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2019 General Sam Houston Folk Festival

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Be a part of Texas history at the 32nd Annual General Sam Houston Folk Festival on May 17-19, 2019 on the Sam Houston Memorial Museum’s fifteen-acre grounds in Huntsville, Texas. The three-day event offers a variety of historical and cultural experiences for every member of the family. Everyone will have the chance to witness firsthand folklife as it was on the Texas frontier. The Sam Houston Memorial Museum’s grounds are transformed into a bustling Texas frontier settlement where you can watch historical reenactments and demonstrators, listen to live music, sip some homemade root beer, share a bag of kettle corn, shop for crafts or simply stroll the homestead where Sam and Margaret Houston lived and the place their children played.

General Sam Houston Folk Festival

The Sam Houston Folk Festival is a tip of the Texian’s hat to Sam Houston; were it not for the general’s incredible victory at the Battle of San Jacinto, Texas independence might not have been secured. So let’s celebrate the Lone Star State’s historic past with re-enactors in full costume and regalia (look for famous scout Deaf Smith), cultural exhibits, Sahawe Indian dancers and retro demonstrations about rustic life on the frontier: cannon and rifle fire, blacksmithing, glass-blowing and woodworking.

Each year, visitors from all over the Greater Houston area and surrounding school districts flock to Huntsville for the annual Gen. Sam Houston Folk Festival on the grounds of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum.

Texas State Knife & Tomahawk Championship
General Sam Houston Folk Festival admission includes the Annual Texas State Knife & Tomahawk Championship held on the Sam Houston Memorial Museum grounds. Championship on Saturday and Sunday of the Folk Festival. Facebook Page

General Sam Houston Folk Festival Mini Gallery