Things to do in East Texas this weekend: October 10th-13th

If you’re looking for fun things to do in East Texas this weekend, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s our rundown of some fun things happening around the area from October 10th-13th.

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Thursday, 10/10


Tunes at Noon 

  • When: 11:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Downtown Tyler
  • Cost: Free

Award-winning singer, songwriter and entertainer, Meredith Crawford comes to the square to sing songs and make you happy! Food trucks and umbrellas and great weather!

Piney Woods Fair 

The 2019 Piney Woods Fair is October 9-13. Get your Piney Woods Fair Tickets online!

Vampi’s Goth Makeup Party

Unleash your inner goth and try out some Vampi-inspired makeup and hair. This event is for kids 10 and older, and all supplies will be provided. Just bring the attitude.

Beetlejuice (1988) + Dress Up

After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose “help” quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia. Get tickets here.

Southern Hospitality Performances

The Futrelle Sisters – Frankie, Twink, Honey Raye and Rhonda Lynn – are in trouble again. Their beloved hometown, Fayro, Texas, is in danger of disappearing …until a salsa manufacturing factory – looking to relocate – sends a representative on a scouting mission. Honey Raye decides to woo the rep to choose Fayro by throwing together the biggest celebration of the year: ‘Fayro Days’, which includes a craft show, a pet costume parade, a beauty pageant and a huge Civil War battle reenactment. All of this parallels a wedding, loss of the preacher’s home, a mid-life crisis, twins causing havoc, and – oh yes – a possible murder! Get tickets here.

1984 by George Orwell

1984 follows Orwell’s powerful depiction of the horrors of man’s fate in a society where Big Brother is always watching. This production depicts that world along with the dangers of an overreaching government, where everything that is not prohibited is compulsory. Get tickets here.

Friday, 10/11


East Texas Yamboree Quilt Show

Quilt show celebrating the East Texas Yamboree. See the full schedule of events for the 82nd Annual East Texas Yamboree here.

Piney Woods Fair 

The 2019 Piney Woods Fair is October 9-13. Get your Piney Woods Fair Tickets online!

Canton Main Street 18th Annual Autumn Festival 

The Downtown Canton Texas Main Street Programs 18th annual Autumn Festival will have a traditional street festival with tons to do. Live Music, Food, drink, games, sanctioned BBQ contest, Miss Main Street pageant and so much more. Friday night will start with 5:30pm Miss Main Street Pageant, Live Concert at 7:30pm with Beer garden. Saturday events start at 10am with pumpkin decorating, scarecrow contest, games, music and bbq contest. Make plans to enjoy all the great memories you had as a kid at your home town fall festival in Downtown Canton!

Tales of the Monarch

Ages: 10 years & up Registration: Free. Please register by the day before the event. The Monarch butterfly migrates great distances and overcomes barriers on a journey to safe climates. Come join the presentation and discussion about these amazing creatures.

Yesterland Fall Festival

Step back in time at Yesterland Farm and enjoy old-fashioned fun on the vintage carousel, roller coasters and more. The general admission tickets includes the Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, and Farm Attractions plus UNLIMITED Amazement Park Rides. See our adventures at Fall Festival at Yesterland Farm.

‘Seven Samurai’ Screening

The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House will partner with the Nacogdoches Public Library and its NEA Big Read Nacogdoches project to present a screening of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 masterpiece, “Seven Samurai.” A free, one-night screening of the Oscar-nominated film is at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Cole Art Center. Refreshments will be provided.

JazzNutz at LugNutz with the Axes and Aces

A fun evening of jazz featuring the Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces from Stephen F. Austin State University will be presented from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at LugNutz Bar & Grill on U.S. 59 south of Nacogdoches. Tickets at the door will be $15. Tickets do not include food or beverages. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the School of Music jazz program.

