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Join Us for These Fun Jefferson, Texas Events

sidebar-eventEvents, festivals, goings-on… there’s always something to do in Jefferson! When you stay at our Inn in East Texas, just ask our great innkeepers what is happening in the area.

A Sample of Annual Events in Town[Read Details…]

Every January, the Pulpwood Queens book club brings famous authors to town for their Girlfriend Weekend Festival, where participants dress up for the theme of the year, enjoy some activities such as a meal served to your table by an author, book readings by the author, book signing, and a ball. Don’t miss this very creative festival — you’ll have the time of your life.The Annual Pilgrimage in the Spring has been running for some 64 years; during this time, many of the Historic homeowners open their doors for visitors to enjoy. People flock to Jefferson to behold these houses that were built in the 1800s and lovingly restored by the owners over the years. Most owners believe keeping the homes true to their historic roots is preferable to updating completely.Battle of Port Jefferson Civil War reenactment is the largest in the state of Texas. Come to relive what could have happened here in 1864. During this weekend-long event in May, you’ll find a parade, Grand ball where you’ll be transported to the late 1800s where everyone is attired in period clothing, and skirmishes around the downtown streets.For a more complete Calendar of Events, we try to keep you updated with a list of activities below.

Spring in Jefferson TX is one of the best times of the year to get out in the fresh air. Walking in downtown Jefferson offers many delights for your senses; you’ll walk past historic homes becoming lovelier by the day with spring flowers opening and smell their fresh fragrances. The leaves on the trees begin to unfurl into green canopies shading the streets. So grab you walking shoes and get outside to a nice stroll through town.
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January 2019
January 25-27, 2019 16th Annual Jefferson Quilt Show
January 26, 2018 Jefferson Wedding Expo

February 2019
February 9-10, 2019 Jefferson Gun Outdoor Expo
February 14, 2019 Valentine’s Day Specials at Auntie Skinner’s and Enoch Stomp Vinyard
February 16, 2019 Krewe of Hebe Mab Ball
February 17, 2019 Chocolate Sunday

March 2019
March 1 – 3, 2019 Mardi Gras Celebration Festivities
March 8 – 10, 2019 ETPA Spring Play
March 14 – 16, 2019 ETPA Spring Play
March 15 – 16, 2019 Spring Break Train Rides
March 16, 2019 St. Patty’s Day Shopping fun day downtown

April 2019
April 5 – 7, 2019 City Wide Rummage Sale
April 6, 2019  History, Haunts & Legends
April 11 – 14, 2019  Diamond Don’s Annual AHRMA Vintage Motocross
April 19 – 20, 2019  Outlaws National Classic Car Show

May 2019
May 3, 2019 Civil War Living History Day
May 2 – 5, 2019 The Diamond Bessie Murder Trial
May 3 – 5, 2019 72nd Annual Pilgrimage Tour of Homes
May 4 – 5, 2019 Battle for Jefferson Civil War Re-enactment
May 4 – 5, 2019 The Great Locomotive Andrews Raid Train Battle Re-enactment
May 18 – 19, 2019 Jefferson Train Days
May 25, 2019 Enoch’s Stomp South African Pig Roast
May 30, 31 + June 1, 2019 Annual Big Cypress Corvette Classic Car Show

For more detailed information please visit my blog here or the Marion County Chamber of Commerce website.

Summer in East Texas is warm and wonderful. Jefferson is nestled between two lakes; Lake O the Pines and Caddo Lake, each with varying activities for the summertime. If you’ve got a boat, Kayak or Canoe either of the lakes or even along the Bayou would be a fantastic place for some boating around Jefferson.

In town you’ll find many, many gorgeous front yards lining the streets loaded with roses and other flowers filling the air with heady aromas. Plus there are plenty of huge old trees shading much of town which makes for relaxing strolls holding hands with your sweetheart.

Some events here in downtown are indoor activities so you can enjoy cool air-conditioning during the hot days.

June 2019
May 30, 31 + June 1, 2019 Annual Big Cypress Corvette Classic Car Show
June 7 – 9, 2019 ETPA Musical Play
June 13 – 16, 2019 ETPA Musical Play

July 2019
July 4, 2019 Jefferson Salutes America(Yes it is on July 4th)
July 4, 2018  WTW at Auntie Skinner’s   Artisan Show at Made in the Shade
July 20, 2018     Jefferson Cruise Night
July 21, 2018     Enoch’s Stomp White Grape Stomp

August 2019
August 11, 2018 Civil War Symposium
August 17, 2018     Jefferson Cruise Night
August 18, 2018     Enoch’s Stomp Red Grape Stomp
August 25- 26, 2018 Jefferson Gun and Knife Show
For more detailed information please visit the White Oak Manor B&B blog.

Fall in Jefferson brings cooler weather and an abundance of autumn colors to the landscape. Here in the Piney Woods we have some of the most gorgeous leaf colors around, after the heat of summer the days are crisper and much more enjoyable for hiking, biking, strolling, boating and fishing. Most of all are the many events that year after year call Jefferson Texas home.

September 2019
September 1, 2019    Labor Day Celebration on Historic Jefferson Railway
September 7, 2019    Big Cypress Benefit Car Show
September 14, 2019   Artisan in Courtyard at Made in the Shade
September 14, 2019   Open Car Show at Bear Creek Smokehouse
September 20-21, 2019   New Antique Tractor Show & Parade
September 28-29, 2019   Norton Owners Assoc. Rallye
September 28, 2019   Jefferson Flyin at Airport

October 2019
October 4-6, 2019    City Wide Rummage Sale
October 11-13, 2019 Jefferson Burn Benefit-Continuing the Ride Motorcycle Rally
October 17-20 2019  Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards and Festival
October 17-20 2019  Texas Sounds International Country Music Line Dancing Competition
October 18-19, 2019   Texas Big Foot Conference
October 20, 2019     The Taste of Jefferson
October 26, 2019     Auntie Skinner’s Monster Bash

November 2019
November 2, 2019    History, Haunts and Legends
November 9, 2019    Toys for Tots Casino Night
November 30, 2019   Jefferson’s Old Fashioned Christmas Parade
November 30, 2019   Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Lion’s Park after Parade

Christmas time in Jefferson Texas begins with the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Lion’s Park, followed by the annual Christmas Candlelight tour of homes. The Historic Jefferson Foundation has put together a tour of homes nostalgically decorated for the season, ranging from the Victorian to the mid 1900’s-era houses. Tickets allow you to visit each home on the tour and glimpse the preservation results the owners so lovingly attain in their homes.

December 2019
Dec. 5-7, 2019   37th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes
Dec. 12-14, 2019   37th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes
Dec. 14-15, 2019 Jefferson Sportsman Expo.

A Sampling of Our Popular Festivals held here in Jefferson[Read Details…]

The February Mardi Gras Upriver is a three-day festival complete with the purple, green, and gold-beaded necklaces. Who needs to travel downriver to New Orleans for the best Mardi Gras Festival around? Join the whole town for the parade, live music on stage, and parties galore.Our July 4th Independence Day extravaganza is jam packed with plenty of family fun! The gazebo in the Ostott Park is all dressed up for the event with flags and buntings galore. Here you’ll relax to watch a children’s parade and enjoy a homemade ice cream tasting, a dessert auction, live music, a ducky race, and to top it all off — a fireworks extravaganza by the river.