Swift Fest 2013 festival in Jonestown Texas September

Swift Fest 2013 festival will be held September 7 in Jonestown Texas featuring live music and games and activities for all ages.  Swift Fest is a celebration of the chimney swifts (swifts) of Jonestown TX, migratory birds that make the City their home during their migration. the festival is centered on the birds’ evening return to their cistern home located in downtown Jonestown, which is a tornado-like site fascinating to see.   Live music, nature themed vendors, food and adult beverages, and entertainment for children of all ages make this festival fun for everyone.

Dates of Swift Fest 2013 festival:

  • Saturday, September 7, 2013
  • Expected festival attendance: 1,000


Swift Fest 2013 festival information

Swift Fest 2013 will be held Saturday, September 7, 2013, from 3 to 10pm in downtown Jonestown, about 30 minutes northwest of Austin.  The free festival is a community celebration centered on protecting and promoting Chimney Swifts, a migratory bird that the city is fortunate to have stopover every year during the birds’ migration.

This year’s Swift Fest will feature a musical lineup that includes the Paul Glasse Trio, Drew Womack, Sarah Pierce Band and Bottom Dollar String Band, a mix of Jazz, Bluegrass and Americana.


Environmentally-themed art and commercial vendors will be on site, as will nature games and activities for families.  The majority of the festival is set up under the shade of old oak trees with food and beverages (including adult) available.  The festival culminates with a walk to a nearby cistern to watch the swifts make their return for the evening, a tornado-like site fascinating to see.   Saturday, September 7 is part of Swift Night Out, a continent-wide swift count to raise awareness about the birds.  Guess the number of swifts that drop into the cistern that evening and win a prize.


Swift Fest 2013 festival address:

Swift Fest 2013 festival
18649 FM 1431
Jonestown Texas 78645 


The City of Jonestown festival is located northwest of Austin, Texas, nine miles west of intersection US183 and FM 1431.


Why you can’t miss the Swift Fest 2013 festival:

Swift Fest will feature live music, nature-themed vendors, games and activities for children of all ages and families, ‘Count the Swifts’ contest, presentation on sustainability


Type of festival: Nature festival


Contact number for information :  

  • info@swiftfest.org
  • 512-339-9432 


Website:  www.swiftfest.org



Family Carnival and Fireworks celebration in Haltom City Texas

Family 4th Carnival and Fireworks 2013 celebration in Haltom City Texas
Date: July 4, 2013
4th Carnival and Fireworks in Haltom City Location:

Family 4th Carnival and Fireworks 2013 celebration
6108 Broadway
Haltom City, Texas 76117

Events or activities to expect at the Family 4th Carnival and Fireworks 2013

  • Carnival Rides
  • Community Stage with Entertainment
  • Community/Vendor Booths
  • Carnival Food Booths
  • Fireworks

Type of festival: 4th of July Festival
Description of festival:

Bring the family out to enjoy our country’s most patriotic holiday at Northeast Tarrant County’s best Fireworks Celebration! The fun starts early this year with carnival rides at 4pm, entertainment for the whole family starting at 5pm with carnival rides, food & drinks, food trucks, community entertainment and more. Come early, get a great parking spot, enjoy the family entertainment, then delight in the dazzling and patriotic pyrotechnics at approximately 9:25pm.

Parking is available and the fireworks can be viewed from the parking lots of The Hills Shopping Center / former ATI Career Training Center, 6351 Boulevard 26 in North Richland Hills and Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum, 6108 Broadway Avenue in Haltom City (Both are located south of Loop 820 near the intersection of Boulevard 26 and Broadway Avenue). Parking is free at both locations and will be available on a first come first served basis, so plan to come early and make an evening out of it. For safety reasons, vehicles will not be allowed to park along the street.

You can still bring your lawn chairs and blankets to set up for the fireworks and the whole family will love hanging out early with all the new festivities. Please remember that no personal fireworks, alcoholic beverages, outdoor cooking or grilling devices of any kind will be permitted. Please also leave pets at home.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled to Friday, July 5th. All are invited to participate and this event is presented by the cities of North Richland Hills, Haltom City, Richland Hills, Watauga and the Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce, along with area business sponsors. For more details, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 817-281-9376.

Texas Butterfly Festival 2013 in Mission Texas

The Texas Butterfly Festival 2013 will be held by the National Butterfly Center November 2 – 5, 2013 with vending spaces still available for the South Texas festival.
Butterfly festival dates : November 2 to 5, 2013
Location: National Butterfly Center, 3333 Butterfly Parkk Dr., Mission, TX 78572

Come to the Rio Grande Valley for the Texas Butterfly Festival!

