Spring 2016 Events in Palestine, Texas

Spring 2016 Events in Palestine, Texas

Spring 2016 Events in Palestine, Texas

 

 

Friday, March 18th, 2016

  • March 18 & 19, 2016- 10th Annual Boston Porter Memorial Bullriding Fri & Sat night 7:30pm. United Bucking Bulls Inc & Don Gay’s Bullriding Tour –Toughest Cowboys & Rankest Bulls–Don’t miss all the action!! Tickets   $12 in advance at Cavenders, $15 @ gate. Covered Anderson Co Livestock Pavillion located on Highway 287 N. Palestine, Texas Contact Jimmy Ray 713-906-3263 for more info. All proceeds go to Boston Porter Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • March 17th, 18th, and 19th, 2016 – Wyma & Co semi-annual Home Show. 418 Coronaca, Palestine Tx. Treasures from flea markets, estate sales, and more.

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  • March 17th-20th, 2016 the Texas Theatre presents ‘Rex’s Exes’ – a Southern comedy. Visit the Texas Theatre on Facebook for updates.
  • March 18, 2016 – Piney Woods Excursion on the Texas State Railroad – Roundtrip excursions with one of our historic engines depart from the depot at 11:00 am and return at 3:00 pm. The trip is 1 ½ hours each way with a 1-hour lunch layover at the opposite depot for a total 4-hour experience. Boxed lunches are available for pre-order. Beverages and snacks are available for purchase in the concession car. The Piney Woods Excursion takes visitors on a relaxing and scenic round trip journey through the beautiful East Texas countryside. Our route is flanked by two exquisite Victorian Depots that give riders a glimpse of what it would be like to catch a train in the golden age of rail travel. Our Lone Star Class feature climate-controlled seating at cloth covered tables, personal car attendant and snack service. Passengers have a choice of an Adult Only car for ages 18 and older or a Family car for all ages. Standard seating offers two choices that include Coach with traditional upholstered seating in an enclosed car (non-climate-controlled) with windows that open and close or Open Air seating with bench-style seating in an open car. Riding on the winding bands of steel of the Texas State Railroad takes passengers back to a time when life was simpler and railroads were the premiere form of transportation.

Saturday March 19th, 2016

  • 78th Annual Dogwood Trails Celebration. 9am-4pm. This long-time celebration takes place the last two weekends in March and first weekend in April.  Enjoy the delicate beauty of the dogwood trees in Davey Dogwood Park and the surrounding area.  Activities are scheduled each weekend to compliment the Celebration, including a festival the first weekend.  Don’t miss the Piney Woods Excursion and Dogwood “Train” Brunch at the Texas State Railroad, Dulcimer Festival,  Main Street Farm & Flower Market, live productions at the Texas Theatre & much more. For more information and a full list of events, click here.
  • Palestine Herald Press Community Wide Garage Sale, Saturday, March 19th, 8:00am-4:00 pm. Herald Press parking lot, 519 N Elm St. Booths are $25.00. Contact, Candy Facklam for information at 903-729-0281.
  • Portraits with live bunnies and chicks captured by MC Photography, across from the Herald Press, in the Shelton Gin parking lot, 11am- 5pm. A portion of the proceeds will go to Newspapers in Education program. Contact Candy Facklam for information or appointments at 903-729-0281. Walk ins also available.
  • Meet the Artist! – Granny Muffin Wines will be introducing artist Maureen Shallcross. Maureen was raised in England and studied art in Kent.  Meet and Greet the artist, 1:00 to 3:00 at Granny Muffin Wines
    301 W Oak St, Palestine, Texas 75801. 903-729-1262
  • Dogwood Trails Gospel Music Festival, North Jackson Baptist Church, 1213 N Jackson, 1:00pm-4:00pm, free admission, refreshments served. Contact Wanda Bing Thompson at 903.391.7574 or 903.729.7419 .
  • Build a Moving Sculpture at Curious Museum, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Come be Curious at Palestine’s hands-on science, technology and art (STEAM) museum for all ages. Build a cardboard automata by using simple mechanisms such as cams and levers to create a fun, moving sculpture to take home. Enjoy 22 exhibits, join a hands-on learning event, explore and have fun! Curious is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cost: $7 per adult; $5 for 3-12 year old; 2 and under free. 201 W. Oak, Palestine, Tx.
  • Cooking Under the Dogwoods- 12:00pm. Join Chefs Christine Gardner & Simon Webster for a cooking class that features easy & beautiful recipes that will impress your guests on Easter Sunday. Call for reservations. 903-729-9500.
  • Bistro Dining at Restaurant Aubergine
. 6:00pm to 9:00pm. 3 course prix fixe menu. Choose from a selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts featuring seasonal & local menu items inspired by Chef Webster’s global influence. Call for reservations. 903-729-9500.
  • March 19th, 2016 – Stained Glass Tours at First Presbyterian Church tours 11:00am to 3:00pm. The church is known for its Tiffany’s stained glass windows, and historic organ. 410 Avenue A. Contact the church office at 903.729.5730 with any questions.
  • March 19, 2016 – Pizza Night at Sabor a Pasion 6:00pm to 9:00pm. 4 course prix fixe menu of salad, handmade pasta, wood-fired pizza and dessert. Call for reservations. 903-729-9500.

