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 one of the few locations in the United States where red poppies grow naturally. Georgetown hosts a free, three-day festival to honor the history and beauty of its poppy season. The weekend includes parades, a car show, live music, cooking contest, art, food and family-friendly activities including the Kid’s Fun Zone with a bounce house, obstacle course, toddler playground and more. Country musician and a Lone Star favorite, Pat Green, will headline the festival as it marks its 20th anniversary. Additional concerts will take place Friday and Sunday nights.
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The town’s deep-rooted history with the poppies began when Henry Purl Compton (aka “Okra”), a soldier in the American Expeditionary Forces during WWI, sent poppy seeds from Europe back home to his mother in Georgetown, Texas. His mother planted the seeds at her home located at 507 East 7th St. and with some help from the birds, bees, and people of Georgetown, the seeds quickly spread beyond her home all over 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 three days of live music and festivities, free and open to the public.
WHAT: 20th Annual Red Poppy Festival; Admission is free
WHEN: Friday, April 26th, 6pm
- Kickoff concert with Dysfunkshun Junkshun, food court and artisans
Saturday, April 27th, 10am – 7pm
- “Paint the Georgetown Red” Parade (Everyone is encouraged to wear red!)
- Car Show
- Red Poppy Taste Awards
- Pat Green Concert
Sunday, April 28th, 11am – 5pm
- Georgetown Showcase
*More scheduling details on festival website
WHERE: In and arounddowntown Georgetown, along the historic town square. Directions available on festival website from Austin and Waco/Dallas/Fort Worth.
Learn all about the Poppy Festival at