Farmers Markets Are a Must-See Event

Market days are truly a joyful experience. Not only can you take pride in the fact that you are helping to support local farmers and small businesses, but you also get to spend the days surrounded by the delicious smell of local, wholesome foods, and enrich yourself in the flavors that commercial quality produce can’t quite replicate. With many cities in the Bell County area participating in hosting farmers market events, there are enough markets to sightsee and participate in for the duration of the season. Enjoy your weekends with a day in the sun and a taste of Temple.


Girl’s Night Out in Temple

One of the best plans you can make is a weekend getaway with friends, specifically one with your gal pals! In honor of National Girl’s Night Day, Discover Temple has compiled a list of the best events and things to do with your girls this weekend and after! Experience the perfect Girls Night in Temple!

Cooking With Class

Have a love for cooking? Sign up for a cooking class at Temple’s catering and cooking instructions attraction, Over The Plate.  Learning new recipes can be a lot of fun, especially if you’ve got a group of your closest gal pals to share the experience with. At Over the Plate in Temple, you can sign up for a private class or take on one of the special event classes they offer.  Over the Plate has several specialty class events coming up in the next few weeks. If you want a private class with the girls where you can learn a recipe for something you’ve always wanted to make, you can register with Over The Plate for a private group class.  There’s all kinds of appetizers, entrees, and dessert recipes out there that your friends would have the best time making!

Autumn Entrees At Over The Plate

With Oktoberfest right around the corner, there will be a special event on the 25th for guests to learn how to make spaetzle, schnitzel, and more! Nothing says fall food quite like an Oktoberfest-themed meal! Pasta lovers unite! In the Pasta 101 class that takes  place on October 2nd, students will make linguini and ricotta and spinach stuffed ravioli. On October 10th, Over The Plate has two specialty events happening with one starting in the morning and the other taking place in the afternoon. From 11 am- 1 pm, you can attend a brunch cooking class where you can make frittatas and French toast. Who doesn’t love a hearty breakfast meal?

From 3 – 5 pm on October 10th, you can attend a fall-themed cooking class. At this event you will make a pumpkin and beef curry, a cauliflower fried rice dish, and a delicious French apple galette on puff pastry.  This class sounds like a lot of fun for any autumn enthusiasts out there! Some of our best memories are often made cooking in the kitchen with family and friends. If you and your friends love to cook, your next girls night trip should include a reservation at Over The Plate for one of their incredible cooking classes!

Do Something Creative

Let your creativity flow this weekend with a paint session at Painting with a Twist or That Art Place.  At Painting With a Twist you can choose from a themed designs or make something uniquely yours! One of the best parts of the attraction is that you can bring a bottle of wine and pop the cork as you paint!  Share a few glasses of wine with your girls and get ready to paint your next masterpiece! That Art Place, located a short drive away in Belton, has pottery, fused glass, and board art.  Schedule a trip or show up when you have the time, reservations and walk-ins are accepted.  You can design matching drinkware, plates, figurines, or try your hand at fused glass projects.  Whatever you decide to do, the gals will love this opportunity to hang out, have fun, and get creative!

Or if your friends are avid lovers of art museums, take them out to the Cultural Activities Center (CAC) to explore the galleries and current exhibits.  Or plan your girls night trip around one of the many concerts held at the venue. The Cultural Activities Center does a music series featuring different genres and musicians. The next concert for the Texas Music Series is coming up on October 9th featuring Shinyribs. Additionally, on September 26th, there will be a concert featuring Empire Wild, a trio of genre-bending musicians that add elements of pop, folk, Broadway, and more into their songwriting.

Discover Local Wines

Temple, and the surrounding area, has several incredible wineries that are a must-see on your next girl’s night in town.  3 Texans Winery has a beautiful patio that you can sit at and enjoy the aromatic, delicious wine options available!  Nothing says Girls Night Out like a trip to the local winery. Moose & Goose Winery is another fantastic addition to the Temple nightlife scene.

In the neighboring town of Salado, you can find a few more exciting, unique wineries.  Stop by the Salado Winery, Axis Winery, or the Lone Star Winery for a delightful time!  Chupacabra Craft Beer & Lone Star Winery also has karaoke nights throughout the month. If you time your girls’ night right, then you might get a chance to showcase your vocals and dancing skills! Sign up to sing a perfect hit song and enjoy a glass of wine while you and the gals have a great time!

Get a Head Start on Fall Festivities

Now that Autumn is officially here, its time to get your best friends together and do some seasonal activities.  Grab a fall-themed coffee at First Street Roasters or Atrium Coffee Co. and experience the rich, aromatic flavors of autumn. Or walk through the downtown district and take pictures with the fall décor. The downtown district is home to several antique and vendor-based shops.  With the fall season officially here its time to start shopping for all the pumpkins, scarecrows, and fall décor that you can get your hands on!

For an experience to remember, dress up in your favorite fall outfit and head to The Robinson Family Farm.  This wonderful attraction is perfect for everyone! Find your way through a corn maze, go on a trip around the farm on a hayride, or pick out a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. With plenty of photo opportunities and the cutest fall décor, the girls will love this Temple attraction.  With autumn finally here, there is an abundance of possibilities to create wonderful experiences with your gal pals.

For the best introductory event for fall festivities, be sure to check out the Oktoberfest First Friday event! This special First Friday event has deals on food, craft and draft beers, as well as German food staples such as pretzels, schnitzel, and more! Enjoy a night out in the downtown district where you are sure to find all kinds of deals whether its for food, beer, or shopping!

Create Memories To Last

Whether you are looking to book a cooking class, paint some pottery, or visit a vineyard, the best part of the experience will be the memories -and photos you manage to snag- you’ve made throughout the day!