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Weekend Entertainment for Jefferson Texas October 6-9, 2011

October 6th, 2011 by carriagehouse

Boo Benefit

 JEFFERSON, TEXAS

WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT

OCTOBER 6-9, 2011

* “14TH ANNUAL BOO BENEFIT”
Friday-Sunday, October 7-9
Registration & information: Auntie Skinner’s Riverboat Club & Restaurant
(903) 407-9117
www.boobenefit.org

* RODEO SPONSORED BY JEFFERSON LIVESTOCK ASSO.
Saturday, October 8, 15, 22 @ 7:30 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Rodeo Arena (2 miles Hwy 49 East)
Mutton Busting, Mini Bulls, Calf Scramble, Team Roping, Bull Riding
(903) 930-8920 or (903) 665-8087

* AUNTIE SKINNER’S RIVERBOAT CLUB & RESTAURANT
Thursday, October 6 : “Donnie Dodson & White Trash Wannabees” (Classic Rock) @
8:00 p.m.-12:00 midnight
Friday, October 7: “Lee Gibson” (Classic Rock) @ 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
“Cody Jinks & Tone Deaf Hippies” (Rock N’Roll) @ 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
“Teazur” @ 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 8: “Donnie Dodson & White Trash Wannabees” (Classic Rock N’
Roll) @ 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
“Doctor Doctor” (Classic Rock N’Roll) @ 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
“Teazur” (Classic Rock N’Roll) @ 9:00 p.m-1:00 a.m.
(903) 665-7121

* RODEO SPONSORED BY JEFFERSON LIVESTOCK ASSO.
Saturday, October 1, 8, 15, 22 @ 7:30 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Rodeo Arena (2 miles Hwy 49 East)
Mutton Busting, Mini Bulls, Calf Scramble, Team Roping, Bull Riding
(903) 930-8920 or (903) 665-8087

* AUNTIE SKINNER’S RIVERBOAT CLUB & RESTAURANT
Thursday, October 6: “Donnie Dodson & White Trash Wannabees”
(Classic Rock) @ 9:00 p.m.-12:00 midnight
Friday, October 7: “Lee Gibson” (Classic Rock) @ 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
“Cody Jinks & Tone Deaf Hippies” (Rock N’Roll) @ 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
“Teazur” @ 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 8: “Donnie Dodson & White Trash Wannabees” (Classic Rock
N’ Roll) @ 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
“Doctor Doctor” (Classic Rock N’Roll) @ 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
“Teazur” (Classic Rock N’Roll) @ 9:00 p.m-1:00 a.m.
(903) 665-7121

* KARAOKE
Saturday, October 8 @ 8:00 p.m.-12:00 midnight
Location: The Sandwich Shop, 123 W. Austin
(903) 601-2211

* TURNING BASIN RIVERBOAT TOURS
200 Bayou St.
CLOSED until further notice due to low water levels
(903) 665-2222
www.jeffersonbayoutours.com

* LONE STAR CARRIAGE COMPANY OF JEFFERSON
Historical tours of Jefferson by horse & carriage and Mule Drawn Wagon
Specializing in weddings
No tours: Friday-Sunday, October 7-9
Groups and special events available by appointment
Departs from corner of Austin & Market (across from the Jefferson Historical
Museum
(903) 926-8216
www.jeffersontexascarriage.com
Call for reservations

* JEFFERSON PEDAL POWER
122 E. Austin
Bicycles, Trikes, Tandems, Surreys & more
By reservation
(903) 926-5167

* HISTORIC JEFFERSON RAILWAY
“Terror on the Bayou” & Runaway Fright Train, October 7-9; 14-16; 21-23; 28-29
Tickets & information: (903) 665-6400 or (866) 398-2038
www.JeffersonRailway.com

* LAFAYETTE STREET VINTAGE VEHICLES CAR MUSEUM
112 W. Lafayette
Friday & Saturday, October 7-8 @ 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
(903) 240-6180
Call for additional tours

* CULBERSON HOUSE HISTORIC HOME TOUR
403 N. Walnut
(903) 665-7888
www.culbersonhousebandb.com
* By reservation. Call for tour times

* HOUSE OF THE SEASONS HISTORIC HOME TOUR
409 S. Alley
Daily @ 11:00 a.m.
(903) 665-8000
Reservations required
www.houseoftheseasons.com

