The 20th annual Oak Tree Festival hosted by the Butler Longhorn Museum will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 18 and noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 19.

Admission to the festival grounds is free, with a price of $5 for admission to the museum and $2 for an adult or $1 for children 12 to 17 years old to the haunted house.

Come enjoy a fun filled family day of arts and crafts, food, a pie-eating contest, silent auction, live music, children’s entertainment, costume contest, pumpkin patch and much more.

The proud tradition of the annual oak tree festival will be on the grounds of the Butler Longhorn Museum at 1220 Coryell in League City.

For information, or to get a pie-eating contest entry form, go to www. or call 281-332-1393.



Also Elvis will be back at the Butler Longhorn museum in League City on Oct. 9. You might want to reserve tickets as soon as possible as this seems to be a very popular show.



The League City Garden Club invites you to take a peek at some of the most imaginative gardens in League City at the club’s fourth annual Living Texas Style Garden Walk from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20.

Each Garden Walk ticket cost is $10 in advance or $15 the day of the event. Tickets are available at Nana’s Attic, 501 E. Main St.; Tate’s Frame Shop, 1818 W. Main St. or from any League City Garden Club member.

Maps are included with each ticket purchase. The tour includes six private home gardens hosting hidden havens filled with Deep in the Heart of Texas Artifacts, pools, palapa’s, playhouses, a regulation-size baseball field, classic car collection, goats, bunnies, donkeys, batting cage, barns, a 100-year-old property where people came in horses and buggies to get oranges, descendants of the First 300 in Texas families, yoga areas, worm composting, Texas art, drought tolerant plants, herbs, wildflowers, cactuses, fruit trees including Fuji apples, Israel Green Apples, Mexican Limes, Blood Oranges, raised vegetable beds, birds, bees, butterflies and much more.

Also showcased are two community gardens, which include League City’s Dick Benoit Prairie Preserve and the Ghirardi Family Water Smart Park.

This Living Texas Style Garden Walk event is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors, meet your neighbors and observe the beauty within League City.

Make a difference in our city beautification and attend club meetings. Meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month September through May at 10 a.m. at the Village of Tuscan Lakes Clubhouse, 1610 Tuscan Village Drive, in League City.

Chris John Mallios, a longtime resident of League City, is writing a series of occasional columns about the history of his hometown. He can be reached at

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