BRYAN, TX -- The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History will kick off its 13th annual Texas Heritage Festival: Boonville Days! tomorrow.

As part of the festival, runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to join in the 10th annual Buffalo Stampede Half Marathon and 5K Race at 7:30 am starting at the Brazos Center.

From 9 am - 4 pm learn about Brazos County’s pioneer history: visit with characters in period costume, enjoy cowboys, reenactors, musicians, dancers, artisans, and much more.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to observe demonstrations of frontier skills and trades including flint-knapping, spinning, weaving, wood carving, and blacksmithing. This is a family friendly event, so there will be free pony rides, train rides, and other activities for children.

The museum will be free to the public during the event.

Visitors can also savor cowboy lunches at the 8th annual Chuck Wagon Cook-Off. Wagon Teams in period dress compete for cash prizes Friday afternoon through Saturday. Lunch tickets for the Chuck Wagon Saturday noon meal will be pre-sold at the Museum for $10.