As pollen fills the air and rosebuds bloom in nearby bushes, many people begin to feel spring in the air. Springtime is also a sign that this year’s 38th annual Good Oil Days festival is just around the corner (April 7).

If you don’t know, Good Oil Days is a festival that helps unite families, neighbors and businesses together as a community. All festival profits will benefit the Humble Senior Activity Center, who will be continuing their Great Senior Plant Sell this year. Parking and admission are free, so it is a great opportunity to help local senior citizens while spending the day with family. As many people struggle to find balance between their jobs, daily routines and busy schedules, events such as these are a great way to take a break.
“The Humble Good Oil Days festival is a family friendly premier event with a long-standing presence in the community. One of the festival’s purposes is to provide the opportunity for everyone to enjoy a day of live entertainment, great food, free children’s activities and more,” said organizer Pat Gill.

Noodles the Clown entertains a child at Saturday’s Good Oil Days festival. Photo by Martin Devore

Although much of the festival will be the same as last year, they will also be making some changes in hopes of making the event more accessible and memorable for families to experience. A few of the main changes will be the layout of the vendor booths, a new food court, and new entertainers gracing the main stage to perform. Kids will surely enjoy the new hands-on petting zoo and moonwalk, which are both free of charge. The Good Oil Days festival is a tradition that has been passed down many generations and is an ever-changing experience.

Main Street Heading West Crowds began arriving early on Saturday, April 8, and headed west on Main Street to the Good Oil Days festival location. Photo by Martin Devore

Gill said, “Families can stroll through the many vendors booths to shop, watch a variety of live performances and enjoy our newly created Farmer’s Market and Food Truck court located in Uptown Park. The amazing senior plant sale is one of our landmark offerings, bringing people from miles around to purchase beautiful hanging baskets.”
For the many car lovers in the community, the festival will also be displaying vintage cars lined down the streets, as well as antique fire engines and even a monster truck. There is never a dull moment, especially when there are plenty of police officers, firefighters and even clowns around to brighten everyone’s day. The event mainly exists to be a fun event for all, while also supporting the local senior center and area businesses. Many volunteers and vendors are on hand to serve their community while also displaying their products.
The Good Oil Days festival will be held April 7 on Main Street in Humble, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The event is a great opportunity to be introduced to new food and new friends while also helping out the Senior Activity Center in Humble.
“All proceeds from the festival go to support the Humble Senior Activity Center and their many programs for local seniors,” Gill said. “This festival is growing bigger and better every year. We are proud to be able to present Humble’s 38th Annual Good Oil Days as one of Texas leading festivals!”

Some of the art that was offered at last year’s Good Oil Days.

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