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.
Monthly Pinball Tournament 2:15 pm
Blackland Prairie Days 10:00 am
Blackland Prairie Days
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
It’s back! Join us on May 7 in Historic Downtown Taylor for the Blackland Prairie Days Festival. This FREE event honors the rich cultural heritage of Taylor, where local goods and friendly people are in[...]
Texas Beer Company’s 6th Anniversary 11:00 am
Texas Beer Company’s 6th Anniversary
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Join us for our TBC’s 6th Anniversary Party on Saturday, May 7th! It’s the same day as Taylor’s annual Blackland Prairie Days Festival, and all of Main Street will be blocked for a giant beer[...]
Kevin Taylor 8:00 pm
May 7 @ 8:00 pm
Kevin Taylor is a singer/songwriter based in Austin, Texas. From blues, pop, rock, and country influences Kevin writes songs that are honest and thoughtful.
Spooky Juke 9:30 pm
Taylor Second Saturday 10:00 am
Taylor Second Saturday
May 14 @ 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[...]
Stupid Drama, Freebleeder and Nuthin Special 8:00 pm
Taylor Third Thursday
Taylor Third Thursday
May 19 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
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Live Comedy every Thursday 7 PM-9:30 PM. No cover.
Music on Main May 19 Concert 7:00 pm
G21 Car Show 9:00 am
G21 Car Show
May 22 @ 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[...]
Luau Party 3:00 pm
Jeremy Nail and William Harries Graham 8:30 pm