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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

Deadline for Jefferson Fall Photography Weekend Fast Approaching

October 10th, 2011 by carriagehouse


Please Join Us! Fall Photography Weekend
Date: November 11-13 2011
For Info: 903-665-9511
Upcoming Events
Jefferson Photography Weekend
Photo Weekend Videos
Carriage House Bed and Breakfast Painting w/ Light Demo
2010 Fall Photography Weekend at the Carriage House Bed and Breakfast in Jefferson, Texas
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You are cordially invited to the 2011 Fall Photography Weekend at the Carriage House Bed and Breakfast in charming Jefferson, Texas. Come spend a glorious autumn weekendwhere the focus is on photography, fun and fellowship.

Autumn is a fantastic time to visit historic Jefferson and the Caddo Lake area. Jefferson is renowned for its beautiful antebellum architecture and its New Orleans Southern charm. This historic steamboat riverport town is a target rich photo environment with opportunities for a one of a kind “money shot” around every corner.

For info or reservations, please call us at 903-665-9511

Caddo Lake is the most photographed lake in Texas. With its dripping spanish moss and swamp like environment, you will capture many unique and interesting images. Caddo Lake is a birders paradise and is home to alligators, turtles, beavers, nutria, and many other water loving critters.
Since a trip to a Southern town is not complete without a visit to an antebellum home you will have the opportunity to tour and photograph some of the most beautiful houses and gardens in Jefferson. In fact, several of the homeowners will greet you in traditional Victorian period dress.  How’s that for a photo opp?
Fall Photography Weekend

November 11, 2011 – Friday

3pm to 6pm – Event Registration

3pm to 7pm – Dinner on your own

7pm to 9pm – Wine tasting Social Hour
9pm – ? – Painting with Light Demonstration

November 12, 2011 – Saturday

6.30am to 8.30am – Sunrise Photo Walk
9.00am to 10am – Breakfast at your B&B
10.00am to 11am -Presentation by Arlington Camera

11:00am to 1pm – On Your Own
1pm to 3pm – Historic Home Photo Walk

3.00pm to 3.30pm – Drive to Caddo Lake
3.30pm to 5pm – Sunset photo boat tour on Caddo Lake
7.00pm to 8.30 pm – Group Dinner

November 13, 2011 – Sunday

9am to 10am – Breakfast at your B&B
11am – Check out

November 14, 2011 – Monday             

Photo Contest begins

To reserve your spot, please call us at 903-665-9511

For the first time ever, this weekend is available as a land package for $99 a person!  The price for the weekend includes all planned tour costs, photography demonstrations, wine tasting and Hors D’oeuvres, group dinner, and photo contest. Gratuities are not includedYou will need to make lodging arrangements on your own. For recommendations on local B& B’s or hotels, please call us at 903-665-9511. Rooms are available here at the Carriage House Bed and Breakfast as well.For more information or for reservations, please go to our website or call us at 903-665-9511Tom and Stephanie Lester, InnkeepersThe Carriage House Bed & Breakfast

Pictures from the Boo Benefit Rally

October 10th, 2011 by carriagehouse

Here are some cool and fun shots that the Carriage House B&B‘s own photographer, Tom, took this weekend at the Boo Benefit Rally.

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

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.

Trammel’s Trace Rendezvous Bringing History to Life

September 15th, 2011 by carriagehouse

Trammel’s Trace Rendezvous Brings History to Life

Are you a pre-1840’s re-enactor, period crafter or entertainer? Or a spectator or school group that wants to have some fun? Then come to