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.

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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.

Barbeque

Stop by one or all of our world-famous BBQ restaurants for a real taste of Texas BBQ!

Parks System

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.

Quick Facts

In 1876 the Texas Land Company auctioned lots in anticipation of the arrival of the International-Great Northern Railroad when Taylor was founded that year. The city was named after Edward Moses Taylor, a railroad official, under the name Taylorsville which officially became Taylor in 1892. Immigrants from Czechoslovakia and other Slavic states, as well as from Germany and Austria, helped establish the town. It soon became a busy shipping point for cattle, grain, and cotton.

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.

Taylor Independent School District turns out academic achievers – our championship Academic Decathlon team ranked 3rd in the U.S in 2016. TISD is a leader in best practices for Early College High School education and our students consistently exceed regional and state graduation rate averages. We’re also known for training a highly skilled local workforce through our technical career programs in welding, culinary arts, automotive, electrical, machining and plumbing.
Taylor’s population growth has increased an average of approximately 128 new residents per year and its current population is 17,450 residents.
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Comedy Thursdays 7:00 pm
Comedy Thursdays
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Live Comedy every Thursday 7 PM-9:30 PM. No cover.
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Monthly Pinball Tournament 2:15 pm
Monthly Pinball Tournament
Sep 4 @ 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[...]
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Comedy Thursdays 7:00 pm
Comedy Thursdays
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Live Comedy every Thursday 7 PM-9:30 PM. No cover.
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Taylor Second Saturday 10:00 am
Taylor Second Saturday
Sep 10 @ 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[...]
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9/11 Memorial Ceremony 7:00 pm
9/11 Memorial Ceremony
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
9/11 Memorial Ceremony @ Heritage Square
The Taylor Fire Department brings the community together every year to honor those who lost their lives in the attacks of 2001. Join us for a parade of emergency personnel and vehicles.
Patriot Day March & Program 7:00 pm
Patriot Day March & Program
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm
Patriot Day March & Program @ Heritage Square Park
The City of Taylor Fire Department and the Taylor Professional Firefighter Association cordially invite you to participate in an Emergency Responders, Military Personnel & Vehicle Memorial March through downtown Taylor. The Memorial March will begin[...]
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Taylor Third Thursday
Taylor Third Thursday
Sep 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[...]
Comedy Thursdays 7:00 pm
Comedy Thursdays
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Live Comedy every Thursday 7 PM-9:30 PM. No cover.
Music on Main 7:00 pm
Music on Main
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
September 15 Music on Main welcomes the undeniable rhythms of Money Chica to Heritage Square! Money Chicha is an Austin, Texas based group featuring members of the Grammy-award winning Latin orchestra Grupo Fantasma and its[...]
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KidFish 8:00 am
KidFish
Sep 17 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
KidFish @ Bull Branch Park
Join the Parks & Recreation Department for the 2022 KidFish at Bull Branch Park. Registration begins at 8 AM. Fishing will be from 9 AM to noon. Trophies for 1st and 2nd place for three[...]
Not Past 11 -18 Piece Big Band 8:30 pm
Not Past 11 -18 Piece Big Band
Sep 17 @ 8:30 pm
Not Past 11 is an 18-piece band from Georgetown, Texas. The band’s musical repertoire spans rock, contemporary jazz, swing, and other genres from the ’60s, ’70s, and later. In addition to bang-up instrumental charts, our[...]
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Acoustic Brunch-Noguess Family Band 12:00 pm
Acoustic Brunch-Noguess Family Band
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm
Old-fashioned family band with Chloe, age 7, playing drums, Jacques, age 13, playing lead guitar, Joy (Mom) on rhythm guitar, and Tanner (Dad) on bass guitar. An eclectic mix of folk rock, jazz, blues, and[...]
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Comedy Thursdays 7:00 pm
Comedy Thursdays
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Live Comedy every Thursday 7 PM-9:30 PM. No cover.
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Honey Made 8:30 pm
Honey Made
Sep 23 @ 8:30 pm
Austin’s Honey Made brings back memories of legends like James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, and Earth Wind and Fire with their modern take on slamming primal soul and focus on their R&B roots.[...]
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Hispanic Heritage Pop Up 9:00 am
Hispanic Heritage Pop Up
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hispanic Heritage Pop Up @ Vintique Mall
Vintique Mall is a proud Hispanic-owned business and are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by doing a pop-up market showcasing all Hispanic-owned businesses! The 10×10 spots are free and will fill up fast! Either DM Vintique[...]
OkTaylorfest 11:00 am
OkTaylorfest
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
OkTaylorfest @ Greenhouse Craft Food - Taylor
We are joining the celebration that Texas Beer Company started in downtown Taylor many years ago. German Food, costumes, music, and a chance to celebrate the area’s rich German and Czech history. There will be[...]
Gary Cain Band 8:30 pm
Gary Cain Band
Sep 24 @ 8:30 pm
Gary Cain is a Canadian-born guitarist, singer, and songwriter with one foot planted firmly in the blues, and the other foot planted in seemingly everything else. He’s been called “ridiculously talented” and a “jaw-dropper” by[...]
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G21 Car Show 9:00 am
G21 Car Show
Sep 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[...]
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Comedy Thursdays 7:00 pm
Comedy Thursdays
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Live Comedy every Thursday 7 PM-9:30 PM. No cover.
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