Hotels & Points of Interest

Lavaca County Weekender — Local Suggested Places of Interest:

Lavaca County Art Trail









Hallettsville (county seat)

Hallettsville is known for BIG events:

State Championship Domino Tourney 4th Sun in January

State Championship 42 Domino Tournament 1st Sat in March

Fiddler’s Frolics 4th Weekend in April

Kolache Festival Last Sat in sept

Festival of Lights Last Sat in Nove

Christkindmarkt Every Saturday Starting after Thanksgiving

Book your hotel room now for these big events and plan to visit the  Lavaca County Art Trail:

Hallet Oak Gallery Open Friday and Saturday’s 9 to 5

Lavaca County Museum Open Friday

Yoakum Historical Museum

Shiner Museum

Quilt Museum


Home to a City of Champions:

Sacred Heart Cathlic School, Congratulation to NFL Player Cole Wick, who graduated from Sacred Heart in 2012! The first NFL, Cole is a tight end for the Detroit Lions. He encourages kids to believe in themselves and to always stay humble.

Congratulations to Hallettsville ISD for receiving the highest rating from the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST)!

Congratulations to 4-H for having six teams particpate in the outny 4 H Food Challenge competition.  Gayle Bludau, Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Agent and 4-H Coordinator said, “The 4 H members are taught strong communication techniques and teamwork.”

Discover Lavaca County:

Arts and Cultural Bucket List for Lavaca County:

Hallettsville Art/Museum/Public Art:

250 year old tree sculpture: Hallet Oak Tree, Garden Center at the Hallettsville City Park. Carved by Famed James Phillips.

Hallet Oak Gallery, Live music, Gallery, Tours, Lectures, see schedule and like on face book

Saturday Morning Emporium: 9 AM – Noon Bring your friends to meet the artists and join in the camaraderie with the artists and other visitors over coffee and pastries…a great place for your out of town guests to find an inexpensive souvenir of Hallettsville.

Saturday Afternoon: Spotlight on the Arts: 2 – 5 PM Showcasing a new artist each month with exhibits and receptions featuring individual artists, musicians or local favorites. Wine tastings and sampling of foods of Czech, German and Polish heritage.

On-going happenings in downtown Hallettsville! In the music hall, enjoy Music Night at the HOG featuring original songwriters of Bluegrass, Country, Folk and Rock every 2nd Monday of the month, 7-9 PM. Stay informed with the monthly Saturday Lunch & Learns, 12-1 PM. Learn at your leisure by attending workshops, classes, evening lectures, and movies about the arts.


Gallery Sweet Shop: Gourmet Coffee, Homemade Local Breads and Sweets, Collectibles

Items for Sale: Most art on display, vintage jewelry donated by Friends of the Gallery, antique cowhide wagon chairs. Wine and cheese at receptions.

Lavaca County Museum, 1205 N. Texana, Hallettsville, TX 77964. Special tours by appointment, and lectures, booksignings, see Open Tuesday through Friday 10 to 4, 1st and 3rd Sa. 9 to 12.

Police Station Air Brush Painting Hwy 77.

Larry Charles Friends of Hallettsville Downtown Revitalzation Artworks Shell Station Hwy 77 and Hwy 90

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1648 FM 340, Hallettsville, TX 77964Live music on certain weekends, check schedule.

Morton’s and Diane’s Diner, 1603 N. Texana St., Hallettsville, TX 779964 – gains national recognition for Best Original Design, not to be missed. Black and White photography.  Diane’s Diner Hours 7 AM – 9 PM. Morton’s 5 AM to 10 PM.

Friench Simpson Memorial Library, 705 E 4th St. Hallettsville, TX 77964, books for sale, entertainment for children, and archive of historical books and art displays. See schedule for special holiday events:

Shiner: Shiner Brewery tours, Shiner Museum, Quilt Museum.

Yoakum, TX:

Yoakum Heritage Museum, 312 Simpson St., Yoakum, TX, 77995 – Hours: Sunday’s 1-4, Tuesday’s 1-4, Thursday’s 1-4, Friday’s 10-4
No admission charge but donations are welcomed.check schedule for new displays and special receptions.  Like on facebook:

El Vaquero Restaurant on the Square 114 N La Grange St Open  11 AM – 10 PM(361) 798-4555

Kountry Bakery 802 E. 4th St. Open M – S  5 AM – 8 PM

Novasad’s BBQ Sausage Market 105 S LaGrange Street Open W – F 8 AM – 2 PM 361-798-2770

Hallettsville’s One Stop 698 US HWY 77 N. Hamburgers served M – F 10 AM – 2 PM 361-798-3951



Diane’s Diner  1603 N. Texana Open 7 AM – 9 PM

Hodgepodge Fair Trade Market and Gathering CO 4 00 N. La Grange Street Open T – F  11 AM 2:30 PM 

MUST SEE: Hallet Oak Tree, City Park, Tree carving monument by Artist, James Phillips.

Kountry Bakery located off of Hwy 90
802 E. 4th St 361-798-4423
Hallettsville, TX 77964

Lavaca County Courthouse

Lavaca Historical Museum

Cole Theatre – Large seats, best Coke, best hotdogs, best prices, bring the whole family and all your friends!

