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2018-2019 OFFICIAL CONROE

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Conroe’s Preferred Hotel Destination

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3010 Interstate 45 North Conroe, Texas 77303

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(936) 588-4800

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Conroe is the perfect blend of starry

nights and city lights. The fastest growing city in Texas, Conroe has so much to offer. The centerpiece of the city, Lake Conroe, is the perfect place for rest and relaxation-or fun and exciting adventure. Bordering the 22,000 acre lake is 156 miles of shoreline and 254.8 square miles of national forest. In the forest you’ll find the longest continuous hiking trail in the state of Texas, The Lone Star Hiking Trail. Adventure awaits along the 96 mile long hiking trail, and overflows into the additional 32 miles of loop and crossover trails. Discover the Red-cockaded woodpecker in the Jones State Forest; it is one of the few places you will ever be able to sight the endangered bird. If birding isn’t your thing, bring a picnic and enjoy the Texas weather. Speaking of Texas, the Texas history available to indulge in Conroe is unbelievable. Check out the Heritage Museum of the Lone Star Flag Park and Outdoor Museum to see 13 battle and rally flags that have flown over Texas, and the 13 foot tall “Texian” with its secrets to share. Feeling hungry? Conroe offers amazing local culinary hot spots and three craft breweries, a winery, and a distillery. Make sure to see them all. Cap off the night with a stroll around downtown. Discover the local artisans in the art galleries and art benches that line downtown Conroe, and enjoy the sounds of live music at several venues. Be sure to mark your calendar for our signature Conroe events- they are worth the trip!

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WHAT IS INSIDE 6 The Great Outdoors 8 Texas History 10 Musuems 12 Festivials & Parks 14 Eats & Drinks 18 Attractions 24 Where to Stay 26 Music, Art & Culture 28 Live Entertainment 30 Events 505 West Davis Street Conroe, Texas 77301 936-522-3500 1-877-426-6763 www.visitconroe.com @visitconroe

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LIVING THE “LIFE” IN CONROE

Nothing says “Lake Life” better than the 22,000 acres known as Lake Conroe! Jet skis, paddleboards or a party-ready, 25’ humanpowered cycleboat—the options are endless. Take adventure to a new height with Flyboarding or find a quiet piece of water and defy the record for the largest largemouth bass. Channel catfish, bluegill and black and white crappie are ready to test your skills, as well. Nestled on 6,956 yards of scenic waterfront, beautiful La Torretta Lake Resort combines luxury with family friendly amenities, including an 18-hole golf course for every skill level and an aqua park that’s sure to bring out the kid in you! Don’t have a boat? Don’t worry. Lake Conroe offers a variety of guide services and water sport rental options. Multiple marinas, complete with food, drinks, shops and marine technical services, keep you full, fueled and back on the lake! Make sure to save time for lakeside dining with delicious local flavor. Southern Empress Cruises offers a once a month lunch cruise and three-hour dinner cruises with dining, drinks and dancing onboard their three-story, 131’ paddle wheeler.

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THE GREAT OUTDOORS

BOOTS, BIRDS & BUTTERFLIES

Ready to walk? Grab your best hiking boots and head out along the longest wilderness footpath in Texas. The Texas Lone Star Trail twists and turns through 130 miles of deep pines and hardwoods of the Sam Houston National Forest, one of four national forests in Texas. Don’t forget binoculars when you visit one of the nation’s largest working urban forests, recognized by American Bird Conservancy as one of the 500 most important areas in North America. The old growth pines in the W. G. Jones State Forest are home to the endangered Red-cockaded woodpecker. Conroe proudly participates in the National Wildlife Foundation’s Mayors Monarch Pledge initiative, a mission to help restore the Monarch’s natural food source, the milkweed plant. 877-426-6763

