Today is the first day of the General Sam Houston Folk Festival and I am excited. The festival runs from May 3-5 and is hosted by our great friends at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum. The festival was created in 1988 as a way to celebrate the Houston family and the life that they lived in 1800s Huntsville, TX. The festival will be held on the grounds of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum which sits on the land inhabited by Gen. Sam Houston and his family.
Members of the staff, volunteers, and others will bring the 1800s to life through re-enactors performing short theater pieces, wearing elaborate costumes, and storytelling. There will be lots of food, dancing, crafts, demonstrations and ,of course, great folk music. Musicians and performers cover a wide range of folk styles from Americana, gospel, county, Scottish and Irish tunes, and maybe even Native American music.
The admission for Friday is $3 for all ages. Two-day passes for the weekend will also be sold for is $8 for students, $10 adults. The price for children ages 5-11 is $3 per day, and admission is free for children under 5 years old. Group rates are also available. For more information and to view the complete entertainment lineup, visit http://samhoustonfolkfestival.blogspot.com/ or find the Gen. Sam Houston Folk Festival on Facebook. You can also call the Sam Houston Memorial Museum at 936.294.1832
This is my first year living in Huntsville and I am glad to have the opportunity to attend — I hope to see you there!