Gladewater April 17-18: East Texas Gusher Days Enjoy a variety of events revolving around the nostalgia of the oil-boom days. The fun begins with carnival amusements, food of all kinds, arts and crafts, commercial vendors, and live entertainment. On Saturday, a chili cookoff and car show is added. When: April 17-18 Where: Downtown Gladewater GLADEWATER, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-845-5501 Website: gusher-days.com

Henderson April 15-May 15: East Texas Wildflower Trails Drive within a 100-mile radius of Rusk County for a breathtaking wildflower tour. The self-driving tour includes museums, shopping, Martin Creek Lake State Park, and lots of history. When: April 15-May 15 Where: Various locations HENDERSON, Texas More Information: Phone: 866-650-5529 Website: visithendersontx.com

Henderson April 25-26: Antique Tractor and Engine Show Take a glimpse back in time with antique tractors and engines. See tractor pulls, a large exhibit of antique tractors, a small engine display, corn grinding, horse-drawn equipment, tractor games, rope making, antique tools, and a tractor parade. When: April 25-26 Where: Rusk County Expo Center HENDERSON, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-889-2671 Website: visithendersontx.com

Jacksonville April 4: Cherokee Craft and Trade Fair Local vendors sell their goods to the public, including personalized and one-of-a-kind items perfect for gifts, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Food trucks are on-site with tasty treats. Admission is free. Donations of canned goods go to the Highway 69 Mission. When: April 4 Where: The Ruby Ballroom JACKSONVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-268-1598

Jefferson April 4: History, Haunts, and Legends A fun spring event for the history buff, avid ghost hunter, and the person with an interest in the unexplained and things that go bump in the night. There are special guest speakers, authors, vendors, book signings, galleries, night-time tours, and investigations. When: April 4 Where: Jefferson Convention and Tourism Center JEFFERSON, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-601-3375

Jefferson April 30-May 3: Historical Pilgrimage For 73 years, making it the oldest festival in Jefferson, the Historical Pilgrimage has provided an opportunity for people to learn more about the town’s rich history through tours of grand historic homes. The event also has tours of local gardens and performances of “The Diamond Bessie Murder Trial,” a play about a real-life murder that took place in Jefferson in 1877. When: April 30-May 3 Where: Excelsior House Hotel JEFFERSON, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-665-2513 Website: theexcelsiorhouse.com

Longview Feb. 1-May 31: Longview 150 Longview turns 150 years old in 2020, and to celebrate the city has planned several months of events, including a banquet, homecoming, transportation show, parade, local history experiences, and many other fun activities. When: Feb. 1-May 31 Where: Various locations LONGVIEW, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-753-3281 Website: longviewtexas.gov/150

Magnolia April 18: Depot Day Enjoy vendors, food, the airing of the quilts, an auction, depot tours, and children’s activities. When: April 18 Where: Historic Magnolia Depot MAGNOLIA, Texas More Information: Phone: 281-615-5697 Website: magnoliatxhistoricalsociety.com

Nacogdoches March 12-April 20: Azalea Trail With over 7,000 azaleas, Nacogdoches is the home of the largest azalea garden in Texas, the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden located on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. Tour the garden and 25 miles of azalea trails through beautifully manicured residential and historic districts. When: March 12-April 20 Where: Ruby Mize Azalea Garden NACOGDOCHES, Texas More Information: Phone: 936-564-7351 Website: nacogdochesazaleas.com

Palestine March 20-June 14: Fairy Garden Walk Explore Davey Dogwood Park this spring. The 5.5 miles of driving trails make for some amazing views, but park the car and step onto the trails to see how many of the hidden fairy gardens you can find. When: March 20-June 14 Where: Davey Dogwood Park PALESTINE, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-723-3014 Website: visitpalestine.com

Palestine April 24-26: 1836 Chuckwagon Races The race takes place every year during the celebration of Texas’ independence and is a unique western event where you can bring your horses, mules, and wagons, and enjoy the many activities or just sit back and watch. The location, the Diamond B Ranch, offers on-site camping. Open for camping on April 17. When: April 24-26 Where: Diamond B Ranch PALESTINE, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-721-9111 Website: 1836chuckwagonraces.com

Silsbee April 18: Fashion Forward To promote local boutiques and antique malls, the Silsbee Chamber of Commerce chauffeurs the ladies who sign up around Silsbee to numerous participating hometown businesses for a full day of shopping and fun. When: April 18 Where: Silsbee Chamber of Commerce SILSBEE, Texas More Information: Phone: 409-385-5562 Website: silsbeecoc.com

Texarkana April 24-25: Scout-O-Rama Boy Scouts of America’s Four State Area Scout-O-Rama allows the sharing of Boy Scout crafts and skills. There is also a chili cookoff and vendors. When: April 24-25 Where: Spring Lake Park TEXARKANA, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-793-2179 Website: 4statessor.com

Tyler April 14: Lecture with Carly Fiorina A passionate advocate for problem-solving, innovation, and effective leadership, Carly Fiorina started out as a secretary for a nine-person real-estate business. She eventually became the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 company. In 2015, Carly launched a campaign for President, running as a political outsider and speaking about empowering and engaging citizens to take back government from a political ruling class that has failed to deliver results. When: April 14 Where: UT Tyler Cowan Center TYLER, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-566-7424 Website: cowancenter.org


Conroe – March 7 Madeley National Reception and Awards

Selected works of art for the Conroe Art League’s Madeley National Juried Competition are on display, with the artist reception and awards presentations.

