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EAST TEXAS EVENTS
WINTER  2010-2011

NOVEMBER

  November 4 - Kilgore
EAST TEXAS OILMAN’S CHILI COOK-OFF ... Come join the fun as you taste all the entries and vote for your favorite in the Chili Cook-off, with over 75 entries participating. Location: World’s Richest Acre, Downtown Kilgore. Time: 11am - 2pm. Sponsored by Kilgore Community Crisis Center . Tickets: (903) 984-2377.

  November 12-14, December 17-19, January 14-16, February 18-20 - Livingston - TRADE DAYS... Discover a wide array of Trade Days treasures at Pedigo Park —original artwork, crafts, collectibles, antiques & food. Free parking Fri & Sat. On Hwy 59 North, just 3/4 mile north of Hwy 190. (936) 327-3656. www.cityoflivingston-tx.com.

  November 13 - Henderson
HERITAGE SYRUP FESTIVAL...
Discover mule-driven ribbon cane syrup-making “the old-fashioned way”, 150 arts & crafts booths, bluegrass concerts, hayride shuttles, cook-offs, antique tractors, pioneer skills demonstrations, children’s area & folk singers at the Depot Museum and Historic Downtown. (903) 657-4303 or (903) 392-8232.

  November 13 - Edgewood
34th
EDGEWOOD HERITAGE FESTIVAL... Come to the country and discover fun in Heritage Park with crafts, carriage rides, Texas music, Santa, reenactments, sidewalk art, classic car show, dog show, cloggers, pinto bean & CASI chili cook-off, historic building tour, country cookin’ and great entertainment. Free admission. 9am - 4pm. (903) 896-1940. www.edgewoodheritagefestival.com.

  November 18 - Kilgore
CHRISTMAS IN THE
OIL PATCH... This annual event is the beginning of the holiday season. The lighting of over 75 derricks and a giant Christmas tree takes place, as well as entertainment for the family. Location: World’s Richest Acre, Downtown Kilgore. No fees. Time: 6pm. Sponsored by: Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation. For more info: (903) 984-1333.

  November 18 to January 1 - Kilgore
HOLIDAY TRAIL OF LIGHTS WINTERFEST...
 Two states and six cities are involved, all within a one-hour drive of each other. The Holiday Trail of Lights offers millions of lights in Down-town Kilgore. Free. (903) 984-5022.

  November 19-20 - Mount Pleasant
“DECK
THE HALLS” CHRISTMAS CRAFTS EXTRAVAGANZA... As the sights & musical sounds of Christmas fill the air, do your holiday shopping at this showcase of 60 vendors’ unique and tempting wares. info@mtpleasanttx.com. (903) 572-8567.

  November 20 - Crockett
29th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN CROCKETT...
Enjoy the Christmas feeling the Saturday before Thanksgiving with over 200 arts & crafts booths, along with food vendors, entertainment and more. For vendor information, call (888) 269-2359.

  November 27 & Dec 3-4 - Sulphur Springs
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL...
Enjoy “Christmas in the Park” by driving or walking through   Heritage Park ’s outdoor museum of historic buildings beautifully decorated for the season. “Christmas Comes to   Main Street  ” Dec 3 with festivities on downtown’s square and Dec 4 at the Christmas Light Parade. Free admission. (888) 300-6623 or (903) 885-5614. www.VisitSulphurSpringsTX.org.

DECEMBER

  December 4-5 - Sulphur Springs
NORTH
EAST TEXAS CHORAL SOCIETY CHRISTMAS CONCERT... “A Heavenly Christmas” tops off the city’s Christmas Festival weekend with a concert by the North East Texas Choral Society at the Hopkins County Regional  Civic Center . www.netchoral.org. (903) 885-8071 or (888) 300-6623.

  December 10-11 -   KILGORE SNOWHILL... Come celebrate the season as we offer live entertainment with Santa Claus, wagon rides, Mt. Kilgore Snowhill, and children’s activities. Downtown Kilgore. Friday evening  5pm-9pm & Saturday - 2pm. Free. (903) 984-5022.

FEBRUARY

  February 1 & 5 – Huntsville
TREES-TREES-TREES -
WALKER COUNTY PROUD COMMUNITIES TREE SEMINAR & SALE...
On Feb 1, learn "How to Select Landscape Trees" and "Care & Management of Trees" in presentations by the Texas Forest Service & Master Gardeners at 6:30pm, AGRILIFE Extension office (102 Tam Rd). On Feb 5, the annual tree sale starts at 8am on Golden Corral's parking lot (Hwy 30 across from Brookshire's). 
(936) 435-2426.

MARCH

  March 3-6, 2011 - Port Arthur
MARDI GRAS OF
SOUTHEAST TEXAS ... A spectacular Mardi Gras event featuring four days of costuming, parades, carnival, arts and crafts, concerts, floats, music,  concessions & family entertainment in downtown Port Arthur. Visit website: www.mardigras.portarthur.com (409) 721-8717.

  March 8-13, 2011 - Nederland
NEDERLAND HERITAGE FESTIVAL ...Celebrate the area’s Dutch & Cajun heritage with tournaments, carnival, arts & crafts booths, pageants, Cajun foods & museum tours. In its 37th year downtown on Boston Avenue . (409) 724-2269. www.nederlandhf.org.  
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