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Texas Piney Woods Region
2005 Events

Texas Piney Woods Region

Please note that prices, dates, telephone numbers and hours are subject to change. Please call ahead before making plans. Last updated: February 18, 2005 .

 

 

 

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January

Thru January 1, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Athens: The Christmas Park Land of Lights. More than a mile long, bejeweled with over 2 million lights, and complete with festive music, it's sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Time: Open every night 6 pm to 10:30 pm. Cost: $10 minimum per vehicle, Over 5 people $2 each. Location: Off Loop 317 between Hwy 175W and Hwy 31W. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 903-675-7469. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Nov. 13 through Jan. 1.

Thru January 1, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Kilgore: Christmas in the Oil Patch. Experience "Christmas in the Oil Patch" at the Oil Museum, the World's Richest Acre Park and star-topped oil derricks, cut a Christmas Tree, Christmas stories in our festive library, tour lighted neighborhoods, and visit the historic Post Office and Heritage Square with a 35' Christmas Tree, shopping, and festive entertainment. Time: 6pm-8pm. Cost: free. Location: Downtown Kilgore. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 903-984-5022. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, November through January.

January 1 - Middle of March 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Athens: Annual Trout Harvest. Come experience the thrill of trout fishing at the beautiful Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, Texas. Location: 5550 FM 2495. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-903-676-2277. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, January 1 - middle of March.

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February

(January 1) thru Middle of March 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Athens: Annual Trout Harvest. Come experience the thrill of trout fishing at the beautiful Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, Texas. Location: 5550 FM 2495. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 903-676-2277. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, January 1 - middle of March.

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March

(January 1) thru Middle of March 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Athens: Annual Trout Harvest. Come experience the thrill of trout fishing at the beautiful Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, Texas. Location: 5550 FM 2495. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 903-676-2277. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, January 1 - middle of March.

March 18 - April 3, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Tyler: 45th Annual Azalea and Spring Flower Trail. Mile after mile of azaleas, dogwood trees and spring flowers that you have to see to believe. The breathtaking beauty of our Azalea and Spring Flower Trail has been praised by visitors as a floral wonderland and a photographer's paradise. We invite you to enjoy the vivid colors and sweet scents that only an East Texas Spring can provide. Time: dawn to dusk. Cost: free. Location: Tyler's Historic Azalea District. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-800-235-5712. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, starting the 3rd weekend in March.

March 19, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Jasper: Annual Azalea Festival. Annual Event celebrating the colorful burst of springtime azaleas. Held on the beautiful Jasper County Courthouse Square. Enjoy all day entertainment, Arts invitational, Classic Car Show, Poetry Contest, Cake Decorating Contest, Arts & Crafts booths and more. Location: Historic Courthouse Square. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 409-384-2762. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd Saturday in March.

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April

(March 18-20, 25-27) and April 1-3, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Palestine: Texas Dogwood Trails Celebration. Three weekends of fun as spring unfolds the beauty and mystery of the Dogwood tree. Enjoy the arts/crafts booths, BBQ Cookoff, parade, home show, train ride, Chili cook-off, tours through Davey Dogwood park, dinner theater, concerts and more. Time: various events each day at different times. Cost: various costs depending on event, some events are ticketed and some are free. Location: various locations around town. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-800-659-3484. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last two weekends of March & first weekend in April.

(March 18) thru April 3, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Tyler: 45th Annual Azalea and Spring Flower Trail. Mile after mile of azaleas, dogwood trees and spring flowers that you have to see to believe. The breathtaking beauty of our Azalea and Spring Flower Trail has been praised by visitors as a floral wonderland and a photographer's paradise. We invite you to enjoy the vivid colors and sweet scents that only an East Texas Spring can provide. Time: dawn to dusk. Cost: free. Location: Tyler's Historic Azalea District. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-800-235-5712. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, starting the 3rd weekend in March.

April 15 - May 31, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Henderson: East Texas Wildflower Trails. Driving tours showcase the best spots for viewing wildflowers, historic sites, museums, dining, and shopping. Special events are scheduled for each weekend, including an antique tractor show, flea markets, and equine events. Various locations. Region: Piney Woods. For more information, call 866-650-5529. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 22-24, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Texarkana: JUMP. JIVE. & JAM Fest. A premiere Spring Music and Arts Festival featuring national, regional and local performing artists, original artwork, on-site demonstrations, regional foods, and family fun. Join us for unique activities like sidewalk chalk art, a signature Stomp-on-Stateline, Java Hut & more. Fun for ALL ages. Time: Varies. Cost: Varies. Location: 321 West Fourth St. (Celebration Square). Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (903) 792-4992. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last full weekend of April.

April 22-24, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Avinger: Wildflower Trails of Texas. Wildflower Trails of Texas was established in 1965 by Lady Bird Johnson to celebrate the many varieties of wildflowers that bloom in Texas. Activities include a carnival, arts and crafts, entertainment, and of course, great Texas home cooking. Time: 8am. Cost: Free. Location: Main Street, Downtown. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 903-562-1000. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last weekend in April.

April 29 - May 1, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Jefferson: 58th Annual Historic Pilgrimage Home Tour and Spring Festival. Each Spring, some of Jefferson's oldest and most beautiful homes open their doors to welcome the warm weather & guests. Four historic homes are on display this year. Region: Texas Piney Woods. For additional information call 1-888-467-3529 or (903) 665-2672. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 30, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Athens: Cinco de Mayo. Family Fun with a Hispanic twist, games, dancing and food, organized by Henderson County YMCA, Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center and The Interact Club. Time: 12pm-11pm. Cost: Admission free after 1pm. Location: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, 5550 FM 2495. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 903-264-9622. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, May 1 or the Saturday before.