* SINGLETON’S VIRGINIA CROSS HISTORIC HOME TOUR
401 Soda St.
Saturday, October 8 @ 1:00 p.m.
(903) 665-3938 or (214) 725-6232
Call for reservations & additional tour dates and times

* THE GROVE HAUNTED HISTORIC HOME TOUR
405 Moseley
Saturday, October 8 @ 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 9 @ 11:00 a.m.
(903) 665-8018
www.thegrove-jefferson.com
Call to confirm tour

* EXCELSIOR HOUSE HOTEL & JAY GOULD RAILCAR TOUR
211 W. Austin
Tours: Monday-Friday @ 2:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday @ 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
(903) 665-2513
Call to confirm tour times
www.theexcelsiorhouse.com

* JEFFERSON HISTORICAL MUSEUM
223 W. Austin
Open daily: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(903) 665-2775
www.jeffersonmuseum.com

* THE GRACEFUL GHOST PADDLEWHEEL STEAMBOAT ON CADDO LAKE
Tuesday-Friday @ 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Saturday @ 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Pontoon Boat tours at any time with prior reservation
Location: Shady Glade Marina, 510 Cypress Drive, Uncertain, TX
(903) 789-2238
www.gracefulghost.com
Call for reservations & additional tours

* BILLY CARTER’S GO-DEVIL TOURS ON CADDO LAKE
Location: Johnson’s Ranch in Uncertain, TX
(903) 789-3213
Call for reservations
www.caddoguideservice.com

* CADDO OUTBACK BACKWATER TOURS
Personalized Tours of Caddo Lake
Uncertain, TX
(903) 789-3384 or (903) 679-9138
Call for reservations
www.caddooutback.com

* CADDO LAKE PADDLEWHEEL TOURS “THE SWAMP THING”
Uncertain, TX
(888) 325-5459 or (903) 789-2101
Open: Tuesday-Saturday @ 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Closed: Sunday & Monday
Additional tours by appointment
Call for reservations

* CAPTAIN RON’S GATOR PARK, PETTING ZOO & GARDEN
FM Rd #2198
Uncertain, TX
(903) 789-2100
Open: Tuesday-Saturday @ 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

* JEFFERSON CARNEGIE LIBRARY
301 W. Lafayette
Monday-Thursday @ 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday @ 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday @ 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Closed: Sunday
(903) 665-8911
www.jeffersoncarnegielibrary.com
Free internet access

Additional visitor information & tours:
Marion County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Information Center
101 N. Polk
Jefferson, TX 75657
(903) 665-2672
www.jefferson-texas.com

Parade of Umbrellas this Saturday in Jefferson, Texas

September 26th, 2011 by carriagehouse

Umbrella Parade

As you may be aware, Marion County has been devastated recently by wildfires.  In fact, the largest wildfire in the state of Texas was here in the Marion/ Cass county area.  We didn’t get the press that the Bastrop fire got.  I guess it is not as sexy to report in front of a $30,000 home in a rural county when you can stand in front of million dollar McMansion out side of Austin.

Firefighters came as far away as California to help us put out these horrific fires.  The Red Cross mobilized teams from all over the United States to provide relief and assistance to the victims and the firefighters.  Many people did a lot and all did some.

These small volunteer fire departments struggle to fund fires of these magnitudes. Money is alwasy tight and this recession has hit rural American harder then it has the big cities.  Cities have struggled to fund their services and Jefferson is no different.  As an example,  our brush truck is over 35 years old.  The firefighters that fought these fires gave up days from work and money that their families could have used to pay bills.   It is tough for these volunterr fire departments and we all need to pull together to help these heroes out.

Here in one of the many ways that we can all pull together and have fun at the same time.  Please help our Firefighters!!

Parade of Umbrellas

SATURDAY ~ OCT. 1 @ 5 PM

CITY HALL, CORNER OF POLK & AUSTIN

DOWNTOWN JEFFERSON

Bring your Umbrellas, decorated or not,
(rainboots and slickers too!) and participate
in this benefit for our LOCAL and AREA FIREFIGHTERS!

We’ll parade to the Visitor-Transportation Buildlng and
enjoy a meal, entertainment and silent auction at a
suggested donation of $20 per person!

LET’S PROMOTE MORE RAIN AND THANK OUR FIREFIGHTERS!

