The Painted Churches of Schulenburg, 19th-century structures built by Czech and German settlers that look austere from the outside but boast brilliant-hued frescos and gold-framed icons inside, are far more famous in this region of Central Texas, but there are additional churches within Fayette County worth closer examination. The Schulenburg Chamber of Commerce offers guided tours of the painted churches around Schulenburg.
The Painted Churches are located in the communities of Dubina, High Hill, Praha, and Ammannsville. They appear unassuming as you approach them, but as you enter the front doors prepare to have your breath taken away by the incredible beauty found inside.
To book a tour of the Painted Churches or for more information, please call (979) 743-4514. The churches are all active and do conduct services on Saturdays and Sundays. You may tour the churches Monday-Saturday 9:00-4:00pm, but please be respectful of any events or services that you may encounter. In addition, the church at Praha requests that all visitors be out of the church by 3:00 on Saturdays.
The Round Top Antique Shows, held each Spring and Fall, is recognized as being one of the best antique shows in the nation.
Round Top Antiques Show dates are January 24 - 25, March 30 - April 4, and September 28 - October 3, though some of the 80-plus venues set dates earlier/later.
The twice-yearly event attracts an estimated 100,000 vendors and shoppers to event venues in Round Top, Warrenton, Carmine, Burton and Fayetteville, as well as neighboring communities. The venues in these communities are collectively referred to as the Round Top Antiques Show; Round Top’s Rifle Hall was the original site of the first show in 1968.
Some 65+ venues feature a wide variety of treasures, from international and American antiques, to vintage, repurposed, reclaimed and recycled items. Junk, architectural remnants, clothing, jewelry, artisanal foods and even new items are available. Many venues or fields will have all categories represented in their dealer offerings, with an estimated 2,500 dealers setting up — some who set up in multiple venues.
Das Meyer Haus is a great location to act as your base for going to all the venues in Fayette County.