New Member - First Time Attendee Meet and Greet

A special welcome for new NGFA members and/or those attending Convention for the first time. Meet NGFA staff, leadership, and fellow new attendees and kick off your very first Convention with a toast. This event immediately precedes the Welcome Reception.

Sunday March 8 | 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Invitation Only | Included in Attendee & Guest Registration Fees

Welcome Reception

Enjoy a rooftop view of downtown Austin, the glimmer of the pool, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres. Perfectly timed for you to grab a drink and a bite before heading out for the evening, don't miss this first chance to meet and greet your colleagues, clients, and friends.

Sunday March 8 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Included in Attendee & Guest Registration Fees

Guest Brunch & Cocktails

A breakfast taco brunch buffet and Bloody Mary bar await our registered guests on Monday morning. Come meet fellow guests and see old friends. Brunch is perfectly timed to provide a hearty start to your day before you head right out to golf in the National Grain and Feed Foundation Golf Tournament or attend the day's excursion.

Monday March 9 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Included in Guest Registration Fee

Brew Belly Happy Hour

Come in off the links or come together after sight-seeing, meeting, or whatever you choose to do on Monday afternoon. A rooftop bar serving local Austin brews and snacks is the best place to network with fellow attendees before your evening plans.

Monday March 9 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Included in Attendee & Guest Registration Fees

"The Woodhouse Saloon & Honky Tonk" Closing Party

Nothing says Austin more than pulling on your boots and circling on the sawdust to some great country music. So join us Tuesday night as we turn the Lone Star Ballroom into our own dancehall - The Woodhouse Saloon & Honky Tonk.

Friendly and inviting for regulars and newcomers alike, The Woodhouse offers cold beer, cocktails and good Texas cooking. Lounge areas, pool tables, full stage and a dance floor make The Woodhouse the place to be Tuesday when the sun goes down.

The party starts at 6:30 p.m. with a dinner buffets and drinks. Don’t sit down for too long though, because 3 Chord Rodeo will have you back on your feet. 3 Chord Rodeo is an Austin band with deep roots in vintage country music. The band members are all veterans of the Austin, Nashville and California music scenes and they perform regularly on the dance hall and club circuit of Central and South Texas. Listen!

Take a break from dancing and play a game of pool, admire the vintage guitars on display and get a custom screen-printed Woodhouse Saloon t-shirt – this is a one-time engagement so make your memories last.

The Woodhouse Saloon & Honky Tonk may close at 9:30 pm but Austin is always ready to party. Enjoy our proximity to the world famous 6th St. entertainment district and keep the night going as you say goodbye-for-now to your NGFA friends and colleagues.

Tuesday March 10 | 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. | Included in Attendee & Guest Registration Fees | Non-registered Guest Tickets Available