Celebrate the Wonders of Bamboo at the
28th Texas Bamboo Festival
November 5-6, 2022
at Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas
Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 10am - 3:30 pm
Bamboo Plants & Crafts for Sale * Talk to Experts & Local Growers * Silent Auction
Free festival admission with paid admission to Zilker Botanical Garden

Featured Vendors, Sponsors & Events Celebrating the 28th Texas Bamboo Festival!
  • This is an opportunity to talk to many bamboo experts who have been working with and growing bamboo for 20 - 30 years so bring all your bamboo questions!

  • Bamboo Plants for Sale - The bamboo plants that will be offered for sale have been propagated by our special Texas Bamboo Society Members.

  • Saturday 12:30pm Bamboo Basics Presentation by Carole Meckes
    Carole has been growing bamboo for 31 years and manages an acre of bamboo using simple hand tools.

  • Paintings and Jewelry by Sung Cha Brooks

  • Michael Schaefer - Garden Structures, Bamboo Construction, Bamboo Removal + Martial Arts

  • Bamboo Branch - Bamboo poles, Garden Stakes, Special Bamboo Pieces, Bamboo Beads & hand crafted bamboo jewelry

  • Bamboo Reflections - Native American Flutes - locally made

  • Bill's Tool Sharpening - contact Bill

  • Silent Auction - A unique collection of bamboo oddities up for silent auction. If you would like to donate some bamboo items for the silent auction - please send email

  • There is still space to add a few more vendors - so let's hear from you!

  • See pictures from the 27th Texas Bamboo Festival which was held just after the Covid restrictions were lifted and the festival was held outdoor in the Oak Grove at Zilker Botanical Garden.

  • Browse the History of the 27 different Texas Bamboo Festivals which began in 1993!

  • The Bamboo Festival is the annual fund raiser for the Texas Bamboo Society Chapter of the American Bamboo Society, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization. Proceeds are used to provide research, information, education, assistance to public bamboo gardens, support for bamboo artists, and to bring new varieties to the multi-state region represented by the Texas Bamboo Society.

  • Become a member of the Texas Bamboo Society Chapter of the American Bamboo Society