Texas Rose Festival


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Texas Rose Festival

Third week in October
An annual tribute to roses in Tyler, Tex., center of the region that produces more than a third of the field-grown roses in the United States. Tyler's Municipal Rose Garden, one of the largest rose gardens in the country, covers 14 acres and has some 30,000 rose bushes, representing more than 400 varieties. They blossom among pines, fountains, gazebos, and archways, peaking in May but continuing through October. The five-day festival features the coronation of a Rose Queen, a rose show, a parade of floats decorated with roses, and tours of the rose gardens. There are also arts and crafts shows, a square-dance festival, and a symphony concert.
CONTACTS:
Texas Rose Festival Association
P.O. Box 8224
Tyler, TX 75711
903-597-3130; fax: 903-597-3031
www.texasrosefestival.com
Tyler Rose Museum
420 Rose Park Dr.
Tyler, TX 75702
903-597-3130; fax: 903-597-3031
www.texasrosefestival.com
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