Southern Hospitality Performances

The Futrelle Sisters – Frankie, Twink, Honey Raye and Rhonda Lynn – are in trouble again. Their beloved hometown, Fayro, Texas, is in danger of disappearing …until a salsa manufacturing factory – looking to relocate – sends a representative on a scouting mission. Honey Raye decides to woo the rep to choose Fayro by throwing together the biggest celebration of the year: ‘Fayro Days’, which includes a craft show, a pet costume parade, a beauty pageant and a huge Civil War battle reenactment. All of this parallels a wedding, loss of the preacher’s home, a mid-life crisis, twins causing havoc, and – oh yes – a possible murder! Get tickets here.

1984 by George Orwell

1984 follows Orwell’s powerful depiction of the horrors of man’s fate in a society where Big Brother is always watching. This production depicts that world along with the dangers of an overreaching government, where everything that is not prohibited is compulsory. Get tickets here.

Saturday, 10/12


2019 Corkscrew Wine Run

We are back in 2019 with new routes….and all the same finish line fun! Registration is now open and ready for you to snag your spot to run a 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon at Kiepersol Winery! Runners will receive a participant shirt, finisher medal, and quite the afterparty featuring Kiepersol’s best! A percentage of the race proceeds will benefit Pierre’s Mane Mission, which supports Tyler’s Breckenridge Village.

Pink Run 5K benefiting American Cancer Society

Pink 5K Run benefiting American Cancer Society and promoting Breast Cancer Awareness is Saturday October 12, 2019. Start/finish will be in the parking lot of the SFA Early Childhood Research Center. Registration 7am with run/walk to start at 8am. Registration is $30 day of event. SFA students is $20 early bird or $25 day of with Student ID. Early Registration deadline is October 4th to ensure t-shirt. Sizes and quantities will be limited day of event.

Super Saturday Arts & Crafts

Join us in the climate controlled Civic Center for Arts and crafts vendors and Food Trucks. Stop by Taste of Winnsboro for Gumbo and Taco Soup. Free activities: Pie Contest and Pet Contest .05K Race as well as Kids Money scramble all taking place under 1 roof. Then head to Cypress Creek Southern Ales for the Beard Contest. 8-5pm.

Harvest Hustle 5K

  • When: 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
  • Where: Pickers Pavilion, Lindale
  • Cost: $35 day of registration

Harvest Hustle 5K Run/Walk
Portion of Proceeds to benefit: David Powell Food Pantry, LISD Foundation, Lindale Fire Department, and Lindale Library

1K Run/Walk to benefit Domestic Violence

A race to benefit domestic violence. $3 Registration Fee – All proceeds benefit Women’s Center of East Texas. 8:30 am Sign-in/Warm up 9:00-10:00 am Walk Saturday Oct 12th At Teague Park – 415 American Legion Blvd, Longview, Tx All participants will receive a FREE t-shirt

Smith County Master Gardener “From Bulbs to Blooms” Conference and Sale

“From Bulbs to Blooms” Conference and Sale Registration 8:30 AM Program 9:00 AM Bulb and Plant Sale 11:00 AM Smith County Horticulture Agent presents “Earthkind Bulbs for Year Round Beauty” highlighting bulbs to be in the following sale.

5th Annual Cruisin’ for a Cause Car and Truck Show

5th Annual “Cruisin’ for a Cause” Car and Truck Show at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will be Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 9:00am – 1:00pm.. This event is free to the public and family friendly. All makes, models and years of cars and trucks welcome. Registration at 8am. Drawing every hour, trophies for winning categories, music, food trucks

Second Saturdays 

The Kilgore Public Library will now be open on the second Saturday of each month through November. Hours will be 9 AM- 1 PM. Upcoming Saturdays Include: September 14, October 12, & November 9. Library cards are available for free for all residents of Gregg, Harrison, Rusk, Smith, and Upsher counties with a valid photo ID and proof of residence.

Diboll Business EXPO 2019

Mark your Calendars for October 12th for the Diboll Business Association’s BUSINESS EXPO! Diboll Member Businesses and friends, $100 GRAND PRIZE Entry for Visiting All the Booths. Over 30 Businesses, Non-Profits, Retail, Wholesale and service business both member and non-members. Prizes & Giveaways, Fun for Families, Young and Old.

