Each year we look forward to attending the Texas Book Festival on the sprawling grounds of the Texas State Capitol. The 2017 Fest is scheduled for November 4 and 5 and promises to be packed with excitement this year. One of the nation’s longest-running book festivals, it annually brings together more than 50,000 attendees who are there to enjoy live music, kids’ activities, food trucks, book signings, book sales, and 100 exhibitors.

(Stephen Spillman/Texas Book Festival)

More than 275 writers, including chefs, actors, and more, make up the exciting 2017 TBF lineup! In attendance this year will be Dan Rather, Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush, Mark Bittman, Gail Simmons, Jennifer Egan, Nicole Krauss, Nathan Englander, Cristina García, Zinzi Clemmons, Gabriel Tallent, Gretchen Carlson, Jared Yates Sexton, Samantha Irby, Tyehimba Jess and so many more!

Children’s authors include Lemony Snicket, Gene Luen Yang, Kadir Nelson, Mac Barnett, William Joyce, Brian Floca and dozens of other family favorites.

For the full author lineup, please click here.

2015 Texas Book Festival; photo credit: Bob Daemmrich

For more information on the Texas Book Festival, please visit www.texasbookfestival.org and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @texasbookfest.

As we get closer to the Texas Book Festival weekend, please check back here at Do512 Family, and we’ll be sure to share all the kid-friendly highlights to help you plan your experience!

*Cover photo by Bob Daemmrich