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Fall in East Texas means football, cooler weather, outdoor activities and lots of fairs, festivals and events that celebrate just about anything and everything East Texas!

Fun activities and events seem to be on the calendar for nearly every weekend from now up to Thanksgiving! When it comes to festival event information, we've got you covered. Here's a look at what's to come this fall. For more information on any festival or event, just click or tap on the festival name and you'll be taken to the official site for all the specifics.

Get out there and enjoy fall y'all!

Gregg County Fair - Longview

Friday, September 9th - Saturday, September 16th
Gregg County Fairgrounds

This fair got its start in 1949 by the Longview Jaycees. The Gregg County Fair also hosts the annual Miss Gregg County pageant and will feature pig races, a petting zoo, live entertainment nightly, and lots of family entertainment.


Pittsburg Pioneer Days - Pittsburg

Saturday, September 9th - Saturday, September 16th

The Little Miss Peach Queen Ball kicks off the event on the 9th with the carnival beginning Thursday followed by more activities and will conclude on the 16th with the parade that morning and more activities fun and games for the whole family.


Texas State Forest Festival - Lufkin

Thursday, September 14th - Sunday, September 17th
George Henderson Exposition Center

Competitions are abundant at the Texas State Forest Festival along with the carnival rides and live shows featuring birds of prey and ax throwing, there's a 5k run, wood carving display, and so much more.


Gladewater Arts & Crafts Festival 2023 - 50th annual - Gladewater

Saturday, September 16th
downtown Gladewater

Vendors of all kinds will be set up along Broadway Ave. in downtown Gladewater celebrating the 50th year of the arts and crafts festival while selling and showing off their arts and crafts, homemade goods, jewelry, unique handmade works, food, toys and more.


East Texas State Fair - Tyler

Friday, September 22nd - Sunday, October 1st
East Texas State Fairgrounds - Tyler

The mission of this East Texas tradition is to promote agriculture and education, create commerce and celebrate heritage. The East Texas State Fair also offers scholarships to East Texas students. This fair is packed with entertainment. This year the fair features a water stunt show, sea lion splash, hypnotist and many other shows in addition to live music, exhibits, a marketplace, rides, and carnival-style food and livestock shows.


Titus County Fair - Mt. Pleasant

Wednesday, September 27th - Saturday, September 30th
Titus County Civic Center - Mt. Pleasant

This fair features a livestock show, numerous contests, commercial exhibits, youth academic contests, carnival rides, food and musical entertainment.


Piney Woods Fair - Nacogdoches

Wednesday, October 11th - Sunday, October 15th
Nacogdoches County Exposition & Civic Center - Nacogdoches

The Pineywoods Fair wraps up fair season in East Texas with an agricultural and livestock show featuring competitions highlighting swine, goats, lambs, rabbits, heifer and more. There are educational exhibits and competitions and topped off with carnival rides and lots of fair food. It's your last opportunity of the season to get all that fried goodness!


Fire Ant Festival - Marshall

Saturday, October 14th
downtown Marshall

The pesky ant that causes trouble will be the center of attention during this Marshall event complete with live music, children's area with inflatables, a bike ride, a fun run and 5k, contests, vendors, and more!


Rose City Music Festival - Tyler

Saturday, October 14th
downtown Tyler

This multi-cultural food and music event will be on the red bricks of downtown Tyler. It will feature more that 15 East Texas restaurants sampling some of their best food and then the concerts kick in featuring performances from Whiskey Myers, Ludacris, Matt Koziol and DJ Shane Payne.


Lindale CountryFest - Lindale

Saturday, October 14th
Picker's Pavilion in downtown Lindale

Celebrate the harvest season at CountryFest in Lindale. There will be arts and crafts booths, children's activities, live performances and music, car-truck-Jeep show, auction, a petting zoo, carnival games, art projects, and more.


Mt. Vernon Country Fest - Mt. Vernon

Saturday, October 14th
downtown Mt. Vernon

Celebrate small-town living at Country Fest in Mt. Vernon. Start the day off with a pancake breakfast, a 5k run/walk, a chili cook-off, an antique car show, a petting zoo, a children's area, and more than 70 craft and food vendors.


Edom Art Festival 2023 - Edom

Saturday, October 14th
downtown Edom

Edom has been celebrating the arts for more than 50 years now and the Edom Arts Festival gives artists the opportunity to share their talent. It's a two-day event that showcases art, food, and music.


East Texas Yamboree - Gilmer

Wednesday, October 18th - Saturday, October 21st
venues throughout Gilmer

The festivities begin on Wednesday, October 18th with the Queen's Coronation at 7:30. There are many competitions during the Yamboree, including a quilt show, livestock show, and more. The carnival will be in downtown Gilmer and open Wednesday through Saturday with rides, games and food, and street dances each night.


Texas Rose Festival - Tyler

Thursday, October 19th - Sunday, October 22nd
venues throughout Tyler

Tyler is known as the rose capital, so why not have a festival to celebrate and honor this distinction? The Texas Rose Festival features the queen's coronation, Rose Parade, arts, and crafts and quilting fair, and many other socialite activities.


Hogtoberfest - Ben Wheeler

Saturday and Sunday, October 21st and 22nd
downtown Ben Wheeler

Definitely one of the most unique festivals in the state as Ben Wheeler celebrates the hog. Originally known as the Feral Hog Festival, it was changed to Hogfest and now it's Hogtoberfest! This festival will feature a hog parade, a pageant, a parade, a hog cook-off and many other unique contests and events.


Hopkins County Fall Festival - Sulphur Springs

Friday and Saturday, October 27th and 28th
Hopkins County Fair Grounds and Civic Center - Sulphur Springs

The Hopkins County Fall Festival will have it all - a parade, craft show, kids zone, carnival rides, games and food, loads of exhibits and a hay baling contest.


Hot Pepper Festival - Palestine

Saturday, October 28th
Main St.- Palestine

Can you handle the heat? If you love peppers, this is the festival for you. There will be an atomic wing eating contest, a jalapeno pepper eating contest and more things to do and see all centered around the hot pepper!


Heritage Syrup Festival - Henderson

Saturday, November 11th
downtown Henderson

More than 15 blocks of downtown Henderson will be covered with arts & crafts vendors, exhibitors, food booths, antique cars, musical entertainment, children's activities and demonstrations as Henderson celebrates syrup!

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