Round Top

Where to Stay in 2024: Central Texas and the Hill Country

January 2, 2024 | By

Royers Round Top Cafe is Sweet as Pie

July 25, 2023 | By Gabrielle Nicole Pharms

The Righteous Gemstones’ Edi Patterson Likes Playing ‘Weirdos’

June 17, 2023 | By Dina Gachman

The deep-water port of Texas City has long been known for its refineries, shrimp boils, and the longest human-made fishing pier in the world at 5.3 miles.

At This Historic General Store Near Brenham, You’ll Want to Overstay Your Welcome

January 27, 2023 | By Kristen O'Brien

Like many good Texas tales, this one begins with the search for Blue Bell ice cream.

Try These Four Restaurants During the Round Top Antiques Show

March 16, 2021 | By Jill Coody Smits

Of course, the tens of thousands of treasure-hunting shoppers tramping their way from field to field are bound to get hungry from their efforts. Rest assured, there are plenty of options for good eating, from elaborately outfitted sit-down dinners to humble ham salad.

Shakespeare at Winedale Celebrates its 50th Anniversary Via YouTube

August 15, 2020 | By Robyn Ross

The June morning is still cool when members of the 2019 Shakespeare at Winedale summer class tackle the execution scene in Richard II.

Small-Town Dispatches: The Vendors at Canton’s First Monday Trade Days Adapt to New Ways of Selling

May 5, 2020 | By Sarah Hepola

George Davis had spent his day loading a trailer for Canton or Round Top; he wasn’t sure which yet.

The Daytripper Visits the Antiquing Outpost of Round Top for Texas Antiques Week

September 25, 2018 | By

It may be one of the smallest incorporated towns in Texas (official population: 90), but don’t let that fool you—the little town of Round Top makes for some big trippin’. Visit during the biannual Texas Antiques Week and you’ll find thousands of “junkers” filling every available cow pasture with vintage collectibles. But even on a normal day, this hamlet has plenty of charm.

As They Open a New B&B, the Junk Gypsy Sisters Talk Round Top and Their Passion for Junk

April 26, 2018 | By

As preteens in East Texas, they plucked the relic from a pile of discarded furniture and repurposed it in their tree house. Now the duo, popularly known as the Junk Gypsies, have made a very successful pursuit out of turning other people’s trash into treasure, or “junking.” The sisters’ brand includes the Junk Gypsy Company retail store in Round Top, a self-titled book, merchandise ranging from fringed cowgirl boots to ruffled bedding, and a TV show.

Round Top Music Festival

May 1, 2017 | By


For such a small town—a 2010 census revealed just 90 full-time residents—Round Top is home to an unlikely music series.

Poet’s Paradise

March 21, 2016 | By Clayton Maxwell

“Clayton, look at this moth” shouts the poet Sharon Olds, calling to me across the green lawn in front of the concert hall at Round Top’s Festival Institute.

Round Top Holiday

November 17, 2014 | By Terri Schexnayder

My family of 12 was once referred to as “a small country.” Growing up in a four-bedroom house in Houston with six sisters, four brothers, and two parents fostered close ties among my siblings.

Round Top: Setting the Stage

April 20, 2010 | By Heather Brand Schatz

In the fertile, rolling hills southwest of Brenham, the village of Round Top (pop. 77) possesses the reliable charms of many small Texas towns, including family-owned restaurants that specialize in pies and pastries, cozy B&Bs, and plentiful shopping.

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