The Fall GoF train is picking up speed and we all look forward to a great time in Katy, TX, Oct 17 to 19th. The theme is built around Katy’s long history as a railroad stop on the Missouri-Kansas-Texas railway. We will be enjoying the small-town atmosphere of local restaurants, old railroad sites, Antiques, beautiful country sides and an old-fashion town square.
Our festivities will kick off on Thursday night with a margarita reception at Los Cucos’ Mexican Café. The first margarita is complimentary. On Friday we will start the morning early with a drive into the country-side touring through the area’s ranchland and rice farms, returning to the Katy for lunch at Mo’s Irish Pub (we had to sneak a little of the UK into the weekend ). On Friday afternoon we will be headed out to visit the hemi-Hideout one of Texas’ best kept automotive secrets.
The HH is a 21,700 sq. Ft. ultimate man cave that is full of classic Dodge and Plymouth muscle cars, antique tractors, classic motorcycles, neon signs and other memorabilia, all restored to their original glory. The facility is surrounded by beautiful landscaping with pecan and weeping willow trees. The $10.00 donation will be given to a local charity and matched by the owner of the Hemi-Hideout. This is one you won’t want to miss.
Friday late afternoon/early evening we will be at the iconic No-Label Brewery a local craft brewery located in the historic Katy rice silos, situated along the tracks, where we will kick the tires and swap stories of our MG adventures. No Label will have food trucks available for those who just want to relax and enjoy the fall evening. There is plenty of space, but it wouldn’t hurt to bring a bag chair along as the tables can fill up quickly. For those of you who would like to head out to a restaurant, there are plenty of options.
On Saturday morning we will be holding the car show downtown Katy around the newly renovated town square. The show will be in conjunction with Katy Market Day, a monthly outdoor market with over 65 vendors, food trucks and live music. The vendors will be offering jewelry, original artwork, handmade goods, home décor, furniture, clothing and so much more. And if your passion is antiques (which it must be or why else own an old car), Katy is home to many fine antique shops. Lunch will be from Jason’s Deli. On Saturday morning, on our way to the show, you will have the opportunity to have your car photographed in front of the MKT Caboose.
Saturday night we will head to the Midway BBQ to celebrate the show’s award winners. Starting as a small shack in the 1990’s, Midway has grown to be one of the 314 most popular BBQ restaurants in the Houston Area, truly a local favorite. We will be hosting a social hour from 6 to 7 pm with dinner starting at 7pm, cash bar throughout the evening.
Hotel space at the Holiday Inn is going fast, if you haven’t made your reservation please do so soon. You can call the hotel at 281-712-2363. The room block is under “Texas MG Register.” You can also register online by clicking HERE. Make sure when registering online to use Group Code TMG. The rate is $85.00 per night for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.
If you haven’t yet, it is time to get onboard the MKT. Register for the event HERE