What's going on in East Texas this weekend? October 25-27 | Arts & Culture
6th annual Wild Hog Festival "Born to be Wild'- Saturday from 9am to 4pm. Located in the park in Ben wheeler. Full schedule pictured above.
Have you experienced Downtown LIVE! On Friday evening in Heritage Plaza the featured band will be Sons of the Republic. Make plans to attend the final performance of the season from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. There will be lots of great vendors, food, drinks and great music and great weather! Sons of the Republic are set to perform.
Grammy-nominated trumpeter Bobby Shew comes to Tyler for an evening of jazz, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Liberty Hall.Performing with Shew will be the Tyler Junior College Jazz Ensemble and the UT Tyler Jazz Combo. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. For tickets or more information, please go to www.ETSO.org.
BOO at the Zoo - Caldwell Zoo - Saturday and Sunday we're hosting Boo at the Zoo! We'll be celebrating with decorations, games and activities throughout the zoo from 1:00-4:00pm. Admission prices as follows:Children 3 to 12$7.00Adults 13 to 54$10.50Seniors 55 and over$9.25
Pets in the Park - Saturday from 10am - 3pm.
10:30 Blessing of the Animals
11:30 Almost Halloween Pet Costume
12:30 Most Beautiful Contest
1:45 Pet/Owner Look-a-Like Contest
1:00-3:00 Vaccinations & Microchipping
Lure Course – Weeney Dog Races – Second Spin Disc Dogs – Sure Shots Fly Ball Demonstration – Tyler Obedience & Training Club Demonstration For additional information call 903-597-2471
Golden Sweet Potato Festival all weekend in Golden. Friday night includes mutton bustin', gospel music and more. Saturday events include parade at 10am followed by live music, and lots more events that you can find on GoldenSweetPotatoFestival.org.
Music in the Streets - come play in the streets of old downtown Mineola with other acoustic musicians who show up to play! No amps, just acoustic. Starts at 10:30am. More details here.
Fundraiser to support American Legion programs that provide services to veterans and their families. Kicks off at 10am at American Legion Post #267, 1904 Bomar Street, or call 903-935-265 for more info. (See event flyer, below)
Annual Autumn Art Festival Saturday in downtown Jacksonville. Downtown merchants, artists and vendors pay homage to the era in 60’s dress with an attitude to match. This free event features the work of local and area artists whose work includes sculpture, pottery, mixed media, photography, wooden vessels, digital art, pastels, jewelry, face painting and more. Artists displaying/selling work from 9am - 5pm in the entire block of Commerce St. between Main and Bolton. Free car show (enter your car for free, no judging or prizes, just show off your car) live music by Mark Tang and other local musicians. 903-316-3901
Annual Heritage Square Car Show - Saturday starting at 8am. Restricted to 1987 and older classics, antiques, street rods, race cars, originals, etc. Awards presented at 3 p.m. Downtown on the square. 903-885-1236 for more info.
World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest: Saturday, 8am.
Hosts 140 cooking teams stirring up hearty chicken or beef stew in huge cast iron pots over open wood fires. Visitors are encouraged to get to the stew grounds early so they may enjoy seeing the campsites uniquely decorated with wagon trains, simmering pots and glowing campfires. Just $5 buys a bowl (for all the stew you can eat), along with cheese and crackers. Held in Buford Park.
Hot Pepper Festival downtown Palestine Saturday! See event flyer, below.
Saturday, October 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Between 10:00am and 2:00pm, you can bring your unwanted prescription drugs or over-the-counter medicines to a collection site near you. Enter your ZIP code to find your nearest collection site.
Come celebrate Texas wine month and Texas wines at Wine in the Pines on the picturesque plaza in downtown Mount Vernon, October 25-26, 2013. Wineries from all across the state make an annual pilgrimage to participate in this special event. There will be high-end vendors, artisan foods, and live music. Click here for more details.
Tom Kimmel acoustic concert: Called one of the finest songwriters alive, recorded by Johnny Cash, Linda Ronstadt, Randy Travis, Shawn Colvin and more. $15 at the door, Old Firehouse in Edom. 8241 FM 279. Saturday at 7:30pm.