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TPWD News Release — April 26, 2017

Twelfth Annual Folk Festival Comes to Mission Tejas State Park

GRAPELAND— Experience how early Texas settlers lived at the 12th annual Mission Tejas Folk Festival 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Mission Tejas State Park.

The event will feature historical reenactments, two Wild West re-enactment shows performed by the Texas Top Guns group at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and demonstrations of early settler occupations and folk crafts. Admission to the park and folk festival are free for the day and no registration is required to attend.

During the festival, presenters in period costumes will demonstrate important parts of life for early Texans, such as a one-room school, identifying edible plants, folk music,  flint knapping, blacksmithing, quilting, spinning, weaving, trapping, chair-making, cooking, churning, primitive fire-starting, woodcarving and storytelling.

Games and crafts like marbles, trap ball and rope making will also be available for children to learn about how they would have played in the 1800’s.

A raffle will be held during the festival to help raise money for the Friends of Mission Tejas State Park Association.

For more information about the event, visit the Mission Tejas State Park webpage on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website.