The 40th Texas Folklife Festival took place June 10-12 at the Institute of Texan Cultures in HemisFair Park. Friday evening I attended with friends and then Saturday I went again with my sister and her husband who live in Austin.
Saturday we attended at lunchtime with the temperatures rising. We found refuge from the heat inside the air-conditoned Institute where we enjoyed performances by the Ukranian and Lebanese folk dancers.
I was mainly interested in the booths and performances from different countries. However, the festival also included carnival rides and an NBA area with basketball games. Another fun aspect of the festival was the booths with free food and drink samples (and money-saving coupons!) including beans, yogurt and a locally made vodka.