We’re celebrating 175 years of Williamson County, Texas and the City of Georgetown! Explore all of our upcoming events, contests, and more below.
River Ranch County Park Now Open
The new River Ranch County Park has opened! River Ranch is the newest park in Williamson County and has a host of family-friendly ammenities. Come see!
Historic Ghost Tour
Now in its 15th year! Come join Georgetown’s Original Ghost Tour for a one hour walk through the historic haunted places of downtown Georgetown. Tickets required.
Special Showing of Klan on Trial Documentary
Join the Williamson County Historical Commission and the Williamson Museum for a special showing of Chet Garner’s documentary Klan on Trial. The event will be held Wednesday, September 6, 6:30 p.m., at the Williamson County Historic Courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, Georgetown, Texas. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served courtesy of Johnson-Sandlin & Associates. Obtain your free tickets at the link below.
Visit one of these community events. You might even see our 175th Birthday Booth!
Sep. 29 – Oct. 15
You Can’t Do That, Dan Moody!
Come enjoy this historic play capturing an important part of Williamson County history. See the trial that was the nation’s first successful prosecution of the Ku Klux Klan, sending men to prison for acts of violence. The play will be held in the actual courtroom in which the trial was held in 1923. First premiered in 1998, this play has been seen by over 14,000 viewers.
Round Rock Arts Festival & Chalk Walk
Round Rock Arts Fest and Chalk Walk features hundreds of chalk artists, vendors, sponsors, local and regional musicians, performances, foods and drinks with a children’s area.
Hutto Old Tyme Days
Experience old school Hutto…and new! Celebrate Hutto heritage with artists, performances, live music, shopping opportunities, and more. Free to all.
Georgetown Autumn Art Stroll
Get ready to engage in interactive arts experiences at locations throughout the Downtown Georgetown Cultural District. Enjoy artist demonstrations, performances, live music, art shopping opportunities, and more. Look for the WilCo 175th Birthday booth and stop by to say hello. Free to all.
Brushy Creek Hairy Man Festival
Celebrate the 27th annual Hairy Man Festival, and a unique piece of WilCo history! Events include live music, food vendors, arts & craft booths, carnival games, Halloween-themed crafts, games for the kids, and so much more! Look for the WilCo 175th Birthday booth and stop by to say hello. Free to all.
Georgetown South Main Arts Festival
Be immersed in art with the Georgetown South Main Arts Festival. Enjoy fine arts, shop artist booths, food trucks, live music, children’s arts activities, and so much more. Stop by the WilCo 175th Birthday booth and say hello. Free to all.
Liberty Hill International Sculpture Festival
Experience the artistry and craft of live sculpting demos in a variety of mediums, including stone, wood, metal, glass, sand and ice. Participate in hands-on art activities, shop area vendors, listen to live music, and end the night with the Street Dance & Silent Disco!
Williamson County Fair and Rodeo
Join the fall fun at the annual Williamson County Fair and Rodeo. We’ll have special events and a photo exhibit of WilCo history. Stop by the WilCo 175th Birthday booth and say hello.
Georgetown Lighting of the Square
Kick-off the holiday season with Georgetown’s annual Lighting of the Square at 5:30 p.m. Come sing along with the Uptown Carolers and see the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas all lit up for the Holidays! Free to all.
Cedar Park Heritage Oak Lighting & Santa’s Wonderland
On this special night, join the Cedar community in lighting the Heritage Oak Tree with over 50,000 lights. This year will also celebrate the City’s 50th Anniversary. Free to all.
Taylor Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting
Celebrate the season with the City of Taylor! The City’s Main Street Program will host a Very Merry Holiday Parade and Celebration in Taylor on Saturday, December 3 beginning with a parade on Main Street at 7 p.m.
We’re celebrating our 175th birthday in many ways, including creating several contests to feature the wealth of talent in our WilCo community!
175th Birthday Essay Contest
Landon Nguyen Ho is the Essay Contest Grand Prize Winner! William Gosch, Elijah Huntsman, and Alexis Flora are also winners!
Congratulations to all of the students in grades 11 and 12 from all of the public, private, and home schools in Williamson County that participated in our 175th Birthday essay contest. Students addressed the theme, “What do you hope Williamson County will be like and look like in the next 175 years?” Winners will be announced soon.
175th Birthday Art Contest
Abraham Martinez, Yelyzaveta Savatieieva, and Nihara Epa Seneviratne are our Grand Prize winners! We also have more winners from individual precincts.
Congratulations to all of the students in grades 3-10 from all of the public, private, and home schools in Williamson County that participated in our 175th Birthday art contest. Students created artwork representing what Williamson County is to them as it celebrates its 175th birthday.
175th Birthday Mural Dedicated
Williamson County and the City of Georgetown officially dedicated the new Wilco 175th Birthday commemorative mural on April 20. International artist Yasaman Mehrsa designed the mural and members of the community helped her paint it. Come by and visit the new mural on the south wall of the Williamson County Tax Office at 904 S. Main Street in downtown Georgetown.
Congratulations to all of our Art Contest winners. Third-10th grade students from all public, private, and home schools in Williamson County were invited to participate in the birthday art contest. Students designed a poster celebrating the WilCo 175th birthday.