AUSTIN, Texas—The 37th annual Winedale Spring Festival and 29th annual Texas Crafts Exhibition, celebrating Texas crafts, music and food, will be held on the weekend of March 27 and 28 on the grounds of Winedale.
A division of The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for American History, Winedale is on FM 2714 near Round Top, Texas, midway between Austin and Houston. The event will take place among Winedale’s newly rehabilitated historic buildings.
The Texas Crafts Exhibition will feature more than 30 artists showing and selling one-of-a-kind handmade items. Winedale Spring Festival also will feature pioneer craft demonstrations of woodworking, blacksmithing, soap making, textiles and goose plucking. Musical groups at the two-day event will include Constant Billy of Houston, East Texas String Ensemble of Nacogdoches, Traditions Cloggers of San Antonio, Dog Days of Summer of Spring, Texas, Der Fröhliche Gesangverein of Winedale and E-Flat Porch Band of McKinney.
A variety of food booths will be open throughout the weekend, and the famous Winedale chicken barbeque will be served on March 27 from 6- 8 p.m. on the grounds next to Lake Winedale. The barbeque and dance on March 27 will feature the E–Flat Porch Band.
Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students and children over three years old. The price includes admission to the Saturday evening barbeque and dance. Meal tickets for the March 27 evening barbeque and dance are $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12 years old. There is separate admission for each day of the festival.
More information is available on the Winedale Spring Festival Web site, via e-mail to Winedale Manager Gloria Jaster-Hickey at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the Winedale office at 979-278-3530 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Center for American History is a special collections library, archive and museum that facilitates research and sponsors programs on the history of the United States. The Center supports research and education by acquiring, preserving and making available research collections and by sponsoring exhibitions, conferences, symposia, oral history projects, publications and grant-funded initiatives.
For more information contact: Gloria Jaster-Hickey, Winedale manager, 979-278-3530, or Robert D. Meckel, Office of Public Affairs, 512-475-7847.