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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 2018
January 26-28, 2018 15th Annual Jefferson Quilt Show
January 27, 2018 Mardi Gras Upriver Queen Mab Ball

February 2018
February 9-11, 2018 Mardi Gras Upriver This year’s the headliner is Bri Bagwell.
February 14, 2018 Valentine’s Day
February 18, 2018 Chocolate Sunday

March 2017
March 11 – 12, 2017 Jefferson Gun and Knife Show
March 17 – 18, 2017 6th Annual Route 49 Rally & BBQ Cook-Off
March 31 – April 2, 2017 City Wide Rummage Sale

April 2018
April 6-8, 2018 City Wide Rummage Sale
April 7, 2018  History, Haunts & Legends
April 12-15, 2018  Diamond Don’s 15th Annual AHRMA Vintage Motocross
April 13-14, 2018 Play “Spreading It Around”/ Opera House Theater Players
April 20-21, 2018  Outlaws National Classic Car Show

May 2018
May 4, 2018 Civil War Living History Day
May 4 – 6, 2018 70th Annual Pilgrimage Tour of Homes
May 3 – 6, 2018 The Diamond Bessie Murder Trial
May 5 – 6, 2018 Battle for Jefferson Civil War Re-enactment
May 5 – 6, 2018 The Great Locomotive Andrews Raid Train Battle Re-enactment
May 19-20, 2018 Jefferson Train Days

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 2018
June 1- 2, 2018 8th Annual Big Cypress Corvette Classic Car Show
June 8-10, 2018 Play “Our Town” by ETPA
June 14-17, 2018 Play “Our Town” by ETPA

July 2018
July 4, 2018 Jefferson Salutes America(Yes it is on July 4th)
July 14, 2018     Artisan Show at Made in the Shade
July 20, 2018     Jefferson Cruise Night
July 21, 2018     Enoch’s Stomp White Grape Stomp

August 2018
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 2018
September 1, 2018    Labor Day Celebration on Historic Jefferson Railway
September 8, 2018    Annual Jefferson Fire Brigade Benefit Car Show
September 21,2018   Jefferson Cruise Night

October 2018
October 5-7, 2018    City Wide Rummage Sale
October 12-14 2018 Jefferson Burn Benefit-Continuing the Ride Motorcycle Rally
October 11-14 2018  33rd Annual North Texas Norton Owners Association Motorcycle Rallye & Show
October 13, 2018     Grilling on the Bayou EggFest
October 19, 2018     Texas Big Foot Conference
October 19, 2018     Jefferson Cruise Night
October 21, 2018     The Taste of Jefferson
October 27, 2018     Auntie Skinner’s Monster Bash

November 2018
November 2, 2018     Marty Haggard in concert
November 2–4, 2018 Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards Festival
November 3, 2018     History, Haunts and Legends
November 10, 2018   Toys for Tots Casino Night
November 16, 2018   Jefferson Cruise Night
November 24, 2018   Jefferson’s Old Fashioned Christmas Parade
November 24, 2018   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 2018
November 29 and 30, Dec. 1, 2018   36th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes
December 6-8, 2018   36th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes

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.