According to weather forecasts, cooler temperatures arrive in Central Texas this weekend. While it wonâ€™t be quite sweater weather, these projected 80-degree days most definitely foreshadow fallâ€”and fall festival season in Texas. Â What are you waiting for?
This weekend (September 21-22), at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Siteâ€” where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed on March 2, 1836â€”staff will present programs on the areaâ€™s 19th-Century cotton trade and folk-medicine remedies at 11, 1, and 3. And at the siteâ€™s Barrington Living History Farm, a two-day event called â€œItâ€™s Cotton Pickinâ€™ Timeâ€ welcomes visitors to help harvest the farmâ€™s annual cotton crop. Â Not only can you try your hand at picking, ginning, carding, and weaving the farmâ€™s heirloom variety of cotton (called Lone Star cotton, of course!), you can learn how the industry shaped Texas history. See www.birthplaceoftexas.com.