Summer

The East Texas Summer Experience in Jeffersonville

The days are long and the living is easy during an East Texas summer. Relish life from a large wrap-around porch while enjoying the melting goodness of an ice cream cone. Gaze at flags fluttering in a light summer breeze as Jefferson shows off it’s patriotic pride. Wander through brick lined streets while admiring the many manicured gardens of the historic district.

East Texas Summer Activities

Any summer activity that you have your heart set on can be enjoyed right here in Jefferson. Cool off while swimming at Lake o’ the Pines. Boat down the Big Cypress Bayou and into Caddo Lake.  Hike any of our wonderful State Parks or kayak down any waterway that you find. When you need a break from the sun, enjoy the tasting room at any of the wonderful local wineries or shop the fine boutiques and antique stores.

East Texas Summer Events

Just like any other time of year, Jefferson has plenty of festivals and events to keep you busy. Here is a complete list of summer special events.

05/27/13 - South African Cookout & Barn Stomp – Memorial Day - Enjoy fine South African cuisine while picnicking on a beautiful winery nestled in the rolling hills of East Texas.  Call (903) 240-1587 for reservations.

05/31/13 – 06/01/13 - Kim Lake Memorial Cookin’ for Kids State Championship BBQ - Enjoy mouthwatering BBQ at this state championship cook-off benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Pines – Jefferson Unit.  For more information, please call 903-935-2030.

05/31/13 – 06/01/13 - 3rd Annual Big Cypress Corvette Classic - Come and enjoy classic and vintage corvettes  lined up along the brick streets of the Historic Riverfront District in downtown Jefferson.  For more information, please call 903-665-2672

06/14/13 – Father’s Day Express - Fathers receive a 10% discount when accompanied by their children at the Historic Jefferson Railway.  For more information please call 903-665-6400.

06/14/13 – Enoch’s Father’s Day Brunch – Sip on some of East Texas’s finest wines while enjoying brunch with dad.  For tickets please call 903-238-7365

06/21/13 – 06/22/13 – T-Bone Walker Blues Festival - Great Blues artists from all over the United States descend on Linden to perform some of the best blues music you ever heard on two different stages at Music City Texas.  For more information, please call 903-756-7774

07/04/13 – Jefferson Salutes America – Enjoy an old fashioned July 4th celebration just like in Mayberry. Complete with pie and cake auction, children’s bike parade, duck races, and fireworks from the banks of the Big Cypress Bayou.

07/05/13 – 07/16/13 – Historic Jefferson Railway 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks - The Historic Jefferson Railway will offer a special July 4th weekend with a celebration of flags along the Big Cypress Bayou as the history of Independence Day unfolds in the narrated day tours. Come see the Support Our Troops display that honors the United States Military. For our evening trains, we will have a fireworks show. For more information, please call 903-665-6400.

07/06/13-  Enoch’s White Grape Stomp - There is no better way to spend a summer afternoon then at a Grape Stomp.  Enoch’s Stomp Winery will hold their annual white grape stomp complete with stomping contests, wine tasting, facility tours, and good food.  For more information, please call 903-238-7365.

07/21/13 - 24th Annual Jefferson Heritage Triathlon - An activity for all of the athletes. 1/2 mile swim, 25K bike ride and 5 K run at Lake O’ Pines. For registration or more information, please call 903-742-1405.

07/26/13 – 07/27/13 - National Day of the CowboyTrain Rides, Re-enactment Shoot Outs, John Wayne Film Festival, and Cowboy Music and Poetry. For more information, please call 903-665-3733.

08/30/13 – 08/31/13 – Labor Day Celebration at Historic Jefferson Railway - Celebrate Labor Day at The Historic Jefferson Railway. Come see the Support Our Troops display that honors the United States Military. Active Military personnel ride free. For more information, please call 903-665-6400.

09/02/13 – Enoch’s Red Grape Stomp - There is no better way to spend a summer afternoon then at a Grape Stomp.  Enoch’s Stomp Winery will hold their annual red grape stomp complete with stomping contests, wine tasting, facility tours, and good food.  For more information, please call 903-238-7365.

 

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The Pleasant Hill Quilting Group performs each year at the T-Bone Walker Blues Festival.

Big Cypress Corvette Show

The Big Cypress Corvette Classic is held the first weekend of June each year.

Day of the Cowboy

The National Day of the Cowboy will be held on July 26 - July 27th.  Come on down to Jefferson to enjoy a John Wayne movie marathon, train rides, and reenactments.

Caddo Lake

The best place to spend a hot, sultry day is on a boat on Caddo Lake!

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