Bartlett comes to life in September with its annual Old Town Festival where there are activities for all ages.
On Saturday the fun begins in front of City Hall with a flag raising ceremony performed by Ft. Hood's Color Guard followed by a parade featuring bands, horses, floats, bicycles, motorcycles, farm equipment, 4x4s, antique cars, clowns and more. Shortly after the parade you will hear the roar of the Lone Star Garden Tractor Puller's Association toys as they compete to see who has the winning tractor. AND NEW this year; Will-O-Bell Nursing Home will sponsor a 5 block walk. This event will begin at 8 a.m. behind the nursing home. The residents and their Guardian Angels along with anyone wanting to join in the fun are welcome.
Bartlett's historic downtown district will be lined with vendors offering, games, food and many unique arts, crafts and collectables. The Bartlett Museum will be is open along with the Bartlett Activities Center. A BBQ lunch will be served by the Bartlett Activities Center at City Hall and is always good. Many family and class reunions take place during the Old Town Festival so you never know who might appear from your past. The day winds down with a street dance featuring The Mark Richey Band.
For those around on Sunday, Bartlett's churches have their normal scheduled services.
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