New Kitchen Almost Ready for Prime Time

September 25th, 2011 by carriagehouse

Tom in New Kitchen

It is good to be back!!

After spending the last 8 weeks doing some major restoration work on the Carriage House B&B, we are almost ready to begin serving breakfast to our guests again.  We had to shut down the kitchen (and the main house) to do our final push in remodeling and the restoration of this 130 year old house.  We have been restoring this old house for almost two years now and this is the big (hopefully) final push.

The kitchen was ancient and not in a cool antique way but in an out of date wiring and leaky plumbing kind of way.  The appliances were beyond awful.  They were unlevel and cooked inconsistently.  The counter tops were cracked and the cabinets had holes in them.  It was a hobby of Tom’s and mine to complain about the kitchen.

So we spent a couple of years planning our new kitchen and decided that the best time to do the work was in the slow season which is the heat of the summer for us.  It has been a grueling process that tested both our patience and our good natures at times but we are almost done.  All that is left is to paint and do the nit-picky stuff.

Friday night we cooked our first meal in the kitchen.  We made up a batch of Mama Ronchi’s Marinara sauce.  It is Sunday morning and we are making a mess and fixing breakfast (only for ourselves).

It feels good to be back!  Life is starting to get back to normal.

Next week, we officially reopen the kitchen and the main house for guests.  Come on by sometime and we will show you all of the awesome changes that we made.

Weekend Entertainment for Jefferson Texas September 1-4

September 4th, 2011 by carriagehouse

Winery

JEFFERSON, TEXAS

WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT

SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2011

 

*       ENOCH’S STOMP RED GRAPE STOMP

Saturday, September 3 @ 4:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Location: Enoch’s Stomp, 871 Ferguson Rd (CR 4312) Harleton, TX

South African Pig Roast, Wine Tasting, live music & more

Reservations: (903) 238-7365

 

*   AUNTIE SKINNER’S RIVERBOAT CLUB & RESTAURANT

Thursday, September 1: “Terry Dorgan” (Country Ballads) @ 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Friday, September 2: Karaoke @ 8:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Saturday, September 3: “Ambush ” (Classic Rock) @ 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

(903) 665-7121

 

 

*     KARAOKE

Saturday, September 3 @ 8:00 p.m.-12:00 midnight

Location: The Sandwich Shop, 123 W. Austin

(903) 601-2211

 

*     BINGO!

Location: Pine Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation, 1307 MLK

Each Monday in September @ 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Prizes & refreshments -Free-

(903) 472-841

*     TURNING BASIN RIVERBOAT TOURS

200 Bayou St.

CLOSED until further notice due to low water levels

(903) 665-2222

www.jeffersonbayoutours.com

 

*     LONE STAR CARRIAGE COMPANY OF JEFFERSON

Historical tours of Jefferson by horse & carriage and Mule Drawn Wagon

Specializing in weddings

Friday-Sunday, September 2-4

(Weather permitting)

Groups and special events available by appointment

Departs from corner of Austin & Market (across from the Jefferson Historical Museum)

(903) 926-8216

www.jeffersontexascarriage.com

Call for reservations

 

*     JEFFERSON PEDAL POWER

122 E. Austin

Bicycles, Trikes, Tandems, Surreys & more

By reservation

(903) 926-5167

*     HISTORIC JEFFERSON RAILWAY

Saturday, September 3 @ 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. (Day Excursions)

8:00 p.m. – Free Ghost Stories & 9:00 p.m. – Ghost Train

(903) 665-6400 or (866) 398-2038

www.JeffersonRailway.com

 

*     LAFAYETTE STREET VINTAGE VEHICLES CAR MUSEUM

112 W. Lafayette

Friday & Saturday, September 2-3 @ 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

(903) 240-6180

Call for additional tours

 

*    CULBERSON HOUSE HISTORIC HOME TOUR

403 N. Walnut

(903) 665-7888

www.culbersonhousebandb.com

* By reservation. Call for tour times

*   HOUSE OF THE SEASONS HISTORIC HOME TOUR

409 S. Alley

Daily @ 11:00 a.m.

