The Bellville merchants sponsor two events each year. "Spring Bells are Ringing" is celebrated the first Saturday in May, and "Autumn Bells are Ringing" is celebrated on the first Saturday in November. The spring event features artisans demonstrating their craft, in or adjacent to the various stores on the Square. The fall event features sidewalk sales, a pumpkin pie baking contest, a citywide garage sale, special entertainment, and more.
The first weekend in September is set aside for the Annual Bellville Swap Meet. Antique cars and car parts are in abundanceas are the crowds of folks that enthusiastically browse the booths in search of a needed component for a vehicle they are restoring.
The Austin County Fair Parade is held on the second Thursday in October, the official opening day of the celebrated Fair. The first Fair was held in 1927. The event has grown in popularity and notoriety, due to the big name Nashville stars that have appeared in the entertainment line-up.
Bellville is home to two large antique shows each year. Since 1980 the Bellville Historical Society has hosted their Country Antiques Festival on the fourth weekend of October. The third weekend of March is the weekend of the Bellville Antiques Show. Each event is unique in its own way; both draw more than 80 dealers from all over the U.S. and thousands of antique enthusiasts from all over Texas.
In addition to various events celebrated annually, the Bellville Chamber of Commerce sponsors a monthly Market Day on the Square, which is held the first Saturday of each month.
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