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.
“Sky’s the Limit” Fly A Kite Day 9:00 am
“Sky’s the Limit” Fly A Kite Day @ Taylor Regional Park & Sports Complex
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for Taylor’s “Sky’s the Limit” Fly A Kite Day! Register at 9:00 a.m. at the Taylor Regional Park and Sports Complex for a day of kite flying, food, prizes and fun. Judging starts[...]
Taylor Second Saturday 10:00 am
Taylor Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and Job Fair
Taylor Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and Job Fair @ Williamson County Expo Center
Sep 16 all-day
Games, prizes, information, food and fun are waiting for you 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the East WilCo Business Expo! Grab the kids, a can of food for the food pantry[...]
Scarecrow Trail and Sidewalk Sale 10:00 am
Scarecrow Trail and Sidewalk Sale @ Historic Downtown Taylor
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Shop through historic Downtown Taylor where local shops will display vintage finds, collectibles, boutique fashion, home decor and treasures for all.
Taylor Chamber of Commerce Business Expo & Job Fair 10:00 am
Taylor Chamber of Commerce Business Expo & Job Fair @ Williamson County Expo Center
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Presented by the Taylor Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, this event include booths, information and exhibits from an array of nearby business entities.
Taylor Third Thursday
Taylor Third Thursday
Sep 21 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
G21 Car Show 9:00 am
Family Night – Crafts 6:30 pm