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May

(April 29) thru May 1, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Jefferson: 58th Annual Historic Pilgrimage Home Tour and Spring Festival. Each Spring, some of Jefferson's oldest and most beautiful homes open their doors to welcome the warm weather & guests. Four historic homes are on display this year. Region: Texas Piney Woods. For additional information call 1-888-467-3529 or (903) 665-2672. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

(April 15) thru May 31, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Henderson: East Texas Wildflower Trails. Driving tours showcase the best spots for viewing wildflowers, historic sites, museums, dining, and shopping. Special events are scheduled for each weekend, including an antique tractor show, flea markets, and equine events. Various locations. Region: Piney Woods. For more information, call 866-650-5529. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 7, 2005 - FAIR - Huntsville: Josey Park Craft Fair. The weekend of The General Sam Houston Folk Festival is going to get bigger and better for Huntsville and our guest. The Josey Park Craft Fair will debut the same weekend as the Folk Festival. The Josey Park Craft Fair will be a perfect compliment to the other outstanding events already scheduled that weekend, Airing of the Quilts, Fireman´s Fun Day and Classic Car Show. Time: 9am-5pm. Cost: $0. Location: 2216 Sam Houston Ave. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 936-294-7505. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, first weekend in May.

May 21, 2005 - FAIR - Athens: Annual Spring Fair. A festive time at East Texas Arboretum with entertainment including a dog show, art show, lots of arts and craft vendors, food vendors and children's activities. An event you won't want to miss. Time: 10am. Location: East Texas Arboretum, 1601 Patterson Road just off Highway 175W (look for sign). Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 903-675-5630. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, usually mid to late April.

May 21, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Gilmer: Cherokee Rose Festival. Includes Run for the roses, antique and classic car show, cow-milking contest, small carnival, pig catching contest, dancers, bandstand, quilt show, baby crawling, hoola-hoop contest, pet show, bubble-gum blowing contest, ice cream crank-off and more. Downtown, around the square. Region: Texas Piney Woods. For additional information phone (903)843-2413 or visit www.gilmerareachamber.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

May 27, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Athens: Annual Texas Fiddlers Contest & Reunion. The Reunion is known nationwide and as far as we know, is the oldest one that has run continuously year after year. The big attraction is the Fiddlers Contest. This is broken down into five divisions- over 65 years, under 65 years, 19-30 years, 18 years of age & under, and a ladies division. There are food vendors and a carnival just off the downtown square. On Thursday night before the Fiddler's Contest on Friday, there is a Jam Session which begins around 7:30 pm. From 8pm-12pm on Friday there is a Street Dance. Time: 9am-12 midnight. Location: Courthouse Square downtown Athens, Texas. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 903-675-1859. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last Friday in May.

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June

June 3-5, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Longview: AlleyFest. This family-oriented festival features a Kids Fest, Music Fest, Food Fest, sports events, arts & crafts and a chili cook-off. Location: Downtown Longview. Region: Texas Piney Woods. For additional information, call (903)237-4040 or E-mail: casey@longviewpartnership.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

June 4, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Lufkin: Neches River Rendezvous. This 10-mile canoe trip down the Neches River is fun for everyone. You can choose to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenic surroundings and wildlife, or you can compete in the timed event. Participants will be treated to lunch and receive the official Neches River Rendezvous t-shirt. We invite you to come experience the beauty, challenge, and pleasure of the Neches River. Time: Begins at 8am. Cost: varies between $10-$25. Location: 1615 S. Chestnut. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (936)634-6305. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st Saturday of June.

June 10-11, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Nacogdoches: Blueberry Festival. Water balloon toss, musical entertainment, arts and crafts a sock-hop, Country concert, and a Blues concert. Location: Eugenia Sterne Park, E. Main St. Region: Texas Piney Woods. For more information, call 936-560-5533. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 2nd Friday and Saturday in June.

June 11, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Jacksonville: 21st Annual Tomato Fest. Celebrating Jacksonville, once known as the Tomato Capital of the World, tomatoes are the main ingredient for this annual event. Events include Tomato Eating Contest, Couch Tomato 'No Sweat' Olympics, Tomato Town, Best Home Grown Tomato, Arts & Crafts, Entertainment and much more. Time: 10am-9pm. Cost: free. Location: Commerce & Austin Street (downtown). Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-800-376-2217 or 903-586-2217. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 2nd Saturday in June.

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JULY

July 4, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Marshall: July 4th Celebration. Live musical entertainment, souvenirs, food, and after the sun sets a fireworks show beyond belief. Time: 6 p.m. Cost: $2. Location: Maverick Stadium - Pinecrest Drive. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 903-935-7868. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually on July 4th.

July 5-8, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Athens: Camp Fish. A day camp for youngsters aged 9 to 15 to learn all about fish and fishing. Time: 1pm-5pm. Cost: $50 fee. Location: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, 5550 FM 2495, Athens, Texas 75752. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 903-676-2277. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in July.

July 8-10, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Longview: Great Texas Balloon Race. Activities begin Friday with a fly-over of the city. Balloon glow and concert Friday and Saturday evenings. Balloon races Saturday and Sunday mornings; weather permitting, balloonists will compete for purses worth thousands of dollars. Arts and crafts, food vendors and special exhibits. Special children's area. Bring a blanket or a chair for seating. Admission $10 Friday and Saturday, $2 Sunday; Weekend pass $15; Children 12 and under free. Location: East Texas Regional Airport. Region: Texas Piney Woods. For more information, call 903-757-2468 or visit www.gtbr.net. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

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