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SPIRIT OF TEXAS BANK

The Lone Star Flag became the official state flag in 1845 when Texas joined the Union. Recognizable throughout the world, few know Montgomery County native, Dr. Charles B. Stewart, was the designer. Visitors can view a copy of the original drawing as well as learn Conroe’s rich history of the area dating back to the 1800s, including once productive tobacco fields and the 1931 discovery of oil, all at the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County. Onsite is the The Roughneck House that once served as a bunkhouse for oilfield workers, along with a recently renovated Sears & Roebuck Craftsman-style home, the Strake-Gray House, used by the foremen. The Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park, showcases reproductions of 13 battle and rally flags that flew during Texas’s fight for independence along with The Texian, a 14’ bronze sculpture depicting a soldier of the Texas Revolution. The Park is open year round. On April 21st visitors can share in the annual Flag Replacement Ceremony honoring the anniversary of the Battle

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TEXAS HISTORY

of San Jacinto and the Republic of Texas, complete with music, guests and period reenactors. Don’t forget to include Fernland Historical Park in Montgomery as part of your history lesson. Enjoy a docent-led tour through the Crane and Jardine Cabins to learn about the life of early Texas settlers. The Arnold-Simonton House, one of the oldest houses in Montgomery County, is also onsite as are easy-to-navigate walking trails and a tranquil garden setting, perfect for relaxing at the end of the day. Peek inside the N.H. Davis Pioneer Complex and Museum, open Wednesday through Saturday, to think of what life used to be for your great-grandparent’s. See Conroe’s own WWII B-17 Flying Fortress, Texas Raiders at the CAF Vintage Warbird Expo. Enjoy cockpit tours, or take a flight in a historic trainer or bomber, and put your hands on history. Learn how you can take a flight aboard Texas Raiders! at www.B17TexasRaiders.org.

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Huntsville Museums:

HUNTSVIL SAM HOUSTON STATUE

A visit to the world’s tallest statue of an American hero offers a great perspective of Huntsville. A tribute to courage, the Sam Houston Statue was designed and constructed by artist David Adickes. He dedicated the statue to the City of Huntsville on October 22, 1994. It is the world’s tallest statue of an American Hero at 67 feet tall on a 10-foot sunset granite base.

known as the Walker County Historical Museum, was built in 1862. It is built in the Greek Revival style, popular in Huntsville and in the South at that time. The Gibbs family was often visited at the home by personal friend Sam Houston. The house has been the home to several generations of Gibbs and Powell families. Female boarders attending Sam Houston Normal Institute in the Nineteenth Century roomed upstairs.

GIBBS-POWELL HOME MUSEUM

Through the interest of Judge and Mrs. Ben H. Powell III, this home has remained unchanged, and the interior as well as the furniture and furnishings were

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MUSEUMS H.E.A.R.T.S. VETERANS MUSEUM

HEARTS Museum is a one of a kind Military Museum. This is a museum about people. Particularly the veterans who have served to protect our nation, preserve our freedom, and to secure the freedom of people around the world.

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HUNTSVILLE STATE PARK

LLE MUSEUMS preserved to be used as a museum. The house is both a Texas Archaeological Landmark and a recorded Texas Historical Landmark and is operated by the Walker County Historical Commission as a county museum. Furniture, furnishings, books, newspapers, and documents have also been donated by other local families to help accentuate the atmosphere of a gracious family home. www.walkercountyhistory.org/wcmuseum.php

The State Park is a venue for camping, hiking, biking, nature viewing and fishing around scenic Lake Raven, a 210-acre lake. At Huntsville State Park guests can camp, hike, bike, picnic, fish, swim, paddle, geocache and study nature. There are 21 miles of trails, playgrounds, a bird blind and nature center. www.tpwd.texas.gov/ state-parks/huntsville

THE TEXAS PRISON MUSEUM

The Texas Prison Museum offers an intriguing glimpse into the lives of the state’s imprisoned citizens. The museum features numerous exhibits detailing the history of the Texas prison system, featuring a look inside the operations behind the fences and walls. Huntsville’s prison museum opened in 1989, is frequented by a cross-section of the public, ranging from gradeschool students on field trips, to tourists from around the world. www.txprisonmuseum.org

