Popular history reports that a young soldier sent home poppy seeds from Flanders’ Fields during World War I. Soon, Red Poppies grew wild and became a Georgetown and Central Texas tradition. Today, citizens of Georgetown, especially residents of Historic Old Town, have cultivated these wonderful Red Poppy flowers in locations across town.
This year, The Georgetown Red Poppy Festival celebrates their arrival from Friday, April 25 to Sunday, April 27. Come out and enjoy family and friends, music, food, and fun! It’s a weekend of memories that lasts all year with concerts, arts and crafts, singing and dancing, dining and wining. Here are some of the events and a link to the whole weekend schedule:
THE RED POPPY ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL — Saturday at 10:00 AM and Sunday at 11:00 AM
The festival is known to have some of the finest arts and crafts anywhere in the nation from premier artisans. Prepare to fall in love with some unique art that you will surely want to take home!
- Saturday Night Concert featuring Curtis Grimes at 7:30 PM and The Bellamy Brothers at 9:30 PM
- Sunday Afternoon Concert featuring Brandon Rhyder at 3:00 PM
10TH ANNUAL RED POPPY RIDE — Saturday at 8 AM
Bike rides of up to 100 miles
THE CLASSIC CAR SHOW — Saturday at 11:00 AM
The Red Poppy Kids Area is open 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday and 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday.
CAN’T MAKE THE FESTIVAL? TAKE THE RED POPPY TOUR!
See the wonderful Red Poppy flowers in locations across town, especially in Georgetown’s Historic Old Town! Plan a tour this spring! Click here for a printable Red Poppy Map.
While you’re visiting the festival, don’t hesitate to contact me for information about the Georgetown Texas Retirement Lifestyle opportunities. Find out more about Georgetown, its attractions, its residents and its home ownership opportunities at http://www.GeorgetownTXRetirementLifestyle.com.If you are interested in making Georgetown, TX your hometown, contact me, Virginia Lazenby.
Until next time,