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Jefferson, Texas Weekend Entertainment October 13-16

October 14th, 2011 by carriagehouse

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JEFFERSON, TEXAS

WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT

OCTOBER 13-16, 2011

 ”21ST ANNUAL TASTE OF JEFFERSON”

Sunday, October 16 @ 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Location: Austin Street

Information: (903) 665-2672

www.jefferson-texas.com

*       RODEO SPONSORED BY JEFFERSON LIVESTOCK ASSOC.

Saturday, October 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 13 : “Terry Dorgan” (Country Ballads) @ 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Friday, October 14: Karaoke @ 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Saturday, October 15: “Shinebox” (Classic Rock) @ 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

(903) 665-7121

*        RODEO SPONSORED BY JEFFERSON LIVESTOCK ASSOC.

Saturday, October 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

*     KARAOKE

Saturday, October 15 @ 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

Friday-Sunday, October 14-16

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 14-16; 21-23; 28-29

Terror on the Bayou Halloween Festival

TAKES PLACE AT CYPRESS BAYOU RV PARK

1602 State Hwy 49 E, Jefferson, TX

Runaway Fright Train, Creepy Screamin’ Corn Maze,CarnEvil of the Damned Haunted House

Friday, October 14. Park is open from 6:00 – 10:00. Train departs at 8:30

Saturday, October 15. Park is open from 6:00 – midnight. Train departs at 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30

Sunday, October. Park is open from 6:00 – 9:00. Train departs at 7:30 and 8:30

Tickets & information: (903) 665-6400 or (866) 398-2038

www.JeffersonRailway.com

*       HISTORIC JEFFERSON GHOSTWALK

Friday & Saturday, October 14-15 @ 8:00 p.m.

Location: Corner of Austin & Vale St.

Information & additional tours: (903) 665-6289

www.jeffersonghostwalk.com

*     LAFAYETTE STREET VINTAGE VEHICLES CAR MUSEUM

112 W. Lafayette

Friday & Saturday, October 14-15 @ 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 15 @ 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 15 @ 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 16 @ 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: Saturday @ 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

Closed: Sunday-Friday

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

Hot Cars and Hot Days – 1st Annual Big Cypress Corvette Show.

June 7th, 2011 by carriagehouse

If you weren’t in Jefferson Texas this weekend, then you missed seeing our brick streets lined with hundreds of Corvettes.  This past weekend was the inaugural weekend of the Big Cypress Corvette Show and it was a big success. We had some guests stay here at the Carriage House B&B from the Lone Star Corvette Club in Dallas (the largest club in the nation) and they were very pleased with how the event turned out. In fact, they said that they were planning on coming back next year if not sooner.

I want to give a great big shout out to our Police Chief, Hollis Shadden, who brought this event to town and to the Marion County Chamber of Commerce for helping organize it. Thank you for bringing such a great event to Jefferson!

Corvette Show Winner Corvette Hood Corvettes Lined Up Austin Street Corvette Show Trophies Corvette Engine Corvette Corvette

BIG CYPRESS CORVETTE CLASSIC CAR SHOW – JUNE 3-4, 2011

June 2nd, 2011 by carriagehouse

Corvettes

Corvette enthusiasts, start your engines and enjoy the ride.

Jefferson’s first Big Cypress Corvette Classic Car Show will meet along the historic brick streets, Saturday, June 4, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The show will feature some of the finest Corvettes in the nation.  Attendees will be arriving from Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma.

These beauties will be parked along Austin, Vale and Lafayette Streets for everyone to look and admire.

The show begins with a “Friday Night Cruise” with dinner and social to follow.

Numerous door prizes will be given to lucky winners.

Trophies will be awarded on Saturday to the best in show.

The event is FREE to the public.

For additional information contact the: Marion County Chamber of Commerce
101 N. Polk
Jefferson, TX 75657
(903) 665-2672
www.jefferson-texas.com

The Accidentally on Purpose Garden Bench

April 21st, 2011 by carriagehouse

garden bench

“But it was for a good cause!”

I had mentioned a few times to Tom while at Lowes and Home Depot that I wanted a garden bench.  I even pointed to a few that tickled my fancy.  They were usually wooden with grape leaves or a Texas star design in the back of them.  In the grand garden plan in my head, I even had a place for it.   Tucked back behind the hydrangeas and the azaleas.  It would be a place of quiet and a place of privacy.

