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Upcoming Events in Piney Woods

Liberty

Liberty Opry

June 27, July 25, Aug. 29

Family entertainment for all ages, Liberty Opry features live music with a little comedy, too. Gospe...

Longview

Fireworks and Freedom Celebration

July 4

A free Independence Day festival featuring the biggest fireworks show in East Texas, this celebratio...

Longview Kennel Club AKC Dog Show (CANCELED)

July 25-26

Purebred dogs attract enthusiasts from across the U.S. as Longview conducts this American Kennel Clu...

Gregg County Fair and Expo

Sept. 4-12

The Longview Jaycees present a week-long, old-fashioned country fair with carnival rides, games, exh...

Neal McCoy and Friends Benefit Concert

Sept. 25

Country singer and Longview resident Neal McCoy and his celebrity friends give a concert to raise mo...

Community Tree Lighting

Nov. 22

The Christmas season kicks off with the downtown tree lighting on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Pa...

Lufkin

Ranky Tanky in Concert

Sept. 20

The Grammy Award-winning band from South Carolina performs blues-inspired music with deep roots in t...

The Quebe Sisters in Concert

Oct. 10

Grace, Sophia, and Hulda Quebe front an innovative progressive Western Swing band of archtop guitar,...

Steep Canyon Rangers in Concert

Oct. 22

Asheville, North Carolina's Grammy-winning band fuse bluegrass, pop, country, and folk music and are...

"Winter Dance Party"

Nov. 7

John Mueller’s “Winter Dance Party” is the official live and authentic recreation of Buddy Hol...

Straight No Chaser in Concert

Nov. 22

This a capella powerhouse has millions of fans world-wide and performs '60s soul to classic rock and...

Magnolia

Stroll Thru the Renaissance

Sept. 26

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

Fall Fest

Oct. 31

Get ready for Halloween with pumpkin decorating, a costume contest, food, and vendors geared up for ...

Milam

Trade Days

July 31-Aug. 1 rescheduled dates

Shop miles of sales along the El Camino Real, from Natchitoches, Louisiana to Crockett, Texas. Commu...

Settlers Days

Nov. 20-21

This annual celebration focuses on early Texas. The event includes historical re-enactments, music, ...

Nacogdoches

Summer Concert Series

June 11-Aug. 13

Support local talent by listening to live music on the second Thursday of each month during the summ...

Holeshot Arenacross

July 31-Aug. 1

The thrill of dirt bike racing comes to Nacogdoches. Practice is on Friday and racing is on Saturday...

Sale On The Trail

July 31-Aug. 1

The El Camino Real Sale on the Trail takes place along 111 miles of the historic El Camino Real de l...

Treats and Beats

Aug. 8

Downtown Nacogdoches showcases a wide range of various desserts and sweet treats for visitors to tas...

Motorcycle Cannonball

Sept. 24

The Motorcycle Cannonball is the most difficult antique motorcycle endurance run in the world. The r...

The Old Stone Fort Bicycle Ride

Oct. 24

Take your choice between a 10 miler, a 30 miler, and a 63-plus miler (about 100km) in and near the o...

Naples

Watermelon Festival

July 24-26

The 82nd festival is one of the biggest events in the area and draws people from far and wide. There...

Palestine

All Aboard The Texas State Railroad

June 2-Aug. 29

Vintage steam and diesel locomotives take passengers across the celebrated rails of the Piney Woods ...

Romance on the Rails: Pints in the Pines

June 5, July 10, Aug. 7

What could be better than sampling Texas-brewed beers aboard a historic train as it travels the Pine...

Adult Happy Hour Train Rides

June 6; July 11, 25; Aug. 1, 15

Call all of your friends and co-workers, because Texas State Railroad has broken tradition for adult...

Romance on the Rails: Wines in the Pines

June 19, July 24, Sept. 11

Wine, chocolate, and romance makes a perfect evening. These adult-only evening excursions offer the ...

Dogwood Jamboree

June 20, Aug. 8

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

July Fourth Piney Woods Steam Train Excursions

June 30-July 4

This July Fourth week, enjoy a scenic four-hour round-trip excursion through the Piney Woods of East...

"The Little Mermaid: The Musical"

July 24-26, 31; Aug. 1-2

Based on the animated 1989 Disney film and the classic story of the same name by Hans Christian Ande...

Neches River Wilderness Race

Aug. 1

The excitement of the challenging Neches River race course keeps paddlers—from the highly skilled ...

All Aboard the Texas State Railroad

Sept. 4-Oct. 28

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

Romance On The Rails: Wines In The Pines

Sept. 11

Wine in the Pines combines the natural romance of the rails with the deep flavors of wine and chocol...

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: The Musical"

Oct. 9-11, 16-18

Based on the classic tale by Washington Irving, William Allen Jones' “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow...

Pumpkin Patch Train Ride

Oct. 10-31

Come and stay as long as you like at the Texas State Railroad Pumpkin Patch, which offers hayrides, ...

Fright Night

Oct. 16-17, 23-24, 30-31

Palestine Firefighters Association and Friends present the 11th annual Fright Night haunted house. F...

A note regarding COVID-19

Due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus, some events have been postponed or canceled. Please make sure to check the event website, social media, or call ahead to confirm an event is still taking place if you are interested in attending.


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