Our first blog post is here! Each month we will be working on sharing some interesting facts, reasons to celebrate and highlight some event happenings in our area. Of course, we will throw in some mosquito facts and important updates as well to keep you in the know.
Now that we have all experienced the annual unpleasantness of losing an hour of sleep, just to immediately leap into Spring Break and all the craziness of juggling children at home and work (for those of you who went on vacation, we salute and envy you!) we thought we would offer some fun things to do in the area for the remainder of March.
This Friday (3/17) there is plenty to do to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. And if you are not Irish celebrate anyway! St. Patrick himself was not Irish and was born in Scotland or Wales (depending on which History buff you talk to). So throw on some green, drink a green beer and raise one up to the Irish.
Just a mere three days later we will be enjoying the March Equinox and calling in the first day of Spring. It’s felt like spring for a good month now, but there is nothing like making it official and getting out in the yard to clean up and prepare those flower beds. Before we know it, it will be too hot for yard work, so get some in now before you wilt in the sun. And don’t forget to call us so you can be sure to actually enjoy your time outside rather than donating blood to the mosquitoes and running inside for shelter.
Our favorite National Day arrives on 3/27 when we celebrate National Joe Day! Statistically, Joe or Joseph has been the most popular boy’s name since the 18th century and folks believe that this day was created to celebrate all those named Joe. We prefer to re-write history and take it as a day of celebration for Mosquito Joe and all the Joe’s that work so hard to keep your yard mosquito-free. It is also a good excuse to drink more coffee than normal.
The county gets super busy towards the end of the month. March 27th through April 1st is the 49th Annual Spring Antique Fair in Round Top. If you have never been make the time to go. This little town, population 90, explodes into what is considered the best antiques show in the nation. The drive is glorious with the wildflowers at every corner, and you cannot fail to find something you want in the giant tents full of glorious antique goodness. Visit Round Top Texas Antiques for more information.
On the very last day of March, the 60th Montgomery County Fair and Rodeo opens its doors. Located at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, many believe this to be the best little county fair in the state. With over 1,300 exhibitors, a carnival, auction, rodeo and BBQ cook-off, the fair expects to welcome over 65,000 visitors this year. Learn more, pick up a map and plan a day or two at www.mcfa.org.
Opening the same day and running through the weekend is the 23rd Annual Magnolia Showdown BBQ Cookoff. This year the grand champion will win tickets to compete at The American Royal in Kansas City, MO. Located in Unity Park in downtown Magnolia, you can visit their Facebook page for more information.
Finally, on the same day (busy weekend!) you can head to the Tomball German Heritage Festival. Enjoy Oktoberfest in April with beer, wine, food, street vendors, pony rides, street performers and 4 stages of live music! The best part? It is all free. Head to www.tomballgermanfest.org for all the details.