Third Annual Jane Long Festival

The Third Annual Jane Long Festival, a tribute to the life of the “Mother of Texas”, will be held on Saturday, October 13, from 10 am to 4 pm at Fort Travis Seashore Park on Bolivar Peninsula. Admission is free and everyone is invited to enjoy the History, Art and Music that make the festival a special event on Bolivar.


Jane Long Festival 2012 Schedule of Events

10:00 Dedication of historical monument (at entrance to Fort Travis)
10:30 Vendors Open – Three Way Switch Band
11:30 Jane Long Appearance (The early days)
12:00 Poster Awards Ceremony – Patty Patricia Hagstrom
12:30 Bob Kahla ” Cowboy Poet”
1:00 Three Way Switch Band
1:30 Zumba Dancers
2:00 Jane Long Appearance (After Bolivar)
2:30 Zumba Dancers
3:00 Bob Kahla “Cowboy Poet”
3:30 3 Way Switch Band (Silent Auction Closes)
4:00 Closing

Children’s Activities All Day

Bunker Tours 2:00 – 4:00

Appearances from the “Orange County Regulators”
Costumed Reenactment All Day


Big plans for Jane Long Festival
Big plans are underway for the 2012 Jane Long Festival Oct. 13 at Fort Travis, where all activities take place just past the Bolivar Ferry Landing at Fort Travis State Park, on the historic military bluff that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and Galveston Island with a steady maritime parade of enormous international freighters on their way to the Galveston and Houston ship channels. READ MORE

Jane Long Memorial Pavers fundraiser
The Jane Long Society of the Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation is selling engraved pavers for the area as a fundraiser. The purchaser can personalize a paver brick to remain forever at the monument. READ MORE

Will you be a sponsor?
All proceeds benefit the efforts of our long-term community recovery projects to rebuild our economic infrastructure. Click Here for SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE information.

Lecture Series
The Second Annual Jane Long Lecture Series will kick off on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 6:30 pm, in the Crystal Beach Fire Station Community Room. Lectures will be held for 5 Tuesdays leading up to the Jane Long Festival.

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