Enjoy a holiday meal with friends & family this Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 over brunch, lunch or dinner on the Granbury Square.
Easter is just a few days away and we are excited to invite you to the Granbury Square for brunch, lunch or dinner. Below are the restaurants setting an Easter table this Sunday. The phone numbers are included so you may call to make a reservation if necessary.
We can’t guarantee you will see the Easter Bunny, but our beautiful square is a perfect picturesque location for Easter photos too.
Babes Chicken Dinner House | 10am – 9 pm | 817-573-9777
Christina’s Bistro | Brunch 10am – 2pm | 817-579-9777
Farinas | Brunch 10am – 2 pm | 10am – 9 pm | 817-579-5300
Fillin’ Station | 11am – 9 pm | 817-573-1554
Ketzler’s | 12pm – 8 pm |682-936-2777
Linda’s Southern Kitchen | 11am – 2pm | 817-573-1952
Paradise Bistro | 9am – 4:30pm | 817-573-3853
Historic Granbury Hosts Harvest Activities October 16-18
Historic Granbury will be hosting a wide variety of fall activities the weekend of October 16-18. During the celebration, attendees can take in the local sights, sounds and flavors of Granbury. From hot air balloon rides to an art festival, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
What: City of Granbury Fall Harvest Activities
When: Friday, October 16–Saturday, October 18
Where: Granbury, Texas
Harvest Moon Festival
Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts celebrates its 37th annual event on October 17-18 showcasing the unique and diverse works from 50+ artists, makers and craftspeople! In addition to amazing creations all around the quaint and historic downtown square, there will be fantastic food, music and an interactive, “make-it, take-it” arts area for all ages! Acoustical musicians will be performing both days, there is a public invited Happy Hour concert Sat. evening featuring the music of D.W. Blues Band at the outdoor pavilion at Granbury Square Plaza 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm and it’s bring your own favorite beverages and snacks.
There is also the opportunity to hear Luke Wade a N. Texas native and finalist on the 2014 The Voice
Sunday 1:30 – 2:30 also on the Square
BalloonDayz in Granbury returns to the Granbury Regional Airport on October 16-18. Morning balloon flights will leave from the airport and balloon festival activities will resume in the evening with tethered rides at the airport. Visit the Harvest Moon Festival during the day as all balloon activities will take place early in the morning or after sunset! Please go to www.balloondayz.com for event details and to reserve morning flights or 417-599-1782.
The Lake Granbury Art Association’s Annual Fall Festival of Art
The Lake Granbury Art Association’s Annual Fall Festival of Art opens with an awards reception on Saturday, October 17 at 6:30 pm. at the Shanley House Gallery located at 224 Travis St. The public is invited to attend the juried show and sale!
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Presented by Granbury Theatre Company at the Opera House. A musical thriller by the incredible Stephen Sondheim (who also is responsible for Into The Woods) There will be 4 performances Friday – Saturday 7:30 pm and Saturday – Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm
For tickets 817-579-0952 or www.granburytheatrecompany.org
Granbury Ghost and Legends Tour
Named by Frommer’s Travel Guides as one of the seven BEST ghost tours in the country! www.granburytours.com Fri. – Sat. 7:00 p and 9:15p
Junkin’ in the Hood
If you love to shop for rusty, junky,vintage and antique items for decor or DIY, you don’t want to miss this event…Junkin’ in the Hood!!! The outdoor vendor shopping event will be held on October 16-18 from 9:00-5:00 each day and is located at 2901 Weatherford Hwy (51) in Granbury. Interested in being a vendor? Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Joni Berry 817-219-4859.
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Brandy Herr Founder of Granbury Ghost and Legends Tours and author of Haunted Granbury has been a busy gal this year. The Fourth Annual Granbury Paranormal Expo will hit the Granbury Resort Conference Center April 25-26, this time hosting its first ever two-day event. That means double the ghosts, double the psychics, double the UFOs and double the fun.
Headlining the event will be Amelia Kinkade, star of the Night of the Demons trilogy, and now a celebrity animal psychic. Amelia Kinkade has worked with such high profile clients as Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Dick Clark, and Barbara Walters. She also works with orphaned elephants in Nairobi, Olympic show horses, and rescued beagles from the Beagle Freedom Project.
“We are so excited for Amelia Kinkade to be joining us at this event,” said Brandy Herr, co-founder of the Granbury Paranormal Expo. “With her horror movie background, and her expertise in animal communication, she offers a wide variety to appeal to everyone.” Check out the list of Exhibitors. www.granburyparanormalexpo.com/Pages/Exhibitors.aspx
As an added bonus to the event, Amelia Kinkade will be hosting a special two-hour seminar on Sunday at the Expo, where she will teach guests how to communicate with animals themselves. During this seminar, she will give a live demonstration by communicating with Doofus, the spokesdog for local animal rescue Second Chance Farm. This seminar is an additional $45 per person, pre-paid registration only. Register for the Amelia Kinkade seminar at www.GranburyParanormalExpo.com.
Joining Amelia Kinkade as guest speaker will be Will Scoville, Tui Snider, and Becky Vickers. Scoville will be discussing his documentary Swinging At Shadows. Snider is the author of Unexpected Texas and Paranormal Texas. Vickers, the founder of Beck’s Ghost Hunters, will be giving a Ghost Hunting 101 presentation for beginners.
Fascinating fact about our special guest speaker Amelia Kinkade: Fame and animal advocacy run in her family. Her aunt is Rue McClanahan, best known for her role as Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Girls. But that’s not all!Did you know Amelia is actually responsible for the character of Blanche? Rue McClanahan was upset when they wanted her character to be a “dumb blonde,” because she didn’t think having two “dumb blonde” characters on the show would work. Amelia encouraged her to read her lines in a more seductive tone, and thus, the Emmy-winning role of Blanche was born!
