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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

21st Annual Taste of Jefferson

October 4th, 2011 by carriagehouse

Taste of Jefferson

“21st ANNUAL TASTE OF JEFFERSON”

Dine as never before on Sunday, October 16, 2011 on Austin Street in historic Jefferson, Texas as the street becomes East Texas’ largest restaurant during the “21st Annual Taste of Jefferson”.

Local restaurateurs, café owners and non-profit organizations turn out samples of their finest foods for this mouthwatering event.

“Last year we served food to more than 800 visitors”, said Charles Chitwood, President of the Marion County Chamber of Commerce. “Once they bought their tickets, they could wander up and down the street, choose their favorite dishes, then head back for more – if they had any room left.”

The street-long feast serves up every imaginable sample from soup to a full meal. Visitors can start with a soup or salad (or both), pick innumerable entrée samples, and then top it off from a dizzying assortment of desserts.

Austin Street will be closed to through traffic so bring comfortable shoes for the three-block buffet.

Tickets are: Adults, $5 for children ages 5-11.

The Taste of Jefferson is sponsored by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce .

Lunch will be served Sunday, October 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 pm.

For more information contact:

Marion County Chamber of Commerce

101 N. Polk

Jefferson, Texas 75657

888-GO RELAX or (903) 665-2672

Website: www.jefferson-texas.com

2012 Boo Benefit Dates Announced

October 3rd, 2011 by carriagehouse

Boo Benefit

The dates for the 2012 Boo Benefit are October 12-14, 2012.  The Carriage House Bed & Breakfast will begin taking reservations  for the 2012 event this coming Monday, 10/9/11.

Check out this awesome video to better understand the mission of the Boo Benefit.

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.

Jefferson Texas City Wide Rummage Sale

September 14th, 2011 by carriagehouse

JEFFERSON’S CITY WIDE RUMMAGE SALE, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2011

 

“TIS THE SEASON TO SHOP TILL YOU DROP FOR BARGAINS”

Shop for bargains, Jefferson during Jefferson’s “City-Wide Rummage Sale” throughout the neighborhoods, businesses and the Marion County Courthouse Parking Lot (Dallas & Polk Streets) on Saturday, October 1.

Residences will begin EARLY in the morning. 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Everything will be offered, including the kitchen sink, to those lucky enough to be here. Take advantage of this popular shopping spree.

Free maps listing the various locations will be available at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce located at 101 N. Polk.

After 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 30, maps will be placed in a brochure rack outside the office door for convenient pickup.

For additional information call: (903) 665-2672 or write:

Marion County Chamber of Commerce

101 N. Polk

Jefferson, TX 75657

Website: www.jefferson-texas.com

Email: jeffersonchamber@sbcglobal.net

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

 

The Red Door at the Carriage House B&B

August 31st, 2011 by carriagehouse

Red Door

When Tom and I were in Natchez Mississippi earlier this summer, we learned the legend around the red front door.  Many fine southern homes have them and I always loved them as a statement.  In fact, I always secretly wanted one.

On a tour of one of Natchez’s grand antebellum homes, we learned that back when these historic homes were built, the red door signified that a major milestone had been hit.  The homeowners would paint their front doors red when they paid off their mortgages.  I guess it was a way to show off to everyone in the neighborhood.

So when we decided to repaint this old house, I absolutely had to have a red door.  Certainly we have not paid off our mortgage but, I love the history behind the red door.  I think it adds a little flair to the house that it did not have before.

Labor Day Steam Train

August 29th, 2011 by carriagehouse

Labor Day Celebration at Historic Jefferson Railway

September 3, 2011

Come out for a Labor Day Celebration at the Historic Jefferson Railway on September 3, 2011, and ride on an authentic Steam Train along the Cypress Bayou River in Jefferson, Texas. Celebrate Labor Day with a picnic of hot dogs and chips and a free prize from the Treasure Chest.  Come see the Support Our Troops display that honors the United States Military. Active Military personnel ride free.

Bigfoot (also known in these parts as the Boggy Creek monster) has been sighted running along the railroad tracks as the sun begins to set.  Is the tale of the Bigfoot sightings fact or fiction?

The Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy website says  “Jerry Hestand, Mark Porter and Charles DeVore investigated a number of cases in Marion County from reliable trustworthy people in or near these remote bottomlands.  It is their assessment that it seems highly likely that events have been reported accurately”.

The train rolls right by the home of the Boggy Creek monster as depicted in the upcoming horror movie, “Boggy Creek”, filmed in Jefferson and Uncertain.  The movie is loosely based on the old Big Foot or Sasquatch legends, says Brian T. Jaynes, director and producer.

So, are the sightings real or a spoof to enhance your rider experience?  You’ll have to ride the train to find out!

The Historic Jefferson Railway recreates the Golden Era of Steam railroading with narrated day trains on Saturday at 2:30 and 4:30.  Steam hissing, whistle blowing and pistons chuggin, Old Engine #7 will take you on a scenic trip along the Big Cypress Bayou.  As you roll through the history laden Piney Woods, you’ll view a Confederate Powder Magazine and traverse the site of one of the oldest, historical towns in Texas.

Start Saturday evening at 8:00 with free Ghost Stories at the historic “haunted” train depot.  The story-teller will keep you at the edge of your seat as you hear stories about famous and not-so-famous Ghosts of Jefferson and Northeast Texas.

Then climb aboard the legendary Ghost Train at 9:00.  The Ghost Train carries you deep into the dark woods along the Bayou.  The narrator shares legends of Jefferson and East Texas ghosts and a story or two that will make you reach for your loved ones! Historic Jefferson Railway was nominated as one of the Best Excursion Railroad Theme Trains for its Ghost Train by the readers of Cowcatcher magazine for the First Annual 2009 Gold Rail Awards.

The Railway is a part of the thriving community of Jefferson sponsoring major events throughout the year that bring over 20,000 visitors to Jefferson.  Riders look forward all year to Terror on the Bayou Fright Train, Rail of Lights Christmas & New Year’s Train as well as Diamond Don’s Riverport National Vintage Motocross and Trammel’s Trace Rendezvous.

The train was built in 1964 for Six Guns Territory in Florida and moved to Jefferson in 1986. It is a Crown Metals reproduction of the 1870’s American class  4-4-0 steam locomotive christened the Robert E. Lee.  The open car coach seats still carry the custom medallions cast into them designed especially for the Six Guns amusement park.

Historic Jefferson Railway is located at 400 E. Austin in Downtown Jefferson, Texas.  For information on pricing, schedule and events, please visit www.JeffersonRailway.com or call 866-398-2038.

 September 3, 2011

Open air coach $12, plus tax

Children under 6 FREE

10% discount to Seniors

Active Military ride free

 Come join us for Ghost Stories at the depot. 

And IT’S FREE!

 Saturday

Depot opens at noon

Narrated Day Train departs at 2:30 and 4:30

FREE Ghost Stories at 8:00
Ghost Train departs at 9:00

New Kitchen Cabinets are Being Installed at the Carriage House B & B

August 26th, 2011 by carriagehouse

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We hit another big milestone this week.  The new kitchen cabinets are being installed.  Finally this is beginning to look like a real kitchen and not just a big empty room.

We decided to go with a light maple color since the old cabinets were very dark.  The old kitchen had a feeling of being in a cave and I was constantly complaining about having to cook int he dark.  Our plan is to make the new kitchen very light and bright.  We want to it be a cheerful and pleasant place to work.

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