Dive into the Charm of the Spring Ho Festival in Lampasas, TX

Get ready to jump into the fun (literally, if you’re into wacky water games) at the Spring Ho Festival in Lampasas, TX! Since its humble beginnings in 1972, this week-long shindig has been the pride and joy of Lampasas, offering a mix of history, culture, and enough activities to make even the most energetic kids beg for a nap. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Spring Ho Festival, from its fascinating history to the jam-packed schedule of events.

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A Brief History of Spring Ho

The Spring Ho Festival started in 1972 as a simple celebration of Lampasas' rich history and natural springs. What began as a small local event has now grown into a grand festival that attracts thousands of attendees each year. The name "Spring Ho" perfectly captures the spirit of celebration (and possibly the local enthusiasm for jumping into spring water whenever possible). Over the years, this festival has evolved to include a dizzying array of activities that highlight the unique charm and community spirit of Lampasas. It's basically Lampasas' way of saying, "Hey, we’re awesome, and we know how to throw a party!"

Spring Ho: A Celebration That Defines Us

Spring Ho is more than just a festival; it's a cornerstone of Lampasas culture. It brings together residents and visitors to celebrate local heritage and create lasting memories. The festival showcases the town's artistic talents, historical reenactments, and culinary delights, making it a significant cultural event that reflects the heart and soul of Lampasas. Not to mention, it provides the perfect excuse to eat funnel cakes for breakfast without judgment. Seriously, it’s a thing. Look it up.

The festival also boosts the local economy by attracting tourists and engaging local businesses. It supports local vendors, artisans, and performers, giving them a platform to shine (and a reason to come out of hibernation from the winter months). Plus, it's a great way for community organizations to raise funds and awareness for various causes. So, not only are you having fun, but you're also doing good. It's a win-win!

Schedule of Events

Dates: July 8-14, 2024
Location: Various locations in Lampasas, TX

Monday, July 8:

  • Opening Ceremony: 10:00 AM at the Courthouse Square. Kick off the week with local dignitaries and live music.
  • Pet Parade: 6:00 PM. Dress up your furry friends and join the parade! Extra points if your dog can pull off a vampire costume without eating it.

Tuesday, July 9:

  • Art Show: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Old City Hall. Local artists display their works. Ponder if that abstract painting really is just a picture of your dog.
  • Talent Show: 7:00 PM at the Lampasas High School Auditorium. Showcasing local talent. Prepare to witness everything from yodeling to interpretive dance.

Wednesday, July 10:

  • Children's Day: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Lampasas City Park. Games, crafts, and activities for kids. And parents pretending they’re not having as much fun as their kids.
  • Karaoke Night: 8:00 PM at Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden. Sing your heart out! Or just enjoy the spectacle of your neighbors belting out '80s power ballads.

Thursday, July 11:

  • Historical Tour: 10:00 AM starting at the Lampasas County Museum. Explore the rich history of Lampasas. Discover why old buildings are called "vintage" instead of "falling apart."
  • Cornhole Tournament: 4:00 PM at W.M. Brook Park. Compete for prizes! Channel your inner cornhole champion and make your beanbag-throwing ancestors proud.

Friday, July 12:

  • Spring Ho Parade: 10:00 AM down Main Street. Enjoy floats, bands, and classic cars. Bonus points for catching candy without diving into oncoming traffic.
  • Street Dance: 8:00 PM at the Courthouse Square. Dance the night away with live music. Perfect for busting out those moves you’ve been secretly practicing in the kitchen.

Saturday, July 13:

  • Arts and Crafts Fair: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at W.M. Brook Park. Browse local artisans' creations. Prepare to be tempted by every charming, handcrafted knick-knack you see.
  • BBQ Cook-off: 12:00 PM at the Pavilion. Taste some of the best BBQ in Texas! Bring your appetite and stretchy pants.
  • Concert in the Park: 7:00 PM featuring a well-known country artist. Sing along, dance, and enjoy the summer night under the Texas stars.

Sunday, July 14:

  • Closing Ceremony: 6:00 PM at the Courthouse Square. Wrap up the week with a community gathering and fireworks display. The only acceptable time to cry at fireworks is if you got hit by a falling sparkler.

Cate’s Concepts Joins the Fun

Hold onto your cowboy hats, folks! This year, Cate's Concepts is thrilled to be a part of the Spring Ho Festival! We’ll be there with our delightful collection of handcrafted jewelry, perfect for adding a touch of elegance (or whimsy) to your festival outfit. Swing by our booth to say hi, try on some of our unique pieces, and maybe catch us in a spontaneous round of cornhole or two. We promise we’ll try not to be too competitive!

We can’t wait to celebrate with you! Be sure to stop by and find your new favorite accessory.

Experience Spring Ho

Spring Ho offers something for everyone, from arts and crafts to historical tours and live music. Whether you're a local or a visitor, this festival provides a fantastic opportunity to experience the unique charm of Lampasas, TX. Make sure to mark your calendars for July 8-14, 2024, and join in the celebration of heritage, community, and the joy of summer.

For more detailed information about the event schedule and to get tickets, visit the official Spring Ho website.


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