The Castroville Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Wine & Beer Fest which has grown into a “don’t miss event” in Castroville!
Your Wine & Beer Fest ticket gets you great food, wine, margaritas, a selection of craft beers and live music! You’ll also enjoy “shopping” the Silent Auction of unique items. It’s a fun night, so mark your calendars now!
We invite you to join us to shop and enjoy a selection of arts & crafts, unique foods and Farm-to-market goods from local growers on Houston Square from 9am – 4pm. Call the office for an application.
Join us for the largest arts and crafts show in Medina County! Over 250 booths feature everything from Christmas crafts, wood work, handmade jewelry, candles, crocheted items, food, and so much more. Visit with Santa, enjoy the entertainment and shopping and let your children’s imagination run wild in the Kid’s Area. We are currently accepting applications from vendors. Click below for the application and Rules & Regulations
Castroville’s 4th of July celebration has grown into one of our most coveted events with the Chamber of Commerce heading up the hometown parade through the streets of historic Castroville.
Whether you’re riding on a decorated trailer, a vintage tractor or car or even a big red fire truck, it’s an old fashioned, small town parade! Join us for free hot dogs, watermelon & the trophy presentation for the best in each category! It’s a great way to advertise a new business or service so sign up to join in on the fun with this FREE event!
Each year the Chamber hosts our annual banquet in which we recognize important individuals in the community who have shown dedicated service and commitment to Castroville. The 2019 Banquet took place at the Grande Hall at Hoffman Ranch on January 23rd and was a fun night for the many attendees!
Tickets for the Annual Banquet are sold at the Chamber office. Thank you for your support!
The “granddaddy” of church festivals celebrated its 135th birthday this year! A huge plate full of freshly cooked brisket and homemade sausage bring folks from far & wide. With two stages of live music and entertainment, horseshoe and washer tournaments, bingo, Boardwalk for kids, homemade quilt raffle, an old fashioned beirgarten, and a huge silent auction, there’s something for every age here for a day of fun and friendship.
135 years ago, a gathering of only a handful of St. Louis parish families and their friends met in Biediger’s river bottom near Castroville, to celebrate the feast day of their patron saint, St. Louis IX of France, and the now famous and century-and-a-quarter-old St. Louis Day Celebration was born. That first picnic cost the parishioners just $25, and the entire tab was footed by the St. Louis Men’s Society of the parish. Needless to say, both the cost of putting on the festival and its attendance has swollen tremendously since its humble birth.
For more information visit saintlouisday.com
The Castroville Conservation Society hosts it’s annual Christmas Candlelight Open House Tour on the first Saturday in December. Take a step back in time visiting historic homes by candlelight. With your ticket you will be able to take a free shuttle or drive your own vehicle. A guide is provided that has a map and a short history of each property on the tour. Docents are on hand at each property to give you the rest of the story. A truly memorable way to start your holiday season!
The Christmas Candlelight Open House funds support the Society, a 501(c) (3) non profit in its various historic preservation efforts.
For more information visit website for The Castroville Conservation Society.
For an invitation, please write The Castroville Conservation Society at P.O. Box 1312, Castroville, TX 78009.
Come shop for bargains at our City Wide Yard Sale. The Sale is held the first Saturday of June & November from 8 am to 4 pm.
Don’t forget to sign up to be on the map at City Hall for cost of $5. The map will be updated daily and also can be found at local businesses. The proceeds from the map will benefit Friends of Castroville Animal Control and their programs. Friends of Castroville Animal Control PHONE: (210)446-0714
2020 Tour – September 19th
The Tour de Castroville Walk/Run/Ride is a family event held annually at the Castroville Regional Park located fifteen miles west of San Antonio. The 5K and 10K Walk and Run routes take participants through historical Castroville, founded by Henri Castro in 1844.
Known as “The Little Alsace of Texas”, Castroville has maintained it’s Alsatian heritage while assimilating the flair of the American rural west. The 30 and 60 mile bicycle routes run throughout picturesque Medina County on low traffic roads connecting Castroville to neighboring LaCoste.
All events are supported by fully provisioned rest stops and the cycle routes are manned with trained bicycle technicians. Safety is #1 and is enhanced by on-site emergency medical services, police and HAM radio mobile escorts. Directions for each route are meticulously marked.
All Registrants on Active.com will receive an event shirt and breakfast. Registrants for the 60 mile and 30 mile cycling will also receive lunch. Additional lunches may be purchased.
Wounded veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts may register at no cost. The events are not races and there are no prizes. IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER – THERE WILL BE NO MAKE-UP DATE.
Go to the Castroville event web site for more details: http://castrovilletx.gov/tourdecastroville