Countryfest 2019

  • When: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Pickers Pavilion, Lindale

Stroll through the arts and craft booths, gobble a turkey leg, take a look at the Car Display, enjoy live entertainment, and bid on auction items. Children will spend the day at a variety of activities including: a climbing wall, a Kid’s ID Booth, a bounce house and lots of carnival games. There will also be a mechanical bull. Click here for a schedule of events.

Alba Fall Festival 

  • When: 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Where: Alba
  • Cost: Donations appreciated

It begins with the Parade: “Fall back in time”.  The parade begins at 9:30 am. ALC will have their annual Silent Auction. Bar Stool Racers, Washer Tourn. Bungee Jumping & Bounce Houses. Food Trucks, Vendors, Baking & Canning Contest. DJ David Cormican 10-1, The Swoapes 1-3, Dakota Ritter 3-6, and The Todd Brewer 6-9. The Alba Vol. Fire Dept. will hold their annual Fish Fry 4-8. Donations appreciated!

Pumpkin Patch Train Ride

Unleash the kids this harvest season and set them loose in a Pumpkin Patch full of interactive games, prizes, tricks and treats! Kids of all ages will love the ride from the Rusk depot to the Maydelle Turntable. Everyone who purchases entry into the Pumpkin Patch receives an open-air coach seat aboard a specifically designated train departure time. All passengers, young and old, are encouraged to come attired in their Halloween finest. Reservations available online.

Canton Main Street 18th Annual Autumn Festival 

The Downtown Canton Texas Main Street Programs 18th annual Autumn Festival will have a traditional street festival with tons to do. Live Music, Food, drink, games, sanctioned BBQ contest, Miss Main Street pageant and so much more. Saturday events start at 10am with pumpkin decorating, scarecrow contest, games, music and bbq contest. Make plans to enjoy all the great memories you had as a kid at your home town fall festival in Downtown Canton!

Third Annual Art in the Park 

  • When: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Where: Jones Park, Lufkin
  • Cost: Free

This is a free event for all ages. Come out to enjoy the local talent as we will have both visual and preforming artists. There will be activities for both children and adults. Neighborhood STRONG has partnered with several area business to make this a fun filled event. This year’s event will include lunch for all attendees being provided by First United Methodist Church’s Foundations Cook & Serve Group. The Museum of East Texas will be providing face painting for attendees. The City Fire and Police Departments and Whataburger’s Whataguy will be in attendance this year as well. This is a free event and open to the public. Please come out and meet your neighbor and see the efforts of local artists and musicians.

Edom Art Festival 2019

  • When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Where: Edom
  • Cost: Free

The Edom Art Festival began in 1972, after the first artist Doug Brown moved into town and started the artists’ mecca. By inviting fellow artists to participate, it has been well attended all of these years as an invitational and now a juried festival, known for having only high quality, original art and craft. Today the festival is sponsored by the Edom Area Chamber of Commerce, but is produced by the artists in town, making it truly unique. Our resident artists are busy creating for months to prepare for the weekend, when our population of 350 swells to thousands. Learn more about the Edom Art Festival here!

Yesterland Fall Festival 

Step back in time at Yesterland Farm and enjoy old-fashioned fun on the vintage carousel, roller coasters and more. The general admission tickets includes the Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, and Farm Attractions plus UNLIMITED Amazement Park Rides. See our adventures at Fall Festival at Yesterland Farm.

October’s Hit the Bricks 

  • When: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Where: Downtown Tyler
  • Cost: Free

On the second Saturday of every month, people from all over converge on Downtown Tyler for Hit the Bricks. Downtown Tyler will be bursting with family fun, entertainment, music, food, history tours, art, and of course, the chance to check out a great locally-owned restaurant, bar, or retail establishment. The East Texas Bridal Expo returns to Downtown Tyler on and around the Square 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The East Texas Bridal Expo is the biggest Bridal Expo event in East Texas with nearly 100 exhibitors offering show specials and prizes for the Bride to Be and all participants in the “big day.”

Autumn Trails Pie Contest 

  • When: 11 a.m.
  • Where: Winnsboro Civic Center, Winnsboro

Eastern Star is cohosting this year’s Pie Contest during Super Saturday events at the Civic Center. Drop off 10-10:30 judging at 11. Junior and Senior Divisions this year. Fruit, Nut and Cream. Break out granny’s secret recipe and enter up. Prizes award each category and division with overall Grand. See website for rules and forms. See you there!

