What's going on in East Texas this weekend? Nov. 8-10 | Arts & Culture
There are several more festivals going on this weekend in our area, as well as our usual abundance of awesome East Texas music, movies, plays and more! Find something to do in East Texas, and support local artists and businesses!
November 9, 2013 - 37th Annual Edgewood Heritage Festival. Set among the log cabins and park, visitors will enjoy Texas music, arts and crafts, the annual classic car show, tractor show, and quilt show…all while enjoying while enjoying great food and entertainment. The kiddos will have fun on the rides in the carnival area, sliding and bouncing in the giant “blow-up” slides and bounce houses. Pony rides, train rides, and wagon rides in and around the park are great fun for everyone!Located in Edgewood, Texas at Highway 80 and 859 just 7 miles north of Canton, Texas. Admission is Free with activities from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 903-896-1940
"Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming", a gospel musical comedy, is onstage live at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman. Friday and Saturday at 7:30, with a final Sunday matinee at 2pm on the 10th. Tickets $12, available at the door. Come and enjoy lots of live, peppy gospel tunes enfolded within a very funny and touching comedy.
Saturday: The Great American Peanut Butter Festival: Vendors, kids games and activities, live music, and an attempt to make the world's longest peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Over 70 tables will be lined up in downtown Grand Saline, and attendees will be able to participate in making the record breaking sandwich. More details at the website, found here.
25th annual Heritage Syrup Festival - Saturday from 9am-5pm. The Sweetest Festival in Texas! A folklife festival where syrup making demonstration is the focus but 35 folk artists show their skills as well. On the grounds of the Depot Museum there are demonstrations of the sawmill, print shop, broom and blacksmith shops. Antique tractors and engines line the yard also. You can even take a ride on the carousel, all while listening to a variety of live performances of country, bluegrass, and folk music. Then catch the hayride shuttle to downtown for other live bands performing. There are hundreds of booths for shopping, children's activities, antique car show and both locations have great food. The day is educational as well as fun. Located at the Depot Museum, 514 N. High Street
Tyler Museum of Art: Works featured in the Day of the Dead Middle School Art Exhibition will be on display through Sunday, November 10 – which also marks the opening day of Celebration of Life and Death: Selections from the Boeckman Collection of Mexican Folk Art. This exhibition, also open to the public with free admission, features more than 75 pieces drawn from a large collection donated to TMA by Laura and Dan Boeckman. Exhibit continues through January 19, 2014. Preview reception Nov. 9 from 6-7:30pm. For reservations, call 903-595-1001.
35th annual Mistletoe and Magic, Nov. 7-9 at Harvey Convention Center. Details and tickets to the event can be found online at www.juniorleagueoftyler.org, at the Junior League of Tyler office located at 1919 S. Donnybrook, or by calling (903) 595-5426.
Seventh Annual Bambi Fun Run and Walk on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. at Faulkner Park located at 410 W. Cumberland Rd. Registration begins at 8am. For more info: (903) 531-1214 or (903) 531-1377. The Fun Run/Walk is open to adults and youth ages 6 and up. The entry fee is $15 per participant, with all proceeds benefiting Tyler Parks and Recreation programming for youth, adults and seniors.
Improve your health and have fun at the second annual free 5K Hope Run set for the morning of Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, on the wooded campus of UT Health Northeast, located at the corner of U.S. 271 and Texas Highway 155. More than 750 runners, walkers, and ramblers are expected to attend the 5K run, the 1-mile walk, or participate in activities for the whole family, including a car show and bounce house. All events are free. UT Health President Dr. Kirk A. Calhoun will open the 5K race, which begins at 8 a.m., and the 1-mile walk or run, which begins at 8:30 a.m. The 5K will follow a winding course through the forest of pines that cover most of UT Health’s 600 acres, while the 1 mile course will take walkers across its beautiful campus. There is no cost to enter the race, but registration is required. You may register online at uthealth.org; on-site registration begins at 7 a.m. For more information, call (903) 877-7575. Children under the age of 10 are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Texas Rose Horse Park Fall Horse Trials - Nov. 9-10. Omnibus. Information here.
Stanleys Famous BBQ - Friday, 9pm-midnight - Chris Watson Band - funk, soul, roots, and southern rock. 525 S. Beckham.
Lago del Pino - Friday at 8pm: Larry Hooper, folk/bluegrass. Saturday at 9pm - Live 80 (80s pop, new wave, metal)
KE Bushman's- Saturday at 4pm. Texas Mass Choir 30th anniversary recording - open to the public - $5 general admission in advance, $10 at the door, $10 VIP in advance, or $15 at the door. Call Kenneth Butler to inquire about ticket purchasing in your area. 903-372-6302.
Saturday, 9am-2pm: Red White and Blue Festival is held each year in November to celebrate Veterans.
