Tea in Texas Events Calendar

for Tea Lovers

September-October 2013

North || Gulf Coast || Quilt Shows

Dallas-North Texas Events


August 29 – September 1; October 3 – 6

Canton’s First Monday Trade Days

Explore a world of antiques, home decor, clothing and gifts at Canton’s First Monday Trade Days. While in town, visit the charming Square. At the First Monday Grounds, there are more than 7,000 vendor spaces, providing an amazing treasure hunt.

1-877-462-7467 firstmonday@cantontex.com.


September 14

Denton Main Street Association’s 14th Annual Art, Antiques & Autos

Live music, fine arts/crafts, antique appraisals and a silent auction are among the highlights. Event is held around the Courthouse Square. Silent auction inside the Courthouse. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Learn more at www.dentonmainstreet.org.


Every Tuesday, Chocolate Angel, Richardson

Every Thursday, Chocolate Angel at High Street, Plano

Book your seat for a fashion show featuring contemporary fashions, every Tuesday at Chocolate Angel in Richardson.  Every Thursday at Chocolate Angel’s High Street location, vintage clothing and jewelry are in the fashion spotlight. Enjoy a superb lunch while taking in fashion inspiration. Another vintage fashion show, hosted by Steven Porterfield of The Cat’s Meow in Midland, is planned for August 17.



Second Saturdays: An Evening of Art Music and Wine, McKinney

Explore downtown art galleries, great local and regional music and enjoy dinner at one of McKinney’s outstanding eateries.  7 p.m. – 10 p.m.


Last Saturday of each month

Last Saturday Gallery Night at Granbury Square

Granbury art galleries and the Yeats-Duke 1858 Working Museum host this free art walk the last Saturday of the month, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Meet the artist events, opening receptions, demonstrations, hors d’oeuvres, wine and music.


Through December 8 Wildflower Art Exhibit, Austin

Metal botanical sculpture at the “Natural Patterns” exhibit featuring Texan artstist Billy Hassell and Charles Allen. $9 adults, $7 seniors and students, free for members,

www.wildflower.org, 512-232-0100.


September 20 – 21 Metro Cooking Dallas

Renowned television chefs, including Paula Deen, hundreds of specialty food exhibitors, cooking demonostrations, workshops and a Grand Tasting Pavilion where local restaurants and chefs share their signature fare. General admission: $24.50 adults, 12.50 children ages 4 – 12;



September 23-Nov 7

Harvest Tea The Dallas Arboretum

Celebrate fall with an elegant tea in one of the country’s most beautiful botanical settings — definitely an affair to remember! You’ll enjoy three courses in the charming Restaurant DeGolyer, and tour the historic estate, then view the nationally acclaimed pumpkin village with more than 50,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. Reservations required. 214-515-6511.


September 28

7th Annual Wild Beast Feast, Denton

September 8 – October 4 Art Exhibit, Center for Visual Arts

Sample exotic wild game dishes, vote for your favorite cook, enjoy live music and a silent auction in this event that raises funds for art programs. It will be held from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the North Texas Fairgrounds. Tickets ($20 for adults, $5, children 5-12). Call Greater Denton Arts Council (940) 382-2787.

Also view “No End of Vision: Texas As Seen by Two Laureates” at the Center for Visual Arts. Exhibit features 2010 Texas Poet Laureate Karla Morton’s photography combined with poetry written by 2005

Texas Poet Laureate Alan Birkelbach.

Opening reception September 8, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., with gallery talk and reading at 3 p.m. Gallery hours: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. 400 E. Hickory Street,



October 4

Junior League of Tyler’s Book Launch Luncheon with Laura Bush

Laura Bush, one of the most beloved and admired American First Ladies, helps the Junior League of Tyler launch its children’s book, Goodnight Rose City, as the Official First Reader.

The luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 4 at the CrossWalk Conference Center. Individual tickets are $50. Reserve at



Throughout October Rose Season,

Tyler Celebrate romantic roses in Tyler with educational events, Rose Garden tours, workshops, an arts and crafts and plant sale, and Tyler’s famous Rose Festival, which runs October 17 -19, with a parade, Queen’s Tea, Queen’s Coronation and more.



