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Upcoming Events in Piney Woods

Lufkin

The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass in Concert

Sept. 23

Under the leadership of Rodney Marsalis, this group is composed of some of America’s top brass mus...

Rodney Marsalis and Philadelphia Big Brass in Concert

Sept. 23

America’s premier large brass ensemble, Rodney Marsalis and Philadelphia Big Brass reflects the di...

Rhonda Vincent and the Rage in Concert

Oct. 8

Once hailed as "the new queen of bluegrass" by the "Wall Street Journal," the Grammy winner was indu...

Steep Canyon Rangers in Concert

Oct. 20

The Grammy Award winners play a f!usion of bluegrass, pop, country, and folk rock. ...

Ruthie Foster in Concert

Nov. 18

A four-time Grammy nominee, Ruthie Foster crafts songs steeped in Texas blues and folk. ...

Straight No Chaser in Concert

Nov. 21

The a cappella powerhouse has sold over 1.6 million albums and gained millions of fans worldwide for...

"A Christmas Carol"

Dec. 2

Charles Dickens' classic celebrates the true spirit of Christmas in this production filled with haun...

"A Christmas Carol"

Dec. 2

Charles Dickens' classic celebrates the true spirit of Christmas in this production filled with haun...

Celtic Angels Christmas

Dec. 17

The talented quintet brings holiday cheer with traditional favorites like "Silent Night" along with ...

Magnolia

Fall Fest Market

Sept. 25

Ring in autumn and get ahead on holiday shopping at this fall crafters and artisan market. Children ...

Stroll Thru the Renaissance

Oct. 2

With the help of actors and musicians from the Texas Renaissance Festival, visitors go back in time ...

Magnolia Showdown Barbecue Cookoff

Oct. 15-16

Cook teams compete in a barbecue contest sanctioned by the Lone Star Barbecue Society. Non-sanctione...

Nacogdoches

SFA Symphony Orchestra

Sept. 21

Enjoy an evening watching the Stephen F. Austin State University Symphony Orchestra perform chamber ...

SFA Jazz at the Brewery

Oct. 1

Join the SFA Jazz Band as they perform at the Fredonia Brewery in downtown Nacogdoches....

SFA A Capella Choir

Oct. 15

Enjoy an evening watching the Stephen F. Austin State University A Capella Choir perform. The A Capp...

SFA Symphony Orchestra

Oct. 26

Enjoy an evening watching the Stephen F. Austin State University Symphony Orchestra perform chamber ...

Ghosts of Millard's Crossing

Oct. 29

This family-friendly event has costume contests, haunted hayrides, food trucks, and fortune tellers....

SFA Swingin' Axes and Aces in Concert

Nov. 12

Come enjoy a performance by Stephen F. Austin State University's two jazz bands, The Swingin' Axes a...

Merry Christmas Market

Nov. 12-13

Downtown Nacogdoches merchants have put together a fun, two-day Christmas shopping event. Vendors fr...

Holiday in the Pines

Nov. 18-20

More than 60 specialty stores from coast to coast gather for holiday shopping in a festive atmospher...

Wassail Fest

Nov. 27

Downtown merchants are competing for bragging rights for the best holiday brew during Wassail Fest, ...

SFA Symphony Orchestra

Nov. 30

Enjoy an evening watching the Stephen F. Austin State University Symphony Orchestra perform chamber ...

Naples

Watermelon Festival

July 24-25

One of the biggest events in the area, the annual Watermelon Festival draws people from far and wide...

Palestine

If Than Ain't Country Music Show

Aug. 7

Hear a Branson-style country-music show filled with family fun, laughter, and great country music fr...

All Aboard the Texas State Railroad

Sept. 3-Oct. 29

Unplug for a tradition that merges comfort and adventure for the whole family. Vintage steam and die...

Dogwood Double 5K and 10K

Oct. 16

Begin your chip-timed road race in Old Town Palestine, in the park behind the famous Oxbow Bakery. T...

Dogwood Jamboree

Oct. 23

Hear a Branson-style country music show filled with family fun, laughter, and great classic country ...

Hot Pepper Festival

Oct. 23

Can you handle the heat of Palestine's Hot Pepper Festival? Spice things up with the hot pepper eati...

Saturdays On Main

Sept. 3, Oct. 2, Nov. 6

On the first Saturday of each month, historic downtown Palestine is the place to be. Explore quirky ...

Fall Foliage Driving Trails

Nov. 13-28

Palestine is located in the Texas Forest Trail Region, where beautiful autumn color is a featured at...

Grinch's Lair

Nov. 19-Dec. 19

He's mean. He's green. He's in Palestine. This Christmas season, don't miss a rare opportunity to co...

The Polar Express Train Ride

Nov. 19-Dec. 26

Fun for every child and child at heart, the Polar Express journey to the North Pole on the Texas Sta...

Christmas Light Display Driving Tour

Nov. 19-Dec. 27

Grab your family and load up in the car, turn up the Christmas carols, and enjoy an evening looking ...

Tyler

Texas Rose Horse Park/Dallas Hunter Jumper Scholarship Circuit Summer Horse Show

July 17-18

This horse show consists of show jumpers, working hunters, and hunt seat equitation. Show jumpers co...

Texas Rose All-Breed Horse Show

Aug. 27-29

Breeds of a variety of colors and sizes compete to prove that they are the best in their class. Bree...

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