Home to King Cotton, Robstown was first named for Robert Driscoll, Jr., “Rob’s Town”. The town boasts the first cotton gin, the Brendle Gin, built in 1910 or 1911. Robstown also owns the Mrazek Plow, an invention enabling South Texas to become an agricultural center.
Great Food and Events
In Robstown, you can find a great variety of food. Robstown is only 30 minutes from Gulf of Mexico beaches, public golf courses, Lake Corpus Christi, the King Ranch and Corpus Christi International Airport. For the nature enthusiast, Robstown is just minutes away from the tranquillity of bird watching and nature trails. The Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds is our entertainment and public events venue and a state of the art facility. This facility is great for indoor events such as concerts, banquets, weddings, meetings and it also allows for a wide variety of outdoor events including carnivals, rodeos, festivals, and cook-offs.
The 78th year for the Nueces County Junior Livestock Show will kick off in January with a parade on January 12th. There will be activities for the entire week, ending with the Livestock Auction on January 19th.
The 34th Annual St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Fiesta Mexicana will take place March 2-3, 2013 at Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds. This event is filled with lots of food, games, and fun for the entire family.
October is Cottonfest month in Robstown. Join us for this annual festival on the weekend of October 12th and 13th this year at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds. This event is free to the public and full of entertainment for the whole family.
Call the Robstown Area Development Commission at 361.387.3933 or visit www.robstownadc.com