Thursday, March 7, 2013

Texas Festivals :: Spring 2013

Texans sure know how to celebrate Spring! I've shared some of my favorite festivals throughout the state. We will be attending a few of these this year and I hope your family enjoys them as much as we do!

If you go, take pictures and share them with me! I'd love to see what you thought made a festival unique or special.

March 15 - April 7, 2013 Tyler Azalea Trail
Tyler, Texas
  • The trail invites visitors to view over 8 miles of beautiful azaleas, dogwoods, wisteria, and tulips. With a full schedule of events to participate in including a historical home tour, arts and craft show, blues festival, and much more. Estimated attendees - 25,000
March 16 - April 31, 2013 Dogwood Trails Festival
Palestine, Texas
  • The year marks the 75th Anniversary of the festival which features Arts & Crafts, a Kids Zone, Live Entertainment and parade 10am theme: Peace, Love & Dogwoods. Gate charge $1, kids 12 & under free. Estimated attendees - 15,000

April 7 - April 21, 2013 WildflowerCelebration
Fredericksburg, Texas
  • The 13th annual celebrations will be held at Wildseed Farms where visitors can frolic in the Meadows or experience the butterfly gardens. Adults can enjoy the Biergarten. Estimated attendees - 15,000

April 18 - April 28, 2013 Fiesta San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
  • 100 events, 11 days, 1 Fiesta! Incredible to much to list! Estimated attendees - over 3 Million (you definitely want to have plans before going!)

April 26th - April 28th, 2013 Texas SandFest
Port Aransas, Texas
  • It has become the largest Master Sand Sculpting Competition in the US!!!! SandFest is spread over three days, with a solo and a duo master's contest and one day with over 200 amateur sculptors. Estimated attendees - 100,000 Free to Public. Cost: $3 per person, 12 and under free.

May 3rd - 5th, 2013 General Sam Houston Folk Festival
Huntsville, Texas
  • 25th annual life-skill demonstrations, authentic 19th-century dress, continuous entertainment, hands-on children’s activities. Estimated attendees - 10,000 Cost: $3 on Friday for everyone; $10 good for Saturday and Sunday; $5 for children 5 and under. 

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