Lavaca County Exposition Center

Novosad’s BBQ & Sausage Market located on the Square
105 S. La Grange St. 361-798-2770
Hallettsville, TX 77964

Wilbur Baber Memorial Complex
FM 957 and County Road 200
Hallettsville, Texas 77964

Diane’s Diner located in Morton’s Gas Station, Excellent Hamburgers & Quick Shopping for passing through town or for overnight stays!
1603 N. Texana St 361-798-4800
Hallettsville, TX 77964

Los Cabos Mexican Grill
101 Hwy 77 South
Hallettsville, TX 77964

Jalisco Mexican Restaurant 706 4th St 361-798-5999 Open 11 am to 10 pm

Places to Stay:

LODGING: Double J Guest House, 1147 US HWY 77N, Hallettsville, TX 361-798-0646

KC RV Park 361-798-2311  321 US Hwy 77 S. Hallettsville, TX 77964


Kloesel’s Steak House & Bar Excellent Steaks and Lunch Specials!
101 E. Moore Ave.
Moulton, TX 77975
Phone: 361-596-7323

Ole Moulton Bank
101 N. Main Street
Moulton, TX 77975
Phone: 361-596-7499

Pavla’s Tavern
114 S. Main Street
Moulton, TX 77975
Phone: 361-596-4449

111 N. Main Street
Moulton, TX 77975
Phone: 361-596-7755


Werner’s Steakhouse 361-594-3603 Wedding Catering is fantastic!

Beer & Wine, Cheese/Fruit Trays- 361-594-2337

Beer and music- 361-594-4200
Howard’s is located off Hwy 90A on the northwest side of town and is open from 6:30 am to 10:00 pm daily. Give them a call at 361-594-4200.

The Spoetzl Brewery
Brewery tours are available Monday thru Friday at 11:00am and 1:30pm (and more during the summer). Gift Shop hours are Monday thru Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday, 11:00am to 3:00pm. See Shiner Beer website for more information and to confirm hours.

The Gaslight Theatre
Today, the Gaslight Theatre is known for its outstanding amateur productions held three times a year. Call the Box Office at 1-361-594-2079 for reservations and information about upcoming performances. Their address is 207 E 7th Street in downtown Shiner.

Wolters Memorial Museum
The Wolters Museum is located at 306 S. Avenue I and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm and every second and fourth Sunday, from 2:00 to 5:00pm.

Sweet Home


Yoakum Heritage Museum
312 Simpson St.
Yoakum, TX 77995
Phone #: (361) 293-7022
Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.




Double D Ranchwear Design Room
120 W. Grand Ave.
Yoakum, TX 77995
361-293-9239 wear and home furnishings store.

San Bucerro Vineyards & Winery
500 Dagg
Yoakum, TX 77995

Speaks (unincorporated)


Lolita, TX

Lavaca Bluffs Vineyard & Winery, 172 Private Road, 4261, Lolita, TX 77971, 361-874-4663


Check out: TEXASINDEPENDENCEWINETRAIL.COM and like on Facebook



List of museums in South Texas:

National Register of Historic Places listings in Lavaca County, Texas: ps://,_Texas

Major highways in Lavaca County, Texas

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US 90.svg U.S. Highway 90 Alternate
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Adjacent counties

Come and Enjoy the Wines of beautiful South Central Texas!

Fayette County (north) Excellent Art Galleries, B & B’s, and Shopping:
The Garden Market Place and Cafe, Excellent
Ina’s Kitchen
The Shop Downtown, Coffee Shop 621 N. Main St. Schulenburg, 979-743-4505 Open 8:00 am – 3:00 am Great Atmosphere






Rohan Meadery, 6002 FM2981, La Grange, TX 979-249-249-5652



Majek Vineyard & Winergy, 12508 FM 957, Schulenburg, TX 78956, 210-413-8912,


Rosermary’s Vineyard, 1101 Sedan Rd., Weimar, TX 78962, 979-743-1211,

Whistling Duck Vineyards & Winery, 1213 CR 273, Weimar, TX 78962, 512-913-4813,



Colorado County (northeast)
Jackson County (southeast)
Victoria County (south)
DeWitt County (southwest)
Gonzales County (northwest)

The following school public school districts are located in Lavaca County.

Hallettsville Independent School District
Moulton Independent School District
Shiner Independent School District
Sweet Home Independent School District
Vysehrad Independent School District
Yoakum Independent School District

Lavaca County website
Lavaca County from the Handbook of Texas Online

Staying in Hallettsville? See County Chambers, KC Hall and Hallet Oak Gallery calendar of Events.
Nightlife: Sammy’s Night Club – Good company and live music! Visit the wine trails.
Events: Arena, Hodgepodge Fair Trade Market and Gathering Co., Hallet Oak Gallery,
Attractions: Hallet Oak Gallery, City Park Tree Sculpture and Walk Trail
Shopping: Hwy 77 stores, Moravia Plant shop, Kurt’s Carpet, Hallet Oak Gallery
Recreation: City park golfing, tennis, picnics,
Museums: Lavaca County Museum
Entertainment: Hallet Oak Gallery, Hodgepodge Fair Trade Market and Gathering Co., Sammy’s
Sports: Baseball and Football fields
Restaurants: Mexican Food on the Square, BBQ on the Square, Hodgepodge Fair Trade Market and Gathering Co., Jalisco’s, Diane’s Hamburgers, See more selections above.
Must See: Shiner Brewery in Shiner. City Park Sculpture, Lavaca County Courthouse and Kahn & Stanzel historic building across the street.
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