(903) 665-8000

Reservations required

www.houseoftheseasons.com

 

*   SINGLETON’S VIRGINIA CROSS HISTORIC HOME TOUR

401 Soda St.

NO TOURS:   September 1-30

(903) 665-3938 (903) 665-8518 or (214) 725-6232

Call for reservations & additional tour dates and times

 

 *   THE GROVE HAUNTED HISTORIC HOME TOUR

405 Moseley

Saturday, September 3 @ 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 4 @ 11:00 a.m.

(903) 665-8018

www.thegrove-jefferson.com

Call to confirm tour

 

* EXCELSIOR HOUSE HOTEL & JAY GOULD RAILCAR TOUR

211 W. Austin

Tours: Monday-Friday @ 2:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday @ 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.

(903) 665-2513

Call to confirm tour times

www.theexcelsiorhouse.com

 

*   JEFFERSON HISTORICAL MUSEUM

223 W. Austin

Open daily: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

(903) 665-2775

www.jeffersonmuseum.com

 

*   H & D EXOTIC DEER FARM AND OTHER EXOTIC ANIMALS

359 P.R. 5730 & Hwy 729

Open: Sunday-Friday (Closed: Saturday)

(903) 665-2238

Reservations required

*   THE GRACEFUL GHOST PADDLEWHEEL STEAMBOAT ON CADDO LAKE

Tuesday-Friday @ 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

Saturday @ 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

Sunday & Monday: Closed

Pontoon Boat tours at any time with prior reservation

Location: Shady Glade Marina, 510 Cypress Drive, Uncertain, TX

(903) 789-2238

www.gracefulghost.com

Call for reservations & additional tours

 

* BILLY CARTER’S GO-DEVIL TOURS ON CADDO LAKE

Location: Johnson’s Ranch in Uncertain, TX

(903) 789-3213

Call for reservations

www.caddoguideservice.com

 

*   CADDO OUTBACK BACKWATER TOURS

Personalized Tours of Caddo Lake

Uncertain, TX

(903) 789-3384 or (903) 679-9138

Call for reservations

www.caddooutback.com

 

*   CADDO LAKE PADDLEWHEEL TOURS “THE SWAMP THING”

Uncertain, TX

(888) 325-5459 or (903) 789-2101

Open: Tuesday-Saturday @ 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

Closed: Sunday & Monday

Additional tours by appointment

Call for reservations

*   CAPTAIN RON’S GATOR PARK, PETTING ZOO & GARDEN

FM Rd #2198

Uncertain, TX

(903) 789-2100

Open: Tuesday-Saturday @ 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

 

*   JEFFERSON CARNEGIE LIBRARY

301 W. Lafayette

Monday-Thursday @ 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Friday @ 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Saturday @ 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Closed: Sunday

(903) 665-8911

www.jeffersoncarnegielibrary.com

Free internet access

 

A Sweet Surprising Generous Gift

August 24th, 2011 by carriagehouse

Book

Feed My Lambs, Feed My Sheep. The Meals and Memories of a Lifetime.

Today has been a wonderful day full of surprises and gifts.  Mother Nature finally gave us some respite from this drought and this heat.  It has been raining all afternoon and my little thermometer is reporting a temperature of 72 degrees.  It has been so unbearably hot that 72 degrees feels cold.  I am going to have to put on long pants before my Chamber of Commerce meeting in an hour.

The rain was not my only surprise today!!

The greatest gift I received today came in the mail from my sweet Aunt Gloria up in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan.  Much to my surprise, the mailman had a package for me today…a book.  In fact, a wonderful inspirational book about a woman who has journeyed from being a nun to being an innkeeper.  The book is full of wonderful prayers and inspirational thoughts.  The book is also full of yummy recipes.  I can’t wait to get my new kitchen in so I can try some of these out.

Thank You Aunt Gloria!  Your sweetness brought a smile to my heart today!

 

Spine-tingling Thrills on the Bayou

August 19th, 2011 by carriagehouse

For the ultimate Halloween experience, be sure to goblin’ up tickets to the 10th Annual Terror on the Bayou Halloween Festival in Jefferson, Texas each Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening, October 7-29, 2011. Three attractions – one location.  Tickets are now on sale at www.JeffersonRailway.com.

 The Runaway Fright Train will feature Creatures of the Night.  As you ride through the dark woods, you’ll feel the breath of the spirits encircling you. The scenes and haunters along the track will keep you at the edge of your seat and give you a laugh now and then, too.  G and PG-13 runs are oriented to specific age groups. The 7:30 run of each evening is family-oriented for ages 2 to 92, while the later runs kick it up a notch.

