Texas Pecos Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Cultural Heritage

Sandra Reed holding historic images of ancestors
Sandra Reed, Bastrop


Ask a visitor what they love best about Texas and you'll usually get one answer above all others-"The food!" Where else can you consume pork tamales, a bowl of three-alarm chili (no beans!), bratwurst and sauerkraut, baby-back ribs, kielbasa, dim sum, gravlax, pemmican, crayfish ŽtouffŽe, and pecan pie all in one day? The smorgasbord of cuisine available in Texas reflects a much grander design of diversity-our own!

As Texans, our pride of place is eclipsed only by pride of an ancestry hailing from all points on the compass-Mexico, South America, Eastern and Western Europe, the Caribbean, Asia and Africa, and Native America. And while Texans across the state may represent a generous distinction of cultures, we all seem to share at least one common denominator-the love of good food. We also like to party. Maybe that's why our calendar is filled with cultural heritage festivals like Oktoberfest, Cinco de Mayo, the Highland Games, Texas Folklife Festival, Charro Days, and the National Polka Festival. Celebrating what divides us also unites us. But enough about heritage. Let's eat!

Upcoming Events

  • Vintage Hat Happenings Exhibit

    July 1, 2018 - 9:00am to February 28, 2019 - 3:00pm

    Crockett County Museum
    404 11th St.
    Ozona  Texas  76943
    United States

    The Crockett County Museum Board of Directors and staff would like to invite you to visit our exhibit - Vintage Hat Happenings! Opening in early February, the exhibit will run through the middle of October. This is one you won’t want to miss!

  • Ozona's 4th of July Celebrations

    July 4, 2018 - 2:00pm to 10:00pm

    Ozona's Historic Town Square
    Ave. E & 11th St.
    Ozona  Texas  76943
    United States

    Activities begin at 2:00 p.m. in Ozona’s Historic Town Square. Food booths, games, entertainment and more will keep you busy until the Patriotic Parade which begins at 8:00 p.m. There will be a fireworks display at the baseball fields after...