Have You Ever Heard of the Red Poppy Festival in Georgetown, Texas?

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Red Poppy seeds were sent home by “Okra”, a soldier in WW1, and his mother planted them.

Have you ever heard of the Red Poppy Festival in Georgetown, Texas? It’s time you did! Make your plans now for three days of family festivities!

(GEORGETOWN, Texas) Georgetown, Texas, the “Red Poppy Capital Of Texas,” will celebrate spring and its signature red poppies with the 19th Annual Red Poppy Festival April 27-29th, in and around The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas.

The town’s association with the red poppy started when Henry Purl Compton (aka “Okra”), who served in the American Expeditionary Forces, sent poppy seeds from Europe to his mother at the end of World War I.  She planted them at her home near the square and they were eventually spread throughout the area by birds, bees and people.

Have you ever heard of the Red Poppy Festival in Georgetown, Texas? It's time you did! Make your plans now for three days of family festivities!

The town is painted red!

Have you ever heard of the Red Poppy Festival in Georgetown, Texas? It's time you did! Make your plans now for three days of family festivities!

Parades!

In 1990, Georgetown was certified by the Texas Legislature as the “Red Poppy Capital of Texas.” Georgetown is one of the few places in the United States where red poppies grow naturally every year, and the town embraces their vivid blooming with three days of live music, a grand parade, classic car show, 5K run, contests, art, food and family fun.

WHAT:      19th Annual Red Poppy Festival; Admission is free

WHEN:     Friday, April 27th starting at 6 p.m. through Sunday, April 29th; check website closer to date for specific daily times and full listing of events

WHERE:   In and around Downtown Georgetown, along the historic town square. Directions available on festival website from Austin and Waco/Dallas/Fort Worth.

DON’T MISS IT!!!!!!!!!! I’ll see you there.

Have you ever heard of the Red Poppy Festival in Georgetown, Texas? It's time you did! Make your plans now for three days of family festivities! Have you ever heard of the Red Poppy Festival in Georgetown, Texas? It's time you did! Make your plans now for three days of family festivities!

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  1. We have red poppies in our yard and they are so lovely when they bloom. I’d love to see the blooming fields in Georgetown and I’m always up for a parade!

  2. Shannon says:

    I have not heard of this festival but it looks like a fun event!

  3. My first time hearing about the festival but it looks fun. They have a great logo. 😉 I’m not familiar with Georgetown at all.

  4. Tami says:

    Ooh and I love the color red. Poppies make a great foundation for a festival, and I love the story of a soldier sending home poppy seeds from Europe!
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  5. akiyash says:

    Thanks for writing such a good article, I stumbled onto your blog and read a few post. I like your style of writing

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