Fall Festival at The Ranch 

It’s fall at The Ranch! Join us for hayrides, a pumpkin patch, face painting, bounce houses, music and your festival favorite eats and treats! Hot Dogs, Frito Pies, Sausage On A Stick, Caramel Apples, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, a S’more Bar and so much more! Open to the public. Spread the word — bring your friends and family— we want to show the East Texas Community all the beauty, recreation and lifetime memories waiting for families at The Ranch!

Piney Woods Fair 

The 2019 Piney Woods Fair is October 9-13. Get your Piney Woods Fair Tickets online!

Gospel on the Lawn 

GOSPEL ON THE LAWN!!! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12th Starts noon to 3 pm Featuring: Lisa Barron * Camille Manns * Branisha Kenney * RJ Heard * Etian Larue VENDORS * LIVE MUSIC * FOOD & REFRESHMENTS

Tunes & Spoons Chili Challenge 

The day starts with the Chili Challenge, tasting fee is only $5 per person so bring your appetite at 12 noon and choose the peoples choice winners. Then at 5 p.m.  Trop Rocker, Grant Cook takes the stage. Pholks, things really heat up at 7pm as Donny Brewer takes over. Donny has the Song of the Year – “Back To The Sun” Male Vocalist of the Year Entertainer of the Year Band of the Year – Donny & the Dock Rockers And if that’s not enough, Eric & Gina Babin with Radiotroprock will be on hand.

ETX Brewing Co. 2019 Beer Olympics

ETX Brewing Company is presenting the 2019 Beer Olympics. There will be two teams competing in 10 events. Events include fowling, ring toss, football throw, frisbee toss, non-beer pong, kick ball target, ladder ball, cornhole, yard darts and polish horseshoes.

Brebach Presents Recital: Oboe Workshop 

  • When: 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: Cole Concert Hall, Nacogdoches
  • Cost: $8 for general admission

Emily Brebach, English horn with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, will perform a guest oboe and English horn recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in Cole Concert Hall on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus. The recital is part of the School of Music’s Friends of Music Concert Series and will showcase works by Eugene Bozza, Charles Koechlin, Maurice Ravel and Alyssa Morris, among others. The recital is part of a larger guest artist residency, which includes presenting a free Oboe Etude Workshop Day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall on Sunday, Oct. 13. Saturday’s recital tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth.

East Texas BullFight Challenge

BullFight – American Freestyle BullFighters face a fighting bull to make points. They are trying to do tricks and earn points. The more stylish and dangerous their moves are, the more points they get. YouTube “Freestyle Bullfighters Are Bringing the X Games To The Rodeo (HBO)” Special Guests: Don Gay, 8 X Bull Riding World Champion will be our Color Commentator. Rob Smets, the Kamikaze Kid, 5 X World Champion will be our guest speaker. Frankie “Punkintown” Smith, Rodeo Clown and 5 X Christian Comedian of the Year as well as 1999 CCMA Artist of the Decade will entertain us throughout the night. Give away – 2 night hotel, 4 tickets to San Antonio and SeaWorld. Vendors Food Great Family Entertainment

Hoptober Fest 

Hoptober Fest is happening on Saturday and general Admission will be Free. Das Boot glasses will be available for purchase (while supplies lasts) during the event for $15 and will include the glass and two beer tickets. The for $75 you can purchase a VIP ticket which  includes glass, beers, private seating area and more.  Get a VIP ticket here. Lucas For Sheriff will be opening the night on the stage. Vallejo will be coming in from Austin to rock with us into the night and DJ Mr. G will close out the night with a dance party under the pavilion! True Vine will be debuting EIGHT new or limited release beers Saturday evening. Sola Bread will have a special menu ready to go for the night in addition to their full pizza menu.

Hocus Pocus Dress Up

After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal. Get tickets here.