There is a Parade, Veterans Ceremony, Live Music, Classic Car Show, Carnival, Vendors, Food Vendors. Free Admission for the public. 114 S. Phillips St, Bullard, TX 75757
Act III Fine Arts performances and displays by Lindale ISD students of all ages. Saturday at 7pm at LISD Performing Arts Center. Open to the public. $15 advance VIP tickets, $7 reserved seating, $10 at the door while available. Purchase at LISD administration office or contact Lindale ISD Education Foundation at 903-881-4000.
Select Power Sports-Lindale hosts Bike Fest 2013. Saturday - 10am-4pm. Free hot dogs, beer, live music, $10 bike entry fee. Call Randy at 903-882-6112 for more information.
Lindale library holiday bazaar. Why go to the mall for holiday shopping when you can relax, have fun, and eat delicious food with your friends in Lindale? Vendors, Bounce house, sand art, face painting, clown, baby pageant for ages 0-8. Takes place at First United Methodist, 402 W. Hubbard Street. 8am-3pm. Call Darcey Harris at 903-521-7732 for booth information.
Saturday: Veterans Parade downtown at 11:11 a.m.
Saturday Nov. 9th. at the Mineola Nature Preserve, the East Texas Trekkers are hosting a AVA-Sanctioned 5K & 10K Walk. More Info: http://www.walktx.org/EastTexasTrekkers/
or call Hellen Hull at 972-530-1026 or http://www.ava.org/gen3/data/event_details.asp?eventid=96602
Cedars Memorial Gardens Cemetery and the Mineola City Cemetery joint homecoming Nov. 9th. For more info call Tony Pegues, 903-569-2602.
The Antique District in Gladewater will be decked out in holiday finery Saturday from 5pm-9pm, and stocked full of holiday goodies to fit anyone's wish list. Take an "Old Fashioned Christmas Stroll" through the shops and malls and enjoy a variety of delicious foods and refreshments. You can also register to win a $200 shopping spree! More details here.
Operation Give Gratitude: Saturday 8am-3pm at Gladewater Rodeo Grounds. Music and events to benefit veterans. See flyer, below for all the details!
Saturday movie: Independent film entitled Europa Report at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. $8 at the door (or $9 with credit card) or purchase in advance via Paypal $9 at this link. See more details about Europa Report here. The Old Firehouse in Edom, 8241 FM 279 in Downtown Edom. 903-852-2781.
Heather McCready with Milo Deering and Brian Magnus - Crossroads Music Company. 216 N. Main Street, Sasturday at 8:00pm. Call 903-342-1854 or visit Crossroadsmusiccompany.com for details.
Moore's Store - 1551 FM 279 - 903-833-5100 -Thursday: David Ball 9pm $10 advance at outhousetickets.com or $15 at the door. Friday: Dirt Road Gypsies - 8pm no cover. Saturday: Max Stalling 8pm - $10 advance at outhousetickets.com or $15 at the door.
The Forge: Thursday: Hippy Nuts Friday: Eric Moseley Duo
Saturday: The Forge hosts Taming the Purple Zebra for cancer fighter Kenneth Allen. Concerts on two stages, 5-9pm. $15. Bands to include blacktopGYPSY, Heather Little, Dazed and more. See flyer attached.
Saturday from 9-11am. Join the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center for a Bird and Nature Walk! The monthly bird watching outings take place the second Saturday of every month. Explore the TFFC interpretive wetland trail and other areas of the hatchery. TFFC Admission: $5.50 adults, $4.50 seniors 65 and older, and $3.50 for children ages 4 through 12. 5550 FM 2495 903-676-2277.
Belcher Center: Longview Ballet Theatre and Seven Principal Dancers from New York City Ballet present: "ONCE UPON A CIRCUS."The music. The dancing. The clowns. Join Longview Ballet Theatre and our incredible cast of dancers from New York City Ballet in a performance that will have you smiling from beginning to end. Special Guest Orchestra - East Texas Symphonic Band -Saturday, Nov. 09 - 2:30 & 7:30 PM and Sunday, Nov. 10 - 2:30 PM. Ticket infor at Belcher Center website.
Fall Trash Bash and Longview Recycles Day Saturday; Sears parking lot of the Longview Mall, 3500 McCann Road. The events, held in conjunction with America Recycles Day, encourage residents to recycle unwanted items and volunteer to help clean the community.
Longview Recycles Day will offer recycling for electronics, including TVs. Recycling will also be available for glass, motor oil & filters, plastic bags, batteries, ink cartridges, paper, cardboard, plastic and metal cans. Tire Recycling will also be available but will require a current water bill and drivers' license for proof of Longview residence. In addition, the Lion's Club will be accepting used eyeglasses. Habitat for Humanity will be accepting donations of building materials, lumber and scrap metal. Paper shredding services will also be provided for Longview residents. For more information about recycling opportunities, contact the Sanitation Department at 903-237-1250. More information here.
November 9-10 - Longview Trade Days - 9am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday at Maude Cobb Exhibit Building. (903)753-4478.