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Bags, T-shirts & Teddy Bears

CLICK HERE to pre-order your butterfly bag, butterfly t-shirts & NEW Commemorative teddy bear!

Butterfly Festival Sponsors

The Butterfly Festival is brought to you in part by

Butterfly Cage Sponsors

Thank you to all of our wonderful butterfly cage sponsors!

  • 1st Baptist Church, Wimberley
  • 1st Presbyterian Church, San Marcos
  • Wimberley ACE
  • ACT
  • Alexis Bagshaw
  • Alice Benson
  • Amy Reid
  • Ashley Perraud
  • Bob & Bettie Jo Slider
  • Bob Price & Barbara Foss
  • Bolles Family
  • Bounce Across Texas
  • Bowie PTO
  • Brad Wubbena
  • Bray Family
  • Brenda Newman, Crystal Reece, Lumi Williams
  • Broadway Bank
  • Brookshire Brothers
  • Buccaroo parents
  • Burnet ISD
  • Byron & Karen Paris
  • Byron Eckols - State Farm
  • Calley's Jewelry
  • Canyon Lake Parrot Head Club
  • Carla Latz
  • Carquest, Blanco
  • Carruthers Materials
  • Cedar Chest
  • Chad & Erin Springs
  • Creekside Villas Senior Village
  • David & Sarah Badal
  • David Junkin
  • Dawn Gips
  • Debra Price
  • Deer Creek of Wimberley
  • Denise Jackson
  • Design Ranch
  • Dick & Fran Adams
  • Dr. White & Dr. Shaack
  • Dripping Springs Community Foundation
  • Eagle Mountain Flag
  • EATG
  • DCIG
  • Eric & Maggie Price
  • Forest North Elem PTA
  • Forest North Elem
  • Gabi Glass
  • Gary & Lola Latson
  • Genevieve Elliott
  • Gina Fulkerson
  • HEB
  • Hill Country Tire & Automotive
  • Hired Killers Pest Control
  • Jay and Martha Nichols
  • Jean & Gordon Richmond
  • Jobell Cafe & Bistro
  • Judge Andrew Cable
  • JumpWild
  • Keep Wimberley Beautiful
  • King Feed Garden & Hardware
  • Lake Hills Montessori
  • La Vista Retirement Community
  • Lee 4th Graders
  • Lee Gibson
  • Leinneweber Services
  • Let's Go Fun Adventure Camp
  • Locktite Storage, Wimberley
  • Lystella Valley
  • Mail Stop
  • Maitri Shah
  • Marty Jacobvitz
  • McAlister Family
  • Melissa Smith
  • Milagros Restaurant
  • Neil Broussard
  • Old Mill Store
  • Ozona Bank
  • Pat Bruns - Remax Gateway
  • Red Bud Restaurant
  • Renee Miller Rangel
  • River House
  • RiverCity Sportswear
  • Robert Mobley
  • Sandy Knight
  • Sarah Hernandez
  • Seton Medical Center Hays
  • Sherri Cline
  • Speak Dog
  • St. Stephens Episcopal School
  • Stoian Family
  • Teresa Gill's Room Parents
  • Texas Honey Ham
  • The Khabele School
  • The Leaning Pear
  • Tom & Susan Ballard
  • Travis Cox Plumbing
  • Two P's & Calli's Boutique
  • Vanessa Jones
  • Wehmeyer Family
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • White Family
  • Wigginton Family
  • Wimberley Cafe
  • Wimberley Market Days
  • Wimberley Pharmacy
  • Wimberley Valley Tax Service
  • Wimberley Village Library
  • Zinkgraf Family
  • Zweites Haus School

18th Annual Butterfly Festival


Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time: 9:00-5:00 p.m.


Opening Ceremonies began at 9:00 a.m. at the top of the hill at the Veterans Plaza and include:

- Singing
- Invocation
- Raising of the Flags
- Commemorative Air Force Flyover (weather permitting)
- Welcome by Norm & Ann Rolling
- Reading of the in memoriam Names

All activities, concessions and exhibits within the festival open at 10:00 a.m., after opening ceremonies. Tables at the entrance will open at 8:00 a.m., prior to opening ceremonies. These include tables for:

- Will call for online purchases.
- Passports
- T-shirts
- Teddy bears
- Live butterflies
- Festival merchandise

Passports (tickets)

EmilyAnn Passports will be sold again this year. These are used as cash/tickets on the grounds for all activities, concessions, store purchases, exhibits, etc. They are available in $5 and $25 denominations. The best part is that any part of your passport that you do not use at the festival can be used for any other EmilyAnn Theatre purchases (Trail of Lights, store, show souvenirs, etc.) excluding show tickets.

Passports can be purchased with cash or credit cards. We accept all major credit cards except American Express.

Passports will be sold at the entrance to the festival as well as at the stores within the grounds. If you would like to purchase your passport in advance, please call Rebecca at the EmilyAnn office at 512-847-6969.

2016 Art Winners

Click here to see the list of winners!


Additional Resource Material

Provided by the Hays County Master Naturalists.

Cages for Classrooms

Master Naturalists

If you are a Master Naturalist and would like to help with any of the following activities, please send an email to and it will be forwarded on to Mary Dow Ross. Butterfly Festival activities include: Pre-camp, Cages for Classrooms, Caterpillar Camp (Advanced Training), Butterfly Nursery Tending, Round Up, Butterfly Festival, Festival Wrap Up, TEKS Butterfly Instructions 3-5

Day of Festival Details



At the moment (7:00 a.m.) we have no rain. The chance of rain between 10-3pm is around 45%. This site will be updated again around 9:00am. Many times it can be raining very near the theatre but on our grounds there is no rain. Also, much of the festival is under tents or trees so even with a little rain almost all activities can continue.

The butterflies will fly no matter the weather!


All parking for the Butterfly Festival is at Wimberley High School or the Market Days parking lots. There are shuttles that will run throughout the day from those lots straight to the festival. In addition, there is an ADA-approved walkway directly from the High School to the festival grounds.

Onsite parking will be limited to vehicles with a handicapped sticker or a special permit issued by the EmilyAnn Theatre.

Alcohol, Dogs, and Firearms

Alcohol, pets, and firearms are NOT allowed on the EmilyAnn grounds. Smoking is permitted in designated areas only. Service animals are permitted.

Artist of the Year

The 2016 Butterfly Festival Artist of the Year will be 9th grader Hannah Kuriakose of Stafford Middle School in Frisco, Texas. Her winning entry in the 2015 butterfly art contest will be featured on the 2016 t-shirt and postcards. Congratulations to Hannah and to her art teacher, Marie Blocker, at Stafford Middle School.

Wings of Beauty

Frisco ISD-TV's Kyle Khang and Chalen Broom soar with this story of artistic excellence.