The Granbury Paranormal Expo is brought to you by the Granbury Ghosts and Legends Tour. The tour will be running its usual times during the weekend of the Expo, so even after the Conference Center doors are closed, your paranormal adventures don’t have to end! Spend a spooky evening with the ghost stories and legends of historic Granbury, TX! Meet the Lady in Red, the Faceless Girl, and Indian Joe. Maybe even… John Wilkes Booth? Your tour guides dressed in Civil War or Western period attire will tell you these stories and more as they take you around Granbury’s Historic Square. Cost is $10 per person, $7 for children 12 and under. Tours are year round every Friday and Saturday evening, weather permitting, with two tours nightly, one at 7:00 and one at 9:15. Meet at the Wagon Yard Courtyard on Bridge St. next to the (Haunted) Nutt Hotel.
Reservations are recommended. Space is limited!
For reservations, contact 817-559-0849 or GranburyGhosts@gmail.com.
For the latest news and updates on the event, or to register for the Amelia Kinkade seminar
Brandy Herr can be reached at GranburyGhosts@gmail.com or 817-559-0849.
Guest Bloggers Heather Cleveland & Janie Jones
HISTORIC GRANBURY GEARS UP FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL SWIRL, SIP AND STROLL!
Wine Walk is Friday & Saturday, April 24-25, noon-8pm.
VIP Sip ‘n’ Savor is April 23, evening
Hood County is always a wine-lovers choice (FOUR wineries in our small county!), but never more than during the Granbury Wine Walk. While you can stroll downtown Granbury with your favorite Merlot in hand any day, only during the Granbury Wine Walk can you walk to as many as twenty participating Texas wineries! The sixth annual Granbury Wine Walk is the place to experience the authentic character of Texas through its wine, food, music and art.
The Granbury Wine Walk kicks off Friday, April 24, and again, Saturday, April 25, noon-8pm each day. Wine Walkers can enjoy live local music at clusters of booths, each cluster offering Texas flavors in wine, food and art. The community gets into the spirit, as well! Lake Granbury Art Association is hosting a silent art auction benefitting their organization; and the respected Rio Brazos Art Exhibition, a nationally juried art show, is in full swing at the Langdon Center. Visit the show and vote for your favorite in the popular People’s Choice Award. Be sure and look for the Emerging Artists booth, a program supported by Tarleton State University and the Granbury Wine Walk.
The celebration begins with the prominent “Sip & Savor” VIP event on Thursday evening, April 23. Attendees enjoy a taste of Texas with hors d’oeuvres from North Texas’ favorite celebrity chefs paired with carefully selected wines from wineries at the Wine Walk. Look at VIP under the “Events” tab on the Wine Walk website for more information about this premier event!
CIN CIN, Y’ALL!
General Granbury Celebrates
Texas Independence March 21-22 2015
General Granbury’s Birthday & Cook Off Celebration has been combined with www.March2Texas.com Texas Independence Day Celebration of North Texas in Granbury (Due to weather cancellation) This is going to be a huge weekend with PARADE at 11:00 am Saturday March 21, Bull Riding and Mutton Busting on the City Beach! Full Event Schedule HERE!
Presented by Historic Granbury Merchants Association and the Texas Hero’s Foundation. Vendor booths on the square, historic reenactments, 10-5 , birthday cakes, beans and barbecue cook-off and the infamous Out House Race!
This will be the 37th General Granbury’s Birthday Celebration, Bean, Rib and Brisket Cook-off . Come enjoy birthday cake and ice cream as part of the opening ceremony at 10:00 am Saturday. Authentic Texan/Pioneer and modern Arts/Craft and Food Vendors will be located on the Square for this annual festival. Children’s area and live entertainment both days.
Activities include a cook-off, entertainment, PARADE and lots of other activities still being scheduled. Brenda Hyde Historic Granbury Merchants Association Event Coordinator 817-573-5299 GranburyHGMA@gmail.com
Great Shopping, Dining and Entertainment for the Entire Family!
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For Festival Vendor Applications or OutHouse Rules for this event .
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Due to weather issues the Celebration has been postponed until March 21-22 which is also General Granbury’s Birthday Festival. The Student History Fair and Memorial Service is continuing as scheduled. The Memorial Service has been moved indoors to Acton Baptist Church which is by the cemetery.
It is a familiar story handed down from generation-to-generation about how the victorious battle over Mexico led to the birth of Texas as a sovereign nation and the heroes that emerged from that hard-earned conflict.
In an ongoing effort to educate students in Granbury on the “Alamo Battle of 1836,” one of the bloodiest clashes in Texas history, three men formed the Texas Heroes Foundation. Their mission is to educate but also create a family festival and remember March 2, 1836 — the day Texas became an independent nation.
Our community celebrates Texas Independence Day with music, food, historical reenactments, story tellers, authentic Texas crafting, Chuck Wagon chefs and lots of fun-filled activities. Most of the events are held in the town’s downtown square around the historic Hood County Courthouse that was built in 1886, also The Langdon Center Complex and on the City of Granbury Public Beach that will feature professional bull-riding and there’s also mutton busting featuring some one the best young busters!
You still have time to experience the magic of Christmas on the historic square. The shopping is fantastic, stores and restaurants throughout the Culinary and Historical Districts are open later than normal hours. Leave the hustle and bustle of the big city or, stay local and support the Historic Granbury Downtown Merchants. Most shops do complimentary gift wrapping. Merry Christmas from the Historic Granbury Merchants Association.