Don’t Miss PalmFest!


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.

PalmFest features concerts for the family to enjoy.
PalmFest features concerts for the family to enjoy.

Featured events:
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!



PalmFest would not be possible without their great partners and sponsors.
PalmFest would not be possible without their great partners and sponsors.