The Events that Keep you Coming back for more! Cuero is not a ?sleepy little town? as churches sponsor festivals including meals, auctions, and games; arts and craft shows; tours of historical homes; museum exhibits; musicals, and plays. Each year, people flock to the area to enjoy the wildflowers and Turkeyfest. The community is unique and charming at the same time. It's the type of town you have to come to experience. So we invite you to come to Cuero, and stay to enjoy all the stories.
Christmas in Downtown Returns to Cuero It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Cuero is once again being transformed into a winter wonderland complete with Ice Skating, Carriage Rides, Texas Snow Dome, Carousel, and Christmas Train and much more. Christmas in Downtown, presented by Cuero Main Street, is bringing back last year’s crowd pleasers and some new exciting activities this year. The Main Street program is a department of the City of Cuero and focuses on the revitalization of downtown Cuero through marketing, promotions, events and historic preservation. The center of the downtown event will house a 32 foot Christmas Tree with a gold star that will be up for the entire holiday season for all to enjoy. The event’s ever popular artificial Ice Skating Rink is returning courtesy of sponsors HEB and the Victoria Television Group. More returning favorites include the carousel, sponsored by Pioneer Natural Resources and the Christmas Train, brought to you by Grace Episcopal Church. The Entertainment Stage will host Christmas Karaoke, a magician, and tons of local talent, thanks to James Teleco and Golden Crescent Communications. You can catch Santa and Mrs. Claus on Friday and Saturday evening, courtesy of Cuero Community Hospital. Everyone’s favorite, the horse drawn carriages will be back again in the evenings and will carry riders along Main Street. New this year, is a snow mountain slide that is sure to be fun for all. ConocoPhillips and GVEC will be bringing you the Texas Snow Dome, which will be filled with synthetic snow that looks and feels just like the real thing. McMahan Welding has sponsored the new Giant Rocking Horse, a 25ft tall horse that you and your family can climb up into for a one-of-a-kind photo. The Christmas Crafter’s Market will also be back with hand-made goodies and many of our downtown shops will be open late for holiday shopping. We’ll have some unique food trucks at this year’s festival. You’ll find funnel cakes and corn dogs at Ragley’s Concessions, Teriyaki chicken and shrimp fried rice at Chan’s Concessions, and lots of goodies at Say Grace Gourmet Chicken & Waffles and Karen’s SweetPea Cupcakery. Event dates and hours are Friday, December 9, 6PM-10PM and Saturday, December 10, 12PM-10PM. Christmas in Downtown is brought to you by City of Cuero staff, Cuero Main Street volunteers, and community sponsors. If you would like to help sponsor Christmas in Downtown or to volunteer, please contact the Cuero Main Street office at 361-485-8008 or by email at email@example.com . Keep up with Christmas in Downtown and all other Cuero Main Street events by following their Facebook page.
Christmas in Cuero began in 2000 with lighting of the Gazebo in the Cuero Municipal Park. It has grown to over 100 displays of Victorian, Western, 12-car train, Gingerbread House and other scenes. Highlights are the 17-piece Nativity on the Lake Island, the 85-foot Paddlewheel Boat, a Sea Serpent, the Peace on Earth Globe and the 30-foot U.S. flag. Santa and his reindeer fly over Lakeview Knoll while his elves are busy with gifts in other scenes. Watch Old Man Winter make snowflakes and Santa wish all a good night! Look for the new Christmas in the Park Arch at the entrance. The Twelve Days of Christmas are being added yearly. The drive through the Municipal Park is a self-guided tour with NUTCRACKERS showing the way. Donations are accepted at the end of the tour. A live Nativity scene sponsored by the First United Methodist Church will be part of the tour from Dec. 13th through Dec. 24th. Hot Chocolate Nights will be from 7:00-9:00 p.m. the first three Thursdays in December.
Each year, nature's beauty is in bloom down the lanes and by-ways of DeWitt County. Over 1,000 species of wildflowers are indigenous to the county. DeWitt County is known as the Wildflower Capital of Texas because of this fact. Color-coded route maps are available at the Chamber office, 124 E. Church Street, to give you the best views of flowers. Activities during the month in the a 5K run/walk and a cycling race through wildflower strewn areas, photography exhibits at the Cuero Heritage Museum, DeWitt County Historical Museum, and at the Cuero Public Library. For more information on events throughout the month, visit the Events Calendar link , or contact the Chamber office at 361-275-2112.
Cuero is a town filled with American stories of which the community gets together to celebrate. Festivities kick off at 10 a.m. in the City Park Pavilion. The celebration in Cuero is as traditional and old fashioned as they come, filled with watermelon seed spitting contests, cake walks, dunking booths, great barbeque, ice cream, face painting. Daytime activities are hosted by the Cuero Area Ministerial Alliance. Activities will conclude at 1 p.m. with a closing prayer. At 9 p.m. the City of Cuero will be sponsoring the annual July 4th Fireworks show. Enjoy your Independence Day Celebration in Cuero!
10 a.m. World Series of Cuero Main Event Registration 11:30 - Lunch served. Turkey fried turkey prepared by the Turkeyfest Board and The Cooking Depot. 1 p.m. - Texas Hold 'Em begins! You don't have to be an avid player to enjoy the event. Come out and enjoy fellowship, laughs, good food with great friends. All bets are on this Saturday, August 6 as the Cuero Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 8th Annual World Series of Cuero Fundraiser at The Venue on Church Street. The World Series of Cuero “Texas Hold ‘Em” registration begins at 10:00 a.m., with the event starting promptly at 1 p.m. Beverages and snacks will be served throughout the day. The top 8 participants in game will advance to the “winner’s table” receiving cash-value items for their placements. The first place winner will receive a sterling silver bracelet with the World Series of Cuero logo custom designed by Torin Bales along with cash-value prizes. The second place winner earning a hand engraved belt buckle with the event logo from Double J Saddlery along with other cash value prizes. Other awards presented during the event include a token trophy for the first person out and the person with the highest hand will receive a $500 prize. For more information, call the Chamber office at 275-2112.
The Cuero Turkeyfest is held annually the second weekend of October and features food, dances, a parade, entertainment for the whole family, and of course the final heat in the 'Great Gobbler Gallop' turkey race to see who gets the title of 'Turkey Capital of the World'.