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Updated: Jul 9

We're brushing off the dust and busily planning events for 2024! We already have a great selection of upcoming events in the works, with more on the way! This year you can look forward to -

We'll be adding more events as the schedule for Fall becomes clearer, so be sure to Subscribe to our mailing list to get all the latest updates!

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DFWCG and HACS are combining efforts to plan a marvelous Victorian weekend (including a ball in a historic hotel!) in the small town of Navasota, TX.

Join us October 20-22 for an activity-packed weekend of costumed fun in historic small town Navasota! Events can be attended a la carte. Get your tickets here. Schedule of Events

  • Friday, 20 Oct, 5:00 pm Guided Ghost Walk

  • Friday, 20 Oct, 6:45 pm Dinner on the Rooftop, Rail & Rye Restaurant

  • Saturday, 21 Oct, 1-2:30 pm Welcome Reception, Red Velvet Inn

  • Saturday, 21 Oct, 4-5:30 pm Victorian Period Dance Lesson, PASmith Hotel

  • Saturday, 21 Oct, 6-7 pm, Help with Hair, PASmith Penthouse

  • Saturday, 21 Oct, 7-8 pm, Cocktails at Hamer’s Speakeasy (inside hotel)

  • Saturday, 21 Oct, 8-11 pm, The Chandelier Ball, PASmith Hotel

  • Sunday, 22 Oct, 11 am-1:30 pm, Tour Horlock House History Museum

  • Sunday, 22 Oct, 2 pm Tea Luncheon at Cafe M Bloomers

Themes of Dress for the Victorian Weekend The little town of Navasota is an excellent place to wear your Victorian finery and take lots of great photos! That being said, nobody will be turned away for not having perfectly period attire. We’re an inclusive and encouraging group, so don’t be shy and come aboard! -Friday night ghost walk. In the spirit of All Hallows Eve the theme is “Masks and Capes”. In addition, Victorian walking attire is encouraged but not necessary. -Saturday afternoon dance lesson. Modern attire is perfectly acceptable, but ladies may want to wear a long skirt to get the hang of dancing with it! And of course, Victorian daywear would be fabulous! -Saturday Victorian Ball. Our theme is “Bustles and Poufs”, encompassing evening attire from the 1870’s through 1890. This is first bustle form, natural form, and return of the bustle with a vengeance! We are asking that participants not wear large crinolines or hoop skirts due to space constraints on the dance floor. Gentlemen in white tie attire, either historic or modern. Ladies may also wear modern long gowns, but with a Victorian aesthetic . (Not overly tight, shiny, sparkly or slinky). Wear your evening gloves if you have them! Well arranged hair is certainly part of the look, and if you need help with this, we’ll have a beauty parlor party in my room beforehand. -Sunday Tea Luncheon. Our theme is “Sunday Best”. Ladies in Victorian or Edwardian daywear of any style, gentlemen in jackets and ties (modern or historic). Ladies may also wear modern dresses, knee length or longer. Hats and gloves encouraged.

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We've chosen a location - Box Car Ranch Retreat in Aubrey, TX - but we need your help narrowing down a date!

Important details:

  • Cost: approximately $190 per person

  • Meals are included and catered

  • Bedrooms are shared, with 2-3 twin beds in each room

  • The venue can accommodate up to 24 attendees (we're hoping for at least 18)

  • Everyone gets their own workstation with an adjustable table, separate side table, comfy chair, and plenty of power outlets

  • Pressing and cutting stations in the main work room

  • Fridge, freezer, microwave, coffee station, and water/ice dispenser (you can bring your own snacks!)

  • On-site quilt shop and antique/general store

  • Check in 12pm Friday, check out 12pm Sunday

If you plan to attend, which date(s) work best for you?

  • June 30 - July 3 (July 4th weekend)

  • September 1 - 3 (Labor Day Weekend

  • October 6 - 8

You can vote for more than one answer.

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