Spring Ho Festival this week in Lampasas Texas
Funny name, serious small town festival.
Spring Ho has been on the second full weekend in July since 1972. Events all week, but they save the best for the weekend. No one is ever going to confuse mid-July in Lampasas Texas for Spring. The festival is a celebration of the mineral water springs. They have them all over the place. Hottest day of the Summer in the middle of a drought, the water still keeps gushing up out of the ground. Now that is something to celebrate.
This small town festival has all the events and activities you would expect. For starters they have a parade. Now you knew that. And, of course you know they are going to have several BBQ cook-offs. Bet you don’t know they have a Rubber Ducky Derby and a Beauty Pageant though. Well, as much water as they have around Lampasas, you know a lot of people have rubber ducks, and of course they have to pick a new Miss Spring Ho because no one wants to have that title for more than a year. The whole thing is a hoot, and the funny name is appropriate.