 For the ultimate Halloween experience, walk through the stalks of the Creepy Screamin’ Corn Maze. More than a dozen haunters in the maze will give you the willies. The Maze is more than an acre and includes a walk through the Piney Woods, through the Haunted Cemetery and culminates with the infamous 100-foot underground Tunnel of Doom. Don’t come alone – you will be spooked by more than Halloween ghosts!

 New this year, our 1800 sq. ft. CarnEvil of the Damned Haunted House, out in the middle of the Piney Woods.  Just the 2 minute walk to the house will get your heart pumping.  Something sinister is hiding there. You know something is going to jump out and scare you – you just don’t know where or when. In this Circus of Haunts, you will not be safe from fear.  So go ahead and scream – it won’t matter!

 Afraid of the dark?  Tour the Corn Maze and Haunted House from 6:00-7:00 each evening of the event, and then jump on the G-rated train at 7:30.  Get a thrill from the family-friendly haunters.

 Terror on the Bayou Halloween Festival will have something for everyone…Carnival games with prizes for all ages; glow sticks and other Halloween products; and concessions.  Plus free activities for the entire family when you purchase any event ticket. Mini-maze and mini-haunted house for children under 48 inches; movies and children’s crafts and games.

 The event will take place one mile from Jefferson at the Cypress Bayou RV Park, 1602 State Highway 49 East. The easiest way to order tickets is to visit the website, www.JeffersonRailway.com. Online ticket sales now available.  You can also buy tickets at the Historic Jefferson Railway depot during specific hours and at the event site during event hours. Train seating is limited so get your tickets early!

 10% Discount available for groups of 45 +

Receive a 20% discount on Maze & Haunted House tickets when you

buy a combo ticket that includes the Train.

 

Friday & Sunday

 

Saturday
Runaway Fright Train………….$16.50 Runaway Fright Train………….$22.00
Corn Maze………………………..$15.00 Corn Maze………………………..$18.00
Haunted House……………………$ 8.00 Haunted House…………………….$10.00
Maze Combo Price………      …$12.00 Maze Combo Price………       …$14.50
Haunted House Combo Price…..$6.50 Haunted House Combo Price…..$8.00

 

Schedule

Runaway Fright Train

Creepy Screamin’ Corn Maze &

CarnEvil of the Damned Haunted House

Friday, October 7 and 14

Friday:

No G Run

G (family oriented)……6:00 – 7:00

PG 13 …………………..8:30

PG 13 …………………..7:00 – 10:00

Friday, October 21

Saturday:

G (family oriented)……7:30

G (family oriented)……6:00 – 7:00

PG 13 …………………..8:30, 9:30

PG 13 …………………..7:00 – midnight

Sunday:

Friday, October 28

G (family oriented)……6:00 – 7:00

G (family oriented)……7:30

PG 13 …………………..7:00 – 9:00

PG 13 …………………..8:30, 9:30, 10:30

Saturday, October 8

G (family oriented)……7:30

PG 13 …………………..8:30, 9:30

Saturday, October 15 and 22

G (family oriented)……7:30

PG 13 ……………..8:30, 9:30, 10:30

Saturday, October 29

G (family oriented)……7:30

PG 13 ……………..8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30

Sunday, October 9, 16, 23

G (family oriented)……7:30

PG 13 …………………..8:30

Painting With Light Demonstration at the 2011 Fall Photography Weekend

August 17th, 2011 by carriagehouse

Plans are well underway for the 2011 Fall Photography Weekend coming up on November 11-13 here at the Carriage House Bed and Breakfast in Jefferson Texas.  After our wine tasting social hour, our resident photographer, Tom, and photographer, Craig Swancy from Weatherford TX will be taking all of the participants out for a Painting With Light Demonstration.

Craig told me this morning, “I’m ordering my goodies today to build some fun things for the Fall Photography Weekend at The Carriage House in Jefferson.  We’ll bring some color to your night time exposures.  Tom and I will present a few new and interesting tools to those who plan to attend.  I can promise that we’ll keep it it simple and certainly show you how to make these fun tools on a really small budget.”

To see a sample of their work, check out this video.  If you would like more information on the Fall Photography Weekend, please give me a call at 903-665-9511.

