September 14–29 –
KILGORE FALL FILM FESTIVAL... Offering moviegoers a variety of unique and
award-winning film selections at 4 Star Cinema, 1607 U.S. Hwy
2595. For details:
www.foothillsentertainment.com, (903) 983-3848, or
Facebook.com/Kilgore Film Festival.
September 16–17 – Greenville
RALLY ROUND GREENVILLE
FESTIVAL... This general street festival is great family
fun, beginning with a Friday night Kick-Off Concert on
Courthouse Square and music continuing throughout the weekend.
Plus a Kids Alley, Cotton Patch Classic Bicycle Ride and art
show are also part of the fun. Expected attendance 8,000 to
10,000. Vendors apply ASAP for best placement. E-mail
email@example.com, or call (903)
Sept 16–18, Oct 14–16, Nov 18–20, Dec 16–18 Livingston
THIRD MONDAY TRADE DAYS...
Discover a wide array of Trade Days treasures at Pedigo Park on Hwy
59 Bypass! Original handcrafted artworks, crafts,
collectibles, antiques & foods. Open each Friday thru Sunday
before the third Mon-day each month, year-round. Free
admission. Booths available. Call 1-877-ubhookd, or visit
September 17 – Kilgore
5th ANNUAL S.A.F.F.E. DAY... Special Abilities Family Fun Event Day is
hosted by Kilgore Fire Dept. for people with special needs &
their families to participate in fun activities. These include
fire safety, hose spraying, bell ringing, riding the fire
truck, face painting, safety puppet shows, balloons, free
food, fire obstacle course, entertainment & more.
. (903) 988-4119.
September 17 – Buffalo
BUFFALO STAMPEDE & BAR-BEQUE
COOK-OFF... Saturday. The Stampede parade ends in Harriman
Park for a day of FUN. A park is filled with KID’s games, arts
& crafts, food vendors, auction, horseshoe pitching tournament
& much more. (903) 322-5810. POB 207, Buffalo TX 75831.
September 23–24 – Commerce
BOIS D’ARC BASH...
“The Bois d’Arc Capital of Texas” - 31st Annual Bash Downtown.
Saturday: Arts & crafts, food, music, games, 5K run, parade,
golf tournament, carnival, Texas wine tasting, and Miss Bois
d’Arc Pageant. (903) 886-3950.
September 30–October 1 – Huntsville
42nd ANNUAL FAIR ON THE
SQUARE... Over 350+ booth arts & crafts show on the
historic downtown square, 9am-5pm. Free admission. All-day
Saturday live entertainment, food court, Kids Korner, popular
beer garden, wine tasting, and classic cars. Free admission.
Also enjoy Friday night concert with great country music.
www.faironthesquare.com. (936) 295-8113.
October 1 – Kilgore
3rd ANNUAL EAST TEXAS BURN RUN 2016... Hosted by the Brother’s Keepers Motorcycle
club, the Burn Run raises funds for the Shreveport Burn
Center. Events at Kilgore City Park include the Burn Run
Firehouse Cook-off Contest, a Poker Run, bike show, bike
games, live entertainment, vendors, concessions, auctions &
http://www.Facebook.com/East Texas Burn Run.
(903) 987-5302 or (903) 592-2921.
October 8 – Kilgore
BOOMTOWN SOUNDS COMMUNITY CONCERT... Presenting the Blackwood Brothers at Dodson
Auditorium, Kilgore College. The heritage of gospel music is
carried on by this Grammy award-winning group through
traditional Southern Gospel music at its best. 7pm-8pm. For
tickets & schedule:
www.kilgoreconcerts.com or (903) 988-1591.
October 13–16 – Tyler
TEXAS ROSE FESTIVAL... Come celebrate the Rose at Tyler’s 83rd Annual Texas Rose Festival.
Ceremonial events include the Queen’s Coronation, Rose Show,
Queen’s Tea and the Rose Parade. In addition, there will be an
Arts & Crafts Fair, Nursery Tours, Art Show & much more! For
more details, call 1-800-235-5712 or go to
October 14, 15, 16 – Woodville
28th ANNUAL HARVEST
FESTIVAL... Experience an old-time East Texas folklife
celebration at Heritage Village Museum’s outdoor complex of
historic buildings. Enjoy bluegrass music, a Civil War
reenactment, buggy & wagon exhibit, ethnic dance performances,
blacksmithing, pioneer crafts, furniture-making, quilting,
folk artists, food, spinning and more.
www.heritage-village.org. (409) 283-2272.
