Come and Take It is celebrated during the first full weekend of October in Gonzales, Texas. It celebrates the Battle of Gonzales, the first military engagement of the Texas Revolution. It was fought near Gonzales, Texas on October 2, 1835 between rebellious Texian settlers and a detachment of Mexican army troops. “Come and take it” was a slogan commonly used during this time.
Although the skirmish had little military significance, it marked a clear break between the colonists and the Mexican government and is considered to have been the start of the Texas Revolution. News of the skirmish spread throughout the United States, where it was often referred to as the “Lexington of Texas”. (Wikipedia)