Each year we look forward to attending the Texas Book Festival on the sprawling grounds of the Texas State Capitol. The 2018 Fest is scheduled for October 27 & 28 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.

Photo credit: Texas Book Festival Facebook page

The Texas Book Festival’s 2018 lineup is packed with over 280 authors, including Susan Orlean, John Scalzi, Phoebe Robinson, Scott Kelly, Julián Castro, Jose Antonio Vargas, Dessa, Ben Fountain, Carol Anderson, Mimi Swartz, and more.

Numerous young adult and children’s book authors are a part of this year’s lineup, too, including Ransom Riggs, Dhonielle Clayton, Sharon Draper, Yuyi Morales, Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson, Soman Chainani, and Megan McDonald. In addition to great authors, your kids can enjoy educational programs, activities, games, and more.

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