One of the most biologically diverse areas in North America sits along the border, between Texas and Mexico, where the Rio Grande winds its way toward the Laguna Madre.  The Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV), in deep South Texas, encompasses no fewer than 11 different types of habitat, including tidal wetlands and riparian forest; and this region is home to more than 1,200 different species of plants, 500 species of birds, 200 vertebrate species, roughly 300 species of butterflies, and over 90 species of dragonflies!

The Rio Grande Valley has earned worldwide recognition for its outstanding butterfly and birding spots, inviting thousands of visitors each year to discover its remarkable assortment of preserves, refuges, nature parks, trails, and more.


This year, the National Butterfly Center is honored to host the 18th Annual Texas Butterfly Festival.  Our goal is to provide attendees a fulfilling and rewarding experience. From November 2 – 5, 2013, attendees will spend 3 days exploring renowned public lands and private properties with world-class trip leaders and expert guides. The Festival is taking place during prime butterfly season, when you may reasonably expect to see 60 or more species in a day. The full schedule of events and online registration are available at  www.texasbutterflyfestival.com.

Events and activities to expect at the Texas Butterfly Festival 2013:

Festival genre of the Butterfly Festival 2013:

Environmental education and conservation festival for community members, youth and families, nature enthusiasts and naturalists. Field trips, instructional sessions, fun activities and contests for all!

Contact number for information or vendors: 956.583.5400  Vendor space is limited. Forms and information may be found at www.texasbutterflyfestival.com, under Vendors/Sponsors.

Pasadena Texas Strawberry festival 2013

The Pasadena Texas Strawberry festival 2013  is one of two festivals featuring strawberries in TX.  The Pasadena Texas Strawberry festival 2013 is a great festival 2013 in Pasadena that will be one of the largest crowd in the history of the festival.

Pasadena Texas Strawberry festival address in 2013  
7603 Red Bluff Road
Pasadena, Texas 77507
Phone:(281) 991-9500

Items the Strawberry festival will NOT Allow:

  • Bicycles
  • glass bottles
  • beverages,
  • coolers
  • Scooters
  • Skateboards
  • Food,
  • Frisbees
  • Rollerblades
  • Flyers
  • Signs
  • Weapons
  • Pets
  • Radios
  • Drugs
  • Mohawks over 4″ tall
  • No tattoos featuring nudity or unpleasant images
  • No fighting
  • Also, please watch the language this year!
  • Tazers
  • Gernades
  • Bombs
  • Women with underarm hair or facial hair
  • Men wearing dresses
  • Underage drinking is NOT tolerated!



What Happens if it RAINS?:
Strawberry Festival goes on rain or shine. If weather forecast calls for rain, please bring rain gear, umbrellas mud boots. The Festival will not refund or exchange tickets due to inclement weather. Some performances might be delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather.

Events at Strawberry fest Pasadena 2013

Friday, April 12th
Los Texmaniacs
VFW Pavilion – Bud Light Stage
8:00 pm

Ruben Ramos
VFW Pavilion – Bud Light Stage
10:00 pm

Grupo Duelo
VFW Pavilion – Bud Light Stage
11:00 pm

Casey Donahew Band
Lions Club Pavilion
11:30 pm

Sunday, April 14th
Sanctus Real & Special Guests
1:30 pm

Neal McCoy
5:00 pm

7:00 pm

Kevin Fowler
Lions Club Pavilion
10:30 pm
Saturday, April 13th
Chris Cagle
VFW Pavilion – Bud Light Stage
5:00 pm

David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales
VFW Pavilion – Bud Light Stage
9:15 pm

Zach Edwards
Lions Club Pavilion
9:30 pm

Abilene Texas festivals and events

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Texas State Fair 2013 festival in Dallas Texas in October

The Texas State Fair 2013 festival is an annual state fair held in Dallas, Texas that hosts more than 2 million people a year.  The festival begins the last Friday of September and ends 24 days later. This year Texas State Fair 2013 will kick off September 27th.  The events  will continue until October 20, 2013.   The fair has been held in the same location at Fair Park since 1886.


State Fair of Texas

Texas State Fair in Dallas Texas

Dates: September 27 – October 20, 2013

Expected Attendence: over 2,200,000

Fair Location and Texas Map:

Fair Park in Dallas Texas

Festival events:

The backbone of the festival has been centered around the Oklahoma vs. Texas football game called the Red River Rivalry and played in the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park.

The State Fair Classic, featuring Grambling State University and Prairie View A&M University, is played at the Cotton Bowl during the fair. In 2010, Baylor and Texas Tech played their game during the fair for the first time. During the opening weekend of the 2013 fair, Army and Louisiana Tech will play in the inaugural Heart of Dallas Classic at the Cotton Bowl.

