Katy Home and Garden Show, a plant conference and more: 5 things to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Sept. 6-8

Check out these events in the Greater Houston area this weekend, including the Greater Houston Plant Conference.

Check out these events in the Greater Houston area this weekend, including the Greater Houston Plant Conference.

Travel around the Greater Houston area this weekend to check out some of these events.



Sept. 6

Learn about plants
Plant lovers can check out the Greater Houston Plant Conference this Friday, when guests can learn about new Texas plant varieties and how to care for plants. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $35. Richard and Meg Weekley Community Center, 8440 Greenhouse Road, Cypress. 713-274-3161. www.eventbrite.com





Sept. 7

Attend the first pickle festival
Each vendor at the In A Pickle Festival—the first pickle festival in Texas—will have a pickle-related item. The festival also includes face painting, a bounce house, mechanical bull riding, a pickle eating contest, a pickle juice drinking contest, live music, vendors, food trucks, a silent auction and other activities. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. 512-796-8857. www.facebook.com/getyourselfinapickle






Sept. 7

Attend Brunch & Bubbly in Sugar Land
Enjoy samples from some of Sugar Land Town Square's most popular restaurants, browse local artisan booths, see an interactive dueling piano show, watch a live speed-painting exhibition and other events. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $10-$25. Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive, Sugar Land. 281-242-2000. www.sugarlandtownsquare.com





Sept. 7, 8

See exotic pets, reptiles in Conroe
Buy or browse thousands of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, feeders and supplies in the two-day HERPS Exotic Reptile and Pet Show. The Texas Venom Experience joins HERPS this year for an additional 5,000 square feet of educational space. The event also includes silent auctions, live rattlesnake demonstrations, concessions and other activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.). $5-$15. Lone Star Convention and Expo Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. 214-708-8305. www.herpshow.net 






Sept. 7, 8

Buy vintage home decor
The fall Home and Garden Show and Vintage Market take place this Sunday in Katy, where hundreds of home design and renovation experts will be in attendance to help guests with their home renovation needs. The Home and Garden Show also includes workshops in remodeling, home decor, garden, landscaping and do-it-yourself projects, while the Vintage Market features farmhouse furnishings, accessories and decor. Food trucks will also be available. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.). $7 (entry), free (children 12 years old and younger). Merrell Center, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy. 832-392-0165. www.fallkatyhomeandgardenshow.com


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