When: March 7 Where: Conroe Art League Gallery at the Madeley CONROE, Texas

More Information: Phone: 936-756-9572 Website: conroeartleague.com


Crockett – March 7 Jeanne Robertson—The Rocking Humor Tour

At 75 years young, Jeanne Robertson continues to charm audiences with her humorous observations about life around her. This former Miss North Carolina, standing tall at six-foot-two, has a vivacious personality, heart, and sense of humor. Robertson’s witty depiction of everyday situations never fails to have audiences of all ages rolling with laughter.

When: March 7 Where: Crockett Civic Center CROCKETT, Texas

More Information: Phone: 936-544-4276


Henderson: March 27th & 28th – East Texas Square and Round Dance Assoc “Puttin on the Ritz” – This is an East Texas annual festival we have lots of people in Texas that comes to this to celebrate every year we also have other people from Louisiana and Oklahoma that attends this to Davd at Square Dancing is a easy fun activity for the whole family is very family oriented there is no smoking drinking Paul language is used during our Square Dancing we have teen scholarships for our team is that Sq Dance in about to graduate we haveLots of fundraisers to help have money for our team scholarships it’s a very fun activity to White 6:30 pm ETSRDA.com 9032778681


Liberty – March 27-28 Liberty Jubilee

Spend the afternoon at a small-town celebration with food, entertainment, arts and crafts, a carnival, a photo contest, kids’ areas, and book and bake sales.

When: March 27-28 Where: Downtown Liberty LIBERTY, Texas

More Information:Phone: 936-336-3684 Website: cityofliberty.org


Longview – March 6-8 Zonta Club Antique Show and Sale

Antique vendors are present with various antiques and collectibles. The show and sale benefits local scholarships and non-profit agencies.

When: March 6-8 Where:Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center LONGVIEW, Texas

More Information:Phone: 903-753-3281 Website: zontaantiqueshow.com


Palestine – March 20-April 5 Dogwood Trails Celebration

For more than 80 years, Palestine has celebrated the Dogwood Trails Festival. Enjoy the delicate beauty of the dogwood trees in Davey Dogwood Park the last two weeks in March and first week in April. Activities are scheduled each weekend to complement the celebration, including a festival the first weekend. Stop at Palestine Visitor Center for venues and maps.

When:March 20-April 5Where:Palestine Visitor Center PALESTINE, Texas

More Information:Phone: 903-723-3014Website: www.texasdogwoodtrails.com


Palestine – March 20-June 14 Fairy Garden Walk

Explore Davey Dogwood Park this spring. The 5.5 miles of driving trails make for some amazing views, but park the car and step onto the trails to see how many of the hidden fairy gardens you can find.When:March 20-June 14Where:Davey Dogwood Park PALESTINE, Texas

More Information:Phone: 903-723-3014Website: visitpalestine.com


Palestine – March 21 Dogwood Jamboree

Themed “Country From The Heart,” this Branson-style country music show is filled with family fun, laughter, classic country tunes from top-notch artists, and comedians providing comic relief. When:March 21Where:Palestine High School Auditorium PALESTINE, TexasMore Information:Phone: 903-723-6291 Website: dogwoodjamboree.com


Palestine – March 26-28 Old-Time Music and Dulcimer Festival

At this 19th annual festival, find live performances, jam sessions, and some of the best dulcimer and old-time music artists from around the country serving as headliners and workshop leaders.When:March 26-28

Where:Museum of East Texas Culture PALESTINE, TexasMore Information:Phone: 936-222-1892Website: oldpalmusic.com


Tyler – March 26 Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

See the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.When:March 26 Where:UT Tyler Cowan Center TYLER, TexasMore Information:Phone: 903-566-7424Website: cowancenter.org


Tyler – March 28-29 Tyler Quilt Show

There are judged quilts, a special exhibit of art quilts, a silent auction, more than 30 vendors, and a country store. When:March 28-29Where:Harvey Convention Center TYLER, TexasMore Information:Phone: 903-747-7072Website: qgetx.org


Tyler – March 28 Spirits of Oakwood

On this guided historical walking tour through Oakwood Cemetery, historians dressed in period clothing portray and tell the stories of notable early Tyler and Smith county citizens buried in the cemetery. The event is sponsored by the Oakwood Cemetery Restoration Committee. Tickets can be purchased at gate. $10 for adults; children 12 and under free. Gate opens at 1 p.m. and the last tour starts at 4:30 p.m. When:March 28 Where: Spirits of Oakwood TYLER, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-316-2201

Website: oakwoodcemeterytyler.com



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