October 15 – Grapeland
ANNUAL GRAPELAND PEANUT FESTIVAL... Grapeland invites you to join us for our
celebration of Autumn’s peanut harvest! Saturday Peanut Parade
on Main Street. Come to City Park for the all-day carnival,
food, arts/crafts, live music, vendors, and Saturday evening
Queen’s pageant. For details:
October 22 - Ben Wheeler
FALL FERAL HOG FEST 2016...
Enjoy a wild hog cook-off, parade, live music, Feral Hog Queen
pageant, vendors, and more at Moore's Store. For more details,
www.benwheelertx.com, call (903) 275-4227, or follow us on
October 22 – Madisonville
15th TEXAS MUSHROOM FESTIVAL… Featuring Texas craft beers & wines, 240
booths, live musical entertainment, classic car show, Kids
Zone, Shiitake 5K, contests & more. Downtown Courthouse
Square. 10am-5pm. For more information, visit
www.TexasMushroomFestival.com, or call (877)
October 22 - Sulphur Springs
47th WORLD CHAMPION HOPKINS
COUNTY STEW CONTEST... Featuring 165+
cooking teams stirring up stew over open wood fires in huge
cast iron pots on Saturday of Fall Fest. All you can eat at
10:30am. Buford City Park. (903) 885-8071.
November 3 – Kilgore
24th ANNUAL EAST TEXAS OIL-MEN’S CHILI
COOK-OFF… Get Your Burn On at
this annual event showcasing TX, LA, AR & OK oil-and-gas
companies as they compete to be the Best Chili Team in the
Oilfield! Entertainment, tons of chili to taste, vendors and
great fun! Purchase $5 wristband at gate. Benefiting East
Texas Treatment Center. Downtown Kilgore on Commerce St.
www.VisitKilgore.com. (903) 984-5571.
November 3–6 – Groves
GROVES PECAN FESTIVAL...
Enjoy a Queen’s pageant, treasure hunt, carnival, musical
entertainment, cooking contest, pecan toss, pie-eating
competition, craft & food booths and a parade. (800) 876-3631
or (409) 962-3631.
November 5 – Kilgore
BOOMTOWN SOUNDS COMMUNITY CONCERT... Presenting Melinda Doolittle at Dodson
Auditorium, Kilgore College. As a finalist on American Idol
and hailed as one of the most ‘phenomenally gifted’ singers
this year, Melinda has wowed audiences from the White House to
Carnegie Hall. 7pm-8pm. For tickets & schedule:
www.kilgoreconcerts.com. (903) 988-1591.
November 6–10 – Kilgore
EAST TEXAS PIPE ORGAN FESTIVAL... Featuring more than a dozen concerts in
Kilgore, Longview & Shreveport LA, this festival series
includes a variety of Aeolian-Skinner pipe organs and
showcases the works of Roy Perry—the designer/tonal finisher
of these organs in East Texas. Enjoy recitals, exhibits &
www.easttexaspipeorganfestival.com. (903) 987-0317.
http://www.Facebook.com/EastTexas Pipe OrganFestival.
November 17–December 15 – Kilgore
CHRISTMAS UNDER THE
STARS... A month-long, citywide Christmas celebrating
‘Christmas in the Patch’ Derrick and Tree Lighting, which
kicks off the holiday season. Followed by the Snowhill
Festival, Mingle & Jingle, Kilgore Christmas Parade,
Rangerette Christmas Show, Texas Shakespeare Festival,
Christmas Radio Show & more! (903) 984-5022.
November 19 – Crockett
35th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN CROCKETT... Enjoy the Christmas feeling on the Saturday
before Thanksgiving with over 200 arts & crafts booths, along
with food vendors, entertainment, kid’s activities and more.
For additional info, contact Crockett Chamber of Commerce:
November 26 – Kirbyville
29th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN THE
Come to beautifully-forested East Texas the Saturday after
Thanksgiving to enjoy Kirbyville’s hometown festival with food
& craft booths, photos with Santa, small train ride,
entertainment, games, and more at Magnolia Park. (409)
February 6, 2017 – Kilgore
BOOMTOWN SOUNDS COMMUNITY
CONCERT... Presenting Kubecca at Dodson Auditorium,
Kilgore College. With a diverse musical program of jazz,
country & show tunes by the duet of Kuba Kawnik, a
multi-instrumentalist & Rebecca Lowe, a Broadway vocalist &
actress. 7pm. For tickets: (903) 988-1591 or