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
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.
Blackland Prairie Day 10:00 am
Blackland Prairie Day
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Come out to Taylor, TX and help us celebrate our rich cultural history with the annual Blackland Prairie Day! Enjoy live music and dance, food vendors, fun kids’ activities, antique tractor show and much[...]
Taylor Market Days Vintage 11:00 am
Taylor Market Days Vintage
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join us the 1st Saturday of every month at a historic high school where you can experience live music, drinking, dining, and shopping. With over 70 unique vendors selling vintage clothes, homewares, arts, crafts, jewelry,[...]
Monthly Pinball Tournament 2:15 pm
Monthly Pinball Tournament
May 7 @ 2:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Hangout Pinball Lounge on the 1st Sunday of every month for their monthly pinball tournament! There’s a $10 tournament entry fee and the top 4 winners win cash prizes (tournament entry collection). The qualifying[...]
Taylor Second Saturday 10:00 am
Taylor Second Saturday
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
In order to showcase the unique businesses in downtown Taylor, shops are open late (until 9 p.m.) on the second Saturday of every month! Door prizes, music and food make this exciting event something to[...]
Taylor Third Thursday
Taylor Third Thursday
May 18 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[...]
Taylor Market Days True Vintage Makers Edition 11:00 am
Taylor Market Days True Vintage Makers Edition
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join us on the 3rd Saturday of every month at a historic high school where you can experience live music, drinking, dining, and shopping. With over 50 unique artisans, upcyclers, and craftsmen selling true vintage[...]
G21 Car Show 9:00 am
G21 Car Show
May 28 @ 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[...]