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Everything you need to know for Austin Fling

In 32 days Austin Garden Bloggers Fling will kick off, and we’ll be excitedly sharing the best gardens our city has to offer, along with multiple fun events, Texas cuisine, shopping, and more. If you signed up (registration closes on April 4), you’ll be doing all this with fellow garden bloggers from all over North America and the U.K. As of this writing, we expect 93 bloggers from 28 U.S. states and 3 countries!

To whet your appetite, we’ve been pumping out blog posts about Austin and the Fling since last summer. But how to find them again, weeks or months later? Never fear! We’ve hunted them all down so you don’t have to. Read on for links to our earlier posts about everything from our itinerary to local restaurants to transportation from the airport.

Itinerary for Austin Fling, May 3-6. Includes links to each garden and event.

Attending Bloggers: Listed by Location. Find out who’s coming from your region.

Blogger Directory: Who’s Who at Austin Fling. See what other bloggers are into and up to. Photos will help you put names to faces when you’re here.

Thursday Night Welcome Event details. Kick off the Fling and meet your fellow bloggers at this casual social with fajitas.

Sightseeing in Austin and Day Trips. Fun things to do if you’ve booked an extra day or two as a tourist. Also check out Why You’ll Love Austin.

Eat Like a Texan, Part 1. Foodie recommendations for those who want to eat like a local or get the lay of the restaurant scene.

Eat Like a Texan, Part 2. Restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. Handy for breakfasts and Friday night, which is dinner-on-your-own.

Fling Eats. What we’ll be providing during the tour.

General Info. When to arrive. Who’s running this show. How to contact us.

Transportation Info. How to get from the airport to the hotel, plus local transportation options.

Official Fling Hotel: Courtyard Marriott Downtown. This is where most of us will be staying and also where we’ll board our tour buses every day.

Austin Fling Sponsors. These generous sponsors help us keep the registration cost low for 3-1/2 days of touring, food, socializing, and entertainment. Please thank them with your patronage, and tag them in your social media.

Austin Nurseries. Want to get your plant-shopping fix while you’re here? Visit these local nurseries for plants, gifts, or just to see what we’re growing down here.

Watch our Fling Preview video. Get a sneak peek at the gardens and our fair city. Add our button to your blog to share your excitement with your readers!


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