Browse and shop from quality, diverse vendors from across Texas at the Trading Market, which is part of the 2nd annual Spirit of Texas, presented by H-E-B’s Creamy Creations. The event will be held March 23-25 at Wolf Pen Creek Park in College Station, Texas. Admission to the grounds is free.

The Trading Market, which is sponsored by the Big Red Barn of Round Top, will offer a vast array of antiques, collectables, treasure, and other things you can’t find anywhere else! Vendors include crowd favorites, such as Texas Hill Country Olive Co. oils and vinegars, Lone Star Bee Co. honey, and To The Moon home goods and clothing. The full list of vendors can be found on the festival’s website and vendors can still sign up.

“We are excited to be presenting the Trading Market,” said Cynthia Caronna, the festival’s executive director. “Think Round Top meets Nutcracker Market – festivalgoers will get to shop their favorite goods and discover new must-haves! The Spirit of Texas Festival is truly about celebrating Texas and what it has to offer so we are excited to host Texas-based vendors while also supporting our local charities.”

The festival’s Trading Market will whet the appetite of shoppers just before the Original Round Top Antiques Fair, which is organized by the Big Red Barn and celebrates its 50th anniversary during Spring Antique Week (April 2-7). “We are so excited about the Spirit of Texas Festival,” said Susan Frank, who co-owns the Big Red Barn with her husband. “We’re especially pleased by the inclusion of the Trading Market – you have to have shopping! We can’t wait to see what the vendors sell — from great clothes to great food products — and it is all for a great cause. Supporting charities through a family event like the Spirit of Texas Festival is something you can’t pass up!”

The festival also offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy diverse musical performances, a BBQ cook-off, the Curbside Smackdown food truck competition, IDEA Village educational pods geared to students of all ages, a performance area for future stars of Texas, the Pony Hop Rodeo and the Spirit Brunch on Sunday,.

The Spirit of Texas Festival is supporting nonprofits whose work affect the lives of youth: the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Brazos Valley; Von’s Vision (founded by Texas A&M football legend Von Miller); K9s4Kids; and Mobility Worldwide.

For further information about the festival check out the festival’s website at http://sotxfest.com/ or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/spiritoftxfest

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