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Great Little Small Town -85th Texas Rose Festival

Hosted by a member of the Houston Just for Fun Group
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Took place 3 months ago
Fri 19 Oct 18:00 - Sun 21 Oct 18:00

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Hi Gang,

This is more of a trip that is a taste of Texas Americana: 85th Texas Rose Festival.

The festival is a celebration of the rose industry that thrives in Tyler. Seven Tyler-area companies process and distribute several million roses each year, making the city deserving of its “Rose Capital” title.
About 75% of all roses in the country are handled in Tyler.

The schedule for the weekend tentatively is as follows:


Friday night, Oct 19th-
9pm - Dinner at Villa Montez
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10:30pm - Check into the resort


Saturday, Oct 20th

7:30am Breakfast- Mama's Restaurant
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9am- 10:30am - Rose Parade and visit to Museum and Rose Garden

11am- Harvest Wine Day at Kiepersol Vineyard
Kiepersol Vineyards, Winery & Distillery
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In celebration of Texas Wine Month, help us put the vines to sleep for the season and join us for a peaceful day in the vineyard including distillery tours and barrel tastings, winery tours and vineyard photo opportunities

1 pm - Lunch at the restaurant at the vineyard

2:30 pm - Historic Aviation Memorial Museum
150 Airport Dr, Tyler, TX Protected content
Cost: $6

4pm - Drive Back to resort to freshen up

Evening - Sunset Boating Rental on Lake Palestine

8:30pm - Dinner - Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q
525 S Beckham Ave, Tyler, TX Protected content
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Sunday, Oct 21st

Morning - if anyone wants to, go kayaking or hiking or play tennis or workout

9:30 am - The Diner
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11:00am - Rose Festival Arts & Crafts Fair & Plant Sale Bergfeld Park Protected content . College Protected content

Noonish - Texas Rose Festival Rose Show Display Rose Garden Center
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1:30 pm - Lunch
Texas Best Smokehouse
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4:00pm - Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge
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(we will catch the 4:15 pm tour)
Cost: $18 (although check groupon and other sites for discounts)

5pm - Head out to the resort for some R&R or drive back to Houston for those who want to


Everyone can either get their own lodging or a few of you can stay with us ($48 per night for a minimum of three nights ---TOTAL OF $ Protected content a one bedroom and bathroom with a shared kitchen and living room).

We can also add a sofabed in the living room for $24 a night for a total of $72.

We can only get one of each first pay first serve. (REMEMBER ITS NON-REFUNDABLE ONCE BOOKED)

MAKE SURE TO MESSAGE ME IF YOU WANT THE ROOM OR SOFABED (AND COORDINATE PAYMENT). Remember you do not have a room with us unless you have talked with me directly and confirmed/paid for it.


If you want to carpool with someone, suggest you make a post on the webpage.

Hope you guys enjoy,