THE MUSEUM OF TEXAS HANDMADE FURNITURE

Beginning in 1844, an estimated 10,000 German immigrants came to Texas lured by the promise of vast lands, abundant resources,


and personal liberties. Germans enthusiastically came and adopted their new home. Farmers, businessmen, minor nobility, and skilled tradesmen made the voyage. Combining skill and craftsmanship with the natural resources available in their new home, they developed a style of furniture, known as Texas Biedermeier, and influenced Texas decorative arts. The museum exhibits one of the largest collections of this Biedermeier furniture style created by these early pioneer artisans. www.texashandmadefurniture.org

RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

The Texas Renaissance Festival is the Nation’s largest and most acclaimed Renaissance theme park where the sights, sounds, tastes and beauty of the 16th Century come alive for eight magically-themed weekends. The Renaissance Festival features nearly 500 costumed performers on 17 stages; 400 shops including international food purveyors, unique artisans, merchants and craft vendors; human-powered rides; strolling performers and the Royal Fireworks display at dusk. The festival is held Saturdays, Sundays and Friday after Thanksgiving. The Texas Renaissance Festival is located 50 miles Northwest of Houston on 55 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds on FM 1774, between Magnolia and Plantersville, Texas. For more information, visit www.TexRenFest.com

Co nr o e's Famous Pie in the Sky Pie Co. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Let us celebrate with pie and sweet words. pieintheskyskypieco.com 936-760-3301 3600 N. Loop 336 W * Conroe, Texas 77304


WOLF SANCTUARY

GRAND TX THEME PARKS BIG RIVERS

Big Rivers is more than just a waterpark! Featuring the largest lazy river in Texas, the tallest waves in Texas, and the biggest interactive play structure in Texas Big Rivers is sure to be great fun. And for the inaugural 2018 season, everyone parks for free!

GATOR BAYOU ADVENTURE PARK

Houston’s only adventure park provides year-round fun for the entire family. Gator Bayou includes Wild Isle, a nature center (with gators, of course), a petting zoo, pony rides, ropes courses, zip lines, and so much more!

WILD ISLE

Wild Isle is a floating fortress of fun that incorporates the exciting elements of water slides, play features, and challenge course activities all on top of a lake in the middle of Gator Bayou Adventure Park.

HOUSTON & BEYOND

The Houston region is home to some of the most eclectic and intriguing places in the state. From historic sites to natural escapes there is plenty to explore in the communities surrounding Houston. www.visithoustontexas.com/houston-and-beyond

WOLF SANCTUARY

Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, whose mission is to rescue and provide a loving, exceptional home to non-releasable wolves and wolfdogs, and to educate the public about these animals. www.saintfranciswolfsanctuary.org 877-426-6763

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Culinary Tourism is defined as the pursuit of unique and memorable eating and drinking experiences. That is exactly what you will find around in Conroe!  From locally owned eateries and homegrown farms to delectable pies and baked goods.


EATS & DRINKS During your visit to Conroe, you will find an abundance of mouthwatering options to choose from. Cuisines range from southern cooking, Bar-B-Que, and fresh seafood, to traditional Italian, Mexican and American fare.  So get out and explore and enjoy a taste of Conroe!  There’s a Conroe culinary experience for everyone’s taste and budget. 

