Some of you have never heard of this area and others heard but never visited. This page is for your benefit. Round Top, Texas is the home of one of the largest antique festivals held in Texas. It is held twice a year during the first week in April and October.
There are also a number of interesting places to visit and tour in Round Top. Royers Cafe, Festival Institute and Henkel Square to name a few. Festival Institute is a 1200 seat concert hall where one of the major music festivals in the United States is held. Henkel Square is a museum village in the center of Round Top that showcases pioneer German architecture and decorative arts.
Winedale, Texas is the home of the Stagecoach Inn which is open for tour by the University of Texas. This Inn was purchased by Miss Ima Hogg who bought it from Houstonian, Hazel G. Ledbetter in 1963. Miss Ima Hogg finished restoration of the Inn and gave it to the University of Texas. On these same grounds is also the Shakespeare Theater at Winedale, were young promising actors from all over the world put on Shakespeare's famous plays inside a restored barn.
Our ranch is located 5 miles from Round Top and a stones throw from Winedale. Below are some pictures of the places described above and a list of other attractions.
Shops and Restaurants
The International Festival-Institute
at Festival Hill
Winedale Historical District
The Historical Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Round Top Arts Festival
(First weekend in November)
Christmas Lighting Festivities
(First Saturday in December)
Spring Bluebonnet/Wildflower Trail
(April & October)
Fourth of July Celebration
Shakespeare @ Winedale
The above pictures were taken in approximately 1973. The photo on the left was the site of the first antique store in Round Top, Texas and/or the surrounding area. It was owned and operated by Mrs. Hazel G. Ledbetter of Houston, Texas. The picture on the right is the Stagecoach Inn located in Winedale, Texas. The 1971 Pontiac Lemans dates this period.