October 11 – 13

Antique Fair and Yard Sale, Washington, Louisiana

Peruse 6 acres filled with more than 200 vendors from across the country in a weekend of fun, fun and bargains. Have lunch at the Old Schoolhouse Cafe. Event runs 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall, 123 Church Street, Washington. 337-826-3580,



Oct 11 – 13

Natchitoches Fall Pilgrimage Tour of Homes

Step inside some of the most beautiful historic dwellings in Louisiana’s oldest town (it turns 300 years old in 2014). You’ll enjoy two of its famous plantation homes, as well as lovely homes in town. Natchitoches’ historic downtown on the Cane River Lake offers plenty to keep you busy between tour events.

Learn more at www.aphnatchitoches.net, 800-259-1714.


October 5 -12

38th Annual Red River Revel Arts Festival, Shreveport

Enjoy food, art and music in downtown Shreveport’s Festival Plaza. North Louisiana’s largest outdoor arts festival attracts more than 180,000 visitors. More than 150 booths of arts vendors. Preservation Jazz Hall Band performs Oct. 6;

www.redriverrevel.com, (318) 424-4000.


October 19 – 20

American Girl Fashion Show, Junior League of Collin County

The ladies of the Junior League of Collin County invite you to enjoy “Styles of Yesterday and Today” at its American Girl Fashion Show, at Heard Craig Hall in McKinney. Make a memory with that special little girl in your life as you enjoy the show and ice cream social. Tickets are $30;

jlcollincounty.org ;(972) 769-0557.


October 25

Vogel Alcove’s Ambassadors of Hope Awards Luncheon

New York Times bestselling author Author Jeanette Wells (The Glass Castle) is the keynote speaker at the annual luncheon benefitting Vogel Alcove and held at the Omni Hotel Dallas from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Vogel Alcove provides free early childhood education and childcare for homeless children, to give Dallas’ youngest victims of homelessness a chance. The event will honor volunteers and companies making a difference for homeless children.

VogelAlcove.org; 214-368-8686.


October 25 – 26

The Art of Homemaking Conference, Fort Worth

Aimed at preparing women to model characteristics outlined in Scripture and engage in today’s culture with God’s design, this conference at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary focuses on “Making Your House a Home.” Topics include God’s paradigm for the homemaker, the impact of feminism on the home, spiritual formation through family worship and more. Break-out sessions include Raising Teenagers on God’s Terms, Working from Home: Developing Cottage Industries, Enriching Your Marriage and Helping Your Husband, Interiors that Reflect Your Message, and Holiday Celebrations, and more. Guest speakers are Author Michelle Duggar, Author and Speaker Elizabeth George and Dorothy Patterson, professor in the School of Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Cost is $50, students $25.



October 26 Texas Country Reporter Festival, Waxahachie

Waxahachie’s lovely downtown will win your heart! Join Bob Phillips for the 18th Annual Texas Country Reporter Festival features artists, craftsmen, music and food from around the Lone Star State. The event is free and family-friendly. 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. on the historic courthouse square.


October 26 – 27

Creepy Crawler Tea, Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans

View creepy crawly creatures from the Audubon Zoo’s collection while enjoying tea and treats inspired by Halloween. Costumes encouraged. Saturday 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. $35 for adults, $24 for children, plus tax and gratuity.

Reservations: 504-596-4773, www.windsorcourthotel.com


November 1 – 7 Christmas at the Caswell House, Austin

The Austin Junior Forum presents a rich line up of tea events, with everything from a gospel brunch, mother-daughter teas, luncheons, wine events and girls night out. Then, there will be a Cookies with Santa event on December 8. Learn more at



November 1 – 26

Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore, Alabama

In America’s largest display of chrysanthemums, featuring mums in floral borders, containers and terraces, cascading on bridges, balconies and baskets in lovely fall reds, yellows, bronzes and oranges as well as whites. Closed Thanksgiving day.

Learn more at bellingrathgardens.com or call 251-973-2217.


December 7 & 8

Christmas High Tea, Chestnut Tree Tea House, Denton

One of the region’s best-loved tea traditions features live music, cherished family recipes, and the wonderful hospitality of tearoom owner Valeree Clegg. It is always a full house at Christmas High Tea at this charming tearoom on Denton’s Square, and you’ll want to reserve your seat early. From 1 p.m – 3 p.m. both days.

Learn more at chestnuttearoom.com.


