Sunset on Lake Grapevine
The Southern Region is excited to welcome you to this historical Texas city of Grapevine in July 10-14, 2022.
Grapevine has lots to offer in showcasing Southern Charm & Hospitality.
Grapevine’s story began in 1843 when General Sam Houston and representatives of the Republic of Texas met with members of 10 American Indian nations. They joined to negotiate a treaty of peace and friendship at Grape Vine Springs, also known as Tah-Wah-Karro Creek. It resulted in a document, the Treaty of Birds Fort (because they met at nearby Birds Fort), which opened the area to homesteaders. Within a year, the first settlers started arriving, rolling in on covered wagons, on the Grape Vine Prairie. The wild mustang grapes that were abundant there gave the area its name, Grapevine. Grapevine is the oldest settlement in Tarrant County, originating under the Lone Star flag of the Republic of Texas in 1844, a year before Texas was annexed by the United States of America.
Today, the city has grown into a thriving center of culture and commerce, anchored by the Grapevine hospitality industry. Venues such as the buildings along Historic Main Street, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, Nash Farm, the Settlement to City Museums and more combine to remind locals and visitors alike about the history and heritage of this amazing city.
When it comes to things to see and do in Grapevine, the list is Texas-sized. There’s shopping, dining, wineries, museums, nightlife, sports, spas, and outdoor adventures.
Just like Blue Goose, Grapevine’s history is made up of a melting pot of individuals who come together enjoying immense fellowship with each other. And like our Blue Goose folks, the local folks are committed to maintaining and keeping the history of this great city and sharing it with the visitors that stream to its doorstep.
The 115th Grand Nest Convention of The Honorable Order of Blue Goose International looks forward in continuing to bring friends, members, their families, and our guests together from all over the United States & Canada. Few organizations can lay claim to this mission and track record.