Word has come from the organizers of Cross Plains' BARBARIAN FESTIVAL that the event has been cancelled this year.
Traditionally held on the same Saturday as Howard Days,this year's Festival has been shelved due to its location in Treadway Park being underwater. Texas has seen an incredible amount of rain this spring - rain is predicted over the course of the next 15 days! - and there has been much flooding in a number of areas so the Festival Folks decided to be safe rather than muddy.
The Thrusday night Barbarian Festival Parade will still take place down Main St. in Cross Plains, as will the Senior Center Dinner. Any sponsorships for this year's Festival will be carried over to 2017.