Always…Patsy Cline

August 11th, 2011 by carriagehouse

Patsy Cline

Pictured is the cast of  “Always……Patsy Cline”.  “Always…Patsy Cline” is the latest performance by Jefferson’s very own Opera House Theatre Players.  The performance will be Saturday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 pm in the Transportation-Visitor Center on Austin Street.   Tickets are$20 at Blessings Gift Shop 903-665-3895 or may be available at the door for$25 the night of performance.

Cast members are Stacie Hinds as Louise; Terry Sparks as Patsy, and the Bodacious Bobcat Band, all of  whom hail from north Louisiana and have played in the show to SRO audiences every performance.

For information on the performance, call 903-665-2310.

New Gator Park in Uncertain Texas

August 8th, 2011 by carriagehouse

Gator (1)

 

Gator (2)

 

This past weekend, we had the honor of hosting my mom and niece here at the Carriage House B&B.  It is always nice to have family come visit us.  We love getting the chance to catch up with them and the chance to play tourist here in Jefferson.

I think the biggest thrill for us all this weekend was going to Captain Ron’s Gator Park in Uncertain, Texas.  Captain Ron is a dear friend of ours and he gave us a grand tour of his new gator park and petting zoo Friday afternoon.  If you are thinking that you don’t remember this place last time you were here, it is because it just  opened a few weeks ago.  We will be recommending this place from this point on.  This is one of those experiences that you can only get here in the swamps.

The petting zoo is full of unusual and unique varieties of chickens, goats, turtles, pigs, and birds.  But the biggest thrill of all is the gigantic pond teaming with alligators.

Captain Ron held off on feeding them until we got there.  As soon as these primitive beasts saw the chicken on the bamboo pole, the water came alive.  It was obvious that the large gator was the alpha male of the pond.  He tried his best to keep the others away from the feeding area and only a few of the brave and nearly as large gators even dared to come close.  We all stood in awe as these large beasts jumped straight up and out of the water to snatch the chicken right off of the pole.

Since the show, Swamp People, started airing on TV, we have had several people come out to Jefferson and want the “Swamp People” experience.    You do not have to run all the way down to Louisiana’s bayou country to have a Swamp People vacation.  Caddo Lake is a one tank getaway from most of Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.  

I will get everything set up for you.  We will send you deep into the dark and mystical swamps in a go devil in search of gators in the wild and get you up close, and personal to a gator feeding on chickens.  At the end of the day, we will send you to a restaurant where you can sit under Bald Cypress trees draped in Spanish Moss and eat some fried gator.  By the end of the weekend, you will be able to say “Choot ’em,Liz”, and smile at the memories.

Give me a call at 903-665-9511 to book your Swamp People vacation.

 

August 3rd, 2011 by carriagehouse

Water Lily

JEFFERSON, TEXAS

WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT

AUGUST 4-7, 2011

*     “INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC OF DIFFERING CULTURES OF CHRISTIANITY”

Performed by:  Dan & Charlotte Smelser on period and ethnic instruments

Sunday, August 7 @ 11:00 a.m.

Location:  1st Methodist Church, 305 W. Henderson

(903) 665-3268

 

*       AUNTIE SKINNER’S RIVERBOAT CLUB & RESTAURANT

Thursday,  August 4:  “Karaoke”  @ 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Friday,  August 5:  “Auntie Skinner’s has Talent” Preliminary Round III @ 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 6:  “8-Track”  (Classic Rock N’Roll)  9:00pm-1:00 a.m.

(903) 665-7121

 

*        KARAOKE

Saturday, August 6 @ 8:00 p.m.-12:00 midnight

Location:  The Sandwich Shop, 123 W. Austin

(903) 601-2211

 

*      BINGO!

Location:  Pine Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation, 1307 MLK

Each Monday in August @ 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Prizes & refreshments  -Free-

(903) 472-841

 

*      TURNING BASIN RIVERBOAT TOURS

200 Bayou St.

Tuesday-Friday @ 12:00 noon & 2:00 p.m.

