Piney Woods Ultra
Tyler State Park , 789 Park Road 16
Diverse, single-track trails take you on an adventure through dense forests of 100-foot-tall pines in Tyler State Park. Be sure to watch your footing as you travel through rolling hills and across snaking tree roots with dense pine needle coverage. This race is an extremely underestimated challenge with the humidity, elevation, and technicality of the trails. Post race, you’re rewarded with a 64-acre, spring-fed lake that you can take a refreshing swim in while you rest and recover. Distance options are 5K, 10K, 25K, 50K, and 100K.
Lanes Chapel Pumpkin Patch
Sept. 24-Oct. 31
Lanes Chapel United Methodist Church, 8720 Old Jacksonville Hwy.
Come see one of the largest pumpkin patches in East Texas. The eighth annual pumpkin patch showcases thousands of pumpkins and gourds. While shopping for pumpkins, enjoy free family activities including games, face painting, train rides, and family photos. All proceeds benefit Lanes Chapel ministries.
Texas Rose Festival
Tyler Rose Garden, 420 Rose Park Drive
Since its beginning in 1933, the Texas Rose Festival has represented the spirit that brings Tyler together as a community. Rich in heritage and tradition, the festival offers enchanting ceremonial events such as the Queen’s Coronation, Ribbon Cutting and Rose Presentation, the Queen’s Tea, and the Rose Parade, all amidst a backdrop of brilliant roses as vibrant and colorful as the community they represent.