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Lewisville stages second festival to honor iced tea

In Steel Magnolias, Truvy Jones (played by Dolly Parton) calls sweet tea “the house wine of the South.”

Texas is more a part of the Southwest than the South, but Texans still swear by iced tea. Lewisville created a festival in it’s honor.

The second annual Lone Star Iced Tea Festival will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Premier Event Center, 1165 S. Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville.

This year’s theme is “Texas Tea,” a reference to the Lone Star State’s oil and gas heritage. “Activi-teas” will include tea tastings, talks and demonstrations, samples, book signings, and a best iced tea contest as well as live music and dancing, vendors and shopping. The iced tea contest is open to any business and will include three categories: traditional tea, specialty tea and ready-to-drink or bottled tea. Businesses may enter one tea per category and the entry fee is $25 per tea.

Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door for adults. Children 12 and younger are admitted for free. Advance tickets are available at EventBrite.com. For more information, visit www.icedteafest.org .

— Rhiannon Saegert