Go to the circus, eat pancakes for PTSD: 7 things to do in Conroe and Montgomery this weekend, Jan. 26-28

The Montgomery County Fair Association features a night of tribute performances to music legends Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Shania Twain and Priscilla Presley.

The Montgomery County Fair Association features a night of tribute performances to music legends Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Shania Twain and Priscilla Presley.

From a tribute show to live music in downtown Conroe, there are plenty of things to do this weekend. Here are 7 things to do in Conroe and Montgomery this weekend, Jan. 26-28:


1. Kroger Marketplace grand opening
Jan. 26
Kroger Marketplace debuts in 336 Marketplace on Friday as the first tenant to open in the retail center. 336 Marketplace is located in Johnson Development Corp.’s master-planned community, Grand Central Park. The store offers natural and organic foods, a pharmacy, a fuel center, Murray’s Cheese Shop and a Starbucks. 9 a.m.-noon (celebration). Free. Kroger Marketplace, 341 S. Loop 336, Conroe.





2. Eat pancakes to help fight PTSD
Jan. 27
Pacific Hard House has partnered with the Conroe Professional Firefighters Association to host a pancake breakfast and book signing on Saturday morning to benefit the association's post-traumatic stress disorder programs. One breakfast ticket allows patrons to be served pancakes and sausage. 9-11 a.m. $10. Pacific Yard House, 101 Metcalf St., Conroe. 936-703-5447. www.facebook.com/events/290917418098840/





3. Elvis and The Legends Show
Jan. 27
The Montgomery County Fair Association presents a star-studded show featuring tribute performances of music legends Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Shania Twain and Priscilla Presley. The evening benefits the MCFA Scholarship Program and includes dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions. 5:30 p.m. $50-$300. Montgomery County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building, 9201 Airport Road, Conroe. 936-760-3631. www.mcfa.org





4. Reptile expo returns to Conroe
Jan. 27-28
The largest reptile expo in the Greater Houston area returns to the Lone Star Convention and Expo Center. The two-day event features an array of venomous reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Supplies for pet owners can be purchased from vendors, and visitors can participate in educational games and win prizes. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Jan. 27), 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Jan. 28). $10 (adult single-day admission), $5 (single-day admission for children 5 to 12 years old), free (children age 4 and younger). The Lone Star Convention and Expo Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. www.herpshow.net





5. Great Benjamins Circus is in town
Jan. 27-28
The Great Benjamins Circus comes to Conroe for a two-day event. Included in the 90-minute circus are performances by clowns, acrobats and daredevils. Family passes and seating in the ringside box are also available for purchase. 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Jan. 27), 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Jan. 28). $18 (adult online), $26 (adult gate), $12 (children online), $18 (children gate). Lone Star Convention and Expo Center (festival area), 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. www.facebook.com/greatbenjaminscircus/





6. Enjoy live music this weekend
The Corner Pub
302 N. Main St., Conroe
936-788-2390
www.thecornerpubinconroe.com

Jan. 26 | Patric Johnston | 9 p.m.
Jan. 27 | Charlie and The Regrets | 9 p.m.






Pacific Yard House
101 Metcalf St., Conroe
936-703-5447
www.pacificyardhouse.com

Jan. 26 | Aaron Copeland | 9 p.m.
Jan. 27 | Carson McHone | 8:30 p.m.






The Red Brick Tavern
119 Simonton St., Conroe
936-539-2000
www.theredbricktavern.com

Jan. 26 | RAE Acoustic with Kelly and Christian | 9:30 p.m.
Jan. 27 | Little Outfit | 9:30 p.m.
Jan. 28 | Jim Sloan Trio | 11:30 a.m.





7. Check out a live theater production 
Owen Theatre
225 Metcalf St., Conroe
936-539-4090
www.owentheatre.com

Jan. 26-27 | “Steel Magnolias” | 8 p.m.


By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.



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