I imagined young couples in love sitting in my gardens.  Holding hands and quietly whispering sweet nothings to each other.  All while my coneflowers and daisies gently swayed in the breeze in the background, providing the backdrop to the young lover’s blooming romance.

Usually Tom would look at the price tag, grunt and we would move on to the tasks that we came for…a drill bit, light bulbs, plumbing parts, whatever this old house needed that particular day.  The garden bench would be left behind to wait for us to come and get another day.  My young lovers would need to find somewhere else to sit and gaze into each other’s eyes.

If you are a regular follower of this blog, then you know that last weekend was the Outlaw Nationals Rod Run & Antique Car Show.  Jefferson was filled with beautiful vintage cars!  Imagine 300 antique cars parked on brick streets in front of beautifully restored historic buildings.  This is one of my favorite weekends of the year!

Saturday night, the organizers held an auction down at Auntie Skinners to benefit the Percy Johnson Burn Foundation, the Boys Club, the Marion County Humane Society and the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Dept.  Tom and I met up with a couple of friends who had donated some of their fabulous retro lawn chairs and a retro picnic cooler to watch the auction.

Tom was doing his usual spinning around and shooting pictures of all of the fun at the auction.  He and his camera were pretty happy and content and, I felt pretty safe that he was too busy to bid on anything.  Then suddenly, something caught his eye and he started a bidding war…against one of our regular guests.  Bad move.

Next up was a bench.  Tom looked at me and pointed to the bench.  I shook my head no.  Apparently it was dark in there because he started to bid on it.  I tried to get  his attention to get him to stop but he just kept on.  Sold…to the guy with the camera.  Great…just great!  At least the money went to a good cause and I got a tax deductible receipt.

So now I am the proud owner of a garden bench.  It doesn’t exactly look like how I imagined it would.  It is a little plainer and needs painted, but it is mine.  I have it in the garden tucked back behind the hydrangeas and the azaleas.  Now, all I need are my sweet young lovers.

They are Big! They are Beautiful! And They are Here This Weekend!

April 15th, 2011 by carriagehouse

Antique cars sitting in front of the Historic Jefferson Hotel

Off in the distance you could hear the rumble and the roar. On trailers and in toy boxes, they arrived.  Polished and shined, they sparkled in the moonlight and glistened in the sunlight. You couldn’t help but stop and stare at the beauty on the street. 

If the antique cars are here, then it must be the Outlaw National’s Rod Run & Antique Car Show.   Each April, Jefferson is overtaken by some of the most beautifully restored antique cars you have ever seen.  All of the cars in this year’s car show are ’72s and older.  These cars are vintage and they are amazing.

The Carriage House Bed & Breakfast parking lot has been taken over by these trailers and toy boxes.  As I write this, the proud owners are all out there polishing the chrome and buffing to a gleam.  It is hard for me to believe that these cars could shine more then they already do.  Soon, they will take these babies down to the car show and park them for the world to ooh and ahh over.

If you are in the area this weekend, you have to stop and see these beauties and talk to their proud owners.  I promise you.  They would love to tell you all about them.

Later this weekend (or Monday), I will post some of the pictures from this weekend to the Carriage House B&B’s Facebook page.  Stop by and take a look.

Outlaw National’s Rod Run & Antique Car Show Jefferson TX

April 5th, 2011 by carriagehouse

Car

Get your motors running!!

In a week and a half some of the most beautiful and most interesting vintage cars will roll into Jefferson Texas for the annual vintage car show.  The Outlaw National’s Rod Run & Antique Car Show runs from April 15th through to April 17th and the brick lined streets of the Historic Riverfront District will be lined with cars of all ages and vintage.

Vehicles must be 1972 or earlier and all proceeds from the the Outlaw National’s Rod Run & Antique Car Show will benefit the Percy Johnson Burn Foundation Children’s Burn Camp “Camp…I’m Still me”.  The pre-registeration forms were mailed January 2011.  If you would like to register once you arrive in Jefferson time are Friday, April 15 from 3 – 8 PM and Saturday, April 16 from 8 AM – 1 PM.

So come on down to Jefferson and celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile as some 300 classic autos, muscle cars and street rods are displayed in downtown Jefferson.  This full weekend event includes entertainment, auction and more.

For more information call Auntie Skinners at 903-665-7121

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