Agricultural Historical Museum
For over 125 years, farmers and ranchers have been the backbone of the community. This museum, a tribute to that history, was created. Located behind the Chamber of Commerce offices on LeBlanc Street, the museum houses authentic antique tractors, farming equipment, photos and the airplane that planted the first aerially-seeded rice crop in Texas. In addition, the Winnie Sante Fe Depot, which was established in 1905, has been relocated alongside the Agricultural Hisotrical Museum. The Agricultural Historical Museum is open for tours by appointment. (409) 296-2231
And for birders, High Island, 18 miles to the south of Winnie, is one of the top bird view areas of the United States as migratory birds stop on the island during their winter travels. People from all over the world visit the area to view the birds who travel thousands of miles each year.
Juanita Hargraves Memorial Branch924 Highway 124, Winnie
Christmas in the Park
Christmas in the Park brings a holiday celebration to the Winnie-Stowell Community Park. The festivities include a lighted parade and stage events for all ages.
Classic Golf Tournament
The Winnie Area Chamber of Commerce has a golf tournament each year. Be sure to look for information on signing up to join in for a day of golfing at the Chambers County Golf Course.
Fourth of July Celebration
The community and Winnie Area Chamber of Commerce come together to bring a fireworks celebration in the Winnie-Stowell Community Park during July 4th each year. Families and friends line the streets of Winnie and the park to watch a spectacular show.
Hunting, Fishing and Wildlife
For those who taste runs to more nautrual diversions, the Winnie area offers excellent hunting and fishing opportunities. Guides are available for the enormous number of sportsmen who flock to the area each hunting season. The Gulf of Mexico is located only 18 miles south of Winnie, where travelers can enjoy saltwater fishing and fun in the sun on the beach. If you enjoy viewing wildlife in their natural habitat, the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge is only a short drive away… and alligators are a part of the scenery in this area.
Larry’s Old Time Trade Days and Antique Mall is the largest flea market in Southeast Texas. The flea market can accommodate over 500 vendors. This is a well rounded flea market with Antiques and collectibles. Arts and Crafts, home decor items, outdoor decorator yard art, useable items, plants, boutique items, including clothing, jewelry, purses and lots of other surprises. They have 24 food booth spaces with a large variety of food and plenty of parking. Most vendor lots do have electric and water available to them. There are two large air conditioned and heated bathrooms with showers available for vendors. There is an RV park available for both customers and vendors. There are shops as well as pavilions and outdoor spaces. The average monthly attendance is about 15,000 customers. They are open the weekend after the First Monday of every month. Hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8am until 5pm.
Safari Run in Winnie-Stowell Park
Safari Run is a great place for children to play. The community game together with a group of architects to build a wooden park complete with slides, swings and other structures. The park is located on the northwest side of Winnie Stowell Community Park.
Vine 2 Wine Winery & Vineyard
Vine 2 Wine is Winnie’s first winery! Come have a glass of wine or two in their state of the art tasting room and patio where you can enjoy samples of all of our limited production wines. The patio will offer you a chance to enjoy a bottle or glass with friends and family while watching a spectacular Texas sunset.
The Texas Rice Festival celebrates everything to do with rice and good times! For over 48 years, people have gathered for this event by the thousands to celebrate the rice harvest. Agriculture is the major part of the economy, and rice farms are plentiful. As field after field of rice bows to the harvesting machines each fall, locals and tourist alike crowd the Winnie-Stowell Park to enjoy the week long celebration. The annual event is held the first weekend in October and features non-stop live entertainment, carnival, parades, livestock shows, open horse show, BBQ cookoff, antique car show, rice cooking contest, rice education, pageants, and of course, lots of great food! The Texas Rice Festival provides a country fair atmosphere with entertainment for all ages.
Winnie Antique Trail
A number of antique shops and resale businesses dot Broadway and Highway 124. Some 50 dealers proudly display their wares, with proposals of additional shops in the near future. Come spend the day antiquing in Winnie.