Blanco Lavender Festival, June 7 – 9, 2013
In the language of flowers lavender represents devotion, and for three days in June the Lavender Capital of Texas celebrates its devotion to the popular perennial with a virtual bouquet of activities.
Fans of flowers can enjoy a potpourri of presentations, ranging from tours of area lavender farms to lavender-themed lectures at the Speakers’ Pavilion. Scheduled talks include: Beekeeping in the Texas Hill Country; All About LAvender-... [Read more of this post]
Texas Pirate Festival, Hillsboro, TX, June 1 – 2, 2013
Chart a course for the town of Hillsboro and let your imagination set sail at a weekend-long pirate-themed parrrrty that’s become a treasured addition to the summer festival season.
A siren’s song will beckon visitors toward the stage to enjoy entertainment by: The Bilge Pumps, Blue Moon Boucaniers, Pirates of the Pearl, Vixen- Queen of the 7 Seas, Seadog Slam, Without a Net, Ladies of the Salty Kiss, The French Court and... [Read more of this post]
Blue Bell/Bluegrass Classic Car Show and Festival, Llano, TX, May 24 – 26, 2013
The Texas Hill Country community of Llano invites visitors to a Memorial Day weekend festival that promises to be a sweet start to the summer season.
Please your palate with free helpings of Blue Bell ice cream.
Attendees can tap their feet in time to the sounds of traditional bluegrass tunes and inspirational gospel songs performed by: The Upham Family Band, Geoff Union, Piney Grove Ramblers, The Sieker Band, The Carper Family, AirCargo, Wires... [Read more of this post]
National Polka Festival, Ennis, TX, May 24 – 26, 2013
Tourism in Ennis not only blossoms each spring as sightseers stop in the Official Bluebonnet City of Texas to see clusters of the state flower, but also each Memorial Day weekend as visitors are invited to enjoy a celebration of the community’s Czech roots with a festival that will have toes tapping to tunes in 2/4 time.
Polka music is the heartbeat of Ennis’ annual happening, which is celebrating its 47th year in 2013 with 14 bands:
Czech... [Read more of this post]
Taste Addison, May 17 – 19, 2013
Foodies with a hunger for a culinary quest can sample creations at reduced rates from more than 60 Addison restaurants during a three-day festival that mixes all the right ingredients for family-oriented fun.
Along with epicurean entertainment, including wine tasting seminars and celebrity chef demonstrations by Tre Wilcox and Kent Rathburn in the Taste Showcase, attendees can also savor sounds that offer sustenance for the soul as Sister... [Read more of this post]