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By Candice Cowin. Additional reporting Catherine D. Anspon. SUMMER (INTO FALL) ROUNDUP IN R O U N D T O P JUNE Through Saturday, June 29 Saturdays, 10 am – 4 pm: Mark Chapman Collection at Red & White Gallery, Fayetteville. Acquire works from the trove of late Cat Spring entrepreneur, collector, and artist Mark Chapman; painting and sculpture spanning the 19th century to today. All proceeds benefit Fayetteville Community Center & Performance Theater. June 8 - July 13 53rd Round Top Music Festival. Six weeks of performances by student musicians and teachers at America's acclaimed conservatory, Festival Hill in Round Top. Visit website for a day pass, performance dates, and times. Friday – Sunday, June 7 – 9 Friday, 11 am – 6 pm; Saturday, 10 am A Prized Bull, European, 20th century, at Red & White Gallery, Fayetteville – 5 pm; Sunday, 10 am – 2 pm: Round Top Folk Art Festival at The Compound's Peck Barn. Artists and gallerists from Texas and beyond present works crafted by artisans and outsider and visionary makers. Benefiting Houston's Orange Show Center for Visionary Art. Gratis. 2550 S. Texas Highway 237, Round Top. Saturday, June 8 10 am – 4 pm: Judge Eddie E. Harrison Juneteenth Heritage Celebration. Festivities at the Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site explore the evolution of Black music in Texas. Live performances, food trucks, vendors. Information,, 936.878.2214, ext. 224. I Do! Round Top. Grab a map and take a self- guided tour of the Round Top area's top wedding venues. Meet caterers, florists, and photographers at a vendor reception at Market Hill. End the day at the Wedding Reception For No One in Henkel Square, 6 - 10 pm, with food by Royers Round Top Cafe, live music by The Satellites. Reception tickets are limited, through, 979.505.1200. Thursdays - Sundays, June 13 – 30 Thursdays, 7:30 pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 pm; Sundays, 2 pm: The Star- Spangled Girl at Unity Theater, Brenham. Rutherford Cravens directs the Neil Simon comedy. Chat with the cast Thursday, June 13, and meet the director Saturday, June 22. Tickets through tickets@, 979.830.8358; Unity Theater, 300 Church St., Brenham. JULY Thursday, July 4 10 am – 4 pm: 174th Round Top Fourth of July Celebration Spectacular. The longest running Fourth of July parade west of the Mississippi, established 1851. Festivities begin at 10 am; 10:30 am, parade rolls; 11:30 am, barbeque at the Rifle Hall; 11 am – 4 pm, fun at the Rifle Hall with antique tractors, blacksmith display, contests. Saturday, July 6 6 – 9 pm: Food trucks, live music, and fireworks at The Compound. Gratis. 2550 S. Texas Highway 237, Round Top. Saturdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 7 pm: Hot Nights Cool Tunes Concert Series, Brenham. Free live performances at the Courthouse Square in downtown Brenham. OCTOBER October 10 – 27 Round Top Fall Antiques & Design Show. More than two weeks of antiques and design in barns, pavilions, tents, and the fields. Hundreds of dealers and thousands of buyers and collectors descend on our little 24-mile stretch of Texas Highway 237. 55

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