AlleyFest Festival 2013

AlleyFest Festival 2013

AlleyFest Hours and Admission Prices

Friday, May 10, 2013: 6:30 pm – 12 am – Friday – $10.00

Saturday, May 11, 2013: 10 am – 12 am – Saturday – $5.00 until 5pm, $10.00 after 5pm

Sunday, May 12, 2013: 11 am – 3 pm – Sunday – $5.00

Children 12 & Under FREE ALL WEEKEND

Did you snap a great photo at AlleyFest 2013 in Downtown Longview, Texas? Share your picture in the AlleyFest Photo Contest!

YOUR ASSIGNMENT

Attend AlleyFest in Downtown Longview May 10 – 12, 2013. While there, take some great photos of Alley Run, Alley Art, Music Fest, Kids Fest, and the Car Show. You can submit as many as 10 photos by the submission end date on Monday, May 13, 2013. Then you and everyone else can vote for your favorite entries, and from those we’ll pick a winner! Photos may submitted on AlleyFest’s Facebook page, via Instagram or Twitter with #AlleyFest2013 or via email at AlleyFestPhoto@gmail.com.

THE PRIZE

There is no monetary prize, but the winning photo may be featured in publications such as the City of Longiew 2014 Annual Calendar.

To Submit an entry and to View other entries go to the AlleyFest Facebook page HERE

 

Main Street Arts Fest will be a once in a lifetime event

Main Street Arts Fest 2013

The largest and highest rated arts festival in the Southwest.

The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival is an annual event that showcases a nationally recognized fine art and fine craft juried art fair, live concerts, performance artists and street performers on the streets of downtown Fort Worth, stretching nine blocks on Main Street from the Tarrant County Courthouse to the Fort Worth Convention Center.

Our Mission

The mission of MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival is to produce a free, high-quality, annual arts festival that promotes the diversity, vibrancy and life of Downtown Fort Worth; to promote the qualities of Downtown to regional and national audience; and to contribute to the overall quality of life for Downtown Fort Worth residents.

via Main Streest :: About the Festival.

Kerrville Folk Festival 2013

Kerrville Folk Festival 2013 

The Kerrville Music Festivals are family oriented events which are held each year on the Quiet Valley Ranch, just 9 miles south of the resort town of Kerrville in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Our two annual festivals are the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Kerrville Wine & Music Festival.

Founded by Rod Kennedy, the Kerrville Folk Festival has run annually since 1972. It is the longest continuously running music festival of its kind in North America. For 18 straight days and nights each May and June, over 30,000 guests come from all over the world to experience the magic of what we simply call “Kerrville”. The Festival is known internationally as a Mecca for singer songwriters of varying musical style. It’s a place where those just developing their skills have the opportunity to play their music along- side master craftsmen.

Over 1500 outstanding singer-songwriters have been presented on the Festival’s stages since the beginning. More than just a “folk music” festival, Kerrville offers music of many styles including traditional folk, bluegrass, acoustic rock, blues, country, jazz, and Americana. The common thread is songwriting. The focus of the festivals is to promote emerging artists while giving our audience exposure to both new and recognized, seasoned talent. Major label artists such as Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Michelle Shocked, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Robert Earl Keen, Lucinda Williams, and Nancy Griffith played Kerrville early in their careers. Through the years, the Kerrville stage has seen other nationally known artists like Peter Paul & Mary, Judy Collins, Janis Ian and Arlo Guthrie, while others such as singer/songwriter/actor Ronny Cox play on our stages any given year.

While many folks come out just to see the evening main stage shows, the heart and soul of the festival is in the campgrounds. This is where you can truly experience and appreciate the abundance of talent we are blessed to have in our midst each year. Impromptu jam sessions can pop up at any time around a campfire or anywhere there are people willing to listen. A 24-hour a day treat for musicians and music enthusiasts alike.

In addition to the live music there are also special concerts and activities for children, songwriting schools, music business seminars, hill country bike rides, canoe trips on the Guadalupe River, Sunday Folk Song Services, and our annual New Folk Competition and concerts for emerging songwriters. There is something for everyone who enjoys music, camping, the outdoors, and making new friends.

 

Kerrville folk fest

So whether you come out for a day, weekend or for the entire Festival, you’ll find that the music, the ambiance, and the spiritual optimism combine to make this America’s most beloved and respected songwriters gathering.

The Kerrville Wine & Music Festival, or “Little Folk” as some call it, has a similar musical format to that of the Kerrville Folk Festival, but the focus is also on Texas Wines. Held each year over Labor Day weekend this annual 3-day event, combines camping, music, and the best wines Texas winemakers have to offer. In addition to afternoon and evening concerts, there are Saturday and Sunday wine seminars which pair food morsels with the vintners choice of wine.

Come on out and enjoy the magic of one of the Kerrville Music Festivals. You’ll be glad you did and you will want to come back every year.

 

Czhilispiel festival 2013 Flatonia Texas

Czhilispiel festival 2013 Flatonia Texas

Based in the Czech settlement of Flatonia, Czhilispiel has been held annually for over 30 years, drawing some of the best chili and bbq cook-off teams from across the state.

About Czhilispiel festival:

Always held the fourth full weekend of October, Czhilispiel is one of Texas’ premier chili cook-offs. Czhilispiel always features a top shelf entertainment lineup as well. Other activities during the three-day Czhilispiel Festival include a BBQ cookoff, washer tournament, jalapeno eating contest, mechanical bull, 5K run and more.

 

National Polka Festival 2014 Ennis Texas

National Polka Festival 2014 Ennis Texas

The National Polka Festival in Ennis, Texas invites everyone to come help celebrate forty-seven wonderful years of Czech heritage festivities Friday through Sunday, May 24-26, 2013. Held annually on Memorial Day Weekend, the National Polka Festival offers an abundance of activities to be enjoyed by the entire family in a small city atmosphere.

The festival kicks off with an opening dance Friday at 7:00 pm,featuring polka music and the King and Queen Dance Contest, where participants and non-participants are encouraged to wear traditional Czech kroj (costumes). At 10:00 on Saturday morning, floats, bands, and colorful costumes will kick-off the downtown festivities. The parade traditionally includes

something for visitors of all ages. Enjoy the music of our polka bands riding on decorated floats or the sounds of our award winning Ennis High School Marching Band. The Shriners make their annual appearance, as well as celebrities, public officials, motorcycles, horseback riders, clowns, kids, and seniors! This giant parade twists through historic downtown Ennis and is sure to please.

You will experience our traditions, religious customs, dancing, tastes, sights, sounds, and “a little bit of the Czech Lands” throughout historic downtown and at our three spacious air conditioned halls (KJT, KC and Sokol Halls). Enjoy a weekend of polka dancing, Czech foods, and 14 sensational LIVE polka bands including Grammy Award winning Brave Combo.