Events

EVENTS

Local Attractions  

 

 

Canton First Monday

What started more than a century ago as a flea market has become home to some of the most exciting, cutting-edge home furnishings, antiques and collectibles that can be found anywhere. Over the past 150 years, lots of things have changed in the Original First Monday Park; but the genuine, down-home human relationships between vendors and shoppers are the reason people keep coming back. This is a place where you can slow down, visit and ask questions, talk to collectors and antique dealers and meet the artists and craftsmen who create one-of-a-kind items.

Bluebird Festival

The W. P. Bluebird Festival Association, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non profit is good standing that works all year to host the annual  Bluebird Festival in the spring of each year that began in 1994. On February 7, 1995, Wills Point was named Bluebird Capitol of Texas by  Governor George W.  Bush. In the past there have been a number of civic groups in Wills Point that have helped with the festival. Currently we are working with the City of Wills Point to make our festivals the best they can be. We have a Board of Directors that work tirelessly to pull together an an event that hosts several thousand visitors a year. 

Ramsey's Roadhouse & Pub

Introducing RedNeck Crawfish @ your East Texas Redneck Cheers . We will be cooking Crawfish & Shrimp Saturday & Sunday ready @ 2pm til it is gone. Our kitchen will still be open offering our handmade Boudin Balls & Skunk Eggs ,OUR great Hot Wings & handmade burgers & much much more. Enjoy our Redneck backyard & big stage for live music. People mingle around the fireplace to meet new friends & enjoy the old friends.

Highway 80 Sale

Organized to promote and increase tourism trade and traffic along historic US 80, the first coast-to-coast, all-weather highway in America, the 2,400 mile route begins in Savannah, Ga., makes its way through East Texas and concludes in San Diego, California. The three-state event will cover a 392 mile route – one of the nation’s longest –from Mesquite, TX through Louisiana to Jackson, Mississippi. 

Yesterland Farm

In 1994 Chuck and Kama Bozeman purchased a 32 acre tract of land on Interstate 20 in Canton, Texas, and prepared it for the first planting of Virginia Pine and Lob-lolly Pine in January of 1995.  More trees were planted every year and in 2000 , the Canton Christmas Tree Farm was open for business.  It was a primitive beginning with a large tent, a generator for power and offered our customers complimentary hay rides and barrel train rides.  Every year more attractions were added along with school field trips.  In 2005, the pumpkin patch fall season was added along with the beginning of nostalgic mechanical amusement rides.​ An additional 10 acres was purchased in 2011 to enable further growth and expansion.  And, after eleven seasons, the Canton Christmas Tree Farm had outgrown its name.  Chuck commented, “We were so much more than just a choose and cut Christmas tree farm.”  So … welcome to YesterLand Farm!

Lake Tawakoni

Lake Tawakoni is located on the Sabine River in HuntRains and Van Zandt counties. A permit for project construction was issued to Forrest and Cotton by the State Board of Water Engineers on December 20, 1955. Land acquisition was initiated in 1956 and completed in October 1960. Construction on the earthfilled Iron Bridge Dam and concrete spillway began in January 1958 and was completed in October 1960. The water supply project is owned an operated by the Sabine River Authority and was funded through a water supply agreement with the City of Dallas to provide water for municipal and industrial purposes. The lake has a capacity of 936,200 acre-feet and a surface area of 36,700 acres. Crest elevation is 437.5 feet above mean sea level. The maximum depth is 70 feet. The 200-mile-long shoreline makes its way through Hunt, Rains, and Van Zandt counties.

The Silver Saloon

The Silver Saloon is the High Class Honky Tonk of East Texas!!! Great Music, Huge Dance Floor, 4 Full Bars,Great Atmosphere! 
Our World Class Barbecue Restaurant serves food until 12:00pm.
Come Ready To Have a GREAT NIGHT!!

Ham Orchards

Ham Orchards was established in 1979 by Dale and Judy Ham. The orchard lies just east of Terrell. Dale planted his first orchard of 50 trees in 1979 on the original 23 acres. The first peaches were sold at the roadside of Texas Highway 80 that borders the Ham Orchard’s property. In 2000 Ham Orchards’ Homemade Peach and Strawberry Ice Cream was introduced. A bakery was added in 2008 and a pavilion was built in 2009 where customers can enjoy Ham’s BBQ or pass the time in a rocking chair. There are also two blackberry patches. One is located behind the Farm Market Store and open to the public for pick your own during blackberry harvesting time.

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