Saturday, May 12, 2012

Goliad Market Days

Goliad, Texas
Weather Condition; High 91, Low 68,

Today was Goliad Market Days. Dawn and I were looking forward to walking around the town square and looking at what Market Days had to offer.

The Goliad Chamber of Commerce host Market Days and describes it as follows;

Goliad Market Days, which combines an arts and crafts fair, farmers market, and community festival, is held to relive Goliad's traditional role as a crossroads for commerce, beginning with the 1700s' Spanish-colonial trade from Mexico to Nacogdoches.  The tradition continued throughout the 19th century, as Goliad was included on the routes for oxcarts, freight wagons, and stagecoaches.
Today, Goliad Market Days is one of the largest and most popular street markets in South Texas.  It is held on the second Saturday of each month, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and it features more than 170 booths and vendors.

We waited until about 9:30 this morning to go. It was overcast out and the temperature was comfortable.

Going early gave us access to close parking. We parked on the square and walked along the courthouse sidewalk and looked at all the different wares the venders had to offer.

There were a couple of shops around the square that Dawn I missed the last time we were in town so we decided to check them out as well.

The first shop we stopped by was Faye’s Texas Naturals. Dawn was in hog heaven! They had a sample table sit up in the middle of the store with all their jellies and chutneys. She sampled almost all of them! While we were in the store the sales lady asked if we were playing the Mother’s Day Bingo sponsored by the local merchants. The local merchants had put together 4 gift baskets for a drawing to be held at 4:00 P.M.

She explained that if we took the Bingo card around the shops listed on the card. You only have to visit 13 of the 16 listed. Each Merchant will stamp the card and once you have the 13 stamps you drop it off at Eula’s shop. It had to be done before 4:00 P.M.

 No problem! We visited 13 of the merchants and had our bingo card stamped. They have a lot of interesting locally owned shops here. We were done by 11:15. We turned in our bingo cards and went back home for lunch.

I walked around the mission and took a few pictures. It’s hot and humid out so I didn’t stay out long.

We kicked back and watched some T.V.

About 4:00 P.M Dawn received a call from the owner of Eula’s. She told Dawn she had won a gift basket. WOW! Dawn told the lady she would be there in a few minutes to get her gift basket. The lady then asked Dawn if she was with Denise. Dawn told her yes, she was and the lady said Denise won a gift basket too. Double WOW!

We drove to Eula’s shop and picked up our gift baskets.

The baskets were both filled with goodies and gift cards.

 We received gift cards for array of different things such as free breakfast for two at Empresario Restaurant, Free dog grooming, Free large 1 topping pizza, $10.00 gift certificate at Mae’s Shoppe, $15.00 gift certificate at Sammie’s Hair Design, $10.00 gift certificate to Hen House Gifts, $10.00 gift certificate at Goliad Pharmacy & Gifts, $10.00 gift Certificate to Blue Quail Deli, 25% off floral arrangement.

WOW! We feel like we have won the lottery.

Happy Mother's Day to Us!!!!!