Bluebonnets, bluegrass, wedding bells at Old Mason Market’s Spring Fest

Spring has finally arrived in the Texas hill country. Due to the abundance of rainfall this year, the hill country is rife with green countryside blended together with various shades of blues, pinks and yellows. In celebration of the unusually verdant spring wildflower season, Old Mason Market will be hosting a Spring Fest during their Third Saturday Trade Days, April 21-22. In addition to the quality antiques, unique arts and crafts, handmade furniture and gift items, there will be hamburgers, sausage, fried chicken, popcorn, cotton candy, fresh squeezed lemonade and all the ingredients for a fun family “carnival-like” atmosphere. In honor of the bluebonnets that are blooming all over Mason, a blue grass band, coming all the way from South Plains, will entertain shoppers on Saturday afternoon. In addition to the bluebonnets and blue grass band, wedding bells will be ringing at the market on Aril 21 as Sara Altmeyer, of Brady, and Mike Barnett, of San Angelo, will be married on the grounds. Sara, who sells children’s toys and games, and Mike, who sells leather goods and handmade horeshoe art, met at Old Mason Market’s first Third Saturday Trade Days back in September. Mike and Sara are inviting anyone interested to come out to the market and join them in their vintage 1800s western-style wedding Saturday afternoon in front of their booths. Old Mason market is located just north of Mason and will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for kids six to 12 and children five and under get in free. For more information on selling antiques, arts and crafts, animals or food items at the market, call (915) 347-1840 or visit the website at

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