Everyone knows about the Texas bluebonnets, but what about the red poppies in Georgetown, TX? Though you may not think you are ready to settle down and find a home builder, Georgetown’s small-town charm just might make you want to stay. The Red Poppy Festival is certainly a charming enough event to draw in some new residents. Poppies… poppies will make them stay! And don’t say we didn’t warn you!
This year, the Red Poppy Festival will take place the weekend of April 28 and 29. More than a celebration of those gorgeous red blossoms that blanket the fields, the festival is a Georgetown tradition, and a great time to enjoy some music, food, and fun with your family and friends.
- The festival will feature tons of free live music and performances. From musical acts (like Cory Morrow, Johnny Lee, and Groove Night), to dance companies, to elementary school choirs, there is sure to be something to delight everyone in the crowd.
- What’s a festival without yummy food? Corn dogs, funnel cakes, BBQ, and gyros are only a few of the items you will find at the Red Poppy Festival. Are you hungry yet?
- The festival also hosts a car show. Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Classics, and ‘Vettes from yester-year to this year, turn Georgetown’s Austin Avenue into a show room from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm on Saturday!
- The Kids’ Village is a great, safe place for children to have a fun time! Packed with activities and entertainment, and running from 10am – 5pm Saturday and 11am – 5pm Sunday, the Safe Place Kids’ Village is also free of charge!
- There will even be dancing in the streets! A street dance will be held during the Saturday night concert.
- The Poppy Festival features some of the finest handmade arts and crafts to be found anywhere in the nation, from premier artisans. With a variety of price points, there are plenty of opportunities to take home some Poppy Festival art.
- The 8th Annual Red Poppy Ride is a spring bike ride, through scenic countryside, for a good cause. The ride stars at 8am, with no riders leaving after 9, and the course closes at 4pm. With routes ranging from fourteen to one hundred miles, the Red Poppy Ride benefits the SERTOMA scholarship program for Georgetown ISD, the Williamson County Child Advocacy Center, and the City of Georgetown Bicycle Patrol Unit.
- One of the highlights of the festival is the parade. Featuring high school marching bands, color guards, community organizations, and much more — and everyone will be wearing red!
Did you know that Georgetown, Texas is the “Red Poppy Capital of Texas”? The poppy has been an important part of the Georgetown landscape, ever since a young soldier sent some seeds back home during World War II. Seeing all those lovely red blooms across the landscape would be reason enough to visit, but the festival weekend offers much more than that.
If you decide you want to stay and make your home in Georgetown, Texas, Clark Wilson Builder has you covered! A leading home builder with over thirty-five years of experience, Clark Wilson is committed to building high-quality homes for highly-satisfied customers. Visit the website to learn more, or join the online community on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Pinterest.