As the “dead” prepare to take over the Live Oak Peninsula and little ghouls and ghosts are released to wander the streets looking for goodies, it’s up to us as mummies, daddies and care-givers to ensure our candy-craving children are safe this Halloween.

As we at Rockport Properties prepare our pumpkins and fill our candy cauldrons for the inevitable visits from our local witches, warlocks and werewolves, we would like to remind everyone of a few quick tips to ensure that our little ones have a safe and howling good time this Halloween. Rockport Properties presents 4 things to consider for a safe but hair-raising Halloween.

Staying Visible

Rockport Trick-orTreatingOne of the most important things to consider each and every Halloween is visibility. Not only making sure…

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Started in 1975 by local resident Bill Christian, the Rockport-Fulton Seafair was created to bridge the gap during the fall months between the departure of the summer tourists and the influx of visitors and “Winter Texans” that flock to the Live Oak Peninsula to escape the cold climes of the northern states and Canada. The 2016 Rockport-Fulton Seafair takes place at the Rockport harbor festival grounds from October 6th all the way through to October 9th and promises to be another outstanding and exciting event.

This “celebration of the sea” provides an abundance of food, activities and entertainment for the entire family over the course of 4 action packed days and is sure to become a yearly family tradition, if it hasn’t already. Attracting over 20,000…

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2016 HummerBird Celebration Rockport TexasThe 28th annual HummerBird Celebration takes flight again in Rockport and Fulton this September 15th to the 18th, 2016 and promises to deliver an experience not soon forgotten by those that love the feisty feathered flier – the hummingbird. Not only does the festival attract thousands of Ruby-throated hummingbirds during their yearly migration, but also attracts over 5,000 human visitors to the Rockport and Fulton area who want to witness first hand this marvelous display of nature.

Started in the late 1980s by a group of wildlife experts and volunteers, the festival celebrates the fall migration of the Ruby-throated hummingbirds as they pass through the Live Oak Peninsula on the way to their wintering destinations in Mexico and South America. In order…

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Rockport Festival of Wine and Food 2016

As one of this year’s proud Fleet Admiral Underwriters, Rockport Properties is pleased to be a part of the 2016 Rockport Festival of Wine and Food taking place this 2016 Memorial Day weekend on the grounds of the Texas Maritime Museum at 1202 Navigation Circle in Rockport, Texas. Established in 1997 as a way to raise operational funds for the museum, this popular festival is now celebrating its 20th year and is expected to attract well over 2,500 visitors from over 26 states to sample some of the finest wines available.

Featuring over 100 varieties of wines, beer booths, shopping vendors and live music, the Rockport Festival of Wine and Food provides plenty of opportunity to sample a large selection of world class wines and partake in some…

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Friday, May 13th to Saturday, May 14th 2016

The annual Jim Ehman Memorial Babes on the Bay fishing tournament kicks off this weekend with promises of fun in the sun and angelic anglers vying for cash prizes and bragging rights. This popular women’s only tournament attracts more than 1,200 anglers each year to the largest, one day, unrestricted tournament in the United States. Now celebrating its 17th year, this annual Rockport event provides a fantastic festival in some of the best fishing waters along the Gulf Coast.

Babes on the Bay 2016`This year as with every year, the tournament launches on Friday night with a Team Captains meeting at the fairgrounds where food vendors, a beer tent and entertainment will be available. Visitors are encouraged to walk around and take…

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Each year around the beginning of March, the Fulton Volunteer Fire Department kicks off festival season with one of the most anticipated and popular, events of the season, the Fulton Oysterfest. This year marks the 37th year of this famous festival that raises funds for the VFD and runs from March 3 to March 6, 2016. Fun for the entire family, the Fulton Oysterfest is the perfect event to shake off the winter blues in the Coastal Bend region and enjoy some of the fantastic seafood found in our local waters.

History of the Festival

Fulton OysterfestFor the past 36 years, the town of Fulton and the Fulton Volunteer Fire Department have hosted this annual event that celebrates the delicious bi-valve with a weekend of activities, events, contests and thousands upon…

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Get Ready for Lamar's 2016 LaMardi Gras!

Held annually at the Lamar Volunteer Fire Department station just outside of Rockport, Texas, LaMardi Gras is the Live Oak Peninsula’s very own Mardi Gras celebration – Coastal Bend style! This year’s festivities and fundraising takes place Friday, February 12th and Saturday, February 13th at the new Lamar VFD, 302 Bois D'Arc.

The Lamar Volunteer Fire Department

Invest in Your HealthEstablished in the 1960s, the Lamar Volunteer Fire Department services the Lamar and Holiday Beach communities as well as assisting the Fulton and Rockport Fire Departments across the Copano Causeway as needed. Completely made up of volunteers, the Lamar VFD is often the first on scene for any fire, medical emergency, car accident or natural…

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New Years 2016 Rockport Texas

As we wind down to the end of 2015 and prepare to turn the calendar over to 2016, now is the time we all tend to make those New Year’s resolutions that most of us, in all honesty, won't live up to. Here are a few achievable, and easy, changes we can all make to ensure 2016 is a successful and healthy year full of promise and prosperity. Here are four of our favorite New Year’s Resolutions that we’d love to pass on to you.

Invest in your health

Feeling like you may have overindulged just a bit too much over the holiday season? Welcome to the club. Take the time in the new year to work on a new, fit and healthy you. Take a close look at your eating habits over the last year and see what changes could be made to benefit your health. It’s time to…

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It’s no secret that Rockport and the surrounding region has some fantastic fishing spots and a wide open ocean from which we can take a bounty of fresh seafood to serve on our tables at home. But what do you do when you just have that craving for the freshest of seafood and can’t be bothered to cook for yourself or you family? You take in one of the many fantastic Rockport restaurants that offer a seafood menu and dive right in! Here’s a quick glance at some of our favorite Rockport seafood restaurants.

Latitude 28° 02’

Combining a high-end seafood restaurant with an upscale art gallery, Latitude 28° 02’ offers a diners the unique opportunity to sample some of the finest seafood dishes in the area while surrounded by the works of local and regional…

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Rockport's HummerBird CelebrationLiving along the Central Flyway bird migration route has its perks, and those perks are pretty evident in the fall months; especially for those that love our little feathered friend the hummingbird. Every year sees the incredible fall migration of a multitude of birds including shorebirds and raptors, but the main attraction has to be the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Thousands of the buzzing and energetic fliers flock to the Rockport and Fulton coastline on their yearly migration from their northern summer homes to their winter getaways in southern climes and they love to call in to our fantastic city for a pit stop on their journey… and why not? Who doesn’t love Rockport and Fulton?

Rockport and Fulton will celebrate the 27th anniversary of the…

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