Southern Hospitality Performances

The Futrelle Sisters – Frankie, Twink, Honey Raye and Rhonda Lynn – are in trouble again. Their beloved hometown, Fayro, Texas, is in danger of disappearing …until a salsa manufacturing factory – looking to relocate – sends a representative on a scouting mission. Honey Raye decides to woo the rep to choose Fayro by throwing together the biggest celebration of the year: ‘Fayro Days’, which includes a craft show, a pet costume parade, a beauty pageant and a huge Civil War battle reenactment. All of this parallels a wedding, loss of the preacher’s home, a mid-life crisis, twins causing havoc, and – oh yes – a possible murder! Get tickets here.

1984 by George Orwell

1984 follows Orwell’s powerful depiction of the horrors of man’s fate in a society where Big Brother is always watching. This production depicts that world along with the dangers of an overreaching government, where everything that is not prohibited is compulsory. Get tickets here.

Texas Rose Festival Concert in the Park 

  • When: 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Where: Bergfeld Park, Tyler
  • Cost: Free

Free concert to kick off the 2019 Texas Rose Festival featuring Briefcase Blues Band at Bergfeld Park.

Sunday, 10/13


Brebach Presents Recital: Oboe Workshop 

  • When: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Cole Concert Hall, Nacogdoches
  • Cost: $8 for general admission

Emily Brebach, English horn with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, will perform a guest oboe and English horn recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in Cole Concert Hall on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus. The recital is part of the School of Music’s Friends of Music Concert Series and will showcase works by Eugene Bozza, Charles Koechlin, Maurice Ravel and Alyssa Morris, among others. The recital is part of a larger guest artist residency, which includes presenting a free Oboe Etude Workshop Day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall on Sunday, Oct. 13. Saturday’s recital tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth.

Edom Art Festival 2019

  • When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Where: Edom
  • Cost: Free

The Edom Art Festival began in 1972, after the first artist Doug Brown moved into town and started the artists’ mecca. By inviting fellow artists to participate, it has been well attended all of these years as an invitational and now a juried festival, known for having only high quality, original art and craft. Today the festival is sponsored by the Edom Area Chamber of Commerce, but is produced by the artists in town, making it truly unique. Our resident artists are busy creating for months to prepare for the weekend, when our population of 350 swells to thousands. Learn more about the Edom Art Festival here!

Yesterland Fall Festival 

Step back in time at Yesterland Farm and enjoy old-fashioned fun on the vintage carousel, roller coasters and more. The general admission tickets includes the Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, and Farm Attractions plus UNLIMITED Amazement Park Rides. See our adventures at Fall Festival at Yesterland Farm.

Piney Woods Fair

The 2019 Piney Woods Fair is October 9-13. Get your Piney Woods Fair Tickets online!

Southern Hospitality Performances

The Futrelle Sisters – Frankie, Twink, Honey Raye and Rhonda Lynn – are in trouble again. Their beloved hometown, Fayro, Texas, is in danger of disappearing …until a salsa manufacturing factory – looking to relocate – sends a representative on a scouting mission. Honey Raye decides to woo the rep to choose Fayro by throwing together the biggest celebration of the year: ‘Fayro Days’, which includes a craft show, a pet costume parade, a beauty pageant and a huge Civil War battle reenactment. All of this parallels a wedding, loss of the preacher’s home, a mid-life crisis, twins causing havoc, and – oh yes – a possible murder! Get tickets here.

World of Khaos Blackout Night

  • When: 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Where: World of Khaos, Tyler
  • Cost: $20 or $25 for VIP Fast Pass

Blackout nights are the most terrifying nights of all World of Khaos season. The patients prefer to hunt and play in the dark and since they behave most of the year we decided to accommodate them this year! BUT, only for three nights of 2019!! You got it. You will have to find your way out of the number one fan voted Haunted House in all of TEXAS with but one glow stick….. See our experience at World of Khaos here.

1984 by George Orwell

1984 follows Orwell’s powerful depiction of the horrors of man’s fate in a society where Big Brother is always watching. This production depicts that world along with the dangers of an overreaching government, where everything that is not prohibited is compulsory. Get tickets here.

 

*All dates and information are subject to change. Contact us if there are changes to the schedule or if we left anything out.

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