Our calendar is marked and we’re ready to head off to PalmFest this weekend at the McAllen Convention Center! McAllen’s 11th Annual PalmFest is a two-day event presented to the community as a celebration of our region’s colorful culture and heritage. The entire Rio Grande Valley is invited to enjoy food, music, and many featured events for the entire family! Admission is $5 for adults; children 12 years of age and under can enter for free. Parking around the convention center is also free.
It all begins Saturday, Oct. 1 at noon and lasts until 10:30 P.M. After the first day, we recommend you get a good night’s rest, and come back refreshed Sunday Oct. 2 at noon for another jam-packed day of festivities that ends at 8:30. Check out the schedule below and don’t forget to visit the PalmFest website for updates.
Those interested in attending the Tracy Lawrence concert on Saturday at 8 PM should buy their tickets (VIP $28+fees; General admission $18+ fees) ahead of time. Ticket purchase includes PalmFest Admission (Saturday only) with concert ticket. You can also purchase PalmFest admission tickets here.
o PalmFest Classic- Belt Buckle Blowout
o Heifers, lambs, and goat show
o NEW – Into the Wild Indoor Exhibit featuring Animal Contacto, Birds of Prey, and Reptile Adventure. This presentation is a partnership with Quinta Mazatlan.
Don’t forget to check inside the McAllen Convention Center! Meeting Rooms will be hosting:
• National Butterfly Center
• McAllen Public Library
• Estero Llano Grande
• Edinburg Wetlands
• Valley Nature Center
• International Museum of Art & Science
• McAllen Heritage Center
• Resaca de la Palma
Don’t miss these other highlights:
o Meet & Greet with Shopkins- Apple Blossom & Cookie Kookie
o Seven stages of live music & entertainment
o Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders present Sunday, Oct. 2 at Oval Park
o Texas Zoo’s Live animal exhibit
o Family Celebration Game Show- interactive games and fun
o Pedal boats
o Food Truck Round Up- totaling over 40 vendors (includes food booths)
o Kids’ Carnival
o TeePee & Western Display
o Classic Car Show
o Pig Races
o Farmers’ & Home Bakers’ Market
o Dutch Oven demonstrations
o Rodeo Marketplace- Indoor Artisan market
Remember to refer to the schedule often so you don’t miss your favorite activities!