12th Annual Folk Festival
Sat, April 29, 2017
Experience a fun-filled day of historical activities and demonstrations the days of our past here beneath the pines!
The annual Folk Festival is your chance to peek into the past to watch how early Texas settlers lived. Presenters in period costumes will demonstrate various occupations and folk crafts.
These dedicated presenters will demonstrate many facets of our ancestor’s daily lives, which will include: the ancient art of flint knapping, blacksmithing, the one-room school, edible plant talks, folk music, quilting, spinning, weaving, trapping, chair-making, cooking, churning, primitive fire-starting, performances by the Texas Top Guns, woodcarving, storytelling, and more.
Snack foods will be sold during the festival. You are also welcome to bring your own picnic lunch and join us underneath the pines for a fun day of education, enjoyment, and entertainment.
The Texas Top Guns will perform two wild west re-enactments shows at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.
Children can participate in various games and crafts, including marbles, trap ball, and rope making. Edible plant tours will be conducted around the Rice Family Home while the Jacksonville Jammers provide acoustic folk music on the back porch to take us back to a simpler time.
A raffle will also be held to raise money for the Friends of Mission Tejas State Park Association.
Meet: Rice Family Home behind park headquarters.
Bring: Lawn chairs or blankets for sitting, a camera, and dress for the weather.
Note: Admission to the Folk Festival and park are free on this day. No need to register -- just show up!
*Events and programs are subject to cancellation due to weather; if cancelled we will post an update here. Please contact park staff for more information and the latest updates.