And don’t forget the DRINKS! Conroe is home to 3 craft brewers. Southern Star was the first craft brewery in the state of Texas to offer canned beer. Southern Star also offers homebrew competitions, live music and events.  B-52 Brewery isn’t a

brewery, this is a lab where they tinker and experiment to develop truly unique, handcrafted beverages. B-52 Brewery is a sanctuary for styles and flavors that few other breweries in the United States create. Or kick back and relax with a flight at Copperhead Brewery. Let Seth,

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the brew master, tell you how it all came to be or enjoy the unconditional love of Winston, the resident dog. Just a few blocks from downtown, Copperhead’s 25’ bar is the perfect stop for before or after your downtown stroll.  And if WINE or WHISKEY is more your thing – check out the newly opened Blue Epiphany Vineyards situated on 15 acres of gorgeous country lawn minutes from downtown.  Or grab a whiskey with some friends at Conroe’s new Bartlett’s Distillery.

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EATS & DRINKS

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ART BENCH WALKING TOUR

Throughout Downtown Conroe www.conroelive.org/ projects/#art-benches 24 hours/free

CRIGHTON THEATRE

234 N. Main St., Conroe 936-441-7469 www.crightontheatre.org Box Office open M -F 3:00 - 6:00 PM; 3:00 PM Showtime on show dates

CAMPOBELLA BRONZE FINE ART STUDIO & GALLERY

HERITAGE PLACE PARK

500 Colins St., Conroe, TX 936-522-3804 www.cityofconroe.org/ departments/parksrecreation/parks/heritageplace 24 hours/free

OWEN THEATRE

225 Metcalf St., Conroe 936-539-4090 www.owentheatre.com Tuesday - Friday 3:00 -6:00 PM Also open 2 hours before each performance

227 N. Main St., Conroe 936-203-0728 www.craigartstudio.com Tues - Sat - Noon - 7:00 PM

THE GALLERY AT THE MADELEY BUILDING

127 Simonton St., Conroe 936-756-9572 www.conroeartleague.com

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7 ACRE WOOD

4401 N. Frazier, Conroe 936-525-7771 www.7acrewood.org Mon - Sat - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM;

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ATTRACTIONS HOUSE OF CLUES

3500 W. Davis St., Conroe 936-494-2583 www.conroehouseofclues.com Fri - 12:00 to 11:00 PM Sat - 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM Sun - 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM $23.95 per person

HOUSTON KARTING COMPLEX

3528 S. Loop 336 E., Conroe 936-494-1827

www.houstonkartingcomplex.com

Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM one day - $6 per person; under 18 months free

300 BOWL

902 Wilson Rd., Conroe 936-756-8866 www.go300bowl.com Sun - Thurs - 11AM - 10PM; Fri & Sat - 11AM - 1AM $3.95 per game / per person; $3.25 shoe rental

CONROE RECREATION & AQUATIC CTR.

1203 Callahan , Conroe 936-522-3900 www.cityofconroe.org Mon - Fri - 5:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sat - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM $7 per person; Children under the age of 3 swim at no cost with a paid adult.

THE GRAND THEATRE

4029 I-45 Frontage Rd., Conroe 936-856-9949 www.thegrandtheatre.com

Mon - Thurs - 2:00 - 8:00 PM Fri - 2:00 - 10:00 PM Sat - 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sun - 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM ONE RACE: $25 TWO RACES: $45 THREE RACES: $60 FOUR RACES: $75 FIVE RACES: $90 12 YEARS OLD AND UP AND AT LEAST 54 INCHES TALL

INCREDIBLE PIZZA COMPANY

230 S. Loop 336 W., Conroe” 936-441-2222 www.incrediblepizza.com Sun - Thurs - 11AM - 9PM; Fri & Sat - 11AM - 11PM Adults - $8.80; Senior Citizens - $7.80 Drinks only - $2.25 Children 4-12 yrs - $7.80 Children 0-3 FREE

THE XSCAPE THEATER

16051 Old Conroe Magnolia Rd., Conroe 832-777-7530 http://xscapetheaters.com/ location/48197/TX-_-Xscapeat-1488

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THE LONESTAR FLAG PARK

Conroe/The Woodlands 1506 I-45 South Conroe, Tx 77304

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RAINBOW ROLLER RINK

1695 N. Loop 336 E., Conroe, TX 936-539-6646 www.rainbowrollerrink.com Fri - 7PM – 11PM Sat - 10AM – 1PM 2– 4:30PM 7– 11PM Sun - 2– 4:30PM $7, $2 off bring your own skates. Non skating adults - free.