Houston-Gulf Coast Events


S e p t e m b e r 1 4 – 1 5

Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show, The Reliant Center, Houston

This year’s extravaganza brings renowned television chefs, sports stars turned chefs, hundreds of pecialty food exhibitors selling their products, cooking demonstrations, workshops and, a new feature, the Grand Tasting Pavilion with dozens of local restaurants providing samples of their signature fare. General Admission tickets are $24.50, children ages 4-12 are $12.50 and children ages 4 and younger are free. General Admission tickets allow entrance to demonstrations, entertaining presentations, and vendor booths on the exhibit hall floor. Additional tickets are required for special events. For full listing of events and tickets ,

visit www.metrocookinghouston.com


September 21 and October 19

High Tea at the Prairie Street Heritage House, Columbus

Tea is available in Columbus, Texas at The Camellia Tea Room. Stop by for tea in a traditional elegant tea room fare in an historical venue and atmosphere. High Tea will be offered at 2:00 p.m. Rates $15 per person. Reservations required 979- 732-5555



September 28

PCOS Awareness 5K Fun Run/Walk TEA Squeezers TEAM, Houston

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects an estimated 7 million women in the United States alone. Women suffering from PCOS can experience infertility, obesity, facial and body hair and/or miscarriages to name some of the symptoms. PCOS places women at a higher risk of heart attacks and strokes, endometrial cancer and diabetes. Come out and walk with us as a TEA SQUEEZER for a local cause, check in from 6:30-7:30 a.m. at the Downtown Aquarium.

Additional Details at pcosfoundation.org 832-922-9335


September 28 and October 26

High Tea at Mad Hatter’s Tea Room, Caldwell

English Afternoon Tea every 4th Saturday. Please call 979-567-3504 for reservations.

Additional information at madhatterstearoom.com


September 29

Downton Abbey Party, Crossroads Collection Tea Room, Old Town Spring

Join us for a delightful afternoon tea service. It will include authentic recipes influenced by the food that Mrs. Patmore would have served the Downton Abbey family and staff. Also included will be a Downton Abbey viewing, Games, Prizes, Surprises, and More. Complimentary Bubbly. 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Cost: $37 Inclusive, Prepaid Reservation Required RSVP

281-528-6550 www.crossroadscollection.com


October 6 Grand Re-Opening

Crossroads Collection Tea Room, Old Town Spring

Crossroads Collection Tea Room in Old Town Spring is expanding! Come join us to celebrate the Grand Opening of our new private event room on Sunday, October 6. 1:00-4:00 p.m. 281-528-6550


October 12

Pink Ribbon & Roses Tea, Caldwell

The 6th annual Pink Ribbon and Roses English Tea and Fashion Show supports breast cancer awareness and research. A donation of 20% of the fee is made to regional breast cancer research. Two seatings, 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. 979-567-3504



October 12-13 37th

Annual Scarecrow Festival, Chappell Hill

The Festival boasts more than 250 juried exhibitors (home decor, gardening, artists, craftsmen, jewelry, clothing, etc.), delicious country-style food, live entertainment and music, and tours of the historic community. Children’s Activity Corner provides pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, barrel train and more. Free admission $5 parking fee.



October 13 English Afternoon Tea and Victorian Fashion

Show, Sandstone Street B&B Garden, Llano

Victorian Fashion Show by the Texas Victorian Lady, J’Nean Henderson, a Victorian living history demonstration of fashions, fans, and parasols and more from 1854-1912. Live music of the time period by Keenan Fletcher and Company, Door prizes, Period attire encouraged but not required. Portion of proceeds benefit Llano Food Pantry. Tickets are $40 for adults, $20 for children under 12. Advance reservations required 325-423-2581. Event begins at 2:00 p.m.



October 14 The Teapot Depot, Highlands

Christmas Open House will take place from 3:00-8:00 p.m. We will be decorated for Christmas and you can enjoy some cookies and punch. No charge 281-426-3670


October 18-19 Judy Dierker Holiday Market, Houston

You can shop over 100 vendors including handcrafted items, jewelry, clothing, home décor, holiday specialties and more. There will also be a Tea Room and Silent Auction. Event will be at The Foundry Church. Hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.



