FEBruary 1, 2020



In 2013 Bourbon and Bowties began with a small, but delightful, group of folks who wanted to focus on funding a local children's discovery center. Cole and Kendall Tomberlain, Ronnie and Morgan Strong, Josh and Kayla Hudson, Matt and Sharon Wright, and Richard and Heather Rhea all knew Longview would be where they would raise their future children. Although these young couples didn’t have financial means to fund LongviewWOW’s brick and mortar, they envisioned a fundraiser that could bring this dream to reality. Three years later, Longview World of Wonders opened its brick-and-mortar location and children from the East Texas area arrived to imagine, create and explore.

Bourbon & Bowties quickly took root and kicks off the social season in Longview, Texas on the first weekend of February every year. It is consistently a sell-out event and is known for dining, dancing and an interactive bourbon trail with distillers on hand to tell the story of each pour.

Longview WOW is a 501(c)3 non-profit that relies on the generosity of the community and volunteers.

TABLE PURCHASE available beginning October 1, 2019.

INDIVIDUAL TICKET PURCHASE available beginning November 1, 2019.