Join Big Bend Brewing
at our very own mercantile for a night under the brightest stars in Texas celebrating our 3rd Annual Valentine’s in Valentine bash.
Be the first to taste our seasonal brew—Pasión Peppermint Porter and enjoy live music by legends new and old with The Joe Ely Band, Mike & the Moonpies, Crooks and Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars.
Get your tickets today
and we’ll see you in Valentine, Texas!
Driving through Valentine, you might think it’s a ghost town.
The population is around 200, plaster crumbles off the old adobe buildings
and most storefronts look like they’ve been closed for decades.
But, like all things in West Texas, there is more to this small town than meets the eye.
That’s why our heart is in Valentine, Texas.
The Valentine Mercantile was originally established in 1907 as the Johnson Grocery building and once served as a bustling hub of the community. Valentine residents frequented the mercantile for daily needs such as banking, picking up groceries and even catching the train. When we found this gem, it had sat empty and in disrepair for many years.
Today, there is a fully renovated stage for live music, an old roping arena and horse stalls lining the property. We have a deep respect for the original adobe construction and have preserved many of the historic details—from the stucco walls to the wood floors and the hand-built shelving. The mercantile is rather rustic, but we like to call it our very own “work in progress.” We are excited to, once again, make this a vibrant hub of the community, at least one day a year.
Where is Valentine, TX?
Located on Hwy 90, between Van Horn and Marfa, Texas. Van Horn is 38 miles west of Valentine. Marfa is 35 miles east of Valentine. Alpine is 62 miles east of Valentine. Here’s a map of the area.
How much are tickets and where do I pick them up?
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. Credit cards accepted for entry fee. Children 11 and under are free. 12-20 years of age $10 and available at the gate (and not available for pre-sale). Please print your ticket or save to your smart phone to scan at the front gate. ID required at gate.
Will you mail my tickets once I purchase them online?
We will not send you your tickets in the mail. Once you have purchased your tickets, you have the option to print a paper ticket or save it to your smart phone. We will accept both forms at the entrance gate.
Are tickets refundable?
Tickets are not refundable.
Will you be providing a shuttle service to the party?
Yes, we will have shuttles running to and from Valentine and Alpine, Marfa Van Horn and Fort Davis. Refer to the schedule and pickup/drop off locations for more details. No alcohol is permitted on the shuttles.
Where do I park?
Even though we’re in the country, parking is rather limited in Valentine. The school, located 3 blocks north of the Mercantile, has two large lots. The Community Center, located 3 blocks west of the mercantile building, has a large parking lot. There is also a field to the east of the 2 water towers where you may park. Please follow all signs. We ask that you be respectful of the people who call Valentine home. If there are NO PARKING signs in front of homes, please respect their wishes. Refer to a map of the area for more details on parking lots.
Are there hotels, campgrounds or RV parks in Valentine?
There are no hotels, campgrounds, RV hook-ups, gas stations, restaurants or ATM machines in Valentine. Camping is not permitted on the ground of the mercantile.
What options are there for lodging around Valentine?
There are hotels, RV parks and camping options in the towns surrounding Valentine: Alpine, Fort Davis, Marfa and Van Horn. Keep in mind, these are all small towns, so it’s best to plan your lodging arrangements ahead of time.
May I reserve a table at the event?
There will be plenty of indoor and outdoor seating at the event. First come first serve!
Will you be selling merchandise at the party?
We’ll be selling limited-edition Valentine’s day t-shirts, sweatshirts, ceramic growlers, and event posters. You can also grab a Big Bend Brewing trucker hat, t-shirt, sweatshirt and koozies. We will be accepting credit cards and cash for merchandise.
What beer will be available and is it included in the cost of a ticket?
All five Big Bend Brewing beers will be available for purchase for $3/canned beer. Pasión Peppermint Porter will also be available for purchase for $15/bottle and $5/draft. The artist who designed the beer label, Tom Curry, will be available at the merchandise booth to sign your specialty beer bottle. Credit card service will be available for beer purchases.
Will there be food at the party?
There will be three local food trucks at the party: Fat Lyle’s, Food Shark, and Boyz to Men. Please bring cash, as there is no ATM service in Valentine.
Can I bring outside food to the party?
No outside food or drinks allowed anywhere on the mercantile property.
Can I bring my dog to the party?
Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the mercantile property or at the party.
Will there be restrooms at the party?
We will have plenty of port-o-potties, including a wheelchair/handicap accessible port-o-potty.