Autumn

The East Texas Autumn Experience in Jeffersonville

When the days begin to get shorter, East Texas begins to adorn herself with beautiful reds, golds, apricots, and olive greens. The rolling forested countryside glistens brightly with blazingly hued leaves that captures both your heart and your imagination. You do not need to travel all the way to New England to see the leaves change. East Texas autumn has a treat for you right here in your own backyard.

Not only is Jefferson the place to be for leaf peeping, it is also a perfect place to enjoy the wonderful East Texas Autumn weather. The brick lined streets become busy with festivals and events.

Jefferson is the MOST haunted town in Texas and is the perfect place to spend a creepy crawly Halloween. We celebrate it in a big way here in Jefferson with ghost walks, haunted corn mazes, fright trains, Halloween costume parties and tours of The Grove (a real haunted house).

East Texas Autumn Events

Here is a complete list of events and festivals occurring this Fall in Jefferson.

09/01/12 – Hank Williams Remembered – Enjoy the music of Hank Williams as Tribute artist performs at the Jefferson Visitors Center at 7.30pm.  For more information, please call 903-665-3733.

09/03/12 – Friends of the Library Labor Day Golf Tournament – Annual golf tournament played at the Rusty Rail Golf Course benefiting Jefferson’s Carnegie Library.  For more information, please call 903-665-8911.

09/08/12 – 4th Annual Fire Brigade Benefit Classic Car Show –  Benefiting the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Dept.   Registration will be held at 10am at the Jefferson Visitors Center parking lot.  For more information, please call 903-665-9900

9/14/12 – 09/15/12 – Trammels Trace Rendezvous – Living history demonstrations, tomahawk and knife throwing contests, black powder shooting matches, period crafters and artisans.  For more information, please call 1-866-398-2038 – Cancelled due to burn ban

09/29/12 – ART Event at the Bakery – A team of art instructors will guide you using a “patent pending” teaching method which streamlines classical and traditional techniques allowing novice painters to have a good time and be amazed at what they can accomplish in just a few hours. We will be painting a scene called “Debbie’s Barn”. Spaghetti and Meat sauce, Garden Fresh Salad, and Homemade Garlic Bread will be served. For more information, please call 903-665-2253.

10/5/12-10/28/12 – Terror on the BayouEvery weekend in October.  “Beware of Zombies” as you ride the Fright Train through dark and murky swamps as creepy zombies and spooks jump out of the woods and make you scream (or laugh). The acre wide Creepy Screamin’ Corn Maze will give you a real fright as spooky and scary haunters jump out at you. If your heart is not pounding fast enough, take a turn through the CarnEvil of the Damned Haunted House.  For more information, please call 1-866-398-2038

10/6/12 – Cypress River Airport Fly In – Enjoy vintage airplanes as they land and take off at the Cypress River Airport in Jefferson.  For more information, please call 903-665-3733.

10/6/12 – City Wide Rummage Sale – Shop ’til you drop with garage and rummage sales held all over town.  For more information, please call 903-665-2672

10/12/12 – 10/14/12 – Boo Benefit RallyMotorcycle rally benefiting the “Camp I’m Still Me” burn survivor camp.

10/18/12 – 10/20/12 – Marion County Fair – An old fashioned county fair complete with strength contests, chilli, jam, and jelly tasting and contests and livestock judging.  For more information, please call 903-665-2421.

10/19/12- 10/20/12 – Cryptopalooza, a Texas Cryptozoology Experience – Bigfoot and Cryptozoology conference at the Jefferson Visitors Center.  For more information, please call 903-665-3733.

10/20/12 – Mustang Round Up & Stampede Car Show – Mustang car show sponsored by the Jefferson Lion’s  Club.  Beautiful and full restored Ford Mustangs will be lined up on Walnut Street starting at 10am.  For more information, please call 903-665-3733.

10/20/12 – ART Event at the Bakery – A team of art instructors will guide you using a “patent pending” teaching method which streamlines classical and traditional techniques allowing novice painters to have a good time and be amazed at what they can accomplish in just a few hours. We will be painting a scene called  “Backstage Pass”. Spaghetti and Meat sauce, Garden Fresh Salad, and Homemade Garlic Bread will be served. For more information, please call 903-665-2253.

10/21/12 – Taste of Jefferson – Enjoy sampling food from all of the best restaurants and cafes in Jefferson and the surrounding areas.  For more information, please call 903-665-2672.

10/24/12 – 10/25/12 – Soup Workshop and LuncheonCooking demonstration and tasting at the Excelsior House and Ruth Lester Playhouse.  For more information, please call 903-665-2513.

10/27/12 – Monster Bash – Halloween party and costume contest sponsored by the Krewe of Hebe and Auntie Skinners. For more information, please call 903-665-7121.

10/27/12 – Bombs to Birds – Please join us for an evening in celebration of the Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge featuring award winning photographer and videographer, Richard Pruitt-Screening his historical documentary of the Refuge “Bombs to Birds”! The evening will include, film, gallery talk, hors d’oeuvres, live band, silent auction and more.  For more information, please call 903-665-3733

11/3/12 – History, Haunts and Legends – Day long conference exploring paranormal activities with speakers from different disciplines.  For more information, please call 903-665-6289.

11/10/12 – Toys for Tots Casino Night – Casino night held at the Jefferson Visitors Center benefiting The East Texas Toys for Tots.  For more information, please call 903-665-3733.

11/17/12 – ART Event at the Bakery – A team of art instructors will guide you using a “patent pending” teaching method which streamlines classical and traditional techniques allowing novice painters to have a good time and be amazed at what they can accomplish in just a few hours. We will be painting a scene called “Victorian Autumn”.  For more information, please call 903-665-2253.

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Taste of Jefferson is held the third Sunday of October every year

Boo Benefit 2012 Trailer

Boo Benefit Rally

The Boo Benefit Rally is one of Jefferson's signature events. Nearly 30,000 visitors and their bikes come to town for this weekend long event.

 

Jefferson Fly In

The East Texas skies will be filled with vintage airplanes on October 6th for the Cypress River Airport Fly In.

Riverport Ambassadors

The Riverport Ambassadors will be out each Saturday re-enacting famous shootouts and life back in the Port of Jefferson's heyday.

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