STAR CINEMA GRILL

2000 I-45, Conroe, TX 936-539-6088 www.starcinemagrill.net

SUNSHINE FARM

5800 Jackson Rd., Montgomery 936-648-6145 www.goodcleanlivin.com Tues - Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sun: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

TIME TO SPARE ENTERTAINMENT

3027 Hwy 105 E., Cut and Shoot 936-445-2695 www.timetosparebowling.com Sun - Thurs - 11AM - 11PM Fri-11AM-2AM Sat-10AM - 2AM $4.25 per game; $4 shoe rental

SPEEDSPORTZ RACING PARK

23050 Speed Street, New Caney 866-607-7223

www.speedsportzracingpark.com

Wed - Thurs 3 - 9 PM Friday: 3 - 10 PM Sat: Noon - 10 PM Sun: Noon - 6 PM One Race: $25 Two Races: $45 Three Races: $60 Happy Hour - Available Wed - Fri 3 - 6 PM Buy Two Races, Get One FREE All racers must be at least 13 years old AND 60” tall.

THE LONE STAR FLAG PARK

near the Central Library 104 I-45 North, Conroe www.cityofconroe.org/ departments/parks-recreation/ parks/texian-flag-park 24 hours/free

HERITAGE MUSEUM

1506 I-45, Conroe 936-539-6873 www.heritagemuseum.us Wed - Sat 9 AM - 4PM Suggested Entry Fee: Adults: $2.00 Children: $1.00 or more if you desire.

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The Gallery at the Madeley Building Fine Art Jewelry Paintings Fine Crafts Ceramics Gift Cards Prints

Conroe Art League â—‹ 936.756.9572 â—‹ 127 Simonton, Conroe, TX 77301 Conroe Art League is partially supported by a Grant from the Conroe Commission on the Arts & Culture and Texas Commission on the Arts

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TAKE ME TO THE THEATRE

A theatre ticket can get you even closer to your favorite musician or a chance to listen to words of your favored playwright. The Crighton Theatre, the “Crown Jewel of Montgomery County” has been a delight for music lovers, theatergoers and historians for over 80 years. Every seat is a perfect seat in Conroe’s intimate Owen Theatre, home to The Players Theatre Company. Renovations to the once 1946 car dealership now accommodate sold-out theatrical performances.


ART, MUSIC & CULTURE MUSIC IN THE AIR

Conroe is fast becoming a destination for great live music. The historic downtown offers unique venues like the Red Brick Tavern and The Corner Pub that provide crowd-pleasing local, regional and national favorites year-round. Montgomery County is proud to be home to the annual Young Texas Artists Music Competition where ambitious young musicians have proven their dedication and determination to excel in their highly sought after fields. Free Concerts happen at Heritage Place! Invite your friends and family to the first Thursdays of the month from April through September for hours of music. Bring your chairs or your favorite blanket for a lawn seat at this familyfriendly activity.

AN ART-CENTRIC DOWNTOWN

Visitors are inspired by the talent of Craig Campobella, Conroe’s Flag Park visionary and bronze sculptor known for such works as the busts of Dr. Charles B. Stewart, designer of the Lone Star Flag, and the likeness of renowned trauma surgeon Dr. James “Red” Duke. Step inside Campobella’s Bronze Sculpture on N. Main. Education is a top priority for the Conroe Art League and it’s over 250 talented members that call the Gallery at the Madeley Building home. The 100-year old building provides a pleasant artist/gallery setting for a bounty of artists’ works, ongoing art shows, classes and workshops. And on your search for all-things-art, don’t forget a stop at the Conroe Legends Mural Wall on Metcalf St. at N. Main.

