In 1999, the Texas legislature named this county as the “Wildflower Capital of Texas”.
Feel like taking a walk through a garden full of flowers? Whether you are a self-professed amphophile (someone who loves flowers) or someone who appreciates the beauty of nature, then visit the wildflower festival in DeWitt County, Texas. In 1999, the Texas legislature named this county as the “Wildflower Capital of Texas”.
Enjoy the blooms all year long.
The area is famous for growing more than 1,000 varieties of wildflowers. Even though wildflowers bloom throughout the year, some of the most beautiful varieties appear in the spring. It is while walking the byways and lanes of the county, that visitors can experience nature’s beauty.
The best blooms grow in the spring.
The peak growing period is difficult to predict because it depends on the weather. When the rains are heavy during the fall, the wildflower showing is bright and colorful in the spring. Sometimes the wildflowers appear in mid March and peak in April. However, April is considered the Wildflower Month in the county.
Plan your next stay cation during the Wildflower Festival.
During your wildflower tour, visit the museum, restaurants, and shops. Don’t forget to participate in the local events planned during the festival. Events are held in various parts of DeWitt County such as Cuero, Yorktown, Yoakum, and Nordheim.
Blooms, blooms, and more wild blooms.
During the festival, expect to see a variety of blooms such as
- Blue Bonnet
- Indian Paintbrush
- Texas Lantana
- Pink Evening Primrose
- Texas Bluebell
- Mexican Hat
Not sure how to identify the wildflowers? Visit the Agriculture and Visitor Bureau located at 210 East Main Street and pick up a brochure. The Bureau will also provide you with driving maps of events and scenic areas in the county.
Need more information about the Wildflower Festival in DeWitt? Head to the Visitor’s Center.