Southern Flower Festivals are a big deal, y’all. The American South is known for many things, but the beauty that springs from every corner of our region is one of the most notable. Our Azaleas are vibrant, our Live Oaks majestic, and the Bluebonnets in Texas are always stunning, but knowing WHEN to catch certain flowers in bloom is key to fully enjoying all Creation has to offer. Our ties to to the land and agriculture are epic, so discovering the existence of massive Southern festivals that are organized to celebrate the region’s natural beauty shouldn’t be a huge surprise. The biggest question we then must overcome is how to go about finding the best Southern flower festivals! Read about the very best Flower Festivals in the South in this piece I’ve written for The Southern Weekend, and tell me what you think. Is there an amazing festival I missed or a Southern flower that deserves more attention? I want to know! Come hang out over on the Herd Management Facebook Page and talk Southern floral beauty with us… or the weather… or how bad your kids are acting on Spring Break. Just come visit and get to know everyone!
Going to take kids to a Mardi Gras Parade? Read these great words of advice. Although the Mardi Gras Season is winding down, there are some amazing parades left to attend! If you’ve been nervous about whether it’s a good idea to take kids to a Mardi Gras parade, these tips just may give you the piece of mind you need to take the plunge. Kids are a vital part of the fun environment at Mardi Gras; they will enjoy the colorful floats and costumes, love catching beads and Moon Pies, and you’ll be making priceless memories with them. Just like any public event, there may be a few people acting inappropriately, but with some research you can find areas and parades that are more conducive to families being a part of the festivities. Check out this piece I’ve written for the Southern Weekend on How to take Kids to a Mardi Gras Parade, and explore their website while yoyu’re at it! Amazing Southern travel, lifestyle, and recipe articles are all over the website! Mardi Gras Parade Tips for Families
Ever wondered how Mardi Gras as we now know it came to be? Go check out this article I wrote for The Southern Weekend and learn about Mardi Gras through its history and the evolution of its traditions! Laissez les bon temps rouler!