October 18 – 20 Calvert Fall Fest, Calvert

The Harvest Ball is a nominal $50 per person including dinner, and the English Afternoon Tea is $35 per person. There will be reservation forms available at www.CalvertTx.com or call 512-468-8317 to get forms mailed to you. Return the completed form with payment to the Calvert Chamber of Commerce at PO Box 132, Calvert, TX 77837. Calvert is located in the heart of Texas between Dallas, Houston, and Austin and is 30 miles north of Bryan. For information or lodging:

visit www.CalvertTx.com or VictorianCalvert@gmail.com, 512-468-8317.


October 23-26 Contemporary Handweavers of Houston Sale, Houston

Hours: Wed. 10-5, Thur. 10-8, Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, 4617 Montrose Blvd. Suite C213, Houston, TX 77006. CHH members invite you to their 28th annual sale. There will be Unique Gifts, Wearable Art & Textiles for the Home. Free.



October 26 George Ranch Texian Market Days, Richmond

The 30th annual Texian Market Days festival is set for Saturday, October 26, 2013. Texian Market Days features lots of hands-on activities, battle re-enactments, live entertainment, food, craft vendors and more! George Ranch Historical Park. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages five to 15, children ages four and under are FREE. 281-342-1256


Save the date: November 1

Dressed to a Tea,” Friends Association of the Symphony Orchestra, College Station

A fundraiser in support of the Brazos Valley Symphony. The theme is get HIGH with FASO: High Tea and High Fashion at High Noon. This year’s “Dressed to a Tea” will be held at noon on Friday, Nov. 1, at Pebble Creek Country Club. Socialize with your friends, view the latest fashions, and indulge in your choice of teas, savories and sweets.



November 2 The 40th Annual British Festival, Sugarland

The festival will include fabulous Christmas shopping, delicious British food, Christmas cakes, authentic classic cars and Scottish dancers and pipers. Admission $5, children under 12 are free. 1 Flour Daniel Dr., Sugarland,



December 8 Afternoon Tea with Queen Victoria, Galveston

Held at the historic Tremont House Hotel on Sunday at 4:00 p.m., it is the Queen’s last formal appearance at the Dickens on the Strand festival! An informative program with tea samples and goodie bags for all. Reservations at jami.durham@galvestonhistory.org



Upcoming Quilt Shows


Every Friday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Community Flea Market of Granbury

Arts and crafts, home-grown produce and much more. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., 41101 Glen Rose Highway.


Every Saturday

Farmer’s Market Chestnut Square, McKinney

Enjoy produce, gourmet treats, crafts and more, 8 a.m. to noon at 315 Chestnut Street in McKinney. Trolley tours of the historic district: second and fourth Saturdays at 11 a.m. Groups: book a tour with tea in a historic home!

972-562-8790; www.chestnutsquare.org.


Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Opelousas Farmers Market, Louisiana

Find homegrown produce, preserves, jellies, arts and crafts, 828 East Landry Street. It begins at 6:30 a.m.

337-948-0561, 800-424-5442, www.cityofopelousas.com


Sept 20-21

Galaxy of Stars Quilt Show, Conroe

Annual Quilt Show at the Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe, TX It is a judged show and will have an outstanding collection of quilts made by members and ribons will be awarded in several categories. Along with this show, on Saturday Afternoon, a Live Auction will be held, the proceeds of which will go to help support our many charities and scholarships. $7.



September 21, October

19 Art Gumbo Community Market at Houmas House, Darrow, Louisiana

Enjoy Louisiana arts and crafts, including paintings jewelry, photography, pottery and more from local artisans, under the majestic oak trees at Houmas House Plantation in Darrow on The River Road. Houmas House dates to the mid-1700s and is located 20 miles south of Baton Rouge.

Art Market runs from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. the third Satuday of every month. You’ll sample fine cuisine from Latil’s Landing, Houmas’ House fine dining restaurant, and Cafe Burnside is open for casual dining. Make a reservation for tea at the new Tea House at Houmas House.

Call (225) 473- 9380; www.houmashouse.com.


October 11 & 12

23rd Quilt Celebration, Mineola League of the Arts, Mineola

Enjoy viewing quilts from some of East Texas’ most talented quilters. “White Chocolate” is the name of the fabulous raffle quilt. Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4p.m.. $3 adults, $2 seniors and studaents. Mineola League of the Arts, 200 W. Blair. 903-569-8877,



October 11 – 12

Christmas in October, Salado This fundraiser organized by the Salado Chamber of Commerce

Ladies Auxiliary showcases the finest products from Salado, including clothing, gifts and home décor items. Models will show some of the best fall fashions from Salado boutiques, and the bake sale is always a sell-out. Held at the Conference Center at the Historic Stagecoach Inn – don’t miss the chance to have lunch at the Stagecoach Inn while here. Hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call 254-947-3617 for more information.


