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.
CTHJA Summer Circuit Championship
CTHJA Summer Circuit Championship @ Williamson County Expo Center
Aug 8 – Aug 11 all-day
The Central Texas Hunter Jumper Association is dedicated to providing an optimal show circuit for the greater Austin and surrounding areas. The CTHJA Summer Circuit is a three-show series. This laid back event would be[...]
The Real Texas Gun Show
The Real Texas Gun Show @ Williamson County Expo Center
Aug 10 – Aug 11 all-day
The Real Texas Gun Show is proud to be a place where small mom and pop vendors share the floor with large dealers that buy, sell, and trade firearms at our shows. Our Vendors are[...]
Taylor Second Saturday 10:00 am
TexMex Fest 3:00 pm
TexMex Fest @ Williamson County Expo Center
Aug 17 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Showtimes 3:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. Ticket Outlets: Taylor Press (512) 352-8535 La Familia Enterprises (254) 773-1775 Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce (512) 352-6364 For more information, call La Familia Enterprises (254) 773-1775 The Williamson[...]
Central Texas Dressage Society Mini Show VII
Central Texas Dressage Society Mini Show VII @ Williamson County Expo Center
Aug 30 – Aug 31 all-day
Central Texas Dressage Society is a non-profit to promote and educate people about the equine sport of Dressage. Central Texas Dressage Society will be holding a mini(schooling) show for our member to practice and gain[...]
Couples’ Night Sip & Spin 6:30 pm