Welcome to Dew Drop, Texas, the iced tea capital of Texas.
This year’s Iced Tea Festival is chock full of love.
To celebrate the chapter’s 35th anniversary, NT authors came together to write a Continuity — all stories take place in fictional Dew Drop, Texas, during the annual Iced Tea Festival. While each story focuses on different main characters, you might see familiar faces and places show up in each!
Founded in 1867 by Virginia settlers and originally called New Hampton, the town changed its name to Dew Drop in 1947 although it didn’t celebrate its first Iced Tea Festival until 1983. The festival was held as a way to raise funds to build a Vietnam Veterans memorial. A high number of Dew Drop men and a handful of women served their country during the conflict.
The festival was so successful, the town opted to continue the tradition and now donates 90% of all profits during the four-day festival to a military charity. This year’s charity is the Wounded Warrior Project.
Each year, during the second weekend in August, Thursday through Saturday, the town welcomes close to 10,000 visitors. We hope you’ll join them.
Dew Drop is located in the southeast quadrant of Palo Pinto County, Texas, in the southeast corner of the I-20 and FM 4.