The 2013 State Fair of Texas is the only fair in the country to include a full blown auto show, dating back to 1904.  It includes over 300,000 square feet of new model vehicles, two buildings, a Truck Zone and a Test Drive Track. It has been the site for several international launches including the 1998 Chevrolet Blazer, the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe and the 2008 Ford Explorer SportTrac.

The State Fair also showcases “Birds of the World” where several birds fly overhead. The Texas Skyway is a gondola ride that transports visitors around the fairgrounds. Its construction cost 5 million dollars. There is also a BMX bike show as well as dog and pig races. For children, puppet shows, Children’s Medical Center Barnyard, and Story Time also take place inside the fair.

In recent years the fair has emphasized its reputation as an event featuring unique, albeit high-fat foods. It has been known for years for Fletcher’s brand corny dogs. Recent years have seen the introduction of new unusual deep-fried items, including deep-fried Oreos, deep-fried Twinkies, deep-fried s’mores, deep-fried pork ribs, fried cheesecake; deep-fried butter, deep-fried peanut butter, jelly, and banana sandwiches, and most recently a batter-based fried Coke. New foods in 2008 included chicken fried bacon and fried banana splits. For the 2012 fair, the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas added the deep-fried Samoa cookie.

Texas State Fair History:

  • The Texas State Fair opened its gates for the first time on October 26, 1886. Approximately 14,000 people attend the opening day.
  • On November 7, 1886, the fair closes and attracted over 100,000 people for the very first year.
  • In 1913, the fair introduces the first Automobile building which was filled with 175 vehicles for fairgoers to see.
  • The fair was canceled in 1918 due to the US Army taking control of Fair Park to establish an aviation boot camp known as Camp Dick.
  • In 1930, construction of Fair Park Stadium (now known as the Cotton Bowl) begins.
  • In 1932, TX-OU play their Red River Rivalry for the first time at Fair Park Stadium.
  • In 1937, the first Cotton Bowl Classic is played in Fair Park.
  • Big Tex makes his first appearance in 1952.
  • In 1956 the Trailblazer monorail began operation at Fair Park from 1956 to 1964. It was the first commercially operated monorail system in the United States
  • Elvis Presley performs in the Cotton Bowl during the fair in 1956.
  • In 1960, The Dallas Texans (AFL) and the Dallas Cowboys(NFL) play their first season in the Cotton Bowl.
  • In 1964 the monorail closed and was replaced by the Swiss Sky Ride, a 64 car aerial ride that traveled over a 3,800 foot path (the longest ever built).
  • In 1979, a tragic Sky Ride accident occurred during the last day of the fair, prompting the removal of the attraction.
  • In 1983, an eighteen-year-old boy was killed and several bystanders were injured when a gondola fell off the Enterprise (ride).
  • In 1985 the Texas Star opens as the largest ferris wheel in North America.
  • In 1989, The Comet Roller Coaster, a Fair Park landmark since 1947, is torn down.
  • Big Tex receives a new look in 1999.
  • Following the 2001 September 11 attacks, Dallas police and State Fair officials announce the implementation of new security measures during the annual event.
  • In 2005, the Fried Peanut Butter, Jelly and Banana Sandwich is introduced to the fair.
  • In 2007 the Texas Skyway aerial ride opens in Fair Park.
  • In 2010, the 8000 ft Greenhouse on the Midway is built to house 1000 hanging baskets, beehives, and Farmer Mike the Pumpkin Carver.
  • Fairgoers spent more than $37 million in 2010 which broke the fair’s record.
  • On October 19, 2012, Big Tex caught on fire, burning it down to the skeletal frame, with only the right arm remaining.
  • In 2013 the State Fair will open up a brand new attraction which will be a 500 feet observation tower called “Top of Texas Tower”, as part of a renovation of part of the midway to be called “Summer Adventures at Fair Park”.[8]
  • The annual State Fair of Texas BBQ and Chili Competition is becoming a popular pre-fair event in which participants compete for best CASI Rules Chili, open ‘no rules’ chili, Ribs and Chicken.

Bison Celebration Days in Quitaque is held in September

Bison Celebration Days

September 14 – 16, 2013 at Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway.

An outdoor classroom field day, living history encampments, a benefit barbecue lunch and a Sunday afternoon performance by Texas’ own Grammy Award-winning Asleep at the Wheel will highlight the second annual Texas State Bison Celebration Days!

The three-day event is being held to raise funds to help continue restoration of the Texas State Bison Herd to its historic range within Caprock Canyon State Park and to allow visitors an opportunity to learn about the natural and cultural heritage of 19th century Panhandle history. The celebration allows park visitors to view up close the descendants of the great Southern Plains bison herd that once swarmed the Great Plains. Regular park entry fees will apply.

via Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway Bison Celebration Days — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.