October 18 & 19

Texas Star Quilters Guild Annual Quilt Show, Canton

This judged show will feature vendors, demonstrations, scissor sharpening, bazaar, silent auction, lovley raffle quilt and door prizes. More than 200 quilts in more than 23 categories will be on display, and many of them will be for sale. The collection will include a number of Texas-themed quilts. Admission: $3 per person. Children under 12 free. Canton Civic Center, Flea Market Road, Canton. Guild meets third Monday of the month. Call 903-567-4511.


Oct 17 – 19

Original Sewing & Quilting Expo, Fort Worth

Held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, the event offers exciting workshops, classes, quilts on display, special events, how-to demonstrations, trunk shows and fabulous shopping. The Exhibit Hall is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Admission is $10 each day. Call 800-699-6309 to learn about special pre-registration value packages. Learn more at www.sewingexpo.com, click on Ft. Worth.


October 31 – Nov 3

International Quilt Festival, Houston

Shop more than 1,100 booths, choose from more than 365 hands-on classes, lectures, demos and special events, and view more than 1,500 quilts, dolls and fabric art. Held at the George

R. Brown Convention Center. October 31 – Nov. 2 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Nov. 3 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily admission: $12/seniors and students $9, Preview Night Oct. 30 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. (or 5 p.m.

for IQA members and class enrollees), $12 (includes one free additional day). $42 full show pass.

Call 713-781-6864, www.quilts.com.


Save the Date: November 7 – 10

Junior League of Collin County Neath the Wreath Holiday Market

More than 100 vendors present the best in holiday gifts, home decor, gourmet food, clothes and jewelry. There is something for everyone on your list! Plano Centre.Tickets $10 in advance (at Tom Thumb) or $13 at the door. Ladies Night Preview Party on Nov. 6 (separate ticket required).

More details at www.NeathTheWreath.org.


Ongoing Marquis de Lafayette Quilt on Permanent Display in Lafayette Louisiana

View a beautiful quilt honoring Louisiana’s history and the role the Marquis de Lafayette played in the Louisiana Purchase, at Lafayette City Hall. The Marquis de Lafayette Quilt was made by the Quilters Guild Acadienne in Lafayette. The quilt travelled to Washington, D.C. and to France before returning

to Lafayette to be installed in this permanent display. 705 W. University, Lafayette. 337-291-8800.


Ongoing Louisiana Quilt Trail

Features six individual trails in the Central and Southern part of Louisiana. Large, wooden quilt squares on businesses, homes, barns and fences identify significant points on the trail. You’ll enjoy the scenic drive through Louisiana’s beautiful countryside and towns, while learning more about the history of the area, and find some great quilt shops along the way. The closest starting point to Texas is Washington Parish, where Bogalusa and Franklinton have several markers on the trail.

Learn more at www.louisianaquilttrail.com.



January 31-February 1, 2014

Mark your calendar for a fun and fabulous shop hop in Waco, Texas!

The Heart of Texas One Stop Shop Hop is a shopping experience featuring more than 25 “brick and mortar quilt shops” only. It is a “shop hop” in one place featuring vendors that have storefronts. So if you can’t drive around and visit all the shops, you will get a sampling of what each shop offers without the driving. This “quilt shop only” event is therefore different from your regular quilt show.

Learn more at heartoftexashop.com.


February 9-16, 2014

2014 Texas Quilting Cruise from Galveston

Join Cactus Quilt of Texas City, Texas, on their inaugural cruise aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Magic. The ports of call are Key West, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas and Freeport Bahamas with three fun days at sea. Quilting classes taught by our superb instructors on the sea days. Limited number of rooms reserved.

Learn more at www.cactusquilts.com.


March 30-April 6, 2014

Cruise the Eastern Carribean on the Round Bobbin Sew Fun Cruise on Celebrity’s Silhouette. Departing from Fort Lauderdale, FL,

ports of call include Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Basseterre, St. Kitts; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Leave your sewing machine at home. Sewing machines used on the ship are sponsored by Janome America. Classes offered on the cruise will include garment sewing as well as quilt, applique and embroidery


Learn more at roundbobbin.com.