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Wildflowers, art and car shows converge on Kingsland this weekend

Wildflowers off Willow City Loop near Llano. Staff Photo

Wildflowers and art come together in the perfect storm in Kingsland this weekend as the Kingsland House of Arts and Crafts Spring Show gets under way along with the annual Wildflower Fest.

Sponsored by the Kingsland/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce, the Wildflower Fest takes over Kingsland Community Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 6.

The Kingsland House of Arts and Crafts Spring show is April 6-7 at the Kingsland House of Arts & Crafts, 112 Chamberlain St. at the intersection of RR 1431. The show is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 6 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 7.

Art show a blast from the past

Twenty-five years ago, artists and craft folks held a weekend show as part of a “trail” through the Highland Lakes. More than two decades and 49 shows have passed along with many changes, including the “trail” slipping away, but one thing has remained constant: The Kingsland House of Arts & Crafts Spring Show.

“In years past, it’s been much bigger with more than 80 vendors and lots of other things,” says Patti Williams, artisan and show organizer. “We feel it’s an important tradition to continue and work on returning to what it once was.”

The show also  includes a dash of music with Llano singer/songwriter Woody Eastman performing throughout the day. Several music students also will entertain the crowds.

Wildflower Fest blossoms

The third annual Wildflower Festival is a way to raise money to support the Kingsland Community Park, says Carol Smith of the Kingsland/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce.

For many years, the local Lions Club maintained the park, but now the chamber has assumed responsibility for the property. Smith says the festival not only helps raise money but also awareness of the facility.

“There are still a lot people in the area who don’t know the park is even there or that we need help caring for it,” Smith says.

The Wildflower Festival features junior and senior pageants. The junior pageant is for children infant to 5 years, while the senior pageant is for contestants 75 years and older.

Lake Area Rods and Classics will hold a car show at the park during the festival.

“Between the Wildflower Festival and the arts-and-crafts show, it’s a great way to come out and support Kingsland and the community,” Smith says.

For more on the festival, go to www.kingslandchamber.org. For more on the show, visit www.kingslandcrafts.com.

Picayune Editor Daniel Clifton contributed to this story.