ROAD CLOSURES/PARKING INFORMATION FOR TEXAS REDS FESTIVAL
The City of Bryan will close several streets for the 6th Annual Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival to be held October 12-13 in Historic Downtown Bryan.
SUMMARY OF ROAD CLOSURES
The following road closures will be in effect beginning on Thursday, October 11 at 12:00 a.m. (midnight):
- William J. Bryan Parkway (FM 158) from Sims Avenue to Texas Avenue (detour around this closure by using 29th Street and Sims Avenue)
- Main Street from 23rd Street to 29th Street
- Bryan Avenue from 24th Street to 29th Street
- Carnegie Alley from 28th Street to 26th Street
- 23rd Street between Main Street and Tabor Avenue
- 24th Street, between Bryan Avenue and Tabor Avenue
- 26th, 27th, and 28th Streets between Parker Avenue and Tabor Avenue
Additional road closures will occur on Saturday, October 13, at 6:00 a.m.:
- 27th Street, from Tabor Avenue to Regent Avenue
- 28th Street, from Tabor Avenue to Texas Avenue
- Regent Avenue, from 27th to 28th Streets
- Tabor Avenue, from 26th to 29th Streets
(Note - closures in this area will require a parking permit for entry on Saturday.)
All road closures will be in effect until the Texas Reds Festival perimeter fence is taken down, which is scheduled to occur no later than 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 14.
Parking in the Texas Reds Festival perimeter (parking map available at www.texasredsfestival.com) is not permitted beginning at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) on Thursday, October 11. Downtown merchants, patrons, and visitors will have to park outside of this perimeter on Friday, October 12, and Saturday, October 13. These parking restrictions will be in effect until the Texas Reds Festival perimeter fence is taken down, which is scheduled to occur no later than 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 14.
PARK & RIDE SHUTTLE
Free parking is available at Blinn College (2423 Blinn Boulevard, Bryan) and free shuttles will transport festival attendees to and from the event. Buses will run every 10-15 minutes and will be in service on Friday, October 12, from 5:00 p.m. to midnight and on Saturday, October 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. (Sunday morning). Festival attendees are encouraged to utilize this service. Visit www.texasredsfestival.com for the park and ride location map.
ROY KELLY MULTIMODAL TERMINAL & PARKING GARAGE
The Brazos Transit District operates the newly constructed 1,000 space parking garage located on 27th Street and Regent Avenue across the street from the Brazos County Courthouse. Public parking will be available in the parking garage for the Texas Reds Festival for a fee of $5 per vehicle (per entry). This rate applies on Friday, October 12, after 5:00 p.m., and all day Saturday, October 13. The Brazos Transit District is allowing this discounted rate for parking for this event and has provided 150 free parking passes for downtown merchants to utilize during the festival. The location of the parking garage is available on the parking map at www.texasredsfestival.com.
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS PRESENTATION
Saturday evening prior to Johnny Lee’s performance on the main stage, Mayor Jason Bienski will present Olympic Gold Medalists Aries Merritt and Demetrius Pinder with keys to the City of Bryan. Both Olympians are Bryan residents and will be available for autographs after the presentation.
Saturday, October 13th at the Palace Theater
10:00 – 10:45 am - Health Science Center presents Health Awareness
11:00 am – Noon - High School Culinary Challenge
12:30 – 1:00 pm - The Chocolate Gallery with wine pairing: Chefs Ciana Patterson & Josh Neubauer
2:00 – 3:00 pm - Veritas with wine pairing: Chef Tai
3:30 – 4:30 pm - Television Chefs with wine pairing: The Hairy Bikers
5:00 – 6:00 pm - Wine Education: Presented by Messina Hof Winery and Resort
The Grape Stomp, located in front of the historic Carnegie Library, is one of the festival’s most popular activities. The activities kick off at 11 am Saturday with a local celebrity Stomp Off. The contest for public teams begins at noon and ends at 6 p.m. The Grand Champion Stomp Off is at 6:30 p.m. with awards announced at 7 p.m. The cost to participate is $10 per 2 person team. Registration takes place at the Grape Stomp. All proceeds benefit the 4H Scholarship Program.
The Kids Zone offers children’s grape stomping, bounce houses, obstacle courses and more! This venue is under the direction and operation of the Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley.
STEAKS AND WINES
Approximately 27 wineries will be hand for wine sampling and sales and about two dozen steak cookoff teams will be competing in that challenge. Come enjoy great wines and steaks, Texas style. For a complete list of participating wineries and steak cookoff teams, visit www.texasredsfestival.com.
A wide variety of vendors, including food vendors, will be on hand at the festival for your shopping and eating pleasure. For a complete list visit the texasredsfestival.com website.
There’s a full spectrum of color at Texas Reds Friday evening! The Arts Council of Brazos Valley is thrilled to work with the City of Bryan to bring quality artists from our own backyard and across the country to this year’s festival. The Artists Showcase will feature something for everyone. Our artists will be selling beautiful landscapes and dazzling abstracts as well as pottery, necklaces, and blown glass. Whether you are looking to decorate your home or your office, there is something for every budget and style. For a list of participating artists, visit www.texasredsfestival.com.