Saturdays @ 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

(Weather permitting)

Closed:  Sunday & Monday

(903) 665-2222

www.jeffersonbayoutours.com

*      LONE STAR CARRIAGE COMPANY OF JEFFERSON

Historical tours of Jefferson by horse & carriage and Mule Drawn Wagon

Specializing in weddings

Friday-Sunday, August 5-7

(Weather permitting)

Groups and special events available by appointment

Departs from corner of Austin & Market (across from the Jefferson Historical Museum)

(903) 926-8216

www.jeffersontexascarriage.com

Call for reservations

 

*     JEFFERSON PEDAL POWER

122 E. Austin

Bicycles, Trikes, Tandems, Surreys & more

By reservation

(903) 926-5167

www.JeffersonPedalPower.com

*        HISTORIC JEFFERSON RAILWAY

* Friday, August 5 @ 8:00 p.m. –  Free Ghost Stories & 9:00 p.m. – Ghost Train

(Note:  due to heat conditions, the train may not run on Friday evening.  Final

determination will be made each Friday @ 5:00 p.m.  Please call to confirm.

Saturday, August 6 @ 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. (Day Excursions)

7:00 p.m. – Free Crafts & Carnival

8:00 p.m. –  Free Ghost Stories & 9:00 p.m. – Ghost Train

(903) 665-6400 or (866) 398-2038

www.JeffersonRailway.com

 

*       LAFAYETTE STREET VINTAGE VEHICLES CAR MUSEUM

112 W. Lafayette

Friday & Saturday, August 5-6 @ 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

(903) 240-6180

Call for additional tours

 

*      CULBERSON HOUSE HISTORIC HOME TOUR

403 N. Walnut

(903) 665-7888

www.culbersonhousebandb.com

*  By reservation.  Call for tour times

*    HOUSE OF THE SEASONS HISTORIC HOME TOUR

409 S. Alley

Daily @ 11:00 a.m.

(903) 665-8000

      Reservations required

www.houseoftheseasons.com

 

*    SINGLETON’S VIRGINIA CROSS HISTORIC HOME TOUR

401 Soda St.

Saturday, August 6 @ 1:00 p.m.

(903) 665-3938  (903) 665-8518 or (214) 725-6232

Call for reservations & additional tour dates and times

 

*   THE GROVE HAUNTED HISTORIC HOME TOUR

405 Moseley

Saturday, August 6 @ 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 7 @ 11:00 a.m.

(903) 665-8018

www.thegrove-jefferson.com

Call to confirm tour

*   EXCELSIOR HOUSE HOTEL & JAY GOULD RAILCAR TOUR

211 W. Austin

Tours:  Monday-Friday @ 2:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday @ 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.

(903) 665-2513

Call to confirm tour times

www.theexcelsiorhouse.com

 

*   JEFFERSON HISTORICAL MUSEUM

223 W. Austin

Open daily:  9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

(903) 665-2775

www.jeffersonmuseum.com

 

*    H & D EXOTIC DEER FARM AND OTHER EXOTIC ANIMALS

359 P.R. 5730 & Hwy 729

Open:  Sunday-Friday (Closed:  Saturday)

(903) 665-2238

Reservations required

www.hddeerfarmtours.homestead.com

*   THE GRACEFUL GHOST PADDLEWHEEL STEAMBOAT ON CADDO LAKE

Tuesday-Friday @ 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

Saturday @ 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

Sunday & Monday:  Closed

Pontoon Boat tours at any time with prior  reservation

Location:  Shady Glade Marina, 510 Cypress Drive, Uncertain, TX

(903) 789-2238

www.gracefulghost.com

Call for reservations & additional tours

 

*  BILLY CARTER’S GO-DEVIL TOURS ON CADDO LAKE

Location:  Johnson’s Ranch in Uncertain, TX

(903) 789-3213

Call for reservations

www.caddoguideservice.com

 

*   CADDO OUTBACK BACKWATER TOURS

Personalized Tours of Caddo Lake

Uncertain, TX

(903) 789-3384 or (903) 679-9138

Call for reservations

www.caddooutback.com

 

*   CADDO LAKE PADDLEWHEEL TOURS “THE SWAMP THING”

Uncertain, TX

(888) 325-5459 or (903) 789-2101

Open:  Tuesday-Saturday

Closed:  Sunday & Monday

Call for reservations

www.caddolakepaddlewheeltours.com

 

*   JEFFERSON CARNEGIE LIBRARY

301 W. Lafayette

Monday-Thursday @ 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Friday @ 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Saturday @ 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Closed:  Sunday

(903) 665-8911

www.jeffersoncarnegielibrary.com

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