Following the spectacular springtime gift of the bluebonnets, Georgetown’s famous red poppies are coming ablaze, just in time for the 16th Annual Red Poppy Festival. Said to be a gift from a young US doughboy who sent home poppy seeds from Flanders’ Fields during World War I, the 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.
From Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26, The Georgetown Red Poppy Festival celebrates their arrival. All over town it’s a celebration of family and friends, music, food, and fun! The memories of concerts, arts and crafts, singing and dancing, dining and wining last all year long. 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!
- Friday Night Concert at 7:00 PM featuring Dysfunkshun Junkshun
- Saturday Night Concert featuring Two Tons of Steel at 7:30 PM and John Michael Montgomery at 9:30 PM
- Sunday Afternoon Concert featuring Kirk Baxley at 3:00 PM
11TH ANNUAL RED POPPY RIDE — Saturday, April 25th at 8:00 AM
Bike rides of up to 100 miles
THE CLASSIC CAR SHOW — Saturday, April 25th at 11:00 AM; Prizes awarded at 3:00 PM
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 FESIVAL? 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,