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

  • Gingerbread & Coffee at Pilgrim Church and Cemetery, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Learn about the Parker family story, from settling Palestine, to kidnapping by Native Americans.

Friday, March 25th, 2016

  • March 25,26,27 – A Weekend at the Ivy Payne Wildlife Refuge – End of County Road 134, near Elkhart. Nature tours on 480 acres of hills and bottomlands of Parker Creek. 4:00 pm Friday, 9:00am & 1:30pm Sat, 9:00am Sun. Covered pavilion with bathrooms and kitchen. Free. Contact Earl Matthew 361.790.3074 www.texaslandconservancy.org
  • March 24th-26th, the Texas Theatre presents ‘Rex’s Exes’ – a Southern comedy. Visit the Texas Theatre on Facebook for updates.

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Egg-Normous Easter Egg Hunt, 2016 Palestine TX

  • EggNormous Easter Egg Hunt on March 26th at the Athletic Complex from 11:00am – 1:00pm.  More than 20,000 stuffed eggs will be hidden for children ages 1-10 to find. The children will be divided into three age groups: 1-3 years, 4-7 years, and 8-10 years. Each age group will hunt eggs in their very own athletic field. Prized golden eggs will be among the hidden eggs in each age group, and the winning notes inside can be exchanged for prizes at the stage in the center field after the hunt. BYOB–(Bring your own Basket!) Other activities scheduled for this event include a rabbit petting farm, bounce houses, concessions, DJ / music, face painting, a visit with the Easter Bunny, and much, MUCH more! Don’t forget to bring your camera! Admission and parking is FREE!  For more information, please call 903.731.8435.
  • March 25,26,27 – A Weekend at the Ivy Payne Wildlife Refuge – End of County Road 134, near Elkhart. Nature tours on 480 acres of hills and bottomlands of Parker Creek. 4:00pm Friday, 9:00am & 1:30pm Sat, 9:00am Sun. Covered pavilion with bathrooms and kitchen. Free. Contact Earl Matthew 361.790.3074 www.texaslandconservancy.orgBuild a Moving Sculpture at Curious: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Come be Curious at Palestine’s hands-on science, technology and art (STEAM) museum for all ages. Build a cardboard automata by using simple mechanisms such as cams and levers to create a fun, moving sculpture to take home. Enjoy 22 exhibits, join a hands-on learning event, explore and have fun! Curious is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cost: $7 per adult; $5 for 3-12 year old; 2 and under free. 201 W. Oak in Palestine, Texas
  • Dogwood Special Brunch Train on The Texas State Railroad, departing Palestine depot 10:00am, returning 1:00pm, call 903.683.3098 for tickets.
  • March 24th-26th, the Texas Theatre presents ‘Rex’s Exes’ – a Southern comedy. Visit the Texas Theatre on Facebook for updates.
  • Paint & Sip in the Vineyard – 2:00 pm. Join Austin-area artist Cecilia Bramhall for an afternoon of painting in the Sabor a Pasion vineyard. All painting supplies will be provided. We will be painting a dogwood-related design that will be a beautiful addition to your household décor. BYOB, Call for reservations. 903-729-9500.

