Rose Festival you say…..what’s that? It’s for the rose Gardener, the lover of roses, the festival goer, the one who enjoys nature and beauty, the one who’s wanting to learn more about roses and the one who is just looking for a fun getaway! You ask, where is all this fun taking place? In Texas, of course! Tyler, Texas to be exact, the “Official Rose Capital of the World”. This year will be the 82nd annual Texas Rose Festival and the dates for all the festivities are October 15 to October 18, 2015.
The rose industry has been a major industry in the Tyler area for decades. Since its beginning in 1933, the Texas Rose Festival has represented the spirit that brings Tyler together as a community. Located adjacent to the famous Tyler Rose Garden is the Tyler Rose Museum, which showcases and documents the history of the annual Texas Rose Festival. Rich in heritage and tradition, the Festival offers enchanting ceremonial events – the Queen’s Coronation, the Rose Show, the Queen’s Tea, the Rose Parade – all amidst a backdrop of brilliant roses as vibrant and colorful as the community they represent.
The Rose Festival activities include the queen’s coronation at the Cowan Center and the Rose Parade on Saturday, as well as an arts and crafts fair, a concert, floral shows, garden tours, and many more activities. All of which attract thousands of visitors annually to Tyler for this spectacular event which is free and open to the public. For more information on the Texas Rose Festival visit their webpage!
Another great place to visit for roses in the Antique Rose Emporium in Independence, Texas! Located in a historical destination steeped in Texas history, this Rose venue is just a short drive from our Texas Bed and Breakfast, the perfect lodging choice for anyone looking for privacy, upscale amenities, romance, country charm.
The Antique Rose Emporium showcases antique roses with its’ retail gardens and mail order nursery. They specialize in Earth-Kind, Pioneer and old roses…that ones that you know are reliable to grow and not requiring much fuss. The weekend of November 6 to November 8, 2015, Antique Rose Emporium will host their annual Fall Festival of Roses. This festival is chock full of lectures, tours, good eats and pure enjoyment of the beauty of roses all around you! Their 16 acre award winning display garden is free and open to public year round. Their grounds are host to large outdoor weddings and beautiful functions throughout the year.
While in the area, be sure to visit and enjoy some of the amazing Texas history attractions such as Old Baylor Park at Windmill Hill, Seward Plantation, Washington On The Brazos State Park, The La Bahia Trail, Toubin Park in downtown Brenham, Barrington Living History Farm, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Texas Baptist Historical Center/Museum, Star of Republic Museum, and so much more. As the hub of the wheel, historic Downtown Brenham, Texas is the quintessential jumping off spot to start your Texas history tour. Book your room at our Texas Bed and Breakfast and begin your journey of Texas history and natures beauty.