Texas is known for it's plethora of state fairs and harvest events as we slowly ease into the Fall season. Here are some of my pics for fun (and let's keep it cheap, people) attractions in August:
Blues Fest, Navasota
Located on the Grimes County Fairgrounds, the event features local, regional and international musicians.
Lavender Fest, Chappell Hill
Immerse yourself in the aromas of fresh cut lavender as you enjoy arts and crafts and tour the local vendors. http://www.chappellhilllavender.com/
22nd Annual Lions Club Balloon Festival & Fair, Highland Village
Float in a hot air balloon and take in all the scenery of the beautiful Texas landscape! Enjoy live entertainment and arts & crafts for the kids. A food court and vendors will be available.
The Texas Testosterone Festival, Austin
Try saying that three times in a row! This event is a total man fest, a barrage of all things men love: Sports, bikes, trucks, ultimate fighting, tattoos, poker and more! As Beyonce would say, "All the single ladies, put your hands up!!" http://www.texastestosteronefestival.com/
81st Annual North Texas State Fair, Denton
Rodeo, Carnival, Fiddling Contest, Barbecue Cook-offs!--Need I say more? Games, music, petting zoos and fun for the whole family. http://www.ntfair.com/
Gartenfest, San Antonio
A German Festival held by The Beethoven Maennerchor in Garten & Halle. Enjoy German food and the sounds of live choral and band music. http://www.beethovenmaennerchor.com/
Fourth Annual Bluegrass Festival, Wichita Falls
Experience music from local bluegrass bands such as Star Canyon, Southbound Mule and Salt Grass. http://www.cwftx.net/
Bat Fest, Austin
Watch out for those bats!! Also, includes children's activities and over 30 bands performing on two stages. http://www.roadwayevents.com/
14th Annual Margarita & Salsa Festival, Waco
This fest includes some of the best country music in Texas and has a contest for many local restaurants and individuals on who has the best margarita's and salsa! Care to be a judge? http://www.arthritis.org/
Be safe and have fun while playing it cheap, Texans!!