Besides the friendly people, here's some of the things that attract people to Bellville, whether for a day, or a lifetime.
We have many area attractions that just might astound you. From historic structures to the not-so-old, plenty of interesting things to see & do.
One of the most impressive area attractions is Newman's Castle, open for personal tours into the past. Visit Newman's Castle website and get ready to step back in time.
Historic Buildings & Homes
We've been here awhile, so of course you’ll find historic buildings & homes all around town to see, many of which are in use by various shops and businesses.
See our History page for more.
You can even take a selfie with Stephen F. Austin himself right here in Bellville.
We've got places to kick back and listen to live music including Smokey's Ice House and The Kenney Store with music during the week. And of course we entertain larger annual events with music such as the Pickin' and Grinnin' Music Festival, Frueling Saengerfest and the Austin County Fair.
We have many area events that draw locals and neighbors throughout the year. Besides the First Saturday Market Day and Farmers Market, we also host the Austin County Fair, Classic Car Stampede, Texas Select Custom Cutlery Event, Fruehling Saengerfest, Pickin' N' Grinnin' Music Festival and Small Town Christmas. And just down the road, the Antiques Weekend is held twice each year in Round Top. See our Calendar Page for a complete list and details.
German Music, Singing Festival and Bar-B-Que Chicken & Sausage Dinner. Fourth Sunday in April.
Market Day on the first Saturdays from 9am–4pm around the historic courthouse square. A great assortment of booths! Visit our Market Day page for more info.
On 1st Saturdays of most months we have a downtown Farmers Market along with Market Day...more details on our Farmers Market page.
Austin County Fair
And our annual Austin County Fair and parade is held each fall. Visit the Austin County Fair website for all the details.
Looking to stay overnight? You'll find a variety of area lodging options from the quaint to the trendy, to even somewhat dramatic places to stay overnight. From working cattle ranches to cozy bnbs, we can find a comfortable place just for you. Download our lodging sheet to the right or check out lodging options at the Bellville Chamber website.
Our historic downtown square is surrounded by unique Boutique & Antiques shops to satisfy any shopper’s curiosity. And you'll find more shops scattered around town. Of course, being Texas...you'll find plenty of western motif you might need as well.
If you're hungry, we've got you covered. From good Texas cooking and even old-fashioned candies to a Texas chef's culinary masterpieces that are borderline works of art, we have many places to eat that'll sure to satisfy. Download our Bellville Chamber Membership Directory or the merchants map below for listings of eating establishments and much more.
Among several major city parks is Clark Park, our largest at 28+ acres. Beautifully wooded, rolling hills with baseball & soccer fields, basketball pavilion, playscape, waterscape, amphitheater, RV spaces, walking trails and more.
The Bellville Golf and Recreation Club is a semi-private nine-hole course open year round to the public. It includes gentle rolling hills and fairways lined with a variety of trees including oak, pine and sycamore. The course features two small lakes that come into play on three holes. It's a quiet and serene get-away from the city. BellvilleGolf.com