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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Locals can tell you that there is live music every day in Conroe…somewhere! From an acoustic guitar, orchestra music, open mic night, or a full band playing a Sunday Brunch, Conroe is known for the talented musicians that play at the restaurants and local hangouts throughout the town. Sundays are fun days beginning with Gospel Sunday Brunch in Downtown Conroe at the Red Brick Tavern. Every Sunday beginning at 11:00am you can hear live music in an intimate setting. The food is spectacular too. How about a casual come and go Sunday afternoon? The Backwoods Saloon is your place to hear local talent take the stage during Open Mic Night starting at 4:00pm. Did you spend the day on Lake Conroe? Back your boat or vehicle into Papa’s on the Lake for an afternoon wind down and get ready for Monday from 3:00pm-7:00pm with a live performance. If you want live music every day of the week-Downtown Conroe is the place to be. The Corner Pub hosts an open mic night Mondays through Thursdays with host musicians inviting artists to sign up by 8:30pm and music goes live by 9:00pm. Southern Disposition performs every Tuesday at The Red Brick Tavern. (RBT) Nate Nelson Acoustic is in the line-up for Wednesdays, and local acclaimed country singer/songwriter Buck Yeager takes the stage every Thursday for RBT. And the newest venue, Pacific Yard House,  joins the Downtown Conroe Music Destinations with live performances every Friday and Saturday evenings with The Corner Pub and Red Brick Tavern. Craft breweries and local wineries are a great place to relax and hear music. Southern Star Brewery,  B-52 Brewing, and Blue Epiphany offer events and live music several times during each month. Check their event schedule, bring your friends, and even your 4-legged friends for good times with your new favorite brew or glass of vino. And not to miss is the First Thursday Free Concerts at Heritage Park April through September hosted by the City of Conroe Parks and Recreation. Get your lawn chair, sit on the grass, and enjoy the ambiance of Downtown Conroe with the locals. Music is Conroe! Discover all the music event information on our calendar: http://www.visitconroe.com/events or follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VisitConroe

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January

Houston Money Show (The Greater Houston Coin Club)

February

Go Texan Parade The Lone Star Throw down Custom Car & Truck Show Wine & Chocolate Trail (First two weekends)

March

Spring Bluebonnet Wine & Cheese Trail (last week of Mar, first week of Apr.)

Texas Wildlife & Woodlands Expo Young Texas Artists Music Competition Rising Stars & Legends of TX American Junior Golf Association

April

Annual Flag Raising Ceremony (The Lone Star Monument & Historic Flag Park)

First Thursday Free Concert Series Kidzfest Montgomery County Fair & Rodeo Texas Triumph Regional Meet & Show

May

First Thursday Free Concert Series

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EVENTS

July

Harvest Wine Trail (second & third weekend) First Thursday Free Concert Series

August

Tribute to Conroe Music Festival First Thursday Free Concert Series

September

Southern Star Oktober Fest First Thursday Free Concert Series Texas Taco, Tequila & Margarita Festival Texas Renaissance Festival

(Plantersville - weekends Sept. 29 – Nov. 25)

October

Championship Bull Riding (CBR Bull Mania) Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival October Wine & Sausage Trail (first two weekends) Texian Heritage Festival

November

Cooking for Courage – Sanctioned BBQ Cook-off Fall Festival & Corn Maze Tough Mudder Competition Oilman Texas Triathlon

December

Charlie Brown Christmas Celebration & Parade (Willis) Christmas in Historic Montgomery Conroe Christmas Celebration Holiday Crystal Wine Trail (first two weekends) Lighted Boat Parade Texas 10 Race Series – Conroe For a full list of events visitconroe.com or Facebook @visitconroe

Farmer’s Markets Farmer’s Market at Conroe Founders Plaza First Thursday of every month

Saturday AM Market at the Jury Parking Lot Metcalf & Main Street

Southern Star Farmers & Artisans Market Second and fourth Sunday of every month


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