Taylor Made Texas.
Taylor is the quintessential small Texas town. We’ve got stunning sunsets, fields of cotton, the best barbecue in the world and plenty of horseback-riding cowboys—but we’re also so much more than that. Since 2009, more than 20 companies have expanded or relocated to Taylor because of our small-business-friendly attitude.
Taylor is at the start of something big—which shouldn’t come as a surprise, right?
That’s just how we operate here in Texas. We have the diverse culture, the natural beauty and the opportunity every city seeks. When you visit us, you’re not just visiting another small Texas town—you’re visiting a city that is something truly special. You’re visiting Taylor Made Texas.
Top 10 Things to Do
Shopping in Historic Downtown
Peruse our historic 9-block downtown district where locally owned antique shops, artisan boutiques, and restaurants line the streets.
Stop by one or all of our world-famous BBQ restaurants for a real taste of Texas BBQ!
Taylor boasts an impressive parks system with world-class amenities. Stroll through any one of our 5 parks with or enjoy our interconnected hike and bike trails.
By 1878 the town had 1,000 residents and thirty-two businesses, twenty-nine of which were destroyed by fire in 1879. Recovery was rapid, however, and more substantial buildings were constructed. In 1882 the Taylor, Bastrop and Houston Railway reached the community, and machine shops and a roundhouse serviced both rail lines. In 1882 the town was incorporated with a mayor-council form of city government, and in 1883 a public school system replaced a number of private schools.
By 1890 Taylor had two banks and the first savings and loan institution in Texas. An electric company, a cotton compress, and several newspapers were among the new enterprises. A water line from the San Gabriel River; a 100-man volunteer fire department; imported and local entertainment; and an annual fair; made noteworthy news items by 1900.
Respect The Breed Dog Show 9:00 am
Respect The Breed Dog Show @ Williamson County Expo Center -- Expo Hall North/Expo Hall South
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Don’t miss the Respect The Breed Dog Show at the Williamson County Expo Center! This dog show aims to emphasize the positive aspects of this breed and demonstrate the best features of American Bullies in[...]
Heart of Texas APBT Club Dog Show
Heart of Texas APBT Club Dog Show @ Williamson County Expo Center -- Warm Up Arena
Mar 10 all-day
Come see an official dog show like the UKC & AKC shows you see on TV, but for the American Pit Bull Terrier only. This huge event expects 200-300 spectators and dog presenters to come[...]
Taylor Second Saturday 10:00 am
Taylor Third Thursday
Taylor Third Thursday
Mar 15 all-day
In order to showcase the unique businesses in downtown Taylor, shops are open late (until 9 p.m.) on the third Thursday of every month! Door prizes, music and food make this exciting event something to[...]
Art Night 6:30 pm
Go Fast Races
Family Night – Crafts 6:30 pm
G21 Car Show 9:00 am
G21 Car Show @ Bealls
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Downtown Taylor is home to a variety of happenings through the month! In addition to 3rd Thursday, 2nd Saturday and numerous festivals, the town also welcomes the G21 Car Show on every 4th Sunday of[...]
Special Olympics Texas Central Texas Equestrian Competition 9:00 am
Special Olympics Texas Central Texas Equestrian Competition @ Williamson County Expo Center
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Come support some awesome equestrians as they compete in drill team, four-person team relay, working trails, western equitation, western riding, showmanship, English equitation, barrel racing, and dressage. Riders will be competing to qualify for the[...]