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Don't Miss Our Victorian Weekend in Navasota!

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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