Georgetown Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Annual Red Poppy Festival!


Pat Green headlines Texas Annual Red Poppy festival

(GEORGETOWN, Texas) The “Red Poppy Capital Of Texas,” Georgetown, Texas, will celebrate its 20thAnnual Red Poppy Festival April 26 – 28, in honor of red poppy season it is 1 of the handful of areas in the United States exactly where red poppies develop naturally. Georgetown hosts a no cost, 3-day festival to honor the history and beauty of its poppy season. The weekend incorporates parades, a auto show, reside music, cooking contest, art, meals and loved ones-friendly activities which includes the Kid’s Enjoyable Zone with a bounce property, obstacle course, toddler playground and a lot more. Nation musician and a Lone Star favored, Pat Green, will headline the festival as it marks its 20th anniversary. Added concerts will take spot Friday and Sunday nights.

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Story of Okra and his poppies at the Williamson Museum.

The town’s deep-rooted history with the poppies started when Henry Purl Compton (aka “Okra”), a soldier in the American Expeditionary Forces through WWI, sent poppy seeds from Europe back dwelling to his mother in Georgetown, Texas. His mother planted the seeds at her dwelling positioned at 507 East 7th St. and with some assist from the birds, bees, and individuals of Georgetown, the seeds immediately spread beyond her dwelling all more than town. In 1990, Georgetown was certified by the Texas Legislature as the “Red Poppy Capital of Texas.” The town embraces the 20th anniversary celebrating the vivid blooming, with 3 days of reside music and festivities, no cost and open to the public.

WHAT:      20th Annual Red Poppy Festival Admission is no cost

WHEN:   Friday, April 26th, 6pm

  • Kickoff concert with Dysfunkshun Junkshun, meals court and artisans

Saturday, April 27th, 10am – 7pm

  • “Paint the Georgetown Red” Parade (Everybody is encouraged to put on red!)
  • Car or truck Show
  • Red Poppy Taste Awards
  • Pat Green Concert

Sunday, April 28th, 11am – 5pm

*Additional scheduling information on festival web site

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Exactly where: In and arounddowntown Georgetown, along the historic town square. Directions out there on festival web site from Austin and Waco/Dallas/Fort Worth.

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