The Austin Bamboo Festival was held on Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28, 2005 - 10 am - 6 pm -at Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas

See the Schedule of Events and Activities Here

features: Bamboo Plant Sale, Bamboo Crafts and Poles, Speakers and Experts to help participants determine the best type of bamboo for their use. Discussions and demonstrations. Rare bamboo plant auction. Docent Tours of the Taniguchi Japanese Garden. The Austin Bamboo Festival is sponsored by the Texas Bamboo Society.

All day ongoing events, vendor booths & displays:
Building a Future with Bamboo - Bamboo Arts and Craft Network
Pat Partridge - Good Medicine Flutes
Ryan Coover's Bamboo Lamps
Bamboo Beads and Jewelry - Bamboo Branch
Ann Johnson's Ceramics
Black Bamboo Plants
Utility Research Garden
Crossroads Bamboo
Rhizome Barrier, Saws, & Tools - Bamboo Specialists
Pat Hillery - Bamboo Bookstore
Harjo Flutes
Golden Rule Farm
Fred Tate Jewelry Designs
Connie Kelsoe - Spinning with bamboo fiber.
Display of martial arts artifacts

Sunday 10 am - 6 pm
All day ongoing events, vendor booths & displays
11 am - Docent tour of the Taniguchi Japanese Garden

2 - 3 pm
Martial Arts demonstration by Kendall Kelsoe Sensei, Austin Bujinkan Tanemaki Dojo.

Saturday evening dinner will be catered by the Bamboo Garden Restaurant - Advance dinner reservations are requested ($13.50) - Make your dinner reservation here.

Click here for a walking tour of the bamboo in the Taniguchi Japanese Garden at Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, TX

Map for extra parking area on Stratford Drive           Motel information