Sunday March 26th, 2016

  • March 24th-26th, the Texas Theatre presents ‘Rex’s Exes’ – a Southern comedy. Visit the Texas Theatre on Facebook for updates.
  • March 26th, 2016Farm & Flower Market 8:00am-4:00pm in the Palestine Farmers Market pavilion at 815 W Spring St. Heirloom Seedlings, Roses, Dogwood saplings, Local Honey, Eggs, Produce, Preserves, and more!
  • Red Fire Grille, Dogwood Trails Easter Brunch, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Cost is $48 for three courses with choices in each course.  Call (903) 723-2404 to make your reservation.
  • March 25,26,27 – A Weekend at the Ivy Payne Wildlife Refuge – End of County Road 134, near Elkhart. Nature tours on 480 acres of hills and bottomlands of Parker Creek. 4:00 pm Friday, 9:00 am & 1:30 pm Sat, 9:00 am Sun. Covered pavilion with bathrooms and kitchen. Free. Contact Earl Matthew 361.790.3074

Monday, March 28th, 2016

  • Business Expo and Taste of Palestine at the Palestine Civic Center, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Peruse services of local businesses while sampling the tastiest offerings of local restaurants and caterers! Vote for your favorite entrée, dessert, and presentation. Beverages provided by Ben E Keith Distributors. Door prizes, cooking demos and more! Tickets $20 can be purchased at the Palestine Chamber of Commerce.

March 31, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

  • March 31st, April 1st & 2nd, 2016 – Palestine Old Time Music & Dulcimer Festival, at The Museum for East Texas Culture, 400 Micheaux St.
  • April 1st, 2016- Pizza Night at Sabor a Pasion 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 4 course prix fixe menu of salad, handmade pasta, wood-fired pizza and dessert. Call for reservations. 903-729-9500.
  • April 1 & 2, 2016-   Boston’s Buckin BBQ Cook-Off -Check in April 1st 11:00 am-8:00 pm.  Judging starts 11am Saturday April 2nd. 90% payback from paid entry fees! 50/50 raffle give away day of event. Come on out to the Anderson Co Rodeo Grounds on Highway 287 N. Palestine Tx.  Call Kim Ray 903-731-4943 or Charlie Carr 903-922-3529 or visit website.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

  • April 2nd, 2016 – Build a Moving Sculpture at Curious Museum, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Come be Curious at Palestine’s hands-on science, technology and art (STEAM) museum for all ages. Build a cardboard automata by using simple mechanisms such as cams and levers to create a fun, moving sculpture to take home. Enjoy 22 exhibits, join a hands-on learning event, explore and have fun! Curious is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cost: $7 per adult; $5 for 3-12 year old; 2 and under free. 201 W. Oak, Palestine, Texas
  • April 2nd, 2016- Pucker Up, Palestine! PHS Entrepreneurship Students – partnering with Palestine Economic Development Corporation, Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce, ‪#‎TexasYouthAdvocates, Pannell Advisory Group, Inc. – taking the classroom to the community, demonstrating an understanding of a start up company! Locations: All Star Ford, Anytime Fitness, Braly’s Hardware, Hampton Inn, O’Sweet Pea, Oxbow Bakery, Palestine High School, State Farm – Kimberly McGuire, Sweet Frog, The Redlands, YMCA.
  • April 2nd, 2016- Bistro Dining at Restaurant Aubergine.  
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 3 course prix fixe menu. Choose from a selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts featuring seasonal & local menu items inspired by Chef Webster’s global influence. Call for reservations. 903-729-9500.

April 22-24th, 2016

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1836 Chuckwagon Races! Photo Via Diamond B Ranch

  • April 15-25th (Race Days April 22-24th), 2016 –1836 ChuckWagon Races at Diamond B Ranch. An event unlike any other, The 1836 Chuckwagon Race takes every year at the Diamond B Ranch in Neches, Texas. Activities include 5 classes of wagon races, trail rides, dutch oven cook’n classes, cowboy poetry, herd dog demonstrations, hoof care clinics, bull whip demonstrations, horse auction, wagon race calcutta, barn dances, live music, cowboy church and much more! Fun for the whole family! Pricing: Camping $20/per person per day; Day pass $10 per person per day; Kids 12 and under are free. Click here for full event details

 

 

 

These are just a few of the fantastic events going on during February and March. March (and first weekend of April) are the 3 weekends for Dogwood Trails Festival, which is my favorite festival of the year. It’s a gorgeous time to get out and enjoy the scenery in Palestine, TX–and of course, a perfect time for a beautiful drive to see the dogwoods in bloom at Davey Dogwood Park.  Spring is coming, hoorah! 😉 Be sure to verify all events before driving out, as hours and dates of operations may change!  I will continue to update these as I receive info on them! Spring is shaping up beautifully in Palestine, TX!

Lisa E. Priest is a fan of all things fun in Palestine, TX and local REALTOR® with Picket Fence Realty, Inc. You can reach her via phone or text at 903-948-3343 or read more blog here.