it’s that time of the year again…the sun is shining, the grass is green, the wildflowers are about to awaken from their sweet winter slumber, and around here, tents are starting to dot the fields all along our little country roads.
all this could only mean one thing … texas antiques week is upon us. and we are so here for it. we’re here for the iced tea and cold beer at Zapp Hall. we’re here for the deviled eggs at Local Roots. we’re here for the pimento cheese at Legal Tender (clearly food is a priority to us). we’re here for the live music. we’re here for the JUNK. but most importantly, we’re here for the fellowship and friendships that we’ve forged over the past 20 years through this junk business.
once again, we will attempt to make sense of the completely non-sensical. to make sense of the dates, the events, the venues, and the chaos and the beauty that all comprise texas antiques week.
as many of you antiques week veterans know, texas antiques week is really more like texas antiques 3-4 weeks. so to get to the point … Texas Antiques Week is March 20ish-April 5ish. the original core dates are March 27-April 5 but nowadays folks come as early as the second week of March. it’s a bonafide season here with grey and blurry lines and no defined dates. there is no governing body; therefore, all of the independent venues have their own start and end dates. this is part of what gives it so much personality … it’s freedom, it’s independence. but this is also what makes it so damn confusing.
there are a few really great websites that do a diligent and neverending job of trying to keep everyone updated on which fields/venues are open on what dates. we suggest checking those out here and here. you can also study up before you come by reading some of our old blogs and you can snag a Round Top Antiques Show Guide or a Show Daily once you arrive to help! we’re open year round here at the JG store so anytime you come, we hope you’ll stop by and see us!
this spring, we have some fun events on tap … of course we’ll continue the tradition of the Front Porch Series. we welcome singer-songwriters to our porch almost daily for live music that’ll make ya wanna pull up a chair and stay awhile.
we’re also excited to welcome back Chef Callie Speer of Holy Roller restaurant in Austin, Texas. She’ll be here in her decked out airstream-turned-into-a-restaurant-on-wheels serving up good food, full bar options, and cold beer. of course, our friends over at Red 55 Winery will be here all week long selling wine by the glass or by the bottle! AND, the oh-so-famous Barbecue Wife, Catherine Stiles of Stiles Switch BBQ will be here serving up Bloody Mary’s for the Hangover Brunch and Margaritas for our Taco Tuesday!
OK… let’s talk events at the JG store! we try to plan most of our events on what has traditionally been the core dates … March 27-April 5.
alright y’all. are you ready for this? it’s something unlike anything Round Top has ever seen … it’s the Let That Poo Go Tour by Suzy Batiz, founder, creator, mastermind, entrepreneur and all around inspiring soul behind Poo~Pourri! It includes a 30′ by 30′ inflatable POO! y’all. we ain’t even kidding. Watch the video below… and get excited!
The Giant Poo will be here 3/27-3/29 .. we’re having a biggo poo party saturday 3/28 and we hope y’all can all come! there’ll be live music, fun games in the front yard, food provided by the Holy Roller Food Truck with special Karma-inspired drinks (turn those drinks into a cocktail if ya please!), Red 55 wine by the glass, and more!
our good friend, tara royer steele, has just released a book … eat, pie, love and we’re so excited for her! we’ll host her here for a special book signing Friday, march 27th 2-4pm!
we started hosting an after hours shopping a few years ago as a special designated night when the store is open a little bit later for all of you die hard shoppers. this year, we’re combining it with Taco Tuesday! does it get any better? tacos, tequila, live music by Bo Brumble, Garrett Mann, & Amber Middleton, and after hours shopping! stop by and hang out with us…a good time will be had by all!
dust off those dancing boots because Junk-O-Rama Prom will be Thursday, April 2nd! we don’t have a tent at Zapp Hall this year but Prom will still be in the same place as always … right beside where our tent has always been beside the Zapp House right off of hwy 237. Come one! Come all! the event is FREE! 8ish-11ish. featuring the John Evans Band as always!
the morning after prom is always so much fun … y’all stop by the JG store for toe-tapping good tunes by Doug Forrest, Breakfast tacos by Holy Roller, and Bloody Mary’s by Barbecue Wife!
and then get ready for the Sisters on the Fly! yep, that’s back. they’re headed back to Gypsyville for another adventure!
read about their maiden voyage to Gypsyville a few years ago HERE. and make plans to come see the action for yourself! we’ll be hosting a special night of trailer tours Friday, April 3rd … the tours are free, we’ll be taking free will donations for charity!
don’t forget, the JG store AND our 20,000 square foot barn will be open EVERY DAY for shopping and picking!
and in case you missed it, souvenir tee are HEREEEEE! you can order online now! we designed this one in honor of the state flower of texas, the wild and free texas bluebonnet. we’re pretty darn proud of our wildflowers around here so we decided this one deserves it’s own shirt. just click the image to shop.
we’ll be updating this blog with more deets as they come in so be sure to check back!